Nov 17 2010

Top 10 Black Friday Websites for Christmas 2010

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | top 10 lists | Top 5The List Ninja @ 03:51

Are you looking for the best deals on your Christmas and holiday gifts this year?  Many will be out working hard to find the deals on the best luxury gifts or even a top ranked LCD HDTV on Black Friday.  There will be many deals if you want to brave the crowds.  Here is our list of the Top 10 websites to preview Black Friday deals for maximum savings:










·        iBlackFriday

We wish you the best of luck this holiday shopping season.  Are we missing your favorite site? Add it in the comments below.

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Nov 9 2010

Top 10 NBA Stats for the Average Season

Category: Best List | Best of | facts | top 10 lists | triviaThe List Ninja @ 23:47

Have you ever wondered how many games are decided by one point in the average NBA basketball season? Just often does an NBA player get a triple-double?  The best NBA players seem to achieve one every week.  Here is a list of our Top 10 favorite NBA stats about the average season that were recently published by ESPN over an average 1,230 game season:

·        3 Coaches are fired

·        32 Triple-Doubles

·        49 Ejections

·        50 Players traded

·        50 games decided by one point

·        448 players score at least one point

·        8,870 dunks

·        15,462 Three-Pointers

·        17,795 steals

·        244,066 points

Are you ready for the most interesting NBA season in quite some time?


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Nov 5 2010

NFL's Top 10 Players of All Time - Agree?

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | NFL | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 19:30

Which NFL football player is the best of all time?  The experts at the NFL head office put together a group to rank the greatest NFL players of all time.  The biggest surprise is that the top player is not an NFL Quarterback or running back.  If you believe that Jerry Rice is the best NFL wide receiver of all time then you might be ok with this Top 10 list:

1.      Jerry Rice

2.      Jim Brown

3.       Lawrence Taylor

4.       Joe Montana

5.      Walter Payton

6.       John Unitas

7.      Reggie White

8.      Peyton Manning

9.      Don Hutson

10.  Dick Butkus

Which NFL player do you believe is the best of all time?

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Nov 5 2010

Top 10 Best Selling Books through October 2010

Category: Best List | Best of | facts | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 05:41

Are you looking for the hottest new book to read to keep up with your literate friends?  Here are this past week’s hottest books based on based on sales through Sunday, October 31, 2010.  Some of these would be great selections for your book club. How long will the Dragon Tattoo girl stay in the Top 10?


The Confession



John Grisham,  Doubleday

The wrong man awaits execution in the rape and murder of a high school cheerleader









Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe,  Threshold Editions

Subtitle: "The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure"









Keith Richards,  Little, Brown

Memoir: The Rolling Stones guitarist tells his colorful life story






The Lost Hero



Rick Riordan,  Disney-Hyperion

After saving Olympus, Percy Jackson and friends have rebuilt Camp Half-Blood for the next generation of demigods; first in Heroes of Olympus series (






The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo



Stieg Larsson,  Vintage

Journalist is hired to investigate the disappearance of an heir to a wealthy family






Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?



Ina Garten,  Clarkson Potter

Subtitle: "Fabulous Recipes & Easy Tips"






Worth Dying For: A Reacher Novel



Lee Child,  Delacorte Press

Jack Reacher gets involved in a decades-old missing child case







The Girl Who Played With Fire



Stieg Larsson,  Vintage

An Eastern European sex-trafficking ring involving prominent Swedes propels this sequel to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"






The Lost Symbol



Dan Brown,  Anchor

Harvard professor Robert Langdon unravels the mysterious brotherhood of the Masons






Christmas in Cedar Cove: 5-B Poppy Lane



Debbie Macomber,  MIRA

Residents of Poppy Lane reminisce about Christmases past




Which book is your favorite?

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Nov 2 2010

Top 10 Must See Movies this Holiday 2010

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 00:02

Is it part of your family tradition to go the movies on Thanksgiving and Christmas night? Many families get a little stir crazy and just need a break.  Some just like to take break from buying all the holiday gifts. Here are the Top 10 holiday movies for 2010 so that you plan your getaway from the family:

·         Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

The first installment of the two-film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they search for the pieces of Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) soul that he extracted from his being and hid in obscure locations both far and wide.

·         MegaMind

Megamind is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way

·         The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Upon returning to Narnia to join Prince Caspian for a voyage on the majestic royal vessel known as The Dawn Treader, Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin Eustace encounter merfolk, dragons, dwarves, and a wandering band of lost warriors.

·         Yogi Bear

Hanna-Barbera's beloved picnic-basket-stealing bear makes his big-screen debut in this live-action/animation mix children's flick from Journey to the Center of the Earth director Eric Brevig. The tourists just aren't flocking to Jellystone Park like they used to, and when the budget starts to get tight, Mayor Brown (Andrew Daly) brings down the axe.

·         Tron: Legacy

The Master Control Program is booted back up in this revamped Tron continuation that sees the return of original star Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the brilliant computer programmer whose disappearance leads his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), to search for him in and out of the computer world.

·         Little Fockers

A birthday party for the twins gives Greg an opportunity to redeem himself after he takes a job that raises the suspicions of his overbearing father-in-law, Jack (Robert De Niro), in this installment of the hit comedy series. Greg (Ben Stiller) and Pam (Teri Polo) have been together for ten years, and now they're the proud parents of two adorable twins.

·         Tangled

When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel  (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair.

·         Due Date

Director Todd Phillips re-teams with his break-out Hangover star Zach Galifianakis for this road movie concerning a soon-to-be father (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his cross-country trip to make it back in time for his baby's birth -- with the only roadblock being the dubious passenger (Galifianakis) who's along for the ride.

·         Gulliver’s Travels

Jack Black stars in the 20th Century Fox adaptation of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels with this fantasy-filled comedic production. This take on the timeless tale revolves around a shipwrecked journalist (Black) who discovers an island in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle where he is the biggest occupant in comparison to its tiny inhabitants.

·         True Grit

A 14-year-old girl (Hailee Steinfeld) joins an aging U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) and another lawman (Matt Damon) in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory in Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Charles Portis' original novel.

Which movie is at the top of your Must See list?

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Oct 30 2010

Pre-Season Top 10 NCAA Men's Basketball 2010

Category: Best List | Best of | facts | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 02:21

Who is your favorite NCAA Men’s Basketball team?  Did they make the pre-season Top 10 according to latest CBS rankings? Every year we have a chance to watch a player that could end up as the best college basketball player of all time.  Here is the list of pre-season Top 10:

1. Duke


Comment: Mike Krzyzewski has more options with this roster than last season's team because of the additions of McDonald's All-American point guard Kyrie Irving and transfer Seth Curry, otherwise known as Stephen Curry's younger brother. The Plumlee brothers should be better up front, Smith and Kyle Singler are accomplished scorers and Andre Dawkins is back to provide backcourt depth.


2. Michigan State


Comment: Tom Izzo's decision to reject an offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers and remain at Michigan State will keep the Spartans nationally relevant for years to come. A seventh Final Four in the past 13 seasons is the goal, and it's attainable thanks to the return of Kalin Lucas, Durrell Summers and Draymond Green.


3. Purdue


Comment: Robbie Hummel, JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore won't all develop into first-team All-Americans, but any of them could. That's why the Boilermakers should be among the favorites -- if not the favorite -- in the Big Ten and a smart man's pick to make the Final Four.


4. Ohio State


Comment: Remember how Texas had a better team the year after Kevin Durant left college? Life after E.T. (Evan Turner) will be similar for Ohio State thanks to Jared Sullinger, a freshman big man who could carry the Buckeyes to a Big Ten title.


5. Pittsburgh


Comment: What the roster lacks in future NBA players it makes up for in winners. Jamie Dixon has never had a bad team at Pittsburgh, and this won't be his first.


6. Kansas State


Comment: The Wildcats could make another Elite Eight (at least) thanks to the return of Jacob Pullen, Curtis Kelly and Jamar Samuels. The Frank Martin hire is looking smarter by the day.


7. North Carolina


Comment: This is higher than most have North Carolina. But the Tar Heels have a pro on the wing (Harrison Barnes), a pro at power forward (John Henson) and a pro in the middle (Tyler Zeller).


8. Florida


Comment: The Gators snapped a string of two straight NITs last season. This season they'll return to being nationally relevant, and, perhaps, SEC champions thanks to five guys -- Chandler Parsons, Kenny Boynton, Erving Walker, Alex Tyus and Vernon Macklin -- who averaged double figures last season (not to mention the addition of Patric Young).


9. Villanova


Comment: Like Ohio State without Turner, it's fair to think the Wildcats could be better without Scottie Reynolds. Credit Jay Wright's recruiting -- or just Jay Wright in general -- as the reason.


10. Baylor


Comment: Baylor's season was resuscitated Thursday when LaceDarius Dunn was allowed to return to classes despite the fact that he's facing a felony charge stemming from a domestic dispute. His presence ensures the Bears will have at least one star. The potential of Perry Jones makes it safe to assume they'll have at least two.


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Oct 26 2010

NFL Top 10 Weekly Power Rankings – Oct. 26, 2010

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | NFL | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 22:42

Does your favorite NFL team rank in the Top 10 power rankings after 7 weeks?  Some of the most popular NFL teams are missing from this list as few spoilers continue to dominate the headlines.

What are your thoughts about this Top 10 NFL Power Ranking list?

1.  New York Jets (No.1 last week; 5-1)

2.  Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 2; 5-1)

3.  New England Patriots (No. 3; 5-1)

4.  Tennessee Titans (No. 8; 5-2)

5.  Indianapolis Colts (No. 5; 4-2)

6.  New York Giants (No. 9; 5-2)

7.  Baltimore Ravens (No. 4; 5-2)

8.  Atlanta Falcons (No. 10; 5-2)

9.  Houston Texans (No. 11; 4-2)

10.  Kansas City Chiefs (No. 12; 4-2)

Who do you think is missing from this Top 10 list?

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Oct 23 2010

Top 10 New York Yankees Contracts

Category: Best List | Best of | top 10 lists | triviaThe List Ninja @ 20:01

Do you believe that the New York Yankees attempt to buy World Series victories?  Many believe they would win more if they some of the best MLB pitchers in the league.  So next year when you are visiting one of the best Major League baseball parks in New York, think about how much some of the guys on the field are making with this list of the top New York Yankees contracts:

1.     Alex Rodriguez - $275 Million (10 years)

2.     Mark Teixeira - $180 Million (8 years)

3.     CC Sabathia - $161 Million (7 years)

4.     Jason Giambi - $120 Million (7 years)

5.     Mike Mussina - $88.5 Million (6 years)

6.     A.J. Burnett - $82.5 Million (5 years)

7.     Johnny Damon - $52 Million (4 years)

8.     Mariano Rivera $45 Million (3 years)

9.     Carl Pavano - $40 Million (4 years)

10.   Gary Sheffield - $36 Million (3 years)

Which of these players in the Top 10 contracts was the best deal?

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Oct 18 2010

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players of 2010

Category: Best List | Best of | facts | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 01:45

Which NFL Player is the highest paid for the 2010 season?  These estimates include NFL salary in combination with paid endorsements.  Which of these highest paid players will eventually make the  list of Top NFL Quarterbacks of All Time?  Not all the highest paid players are on the best NFL teams.  Here are the Top 10 highest paid NFL players:

1.  Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts ($30.8 Million)

2.  Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions ($27.6 Million)

3.  Eli Manning – New York Giants ($26.5 Million)

4.  Phillip Rivers– San Diego Chargers ($25.8 Million)

5.  Terrell Suggs – Baltimore Ravens ($24.9 Million)

6.  Albert Haynesworth – Washington Redskins ($24.7 Million)

7.  Brett Farve – Minnesota Vikings ($24 Million)

8.  Darrius Heyward-Bey – Oakland Raiders ($21.4 Million)

9.  Jason Smith – St. Louis Rams ($20.5 Million)

10.  Julius Peppers – Chicago Bears ($20 Million)

Which player surprises you the most?

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Oct 15 2010

Top 10 John Wooden Motivational Quotes

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 00:45

The great UCLA Basketball coach John Wooden would have turned 100 today and we are celebrating his legacy with his Top 10 motivational quotes.   To only put together the top 10 is not enough to pay tribute to what many consider the greatest coach of all time.  Here our Top 10 John Wooden quotes:

·        Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

·        If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

·        It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.

·        Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

·        You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

·        Be prepared and be honest

·        Sports do not build character. They reveal it

·        It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen

·        The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team

·        Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming

What is your favorite John Wooden quote or story?

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