Archive for September 2007

Top 10 Mindfuck Movies

September 19, 2007

Top 10 Mindfuck movies

1. Memento

2. Old Boy

3. Being John Malkovich

4. Session 9

5. The Machinist

6. The Usual Suspects

7. Fight Club

8. Primer

9. The Prestige

10.

 Sean and I compiled this list of movies garaunteed to twist your mind. However, we could not decide on a 10th movie worthy of the Freakin’ Awesome Top 10 Mindfuck Movies label, so readers let us know your suggestions.

 

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Fantasy Basketbal Blog mock draft

September 18, 2007

Hey I know it’s been a long long time, but me and steve have both been moving, but we have a bunch of Freakin Awesome articles coming up! On monday I participated in a draft hosted by the Fantasy Basketball Blog, which is a great fantasy resource. It was a 12 man, no TOs, rotisserie draft. I had the 6th pick overall, and here is how my team looked like in the end:

Hibachi is awesome, both in fantasy and in reality.

6th Pick: Gilbert Arenas

19th Pick: Rashard Lewis

30th pick: Gerald Wallace

43th pick: Emeka Okafor

54th pick: Tony Parker

67th pick: Rip Hamilton

78th pick: Danny Granger

91th pick: Chris Kaman

Here’s the article I wrote for their site:

Alright I’m going to start off by saying that I’ve only played H2H, but I usually end up drafting a more roto-like team anyways. I was really happy with drafting Gilbert Arenas 6th, I think he has potential to produce in the top 3 or 4, plus he’s a PG. Rashard Lewis was a Best Player Available pick. I didn’t want to reach for Camby and Kidd was the only other player I considered. Lewis was 14th overall on Basketball Monster’s ranking without TOs and I think he’ll improve in Orlando. I knew I was lacking in the big men stats, so that’s why I picked Gerald Wallace with my 3rd rounder. Gerald gives me good hustle stats, rebounds and fg%. I don’t think J-rich will cut into too much of his production. I was blindly hoping for Al-Jeff to drop to me on the fourth, but it didn’t happen. I’m happy with Emeka Okafor though. He gives me a center that produces good big man stats, and I knew none of the other solid centers (Okur and Chandler) would probably fall to me. Two bobcats shouldn’t be a problem. 5th round is where I start to take picks I didn’t really like. I’m not a big fan of Tony Parker, but I needed assists and I picked one that would also help me in fg%. I think Pop will give Parker even more of a scoring load now with Duncan and Ginobili getting older. Rip Hamilton in the sixth is just a solid guard. Good percentages, helps me stay competitive with scoring. I was really happy to get Danny Granger with my 7th pick. I thought for sure he would be taken, as this is around where I took him last year and he made significant improvements. Granger is an all-around contributor that is my only true “upside” guy. He is still young and will improve. He helps me with 3s which none of my players except my top 2 really contribute to. My last pick is Chris Kaman. With Brand out he should rebound to at least his double-double 05-06 averages, as I also heard he has been really trying to improve his game this summer. He’s also a second center, which I needed to fill up my lineup. Overall, I’m pretty satisfied with my team. I don’t have really any “sexy” picks, which I tend to stay away from. My team has most of the bases covered, with at least three players helping out in each category. G-wall and Oak are a bit of an injury risk and Kaman might not revert, but I don’t think those are major concerns. If we continued to draft I would’ve looked to pick up some younger players that have showed promise.

 

There are a couple of players that I was looking at that haven’t been picked. Matt Barnes is a promising player who showed potential in the playoffs and will have more playing time with Jason Richardson gone. Wally should also come back from an injury year and put up solid numbers, as there aren’t many people to carry the scoring load in Seattle except for Durant. Also I was considering taking Bynum with one of my last picks. Although its been mentioned a bunch of times, he is still a very young center with a ton of upside. The Lakers seem to agree with me since they decided not to trade him away even though Kobe demanded for help this summer. I think an 11th or 12th rounder is a great time to pick up someone like Bynum, when there is a chance he makes an Al-Jefferson-like jump this year.