Tuesday, March 17, 2015

San Francisco weathercaster talks about her "weather stick" and can't stop laughing

Weathercaster Roberta Gonzales cannot stop laughing as she mentions her "weather stick" during her segment on the local news for KPIX in San Francisco.

Monday, December 22, 2014

How to lose playing NBA DFS on FanDuel

This is my first season playing NBA DFS on FanDuel and it has been more of a failure than a success so far. I know I am a newbie and I still have a lot to learn but it can get very frustrating and disappointing at times.

It seems like every night I check the FanDuel app on my iPhone and I realize I have won zero dollars in the NBA tournaments.

I enjoy playing the big tournaments on FanDuel with large entries which can range from 57,000 to 68,000 entries per tournament and the entry fee is only $1 or $2 per lineup.

Some days I want to make 20 lineups and spend $20 on FanDuel while some days I just put about 50 to 10 lineups in a tournament.

It used to take me about 15 minutes just to fill out one lineup but now I am getting better at it and I can have my roster of  nine NBA players under the $60,000 salary cap in about five minutes.

There is lots of frustration and sometimes anger when you wind up in 65,000th place or 45,311th place  out of 68,965 entries and you took a few hours out of your day to fill out your lineups.

I know I am doing something wrong and I might watch a lot of NBA games and know all the players but that of course does not equate to me being a NBA DFS winner.

I have tried to become creative and make out lineups  using various and strange methods. Nothing has seemed to work.

Some of my lineups on a given night include only road team players or home team players, only players who will go against a team who played the night before, or stacking players from one team  or one game.

None of these methods have worked well. I have tried to pick up three expensive players and then fill out the rest of the lineup with guys with low salaries or pick up players who have been on a hot scoring streak.

Is it just bad luck or am I doing this NBA DFS thing all wrong?

Should I pull out my hair when I find out the winning lineup last week had Shelvin Mack of all people in his lineup? What about last night when Jarrett Jack was the key to the top three finishers in a tournament?

I like to include studs like Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, James Harden, and Anthony Davis in my lineups and get exposure to these stars, but I can't find the winning combination at all when I include these guys with lower-salaried and  weak players on a daily basis such as Mack, Jack, Tyler Zeller, Cole Aldrich, Kyle Anderson, and Tim Hardaway Jr.

When I have an expensive player like Harden or Davis, they usually have an average night only but when I fade them and don't have them in any lineups, they go off for over 60 fantasy points.

I still love the NBA and enjoy making out a lineup but I probably won't have 20 lineups a night anymore. I will stick to 5-10 entries and hopefully my luck will change.

When I do find success in NBA DFS, it's winning from $2.50 to $12 bucks a night. I want to win first place and win the $4,000 prize but I don't think that will happen anytime soon.

My most memorable night playing DFS was last week when I won $100 with a lineup including four Warriors and Zaza Pachulia. Winning $100 is great but I could have won $900 instead of I had just selected Cole Aldrich at center over Pachulia. 

Playing NBA DFS can be tough but I still have the enthusiasm each morning when I wake up and get on FanDuel's site to fill out my lineups.

You can read a lot of great NBA insight and advice from sites such as RotoGrinders and Rotoworld who provide great tips on who to play every night,  but here are some players you might want to fade tonight since I am going to have lots of exposure to them in my lineups.

There are seven games tonight. My favorite players tonight are DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, Tim Duncan, Monta Ellis, James Harden.

Harden gets his points every night and he will give you assists and rebounds as well and maybe a steal or two. He is the focus point of the Rockets' offense and every possession revolves around him. With Dwight Howard back in action, teams can't concentrate on Harden as much.

Who is going to stop Cousins tonight in Oakland when the Kings face the Warriors? Andrew Bogut is out and there is no one on the Warriors' roster that can stop Cousins.

Duncan gets to face the Clippers at home and Blake Griffin is not a defensive stalwart by any means. I expect Duncan to get at least 20 points tonight and I am hoping for at least 12 rebounds or more.

Chris Paul has a price of $10,300 today and once again, he is way too expensive. I will fade him as usual. Damian Lillard is on fire but he is due to have an average game and he is going up against Patrick Beverly tonight so I will hesitate in starting Lillard in most of my lineups.

Rajon Rondo is a point guard I prefer tonight as he has a lower salary and the Mavs will be going up and down the court against the high-scoring Hawks.

I can't be picking up all the stars so I will add Nate Robinson to some lineups and pray he will have a career night.

Harrison Barnes always plays better and gets more rebounds at home and I love his $5400 price. Rudy Gay is not a staunch defender by any means.

Nikola Mirotic is at $5900 and he has been playing really well but Tai Gibson could be back for the Bulls tonight against Toronto.

Good luck tonight and I hope you will be more successful than I have been on my journey to being a NBA DFS winner.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Best Fantasy Football, Fantasy sports, and Daily Fantasy Sports websites and links

These websites are the best sites and links for all you DFS players out there who enjoy fantasy football, fantasy baseball, and fantasy basketball. These sites will help you win your leagues in FanDuel or DraftKings.

I will be updating this page for the next few days so bookmark it.


Davis Mattak
Michael Rathburn
Evan Silva
Drew Dinkmeyer

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Videos and highlights of Stephen Curry scoring 43 points at the San Francisco Pro Am

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry made his San Francisco Pro Am debut last night and scored 43 points against a bunch of college and amateur players at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco. Curry was playing for a team called SF City.

All the games in the SF Pro Am are free to fans and the fans who came out on a Wednesday night got treated to an exciting performance by the best shooter in the NBA.

Curry dazzled the crowd with fancy dribbling, a dunk, and a lot of three-pointers. Here are some videos of Curry's performance.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

50 Cent throws out first pitch at Mets game and throws a very wild pitch

Rapper and actor 50 Cent threw out the first pitch in the Pirates/Mets game in New York earlier on Tuesday night and his pitch was very wild. Check out the video below to see 50 Cent's funny first pitch.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

How to win in DFS and daily fantasy baseball on FanDuel

There are lots of sports fans who like to play daily fantasy baseball on FanDuel.

I have been successful playing daily on FanDuel and here are some of my tips.

For your lineup. select players that are playing in a ballpark that is good to hitters such as in Cincinnati, Boston, Arizona, or Philadelphia.

Don't pick players who are going up against pitching aces unless you want an 0-4 night with 2 strikeouts.

Just because a player did well the night before doesn't mean they will continue to stay hot. Don't be a day late and a dollar short. For example, Justin Upton and Chase Utley have been on a tear but now they are slowing down.

Just because  Giancarlo Stanton is expensive doesn't mean he will perform well every day. A cheaper outfielder such as Michael Bourn could do more damage and get you more points on a given day with stolen bases and singles.

I like to draft hitters that are on a hot streak. A player like Mike Trout is very expensive but if he is on a 4 for 35 or 2 for 24 drought, I won't select him.

Selecting a pitcher is the most important part of selecting your lineup! If you pick up a pitcher who has a bad start, you have no chance of winning. Pick up guys like Jose Fernandez or Yu Darvish even if they are very expensive. It's worth it and your competition will pick them up if you don't.

Pick a pitcher that you will think win the game as well as pick up a lot of strikeouts. Strikeouts are important and a win is four points.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers make a "Happy" video

 The Milwaukee Brewers made a "Happy" video featuring the hit song from Pharrell Williams and the video features their fans, employees, coaches, broadcaster, and players.

Sexy pictures and GIFs of Gina Carano from "In the Blood" movie

Here are some very sexy GIFs of Gina Carano from her new movie "In the Blood."


Sure looks like a great movie if you are into Gina Carano!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Arkansas' Fred Gulley posterizes Jeff Powers on a monster dunk

Fred Gulley of Arkansas had a monster dunk on Cal's Jeff Powers in a NIT game on Monday night.

It happened in the first half with Cal up by 22 points. The 6'2 Gulley drove right and slammed the ball down on Powers for the monstrous dunk.

The refs were going to call it a charge but thankfully came to their senses after a few minutes and called it a block on Powers.

Cal eventually won 75-64 and advances to play SMU on Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen uses racial slur on Dice K's interpreter

New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen used a very offensive racial slur on Daisuke Matsuzaka's interpreter during spring training.

Warthen apparently called Dice K's interperter, Jeff Cutler, a "Chinaman" and apologized to him in front of a Wall Street Journal reporter named Stu Woo who happens to be Chinese.

Cutler, who is Japanese, told Woo that he was not offended by Warthen's "joke" to him even though Warthen used a racist slur. 

Woo of course was offended and didn't appreciate hearing that slur. Woo decided to to take Warthen to task and told Mets's vice president of public relations, Jay Horwitz, about the incident.

The Mets have apologized and Warthen as well.

Now I know some Americans will read this and think "What's wrong with saying "Chinaman" about an Asian man? What these people don't realize is that "Chinaman" is just as offensive to Asians as the "N word" is to African Americans.

Woo was rightfully annoyed about Warthen casually using the racial slur but I wonder what kind of repercussions will happen now.

Will the Mets not give Woo player interviews now or not help him out when he needs some quotes from the GM or manager? I don't think Warthen would ever give Woo an interview. Will Woo's media access be restricted?

Covering a team is difficult enough for beat writers and reporters and to piss off the powers that be isn't smart but I commend Woo for standing up and not letting this incident go.

Here is Woo's take on the whole situation.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks had hearing problem due to earwax buildup in both ears

Here's a story you probably haven't heard before about a sports athlete. Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks missed shootaround on Monday because he had to see a doctor due to hearing problems in both of his ears.

The headline on AJC.com's article about Teague says "Teague sees doctor for minor ear issue" but if you can't hear out of your left or right ear, I think that is a serious and major issue.

The doctor that saw Teague removed a lot of his earwax on both ears and now Teague says "it's like a miracle" that he can hear normally again.

How was Teague able to hear his coach or teammates during the game in a loud arena? Maybe  the problem was that he couldn't hear them and that is why his performance hasn't been good lately.

Teague probably could not hear any heckling fans in the arenas as well.

Teague's doctor told him not to use cotton swabs to clean his ears. Teague said that he had been using cotton swabs regularly for years so that probably caused his hearing loss.

The Hawks won 112-110 over the Jazz on Monday night but Teague was only 3-10 from the field and ended up with 14 points. 

Let's hope Teague learned his lesson in not using cotton swabs anymore.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

St.Peter's guard Desi Washington hits buzzer-beating 3-pointer to beat Fairfield for the 3rd time this saason

This blog post is about an incredible and true story about a team in the MAAC conference called the St.Peter's Peacocks and their junior guard named Desi Washington.

St.Peter's went on the road to play Fairfield on January 8 and Washington hit a three-pointer as time expired to help the Peacocks win 56-55. Here's the video.

These two teams had a rematch at St.Peter's on February 25 and Washington made a three-pointer with about two seconds left to win the game 63-62.

Now the two same teams played Thursday night at the first round of the MAAC Conference tournament. The game went to overtime tied at 58.

During overtime, Fairfield scored to make the score 62-62 before Washington hit another game-winning three-pointer.

How does Fairfield let this happen? Washington's third game-winning shot ended Fairfield's season.

What are the chances that a player does this to an opponent? I hope ESPN mentions this and the sports media because this is quite an amazing feat and it probably won't ever happen again in the history of college basketball.

Video: Nevada's Deonte burton throws down the Dunk of the Year against Boise State

 Deonte Burton of Nevada did it again last night. Burton threw down a monster dunk against Boise State and this is a Dunk of the Year candidate.

Nevada went on to win the game 83-81 in double overtime as Burton had 25 points.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ohio State and Northwestern scuffle after chippy and physical play

Ohio State defeated Northwestern on Wednesday night 76-60 and there was a big scuffle in the second half of the game.

Nikola Cerina of Northwestern was fighting for position with Ohio State's Amir Williams under the basket and Cerina took a swing at Williams but missed.

Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross didn't take too kindly to the attempted punch at his teammate and shoved Cerina hard in the back. Both Cerina and  Ross got ejected.

Here is the footage below.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

South Florida's Victor Rudd posterizes opponent with a vicious slam dunk

Here are two videos  of Victor Rudd from South Florida stealing the ball from Rutgers on Saturday night and then posterizing a Rutgers' defender who wasa trying to take a charge.

The Bulls went on to beat Rutgers 79-69.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Trency Jackson of Western Kentucky hits a three-pointer with his team down by 2 to win the game at the buzzer

Here is an amazing video of Trency Jackson of Western Kentucky making a miraculous three-pointer with no time left to help the Hiltoppers beat Arkansas Lil-Rock 79-78.

Arkansas Lil-Rock was up by 13 in the second half but Western Kentucky fought back and had a chance to tie or win the game thanks to some missed free throws by the Trojans.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Exclusive: UFC to announce signing of a popular fighter on Monday

The UFC has signed a popular fighter and it will be announced on Monday. There will be a very dangerous fighter in the light heavyweight division that will contend for Jon Jones' title soon.

UPDATE 2/4/14: The UFC and Dana White announced on Twitter that Anthony "Rumble" Johnson is back and he will fight Phil Davis at UFC 172.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sacramento State player hits a 75 footer to beat Weber State in overtime

I saw the craziest basketball game and the wildest finish that I have ever seen on Saturday night when Sacramento State defeated Weber State in overtime 78-75.

The refs called a technical foul on the Sacramento State coach for arguing during a crucial point in overtime which almost cost the Hornets the game but Davion Berry of Weber State missed both technical free throws.

With Sacramento State down by a point, the refs called two technicals on Weber State in the final minute of overtime. The first technical was for calling a timeout when they had none left and the other one was for Weber State's coach arguing on the sidelines.

Was that a make-up call for calling a technical on Sacramento State? It sure seems like it.

The Hornets made all four technical free throws to go up 75-72 with about 10 seconds left when Berry tied the game with a clutch three-pointer with about two seconds left and then Dylan Garrity hit a miraculous 75 footer to end the game.

Here are videos from the game.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Portland's Bobby Sharp hits 8 three-pointers to help the Pilots beat BYU in triple overtime

Bobby Sharp of the Portland Pilots helped his team upset BYU in triple overtime on Thursday night by hitting eight three-pointers. The Pilots won 114-110.

What was so amazing about Sharp's three-pointers were that they came in the clutch and he was off-balanced on some of his shots.

Portland was down 101-97 when Sharp hit a three to get the deficit down to one point and then hit another three to tie the game at 103-103  to get the game to triple overtime. The BYU defenders were draped all over Sharp and he still swished his threes.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Jonathan Holmes hits the game-winning 3-pointer to help Texas beat Kansas State at the buzzer

Jonathan Holmes hit a three-pointer with no time left on Tuesday night to help Texas beat Kansas State 67-64. Texas only had 1.9 seconds to get off a shot and they found Holmes in the right wing.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Video: Richard Sherman in new Beats by Dre commercial "Hear what you want"

Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks has a new commercial for Beats by Dre. It doesn't look like Sherman's rant after the game vs. the 49ers will affect his marketing value. Although fans might despise Sherman for his so-called classless antics and rants, the sports media loves him because he makes their job easier since controversy sells.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Nevada's Deonte Burton shows off his vertical with an alley oop dunk against UNLV

High flying point guard Deonte Burton of Nevada showed off his impressive skills again on Wednesday night when he did a one hand alley oop dunk off a pass from Marqueze Coleman in a game against UNLV.

Burton ended up with 29 points as Nevada upset UNLV on the road 74-71.

Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders hula hoop in sexy bikinis

Here is a sexy video of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders hula hooping in bikinis. The Cowboys are out of the playoffs this season so these girls don't have much to cheer for now but they can rest up and get ready for a new season in a few months.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Video: Ric Flair gives the San Francisco 49ers a speech and pep talk before the Packers game

Here is the video of WWE Superstar Ric Flair giving the San Francisco 49ers a pep talk the night before they beat the Green Bay Packers on the road 23-20.

The 49ers were surprised to see the former wrestling champion show up to speak to them. What a coup by the 49ers and Jim Harbaugh to get Flair to speak to the team. Flair is from North Carolina and the Carolina Panthers and their fans won't be happy to see this video.

Flair entertained the 49ers with his famous "Whooooo" catch phrase and told the team he was honored to be there.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Steph Curry hits the game winner over Shawn Marion and the Mavs

Steph Curry hit the game-winning midrange jumper over Shawn Marion and the Mavs on Wednesday night 95-93. The Warriors trailed by double digits for most of the game but they came back in the fourth quarter.

Curry had to save the day for the Warriors as Klay Thompson, David Lee, and Harrison Barnes did not play well at all.

Chris Paul's alley oop pass to DeAndre Jordan for a dunk goes awry as the ball gets stuck on the rim

Here is something that NBA fans have probably never seen before. During the Clippers vs. Celtics game on Wednesday evening, Chris Paul passed the ball to DeAndre Jordan for a dunk but the ball didn't go through the rim. The ball got stuck on the rim instead.

I've seen balls get stuck on the rim many times on jumpers and 3 pointers but never on an attempted dunk.