The Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks entered the NHL in 1970 as the Vancouver professional hockey team. Canada already had two very successful franchises in Toronto and Montreal, both had won the Stanley Cup multiple times and Montreal was already a dynasty. The Canucks had very high expectations to meet, being a Canadian hockey franchise. From the beginning, the management adopted a tough style […]

Navigating the Fantasy Football Playoffs

1. Continue playing the Waiver Wire Unlike the regular season, the waiver wire action in fantasy doesn’t stop after Week 13. You must stay away during the playoffs to give your team the best possible chance of winning the next matchup. While most of the time the waiver stars are gone due to their appearance earlier in the season, there […]

Fantasy Football 2012 Strategy Draft

Know your preliminary order. Having the first pick in the first round and the last pick in the second will require a very different strategy than picking about the middle of each round. Prepare for both possibilities. Know how many teams are in your league. Eight, ten, twelve, even fourteen team leagues provide different levels of available talent. 196 players […]

Best Diets (Ranked)

Doctors, nutritionists, and dietitians rank the best diets annually in the US News and World Report (1). There are many factors that go into the rankings, such as your heart and diabetes scores, weight loss potential, ease of tracking, and the best plant-based diets. These different ratings are combined to provide your overall rating. One of the first things you […]

Crime in Camden, America’s most dangerous city

Despite its small population of just 70,0000, Camden, New Jersey has been in the top 10 of America’s most dangerous cities for more than half a century, with some rare gaps. In fact, the crime rate in Camden rarely dropped too much from the time the city regained its infamous reputation for a criminal record in 1949. That was the […]

Ness’s Notes (January 30)

Yesterday, there were no individual 81-point efforts (Kobe) or 301-point games (Seattle / Phoenix) like last Sunday in the NBA. However, LeBron (Cavs) had 44 and Mike Bibby (Kings) 42, as the players have already recorded 55 40-point games in the current NBA season. By comparison, last year there were a total of just 67 40-point games for the entire […]

Global warming

We are in the year 2025, only 14 years from now. People are moving, en masse, to the various equatorial regions of the world. In our country, the United States, there is a mass exodus to places like Florida and Texas. All locations north of North Carolina are cold, icy. New York, my alma mater, is freezing all the time. […]

Notes from Ness (August 1)

Monday’s MLB schedule featured just 10 games, but three separate teams scored 15 runs, the D’backs, the Marlins and the Twins. It was the first time in 70 years that three teams scored at least 15 runs in a game on the same day with 10 or fewer major league games played. The last time was July 25, 1936! My […]

2008 Arizona Cardinals Outlook

The Arizona Cardinals will play their 89th season with the NFL this year, along with their 21st season in the state of Arizona. The Cardinals finished their 2007 season with a score of 8-8; far from transcendent, but actually a notable improvement over 2006, where they finished last in the NFC West with a 5-11 record. This year will be […]