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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 9-23-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • After tonight’s debacle in the Motor City, Dean Wormer was overheard telling Belichick, “Fat, old and slow is no way for your team to go through life” … looks like the Patriots will need to do more than pick up Josh Gordon, or Tom Brady may well be an endangered, overly mature species. #Patriots #Lions  (at least they weren’t blackout drunk… like some other people)
  • Excruciating loss for Arizona, as their QB tag-team violates a Cardinal rule by dropping or giving away the ball at the most inopportune time. #Bears #Cardinals
  • Rams ram another double digit victory down an opponent’s throat, stiff arming the less physical Chargers and solidifying their claim to be the kings of the NFC. #Rams #Chargers
  • Seattle saves its season with a stout defensive stand at home, along with a typically versatile stat sheet lines from Russell Wilson. When all is said and done, this means new life for the Seahawks. #Seahawks #Cowboys
  • Ugly but effective Titans are once against to subdue the Jags in a bare knuckles brawl involving two offenses doing the crawl. No Jacksonville, you cannot win the AFC with this level of firepower. #Titans #Jaguars
  • Oakland finds yet another way to lose, outgaining Miami, but allowing itself to be dubiously duped on defense, while shooting themselves in the foot when getting close to the Dolphin goal line. #Raiders #Dolphins
  • Packers pay the ultimate penalty for no running game to speak of, some porous run defense, a noticeable lack of intensity, as well as another objectionable Clay Mathews sack. No, having Aaron Rodgers on the field is just not enough. #Packers #Redskins
  • Giants finally put together an adequate showing on both sides of the ball, against a Texan team that hasn’t yet figured out that you can’t survive by simply counting on Deshaun. #Giants #Texans
  • It wasn’t pretty, but the Eagles survived the return of Carson Wentz with a narrow victory over a Colts time that went dead one too many times in the red zone. #Colts #Eagles
  • Yes, indeedy, bad things happen when the Broncos go East; Baltimore puts the clamps on Von, and Flacco has a veritable field day. #Broncos #Ravens
  • Quite an unseemly scene in Minnesota on Dennis Green tribute day, as the Bills shock the world with some fearsome defense and a very productive performance from Josh Allen. Clearly, Minnesota was not mentally ready today, and can you really blame them? Whatever the situation, things get even more serious in a few days as they have to travel to LA to do battle mid-week with the Rams. #Bills #Vikings
  • Bungles return to historic form with plenty of critical mistakes, and a very zealous job of piling up yards from scrimmage by Carolina’s unsung hero, Christian. #Bengals #Panthers
  • Pat’s pattern of stellar play continues for the charged up Chiefs; not only do the Niners lose … they also see Jimmy go on extended leave with a damaged knee. #FortyNiners #Chiefs
  • Mirror image teams put up big numbers in an NFC South showdown completely devoid of any pretense of defense; another sloppy win/nothing new for New Orleans. #Saints #Falcons
Categories: NFL

NCAA Football Update, Week 3 (click for audio):

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NCAA Football Update:

  • Wisconsin weathers a bit of a storm in Iowa City, and carries off The Heartland Trophy. Looking at the rest of the Big Ten West, to say they don’t have much to worry about is the understatement of the year … and they themselves really aren’t that good. #Badgers #Hawkeyes
  • Army’s tough ground game very nearly sunk the Sooners, who had to scramble behind the heroics of Kyler Murray for a narrow victory at home over the Knights. #Knights #Sooners
  • Wildcats scamper for cover in the face of Grier the Mountaineer. #Wildcats #Mountaineers
  • Urban renews his coaching vows by patrolling the sidelines in a total flattening of the Green Wave. #GreenWave #Buckeyes
  • Freshman Lawrence gives Clemson a fresh start at QB; Tigers romp. #Tigers #YellowJackets
  • Wimbush and the Fighting Irish put the Demon Deacons through many trials and tributions at Winston Salem. #FightingIrish #DeamonDeacons
  • Another no-show, shoddy effort from Nebraska, allowing a Wolverine kick returner to take one back to the house in the Big House, and generally get pushed around something awful. Oh how the once mighty have fallen. #Cornhuskers #Wolverines
  • TD passes from Fromm buoy the Bulldogs in Columbia, MO. #Bulldogs #Tigers
  • Illini lie down at home for the Lions. #NittanyLions #Illini
  • So much for the new and improved BC Eagles, who fall flat at West Lafayette. #Eagles #Boilermakers
  • A no doubt thrilling West Coast encounter that few people will notice (nothing worse than college football on a Friday night) … yes, USC, you are not 1-3, but you are terribly mediocre in the underwhelming Lack-16. #Trojans #Cougars

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 9-21-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Cardinals profit when Matt (the poor man’s Babe) Adams finds a little hole down the left field line. #Giants #Cardinals
  • DeGrom isn’t letting up in his campaign for the Cy; his ERA is now about equal to his weight, if you move the decimal to places to the right. #Mets #Nationals
  • Boston sicks its reserves on the Indians on the Tribe’s reservation. #RedSox #Indians
  • Brewers put the kibosh on Pittsburgh playoff pretentions. #Brewers #Pirates
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 9-20-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Undoubtedly, there’s nothing finer for the Bosox — outside of winning the World Series — than to clinch something in New York City. A big congratulations to Cora’s Corps, who coronate themselves as AL East Champs with 9 games to spare. Red Sox now to get some r & r. #RedSox #Yankees
  • Freddie the freak continues to feast at the plate, and the Braves devour what’s left of the Philly Cheesesteaks. #Phillies #Braves
  • Lots of monkeying around at the O.Co. as Semien was swinging productively from all sorts of angles. #Angels #Athletics
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Wednesday, 9-19-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Pirates continue their march to nowhere fast with the relatively slow, curvy stuff thrown by Chris Archer. #Royals #Pirates
  • Mariners continue to show relative mastery over the usually tough to corral Astros. #Mariners #Astros
  • Boston continues to bait the Bronx Bombers with another really soft performance; this is what happens when you get too comfortable with 2 as your magic number. #RedSox #Yankees

 

Categories: MLB

NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 9-18-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Things are falling apart in Pittsburgh, and it’s open season on going after Mike. Time to lead or leave (maybe the Steelers should put out some feelers), and that starts with taking podium away from AB.
  • In the middle of his slap on the wrist penalty for illegal use of the hands, famous Jameis is sued for being a groping dope. Maybe Tampa should say good riddance to this guy, who has never worked hard enough or lived up to the immense promise of his god given talent. And at this point, why worry … the world’s ‘dyin for more Ryan.
Categories: NFL

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 9-18-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Resilient Redbirds reassert their positioning in the playoff pecking order with a big win in Atlanta. #Cardinals #Braves
  • Philly molests the Mets with a sexy sixth that features a big stick by Alfaro, and suddenly the Braves aren’t sticking their chests out so prominently. #Mets #Phillies
  • Buccos keep alive their impossible dream of winning out and snagging a wild card when Lavarnway shows them the way against the Royals. #Royals #Pirates
  • NYY’s of the mindset — not in our house — while a mystified Boston tells them, “just let go and all of this will be over”. Oh well, the executioner apparently took the day off in advance of Yom Kippur. #RedSox #Yankees
Categories: MLB

NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 9-16-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Is this the end of a dynasty? Brady didn’t seem to have eyes in the back of his head, and J-ville looked faster and stronger on both sides of the ball. Whatever the situation, Jags tag Pats with a very painful loss, and there’s lots of high fives for Bortles and good-natured chortles going around in North Florida. #Patriots #Jaguars
  • Leave it to Cleveland to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory … so what else is new. As for the Saints, this win comes with a fair degree of hair on it, and they had better pick up the execution if they expect to lead the way in the NFC South. #Browns #Saints
  • Please sign ChabDog’s petition to ban the Giants from further Sunday or Monday night football … until they get a note from Trump’s doctor that they at least have a semblance of health on the 0-line.  Tonight’s exhibition was an atrocity, and definitely no reward for those of us hoping to wind the week up with some satisfying football.
  • Ben has a productive day, but there’s not much solace in that (if any) when your defense fails to show up (Burns and Co. get burned more times that one can imagine) and allows Mahomes to hone in on his receivers literally at will. What exactly is the Tomlin master plan now? We’ve known for years that the secondary has problems, and now it’s not just Brady who’s thrashing us. #Steelers #Chiefs
  • Raider haters will love this result, as Denver refuses to die and nips Gruden’s guys at the wire. Case Keenum may not put up the greatest numbers and/or QBR but over the last 2 years he’s been a consistent winner. The Broncos are making good progress under Joseph and look to be competitive with the Chiefs atop the AFC West. #Raiders #Broncos
  • Niners slip past the Lions, riding on the coattails of a better, mistake-free game from Jimmy G. Looks like there’s still a learning curve for Matt P. #Lions #FortyNiners
  • Cardinals don’t seem to have a pulse, as they are ground down by to a pulp by the rampaging Rams. It’s pretty early, but who can claim to be playing better in the NFC than LAR. #Cardinals #Rams
  • The honeymoon is over for Darnold, as the Dolphins squelch the Jets; Miami continues to impress, winning while playing things relatively close to the vest. #Dolphins #Jets
  • Titans hold on for a thrilling victory over the mirror image Texans in a typically low scoring, ultra physical AFC South showdown; more frustration for Houston, as their feared pass rush never materialized. #Texans #Titans
  • Matt Ryan showed today why he is still in the upper echelon of NFL QBs, and the Falcons overcome a holy cow performance from Christian (14 receptions). #Falcons #Panthers
  • What exactly is it about the Redskins (other than perhaps they’re not very good) … who consistently follow up good games on the road with moribund efforts at home. Today was a prime case in point. #Colts #Redskins
  • Cousins leads a huge 4th quarter offensive rush, but Viking kicker can’t complete the extra step of converting a field goal that is essentially and extra point, enabling the Pack to escape with a tie. It’s truly a shame that a great game like this had to end in a tie. #Vikings #Packers
  • Bucs are certainly enjoying life with Ryan, and memories of jittery Jameis are growing more and more faint. #Eagles #Buccaneers
  • Bills go down by 3 TDs faster than you can say blueberry pancakes and get flattened at home by the Chargers. #Chargers #Bills
Categories: NFL

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 9-16-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • It’s down to 2, as Boston wills its way to victory in the rubber game of its week end series with NYM; lots of credit to the Mets, who made the hosts work every step of the way. #Mets #RedSox
  • Thanks to unusually good pitching, the Rockies still in position for a playoff pit stop. #Rockies #Giants
  • At long last, some redemption for the Reds. #Reds #Cubs
  • After all this effort, Pirate faithful just hope the young Bucs can buck recent history and finish above .500. That would be a nice reward for a season in which they’ve done more with less. #Pirates #Brewers
  • Rays don’t have a ray of hope to make the playoffs, but did their best today to do the Yankees a big favor (which unfortunately for NYY, was not accepted). #Athletics #Rays
Categories: MLB

NCAA Football Update Week 2 (click for audio):

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NCAA Football Update (click for audio):

  • There’s no rescuing Rutgers and their beleaguered QB Rescigno, as a parade of turnovers, including pick sixes from Torneden and Lee, lead the Jayhawks … yes the Jayhawks … to their second straight win; as for the KU offense, they have the New Jersey nebbishes spooked all day trying to reign in a running back named Pooka. #Rutgers #Kansas
  • Opening drive triggers tons of Tide pride, and turns Oxford into Rebel hell for Ole Miss. #CrimsonTide #Rebels
  • Sputtering Notre Dame avoids a major fender bender in South Bend when Vandy loses their handy on the ball at the last minute. #FightingIrish #Commodores
  • Aggies hit a major snag and their offense drags at Stanford. #Aggies #Cardinal
  • September is apparently not Cyclone season in Ames, as Kyler Murray hit just about everything he aimed at. #Sooners #Cyclones
  • If only Flo would move as fast as the Miami variety of Hurricanes. #Hurricanes #Rockets
  • Kent got bent out of shape, and then smashed to smithereens in by a big time blowout at Penn St. #GoldenFlashes #NittanyLions
  • MTSU gets caught between a rock and a hard place when it travels to Athens, but a big paycheck will at least soften the blow. #BlueRaiders #Bulldogs
  • OSU finally works up the nerve to flog the Frogs

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Saturday, 9-15-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Yankees are limping into the playoffs with some very shaky pitching; CC gets sprayed by the Blue Jays. #BlueJays #Yankees
  • Another year and another occasion to pay homage to Cleveland’s excellent Central Division planning. #Indians #Tigers
  • Cubs and Lester wiggle out of another sticky situation at Wrigley; what else would you expect against the hopeless Reds. #Reds #Cubs
  • Puig’s clearly in a league of his own right now,… so why even pitch to him? Have the Cardinal pitchers throwing batting practice even thought about this? #Dodgers #Cardinals
  • Red Sox Holt and catch fire, when Brock shocks the Mets with a clutch double; Boston can now count its magic number on 1 hand. #Mets #RedSox
  • Ivan decides to even his record, even if it means making the Brewers stew. #Pirates #Brewers
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 9-14-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Mets look so relaxed and confident, now that there’s nothing left to really gain, while Red Sox attention to details starts to wane. #Mets #RedSox
  • AZ’s janitors really clean up in Houston. #Diamondbacks #Astros
  • Yasiel shows his zeal for clubbing the ball, while the Cards’ offense takes a much unneeded day off against Buehler. #Dodgers #Cardinals
  • Nationals’ malaise now even affecting Mad Max, as their somewhat horrendous year draws to a close.
  • Oakland keeps the heat on the Yankees when Khris makes another opposing pitcher cringe. #Athletics #Rays
  • Alterred state of affairs helps the Phillies recover a little bit of bravado. #Marlins #Phillies
  • Judge returns to help the Yankees serve out their second straight second place sentence. #BlueJays #Yankees
Categories: MLB

ChabDog puts his finger on “Godfather 6 Proteins” as sandwich of the month for September at Original Rinaldi’s …

It’s protein power time as we enjoy this delicious sandwich at Original Rinaldi’s.  Go with the Godfather 6 Proteins.  I like mine with plenty of TNT sauce and spicy mustard.

Cappy, Salami, Pepperoni, Roast Beef, Bacon, Provolone w/ Mayp, Lettuce, Tomato.  Another wild, non-stop party for your taste buds.  I ate mine in about 3 minutes…

and then finished up with a side of creamy mac salad.  Lunch is always better at OR’s!

NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 9-13-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Bengal buglers are tooting their horns these days, behind Andy the red, AJ TD Machine Green and a perhaps underrated, surprisingly athletic defense. But will this run of stellar execution and poised play last very long. They’re on the road for tough games coming up against Atlanta and Carolina. All we know is that marvelous Marvin’s job must now be guaranteed for another 18 years. #Bengals #Ravens
Categories: NFL

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