Friday, September 30, 2016

BoBA ISML 2016 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 6

ARENA 01: [Takanashi Rikka] Konno Yūki
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 02: Kasumigaoka Utaha [Shiro]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 03: [Yukinoshita Yukino] Kongō
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 04: Sengoku Nadeko [Sakura Chiyo]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 05: [Illyasviel von Einzbern] Shimakaze
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 06: Kasugano Sora [Tachibana Marika]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 07: [Tōsaka Rin] Yuzuriha Inori
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 08: Nakamura Yuri [Katō Megumi]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 09: [Korosensei] Heiwajima Shizuo
by <=800
Over/Under: 2800
Under

ARENA 10: Yūki Rito [Satomi Rentarō]
by <=800
Over/Under: 2800
Under

ARENA 11: [Sakamaki Izayoi] Kurogane Ikki
by <=800
Over/Under: 2800
Under

ARENA 12: [Sakata Gintoki] Gilgamesh
by <=800
Over/Under: 2800
Under

ARENA 13: [Edward Elric] Akasaka Ryūnosuke
by <=800
Over/Under: 2800
Under

ARENA 14: Sakai Yūji [Yato]
by <=800
Over/Under: 2800
Under

ARENA 15: Arima Kōsei [Totsuka Saika]
by <=800
Over/Under: 2800
Under

ARENA 16: Adlet Mayer [Saitama]
by <=800
Over/Under: 2800
Under

ARENA 17: [Hirasawa Yui] Minami Kotori
by >=200
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 18: Kōsaka Reina [Sawamura Spencer Eriri]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2400

Over

ISML 2016: Yui Pulls Off A Major Scalp In Emerald

ISML 2016: Yui Pulls Off A Major Scalp In Emerald

By JR Salazar
The Bedlam On Baltic Avenue
September 30, 2016

Match Day 5 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is in the books and Yui-nyan pulled off the Upset of the Round, stunning Touka Yatogami 1389-1311. Also in the Female Division, Nanami Aoyama rolled past Kuroko Shirai 1643-1138, Kurumi Tokisaki gunned down Shirayuki 2001-655, Shinobu Oshino chomped on Tomoyo Sakagami 1534-1127, Jibril flew past Shinoa Hiiragi 1774-838, Shinka Nibutani wopn a 1401-1369 nailbiter over Yoshino, Komachi Hikigaya drubbed Yuudachi 1574-1089 and Ayase Aragaki whipped past Victorique de Blois 1581-1095.

Over in the Male Division, Souma Yukihira routed Mochizou Ouji 1641-626, Shidou Itsuka prevailed over L Lawliet 1285-1173, Shirou Emiya cruised past Ichigo Kurosaki 16738-710, Yuzuru Otonashi annihilated Zen Wistalia 1819-577, Touma Kamijou broke Tomoya Aki 1659-786, Kiritsugu Emiya dominated Mikoto Mikoshiba 1523-944, Yuuta Togashi won the closest race of the round, a 1218-1209 thriller over Sadao Maou and Sora slammed Kinji Touyama 1841-590.

In Divine Circlet action, Hitagi Senjougahara defeated Sena Kashiwazaki 1423-1218 and Mikan Yuuki delivered a scalp, this time on Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi, 1343-1233.

Match Day 6 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for September 30, 2016. Vote for your favorite candidate at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

BoBA ISML 2016 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 5

ARENA 01: [Yatogami Tōka] Yui-nyan
by >=200
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 02: Shirai Kuroko [Aoyama Nanami]
by >=400
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 03: [Tokisaki Kurumi] Shirayuki
by >=200
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 04: Sakagami Tomoyo [Oshino Shinobu]
by <=300
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 05: [Jibril] Hiiragi Shinoa
by >=200
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 06: Nibutani Shinka [Yoshino]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 07: [Hikigaya Komachi] Yūdachi
by <=200
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 08: Victorique de Blois [Aragaki Ayase]
by >=400
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 09: [Yukihira Sōma] Ōji Mochizō
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 10: L Lawliet [Itsuka Shidō]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 11: [Emiya Shirō] Kurosaki Ichigo
by <=300
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 12: Zen Wistalia [Otonashi Yuzuru]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 13: [Kamijō Tōma] Aki Tomoya
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 14: [Emiya Kiritsugu] Mikoshiba Mikoto
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 15: [Maō Sadao] Togashi Yūta
by <=300
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 16: Tōyama Kinji [Sora]
by >=500
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 17: [Senjōgahara Hitagi] Kashiwazaki Sena
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 18: [Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko] Yūki Mikan
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Under

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ISML 2016: Reina Upsets Miyuki In Circlet Action

ISML 2016: Reina Upsets Miyuki In Circlet Action

By JR Salazar
Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
September 27, 2016

Match Day 4 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is in the books. In the Female Division, Shiro defeated Rikka Takanashi 1422-1242, Utaha Kasumigaoka rolled past Yuuki Konno 1478-1113, Yukino Yukinoshita whipped past Chiyo Sakura 1497-1179, Kongou sailed past Nadeko Sengoku 1313-1170, Illyuasviel von Einzbern routed Marika Tachibana 1599-1078, Shimakaze won a 1259-1224 thriller over Sora Kasugano, Rin Tosaka defeated Megumi Katou 1381-1296 and Yuri Nakamura gunned down Inori Yuzuriha 1428-1192.

In the Male Division, Korosensei crushed Rentarou Satomi 1398-906, Shizuo Heiwajima cruised past Rito Yuuki 1195-985, Izayoi Sakamaki prevailed over Gilgamesh 1207-1123, Gintoku Sakata trounched Ikki Kurogane 1276-929, Edward Elric won a 1135-1107 nailbiter over Yato, Ryuunosuke Akasaka whipped past Yuuji Sakai 1296-973, Saitama punched Kousei Arima 1309-1031 and Saika Totsuka annihilated Adlet Mayer 1525-702.

In Divine Circlet action, Reina Kousaka scored both the closest victory of the round and the Upset of the Round with a 1224-1207 scalp of Miyuki Shiba, while Eriri Sawamura Spencer clobbered Ayumi Otosaka 1400-1097.

Match Day 5 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for September 28, 2016. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Don't Phunk With My Heart


No, no, no, no, don’t phunk with my heart
(Yeah)
No, no, no, no, don’t phunk with my heart



I wonder if I take you home
Would you still be in love, baby (in love, baby)
I wonder if I take you home
Would you still be in love, baby (in love, baby)



Girl, you know you got me, got me
With your pistol shot me, shot me
And I’m here helplessly
In love and nothing can stop me
You can’t stop me cause once I start it
Can’t return me cause once you bought it
I’m coming baby, don’t got it (don’t make me wait)
So let’s be about it

No, no, no, no, don’t phunk with my heart



Baby, have some trustin’, trustin’
When I come in lustin’, lustin’
Cause I bring you that comfort
I ain’t only here cause I want ya body
I want your mind too
Interestin’s what I find you
And I’m interested in the long haul
Come on girl (yee-haw)



I wonder if I take you home
Would you still be in love, baby (in love, baby)
I wonder if I take you home
Would you still be in love, baby (in love, baby)

No, no, no, no, don’t phunk with my heart



Girl, you had me, once you kissed me
My love for you is not iffy
I always want you with me
I’ll play Bobby and you’ll play Whitney
If you smoke, I’ll smoke too
That’s how much I’m in love with you
Crazy is what crazy do
Crazy in love, I’m a crazy fool

No, no, no, no, don’t phunk with my heart



Why are you so insecure
When you got passion and love her
You always claimin’ I’m a cheater
Think I’d up and go leave ya
For another señorita
You forgot that I need ya
You must’ve caught amnesia
That’s why you don’t believe
Well, yeah, check it out.



Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing, baby
Cause you know you got me by a string, baby
Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing, baby
Cause you know you got me by a string, baby



Baby girl, you make me feel
You know you make me feel so real
I love you more than sex appeal
(Cause you’re)
That-tha, that tha, that-tha, that girl
That-tha, that tha, that-tha, that girl 
That-tha, that tha, that-tha, that girl 
That-tha, that tha, that-tha, that girl 
That-tha, that tha, that-tha, that girl 

No, no, no, no, don’t phunk with my heart
That-tha, that tha, that-tha, that girl 
No, no, no, no, don’t phunk with my heart 
That-tha, that tha, that-tha, that girl



I wonder if I take you home
Would you still be in love, baby (in love, baby)
I wonder if I take you home
Would you still be in love, baby (in love, baby) 
I wonder if I take you home
Would you still be in love, baby (in love, baby) 
I wonder if I take you home
Would you still be in love, baby (in love, baby) 

Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing, baby
Cause you know you got me by a string, baby
Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing, baby
Cause you know you got me by a string, baby…


Patrick Dangerfield: 2016 AFL Brownlow Medal Winner



GEELONG superstar Patrick Dangerfield has capped his glittering season with the most prestigious individual award of all, breaking records to win the 2016 Brownlow Medal.  

Dangerfield polled a record 35 votes to win from Sydney Swans midfielder Luke Parker (26) and Richmond star Dustin Martin (25), breaking away in a thrilling finish at Crown Palladium.

The 26-year-old had a four-vote lead going into round 22 and he sealed the win with two votes against the Brisbane Lions, taking his total to an unassailable 32.

To underline the greatness of his season, he polled three votes in round 23 to finish on a record total, surpassing Collingwood winner Dane Swan's 34 votes from 2011.

His margin of nine votes was also a record dating back to 1977 when both field umpires awarded 3-2-1 votes. Gary Ablett's eight-vote win in 2009 was the previous highest.

Dangerfield also polled in 15 games to set a new mark and matched the record nine best on grounds set by 1994 winner Greg Williams and matched by Fremantle superstar Nat Fyfe last year.

Ineligible Adelaide star Rory Sloane polled 24 votes to finish fourth having sat as high as second after 20 rounds.

Favourite to win the award since round one, Dangerfield said the past three days had been an emotional rollercoaster after bowing out with unfinished business in a preliminary final.

Still bitter at that loss, the enormity of the Brownlow Medal only became clear to him Monday night when watching a tribute to late Cats great and 1989 winner Paul Couch.

"You think of the past players to win the medal and what it actually means," Dangerfield said.

"It didn't hit me until halfway through the night with the scenes of Paul Couch and the older Geelong players talking about him.

"My mind is racing now, as is my heart, so it's hard to articulate it properly, but it's something I'll look back on with great pride."

Dangerfield paid tribute to Adelaide, his football home for eight seasons, with former teammate Eddie Betts watching on during his press conference.

He said moving to Geelong in 2016 and playing alongside captain Joel Selwood had helped him become a better player.  

"His will and desire to be better and to stand up in the big moments, I've learned so much from him and from so many other players at the club," he said.  

"Moving back (to Geelong), all of a sudden there are no question marks around next season … it's home and it's home for good.

"All you have to worry about is footy and that life balance that I think is really important is easy to find and easy to achieve."

Parker was the early bolter, racing to the lead with 13 votes after six rounds and giving the assembled Swans at a function at the SCG reason to cheer.

Dangerfield hit the front for the first time in round seven, polling three votes to take his tally to 14, but consecutive voteless games saw Parker regain the lead on 15 votes in round nine as the pair jostled.

After round 11, Swans midfielder Dan Hannebery moved into equal second with Dangerfield on 14 votes, with the Geelong superstar going four straight matches without polling.

He was back on the board – and back in the lead – with three votes in round 12 for the best game of his season, amassing 48 possessions, 13 clearances, 11 inside 50s and two goals against North Melbourne.

Parker proved hard to shake, however, and the pair was tied on 20 votes at the end of the bye rounds in round 15, setting up a showdown in the last eight weeks of the season.

In other awards, Eddie Betts won Goal of the Year for the second straight season for his brilliant right-foot snap on the boundary against Greater Western Sydney in round 10.

North Melbourne's Majak Daw won Mark of the Year for his soaring grab against Collingwood in round 18, edging out Essendon forward Joe Daniher.  

Geelong champion Jimmy Bartel took home the Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award for his work campaigning against domestic violence in 2016.

Top 10: 2016 Brownlow Medal

35 - Patrick Dangerfield (Geel)
26 - Luke Parker (Syd)
25 - Dustin Martin (Rich)
24* - Rory Sloane (Adel)
21 - Andrew Gaff (WCE)
21 - Dan Hannebery (Syd)
21 - Adam Treloar (Coll)
20 - Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
20 - Lachie Neale (Frem)
19 - Robbie Gray (PA)
19 - Zach Merrett (Ess)
19 - Nick Riewoldt (StK)

Patrick Dangerfield's stellar season

* First man since Gary Ablett Jr in 2009 to be voted as the game's best player by umpires, players and coaches
* Brownlow Medallist
* AFL Players Association MVP
* AFL Coaches Association Player of the Year
* Player of the Year: The Age, Herald Sun, ABC, SEN, 3AW, Channel Nine
* Nine three-vote games (R1 v Hawthorn, R3 v Brisbane, R6 v Gold Coast, R7 v Melbourne, R12 v North Melbourne, R13 v Western Bulldogs, R17 v Fremantle, R19 v Western Bulldogs, R23 v Melbourne)
* Averaged 32 disposals, five marks, five tackles and a goal each game
* Set new AFL record for most inside 50s (194) and tied record for most in a single game (16 in round 23 win over Melbourne)
* Most possessions in a single game this season (48 in round 12 win over North Melbourne)
* Second-most possessions this season (762) behind Daniel Hannebery
* Second-most contested possessions this season (388) behind Josh P. Kennedy
* Fourth-most clearances this season (159) behind leader Josh P. Kennedy

BoBA ISML 2016 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 4

ARENA 01: Takanashi Rikka [Shiro]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 02: Kasumigaoka Utaha [Konno Yūki]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 03: [Yukinoshita Yukino] Sakura Chiyo
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 04: Sengoku Nadeko [Kongō]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 05: [Illyasviel von Einzbern] Tachibana Marika
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 06: Kasugano Sora [Shimakaze]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 07: Tōsaka Rin [Katō Megumi]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 08: Nakamura Yuri [Yuzuriha Inori]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 09: [Korosensei] Satomi Rentarō
by >=600
Over/Under: 2700
Under

ARENA 10: Yūki Rito [Heiwajima Shizuo]
by >=600
Over/Under: 2700
Under

ARENA 11: [Sakamaki Izayoi] Gilgamesh
by >=600
Over/Under: 2700
Under

ARENA 12: [Sakata Gintoki] Kurogane Ikki
by >=600
Over/Under: 2700
Under

ARENA 13: [Edward Elric] Yato
by >=600
Over/Under: 2700
Under

ARENA 14: [Sakai Yūji] Akasaka Ryūnosuke
by >=600
Over/Under: 2700
Under

ARENA 15: Arima Kōsei [Saitama]
by >=600
Over/Under: 2700
Under

ARENA 16: [Adlet Mayer] Totsuka Saika
by >=600
Over/Under: 2700
Under

ARENA 17: [Shiba Miyuki] Kōsaka Reina
by >=400
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 18: [Sawamura Spencer Eriri] Otosaka Ayumi
by >=400
Over/Under: 2400
Over

Saturday, September 24, 2016

ISML 2016: Emerald Round Robin Halfway Through




ISML 2016: Emerald Round Robin Halfway Through

By JR Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
September 24, 2016

Match Day 3 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is done and dusted. In the Female Division, Nanami Aoyama defeated Touka Yatogami 1524-1149, Yui-nyan won a barnburner over Kuroko Shirai 1397-1327, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Shinobu Oshino 1479-1250, Tomoyo Sakagami hammered Shirayuki 1487-969, Jibril prevailed over Yoshino 1440-1244, Shinka Nibutani whipped past Shinoa Hiiragi 1544-1101, Ayase Aragaki won the closest race of  the round, a 1352-1321 thriller over Komachi Hikigaya and Yuudachi won a 1269-1215 nailbiter over Victorique de Blois.



In the Male Division, Souma Yukihira tore down Shidou Itsuka 1312-1059, L Lawliet rolled past Mochizou Ouji 1391-837, Yuzuru Otonashi defeated Shirou Emiya 1364-1140, Ichigo Kurosaki prevailed over Zen Wistalia 1007-952, Touma Kamijou broke Mikoto Mikoshiba 1452-1022, Kiritsugu Emiya dominated Tomoya Aki 1503-905, Sora slammed Sadao Maou 1566-874 and Yuuta Togashi leveled Kinji Touyama 1490-860.



In Divine Circlet action, Yui Hirasawa rolled past Origami Tobiichi 1451-1196 and in the Upset of the Round, Kotori Minami cruised past Kumiko Oumae 1323-1063.



Match Day 4 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for September 26, 2016. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Friday, September 23, 2016

BoBA ISML 2016 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 3

ARENA 01: Yatogami Tōka [Aoyama Nanami]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 02: [Shirai Kuroko] Yui-nyan
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 03: [Tokisaki Kurumi] Oshino Shinobu
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 04: [Sakagami Tomoyo] Shirayuki
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 05: Jibril [Yoshino]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 06: [Nibutani Shinka] Hiiragi Shinoa
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 07: Hikigaya Komachi [Aragaki Ayase]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 08: Victorique de Blois [Yūdachi]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 09: [Yukihira Sōma] Itsuka Shidō
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 10: [L Lawliet] Ōji Mochizō
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 11: Emiya Shirō [Otonashi Yuzuru]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 12: [Zen Wistalia] Kurosaki Ichigo
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 13: [Kamijō Tōma] Mikoshiba Mikoto
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 14: [Emiya Kiritsugu] Aki Tomoya
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 15: Maō Sadao [Sora]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 16: [Tōyama Kinji] Togashi Yūta
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 17: [Hirasawa Yui] Tobiichi Origami
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 18: Minami Kotori [Ōmae Kumiko]
by >=400
Over/Under: 2500
Over


Thursday, September 22, 2016

ISML 2016: Emerald Rolls On

ISML 2016: Emerald Rolls On

By JR Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
September 22, 2016

Match Day 2 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is history. In the Female Division, Rikka Takanashi defeated Utaha Kasumigaoka 1406-1289, Shiro routed Yuuki Konno 1727-965, Yukino Yukinoshita rolled past Nadeko Sengoku 1733-984, Chiyo Sakura whipped past Kongou 1467-1156, Illyasviel von Einzbern leveled Sora Kasugano 1640-1039, Marika Tachibana prevailed over Shimakaze 1386-1228, Rin Tosaka took down Yuri Nakamura 1506-1260 and Megumi Katou defeated Inori Yuzuriha 1406-1209.

In the Male Division, Korosensei demolished Rito Yuuki 1537-805, Rentarou Satomi barreled past Shizuo Heiwajima 1182-1050, Izayoi Sakamaki defeated Gintoki Sakata 1255-1076, Gilgamesh stormed past Ikki Kurogane 1298-986, Edward Elric demolished Yuuji Sakai 1400-902, Yato won the closest race of the round: a 1254-1132 thriller over Ryuunosuke Akasaka, Kosei Arima whipped past Adlet Mayer 1292-835 and Saitama scored the Upset of the Round: a 1316-1155 upending of Saika Totsuka.

In Divine Circlet action, Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi romped past Louise Francoise Le Blanc De La Valliere 1555-951 and MIkan Yuuki defeated Kobato Hasegawa 1436-1066.

Match Day 3 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for September 23, 2016. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

BoBA ISML 2016 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 2

ARENA 01: [Kasumigaoka Utaha] Takanashi Rikka
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 02: Konno Yūki [Shiro]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 03: [Yukinoshita Yukino] Sengoku Nadeko
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 04: Kongō [Sakura Chiyo]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 05: [Illyasviel von Einzbern] Kasugano Sora
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 06: [Tachibana Marika] Shimakaze
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 07: [Tōsaka Rin] Nakamura Yuri
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 08: [Katō Megumi] Yuzuriha Inori
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2400
Over

ARENA 09: [Korosensei] Yūki Rito
by <=900
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 10: [Satomi Rentarō] Heiwajima Shizuo
by <=900
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 11: [Sakamaki Izayoi] Sakata Gintoki
by <=900
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 12: Kurogane Ikki [Gilgamesh]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 13: [Edward Elric] Sakai Yūji
by <=900
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 14: Yato [Akasaka Ryūnosuke]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 15: [Arima Kōsei] Adlet Mayer
by <=900
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 16: [Totsuka Saika] Saitama
by <=900
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 17: [Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko] Louise Vallière
by <=800
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 18: [Yūki Mikan] Hasegawa Kobato
by <=800
Over/Under: 2300
Over

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ISML 2016: Race For Tiara, Scepter Continues With The Emerald

ISML 2016: Race For Tiara, Scepter Continues With The Emerald

By JR Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
September 20, 2016

Match Day 1 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is in the books. In the Female Division, Tohka Yatogami dscored the closest victory of the round: a 1329-1306 thriller over Kuroko Shirai, Nanami Aoyama defeated Yui-nyan 1453-1209, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Tomoyo Sakagami 1735-969, Shinobu Oshino drubbed Shirayuki 1554-906, Jibril hammered Shinka Nibutani 1495-1176, Yoshino whipped past Shinoa Hiiragi 1544-1031, Komachi Hikigaya scored a 1428-1115 victory over Victorique de Blois and Ayase Aragaki thrashed Yuudachi 1521-1016.

In the Male Division, Souma Yukihira roasted L Lawliet 1354-906, Shidou Itsuka throttled Mochizou Ouji 1504-740, Shirou Emiya pummeled Zen Wistalia 1483-765, Yuzuru Otonashi routed Ichigo Kurosaki 1718-620, Touma Kamijou broke Kiritsugu Emiya 1281-1131, Mokoto Mikoshiba prevailed over Tomoya Aki 1186-1012, Sadao Mao stormed past Kinji Touyama 1277-848 and Sora slammed Yuuta Togashi 1577-892.

In Divine Circlet action, Hitagi Senjougahara dismantled Megumi Tadokoro 1510-967 and Sena Kashiwazaki earned the Upset of the Round: a 1270-1201 nailbiter over Cocoa Hoto.

Match Day 2 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for Sept. 21, 2016. Vote for your favorites at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Monday, September 19, 2016

BoBA ISML 2016 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 1

ARENA 01: Shirai Kuroko [Yatogami Tōka]
by >=400
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 02: Aoyama Nanami [Yui-nyan]
by <=400
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 03: Sakagami Tomoyo [Tokisaki Kurumi]
by <=400
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 04: Shirayuki [Oshino Shinobu]
by >=400
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 05: [Jibril] Nibutani Shinka
by >=400
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 06: [Yoshino] Hiiragi Shinoa
by >=400
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 07: [Victorique de Blois] Hikigaya Komachi
by >=400
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 08: [Aragaki Ayase] Yūdachi
by >=400
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 09: L Lawliet [Yukihira Sōma]
by >=400
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 10: [Itsuka Shidō] Ōji Mochizō
by <=400
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 11: Zen Wistalia [Emiya Shirō]
by >=400
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 12: [Otonashi Yuzuru] Kurosaki Ichigo
by >=400
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 13: [Kamijō Tōma] Emiya Kiritsugu
by <=400
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 14: Mikoshiba Mikoto [Aki Tomoya]
by <=400
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 15: [Maō Sadao] Tōyama Kinji
by >=400
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 16: [Sora] Togashi Yūta
by >=500
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 17: Senjōgahara Hitagi [Tadokoro Megumi]
by <=200
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 18: Kashiwazaki Sena [Hoto Kokoa]
by <=300
Over/Under: 2300

Over

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Back On The Rocks! Be There!



In less than a month, my heart, mind and soul will be on something other than soccer, Los Angeles, California, AFL, NRL, Vine banter, tumblr postings, and America in general. The details are still being flushed out, but in less than three weeks, I leave for Canada. I am heading to Vancouver to spend a few days, take plenty of photos, take plenty of action shots, and celebrate the Canadian Thanksgiving, which doubles as Columbus Day in the United States. More on that in a bit.

Spring will turn to summer in Australia, but first, the winter will have to end and right now, it is, with a focus on cricket, basketball, and soccer. Teams in the A-Leeague and W-League are reloading and refreshing and in some special cases, resetting. The AFL and NRL seasons are concluding and there is a chance that the NRL's premier will be from Victoria and the AFL's premier will be from New South Wales.

I think to myself, as my updated iPad belts out an Atlas Genius ballad: can Greater Western Sydney win two more games and live up to the words of its bold fight song that go, "You feel the ground a-shaking, the other teams are quaking in their boots before the Giants!" Already their reserve team have won the North East Australian Football League flag, their first-ever piece of palmares. (Yes, I am using the French term for honors.) Maybe a flag double is in the offing. Of course, if Hawthorn FC defeat the Western Bulldogs, it's a matter of "take your pick."

I don't have too much motivation to make a sequel to "Butterflies and Dragons." I enjoyed the journey, I enjoyed writing the story, but I don't feel obliged to write a follow-up yet. I have a Gochiusa vignette that is being drafted, which will parallel with my escapades in Vancouver. If I can surmise something of note, I might decide to make this last a few chapters, maybe 10-20.

Having a strong period of rest is going to be necessary for me to keep my mind in check, keep my mind in focus. My mom bought a new luggage case for me, and I will be bringing it to go with my new knapsack and my Anime Expo 10 Years bag, to show that I am an anime fan heading into Vancouver. All that is really needed is for my sister to provide me with the cash needed for lodging and for any food or souvenir expenses.

I can't wait to post the album of my trip to Canada, and I plan to use up as much camera space to provide everyone with my journey. Hopefully no snags take place on the trip, and I am able to enjoy the journey without any problems. Because of this, my Bold Predictions for the Ruby Period may be impacted, and no voting will be taking place for a good deal of the matches. However, I will be posted recaps of all the action that took place in the rounds I didn't get to vote on here on The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue. Look forward to it!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Nanggigigil.



Hyped for my Canada trip next month.



Song: "Nanggigigil" by Hagibis.

ISML 2016: Shana Takes Amethyst Necklace, Yukino Wins Sapphire

ISML 2016: Shana Takes Amethyst Necklace, Yukino Wins Sapphire
Koyomi Araragi, Sora Claim Amethyst, Sapphire Pendants

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
September 14, 2016

The Necklace Rounds for the 2016 International Saimoe League Amethyst and Sapphire Rounds has concluded, and Shana and Yukino Yukinoshita have run away big winners. Shana, listed as a 2-1 second choice won the Amethyst Necklace in a landslide result with 1,128 votes (28.59%) over favorite Megumi Katou, who only earned 554 votes (14.04%). Rounding out the order were Kosaki Onodera (495 votes, 12.54%), Shiro (440 votes, 11.15%), Rin Tousaka (435 votes, 11.02%), Chino Kafuuu (368 votes, 9.33%), Illyasviel von Einzbern (301 votes, 7.63%) and Shino Asada (225 votes, 5.7%).

Also listed a second choice to win a necklace was Yukino Yukinoshita at 2-1 but she earned 750 votes (19.37%), holding off 15-1 longshot Saber (581 votes, 15.01%), and 5-1 dark horse Yoshino (490, 12.65%) to win the Sapphire Necklace. Rounding out the order were favorite Kuroyukihime (439 votes, 11.34%), Isla (422 votes, 10.9%), Nanami Aoyama (406 votes, 10.49%), Sora Kasugano (401 votes, 10.36%), and Yui Yuigahama (383 votes, 9.89%).

The round proved to be one for the second choices on the men's side, too. Koyomi Araragi was listed as a 3-1 second choixe to win the Amethyst Pendant but prevailed with 699 votes (18.67%) over favorite Yuzuru Otonashi (521 votes, 13.92%) and 10-1 dark horse Touma Kamijou (520 votes, 13.89%). Rounding out the order were Saika Totsuka (493 votes, 13.17%), Kiritsugu Emiya (472 votes, 12.61%), Keima Katsuragi (434 votes, 11.59%), Yuu Otosaka (355 votes, 9.48%) and Light Yagami (249 votes, 6.65%).

Sora was one of the few favorites tipped by the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue that delivered as advertised, and he won 924 votes (24.89%) to win the Sapphire Pendant over Souma Yukihira (551 votes, 14.84%) and Archer (581 votes, 13.95%). Other finishers include Tatsuya Shiba (424 votes, 11.42%), Karma Akabane (381 votes, 10.26%), Gilgamesh (325 votes, 8.75%), Levi (296 votes, 7.97%) and Shirou Emiya (294 votes, 7.92%).

In the Amethyst Divine Circlet Qualifier, Yui Hirasawa finished first with 563 votes (14.95%). Also in are Sena Kashiwazaki (510 votes, 13.54%), Cocoa Hoto (475 votes, 12.61%) and Megumi Tadokoro (471 votes, 12.51%). Eliminated were Miuna Shiodome (464 votes, 12.32%), Eli Ayase (447 votes, 11.87%), Kirino Kousaka (430 votes, 11.42%) and Aoi Miyamori (406 votes, 10.78%).

The Sapphire Divine Circlet Qualifier saw Mikan Yuuki listed as a 7-1 dark horse to finish first and she in fact became the only dark horse to prevail on the night, winning 665 votes (17.52%). Also advancing are Miyuki Shiba (506 votes, 13.33%), Reina Kousaka (490 votes, 12.91%) and Origami Tobiichi (481 votes, 12.67%). Eliminated are Enju Aihara (476 votes, 12.54%), Konata Izumi (439 votes, 11.56%), Hestia (429 votes, 11.30%) and Tamako Kitashirakawa (310 votes, 8.17%).

Match Day 1 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for September 19, 2016. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate. And keep it right here on The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue for continuing coverage of the 2016 International Saimoe League, the world's premier anime character competition.

Monday, September 12, 2016

BoBA ISML 2016 Predictions: Amethyst/Sapphire Necklace Round

ARENA 01: [Katō Megumi] Shana Tōsaka Rin Kafū Chino Asada Shino Shiro Onodera Kosaki Illyasviel von Einzbern
by >=400
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 02: [Isla] Yukinoshita Yukino Yuigahama Yui Yoshino Kasugano Sora Saber Aoyama Nanami Kuroyukihime
by >=400
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 03: [Hoto Kokoa] Kashiwazaki Sena Tadokoro Megumi Shiodome Miuna Ayase Eli Miyamori Aoi Hirasawa Yui Kōsaka Kirino
by >=400
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 04: Hestia Tobiichi Origami Kōsaka Reina [Shiba Miyuki] Aihara Enju Yūki Mikan Izumi Konata Kitashirakawa Tamako
by >=400
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 05: Kamijō Tōma Otosaka Yū Totsuka Saika Yagami Light Araragi Koyomi [Otonashi Yuzuru] Katsuragi Keima Emiya Kiritsugu
by >=400
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 06: Akabane Karma Yukihira Sōma Shiba Tatsuya Emiya Shirō [Sora] Archer Gilgamesh Levi
by >=400
Over/Under: 2500
Over

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Mighty Giants

#NEAFLGF #NEAFL #AFL #AFLFinals #NEAFLSwansGiants

ISML 2016: Sora Scalps Umaru To Advance In Sapphire

ISML 2016: Sora Scalps Umaru To Advance In Sapphire

By JR Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
September 10, 2016

Match Day 6 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Period is in the books. In the Female Division, Sora Kasugano scored the Upset of the Round and the closest victory of the round, a 1311-1256 nailbiter over Umaru Doma. Kyou Fujibayashi prevailed over Tamako Kitashirakawa 1299-1199 but is out of the running on vote differential. In other results, Saber slashed past Rory Mercury 1656-1001, Yuri Nakamura gunned down Enju Aihara 1566-1046, Nanami Aoyama barreled Renge Miyauchi 1583-1073, Eucliwood Hellscuythe crushed Mikan Yuuki 1419-1116, Kuroyukihime flew past Yuno Gasai 1842-677 and Inori Yuzuriha dominated Konata Izumi 1505-1095.

In the Male Division, Sora slammed Shin'ya Kougami 1725-693, Ayumu Aikawa rolled past Seisuuu Jonga 1440-687, Archer dominated Tetsuya Kuroko 1676-630, Tomoya Aki drubbed Son Hak 1283-665, Gilgamesh thrashed Takumi Usui 1440-791, Natsu Dragneel whipped past Souji Mitsuka 1217-854, Levi leveled Naruto Uzumaki 1299-895 and L Lawliet routed Joushimatsuy Matsuno 1668-353.

In Exhibition action, Tina Sprout prevailed over Saya Sasamiya 1199-1083 and Flamie Speeddraw won a 1146-1062 barnburner over Nanoha Takamachi 1146-1062.

The Necklace Match for the Amethyst and Sapphire Periods is scheduled for Sept. 12, 2016. Here are your odds.

INTERNATIONAL SAIMOE LEAGUE 2016 
AMETHYST NECKLACE ODDS
Megumi Katou EVEN
Shana 2-1
Rin Tousaka 4-1
Chino Kafuu 5-1
Shino Asada 7-1
Shiro 10-1
Kosaki Onodera 15-1
Illyasviel von Einzbern 20-1

INTERNATIONAL SAIMOE LEAGUE 2016 
SAPPHIRE NECKLACE ODDS
Isla EVEN
Yukino Yukinoshita 2-1
Yui Yuigahama 4-1
Yoshino 5-1
Sora Kasugano 11-1
Saber 15-1
Nanami Aoyama 20-1
Kuroyukihime 30-1

INTERNATIONAL SAIMOE LEAGUE 2016 
AMETHYST PENDANT ODDS
Yuzuryu Otonashi EVEN
Koyomi Araragi 3-1
Keima Katsuragi 5-1
Yuu Otosaka 7-1
Touma Kamijou 10-1
Kiritsugu Emiya 15-1
Light Yagami 20-1
Saika Totsuka 50-1

INTERNATIONAL SAIMOE LEAGUE 2016 
SAPPHIRE PENDANT ODDS
Sora EVEN
Archer 2-1
Gilgamesh 5-1
Shiro Emiya 10-1
Tatsuya Shiba 15-1
Souma Yukihira 20-1
Levi 25-1
Karma Akabane 60-1

INTERNATIONAL SAIMOE LEAGUE 2016 
AMETHYST CIRCLET QUALIFIER ODDS
Kokoa Hoto 2-1
Kirino Kousaka 5-1
Sena Kashiwazaki 7-1
Yui Hirasawa 10-1
Eli Ayase 15-1
Aoi Miyamori 20-1
Miuna Shiodome 25-1
Megumi Tadokoro 30-1

INTERNATIONAL SAIMOE LEAGUE 2016 
SAPPHIRE CIRCLET QUALIFIER ODDS
Miyuki Shiba EVEN
Hestia 4-1
Origami Tobiichi 6-1
Mikan Yuuiki 7-1
Reina Kousaka 10-1
Enju Aihara 12-1
Konata Izumi 25-1
Tamako Kitashirakawa 40-1


Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Sapphire Day 6 Standings

Female Group 3

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Isla9.00003004398313312653.75973
2Konno Yūki6.766821038133825-123.26053
3Hestia4.705812037163776-603.17643
4Ikaros2.181903031094302-11932.65943

Female Group 6

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Kasugano Sora6.9826210395336463073.36726
2Doma Umaru6.9580210400236663363.40806
3Fujibayashi Kyō6.906421038063812-63.24046
4Kitashirakawa Tamako2.536003034374074-6372.92646

Female Group 10

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Yukinoshita Yukino9.00003005348266026884.571610
2Konjiki no Yami6.6259210417235116613.569310
3Tobiichi Origami4.309912036304047-4173.102510
4Haibara Ai1.365303023945326-29322.047110

Female Group 15

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Saber9.00003004811319116204.095315
2Nakamura Yuri6.7718210422136645573.590915
3Aihara Enju4.290312033154293-9782.824915
4Rory Mercury2.217703031914390-11992.717415

Female Group 17

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Yuigahama Yui9.00003005014280922054.286217
2Tachibana Marika6.6364210389537241713.331017
3Kōsaka Reina4.386912033784063-6852.887417
4Kushina Anna1.950703029134604-16912.491717

Female Group 24

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Aoyama Nanami9.0000300440135038983.745624
2Eucliwood Hellscythe6.9820210413035835473.515724
3Yūki Mikan4.541412035974058-4613.065224
4Miyauchi Renge2.335203033614345-9842.862324

Female Group 26

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Yoshino9.00003004696314715494.013826
2Akemi Homura6.8291210411336674463.516726
3Shiba Miyuki4.506412036434033-3903.114626
4Toshinō Kyōko1.993603030124617-16052.576626

Female Group 31

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Kuroyukihime9.00003004746287818684.038031
2Yuzuriha Inori6.88002104345320611393.695531
3Izumi Konata4.381912035274116-5893.006731
4Gasai Yuno1.575003024954913-24182.127431

Male Group 2

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Sora9.00003005113206830454.35252
2Aikawa Ayumu6.4735210347132592122.95012
3Kōgami Shin'ya4.153912027333801-10682.32942
4Handa Seishū1.566703021074296-21891.79582

Male Group 7

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Akabane Karma9.00003004430204123893.78697
2Kurosaki Ichigo6.497321029833191-2082.55067
3Qwenthur Barbotage4.210212024993363-8642.13617
4Makishima Shōgo2.037703023463663-13172.00757

Male Group 11

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Archer9.00003005012192530874.266511
2Aki Tomoya6.4865210328331141692.790911
3Kuroko Tetsuya4.074712024263685-12592.067311
4Son Hak1.650703019693966-19971.678711

Male Group 14

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Yukihira Sōma9.00003004323218421393.695414
2Kazami Yūji6.6193210313529801552.681814
3Killua Zoldyck4.510212029353217-2822.508414
4Slaine Troyard1.531303019763988-20121.690014

Male Group 18

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Gilgamesh9.00003004327241919083.683818
2Natsu Dragneel6.645321031393213-742.671118
3Usui Takumi4.489312028293282-4532.410718
4Mitsuka Sōji1.951303024023783-13812.045918

Male Group 23

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Shiba Tatsuya9.0000300379428229723.243823
2Mikoshiba Mikoto6.8147210346633351312.963523
3Hei4.599212030503381-3312.607423
4Shirogane Kei (Shiroe)2.364003028023574-7722.396923

Male Group 27

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Levi9.00003004076237317033.466927
2L Lawliet6.95052104020240516153.419727
3Uzumaki Naruto4.4100120329730712262.813027
4Matsuno Jūshimatsu0.790703012514795-35441.066327

Male Group 30

RankNamePointsWinsLosesDrawsVFVAVDCVPGroup
1Emiya Shirō9.00003004550231322373.889630
2Ōma Shū6.6244210347930024772.974830
3Kaiki Deishū4.234712027293731-10022.333130
4Tomoe1.833103022523964-17121.926130