Sunday, February 10, 2013

T-19 days

While listening to the most recent episode of Luke and Carrie's Bad Rapport, it was announced that with the Logan Awards being presented at Marscon, there might be additions to the Marscon music lineup because artists that made the top 5 in voting for their category that were not already in the lineup might decide to make the trip. Since it would not be possible for the dementia track to get more mainstage time, the Dementia Smackdown would be canceled to make room for acts and though it would be sad to see it replaced, I understand. While the shedule was being arranged, I suggested leaving an open time slot in case a nominated artist wanted to attend but the convention wanted something more than artist TBA.

Looking at the list at, it is safe to determine that Eric Schwartz (the bald man with the glasses in the goDaddy ommercials), Garfunkel and Oates, Paul and Storm, and especially Tenacious D would not make the trip and that the other artists behind the videos would not be able to perform. As far as the others, here is how I would rate them being at Marscon 2013:

Devo Spice: (original song In the 80s; parody song Devo, are you ShoEboX?) A+ When hearing that due to a committment made the previous weekend he was not going to attend Marscon, I was very disappointed. Like others who I have not seen in a while, I miss seeing his show and I know my daughter who was too tired to see him at Marscon 2010 would really enjoy it.

Kobi LaCroix: (parody song the Peddler - a Half Assed Translation) A- For the past couple of years, I was hoping he would be able to make the trip. The only reason the grade is not higher is that I am not sure how often he has performed live.

Smashy Claw: (parody song Carol of the Meh) B- The artist behind the act has performed before at Marscon and though his talents will embellish other acts there, his work is not at the level of more accomplished and experienced performers there.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Prop bets 2013

Yes, another SPORTSBALL entry. Sorry. This is who I am.

Tomorrow will officially mark the first time since the mid 1970s that an NFL season will pass without me having a wager on anything being parlay cards, line pools, square pools or fantasy football. Knowing my father's situation and being totally disgusted with how others play fantasy football, I realized the limited financial resources I have should be spent elsewhere.

However like last year, I determined what bets on the Super Bowl I would make if I had the funds so here is the long list:

Baltimore (BAL) +3 1/2 (-110) 220
Total u47.5 (-110) 220
BAL win (+145) 200
Ray Rice MVP (+1200) 100
BAL win 1-6 pt (+400) 100
BAL win 4-6 pt (+1100) 100
First half tie/ BAL win (+1500) 100
Longest TD over 46.5 td (-110) 110
Total TD under 5.5 (-110) 110
BAL over 22.5 pts (-105) 105
San Francisco (SF) under 26.5 pt (E) 100
BAL -3.5 (+210) 100
Total u42.5 (+150) 100
No lead 13 or more points (-110) 110
Pass yd Flaco u250 (-110) 110
Flacco pass TD=0 (+300) 100
Rice rush o69.5 (-110) 220
Rice total yd over 200 (+2500) 100
Kapernick pass yd u232.5 (-110) 110
Kap TD pass=1 (+180) 100
Kap rush TD=Y (+110) 100
First TD=Rice (+750) 100
Rice TD before Crabtree (-115) 115
Rice TD before Gore (+115) 100
Rice TD before Kap (-135) 135
Rice +15.5 rush/ Gore (E) 100
Rice -15.5 rush/Kap (-120) 120
Rice +5.5 rush/Lee Westwood final golf round (-115) 115
Game goes into overtime (+600) 100
BAL total points=23 (+1500) 100
SF total points=17 (+1500) 100

Total wagered $3,670

Total returned $2,170  balance  - $1,500

Note: The safety Baltimore took at the end of the game would have cost me $1,510