2010 World Cup Football [see also: soccer] Power Rankings: The ‘Committee For Who Wins’ decides

above: Thunder! Lightning! & More Thunder with slightly less lightning!

Hey Venuers, how you doing? Still balling? Thought so… And btw, caught your breath yet? Holy mackerel, ten beers and nigh 36 hours ago, US Soccer made The Venuist entirely forget that the NBA Finals ever happened. Too bad the that Peanuts’ gang of Charlie Brown look-a-likes (see also: Slovenia) couldn’t come along for the … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Hangover: Effect on Fantasy Baseball

What a Memorial Day weekend. You can tell it was a helluva Memorial Day, because I’m writing my Memorial Day themed column on Wednesday night. In between supporting our troops by drinking copious amounts and gorging ourselves on giant meals, there were some pretty significant fantasy happenings. Every one of them has a serious impact … Continue reading

Mikhail Prokhorov vs. Jay-Z: enter the "Committe for Who Wins" Zone

One owns the [coming soon: Brooklyn] Nets, one owns the hearts of all New Yorkers. Who is to own the heart and soul of Brooklyn, come 2012??? The Committee for Who Wins returns for a special encore appearance this week to adjudicate the case of Mikhail Prokhorov vs. Jay-Z! Let’s get ready to rumble. Round … Continue reading

Chase Utley v. T1000 = The 'Committee For Who Wins'

Today’s debate in the Committee pits two cold-blooded assassins off against one-another. In one corner: Philadelphia’s phinest – Chase Ultey; in the other: James Cameron’s finest: T1000 Round 1: Chase Utley is a power-hitting second baseman in an era when second baseman having been putting up eye popping numbers. T1000 is a shape-shifting killer from … Continue reading

Red Sox & AL Baseball Review: The Tools of Ignorance Returns

Sorry folks, I’ve been sound asleep in the clubhouse with Junior so far this season. But 33 problems is back… if you’ll have me. The real reason I’ve been MIA is every time I would start to write about my beloved Red Sox I ended up smashing my keyboard or trying to light some part … Continue reading

The Committee For Who Wins: Joe Mauer vs. Roy Hobbs

Round One: In real life Roy Hobbs is played by the charismatic American Icon, Robert Redford. In real life, Joe Mauer is played by Minnesota’s own Joe Mauer. Only people in Minnesota find Joe Mauer to be charismatic. Winner: Roy Hobbs. Round Two: Mauer is an elite defensive catcher who hits for both power and … Continue reading

Using the Chewbacca Defense: Some Players Who Won't Keep It Up

It’s always important to distinguish amazing early season stats that will continue from those that won’t. Remember Chris Shelton? In 2006 his March/April numbers were the things dreams are made of, as he hit .326 with 10 homers and 20 RBI. He finished the year with 16 homers and 47 RBI. His is the epitome … Continue reading

Are the Yankees' Infielders the Best in the AL at their Respective Positions?

After reading Rob Neyer and Steve Lombardi address George King’s article where six surveyed scouts determined Robinson Cano has surpassed Dustin Pedroia as the best second baseman in the American League, I began to wonder if each Yankees’ infielder is the best player at his respective position in the Junior Circuit. (Shakespearean Aside: That nickname … Continue reading

Rabbit Season? Duck Season? Trading Season!

It’s almost upon us. Trading season. For me, trading season starts the minute the draft ends (unless I have the perfect draft, which, let’s be honest, doesn’t happen). Despite my gusto toward making deals, many owners are not as prone to moving guys as I am. Regardless, once that clock strikes May 1st (assuming you … Continue reading

Tennessee, San Francisco, Pittsburgh

Tennessee just took Derrick Morgan, Kiper’s sixth best player going into the night, at sixteen. Described as “not a pass rusher” and “not having that closing speed,” I am unsure how he could be projected as a better player as JPP. I understand that stopping the run is about half of what a defensive end … Continue reading