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ChabDog’s NBA Playoff Update, Recap and Perspectives (Conf Finals) — September 23 (click twice for Dick Van Dyke theme):

ChabDog’s NBA Playoff Update, Recap and Perspectives (Conf Finals):

  • Careless Celtics play a lackluster first half, including a big bagel by No. 1 gun Tatum, then are flummoxed by the ultra heroism of Tyler Herro. Throw in poor shot selection and a multitude of turnovers, and it’s no mystery why they are now down 3-1. How about putting stopper Marcus Smart on the Heat’s rookie sensation in Game 5 … because the combo Coach Brad is using right now just isn’t getting it done. And start going to the basket on offense. That seemed to work a lot better for Boston in Game 3. #Celtics #Heat
Categories: NBA

On the Lashana Tovah CDST Show (Part 1): (click twice for too buku)

On the Lashana Tovah CDST Show (Part 1):
— Reflections on the High Holy days
— It was 1973 … the year of the Yom Kippur War
— Hindsight is 2020 … but when they look back on this mess they will still be incredulous
— Ok, let’s all be quiet and Notre Dame enjoy its cupcake in South Florida … and too bad one won’t be In The Navy this year
— Anybody notice that nobody’s clambering for the return of the Pac 16….imagine that
— Frank introduces us to the song that was the Russian National Anthem before the Russian National Anthem (“Give up all your possessions…”)
— Why Presidents like to exercise their powers to the bitter end of their terms
— ChabDog’s stream of consciousness summation of yesterday’s CFAA action, including Miami taking down Louisville, NC St. surviving a Wake (barely), and a very sluggish OK State.
— Since when did Jimmy Johnson cultivate the Martha Ford look. Has me thinking about Thanksgiving and those gizzard necks.
— Darn if those hopeless Browns take little initiate to stop the deadly backdoor cover.
— Tank is the center of attention of Barstool Pro Football Show, and gets squeezes out of a sticky situation with Prime Time. (“There’s no way he can get in the chair. No way.”)
— Stevie Wonder meets the Angry Mets Fan in a weird rendition of “Back-door Cover”
— Some us just refuse to believe that the winner of this year’s Cup is written in the Stars.
— Putting $10 on it is just not that taxing.
— Mike Francesca … the original mush
— Fleming’s true confessions — a very reliable NBA reverse barometer… picking the Pacers to beat the Heat (anytime), picking the Bucks and the Heat at exactly the wrong times, and getting the winners of the Celtics/Raptors and Celtics/Heat almost completely mixed up. Frank, please, bet on the Lakers
— If you ask me, Tyler’s no hero.
— King James rules the entire ESPN Fun Zone… na na na .. na na na
— An abridged history of 3-1 playoff comebacks … 2 times in the same playoffs
— A cheerful reminder about who single-Camdedly outscored the Dolphins
— One great rant begets another … and we turn to This is 40.
— “That is not how we talk to each other in this house.” “I hate everything.”
— The perils of having a real open-door policy
— Telling your boss where to go and how to get there is definitely a bad strategy for keeping a job
— Guess who’s burning the oil with Frankie Midnight… Neon Deon
— Is Miami a level jumper? Buffalo had better beware.
— Why Rod Rust was such a bust … as a head coach.
— Understanding what parts of former Jags are sprinkled generously around the rest of the league
— Time for the referee to intervene and enforce a modicum of airtime ethics
— The final Confrontation between NY Metro Area and Saugus/Springfield
— “You’re rude, crude and lewd.” Who said that?
— “Texas outright winners over the Ravens?” Did I hear that right?


ChabDog’s NBA Playoff Update, Recap and Perspectives (Conf Finals) — September 22 (click twice for Tony vs. atty):

ChabDog’s NBA Playoff Update:
  • Maybe this was just the designated stinker game that the Lakers seem to have in every series… no, that might have been Game 2, where they had two dozen TOs… but the loss may have been more costly than previously imagined. Now all Denver has to do is lose Game 4, and they’ll have the No. 1 Seeds up 3-1, right where they want them. What was clear tonight was that the Nuggets wanted it more (winning the battle of the boards 44-25). And they got plenty of huge shots from their under-appreciated leader Jamal Murray, who, with all respect to Jokic, has been carrying his team on his back all playoffs. Who cares about Game 4… but watch out in Games 5, 6 and 7. #Lakers #Nuggets
Categories: NBA

ChabDog’s NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives — Week 2 (Sunday, September 20) (click for ChabDog’s super Super Bowl Promo):

ChabDog’s NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives — Week 2:

  • Yet again, Falcons show the world their true talent … letting victory slip right through their talons when they fail to come up with a simple onside kick ,,, before this play, had never seen a football treated by the hands team like it was infested with Covid; I kid you not.
  • Give the Patriots credit for staying there with the Seahawks, … blow for literal blow, until Cam was submarined and stopped, stammering, at the doorstep of a game winning score. And maybe it is time to nominate, if not elect, Russell Wilson as MVP. We shall see. #Patriots #Seahawks
  • Butker caps off a rather difficult day for the defending champs by booting one a mile. If the Chiefs go on to repeat, they definitely gave us a clue as to their greatness right here. SD had their offense slowed, and was in relative control, but the KC defense hung in, long enough for Mahomes to work his magic away from home. #Chiefs #Chargers
  • Despite all the hullabaloo, Watson continues to do what rookies and 2nd years do … throw and make costly mistakes. Sacks and INTs were the last thing the overmatched Texans needed again bullying Baltimore. Long day in the Lone Star State for Houston. #Ravens #Texans
  • Kyler leaves the Washington no-names rubbernecked, as he scampers here, there and everywhere. Glorious day for the home team in Glendale. #Washington #Cardinals
  • Gimpy Lions just can’t keep with Jones, let alone Rodgers. #Lions #Packers
  • Edmunds’ game ending sack is just more proof that the blitz is definitely back in the ‘Burgh. Steelers never tailed and generally dominated this game, but made just enough mistakes to allow the spunky Broncos to hang around. And what a play by Claypool, who broke away from the field on an 84-yard TD jaunt … no those sluggish DBs didn’t have nearly the horse-power to Chase him down. #Broncos #Steelers
  • Today in Philadelphia, Goff was a real show off, with three stylish TDs, and Tyler too. #Rams Eagles
  • On a day when the Jags managed to keep their tabs on usually destructive Derrick Henry, Tannehill looked sharp, and Gosty had the gumption to bang through another game winner. #Jaguars #Titans
  • Something tells me this could be a very long season for the minimal offense Minnesota Vikings. By contrast, the future looks bright for both Rivers and his Taylor-made rushing option, Jonathan Taylor. #Vikings #Colts
  • Niners make Jets their dutiful, complaint pets, but victory leaves them upset and with two more wounded vets (4 to be exact, including Jimmy G. and Raheem). #Fortyniners #Jets
  • Today was Josh Allen’s 400 yard plus coming out party, and now his Bills are spotted hovering alone, atop the AFC East; as for the Dolphins, the only consolation in defeat is that they’ve one against effected the art of back door covering. #Bills #Dolphins
Categories: NFL

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 18 (click twice for a super Super Bowl promo):

ChabDog’s MLB Update:

  • Brave Fried makes sure that the Mets were suitably fried on a very bad Friday for the home team. #Braves #Mets
  • A’s silence the G-men, but what about the critics who’ve patted themselves on the back with the numerous early exits in the playoffs? That does open up a can of worms for a more experienced, cohesive group, marked by strong pitching, very capable coaching, and a talented everyday lineup consisting of Davis, Semien, Canha and a number of others with a can-do attitude. #Athletics #Giants
  • In an already mind numbingly painful season, the Yankees gleefully erase a 4-run deficit in the final innings, and then rip the Red Sox hearts out in the top of the 12. No I don’t think this can get any worse. #Yankees #RedSox
  • If the season ended today … THE REDS WOULD BE IN THE PLAYOFFS… what else could you possibly expect with 2020 hindsight? #Reds #Whitesox
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s NBA Playoff Update, Recap and Perspectives (Conf Finals) — September 18 (click twice for Tony vs. atty):

ChabDog’s NBA Playoff Update:

  • The other shoe … belonging to the 2nd Laker superstar named AD … fell all night long on the now impish and imperfect Denver Nuggets. Lest we forget, the West’s No.1 seed undoubtedly prefers to play tall ball, and carried this forward without much difficulty against a team fighting mismatches all over the place. Malone has to go back to the drawing board and come up with something different in came two … so that Denver’s speed, along with a faster-paced game, can give the underdogs a fighting chance. #Nuggets #Lakers
Categories: NBA

ChabDog’s NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives — Week 2 (click for ChabDog’s turkey hunt):

ChabDog’s NFL Update:

  • Entertaining game in the Dawg Pound goes to the home town Browns, who were treated to a solid performance by the home team. Ohio did a psychological favor for the TV audience, and probably, to the players as well, by granting a variance, which allowed a small but boisterous cohort of mostly Cleveland fans to be spread throughout the stadium. It seemed safe, and carried with it much needed, and appreciated energy. Cincy made all those familiar mental mistakes and dug itself a big hole, only to make a spirited 4th quarter comeback that makes us think there is some sunshine on the horizon. Burrow’s talent is indeed, undeniable. #Bengals #Browns
Categories: NFL

ChabDog’s NBA Playoff Update, Recap and Perspectives (Conf Finals) — September 17 (click twice for kinky Janice and Ralph):

ChabDog’s NBA Playoff Update:

  • Another repeat 2nd half let down dooms the Celtics against the upbeat Heat. Boston is apparently fuming, with good reason after their double digit lead vaporized faster than you can say Bam. It’s all about leadership, teamwork and having plenty of options to draw upon on offense … and right now Miami is holding those cards in spades. #Heat #Celtics
Categories: NBA

ChabDog’s NBA Playoff Update, Recap and Perspectives (Conf Semis and Finals) — September 15 (click for kinky Janice and Ralph):

ChabDog’s NBA Playoff Update:

  • Murray goes crazy for a very stylish 40, and the Joker went wild with a beautiful triple double … meanwhile the clueless, gutless Clippers laid down like the LA Lambs in a recent Super Bowl. Justice was served, as a team — fairly or unfairly — maligned as “soft” dug itself out of another 3-1 hole and gave their loud mouth opponents a solid smack in the lips. What’s up Doc? Definitely, not your stock, as you ran a boring, one on one offense for too many possessions, and stood by as the Nuggets created mismatches and exposed defensive miscues and overplays. As for Kawhi, this was like night and day compared with last year’s glory … you looked detached, out of it, and disinterested. And Paul George… forget about it. You weren’t second fiddle to anyone … no you didn’t even make the orchestra try out.
    Good luck to defiant Denver in the upcoming war with the Lakers. Remember guys … you can come back from ANYTHING! #Nuggets #Lakers
  • Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals goes to the red hot Heat, who claw back from a double digit deficit in the final quarter, and win it in OT with another muscular three-point play by their leader Jimmy Butler. Boston could’ve won this game, had they shown a little more fortitude when the lead was slipping away. More specifically, where is the steadying hand of veteran Kemba Walker, who made a big shot to give the Celtics the lead in overtime, but was otherwise largely hesitant, off target and not exactly a leader. Leaving the leadership load entirely in the lap of young Tatum, may well not be a winning formula. #Heat #Celtics
Categories: NBA

ChabDog’s NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives — Week 1 (click for some choice Tom Brady):

ChabDog’s NFL Update:

  • Steeler offense starts slow, but once Big Ben got warmed up, it was like … clockwork. And the defense played stout all night, laying many heavy duty hits on Saquon, and badgering Jones into some key mistakes. Congrats are in order for a long awaited good start. #Steelers #Giants
  • Gostkowski goes from massive ridicule to relative redemption, and Kudos to Vrabel for having the guts and instinct to give the trouble kicker the chance at vindication…. after 4 blown kicks and 10 lost points.  And no fan her of befuddled Fangio, who inexplicably eschewed use of his time outs and left his team with a measly 17 seconds for the final desperation drive.  You didn’t even give your big foot Brandon a chance to kick, Vic!
  • Great day for the Rams’ defense, which kept the powerful Dallas running game under control, and patrolled the passing lanes with notable aggression, if not ferocity. #Cowboys #Rams
  • Aside from a nifty QB sneak and some sporadic success, Brady looked sloppy and a bit off. Has father time finally caught up with him? The throws aren’t as crisp and the decision-making isn’t reliably good. #Buccaneers #Saints
  • Hopkins hops west to AZ and brings much needed hope to the Cards. #Cardinals #FortyNiners
  • Welcome to the NFL, Heisman Joe; you’ve got lots of potential, but you also have a long way to go. #Chargers #Bengals
  • New coach Rhule violates the commonsense rule to get the ball in the hand of the Panthers’ best back on 4th and 1. Raiders hang on after some fine world shaking by RB John Jacobs. #Raiders #Panthers
  • Minnesota seemed to be trying to site on a first q. lead against Mr. Rodgers. Big , big mistake. #Packers #Vikings
  • Loser Lions lay a true egg at home when Trubisky gets mighty frisky in quarter four. #Bears #Lions
  • Washington washed away all that turmoil and strife over the awful off-season with an impressive, go for broke victory against the Eagles. From whence came this poise, determination and faith? Maybe from Riverboat Ron; former Skins fans hopes this new found fortitude sticks around a while. #Eagles #Washington
  • Minshew wasn’t mincing words as he makes a statement in Week 1 … “take me seriously!” #Jaguars #Colts
  • Baltimore busts out of the gate with big designs on another AFC North title, leaving Cleveland in the dust. #Ravens #Browns
  • Scrambling Cam insists he can rediscover the magic of his Panther Super Bowl run; fish do get squished as, perhaps happily, Belichick gears up the grinding ground game. #Dolphins #Patriots
  • Buffalo’s digging life with newly added speed man Diggs, and a more experienced/confident Josh Allen at the helm. #Jets #Bills
  • These Hawks came out strong on offense, and for the most part the defense wasn’t too shabby as well. As for Atlanta, when are they going to do something… just something… to change their hard earned reputation for being softies. #Seahawks #Falcons
Categories: NFL

ChabDog’s NCAAF Update (9-12-20) (and click for a super Super Bowl promo):

ChabDog’s NCAAF Update:

  • Sooners look absolutely great against cupcake Missouri State.
  • Heels beat the Orange to a pulp.
  • ISU got belted around by Sunbelt’s Louisiana; looks like they thought they were playing LSU.
  • As expected, Texas steps all over UTEP.
  • Book another routine win for the Domers over the Devils, who really should stick to round ball.
  • For three quarters, No. 1 Clemson implements a scorched earth policy against Wake Forest, before allowing some garbage scores to accumulate on the field.

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 11 (click for a wish list from ChabDog and Well-read Productions):

ChabDog’s MLB Update:

  • Lefty Lowe lowers the boom on the rancid Red Sox, who were also sickened by Snelling salts. #RedSox #Rays
  • After a surprising good start, Miami’s MIA in the NL East, while Philly’s filling the void. #Phillies #Marlins
  • Mets hitters somehow mete out more punishment than remotely necessary in support of their often support-starved ace, Jacob deGrom. #Mets #BlueJays
  • PIrates go to KC and become, what else, a Royal flop. #Pirates #Royals
  • O’s continue to pay the price for Jeffrey Maier… yes thoughts of him still trigger Yankee ire. #Orioles #Yankees
  • A’s clean up on Texas pitchers’ big mistakes, home on the Rangers’ range. #Athletics #Rangers
Categories: MLB

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