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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 12-10-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:
  • Vikings prove again that at their purple core, they are nothing more than extreme pretenders and wilt on command in a fateful final quarter at Safeco Field. Overpriced Kirk Cousins completes 60% of his passes for no apparent reason, and continues to display a unique brand of pocket yips. It was indeed comedic to watch his numerous misfires, fumbles and panic-induced hiccups, making a mockery of Minnesota’s pretensions that it belongs in the playoff conversation. As for Seattle, they have successfully and forcefully committed to productive running game, have a proven leader at QB and play tough defense on a regular basis. Undeniably, this is a recipe for success in the NFL. #Vikings #Seahawks
Categories: NFL

NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 12-9-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:
  • Steeler fans file a class action against Chris Boswell after a ridiculous slip ‘n fall in the vicinity of The Black Hole. #Steelers #Raiders
  • Gronk turns spastic after he gets put on the defensive at Miami Gardens. #Patriots #Dolphins
  • Amari amasses another touchdown pass — his third — and the ‘Boys put the Eggles out of their ever-loving misery. They’ll need more productivity in the red zone (for sure), but this team is moving in the right direction for a deep run in the playoffs. #Cowboys #Eagles
  • Rams get body slammed in the city of broad shoulders. #Bears #Rams
  • Slay stars for the Silver and Blue in the who cares game of the day. #Lions #Cardinals
  • Great game in KC goes to the relentless Chiefs, who made the big plays when they had to and manage to shut down Lamar Jackson just in the nick of time. #Chiefs #Ravens
  • A blocked punt seems to wake up the lethargic Saints, and Brees goes on a scoring spree in the 4th quarter that lifts the prohibitive favorites to another division tile. #Saints #Buccaneers
  • Andrew Luck and an impressive wall of protection from the offensive line were the key components in this must-have win for the rebounding Colts. #Colts #Texans
  • Rodgers has no problem filling up the stat sheet for Philbin, and Packers tar and feather the hopeless Falcons. #Falcons #Packers
  • In apparent sympathy to the President, the Washington Deadskins look absolutely dreadful against the resurgent G-ment. Mark Sanchez stinks up the joint with a woeful performance that will certainly go down in the annals of historical futility. #Giants #Redskins
  • Could it be that greener pastures lie ahead for Gang Green, after Bam Bam Darnold leads the Jets to a dramatic, comeback victory of the bewildered Bills? #Jets #Bills
  • Slowly but surely, the Browns are improving their rep, while the Panthers continue to flounder. Newton needs a new attitude and the once proud defense looks dazed and confused … getting left behind on the playing field by Mayfield. As for Ron Rivera, it is definitely time to worry; those two games against the powerful Saints are looming. #Panthers #Browns
  • Broncos take way too long to get off the dime and fall short by a little after some heroics from Kittle. #Broncos #Niners
Categories: NFL

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 12-7-18 (click post for audio)

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NBA Update:

  • KD looked removed from the action, but the Dubs had plenty of gorgeous guard play to make up for it against the bumbling Bucks. #Warriors #Bucks
  • Detroit’s fourth quarter lapse let the Sixers rest Embiid, with no adverse consequences; great game from an apparently happy Jimmy Butler. #Sixers #Pistons
  • DeRozan throws in 36 and Spurs get even with Lakers at AT&T. #Lakers #Spurs
  • Buddy and Bagley help Sac make Cavs their sacrificial lambs. #Kings #Cavaliers
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 12-6-18 (click post for audio)

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NBA Update:

  • Jazz polish off the disorganized Rockets, who look out of sync on offense and more than a step slow on D; Houston’s certainly showing a penchant for losing the ball, and a large part of the blame lands squarely on floor general Chris Paul. #Rockets #Jazz
  • From a Layman’s point of view, Jake really lit up the Suns tonight. #Suns #Trailblazers
  • Boston appears to finally be moving in the right direction, while the Knicks have apparently hit the skids. A big reason is the reappearance of Al, Jaylen and Jayson as forces to be reckoned with, and an aggressive and mostly healthy Kyree. #Knicks #Celtics
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 12-6-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Looks like the Ti-tans took their Viagra as they very convincingly win a game of reverse tag in Nashville, pushing away a pretty limp challenge from the lost and forlorn Jags with double digit stiffies from a very jacked up Henry. And Tennessee still has a decent chance at WC No. 2, with a relatively easy schedule to close out the year. #Titans #Jaguars

 

Categories: NFL

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Wednesday, 12-5-18 (click post for audio)

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NBA Update:

  • Griz look great at home, as they pull the Clippers back to the pack. #Clippers #Grizzlies
  • Left without chief comrade Wall, Wizards raise their collective game in Atlanta. Could this be the win that squarely sets them on the road to recovery? #Wizards #Hawks
  • Denver mines another road win, as Murray and Co. work together like a fine oiled machine. #Nuggets #Magic
  • LeBron turns it on, from both sides of the key and at the top of the arc … Spurs can only look in wonder at the majesty of the King of Hollywood….
Categories: NBA

NHL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 12-4-18 (click post for audio)

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NHL Update:

  • Horny notches 3 faster than you can say blueberry pancakes as the Pens flatten the Avs. #Avalanche #Penguins
  • Tonight’s sweet revenge game for the Knights was all about Schmidt. #Capitals #GoldenKnights
  • Things are tough all over in LA as the swinging Kings can’t springthat weighty Coyote from their backs. #Coyotes #Kings
Categories: NHL

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 12-4-18 (click post for audio)

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NBA Update:

  • Decaying Spurs are now wishing their free fall is at least delayed; DeMar and LaMar are not going far enough to dispel the age old adage that the NBA is no country for old men. #Spurs #Jazz
  • Kings unleash the heavy artillery in the Valley of the Sun and hit Phoenix with the Buddy Hield stun gun. #Kings #Suns
  • Since when do the Mavs specialize in taking off like this at American Airlines arena. Since they’ve gotten the best they can get out of Wes. #TrailBlazers #Mavericks
Categories: NBA

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 12-3-18 (click post for audio)

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NBA Update:

  • Jokic goes wild again, with another slow motion triple double, and Denver puts down the previously revered Raptors in another sobering loss for the Eastern Conference. #Nuggets #Raptors
  • Houston cries Wolf after looking completely flummoxed during a second half funk in Minneapolis. #Rockets #Timberwolves
  • Clips keep their unexpected grip on first by winning a fireworks display with the well armed Pelicans. #Clippers #Pelicans
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 12-3-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • No, we’re not fibbing … another Redskin QB goes down with a season ending injury (this time it’s both the tibia and fibula) … and extra ordinary journeyman Mark Sanchez can’t save them from getting clawed to death by the desperate Eagles. Philly moves on to face Dallas for an all-the-marbles game next week, while Washington needs a special medicine man to do some serious praying. #Redskins #Eagles
Categories: NFL

A hearty welcome to Ginger: ChabDog of the Month for December 2018

Let’s welcome Ginger, the 8 month old cocker spaniel pup from Newton, MA, who is keeping the Chabner household on its toes this holiday season.  This bundle of energy is pictured outside in her backyard “office”, munching on a marrow bone and shining in all her blond glory.  She’s wise and confident beyond her years, has some very squeezable soft ears, and hisses with pleasure when you scratch her tummy.  She’s helping her owners get through the loss of another canine companion, and looks wonderful as pictured hear, surrounded by autumn leaves.  ChabDog misses General Ginger, and looks forward to complying with her directives on his next visit East.

NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 12-2-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Dolphins hang on and catch Bills from behind … thereby avoiding 2nd season extinction. #Bills #Dolphins
  • Minnesota needed a leader today in New England, and Cousins never stepped up to get the job done. Kudos to the Patriots, who look back on track for another 1st round bye in the playoffs. #Vikings #Patriots
  • After the Hunts release Hunt, Mahomes roams into Oakland, and the leads the Chiefs over the hapless Raiders. #Chiefs #Raiders
  • Tense time in Tennessee ends well for Titans when Marcus finds his mark. Titans salvage a narrow win and stay relevant for the wild card … for at least a little while longer. #Jets #Titans
  • Ravens tame the Falcons, firmly raising the issue regarding the whereabouts of what once was one of the league’s most dangerous aerial attacks. Great work by rookie Jackson, who is making the big plays with both his arm and his active feet. Baltimore’s figured out how to fly without Flacco and may well be playing in January. #Ravens #Falcons
  • Winston’s lately looking like a winner, while Newton needs a new attitude and outlook after an ugly 4 INT effort. #Panthers #Buccaneers
  • Rams have no trouble slamming the dazed and confused Lions, who need a lot more coordination on both sides of the ball. Matt Patricia is not showing much aptitude when it comes to offensive creativity, and Matt Stafford is regressing … big time. #Rams #Lions
  • Texans take out Browns in H-town, giving Mayfield a major migraine. Watson has another field day and the rushing game was also clicking. #Browns #Texans
  • Packers play the Cards they were dealt and come up a loser at home; when Crosby’s kick doesn’t go over crossbar and between the posts, McCarthy finds himself kicked out the door at GB. Happy birthday Aaron Rodgers! #Cardinals #Packers
  • Jags’ defense comes up huge when it has to, as they stop the Horseshoes dead in their tracks; as predicted on ChabDog Sports Talk by the Cantankerous Cabbie Caruso, Jalen Ramsey controlled TY Hilton and the rest of the Colts’ possession receivers, and two eschewed field goals proved fatal. #Colts #Jaguars
  • Bears come up short in New York, against a Giant team that has started to believe in itself, despite being out of contention for anything other than a .500 record. That is what solid defense and a rediscovered running game will do for you. And it hasn’t hurt that O’dell has turned into Throw’dell. #Bears #Giants
  • Bengals have lost another game, the Red Rocket, and their home crowd … but they still have perennial loser Lewis. As for the Broncos, they’re all evened up, and are powered by a real energizer bunny RB in rookie Lindsay, who goes today for over a buck fifty. #Broncos #Bengals
  • Steelers’ yo yo season is summed up with an erratic experience at home against the Chargers, culminating with a bad beat at the hands of Badgley’s feet. #Steelers #Chargers
Categories: NFL

NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 11-29-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Shortish Brees paints his Saints into a deadly corner at AT&T by continually failing to move up into the open pocket when his vision was blocked by the Dallas D-treeline. Hey Drew, you can’t hit targets you can’t see, and if you won’t move to improve your vision, the resulting failure is on you. As for the Cowboys, that offense is still butt ugly, but in this year’s NFC, it just might not matter. #Cowboys #Saints
Categories: NFL

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 11-27-18 (click post for audio)

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NBA Update:

  • Apparently pouting since the game was played in the Pepsi, not Sprite, Center, LBJ bricks his way to 14 points on 33% shooting, and the Nugs negate the Lakers by 30+. Denver plays a true team game and has to be taken seriously in any discussion about Western powers; the same cannot be said about LAL. #Lakers #Nuggets
  • Timeworn Griz aren’t fleet enough to keep up with Raptors and VanVleet. #Raptors #Grizzles
  • For reasons that go beyond player name recognition and egos, the nondescript Pacers continue to run away from the competition. And this year, they don’t have to content with King James in the Eastern Conference. There’s definitely new life at Bankers Life. #Pacers #Suns
Categories: NBA

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