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Red Menace

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Opening Day in Columbus

Once more unto the breach, dear friends! Opening Day draws near and those not fortunate enough to hold tickets can indulge in the next best thing: the Columbus area Red Reporters meetup. Located at...

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SIS: Oscars Open Thread and Pool

The Oscars are on tonight and you know what that means? Baseball season is almost here! The only websites where you can host an Oscar pool are babytown frolics so let's just do it here. Copy/paste...

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This is why FanShots exists Red Reporters cross the bridge from Newport and an impromptu West Side...

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This is why FanShots exists Red Reporters cross the bridge from Newport and an impromptu West Side Story dance routine breaks out.

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SIS: Oscars open thread / Pool

It's that time of year again when we celebrate movies about France, visiting Paris, fighting wars in France, making movies in France or going back in time... to France! Also Moneyball and that...

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SIS: Oscar Pool / Open Thread

I assume there's only one thing on Red Reporters' minds this time of year: will Melissa Leo's campaigning cost her Best Supporting actress? That's right, it's time to get our gamble on, pour...

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Oscar Pool / Open Thread

It's that time of year again. Just like last year I created a pool at www.funofficepools.com (last year I shopped around and that clunky site was the best. It's entirely possible there's something...

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RR Previews Season Finale: Los Angeles Dodgers

  Sometimes there's a team—and I’m talkin’ about the Dodgers here, sometimes there’s a team, well, they’re the team for their time and place. They fit right in there. And that's the...

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SIS: Oscar Pool / Open Thread

I know we just had a big movie thread, but I thought there might be interest in the Academy Awards tonight. We can dish about the outfits, that dreamy Hugh Jackman, this year's movies and do a...

Bereavement Pool Update

Two weeks to go in the bereavement pool. Boobs hasn't been around much lately so I'll throw this up. boobs' roommate (how do we know this isn't also boob?!) scored a unique hit with Sammy Baugh and the roommate and I each got W. Mark Felt. Hey--a use for FanShots! Update: also Brian B's wife got Studs Terkel... and we have a new leader. Here are the updated rankings: 1. Brian B's wife: 197 points (Charlton Heston, Robert Mondavi, Bo Diddley, Studs Terkel) 2. boobs: 185 points (Bobby Murcer, Tony Snow) 3. boobs' roommate: 166 points (Charlton Heston, Jesse Helms, Sammy Baugh, W. Mark Felt) 4. ctnyc: 136 points (Harvey Korman, Paul Newman) 5. Red Menace: 117 points (Charlton Heston, Bo Diddley, W. Mark Felt) 6. 3 fast: 66 points (Estelle Getty) 7. Madville: 61 points (Bob Howsam) 8. Alan: 46 points (Bo Diddley) 9. BLee: 41 points (Charlton Heston) 9. JD: 41 points (Charlton Heston) 9. JD's wife: 41 points (Charlton Heston) And here are the updated rosters: 3 fast 1. Stephen Hawking 2. Phyllis Diller 3. Queen Elizabeth II 4. Mary Kate Olsen $$ 5. Keith Richards 6. Cesar Laurean $$ 7. Nelson Mandela $$ 8. Dick Vitale $$ 9. Dick Clark 10. Joe Paterno $$ 11. Fidel Castro 12. Yogi Berra $$ 13. Ariel Sharon 14. Stan Musial $$ 15. Jerry Lewis $$ 16. Zsa Zsa Gabor 17. John Wooden 18. Jack Kevorkian 19. Billy Graham 20. Estelle Getty $$ Alan 1. Dom DeLouise $$ 2. Jack Klugman 3. Margaret Thatcher 4. Gary Glitter $$ 5. Kenny Baker $$ 6. David Prowse $$ 7. Stephen Hawking 8. Lester "Beetlejuice" Green $$ 9. Lou Henson $$ 10. Hamid Karzai 11. Bo Diddley 12. Diego Maradona $$ 13. Pervez Musharraf 14. Roger Ebert 15. Andy Fordham $$ 16. Harold Pinter 17. Roh Tae-woo $$ 18. Sirajuddin Haqqani $$ 19. Howard Dill $$ 20. Edna Parker $$ BLee 1. Kirk Douglas 2. Charlton Heston 3. George H.W. Bush 4. Al Davis $$ 5. Billy Graham 6. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari $$ 7. George Steinbrenner 8. B.B. King $$ 9. Omar bin Laden $$ 10. James Earl Jones $$ 11. Charlie Watts $$ 12. Ralph Wilson $$ 13. Jimmy Carter 14. Amy Winehouse 15. Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka $$ 16. Abe Vigoda 17. Pete Doherty 18. Paul McCartney $$ 19. Fidel Castro 20. Eddie Van Halen $$ boobs 1. Amy Winehouse 2. Farrah Fawcett 3. Elizabeth Edwards 4. Fidel Castro 5. Tony Snow $$ 6. Tony Yayo $$ 7. Bobby Murcer $$ 8. Muhammad Ali 9. Soupy Sales $$ 10. George Steinbrenner 11. Prodigy from Mobb Deep $$ 12. Zsa Zsa Gabor 13. Billy Graham 14. Lil Wayne $$ 15. Jack Kevorkian 16. Doyle Brunson $$ 17. Fyvush Finkel $$ 18. Sen. Robert Byrd $$ 19. Pete Doherty 20. Bob Barker boobs' mom 1. Barack Obama $$ 2. Dick Cheney 3. Keith Richards 4. Ernest Borgnine 5. Phyllis Diller 6. Ted Kennedy $$ 7. Jimmy Carter 8. John Travolta $$ 9. Farrah Fawcett 10. Elizabeth Edwards 11. Kirk Douglas 12. Colin Farrell $$ 13. Joan Collins $$ 14. Elizabeth Taylor 15. Liza Minelli $$ 16. Robin Williams $$ 17. Loretta Lynn $$ 18. Brigitte Nielsen $$ 19. Connie Stevens $$ 20. John Daly $$ boobs' roommate 1. Elizabeth Edwards 2. John Wooden 3. W. Mark Felt 4. Ariel Sharon 5. Billy Graham 6. Ralph Stanley $$ 7. Sammy Baugh $$ 8. Lee MacPhail $$ 9. Bobby Doerr $$ 10. Russell Watson $$ 11. Charlton Heston 12. Jesse Helms 13. Fidel Castro 14. Karl Malden 15. Prince Philip $$ 16. Margaret Thatcher 17. Ali al-Sistani $$ 18. Betty Ford 19. Stuart Scott $$ 20. Kirk Douglas Brian B 1. Mike Tyson ## $$ 2. Ralph Houk $$ 3. Billy Graham 4. Ed McMahon $$ 5. John Wooden 6. Elizabeth Edwards 7. Millvina Dean $$ 8. Kirk Douglas 9. Elizabeth Taylor 10. Paul Harvey 11. Ariel Sharon 12. Walter Cronkite 13. Orlando Thomas $$ 14. Larry Hagman $$ 15. Andy Griffith 16. Don Baylor $$ 17. Rowdy Roddy Piper $$ 18. Farrah Fawcett 19. Steve Smith (former Raiders running back) $$ 20. Gary Coleman $$ Brian B's wife 1. Fidel Castro 2. Ariel Sharon 3. Eunice Kennedy Shriver 4. Studs Terkel $$ 5. Jack Klugman 6. Kirk Douglas 7. Charlton Heston 8. Paul Harvey 9. Bo Diddley 10. Olivia de Havilland $$ 11. Zsa Zsa Gabor 12. Britney Spears ## 13. Roger Ebert 14. Ron Santo 15. Miep Gies $$ 16. Hamid Karzai 17. Amy Winehouse 18. Karl Malden 19. Betty Ford 20. Robert Mondavi $$ ctnyc 1. Harvey Korman $$ 2. Karl Malden 3. Andy Griffith 4. Pervez Musharraf 5. Fidel Castro 6. John Wooden 7. Paul Newman $$ 8. Dick Clark 9. Robert Downey Jr. $$ 10. Jack Klugman 11. Monte Irvin $$ 12. Robert McNamara $$ 13. Amy Winehouse 14. Conrad Dobler $$ 15. Nancy Reagan 16. George H.W. Bush 17. Phyllis Diller 18. Abe Vigoda 19. Muhammad Ali 20. Walter Cronkite Gray 1. Doris Lessing $$ 2. Rick Majerus $$ 3. Pete Doherty 4. Amy Winehouse 5. Haley Joel Osment $$ 6. Jesse Helms 7. Farrah Fawcett 8. Betty Ford 9. Fidel Castro 10. Pervez Musharraf 11. Jack Kevorkian 12. Ariel Sharon 13. Kirk Douglas 14. Louis Farrakhan 15. Billy Graham 16. Kenneth Arrow $$ 17. Paul Samuelson $$ 18. Ronald Coase $$ 19. Maya Angelou $$ 20. Nadine Gordimer $$ JD 1. Muhammed Ali 2. Elizabeth Taylor 3. Amy Winehouse 4. Pete Doherty 5. Andy Dick $$ 6. Bob Barker 7. Charlton Heston 8. John Wooden 9. Barbara Bush $$ 10. Kirstie Alley $$ 11. Queen Elizabeth 12. Abe Vigoda 13. Gerald Ford ++ 14. Fidel Castro 15. JD Salinger $$ JD's wife 1. Britney Spears $$ 2. Lindsay Lohan $$ 3. Betty White $$ 4. Hillary Clinton $$ 5. Clint Eastwood $$ 6. Gladys Knight $$ 7. Harry Morgan $$ 8. Courtney Love 9. Charlton Heston 10. Dick Clark 11. Elizabeth Taylor 12. Amy Whinehouse 13. Mickey Rooney $$ 14. Lady Bird Johnson ++ 15. Fidel Castro Madville 1. Bob Howsam $$ 2. Bill Clinton $$ 3. Sally Field $$ 4. Michael Vick $$ 5. Rush Lumbaugh $$ 6. Courtney Love 7. Wolfgang Puck $$ 8. Stephen Hawking 9. Morgan Freeman $$ 10. George Lucas $$ 11. Hal Holbrook $$ 12. Boy George $$ 13. David Lee Roth $$ 14. Mary Tyler Moore $$ 15. Jack Nicholson $$ 16. Elton John $$ 17. Dick Cheney 18. Josh Hamilton $$ 19. David Copperfield $$ 20. Jane Fonda $$ Man Mountain 1. John Wooden 2. Ernest Borgnine 3. Billy Graham 4. Seamus Heaney $$ 5. Nancy Reagan 6. Sir Bobby Robson $$ 7. George Mitchell $$ 8. Stephen Baldwin $$ 9. Patricia Neal $$ 10. Maxine Kumin $$ 11. Natasha Lyonne $$ 12. Ruth Bader Ginsburg $$ 13. Elizabeth Taylor 14. Muhammad Ali 15. Ed Asner $$ 16. Harold Pinter 17. Adam "Pacman" Jones $$ 18. Amy Winehouse 19. Bashar Assad $$ 20. Stephen Hawking Red Menace 1. Farrah Fawcett 2. Ron Springs $$ 3. Muhammad Ali 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Santo 6. Louis Farrakhan 7. George Steinbrenner 8. Harold Pinter 9. Ronnie Biggs $$ 10. Jack Kevorkian 11. Ariel Sharon 12. Bo Diddley 13. Fidel Castro 14. Charlton Heston 15. W. Mark Felt 16. Peter O'Toole $$ 17. Eunice Kennedy Shriver 18. Billy Graham 19. Kirk Douglas 20. King-Father Norodom Sihanouk $$ Legend: $$: Unique pick, worth 25-point bonus. ++: JD and wife entered only 15 picks, and each picked a person who was already dead. I got their entries right up against the deadline, so they have accepted their disadvantaged fate. ##: Replaced Steve Fossett. Check here for the originial post.

MLB.com drops Silverlight for Adobe Flash

I have to think MLB.com is going to be better next year. They dropped Microsoft's Silverlight and are going with Flash. I gave up trying to watch games online last year. /FanGasm!

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What your NL MVP says about you

At 2 PM today the BBWAA will announce the NL MVP. In years past I've compared the candidates and invited debate on the matter. Increasingly I've come to realize that these exercises inevitably...

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Fantasy Football--the fierce urgency of now

We need to get moving on a RR fantasy football league if we want to be able to do a live draft on Yahoo. The past few years we were forced to draft on Red Reporter which was a pain (although the...

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Prediction Time 2008!

Happy Opening Day Eve everybody. Time to show off our powers of prognosticating. First some kudos are in order. Here's how we did last year. By far the biggest mistake was the Dodgers, who most...

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Fantasy Football recap

Congrats to Officer Dibble for winning the Red Reporter Fantasy Football league. Despite finishing the regular season with a .500 record, his Vegas Strippers got hot at the right time. This is the...

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RR Mitchell Report Pool

Tomorrow is the long awaited Mitchell Report Day. Rumors abound that the Senator's findings will name 60-80 current and former Major League players. Here's your chance for wild speculation.The...

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NL CY - Any love for Harang?

For the last of these awards diaries I'm breaking format. There's been a lot of consternation here over Aaron Harang's "poor" showing in last year's Cy Young voting (he didn't appear on a single...

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Who's the AL Cy Young?

The official AL Cy Young winner will be announced November 13th. Here's your chance to sound off. I'm including defensive independent ERA (DERA) from BP, adjusted ERA+, the usual suspects (WHIP,...

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Who's the AL Arod?

...er, MVP. I'll try to crank out these awards diaries in the coming week before the real hardware is handed out. This one is drained somewhat of its drama. Again I'm looking at AVG/OBP/SLG, OPS+,...

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Prospectus Guys on the Reds

On MLB.com's Fantasy 411 podcast they've been talking to Joe Sheehan and Will Carroll from Baseball Prospectus for the past week. They got into the Reds one day. It was five minutes in a two hour...

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Who's the NL MVP?

Since the powers that be have decided to fill the playoffs with off days I thought we could start debating awards. Despite the capriciousness of the official voters I'm always interested in these....

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Pedro on Monday

Pedro on Monday -- in CincinnatiPedro Martinez will most likely make his 2007 debut against the Reds on Labor Day. I know a lot of RRers are planning to attend. Here's a good place to talk about...

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Sabermetric Overview Series Part V: Correlation

CorrelationOur Sabermetric Overview Series has lost some momentum (which doesn't really exist in baseball, but nevermind) so I thought I'd kick start it with a big diary about the C-word.Baseball...

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Pete Rose's French

This is too funny not to be on the front page. - JDhttp://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070802/COL05/708020317/1090The Hit King addressed a group of 7-14 year olds and their...

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Late Night Trade Rumors + Simpsons

So I'm drinking some beer late at night and wanting to talk rumors. You may indulge or ignore me.According to Jon Heyman the Angels have declared their intention to add an "impact" bat, and Adam...

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Sabermetric Overview Series Part III: The Matrix and Smallball

Today we're going to be looking at a lot of numbers, but I promise it won't be that bad. When sabermetricians talk about the Matrix they're referring to a table that shows the average number of...

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More than Meets the Eye

I know there's a dozen new diaries up, but what the hell... Let's have an off day non-baseball thread.I'm off to see Transformers. I'm catching one of the sneak previews tonight even though my...

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Heyman: Reds put Dunn on trade market

Noise on Dunn heading out seems to be getting pretty loud. - JDThe Reds are ready to take offers on Adam Dunn, whose terrific power should draw decent interest despite the significant flaws in his...

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Attending the Cleveland series

I thought this diary could be a catch all for people getting together for this weekend's games.I have an extra ticket for Friday's game. Chandrathan and Ash have expressed interest, so I'll give...

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What to expect from Homer on Friday

I know we're all expecting no less than a complete game shutout from Bailey this weekend, but I decided to check out what other highly regarded starter did in their first outing. I drew this list...

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