The Great Buffalo Stampede

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

DateAge Group PlaceTimeAvg Mile Time
July 20th, 20022nd20:376:39
July 19th, 20034th20:376:39
July 17th, 20042nd21:146:50
July 16th, 20055th20:266:35
July 15th, 20063rd19:546:25
July 21st, 20071st20:356:38
July 19th, 20081st21:226:53
July 18th, 20091st21:296:55
July 17th, 20101st21:296:55
July 16th, 20112nd21:216:53
July 21st, 20122nd21:096:49
July 20th, 20133rd21:406:59
July 19th, 20143rd22:017:06
July 18th, 20151st21:587:05
July 16th, 20162nd22:597:25
July 15th, 20171st23:017:26
July 21st, 20181st22:597:25
July 13th, 20192nd23:187:30
July 10th, 20215th22:587:25
July 9th, 20221st23:057:27


Turkey Day Shootout

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

DateCourseSiteParWinner   Scores 
Nov 19th, 1993Downingtown G.C.Downingtown, PA72Dave99101
Nov 21st, 1994Jeffersonville G.C.Jeffersonville, PA70Tom *5355
Nov 25th, 1995Bent Brook G.C.Birmingham, AL70Tom101108
Nov 29th, 1996Oak Mountain G.C.Pelham, AL72Tom9396
Nov 29th, 1997Eagle Point G.C.Birmingham, AL71Dave102108
Nov 26th, 1998Greystone C.C.Birmingham, AL72Dave98105
Nov 26th, 1999Harry Pritchett G.C.Tuscaloosa, AL71Tom96101
Nov 21st, 2000Tannehill National G.C.McCalla, AL72Dave96103
Nov 23rd, 2001Jonathan's Landing G.C.Magnolia, DE71Dave9397
Nov 25th, 2002Robert Trent Jones G.C.Birmingham, AL72Tom103107
Nov 30th, 2003The Rookery G.C.Milton, DE71Dave9394
Nov 27th, 2004Frog Hollow G.C.Middletown, DE71Tom9699
Nov 13th, 2005Back Creek G.C. Middletown, DE71Tom97101
Nov 19th, 2006Bay Wood Greens G.C. Long Neck, DE71Dave109114
Nov 11th, 2007Deerfield G.C.Newark, DE70Dave98108
Dec 14th, 2008Rock Manor G.C. Wilmington, DE71Dave99105
Nov 29th, 2009Town & Country G.L.Woodstown, NJ71Dave102103
Nov 29th, 2010Oak Mountain G.C.Pelham, AL72Tom (u)4649/60
July 17th, 2011Winter Quarters G.C.Pocomoke City, MD70Dave103106
Dec 4th, 2012Garrisons Lake G.C.Smyrna, DE73Dave (t)101101
Aug 15th, 2013Odessa National G.C.Odessa, DE72Dave9295
Aug 28th, 2014Ed Oliver G.C.Wilmington, DE69Tom 9293
Nov 13th, 2015Lake Buena Vista G.C.Orlando, FL72Tom *5253
Dec 6th, 2016Delcastle G.C.Wilmington, DE72Tom *5051
Nov 30th, 2017Loch Nairn G.C.Avondale, PA70Dave95102
Nov 1st, 2018Arrowhead G.C.Douglassville, PA71Tom98101
Nov 3rd, 2019Links at St. Anne'sMiddletown, DE70Tom100101
Nov 5th, 2020The Rockery North Milford, DE71Tom9495
Nov 18th, 2021DuPont C.C.Wilmington, DE71Tom9396

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

Dog Bowling, a new Olympic Sport

Best College Basketball Programs

       W      L      %Years
3North Carolina2,3238390.74112
8Notre Dame1,9391,0680.65119
9St. John's1,9041,0700.64115
16Western Kentucky1,8559570.66103
17Brigham Young1,8501,1190.62120
20West Virginia1,8271,1370.62113
23Oregon State1,7861,3960.56121
25North Carolina State1,7821,1100.62110
26Michigan State1,7811,1230.61123
31Ohio State1,7521,1150.61121
35Missouri State1,7231,0260.63110
39Oklahoma State1,7161,2130.59113
41Murray State1,7079190.6597
43Kansas State1,6951,2130.58118

College Basketball Arenas Visited

Villanova WildcatsThe Pavilion 
 76ers Arena
Clemson TigersLittlejohn Coliseum
Georgetown HoyasWizards Arena
St. John's Red StormMadison Square Garden
North Carolina Tar HeelsDean Smith Center
N.C. State Wolf PackHurricanes Arena 
Maryland TerrapinsComcast Center
Alabama Crimson TideColeman Coliseum
Vanderbilt CommodoresMemorial Gym
UAB BlazersBartow Arena
Penn QuakersThe Palestra
Temple OwlsLiacouras Center
Navy MidshipmenAlumni Hall
Delaware Blue HensBob Carpenter Center
Old Dominion MonarchsNorfolk Scope
La Salle ExplorersTom Gola Arena
Drexel DragonsDaskalakis Athletic Center
Delaware State HornetsMemorial Hall Gym
West Chester Golden RamsHollinger Field House
Florida Gulf Coast EaglesAlico Arena
St. Joe's HawksHagan Arena
Gulf Coast ShowcaseGermain Arena
Atlantic-10 TournamentAtlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Colonial (CAA) Tournament Baltimore Arena 
Big East TournamentMadison Square Garden
A-10 & ACC TournamentsBrooklyn Barclays Center
ACC TournamentGreensboro Coliseum




Baseball Stadiums Visited

Current MLB Stadiums
Busch StadiumSt. Louis Cardinals
Camden YardsBaltimore Orioles
Citizen Bank ParkPhiladelphia Phillies
Nationals ParkWashington Nationals
Progressive FieldCleveland Guardians
Safeco FieldSeattle Mariners
Target FieldMinnesota Twins
Fenway ParkBoston Red Sox
Wrigley FieldChicago Cubs
Past MLB Stadiums 
Astro DomeHouston Astros
Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia Phillies
RFK StadiumWashington Nationals
Yankees StadiumNew York Yankees
Turner FieldAtlanta Braves
Spring Training Stadiums
Detroit TigersLakeland, FL
Philadelphia PhilliesClearwater, FL
Boston Red SoxFort Myers, FL
Cincinnati RedsPlant 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.