See more NBA predictions NBA See more NFL predictions Things That Caught My EyeKansas City shuffling out of the playoffsThe Chiefs have been really bad for the past several weeks, so bad that their very season is in jeopardy. Looking at their team’s Elo rating between Week 5 and Week 12, the -116 point difference is the largest meltdown observed of teams with an Elo rating of 1700 or better in at that point in the seasons. [FiveThirtyEight]This means WARThe sabermetric concept of wins above replacement has gone mainstream in baseball coverage, but the statistic is at something of a crossroads: How precisely the wins above replacement are calculated varies from database to database, and right now the baseball nerd community is attempting to get to the bottom of what precisely the statistic should entail. [The Ringer]The parade is in the worksA Cleveland Browns fan named Chris McNeil has successfully obtained permission to have a parade circle around the Browns home stadium in the event the team does in fact go defeated and finished the season with an 0-16 record. Cleveland has an 11 percent chance of beating the Chargers, a 25 percent chance of beating Green Bay, a 20 percent chance of beating Baltimore, a 22 percent chance of beating Chicago and 6 percent chance of beating Pittsburgh. That approximates to a roughly 39 percent chance of five consecutive defeats. [FiveThirtyEight, Uproxx]NFL nears player agreementThe NFL’s negotiations with a group of players to address social justice issues that have prompted player protests across the league appear to be approaching a conclusion, with a number in the ballpark of $89 million over seven years going towards causes identified by a league-controlled panel. [ESPN, Deadspin]Jeff Fisher is the worst thing to happen to quarterbacks since the creation of the NFL defensive endJared Goff’s total QBR was 18.3 last season under head coach Jeff Fisher, leading to indications he may be one of the worst quarterbacks ever. Now that he is no longer under Jeff Fisher, his QBR is 55.2, above average and on a winning Rams team. Case Keenum, also once under the stifling Fisher, is now 7-2 behind center for the Vikings. Both quarterbacks could be enjoying the biggest year-to-year QBR bumps. [The Undefeated]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number31The number of teams in the NFL that have used at least three starting quarterbacks since Week 11 of 2004. The team that has not is the New York Giants, who have been the beneficiaries of the second-longest quarterback starting streak in NFL history. This week the team announced that ironman starter Eli Manning would be unceremoniously benched in favor of Geno Smith. Yeah, the Giants really, really botched this. [ESPN]Leaks from Slack: neil:I just noticed Terrell Suggs is having one of the great old-guy sack seasons everHe’s on pace for 14 on the season, which would rank 5th among players age 35+(Apparently 1998 was an insane year for old pass rushers)daniel.levittThat 1992 Clay Matthews season. 111 tackles at age 36…waltwait how old is clay matthewsohwaiti see it nowthat’s on mePredictions NFL Oh, and don’t forgetAre you as smart as an NFL ref? We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆 Join the squad. Subscribe See more college football predictions College Football All newsletters
Now playing: Watch this: Phones Best Buy Samsung’s Galaxy-something is already building up plenty of buzz as the first foldable phone by a household brand. Foldable phones are expected to change the way that people use their devices by giving you a larger screen surface in a small enough package to carry around. Samsung is moving quickly to get its product on sale ahead of rivals.But chances are high that Samsung’s foldable phone won’t knock it out of the park on its initial attempt. As one of the first of its kind, this foldable phone and others face staggering challenges in how they’re designed and how well the apps work with a bendable body.”I can’t stress this enough, this is a beta product,” said Stephen Baker, VP of industry analysis at NPD Group. “All these problems should be expected and anticipated, and as the first version this is an early adopter product for consumers who like to be on the bleeding edge.” How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus We don’t know much about Samsung’s foldable Galaxy phone, including its name. Angela Lang/CNET A foldable phone by any other name may not sound as sweet. Samsung has already shown off the foldable Galaxy phone on stage and confirmed it’ll come in the first half of 2019 — but it doesn’t yet have a real name. There are at least four rumored front-runners, including the Galaxy X, Galaxy F, Galaxy Flex and Galaxy Fold. Samsung, unsurprisingly, did not respond to my request for a heads-up on the official name (it would like to keep that a surprise). But one of these candidates is undeniably the worst.Samsung should definitely not choose “Galaxy F.” In the US at least, “F” is for “fail,” the lowest grade a person or thing can get. And no product wants to be linked to failure, or to “the F word.” The mind just doesn’t leap to “foldable” or “fantastic.” Samsung The 30 worst phone names of all time 2:17 Any product marketer will tell you that names matter. Brands can spend hundreds of hours on market research to select the right name that conveys the right message to buyers. Pick wrong and you might fail to connect with your desired demographic or worse, offend them in their native land and language.Both negative connotations for “Galaxy F” would open up Samsung to endlessly creative criticism akin to the worst online bullying, especially if the foldable phone turns out to be anything other than “s” for “stellar.” (For the record, the “S” in Galaxy S stands for “Super Smart.”) Samsung’s foldable phone is here, with brand-new One UI for Android 21 Photos Share your voice Sprint Xiaomi’s double-folding phone looks impressive in teaser… Now playing: Watch this: Samsung’s first foldable phone may be awkward, but it, and others, are an essential first step into learning what to do and not to do when making devices with bendable screens.”We believe that devices with flexible displays will eventually become a larger part of the market as prices drop, designs improve and usability issues are overcome,” said Ben Wood, chief researcher at analyst firm CCS Insight. Samsung will want to put its best foot forward. News • Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E and S10 Plus updates are already waiting for you It may be too late for the electronics titan to whip up excitement by taking fan suggestions, as Xiaomi is doing for its remarkable-looking phone prototype that folds on both ends, and as Google did for Android N. But it isn’t too late for Samsung to think long and hard about its legacy and steer clear of any name that could expose it to one of the internet’s most vicious “F”s: flaming.Published: Jan. 28 at 4:00am PT.Update: Jan 29 at 3:00am PT with minor edits. 22 The Galaxy S10 arrives Feb. 20 but the photos are here now $899 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB, prism black) 31 Photos Samsung Galaxy S10 Galaxy V because it’s a flat line folded almost in half~— 👾.ashley.🎙 (@AshleyEsqueda) January 23, 2019 See It $899 What we know about Samsung’s foldable phone See It $899 See it Comments 1:28 Abt Electronics $899 They had better not call this thing the Galaxy F… https://t.co/95PmNf9nnh via @jdolcourt— Dan Ackerman (@danackerman) January 23, 2019 See It Galaxy X? Galaxy F? Samsung’s foldable phone faces 9 big issues.Everything we know about Samsung’s first foldable phone. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. As a name, “Galaxy X” (pronounced “ex,” not “ten”) has the right kind of sizzle. Think of how the phone’s shape could play into an “X” form and all the adjacent marketing about the device having the “X” factor. Samsung would run the risk of copycatting the iPhone X, and while it’s unlikely to result in another dragged-out lawsuit, such a name would perpetuate the dreaded (and not totally fair) “Samesung” reputation. And with the “X” name painting Apple into a corner, it’s something Samsung would want to sidestep anyway.Perhaps Samsung should take my colleague Ashley Esqueda’s safer suggestion to go with the Galaxy V, because it looks like a foldable phone opening or closing. Of course, V is the Roman numeral “5.” There’s always something. Review • Galaxy S10 review: As good as the S10 Plus, in a smaller package Tags 36 Photos A better name for a foldable phoneSamsung’s naming dilemma is extra potent because the expected reveal of its foldable Galaxy phone comes at a time when the tech giant will also unveil the Galaxy S10. That model will have a more traditional glass slab look and feel that should appeal to the mass market, but Samsung will likely show off a fully working version of its foldable phone to add drama to the event and to underscore Samsung’s ability to keep innovating, even a decade on. It’s unclear if Samsung would also announce the phone’s name here or simply tease a later dedicated event, rumored to take place in March. Whenever Samsung does share its name, there are plenty of more harmonious options than the foreboding “F.” Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Flex are infinitely better, but still pretty tame considering what a watershed moment this is for Samsung’s brand, which holds the coveted title of world’s largest smartphone maker. Also, LG already had a “G Flex” as recent as 2015 so “Flex” could wind up on the cutting room floor.
The 50-year-old actor, who was last seen in 2011 film Naughty @ 40, says he decided to say yes to the upcoming Yash Raj project as his wife thought the movie will benefit their kids’ career.‘Initially my mother used to guide me about many things in life. After her, my wife Sunita has been saying a lot of things which I follow. ‘Sunita actually encouraged me to take up Kill Dil as she felt that this movie will be good for our kids’ career,’ said Govinda, adding that he was not working for the past 3-4 years largely because he did not like the roles he was offered. The actor says he had an amazing time working in the film as it has always been his dream to work under the Yash Raj banner. Also Read – A fresh blend of fame‘I had a dream of working with YRF. I used to visit the studio and see pictures of various actors there but mine was missing. Now that I am working with them, it is really an amazing feeling. They are learned and well-behaved. And this wait was worth it,’ he said. Govinda plays a negative role in Kill Dil. Govinda, who has earlier donned a villainous avatar on-screen in 2000 film ‘Shikari’, said he was initially apprehensive about the character.
Dehli’s handicraft enthusiasts have another reason to visit Dilli haat as the 30th edition of annual Dastakari mela has been declared open in the national Capital on Sundau.This year’s highlight is the presence of craftswomen from Myanmar, who will be practicing shell craft, basketry, mat weaving, handloom textile weaving and hyacinth grass weaving for the viewers. The crafts mela was inaugurated in the presence of Lalitha Kumaramangalam, chairperson, National Commission for Women; Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament, New Delhi Constituency; His Excellency U Aung Khin Soe, Myanmar Ambassador to India; Sripriya Rangathan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Dr SK Panda, Secretary, Textiles, government of India; Sohan Jha, Senior Director, Crafts Museum and Myint Htwe, chairman, National Arts and Crafts Association of Myanmar. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The group of women exhibited the world famous Pathein umbrellas, puppets, velvet slippers, lacquer work and jade items. The exhibition is in collaboration with Dastkari Haat Samiti and supported by Ministry of External Affairs, Embassy of India in Myanmar, Corriandar Leaf, Yangon and Air India. Myanmar craftsmen will be joining hands at Dilli Haat for a crafts and skill development workshop. The crafts mela is one of its kind, where new design developments will take place in collaboration with craftsmen from Myanmar anwd India. Live demonstration of the weaving looms, from more than 12 states along with National and state-awardees from Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu Kashmir, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and others took place. A unique feature of the crafts mela will be that the visitors will be able to interact, learn, appreciate and explore Indian and Burmese handicrafts and textiles. The entire fortnight’s collaboration will result in new product designs, long term friendships and shall provide unique inputs to the crafts sector while enhancing economic wellbeing and diplomatic ties at the ground level. Meenakshi Lekhi said: “Dastkari Haat Samiti puts a great effort to give the great opportunity to the all the artisans who came across from India and Myanmar. But i think digitalisation should be given important because it can help the artisans in much easier way. Dastkari Haat Samiti should open their E-commerce website so that artisans directly sell their products.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixJaya Jaitly, Founder Dastkari Haat Samiti, has been working relentlessly with diverse craftsmen across the country to produce beautiful, economical and purposeful crafts, for more than four decades. Jaya Jaitly said: “The Samiti has constantly worked towards expanding opportunities for craftsmen as conservationists of Indian heritage. The Samiti’s artisan-members have travelled all over and collaborated with local artisans in other developing nations to create utility-based and market-friendly products.”