Chocolate + Augmented Reality =

Leave it to a 100 year old chocolate company to create a truly innovative interactive campaign utilizing augmented reality and an app called Blippar.  I don't have these candy bars in front of me, so I can't vouch for the game yet, but I'll try to pick some up on my next trip to QFC.  (Video via DigitalBuzzBlog) …

Can Ichiro Get to 200 Hits?

Ok, this graph took longer than I expected to pull together. So I hope everyone appreciates it. The question is whether Ichiro has ANY chance at getting to 200 hits. By my count, as of Sunday 8/14, he has 133 hits thru 119 Mariner games, an average of about 1.12 hits per game. That pace gets him to about 181 hits total. So, my math says he…

Man vs Plumbing, or, The Great Kitchen Sink Adventure

It all started innocently enough. It was a Friday morning that looked like any other Friday morning.  Except this time, as I headed through the kitchen on my way to work, I noticed the sink was backed up.  I'm not very handy, so these kind of things fill me with dread.  So, I walked over and followed the process adhered to by every man who su…

Mariners Make Us Remember What We Loved About the Sonics

Last Friday, a Major League Baseball team did an unprecedented thing.  They celebrated another sports franchise.  Even odder, in this case, it was a former franchise. The Seattle Mariners didn't make any new friends in David Stern's office by providing the city it's first chance to collect 16 legends from a team that no longer exists, and get …

Willkommen Jurgen Klinsmann

At last count, there have been roughly 32,342 signings in the NFL in the last 3 days.  However, in the soccer community, there was just one signing - and it was bigger than all of those combined. Why the magnitude? While these NFL signings are all designed to make a team better this year, and maybe next year, the USA just put pen to paper on a …

Nobody asked me but, here are a few thoughts about the Sounders, Manchester United & the MLS

Nobody asked me but... If you spent $150 on two tickets to see Manchester United play the Sounders, and were disappointed or surprised at a 7-0 score, you shouldn't be.  You SHOULD have been surprised and delighted that the Sounders first team held one of the most expensive and well coached teams in the world to a single goal in 45 minutes. …