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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives, Sunday, 12-8-19:

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NFL Update:

  • New England fans probably contend they got a raw deal (and they did) with a handful of blown calls that gave KC a big lift. All things considered, however, the victorious Chiefs should not walk away from this game feeling like thieves; they earned this win by doing excellent work on defense — stopping the Patriots’ running attack, and harassing Brady into numerous incompletions –and by dominating with Kelce, Watkins and their definite Mahomes field advantage. As for the defending World Champs, their running game stinks, they have no speed at wide out, no Gronk and an offensive line in disarray; that being said, it’s not so bad, because “they’re moving on to Cincinnati”. #Chiefs #Patriots
  • Fickle officials decide it’s a nice day to give charity to the home standing Jets, resulting a time expiring game winner by Ficken. #Dolphins #Jets
  • Texans let down their guard at home against the Broncs, blow the game and are threatened with being thrown out of sole possession of first in the AFC South, Lock, stock and barrel. #Broncos #Texans
  • Seattle showed up for this Sunday night fight with frightfully little in its holster, getting a pretty tepid showing out of its main gun Wilson and allowing the Rams’ o-line to take control from the starting whistle. Not only has LAR been given new life, it seems to rediscovered the a bit of the chemistry that contributed so heavily to last year’s Super Bowl run. #Seahawks #Rams
  • For whatever reason, they may’ve thought in J-ville there was at least a miniscule ray of hope with Minchew, but as in weeks past it was nothing put a pure drag to be a fan of the Jags. Chargers take out their frustrations .. and then some. #Chargers #Jaguars
  • In quite a stunning development, the Titans have completed righted the ship, now that Tannehill has filled the role of field general and Marcus Mariota has gone the way of Wally Pipp. #Titans #Raiders
  • Steelers parlay a super-efficient day from the Duck, along big plays on defense and … of all things … special teams to burn the Cards and return from the desert with a huge road win. #Steelers #Cardinals
  • Tampa somehow continues to win with high risk, high reward Winston; Colts’ defense has lately gone very soft, and it looks like the bubble has indeed burst as regards their post-season possibilities. #Colts #Buccaneers
  • Ravens win this in the trenches, executing on offense when they have to and shutting down a mostly moribund Buffalo attack; it is a shame that the Bills can find a QB with even a modicum of accuracy. #Ravens #Bills
  • Where there’s Ryan, there’s hope, and Falcons ruin the day for Fewell’s feeble Panthers with an all-around excellent effort at home. #Panthers #Falcons
  • Saints can’t be happy with another home loss, this time to the high flying NIners; for those who had been impressed by stingy NO, think again. #FortyNiners #Saints
  • Sullied Skins leave Green Bay typically frustrated yet again, after getting toyed with by the playful Packers and now a sad 3-10. #Redskins #Packers
  • No problem in Minnesota, as strong Viking D has its way with the toothless D-troit Lions. #Lions #Vikings
  • Bungles stay true to form by laying down in Brown town, but do manage to infuriate Vegas with a garbage time field goal that beats the spread … just barely. #Bengals #Browns
Categories: NFL

College Football Top 25 Update, Recap and Perspectives, Saturday, 12-7-19:

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College Football Top 25 Update:
  • Joe “Cool” Burrow treats the fans in Atlanta to a sparkling aerial show, in a game that wasn’t as close as the score didn’t indicate … GA’s completely gone from the BCS, and the stage is set for LSU to try and run the table. As for No. 9, he’s shockingly good, with Brady-like poise and accuracy, and the “I’m hardly trying and never ruffled” persona of Montana. #Tigers #Bulldogs
  • Bucks take more than a few body shots from an inspired group of Badgers, and happily come out clucking with pride on the other side.  Fields is a total warrior, and Dobbins is nothing short of a beast. #Buckeyes #Badgers
  • OU beats a tough Baylor squad, and lays out a good case for moving on to the BCS, but a careless loss earlier in the year (along with an ever questionable defense) remains a persistent thorn in its side. Whatever the outcome, Jalen Hurts has used this year to solidify his status as at least a curiosity QB at the next level. #Bears #Sooners
  • Tigers tame the Bearcats with a versatile offense and excellent execution; yes, Memphis is now on the map as both a b-ball and f-ball power, and lots of credit to the entire operation for what they’ve accomplished. #Tigers #Bearcats
  • Clemson goes through the motions of clubbing the baby Cavs. #Tigers #Cavaliers
  • As usual, Boise keeps its poise, is ruler of the Mountain West, but can’t seem to make enough noise. #Broncos #Rainbows

NCAAM Top 25 Update, Recap and Perspectives, Friday, 12-6-19:

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NCAAM Top 25 Update:

  • Louisville’s sluggers continue to look more than ready to go toe to toe with anybody, including the pancaked Panthers. #Panthers #Cardinals
  • After a slow start, Duke gets back to doing the Devils’ work in Blacksburg. #BlueDevils #Hokies
  • USC rakes in another big win, after titanic tip-in by big Nick Rakocevic. #Trojans #HornedFrogs

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives, Friday, 12-6-19:

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NBA Update:

  • Nobody in the NBA cleans the glass like Mr. Windex, Detroit’s Drummond, and tonight’s 20-20 job is an apt illustration. Pistons continue their crawl back to .500. #Pacers #Pistons
  • Another lackluster result for Denver, which is dying to show off a road win against a quality opponent. Meanwhile, Celts stay perfect at the TD. #Nuggets #Celtics
  • Bucks keep on ‘a trucking, and Doc can’t find a cure for the pure lethargy that’s infected the Clippers. #Clippers #Bucks
  • Terrence Ross shows the the klutzy Cavs who’s boss. #Magic #Cavaliers
Categories: NBA

NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives, Thursday, 12-5-19:

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NFL Update:

  • The Cowboys went through another game playing like total zombies, and end up capitulating in Chi-town to the upwardly mobile Bears. Dallas’ defense was a step slow all game, and for most of the night the offense was offensively out of sync and uncoordinated. And what was with Garrett’s play calling … absolutely no creativity, no play action … no nothing. For a guy who should be worried about his job (it seems like he isn’t?) there certainly didn’t seem to be a lot of effort expended. If this keeps up, the god awful Redskins may be in the hunt for a division title, and the sickly Eagles will be in the catbird seat. #Cowboys #Bears
Categories: NFL

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives, Thursday, 12-5-19:

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NBA Update:

  • Weird game in Washington, as Sixers shoot better, rebound better but fumble the contest away to the wobbly Wizards with some eye-popping turnover numbers from Embiid and Simmons. This begs the question, where’s the leadership at the point for Philly. #Sixers #Wizards
  • Suns quell the Pels as Booker gets cooking. #Suns #Pelicans
  • Rockets sock it to the Raptors … getting more than they bargained for from Ben McLemore. #Rockets #Raptors
Categories: NBA

NCAAM Top 25 Update, Recap and Perspectives, Wednesday, 12-4-19:

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NCAAM Top 25 Update:

  • Buckeyes use a bodacious second half to stomp on the terrorized Tar Heels at Chapel Hill. Has UNC ever looked more overrated?
  • Virginia dreams of a repeat championship season look pretty far fetched, after they’re left for dead (with good reason) in West Lafayette. #Cavaliers #Boilermakers
  • Notre Dame looked pretty lame tonight in another game that went poorly for the ACC. Jalen Smith has led MD to one of its best starts ever. #FightingIrish #Terrapins

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives, Wednesday, 12-4-19:

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NBA Update:

  • Doncic’s anything but docile, and this is giving Dallas a whole new look. #Timberwolves #Mavericks
  • Lakers cruise, trashing and outmaneuvering the discordant Jazz, and move to an awe-inspiring 19-3. #Lakers #Jazz
  • Graham grabs the headlines with a monster shooting night, while the pathetic Warriors still can’t do anything right. Nothing but frowns in The Town. #Warriors #Hornets
  • Bucks keep trucking with a rather routine road killing of the pissed off Pistons. #Bucks #Pistons
  • Celts had no problem dealing with the Heat, and they didn’t even have to fiddle with the thermostat in the visitors’ locker room. #Heat #Celtics
Categories: NBA

NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives, Monday, 12-2-19:

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NFL Update:

  • Seattle slays another adversary with its customary excellence in the clutch, using a rather rugged and determined running game to wear down what many thought was a formidable rushing defense and, as usual, relying on the big play leadership of Mr. Wilson, who came through when Cousins wasn’t. Minnesota gets a pat on the back for a nice try, but may well need to win 3 of 4 for purposes of earning a playoff ticket… and the sad truth is with Kirk as captain, does it really matter anyway? #Vikings #Seahawks
Categories: NFL

Time to add Eli Chabner as ChabDog of the Month for December 2019

Pictured here in the arms of dear departed friend Eli Glatstein, Eli Chabner officially joins the roster of ChabDogs of the Month for December 2019.

Eli the cocker spaniel, extraordinaire, was the 2nd of 6 such blondies to hold the title of family dog for Bruce and Davi Chabner.  He joined the family on or about Rosh Hashannah of 1990, and was with us for almost 15 years of continuous joy.  Quite the regal looker, Eli loved to be loved, and was never more comfortable than when he was being held … except of course when we was being fed bagels, steak or whatever

else he could get a hold of.  He took very good care of his adopted sister, Lily, and was always there to comfort and support his owners.  No wonder Dr. Glatstein was tickled pink to have such a namesake with floppy ears, a beautiful black nose and the always perfect pose for the camera.

May both of these much beloved Elis rest in peace.

 

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