Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Frequency of Sinkhole Activity Steadily Mediocre

We've been writing this blog for a year. The number of posts by month:

The percentage of posts by author:

The only question now is what direction The Kitchen Sinkhole should take in order to remain relevant. A few ideas:
  • A Lions & Titans Weekly Comparison Blog ("Light Blue Connection")
  • A Jason Hanson Tribute Blog ("Kicking Off & Taking Names")
  • A Rob Bironas Tribute Blog ("It's Long Enough, It's Straight Enough")
  • A Nonsense-Statistic Blog ("Mel & the Math Dog")
Come up with something better and leave it in the comments. Winner gets to write the first post.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Fives In Quintuplicate

No one in the history of the NBA has ever had a quintuple double.*

I have recently become interested in the next best thing to a quintuple double: the 5-by-5 stat. Current players who are threats to get 5-by-5 include: Gerald Wallace, Ben Wallace, Josh Smith, Kevin Garnett, Andrei Kirilenko, Marcus Camby, and Shawn Marion. Tonight, for example, Josh Smith was one block short of his first-ever 5-by-5: 18 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals, and 4 blocks.

I postulate that the 5-by-5 stat has a high correlation with Ex-Factor.

Sinkhole Poll: Who do you think will be next NBA player to get a 5-by-5?

*This is not exactly true: steal and block statistics have only been kept since the 1973-74 season.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Who Is The Most Exciting Non-Sports Athlete Today?

This is no toss-up!

It is the spider monkey.