Thursday, May 02, 2013

Streaming PDC Darts

I've noticed a growing support for PDC Darts in the US.  60 minutes sports on Showtime did a coverage of the popularity of the game on their most recent episode.  We don't have televised coverage in the United States yet but you can subscribe to the stream at  I've noticed there are fans that stream their own broadcast over the internet.  Many can be found at Justin.TV but in my experience they eventually are shut down.  However weekly at the Reddit Darts forum they post a link that contains a whole list of internet streams. 

You can be sure I'm streaming this week Premier League matches.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

The Essential Guide to Dim Sum

For me Dim Sum is brunch but when I'm feeling a bit more adventurous than normal.  Buzz Feed so kindly has posted The Essential Guide To Dim Sum to help us all out.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

BYU is willing to play on Sunday

With the scheduling of the BYU-New Mexico State on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 8:15 PM Mountain Time BYU is conceding the fact they could possibly play on Sunday. How so? While the average NCAA college football game is between 3 hours and 3 hours and 15 minutes they routinely go well over that. BYU is opening itself up to a probability, I would guess less than 5%, that it will still be playing past midnight. Twice this season they've come close with a 3 hour 42 minute game against Utah and a 3 hour 34 minute game against TCU.

Here are some BYU games from the past 20 years that all would have broken the "sabbath" for BYU.

Date Opponent Time Result
11/28/09 vs. Utah 3:54 W, 26-23
9/15/07 vs. Tulsa 3:57 L, 47-55
9/24/05 vs. TCU 4:42 L, 50-51
10/22/05 vs. Notre Dame 3:46 L, 23-49
10/29/05 vs. Air Force 3:52 W, 62-41
11/5/05 vs. UNLV 3:50 W, 55-14
11/19/05 vs. Utah 4:15 L, 34-41
12/22/05 vs California 3:49 L, 28-35
9/6/02 vs. Hawaii 4:00 W, 35-32
12/8/01 at Hawaii 4:24 L, 45-72
10/8/94 at Fresno State 3:54 W, 32-30
11/20/93 vs. Utah 3:53 L, 31-34
9/4/93 at New Mexico 3:50 W, 34-31
10/30/93 at Utah State 3:50 L, 56-58
11/16/91 at San Diego State 3:54 T, 52-52

I wonder what the contingency is it the game approaches midnight? Forfeit? What about the employees at Lavell Edwards Stadium? I can't imagine that they'll be finished with all their work by midnight. Is this all just to make ESPN happy with their TV contract?

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

How to Watch ESPN3 on a iPhone or iPad

Watching the streaming ESPN3 has been nearly impossible on a iPhone or iPad due to the fact that the site required Flash for the streaming video. There were a few app work arounds but they were never free or too complex. Lucky for me I found that ESPN now has a app that does just that.

It's the WatchESPN app now available for download at the app store here.

Right now it is only available if you use Bright House Networks, Time Warner Cable & Verizon FiOS TV. So Comcast, DishNetwork and DirectTV customers are excluded for now.

This includes:

Live streaming access to the top events from the ESPN family of networks, including:
* NBA Regular Season and Playoffs
* Major League Baseball
* The Masters, US Open and The Open Championships
* College Football and Basketball
* Barclay’s Premier League, Spanish Primera Division and Euro 2012 Soccer
* All 4 Grand Slam tennis events
…and thousands more live events airing on the ESPN networks

Up-to-the-minute news, highlights and analysis with live streaming access to your favorite ESPN shows, including:
* SportsCenter
* Mike & Mike
* SportsNation
* Baseball Tonight
…and every other ESPN original show

You will need to verify access through your cable/satellite provider.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Rockstar Breakfast

My old roommate recently became my temporary roommate again and it reminded me of the favorite breakfast he would make for my kids. He called it the Rockstar Breakfast. It's also known as a egg in the basket, toad in the hole, rocky mountain toast, or moon sandwich.

You shouldn't need a recipe because the picture explains it all.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Drunken Shrimp

Drunken Shrimp are now on my soon to cook list.


3 tablespoons olive oil
12 U10 shrimp, peeled with head on
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons sake
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups baby spinach
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a large bowl toss the shrimp and the olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Heat a saute pan over high heat. Add the shrimp and saute for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In the same pan, combine the honey, sake, and butter. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute. Pour the mixture over the shrimp and toss with the baby spinach, lemon juice, and season to taste.
Recipe from The Food Republic

Monday, April 18, 2011

Soft Tip Out Chart - Master Out

There are a lot of out charts on the internet but few focus on the soft tip dart game. I created one using the unique aspect of the bull and soft tip scoring. One example is with numbers like 139-137 and 129-127 I prefer to shoot T19,18,17 where a single would leave 120/110 and a 2 dart out. I also would rather shoot T19 or T17 rather than T15 whenever possible because 15 is surrounded by even numbers and a miss might put you on a bogey for your remaining 2 darts. The assumption here is to finish Master Out. 

180T20 T20 T20133B T11 B86

B D18

179NONE132B B D1685

T19 D14 or T15 D20

178NONE131B T19 D1284

B D17

177T20 T20 T19130B B D1583

B T11

176NONE129T19 B D1182

B D16

175NONE128T18 B D1281

T19 D12

174T20 T19 T19127T17 B D1380

B D15

173NONE126B B D1379

T19 D11

172NONE125T15 B D1578

T18 D12

171T19 T19 T19 124B B D1277

T17 D13

170T20 T20 B123B T19 D876

B D13 or T16 D14

169NONE122B B D1175

T19 18 or T15 D15

168T19 T19 T18121B T17 D1074

B D12

167T20 T19 B120B 20 B73

T19 D8

166NONE119B 19 B72

B D11

165T19 T18 T18118B 18 B71

20 T71

164T20 T18 B117B 17 B70

20 B

163NONE116B 16 B69

19 B

162T18 T18 T18 115B 15 B6818 B
161T20 T17 B114B 14 B6717 B
160B B T20113B 13 B6616 B
159T19 T20 T14112B 12 B6515 B
158B T20 T16111B 11 B6414 B
157B B T19110B 10 B OR B T206313 B
156T20 T20 D18109B 9 B OR T19 20 D166212 B
155B T20 T15108B 8 B 6111 B
154B B T18107B 7 B OR B T1960T20
153T19 T20 D18106B 6 B599 B or 19 D20
152B T20 T14105B 5 B OR T20 D15588 B
151B B T17104B T1857T19
150B B B103B 3 B56T16 8
149T20 T19 D16102B 2 B OR T17 T17555 B
148B B T16101B T1754T18 or 4 B
147B T19 D20100B B 533 B
146B T20 D1899T19 D14522 B or 20 D16
145B B T1598B T1651T17
144B T18 D2097T19 D20 50B
143B T19 D1896T20 D184917 D16

142B B T14
B T1548T16 8
141B T17 D20
T18 D204715 D16
140B B D20
T19 D184614 D16
139B B T13 or T19 B D16
B T1445T15
138B B D19 or T18 B D17
T17 D204412 D16
137T17 B D18
B D204311 D16 or 3 D20
136B B D18 or T16 B D19
T19 D1642T14
135T15 B D20
B D19 419 D16 or 5 D18
134B B D17
T19 D15