Tuesday, May 22, 2018

2018 Classic Rock Draft

Pick/Owner/Artist/Title/2017 Rank
1 Jim Guns N Roses Knockin' On The Heaven's Door 459 
2 Sam Tom Petty Free Fallin' 9 
3 Bill ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man 357 
4 Drew Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love 492 
5 Drew Tom Petty Free Fallin' -9 
6 Bill Black Sabbath Paranoid -16 
7 Sam Boston More Than A Feeling -7 
8 Jim Elton John Rocket Man -17 
9 Jim Rolling Stones It's Only Rock And Roll 376 
10 Sam Eagles Peaceful Easy Feeling 314 
11 Bill Rolling Stones Paint It Black 501 
12 Drew Who Baba O'Riley 494 
13 Drew CCR Have You Ever Seen The Rain -12 
14 Bill Aerosmith Crazy -41 
15 Sam Santana Black Magic Woman -343 
16 Jim J. Geils Band Centerfold -51 
17 Jim Poison Every Rose Has Its Thorn 120 
18 Sam Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks Stop Draggin' My Heart Around 374 
19 Bill Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me 412 
20 Drew Deep Purple Smoke On The Water 471 
21 Drew The Outfield Your Love -300 
22 Bill Guns N Roses Sweet Child O' Mine -5 
23 Sam REO Speedwagon Can't Fight This Feeling -266 
24 Jim Black Crowes Hard To Handle -106 
25 Jim Tom Petty Mary Jane's Last Dance 167 
26 Sam Journey Seperate Ways 290 
27 Bill Pink Floyd Young Lust 501 
28 Drew Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 476 
29 Drew Ten Years After I Love To Change The World -197 
30 Bill Joan Jett I Love Rock And Roll -11 
31 Sam Jimi Hendrix Fire -269 
32 Jim Emerson, Lake, Palmer Karn Evil #9 -277 
33 Jim Led Zeppelin All My Love 487 
34 Sam Tom Petty Here Comes My Girl 400 
35 Bill Journey Any Way You Want It 501 
36 Drew ZZ Top La Grange 313 
37 Drew Cheap Trick I Want You To Want Me -44 
38 Bill Steve Miller Band Rock N Me -21 
39 Sam Blue Oyster Cult Godzilla -280 
40 Jim Molly Hatchet Dreams I'll Never See -390 
41 Jim AC/DC Hells Bells 102 
42 Sam Fleetwood Mac Gypsy 441 
43 Bill Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man 402 
44 Drew Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb 98 
45 Drew Foreigner Cold As Ice -38 
46 Bill Bon Jovi Livin' On A Prayer -13 
47 Sam Stevie Nicks Edge of Seventeen -72 
48 Jim Black Sabbath War Pigs -43 
49 Jim Eagles Take It Easy 48 
50 Sam Tom Petty You Got Lucky 321 
51 Bill Van Halen Everybody Wants Some 501 
52 Drew Rush Tom Sawyer 65 
53 Drew Twisted Sister We're Not Gonna Take It -61 
54 Bill Pat Benatar Heartbreaker -33 
55 Sam Supertramp Give A Little Bit -105 
56 Jim Bad Company Shooting Star -140 
57 Jim Cream Sunshine Of Your Love 336 
58 Sam Tom Petty Runnin' Down A Dream 216 
59 Bill Aerosmith Livin' On The Edge 501 
60 Drew Van Halen Panama 238 
61 Drew Led Zeppelin Babe I'm Gonna Leave You -71 
62 Bill Beatles A Day In The Life -19 
63 Sam Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth -141 
64 Jim Def Leppard Rocket -161 
65 Jim Lynyrd Skynyrd What's Your Name 501 
66 Sam Tom Petty You Wreck Me 342 
67 Bill Def Leppard Photograph 361 
68 Drew Pink Floyd Hey You 501 
69 Drew Billy Idol Mony Mony -63 
70 Bill Who Behind Blue Eyes -23 
71 Sam Beatles Here Comes The Sun -168 
72 Jim Fleetwood Mac Gold Dust Woman -66 
73 Jim Peter Frampton Do You Feel Like We Do 461 
74 Sam Eagles One Of These Nights 200 
75 Bill Rush Fly By Night 501 
76 Drew Derek and the Dominos Layla 185 
77 Drew Animals House of the Rising Sun -81 
78 Bill Fleetwood Mac The Chain -42 
79 Sam Led Zeppelin Dazed And Confused -193 
80 Jim Robin Trower Bridge Of Sighs -426

Positive picks taken in odd-numbered rounds - predicted to go up.
Negative picks taken in even-numbered rounds - predicted to go down, and noted with (-).


DREW 2841 
Bill 2553
Jim 1512
Sam 1076

Full point distribution breakdown:

Positive Picks
Bill 1977
Drew 1518
Jim 664
Sam 246
Negative Picks 
Drew 1223
Jim 798
Sam 730
Bill 426

Top 5 Picks
Bill 150
Drew 100
Sam 100
Jim 50

Amount of Picks correct (Positive, Negative)
Jim 5, 9
Sam 5, 7
Bill 8, 7
Drew 9, 9

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

NFL Draft 2018 - New York Giants prediction

Sometimes, even if you don't care about an event very much, you just have to come back and make sure the ol' blog still works.  I'll have book reviews coming soon, but for now, here's a quick prediction for the Giants, and the #2 pick in the draft.  I'll assume Darnold goes first to Cleveland.

What the Giants should do:

For a team that needs everything except Quarterback (Eli Manning is a darn good one when kept upright and not being scapegoated for a terrible roster), and Running Back (Walter Payton in his prime couldn't find/create any running room behind this offensive line), and sitting atop a draft rich in Quarterbacks and a Running Back, the right choice is to trade down.  This team needs everything but QB, so accumulate as many picks as you can and maybe you'll hit paydirt on a few of them.

What the Giants will do:

I'll predict they take either RB Barkley (cannot help team; see above), or QB Rosen (future bust), and solidify the Decade of Darkness.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bill's Fantasy Music Station

This is a companion post to accompany Sports Limelight - Favorite Rock Format...

Here at WDDB, we're playing what would best be considered Mainstream Rockwith no band garnering more than 4% of the playlist.  And for simplicity's sake, we have just four tiers:

The Top Tier - 4% shares of the playlist
You'll hear these artists every 25 plays, or about once every 2.5 hours.  

Foo Fighters

The unique thing about this tier of six, is that each group gets their own daily feature at a set time.  KSLX has "Get the Led out," and KUPD has "Mandatory Metallica."  We have Aerosmith at 9am, Foo Fighters at noon, Metallica at 3, Rush at 6, Queen at 9, and YES at midnight.  Each is a block of three deep tracks you won't get anywhere else.  

The Middle Tier - 3% shares of the playlist
You'll hear these artists every 33.3 plays, or about once every 3.3 hours

Alice In Chains
Guns N Roses
The Offspring
Van Halen

The Bottom Tier - 2% shares of the playlist
You'll hear these artists every 50 plays, or about once every 5 hours

Billy Joel
Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne
The Cars
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Collective Soul
David Bowie
Dire Straits
Dream Theater
Gerry Raferty
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Police
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Scorpions
Stone Temple Pilots
The Who
ZZ Top

*The Flexible Tier - A combined 12% share of the playlist
You'll hear one of these artists every 8 or 9 plays, or about once every 50 minutes

Listener Requests
Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks
Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin
The Doors
The Eagles/Joe Walsh

*We play these bands equally, and capped at 2% as well, but they also share their portion with any requests we receive. Obviously, the most requested band will be OAOB, so that might end up the top played act, even more than the top tier.  We honor as many requests as we get, so if we're popular and 10% of our plays are requests, so be it...in that case, these giants share merely the remaining 2% of plays.  Why so little?  Because we know you can go somewhere else to get them in spades, while we're not uniquely passionate about them.  (We don't play Tom Petty, Steve Miller Band, Def Leppard, or Pink Floyd in regular rotation either, for the same reason...but you could also request those if you wanted to.)  This is also the tier that holds all "miscellaneous" plays, such as one-offs like Live (almost any song from Throwing Copper), The Hollies (Long Cool Woman) or Kid Rock.

Now I know what you're thinking.  "That's only 95% of the playlist.  What about the final 5%?"  Well although this may seem narcissistic - hey, it's my station - 5% of a day is almost one hour, and every night from 11pm to midnight, we take a break from music to play the Best of Sports Limelight!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sports Limelight - Beat The Best

How important is it to beat the best on your way to a championship?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Sports Limelight - New Speakers Test

When you get a set of new speakers, do you have a particular song you like to listen to with them?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sports Limelight - Classic Rock Party Draft


Drew and Bill talk about another game they made out of another countdown on their local classic rock station. This time, top 100 classic rock "party songs." What did we learn from this one (if anything)?

Friday, February 24, 2017

Sports Limelight - Touch Football Strategy

Did we have any favorite hidden strategies from our touch football days? Also, which one of us played pickup basketball like Andrei Kirilenko, and which hasn't watched a pro basketball game in over 10 years?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sports Limelight - Solo Projects

Bill and Drew share some of their favorite solo projects. And will we see another solo album from Geddy Lee and/or Alex Lifeson?

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sports Limelight - Super Bowl LI Recap

Bill and Drew review Super Bowl LI. Was this a comeback by the Patriots, a collapse by the Falcons, or both?

Friday, February 3, 2017

Sports Limelight - Christian Okoye

Drew and Bill talk about former Chiefs running back Christian Okoye, the last time they saw him on TV, and his legendary status due to Tecmo Super Bowl.