The Great Buffalo Stampede

Every year, on the 3rd Saturday in July, the Buffalo Stampede 5k takes place in Wyoming, DE
Below are my past race times:

Date Age Group Place Time Avg Mile Time
July 20th, 2002 2nd 20:37 6:39
July 19th, 2003 4th 20:37 6:39
July 17th, 2004 2nd 21:14 6:50
July 16th, 2005 5th 20:26 6:35
July 15th, 2006 3rd 19:54 6:25
July 21st, 2007 1st 20:35 6:38
July 19th, 2008 1st 21:22 6:53
July 18th, 2009 1st 21:29 6:55
July 17th, 2010 1st 21:29 6:55
July 16th, 2011 2nd 21:21 6:53
July 21st, 2012 2nd 21:09 6:49
July 20th, 2013 3rd 21:40 6:59
July 19th, 2014 3rd 22:01 7:06
July 18th, 2015 1st 21:58 7:05
July 16th, 2016 2nd 22:59 7:25
July 15th, 2017 1st 23:01 7:26
Averages 2 21:16 6:53


Turkey Day Shootout

Below are the results to the annual golf championship between my brother and I

Date Course Site Par Winner    Scores  
Nov 19th, 1993 Downingtown G.C. Downingtown, PA 72 Dave 99 101
Nov 21st, 1994 Jeffersonville G.C. Jeffersonville, PA 70 Tom * 53 55
Nov 25th, 1995 Bent Brook G.C. Birmingham, AL 70 Tom 101 108
Nov 29th, 1996 Oak Mountain G.C. Pelham, AL 72 Tom 93 96
Nov 29th, 1997 Eagle Point G.C. Birmingham, AL 71 Dave 102 108
Nov 26th, 1998 Greystone C.C. Birmingham, AL 72 Dave 98 105
Nov 26th, 1999 Harry Pritchett G.C. Tuscaloosa, AL 71 Tom 96 101
Nov 21st, 2000 Tannehill National G.C. McCalla, AL 72 Dave 96 103
Nov 23rd, 2001 Jonathan's Landing G.C. Magnolia, DE 71 Dave 93 97
Nov 25th, 2002 Robert Trent Jones G.C. Birmingham, AL 72 Tom 103 107
Nov 30th, 2003 The Rookery G.C. Milton, DE 71 Dave 93 94
Nov 27th, 2004 Frog Hollow G.C. Middletown, DE 71 Tom 96 99
Nov 13th, 2005 Back Creek G.C.  Middletown, DE 71 Tom 97 101
Nov 19th, 2006 Bay Wood Greens G.C.  Long Neck, DE 71 Dave 109 114
Nov 11th, 2007 Deerfield G.C. Newark, DE 70 Dave 98 108
Dec 14th, 2008 Rock Manor G.C.  Wilmington, DE 71 Dave 99 105
Nov 29th, 2009 Town & Country G.L. Woodstown, NJ 71 Dave 102 103
Nov 29th, 2010 Oak Mountain G.C. Pelham, AL 72 Tom (u) 46 49/60
July 17th, 2011 Winter Quarters G.C. Pocomoke City, MD 70 Dave 103 106
Dec 4th, 2012 Garrisons Lake G.C. Smyrna, DE 73 Dave (t) 101 101
Aug 15th, 2013 Odessa National G.C. Odessa, DE 72 Dave 92 95
Aug 28th, 2014 Ed Oliver G.C. Wilmington, DE 69 Tom  92 93
Nov 13th, 2015 Lake Buena Vista G.C. Orlando, FL 72 Tom * 52 53
Dec 6th, 2016 Delcastle G.C. Wilmington, DE 72 Tom * 50 51
Nov 30th, 2017 Loch Nairn G.C. Avondale, PA 70 Dave 95 102

* denotes 9-hole round
(u) denotes unofficial round
(t) denotes winner of tie-breaker

Dog Bowling, a new Olympic Sport

NCAA Basketball National Championships

Year    Winning Team  Score  Opponent  Location 
1939  Oregon 46–33 Ohio State Evanston, Illinois
1940  Indiana 60–42 Kansas Kansas City, Missouri
1941  Wisconsin 39–34 Washington State Kansas City, Missouri
1942  Stanford 53–38 Dartmouth Kansas City, Missouri
1943  Wyoming 46–34 Georgetown New York City, New York
1944  Utah 42–40 Dartmouth New York City, New York
1945  OK A&M 49–45 NYU New York City, New York
1946  OK A&M 43–40 North Carolina New York City, New York
1947  Holy Cross 58–47 Oklahoma New York City, New York
1948  Kentucky 58–42 Baylor New York City, New York
1949  Kentucky 46–36 Oklahoma A&M Seattle, Washington
1950  CCNY 71–68 Bradley New York City, New York
1951  Kentucky 68–58 Kansas State Minneapolis, Minnesota
1952  Kansas 80–63 St. John's Seattle, Washington
1953  Indiana 69–68 Kansas Kansas City, Missouri
1954  La Salle 92–76 Bradley Kansas City, Missouri
1955  San Francisco 77–63 La Salle Kansas City, Missouri
1956  San Francisco 83–71 Iowa Evanston, Illinois
1957  North Carolina 54–53 Kansas Kansas City, Missouri
1958  Kentucky 84–72 Seattle Louisville, Kentucky
1959  California 71–70 West Virginia Louisville, Kentucky
1960  Ohio State 75–55 California Daly City, California
1961  Cincinnati 70–65 Ohio State Kansas City, Missouri
1962  Cincinnati 71–59 Ohio State Louisville, Kentucky
1963  Loyola Chicago 60–58 Cincinnati Louisville, Kentucky
1964  UCLA 98–83 Duke Kansas City, Missouri
1965  UCLA 91–80 Michigan Portland, Oregon
1966  Texas Western 72–65 Kentucky College Park, Maryland
1967  UCLA 79–64 Dayton Louisville, Kentucky
1968  UCLA 78–55 North Carolina Los Angeles, California
1969  UCLA 92–72 Purdue Louisville, Kentucky
1970  UCLA 80–69 Jacksonville College Park, Maryland
1971  UCLA 68–62 Villanova Houston, Texas
1972  UCLA 81–76 Florida State Los Angeles, California
1973  UCLA 87–66 Memphis State St. Louis, Missouri
1974  NC State 76–64 Marquette Greensboro, North Carolina
1975  UCLA 92–85 Kentucky San Diego, California
1976  Indiana 86–68 Michigan Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1977  Marquette 67–59 North Carolina Atlanta, Georgia
1978  Kentucky 94–88 Duke St. Louis, Missouri
1979  Michigan State 75–64 Indiana State Salt Lake City, Utah
1980  Louisville 59–54 UCLA Indianapolis, Indiana
1981  Indiana 63–50 North Carolina Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1982  North Carolina 63–62 Georgetown New Orleans, Louisiana
1983  NC State 54–52 Houston Albuquerque, New Mexico
1984  Georgetown 84–75 Houston Seattle, Washington
1985  Villanova 66–64 Georgetown Lexington, Kentucky
1986  Louisville 72–69 Duke Dallas, Texas
1987  Indiana 74–73 Syracuse New Orleans, Louisiana
1988  Kansas 83–79 Oklahoma Kansas City, Missouri
1989  Michigan 80–79 Seton Hall Seattle, Washington
1990  UNLV 103–73 Duke Denver, Colorado
1991  Duke 72–65 Kansas Indianapolis, Indiana
1992  Duke 71–51 Michigan Minneapolis, Minnesota
1993  North Carolina 77–71 Michigan New Orleans, Louisiana
1994  Arkansas 76–72 Duke Charlotte, North Carolina
1995  UCLA 89–78 Arkansas Seattle, Washington
1996  Kentucky 76–67 Syracuse E Rutherford, New Jersey
1997  Arizona 84–79 Kentucky Indianapolis, Indiana
1998  Kentucky 78–69 Utah San Antonio, Texas
1999  Connecticut 77–74 Duke St. Petersburg, Florida
2000  Michigan State 89–76 Florida Indianapolis, Indiana
2001  Duke 82–72 Arizona Minneapolis, Minnesota
2002  Maryland 64–52 Indiana Atlanta, Georgia
2003  Syracuse 81–78 Kansas New Orleans, Louisiana
2004  Connecticut 82–73 Georgia Tech San Antonio, Texas
2005  North Carolina 75–70 Illinois St. Louis, Missouri
2006  Florida 73–57 UCLA Indianapolis, Indiana
2007  Florida 84–75 Ohio State Atlanta, Georgia
2008  Kansas 75–68 Memphis San Antonio, Texas
2009  North Carolina 89–72 Michigan State Detroit, Michigan
2010  Duke 61–59 Butler Indianapolis, Indiana
2011  Connecticut 53–41 Butler Houston, Texas
2012  Kentucky 67–59 Kansas New Orleans, Louisiana
2013  Louisville 82–76 Michigan Atlanta, Georgia
2014  Connecticut 60–54 Kentucky Arlington, Texas
2015  Duke 68–63 Wisconsin Indianapolis, Indiana
2016  Villanova 77–74 North Carolina Houston, Texas
2017  North Carolina 71-65 Gonzaga Glendale, Arizona

Winnest Basketball Programs

  Team  Conference  Wins       Loses        Win%
1 Kentucky SEC 2,237 688 0.765
2 Kansas Big 12 2,217 841 0.725
3 North Carolina ACC 2,206 781 0.739
4 Duke ACC 2,115 873 0.708
5 Temple American 1,886 1,053 0.642
6 Syracuse ACC 1,861 880 0.679
7 UCLA PAC-12 1,849 824 0.692
8 Notre Dame ACC 1,845 994 0.650
9 St. John's Big East 1,817 999 0.645
10 Louisville ACC 1,803 901 0.667
11 Indiana Big Ten 1,801 1,019 0.639
12 Brigham Young WCC 1,786 1,071 0.625
13 Utah PAC-12 1,779 978 0.645
14 Arizona PAC-12 1,769 923 0.657
15 Illinois Big Ten 1,764 973 0.645
16 Cincinnati American 1,757 1,003 0.637
17 Texas Big 12 1,750 1,054 0.624
18 Western Kentucky C-USA 1,748 901 0.660
19 Purdue Big Ten 1,747 1,019 0.632
20 Pennsylvania Ivy 1,747 1,091 0.616
21 Washington PAC-12 1,744 1,162 0.600
22 West Virginia Big 12 1,730 1,068 0.618
23 Princeton Ivy 1,718 1,062 0.618
24 Villanova Big East 1,713 920 0.651
25 Oregon State PAC-12 1,711 1,321 0.564
26 North Carolina State ACC 1,700 1,040 0.619
27 Connecticut American 1,682 939 0.642
28 Michigan State Big Ten 1,657 1,078 0.606
29 Arkansas SEC 1,647 927 0.640
30 Ohio State Big Ten 1,645 1,059 0.608
31 Georgetown Big East 1,638 1,024 0.615
32 Alabama SEC 1,637 1,014 0.618
33 Oklahoma Big 12 1,636 1,053 0.608
34 Missouri State Missouri Valley 1,636 960 0.630
35 Bradley Missouri Valley 1,629 1,174 0.581

College Basketball Arenas Visited

Team Venue
Villanova Wildcats The Pavilion 
  76ers Arena
Clemson Tigers Littlejohn Coliseum
Georgetown Hoyas Wizards Arena
St. John's Red Storm Madison Square Garden
North Carolina Tar Heels Dean Smith Center
N.C. State Wolf Pack Hurricanes Arena 
Maryland Terrapins Comcast Center
Alabama Crimson Tide Coleman Coliseum
Vanderbilt Commodores Memorial Gym
UAB Blazers Bartow Arena
Penn Quakers The Palestra
Temple Owls Liacouras Center
Navy Midshipmen Alumni Hall
Delaware Blue Hens Bob Carpenter Center
Old Dominion Monarchs Norfolk Scope
La Salle Explorers Tom Gola Arena
Drexel Dragons Daskalakis Athletic Center
Delaware State Hornets Memorial Hall Gym
West Chester Golden Rams Hollinger Field House
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Alico Arena
Gulf Coast Showcase Germain Arena
Atlantic-10 Tournament Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Colonial (CAA) Tournament  Baltimore Arena 
Big East Tournament Madison Square Garden
A-10 & ACC Tournaments Brooklyn Barclays Center




Baseball Stadiums Visited

Current MLB Stadiums
Turner Field Atlanta Braves
Camden Yards Baltimore Orioles
Citizen Bank Park Philadelphia Phillies
Nationals Park Washington Nationals
Past MLB Stadiums  
Astro Dome Houston Astros
Veterans Stadium Philadelphia Phillies
RFK Stadium Washington Nationals
Yankees Stadium New York Yankees
Spring Training Stadiums
Detroit Tigers Lakeland, FL
Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater, FL
Boston Red Sox Fort Myers, FL
Cincinnati Reds Plant City, FL
Minor League Stadiums
Beaumont Golden Gators 
Reading Phillies  
Syracuse Sky Chiefs
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Delmarva Shorebirds
Birmingham Barons (Hoover & Rickwood)
Greenville Braves  
Norfolk Tides  
Durham Bulls  
Knoxville Smokies  
Bowie Baysox  
College Stadiums  
Clemson Tigers  
Alabama Crimson Tide
Mississippi State Bulldogs

Bizarre Minor League Mascots

20) Hambone, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, International League

Vegetarians and Vegans beware of this scrumptious slab of meat.  Is that a heart monitor on his midsection or is he just happy to see the hot dog vendor?  


19) Gigante, San Jose Giants, California League

If you thought Howie Mandel’s soul patch was creepy, checkout Gigante.   When asked about shaving his gigantic orange flare, the Godfather Gorilla gallantly grumbled, “Don’t ask me about my Monkey Business!”  


18) Buddy Bat, Louisville Bats, International League

Even though bats are nocturnal, boring minor league baseball games can put them to sleep anytime of the day.      


17) Cosmo, Las Vegas 51s, Pacific Coast League

Even Jar Jar Binks is embarrassed by his distant cousin Cosmo.  That says plenty, considering Jar Jar wasn’t the least bit embarrassed by his poor performance in Star Wars.  Maybe Cosmo’s creator had one too many cosmos drinks when stitching together this intergalactic costume.  Cosmo (left), Jar Jar (right)



16) Cooper, Oklahoma City Red Hawks, Pacific Coast League

Why did the chicken cross the road?  To cock-a-doodle doo something.  Poor Cooper looks like a little chicken, but don’t let his fowl baby-face fool you; he’s 90% red hawk and only 10% Kentucky Fried Chicken.  


15) Archie, Reno Aces, Pacific Coast League

If a whoopee-cushion could come to life, this is what it would look like.  Whatever you do, don’t sit downwind of Archie’s flat, flagellant face… he’s about to blow!


14) Rhubarb the Reindeer, Tacoma Rainers, Pacific Coast League

As a result of running over grandma on Christmas Eve, Rhubard is doing his community service in Tacoma.  Apparently he had one too many buck shots when that horrific traffic incident occurred.  Don’t worry, he’s back on the wagon and doesn’t go buck wild anymore.         


13) Kino Bambino, Tucson Padres, Pacific Coast League

Why do monks always have partially bald heads?  Maybe the top of their heads are shaven to resemble a halo.  This balding Bambino should invent the hair club for monks.  He’d make a furry fortune.     


12) Rascal, Harrisburg Senators, Eastern League

Rascal the Senator looks like a two-timing, egotistical, devious, dim-witted, corrupt clown.  Therefore, he has all the basic qualifications to be a Politian. 


11) Big Mo, Montgomery Biscuits, Southern League

Well butter my buns, there’s an elephant in the room and it’s eating a gluten-free, peanut-flavored biscuit.  Since Montgomery operates on a low budget, Big Mo is also the team’s first base coach as seen here.  It’s quite ironic the Biscuits have bad batters this this season.        


10) Ballapeno, San Antonio Missions, Texas League

What in the Sam Hell is this?  A preview to Despicable Me 3! 


9) Nutzy, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Eastern League

It’s a bird, it’s a plane; it’s Nutzy the flying squirrel.  Nutzy was on the juice with Bonds, McGuire, and Sosa in the early 2000’s.  Needless to say his nuts aren’t all what they’re cracked up to be anymore.       


8) Wally the Walnut, Modesto Nuts, California League

Where’s a nutcracker when you need one!  During the hot dog days of summer, his chestnuts are roasting in that outfit.  Wally needs to keep a safe distance away from the peanut-eating elephant and the juiced flying squirrel.   


7) Muddy the Mud Cat, Carolina Mud Cats, Carolina League

Muddy has the same expression on his face as Arnold Drummond of Different Strokes had when saying, “What you talkin’ ‘bout, Willis!”  For younger people not familiar with Arnold Drummond, Muddy has the same expression as Justin Bieber had last month when finding out Santa Claus wasn’t real. 


6) Mugsy, Salem Red Sox, Carolina League

The new international sign for peace is a monkey shaking hands with a Dr. Seuss character.  The only thing that would make this picture weirder is if the monkey was riding a dog… oh wait, it is. 


5) Manny the Manatee, Brevard Manatees, Florida State League

A manatee is basically a fat piece of blubber that slowly floats in subtropical waters.  This just goes to show how badly gym programs are at our public schools when kids can’t even outrun a sluggish piece of blubber. 


4) Lou E. Loon, Great Lake Loons, Midwest League

Lou E. Loon walks into a drug store and buys chap-stick.  The clerk says, "Will that be cash or charge?" The loony loon says, "Just put it on my bill!"


3 Tied) Tennessee Tex and Tess, Greenville Astros, Appalachian League

Good ole Tex and Tess are participating in the intimate display of Muppet seduction.  For Pete’s sake, get out of the family section and get a hotel room already!  


3 Tied) Rooke, Elizabethton Twins, Appalachian League

Rooke looks like an overgrown Garden Nome that needs a shave.  What’s he staring at and why does he have a giant grin on his face?  Good grief, he’s mesmerized by the Muppet seduction above.  He’s green with envy.


2) Barley, Hillsboro Hops, Northwest League

Without beer, baseball would be the one of the most boring sports to watch, right ahead of women’s Olympic curling…. or any women’s sport for that matter (with the exception of beach volleyball).  Thankfully, there’s Barley of the Hillsboro Hops to ignite the excitement.  Play ball and curl on!  


1) Webbly, Everett Aqua Sox, Northwest League

Is Webbly a frog, a lizard, or an insect?  Nobody knows, but there’s a good chance that his species is an ingredient in your next ballpark frank.