Maddux Overload – 1998 Edition

1998.

The Green Bay Packers fail to repeat as champions, losing to the Denver Broncos.

The Bulls once again beat the Utah Jazz in the NBA Finals to earn their 6th title in 8 years. The Jazz were the only team the Bulls faced twice in the finals during that run. Also, the Houston Comets […]

Maddux Overload – 1997 Edition

1997.

The Green Bay Packers claim the Super Bowl title over the New England Patriots, and I’m sure the commercials were better than they would be a decade later.

The Bulls repeat for the second time in their history, by beating the Utah Jazz in the NBA Finals. Also, the Houston Comets win the first […]

I’m Not Getting No-Hit

Congratulations to Jake Arrieta on his second career no-hitter! It’s extremely fun to watch that guy pitch these days. I don’t know how long this run will last, but it doesn’t look like it will slow down anytime soon. He is continuing his domination and it’s great to have a virtually guaranteed win every fifth […]

A Short History of the World Series on My Birthday

There are a few good things about having a birthday in late October.

As a kid, you get presents and then a bag full of candy a few days later, which is basically like presents from strangers. The weather is cooler (although sometimes too cool or wet). And the baseball postseason is in full swing.

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Undeserved

I know I’ve been questioning whether or not to continue the blog, but I can unquestioningly say that I’ve been extremely lucky with the bloggers and readers I’ve “met.” It’s a great community, and I highly recommend it to people that have the time. I’m very sorry that I haven’t for a while.

Nick M […]

Maddux Overload – 1996 Edition

1996.

The Dallas Cowboys won their third championship in 4 years (and haven’t won since).

Chicago, and Michael Jordan, returns to the NBA Finals to win their 4th title. This capped the record-breaking 72-10 season.

Devastation struck Atlanta when a bomb went off during the Summer Olympic games.

Stefi Graf, again, is one major away […]

Birthday Boxes

I guess birthday’s aren’t all that bad. As if my earlier post wasn’t proof enough, this year I got cold, hard cash. Cash that I used to by a few boxes of cards and a small smattering of singles.

Sure, I considered using the sudden windfall for a single spree, but I figured this would […]

Trade Madness

How about that Walking Dead season finale? The first half of the season was terrible, and still not wild about all the inconsistencies and random changing of the rules on the fly, but at least we got a nice action packed ending.

Oh, right. Cards. This is going to be a big one. Get ready.

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Buckle Up. It’s A Long Road

If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted in a week, maybe what you’re about to see will explain it. You’re going to be treated to a very short introduction this time, because I’m writing 3,000 words or so overall on this doozy of a trade. Things like this take time you know.

The cards below […]

Gentleman’s Quarterly

What’s that? GQ stands for something else? Gypsy Queen, you say? Hmmm, I guess that means this is another GQ trade post… and another half-assed introductory paragraph.

Brian over at the prolific Play at the Plate (over 1000 posts? Really? We’re almost at 350…in a year and a half of writing), contacted me about a […]