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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Wednesday, 11-14-18 (click post for audio)

NBA Update:

  • Overloaded Bulls can’t handle a touch too much of Jaylen and Kyrie. #Bulls #Celtics
  • This upset win by the very game Grizzlies was pretty much all Conley and Gasol. #Grizzlies #Bucks
  • Pistons all pumped up after Toronto’s big lead drops like a lead balloon. #Pistons #Raptors
  • Wizards couldn’t be more happy that Beal is playing with newfound zeal. #Cavaliers #Wizards
  • Lakers and James come up with possibly their best games of the year, in taking down trailing Trail Blazers. #Lakers #TrailBlazers
Categories: NBA

NHL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 11-13-18 (click post for audio)

NHL Update:

  • Sabres have suddenly found some goaltending and that provides a very happy, and surprising, ending in Buffalo. #Lightning #Sabres
  • Pens’ defensive issues have not gone away, as exploited tonight by their giving Taylor a nice hall pass to the breakaway corridor.
    #Penguins #Devils
  • Bad boy Tom Wilson helps the Caps tame the Wild by pulling the plug on the Minnesota power play. #Capitals #Wild
Categories: NHL

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 11-13-18 (click post for audio)

NBA Update:

  • Rockets maintain their domination over Denver, with Harden erupting the 2nd half; it also seemed to help that ex-Nugget Melo was nowhere to be found due to a very convenient “illness”. #Rockets #Nuggets
  • Kemba (2 for 16) and the rest of the Hornets look positively horrible in losing to what is left of the sprained Cavs. #Hornets #Cavaliers
  • Warriors muddle through a choppy win over the hardly intimidating Hawks … but in the NBA, a road win is always precious and valuable. #Warriors #Hawks
Categories: NBA

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 11-12-18 (click post for audio)

NBA Update:

  • Another ding for the previously feared Spurs, as they fall to a younger, faster and more athletic club of Kings. #Spurs #Kings
  • T-wolves chew through the Nets, looking emboldened by the departure of the unwanted Butler and the reappearance of the stabilizing leadership of Jeff Teague. #Nets #Timberwolves
  • Wizards continue their attempt to recover from a totally underwhelming start….with lots of help from usual suspects Wall and Beal, and some bombs dropped from beyond the arc by lean, mean Jeff Green. #Magic #Wizards
  • Giants regain their ability to rely on Eli, and nobody should be quick to dub Nick as the air apparent to Joe Montana. Even if you are an enemy of Big Blue, you must admit it’s about time the team was rewarded for remaining modestly competitive. #Giants #FortyNiners
  • OT victory for Clippers is another signal that the Warriors will have to work harder this year to maintain status as best in the West. Durant and Thompson get their points, but don’t do so with their usual efficiency. Meanwhile. Lou Williams and M. Harrell continue to impress in leadership roles. Great win for LAC. #Clippers #Warriors
Categories: NBA

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

NFL Update:

  • For Patriot patrons, this is a disturbing trend … another former disciple has his way with coaching god Belichick. #Patriots #Titans
  • Rams take care of business against a Seahawk team that would not stop coming, using their usual heavy quotient of Gurley, along with some gorgeous tosses from Goff and plenty of pressure on the always pesky Russell Wilson. #Seahawks #Rams
  • Misguided Miami finds that gaining yards isn’t nearly enough against Green Bay at Lambeau. With sloppy execution, it certainly wasn’t safe for the Dolphins, who get canned by the Packers. #Dolphins #Packers
  • Oakland’s fake team finds that a fake punt isn’t nearly enough against the high flying Chargers, who come to their sense after a very sluggish 1st quarter to run over the Raiders. #Chargers #Raiders
  • Jags fight the good fight, but can’t get get their wheels turning fast enough to keep up with the streaking Colts; unfortunate fumble is fatal in final minutes. #Jaguars #Colts
  • Tampa turnovers are the difference, as Redskins ratchet up the intensity on the road with a solid performance on both sides of the ball. #Buccaneers #Redskins
  • Soft Patriots no match for rough and tumble Titans in road loss; NE had better fix its o-line issues good and quick, as well as find some way to take the pressure and attention off of Brady, or they won’t be going very far this year in their drive for ring no. 6. #Patriots #Titans
  • When it comes to the QB, Buffalo is finally barking up the right tree with Matt Barkley. #Bills #Jets
  • Browns flatten Falcons as Chubb has a fat day on the stat sheet and Baker is a touchdown maker. #Falcons #Browns
  • Spread aside, Arizona goes down like clockwork to air KC, after the usual damage done by Mahomes, Hunt and Hill. #Cardinals #Chiefs
  • It was a total breeze for Drew and the Saints, who get everything they could have dreamed of, and more, against the Bengals. Brees goes up and down the filed at will, while Cincy looks catatonic, at best. #Saints #Bengals
  • Cowboys stay alive in the NFC East and make their fans proud with some Sunday Night Fever. Zeke lets his feet do the talking, and at least for a few days, Cowboy detractors can stop squawking. #Cowboys #Eagles
Categories: NFL

NCAA Football Update, Week 11 (click for audio):


NCAA Football Update:

  • Great Texas football match up, reminiscent of a Southwest Conf. showdown between Darrel Royal and Gene Stallings, turns on the arm of gunslinger Ehlinger. All this needed to conjure up the perfect memories was a barefoot kicker like A&M’s Tony Franklin. Or better yet, how about the toast of Texas, Russell Erxleben. Yeah, that last name sure works!
  • Notre Dame’s attack sure didn’t look wimpy, being guided by back up Wimby, or perhaps the stinky Seminole D had something to do with it. #Seminoles #FightingIrish
  • Swift kick to the groin, when D’Andre goes for 186 from the line of scrimmage; Bulldogs going through the motions of that seemingly futile exercise of trying to get ready for a battle with the great Saban. #Tigers #Bulldogs
  • Too bad Army wasn’t today’s casualty … then we could say Knights slay Black Knights.#Knights #BlackKnights
  • Boise’s rugged Rypien is starting to look pretty ripe for picking in the next NFL draft, with today’s game film being as much as you need. He may put up better number than his dad. #Bulldogs #Broncos
  • Tigers burrow down and taser the Razorbacks. #Tigers #Razorbacks
  • Isaiah helps fulfill the prophecy that one way or another Northwestern will eventually get noticed as a contender for the Big 10 title. Another less-than-sexy bare knuckles brawl ends well for the Wildcats. #Wildcats #Hawkeyes
  • And now for this week’s loser in the habitual snoozer at Tuscaloosa … the Bulldogs of MSU. #Bulldogs #CrimsonTide
  • Wolverines invade Piscataway and take the air game away from the landlocked Scarlet Knights. Another rather meaningless tuneup for the showdown in a few weeks with The Ohio State Buckeyes. #Wolverines #Rutgers
  • As usual, the football Volunteers show no fear against their Border State rivals the Wildcats.
  • Unranked Badgers get spanked in Happy Valley; no surprise as McSorley upstages Coan, who is by stretch a gridiron barbarian. #Badgers #NittanyLions
  • Morgantown Grier continues to shake things up … in a good way … at home for WVU. #Moutaineers #HornedFrogs
  • Wearing enough Orange to make Donald Trump happy, Syracuse stays smoldering hot and runs the score up real big against the Loserville Cardinals. #Cardinals #Orange
  • Wolfpack are most hospitable hosts to their Carolina brethren from Wake, falling asleep in the final minute and giving up a crushing go-ahead TD by newcomer Newman. As usual, NC State’s football team never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity. #DemonDeacons #Wolfpack
  • Three yards and a cloud of green dust for the Spartans; a little more for the Bucks. For those how dare to put MSU in the Top 25, today’s display is certainly an eye sore. #Buckeyes #Spartans



NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 11-9-18 (click post for audio)

NBA Update:

  • Denver dozes off to its detriment against the no-longer-to-be-taken-lightly Nets. #Nets #Nuggets
  • Celtics lose when they let Ingles run wilder than usual, on top of a haymaker of a performance from The Stifle Tower. #Celtics #Jazz
  • Sixers nix a valiant 4th quarter recovery by the Hornets. #Hornets #Sixers
  • Heat ultimately can’t compete with the clutch play of Bogdano and Oladipo. #Heat #Pacers
Categories: NBA

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 11-8-18 (click post for audio)

NBA Update:

  • More holes in the Warriors’ great wall of invincibility as conductor Curry goes down with a faulty abductor, and the Bucks go crazy in the paint (walloping the Dubs by 50). At this rate, we may see Kerr faint, and not from back fluid issues. #Bucks #Warriors
  • Boston found itself in a very dark place against the Suns, but scrambled to sunlight against the Suns behind a very hot Kyrie Irving. #Celtics #Suns
  • I’d like to give the Thunder some credit for holding the Rockets to 86 points (and doing this without RA), but let’s give criticism where criticism is due; what in god’s name were the Rockets doing out there tonight (11-43 on 3’s/that is a total abomination and simply shows a complete lack of planning and care in running their offense … shame on you D’Antoni…. pathetic… how could you guys trade for 1-11 Carmelo, let alone letting him continue to shoot). #Rockets #Thunder
Categories: NBA

NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 11-8-18 (click post for audio)

NFL Update:

  • No prospect for the tiny Panthers holding themselves close, let alone playing Ketchup at Heinz tonight. Steelers’ o-line was oh so dominant, allowing Ben to pick apart Carolina’s secondary and creating room for Jimbo Connor to blow through plenty of big holes. And let’s bring back those catchy, busy black Dark Knight unis for future use; kind of reminds me of the road we need to travel to get back to the promised land. #Steelers #Panthers
Categories: NFL

Treating myself to the savory Breakfast Burrito (for lunch) at The Grindz … (click for audio)

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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Wednesday, 11-7-18 (click post for audio)

NBA Update:

  • Sixers finally show up and grow up on the road, with Embiid feeding down low and Simmons dishing and dunking. #Sixers #Pacers
  • Dallas apparently can rebound, but they can’t dribble or shoot … and that’s a fatal flaw. #Mavericks #Jazz
  • Spurs get blindsided by a monster game on the inside by the talented and dangerous Hassan Whiteside. #Spurs #Heat
  • Nugget nirvana grinds to an abrupt halt at the Grindhouse. #Grizzlier #Nuggets
  • Compliant Cleveland opens up Thunder eyes to the fact that yes, life goes on without the one and only Westbrook. #Thunder #Cavaliers
Categories: NBA

NHL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 11-6-18 (click post for audio)

NHL Update:

  • Devils fork over a win to Senators, who use election night as an excuse to light up the scoreboard. #Devils #Senators
  • Golden Knights get one from Eakin, but their offense is looked pretty weak compared to the expansive, expansion scoring machine we saw last year. #GoldenKnights #MapleLeafs
  • Hurricanes dissipate after hitting landfall in St. Louis. #Hurricanes #Blues
  • Rangers bravely defend their home turf thanks to inspirational goal from spunky Pionk. #Canadiens #Rangers
Categories: NHL

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 11-6-18 (click post for audio)

NBA Update:

  • Bad matchup for the Bucks comes home to roost, as the super Blazer backcourt bloodies up Bledsoe and Brogdon (4-20… not good guys). #Bucks #TrailBlazers
  • Wizards need to get some Windex as they are having lots of trouble cleaning the glass. Their other problem is the very real struggles of one Bradley Beal (1-9 from 3 pt land is no way to go through life). #Wizards #Mavericks
  • Yet another another team socks it to the Hawks. There no shock and awe when it comes to facing Atlanta. #Hawks #Hornets
Categories: NBA

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