Recent Posts by apoch

May 17, 2012

Surviving life after the NFL: Former NFL linebacker George Koonce recently submitted to Marquette University a doctoral dissertation on transitioning from life outside the game. This column represents his personal experience, as told to NFC West blogger Mike Sando.

posted by apoch to football at 10:51 AM - 19 comments

April 26, 2012

Per unnamed league sources: Pro Bowl game likely to be stopped: "Many players who will be selected during the league's NFL draft are regarded as future Pro Bowlers but the Pro Bowl game itself likely will be suspended this season and beyond, according to league sources."

posted by apoch to football at 09:52 AM - 13 comments

April 18, 2012

The Fencing Response: (youtube link) "The fencing response is an unnatural position of the arms following a concussion. Immediately after moderate forces have been applied to the brainstem, the forearms are held flexed or extended (typically into the air) for a period lasting up to several seconds after the impact. The Fencing Response is often observed during athletic competition involving contact, such as football, hockey, rugby, boxing and martial arts. It is used as an overt indicator of injury force magnitude and midbrain localization to aid in injury identification and classification for events including, but not limited to, on-field and/or bystander observations of sports-related head injuries." via The Concussion Blog

posted by apoch to general at 10:22 AM - 7 comments

April 09, 2012

Nicklas Lidstrom is ahead of the game: An exploration of what make Lidstrom, Lidstrom.

posted by apoch to hockey at 12:46 PM - 6 comments

March 26, 2012

Force of Habit: Science, not the scalpel, is the real solution for Tommy John injuries. Too bad few MLB teams are paying attention.

posted by apoch to baseball at 02:15 PM - 5 comments

February 23, 2012

Analytics and Luck: Or how Sam Presti built a contender in Oklahoma.

posted by apoch to basketball at 09:56 AM - 3 comments

January 31, 2012

Super Bowl Pick 'em: Make your picks inside

posted by apoch to fantasy at 07:41 AM - 33 comments

January 17, 2012

NFL Playoff Pick'em, Championship Round: Week 1 scores and picks for the championship round inside.

posted by apoch to fantasy at 10:04 AM - 21 comments

January 11, 2012

NFL Playoff Pick 'em, Divisional Round: Week 1 scores and picks for the divisional round inside.

posted by apoch to fantasy at 04:33 PM - 38 comments

January 02, 2012

NFL Playoff Pick 'em: Are you ready for some playoffs?

posted by apoch to fantasy at 08:24 AM - 26 comments

August 16, 2011

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 8: Pinch hitting for the good Doctor. Spock has a hernia, so he's been called away.

posted by apoch to fantasy at 11:06 PM - 15 comments

February 23, 2011

Fantasy NFL Draft?: An idea for a fantasy sports game involving the NFL Draft.

posted by apoch to fantasy at 09:09 AM - 4 comments

January 08, 2011

NFL Playoff Pick 'em: Make your picks inside

posted by apoch to fantasy at 11:11 AM - 17 comments

August 24, 2010

CFL Pick 'em, Week 9: Injuries! Ineptitude! Make your Week 9 picks inside as we attempt to forget the awfulness that was Week 8!

posted by apoch to fantasy at 03:38 AM - 21 comments

August 05, 2010

CFL Pick 'em, Week 6: Week 6 Picks

posted by apoch to fantasy at 09:20 AM - 26 comments

July 14, 2010

Grand Jury Subpoenas issued: in the investigation into the Floyd Landis accusations of doping at the Postal Service team in the early 2000's.

posted by apoch to other at 05:02 AM - 6 comments

June 17, 2010

Who is the best soccer player at the World Cup?: Science has the answer.

posted by apoch to soccer at 10:10 PM - 3 comments

June 11, 2010

UniWatch Special: The Kits of the World Cup: broken up into four articles. Here are articles Two, Three, and Four. Please ignore the opening paragraph.

posted by apoch to soccer at 11:13 AM - 12 comments

June 09, 2010

IOC finally awards gold medals in 1948 cycling event.: "International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge has presented an Olympic gold medal to a Belgian cyclist, 62 years after he won it, Londonís Times newspaper reported on Tuesday."

posted by apoch to olympics at 02:17 PM - 3 comments

June 02, 2010

Which is harder?: Comparing power meter data from the Tour de France and the Tour of California

posted by apoch to other at 08:27 AM - 2 comments

May 20, 2010

Floyd Landis admits to doping.: "Nearly four years after he began waging a costly, draining and ultimately losing battle to discredit his positive test for synthetic testosterone at the 2006 Tour de France, Floyd Landis told on Wednesday that he used performance-enhancing drugs for most of his career as a professional road cyclist, including for the race whose title he briefly held."

posted by apoch to other at 04:55 AM - 25 comments

February 01, 2010

NFL Playoff Pick'em - SuperBowl Round: The end is finally here. The final round of our pick 'em. Some shuffling in the ranks, but the top 3 are still the same after the ProBowl. Make your picks inside.

posted by apoch to fantasy at 05:10 AM - 48 comments

January 24, 2010

NFL Playoff Pick 'em - ProBowl Round: TZelda nails another monster round to keep a hold of the lead with THX-1138 and littleLebowski rounding out the podium. Make your ProBowl Picks inside.

posted by apoch to fantasy at 11:46 PM - 26 comments

January 18, 2010

NFL Championship Round Playoff Pick 'Em: After 3 blow outs and one close game, Yzelda jumps into the lead with an astonishing 8 point week.

posted by apoch to fantasy at 11:52 AM - 30 comments

January 12, 2010

NFL Division Round Pick 'em: Three out of Four losing teams could only score two touchdowns, but littleLebowski nails the Cards by 6 to leap out of the starting gate.

posted by apoch to fantasy at 09:34 AM - 40 comments