Archive for February 2011

New DWTS Lineup: Bios and win odds.

New DWTS Lineup: Bios and win odds.
Of the 11 Dancing With the Stars competitors, I had heard of 9 of them before tonight. About what I expected. As for the hard-hitting science portion of this list: In my win odds The universal 1-10 scale is used for the Surprise Their Doing This. Also please note well that, “Surprise They’re Doing This”... Read more »

Top 5 Chicago sports/pop culture look-alikes

Top 5 Chicago sports/pop culture look-alikes
Everyone likes the look-alike game.  Let us know if you can think of any others.

Six Horrifically Sucky Moments in my Chicago Sports Fan Career (post-Pistons)

At least it ended quickly.
“You can’t truly love a team until you’ve suffered with it.” — Bill Simmons, February 25, 2011 ****** Sports fandom is pain mixed with hope, and, on occasion, a few droplets of fulfillment. Maybe that formula differs in NYC or L.A., or even Miami with their bloody two-time champion Marlins, but here in Chicago, it... Read more »
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Top 5 Habits of the Annoying Driver

Top 5 Habits of the Annoying Driver
I drive to work. If you drive to work, chances are I hate you. Because chances are, you do one of these five things, if not two or three of them. And if you do, I don’t wish harm or an untimely end on you, as some other, less measured people might. On the contrary,... Read more »

10 Best Chicago Sports Nicknames

10 Best Chicago Sports Nicknames
Self-explanatory title. Let’s get right to it.

5 Rap Songs That Make Jay-Z Sound Old

How to Rob- 50 Cent<br><br>The track that established 50 Cent in the industry. In fairness to Jay-Z, this song also makes the current 50 Cent sound old. This song's street-level grit sound much more youthful than Jigga's reminders that he is indeed the CEO.
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Eight Forgotten Facial Hair Successes of 90s Chicago Baseball

Eight Forgotten Facial Hair Successes of 90s Chicago Baseball
The 1990s were a tumultuous time in baseball. Labor strife wiped out the 1994 postseason. Steroid use was widespread amongst many marquee players. Expansion teams were added despite the fact that their uniforms contained numerous shades of purple and/or teal. But it wasn’t all bad. The 1990s were a golden age for attractive facial hair... Read more »

The Whitest Bulls in Recent History: Chicago Sports Week Continues

The Whitest Bulls in Recent History: Chicago Sports Week Continues
It’s Chicago Sports Week at Lists That Actually Matter and I wanted to hold it down and show some love for MY people. All the beige brothas out there gettin’ down for theirs on the Bulls. This lists celebrates the whitest of the white players. To borrow a phrase from How the Grinch Stole Kwanzaa-... Read more »

Six Great NBA All-Star Performances that Didn't Win MVP

Six Great NBA All-Star Performances that Didn't Win MVP
It is 2011 and basketball is different. Players dunk with their toes completely behind the foul line, and they bag All-Star triple doubles with 29 points instead of 14, and they collect 37 points and 14 boards at age 32. That last line belongs to the great Kobe Bryant, who produced a brilliant turn-back-the-clock performance... Read more »
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Top 5 Signs You May NOT Be Good Looking

1. Do you have adult braces?  If you are over 15, and have braces, you should care less about straight teeth.
Curious if you are single because of how you look? Or if you are dating an ugly guy/gal only because you value personalities?  What better way to cap off ugly week than letting the readers know whether or not they are uggos.