30 Games In - 2015 NBA All Star Selections

Thursday, January 1, 2015

I did this at 20 games here.  We're now 30 games into the NBA season.  Here are my All Star picks.

I'll do it again at 40 games.


C N. Vucevic Orl
F  L. James Cle
F  C. Anthony NY
G K.Lowry Tor
G J. Butler Chi

C. Bosh Mia
P. Gasol Chi
P. Millsap Atl
J. Wall Wash
K. Irving Cle
J. Teague Atl
D. Wade Mia

Injury Replacements/Last two out
J. Valanciunas Tor
T. Harris Orl


C M. Gasol Mem
PF A. Davis NO MVP
SF B. Griffin LAC
PG C. Paul LAC
SG J. Harden Hou

T. Chandler Dal
D. Jordan LAC
L. Aldridge Por
S. Curry GSW
D. Lillard Por
R. Westbrook OKC
M. Conley Mem

Injury Replacements/Last two out
T. Duncan SA
D. Favors Utah
D. Nowitzki Dal
D. Cousins Sac

Forever Giants:1936 National League Champion New York Giants(Year 54)

1935 is here.

My WAR calculation is a combination of Baseball-reference and Clay Davenport; I believe it to be the "best" WAR number available for historical comparison. 8 WAR is an MVP quality season.  The record is pythagorean adjusted for 162 games.

1936 NL Champs  93-69 (lost Series to Yanks, 4-2)
C Gil Mancuso 3.75
1B Sam Leslie .35
2B Burgess Whitehead  3.1
SS Dick Bartell  6.5 
3B Travis Jackson -2.05 (43.45) Last Season
LF Jo Jo Moore 3.4
CF Hank Leiber .95
RF Mel Ott 6.95 
OF Jimmy Ripple 1.45
1B Bill Terry .9 (49.2) Last Season
3B Eddie Mayo -.6
SP Carl Hubbell 9.7 MVPQ 
SP Hal Schumacher 2.15 
SP Al Smith .5
SP Freddie Fitzsimmons 2.
SP Harry Gumbert .7
SP Slick Castleman -1.35
RP Dick Coffman .5
RP Frank Gabler  3.05 

-Mathewson is in the first Hall of Fame class, Horace Stoneham becomes the principal owner of the club, the Giants win the pennant and lose the Series to the Yankees. Travis Jackson and (as a player) Bill Terry retire as Purebloods.

2015 NFL Playoff Predictions

There are only four teams in this years NFL playoffs.  I know it seems like more than that, but there are only four.  

If there's a team other than Seattle, Green Bay, New England, Denver in the Super Bowl, It's a real surprise.

Lets run through the tournament.


Baltimore +3 Pittsburgh 
Indianapolis -3 Cincinnati

I'll say the Ravens win straight up as well.  

New England over Baltimore (I'll probably advocate taking the points)
Denver over Indianapolis

AFC Championship: Denver over New England 


Detroit +6.5 Dallas (Dallas straight up)
Arizona +6.5 Carolina (Carolina straight up)

Seattle over Carolina
Green Bay over Dallas

NFC Championship: Seattle over Green Bay

Super Bowl 49: Denver over Seattle 

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