Sunday, May 1, 2016

STEELERS Draft 2K16 in "TRIPLE DIAMOND Chronicles"...They needed BACK END help and they grabbed Two and other needs were filled as the "STAIRWAY 2 SEVEN" might be in full effect in 2K16!...Watch the "BIg CAT in the MEAC" taken in Round #3! @Steelers #SteelerNation #StillerGang #SteelersNation #NFLDraft2016 #TripleDiamondChronicles

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 Draft Class has gotten some scrutiny but in Kevin Colbert and Coach Mike Tomlin I trust. Miami Florida CB Artie Burns was taken a pick right behind who the Steelers really wanted in Houston Cougars William Jackson III. Burns reminds me of on tape of former Tennessee State All-American Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie but more raw on his bump and run skills.  

Pittsburgh filled needs as they needed CB, DL, S and OL help and for the most part most of this draft will be infused into a team that in my guesstimation is right there to make a run. Safety and 2nd rounder Sean Davis could be really good as he is a cover safety that is extremely athletic. I know Ohio State Vonn Bell was right there for the taking but Davis was a better pick.

That 3rd rounder in MEAC two-time Defense Player of the Year Javon Hargrave dba the "Big Cat in the MEAC" (South Carolina State) might be the pick of the litter. He played in a small conference and dominated but when the lights came on at the Shrine Week he also turned heads all week versus NFL Draft Picks up and down the board.  

Let's go to the #StillerGang 2K16 Draft Board powered by "Triple Diamond Chronicles":

Round (Pick) Position Player School

#1 (25) CB Artie Burns Miami Fl. 

#2 (58) S Sean Davis Maryland 

#3 (72) DT Javon Hargarve South Carolina St.
(Video below) 

#4 (123) OT Jerald Hawkins LSU

#6 (220) OLB Travis Feeney Washington

#7 (229) WR Demarcus Ayers Houston

#7 (246) ILB Tyler Matakevich Temple

360 Degrees...

Burns and Davis will have plenty of time to get acclimated to NFL Speed and WRs playing against QB Big Ben and all that talent on offense including WRs A.B., Wheat, and Le'Veon among others...that's why I have no concern whatsoever...Zero! 

Hargrave if he as good as advertised gives the Steelers huge flexibility as Pro-Bowler Cam Heyward and up and coming star Stephon Tuitt have come together to maybe form Optimus Prime in 2K16...

Hawkins needs to get up to speed as OG Ramon Foster is close to rolling credits and tackles Marcus Gilbert and Alejandro Villanueva are above average at best...and that is not taking shots...

Feeney converted from Safety to LB in his Senior Seasons at Washington but runs a 4.5 and is a Hybrid who could turned a lot of heads as if he stayed at Safety would have been an easy Day 2 Draft pick as he was on my board...

Ayers brings speed and a build like A.B. and "Wheat" and yes if he comes around and can get some targets in the game and be productive we have the "Minions" of Heinz Field...

Matakevich the 2015 Bronko Nagurski Award Winner is just a Football Player as he lacks in many areas but super productive at Temple...only time will tell for this young man!


Look all Draft are a guessing game in terms of how players will perform. The Steelers first two picks almost need to be "Plug and Play" Guys and if they are not the 2K16 Draft Grade needs a Parent/Teacher Conference.  Remember the Steelers 2K15 2nd round Pick in All-SEC Performer Senquez Golson and the book is still out on him but he had a year to watch and learn and he knows what's expected! Hargrave might be the best in this class when its all said and done but we need those top 3 to make a huge impact in 2K16...


Thursday, April 28, 2016

"All-SOUTHERN Hospitality" 2K15-16 as "LOGO WATCH Fusions" goes down in the Dirty Derrty talking State BIRD of Louisiana Hoops, BUZZ City in the Queen City N.C., GRIT & GRIND Beale Street and the HIGHLIGHT Factory near the PEACH Drop!...VOTES are in and the "BROW" of NOLA will not repeat as P.O.Y. and it was real close! #NOP #CHA #GnG #ATL #LogoWatchFusions #AllSouthernHospitality

Logo Watch Fusions continues in its 3rd season at Bluedude Sportstalk as we head down into the dirty derrty talking 4 NBA Teams in the south, southeast, and Atlantic seaboard! The votes are in and New Orleans Pelicans Star PF the "Brow" Anthony Davis will not repeat as P.O.Y. due to an assortment of maladies as he cannot stay healthy. Now who will be named P.O.Y. in 2015-16 and it might surprise you...

"All-SOUTHERN Hospitality"

Player of the Year 

Paul Milsap dba "SAP
#ATLHawks dba #HighlightFactory404

81 Gms 81 Starts 17.1 ppg 9 rpg 3.3 apg 1.7 blks 1.8 thefts

1st Team 

SF "Sap" #ATLHawks 
PG Kemba Walker #BuzzCity 
PF "Brow of NOLA" #NOP
PG Jrue Holiday #NOP 
PG Jeff Teague #ATLHawks 

Honorable Mention

C Big Al Horford #ATLHawks 
SF Nic Batum #BuzzCity
PF Ryan Anderson #NOP 
PF @macBO50 Z-Bo #GnG 
PG LINsanity #BuzzCity 

360 Degrees

"Sap" was off the charts as he just blitzed the C's in "Winning Time" with a 49-piece with all sorts of sides. I still cannot comprehend when both he and Big Al Jefferson were unrestricted free agents they didn't have a whole bunch of suitors. "Sap" has proved season after season he is an NBA All-Star and comes to play on every night and that gets rewarded from the Bluedude...

Kemba Walker has been leading the charge in Charlotte for quite sometime and now with "Stability" in place in lead man Steve Clifford Team Air Jordan "dba #BuzzCity is making plenty of noise in the NBA East. Not to mention the fabulous job done by GM Rich Cho and all of a sudden Hive Drive is freakin' alive and take that "Air Jordan running a Franchise" Haters!

Ant "Brow of NOLA" Davis in just 61 games still put up 24.3 ppg and grabbed 10.3 rpg  and swatted two Spalding Oranges per. The closest thing to Kevin Garnett and after its all said and done he maybe better but K.G. stayed off that injured list. The "Brow" must do the same thing in order to be great and mentioned with the elite Ballplayers in the "Logo"! When healthy 100% there is no one better in an NBA Front Court and now what does Team U.S.A. do if the "Brow" is a no go in Rio this summer? 

Yes Jrue Holiday the former All-Star PG when he was playing for the Broad Street Philly Hoops Squad dba Seventy-Sixers. Jrue is a complete big PG and when he is also healthy like the "Brow" he can play with any PG. His numbers in 65 gms in 2K15-16 were 16.8 ppg with 6 apg and 3 rpg. The Pelicans now just need "REKE-havoc" dba Tyreke Evans to get on board and lookout!   

Teague rounds out my 1st team and why not as he is arguably the best PG in this region in the "Logo"! If the Hawks pulled the proposed trade a few months back sending J.T. to World's Most Famous they would have been in Regret Mode the rest of this season and next. Can Teague hold off "Kwame" dba Dennis Schroder as the starting PG for the Hawks in the 2K16-17 season or will he be moved come NBA Draft 2K16?        


NFL Mock Draft 2K16 "GREEN ROOM" in "A QB Driven League: as a QB will go #1 and #2!...The Draft will start when the CHARGERS are on the clock at #3 and the COWBOYS at #4!...Where will FSU CB Jalen Ramsey go?...What about the #1 RB in the Draft Run ZEKE ELLIOTT will he go Top 5? #NFLDraft2K15 #AQBDrivenLeague #NFLDraft2K16GreenRoom #StillerGang

As the NFL War Rooms prepare themselves for the Phone Call some 25 NFL Draft Hopefuls fill the Green Room in Chicago as "Chi-Town is Draft Town"! The anxiety for both teams and players are at an all-time high this time of year but there is one conclusion to Round #1...Don't miss or you will be back at this time next year!

The Final Mock Draft as we go "Green Room" as Chi-Town is NFL Draft Town! 

NFL MOCK Draft 2K16
"Green Room"

1. #LARams QB Jared Goff Cal

2. #FlyEaglesFly QB Carson Wentz North Dakota St. 

3. #Bolts OG Ronnie Stanley Notre Dame

4. #Cowboys RB Ezekiel Eliott Ohio St. (Video Below) 

5. #KHANstructionJags CB/S Jalen Ramsey FSU (Video Below)

6. #PurpleBrowns OT Laremy Tunsil Ole Miss   

7. #NinerGang DE DeForest Buckner Oregon

8. #DawgPound DE Joey Bosa Ohio St. 

9. #FireTheCannons (Bucs) OLB Leonard Floyd Georgia 

10. #GMen OG Jack Conklin Michigan St. 

11. #BelieveInMonetrs DE Shaq Lawson Clemson

12. #GeauxSaints CB Vernon Hargreaves III Florida
(Video Below)

13. #AquaBoyz305 LB Myles Jack UCLA

14. #RaiderNation CB Eli Apple Ohio St.

15. #MusicCityTitans OT Taylor Decker Ohio St. 

16. #RestoreTheRoar DT Sheldon Rankins Louisville

17.  #RiseUp LB Darron Lee Ohio St. 

18. #BlueSwagger (Colts) C Ryan Kelly Alabama

19. #BillsMafia DE/OLC Robert Nkemdiche  Ole Miss

20. #GangGreen WR Josh Doctson TCU

21. #HTTR DT Jarran Reed Alabama

22. #BullsOnParade WR LaQuon Treadwell Ole Miss

23. #SKOL (Vikings) WR Corey Coleman Baylor 

24. #WhoDey (Bengals) WR Will Fuller Notre Dame

25. #StillerGang (Steelers Nation) DT Andrew Billings Baylor
(Video Below)

26. #12s (Seahawks) OT/G Germain IFedi Texas A&M

27. #CheeseHeads (Packers) DE/DT A'Shawn Robinson Alabama

28. #RedFriday (Chiefs) QB Paxton Lynch Memphis 

29. #BirdGang CB Artie Burns Miami Fl. 

30. #Panthers DE Kevin Dodd Clemson

31. #UnitedInOrange S Von Bell Ohio St. 

360 Degrees...

You see the "Runs" on position players as we get 8 DE/OLB/DT Types going in the first 20 picks. Then we get a nice run on WRs as we get 4 going 20-25. 

Will Memphis QB Paxton Lynch go in Round 1 as I have him going to Andy Reid and Red Friday at #28?

The Cowboys need a RB and that's why I am thinking Ohio St. RB Zeke Elliott at #4 to go behind that O-Line...

Jalen Ramsey the best Player in the Draft will fall to Gus Bradley and the "Jags" as they head "North" in the AFC South next season...

Watch CBs Mackensie Alexander (Clemson) Kendall Fuller (Va Tech) and Will Jackson III (Houston) as they all might go in Round 1 as well as Safety Karl Joseph (West Virginia)...

My two "Sleepers" in this Draft is OLB/DE Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky) and S/LB Su'a Cravens from both of them!  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

"All-RED River" 2015-16 as "LOGO Watch Fusions" goes through Oklahoma and into North and South Texas!...There will be no repeat for P.O.Y James Harden as the "REGULATIRS Report O.K.C." talking K.D. and Russ dominated this Region as we throw in KAWHI and L-TRAIN of Spurs Familia! #AllRedRiver #LogoWatchFusions #RegulatorsReportOKC #MavsNation #ClutchCity #SpursFamilia

This might be the hardest team I have to assemble talking 1st Team as we have future NBA HOFs along with arguably the best duo in the "Logo" in OKC's Russ and K.D.! Last season it was all about "Fear the Beard" in Clutch City Rockets James Harden as he will not repeat as P.O.Y. on the All-Red River Squad. Let's go as the votes are in...

"All-RED River"
"Logo Watch Fusions"

Co-Player of the Year

Plastic Man of Thunder Alley

72 Gms 72 Starts 28.2 ppg 8.2 rpg 5 apg 1.2 blks 1 theft

"Mad" Man of Regulators Report OKC

80 Gms 80 Starts 23.4 ppg 10.4 apg 7.4 rpg 2 thefts 

1st Team

PG Russ #RegulatorsReportOKC 
SF K.D. #RegulatorsReportOKC
SG "Fear the Beard" #13 #ClutchCity
SF Kawhi #SpursFamilia
PF L-Train #SpursFamilia

Honorable Mention

PF "Air Congo" Ibaka #RegulatorsReportOKC
PF DIRK and Mavs #MFFL
PF "Dunc" #SpursFamilia
Rocket Dancers
Spurs Dancers
Mavs Dancers

360 Degrees 

C'mon Russell Westbrook #0 is not a Superstar you "Idiot" and I really like Dat Dude that owns the Mavs and runs Shark Tank. Look K.D. #35 and Russ are a "Perfect Storm" through 82 as we have yet to see them create that same ordeal in "Winning Time".  I tell you this I know they are sometime Misfits playing "Hero Ball" down the stretch of a lot of games but if I am going to start a franchise with two give me them and 12 OKC Men's League Players and we are north of 50 W's through 82...haters! K.D. and Russ if their games were Samiches they would be #1 and #2 on the freakin' Menu and simply Yummo..."Idiots"!   

Harden does his thing on one end and that's what they pay him to do. Now if we go back in time and he was a Gladiator he wouldn't last past round 2 as he would swing his sword repeatedly with no defensive mechanisms but his offensive Game is Maximus Desmus Arrillious delicious and that would be the "Spaniard" in the hit movie "Gladiator"! 

The new dynamic duo in the Alamo City near the Riverwalk is Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus "L-Train" Alrdidge. They are the new "Dunc", Manu and TP9 as they carry the offensive load on one end and Kawhi is the Warden on the other end going 24-7-365 Lockdown Shoe Program NBA Heads. The reigning Defensive P.O.Y. K.L is a Superstar and with Chef Curry not in the Kitchen and the Clips looking like the L.A. Defenders...lookout as that O.K.C. and Spurs Series is going to Mars and Venus!  

Honorary 1st Teamers is "Dirk and Mavs" and "Dunc" as they are headed to Springfield, Mass one day soon... 

NFL Mock Draft 2K16 Take #1 in "A QB DRIVEN League" or is it?...The L.A. RAMS are on the Clock and it will be a QB in Picks #1 and #2 as #FlyEaglesFly has Pick #2!...Both the BOLTS and COWBOYS are ijn tnhe Diver's Seat as they sit and wait at #3 and #4 respectively!...What will STILLER Gang do at #25?...There will be a deep "RUN" on Corners in Round #1 maybe six go in the 1st Round! #NFLDraft2016 #AQBDrivenLeague #StillerGang #NFLMockDraft2K16

The NFL Draft is back in the Second City with no Bulls or Blackhawks playing in "Winning Time" and imagine that. Now Chicago and the "Shield" shifts all of its attention to the 2K16 NFL Draft as the Green Room Prospects arrive for the Day that will change their life.

As the Bluedude puts up one of two of his final Mock Drafts keep in mind its "A QB Driven League" and both Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are going one and two. The L.A. Rams and Philadelphia Eagles both will go QB and the only thing we do not know is who will go #1.

After that scenario plays out the San Diego Chargers (#3 pick) and the Dallas Cowboys (#4) kicks off the rest of the Draft as my Top 5 Prospects not counting QBs will go here and they are: OT Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss), RB Zeke Elliott (Ohio St.), DE Joey Bosa (Ohio St.), CB Jalen Ramsey (FSU), and LB Myles Jack (UCLA).

Let's go 2K16 NFL Draft Mock Draft #1:

NFL MOCK Draft 2K16
Take #1

1. #LARams QB Carson Wentz North Dakota St.

2. #FlyEaglesFly QB Jared Goff Cal

3. #Bolts DE/DT DeForest Buckner Oregon

4. #Cowboys CB/S Jalen Ramsey FSU

5. #KHANstructionJags DE Joey Bosa Ohio St. 

6. #Ravens OT Laremy Tumsil Ole Miss

7. #NinerGang OG Ronnie Stanley ND

8. #DawgPound RB Ezekial Elliott Ohio St.

9. #ItsABucsLife OLB/DE Leonard Floyd UGA

10. #GMen LB Myles Jack UCLA (Trade Down #1) *

11. #BelieveInMonsters (Bears) DE Shaq Lawson Clemson

12. GeauxSaints CB Vernon Hargreaves III Florida

13. #AquaBoyz305 (Dolphins) OT/OG Jack Conklin Michigan St.

14. #Silver&Black DT Sheldon Rankins Louisville 

15. #MusicCityTitans OT Taylor Decker Ohio St. 

16. #RestoreTheRoar (Lions) LB Darron Lee Ohio St. 

17. #RiseUp (Falcons) DT Jarran Reed Alabama

18. #BlueSwagger (Colts) DE/OLB Noah Spence Eastern Kentucky

19. #BillsMafia LB Reggie Ragland Alabama

20. #GangGreen CB Eli Apple Ohio St.

21. #HTTR C Ryan Kelly Alabama

22. #BullsOnParade (Texans) WR Will Fuller

23. #SKOL (Vikings) WR Josh Doctson TCU

24. #WhoDey (Bengals) DT Vernon Butler La Tech

25. #StillerGang (Steelers) NT Andrew Billings Baylor

26. #12s (Seahawks) DE/DT/OLB Robert Nkemdiche Ole Miss

27. #Cheeseheads DT A'Shawn Robinson Alabama (Trade Down #2) **

28. #RedFriday (Chiefs) WR LaQuon Treadwell Ole MIss

29. #BirdGang (AZ Cards) C/OG Cody Whitehair Kansas St.    

30. #Panthers DE Kevin Dodd Clemson

31. #UnitedInOrange (Broncos) William Jackson III Houston 

360 Degrees...

There will be a run on DT/DE and CB as I have at least 14 combined in these positions going in Round #1...

* Trade Down #1 as the N.Y. Giants if they need a WR LaQuon Treadwell should be their late on Round 1 as they need top get another Pick or two in Round 2...   

** Trade Down #2 as the Packers might not like what they see but if A'Shawn Robinson is there they must grab him as he is a lot like Julius Peppers...a converted Basketball Player into a Football player 
Mock Draft #2 the Final Mock going down Thursday Morning April 27th...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

PACERS 99 RAPTORS 102 F...#WeTheNorth "Circles the Wagons" but not after "Gold Swagger" INDY did their thing through Three Frames!..."FIGHT 4 LARRY" going "Logo Watch" as I Like W's with a RAPTOR in the Middle as Team DRAKE Drizzy strikes! #INDvsTOR #PacerNation #WeTheNorth #Dinosaurs #Fight4Larry #LogoWatch TORONTO leads 3-2

The Toronto Raptors with their Mascot (Drake Drizzy) sitting court side erased all sports of 1st half issues only to rally the Dinosaurs and #WeTheNorth for an impressive 102-99 "W"! That "W" was almost erased by a buzzer-tying Money Ball by one Pacer Solomon Hill who hit the shot but the Spalding was on his fingertips as the Lights and Buzzer went off.

Indy playing like "Gold Swagger" in the 1st half was all over the Dinosaurs and led after one 35-20. Pacers star PG-13 dba Paul George had 22 at the break and a game-high 39 points on the night but he needed help and didn't get enough down the stretch.

Raptors star SG "D2" of Compton dba DeMar Derozan led #WeTheNorth with 34 points and 19 of that came in the 1st half as Toronto trailed 61-52. That Dwayne Casey "D" arrived in the 2nd half just in time to hold "Indy" to 38 2nd half points as the Raptors trailed 90-77 after three. Holding Indy to just nine 4th frame points as they went on a 25-9 run to close out the 4th and the game.

Remember Bismack Biyambo from the "Congo" down in Buzz City he added 10 points and grabbed sixteen boards for the home team. George Hill added 15 for "Indy" as we head back to the Circle City with Team Drake Drizzy up 3-2.      

KERR of "DUBS" Lead Man of the Year in "LOGO WATCH" as we go the Red Auerbach Trophy 2K15-16!...Luke Walton finished 9th in the Voting after leading the WARRIORS to a fast and furious start in the 2K15-16 Campaign!

It was just a formality in who was going to cash in on the NBA Coach of the Year as the real story was where was Golden State Warriors Assistant Lead Man Luke Walton was going to finish? Steve Kerr gets his 2nd Red Auerbach Trophy as the Warriors 73-9 season sets a new NBA Record.

Kerr has been fabulous in his first two seasons as an NBA Lead Man and the Warriors only know one way under Kerr and that is to win everything in front of them as 2nd place is the first losers. Miraculously enough "Dubs" through their two amazing seasons have  not had any major injuries and that is more than half the battle navigating through that rough and tough 82-game trek.

Walton finishes 9th in he voting and that in itself is a huge honor considering there are 30 Men leading teams and he is an assistant that took over a team that was on a mission and stayed on that mission while Kerr was out nursing his back after back surgery.  

The Results 
Red Auerbach Trophy:

Note: In parenthesis is 1st Place Votes

1 Kerr #Dubs (64)

2 Stotts #RipCity (37)

3 "Pops" #SpurWars (10)

4 Clifford #ItsABuzzLife (7)

5 Casey #WeTheNorth (6)

6 Stevens #GreenTeam (5)

7 Joerger #GritGrindGrizz (1)

8 "Doc" #Clips -

9 Walton #Dubs -

360 Degrees...

Stotts had  a tremendous year and what by many analysts was suppose to be a down year losing both Wes Matthews and L-Train Aldrigde as the Blazers as we go to press is tied with the Clips in their 1st round series. It also helps Coach Stotts has arguably the best back court in the Logo not named "Splash Brothers"! 

Coach Popovich led "Spurs Familia" to a 67-15 seasons and if the Warriors didn't jump out to that fast starts the Spurs would have been the lead story all season long... 

Clifford is slowly but surely finding his niche in Buzz City and GM Rich Cho and Air Jordan himself are heading north in the East...

Casey had the Raptors 2nd in the East as they are missing one-piece to that puzzle...

Stevens has the C's right there and now they have 7 picks in the upcoming 2K16 NBA Draft with all sorts of young pieces everywhere to possibly Celts GM in "Trader" Danny Ainge in this draft as he has a full deck of cards at the Blackjack Table... 

Joerger did a solid job with what he was working with but losing both Mike Conley Jr. and Marc Gasol spelled gloom and doom for "Winning Time"...

"Doc" Rivers does his thing but the Clips might have to move B.G. 32 to move north in the West...

Walton is tops on most lists as the next solid NBA Lead Man but he won't be going anywhere in the 2K16-17 season...   

Saturday, April 23, 2016

BLUES @ BLACKHAWKS in Game #6 as "FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison goes into HONEY BADGER Mode!...Can the BLUE NOTES play the right "NOTES" again and beat the INDIA Head Sweaters in the Madhouse for the 3rd straight time?...Can the "BISON City Mullet #88 Patrick Kane carry game-winner magic into Game #6 and if he does we will have a Game #7! #STLvsCHI #BlueNotes #FearTheINDIANHead #StanleyCupPlayoffs #WesternConferenceGame6

Here we go as the Seat Belt Sign  is on in Hawks Nation as Patrick Kane gave the Indian Head Sweaters and Hawks Nation much-needed "Life" as we get game #6 at the Madhouse versus the St. Louis Blues.

The Blue Notes let game #5 slip away as they scored two goals in the 3rd erasing a two goal deficit only to lose in frame #5 as #88 was scoreless in the series until that goal. The Blue Notes and lead man Ken "Honey I ate the Crease" Hitchcock has to be thinking that was the one guy (in #88) we need to to wake up. Hawks lead man Coach Q knows he can't win both games tonight but the one in front of him is a must-win as the Indian Head must ride that game #5 Momentum.

Bison City BLUR #88

As for Game #6 here we go #BluesvsBlackhawks 


Saturday April 23rd, 2K16 @ 8pm ET 
MADHOUSE on Madison
Greek Town in the 'Go

Top 5 Things for the Indian Head Sweaters to get to the Milk and Ladies in the Winner's Circle:

Stay away from Dumb and Ignorant Penalties and someone put a muzzle on #65 in red and Black...thank you! 

#88 #19 #81 have to be "Bigger than Life" as #2 D.K. will bring it and carry the Defensmen...

"Craw-Dad" Crawford must Vezina-esque in and around the blue-paint with some help from the "D" of course...

Panarin dba "Bread Man" and Anisimov can they catch fire in Game #6 to force a game #7?

Hawks Nation with Patrick and Eddie O on the call let's bring it Indian Head Sweaters as though the score is 4-0 Blue Notes already....#GoHawks #BeatTheBlueNotes #PutTheBlueNotesInLakeMichigan  

"All-NATURE Trail" 2K15-16 as "LOGO WATCH Fusions" goes near PARK City Utah, the ROCKIES some 5,280 feet above Ocean Water, the Valley of the SUN and of course the ROSE City near the Great Northwest!...We have a repeat for P.O.Y. but he is joined by his "Partner in Crime"! #SaltPalaceJazz #RipCity #MileHighNugs #PHXHoops #AllNatureTrail #LogoWatchFusions

As the Portland Trailblazers started the 2K15-16 season most thought it would be rebuilding year as Blazers Stars PF L-Train dba LaMarcus Aldridge left to play "Spur Wars". Well Rip City still had their All-Star in PG Dame Lillard and he repeats as P.O.Y. with help from his "Partner in Crime"! Yes the 2K15-16 All-Nature Trail is in and there are no surprises as "game recognizes game"!

"All-NATURE Trail

Co-Player of the Year

#0 Dame Lillard dba "License to Lillard"

75 Gms 75 Starts 25.1 ppg 6.8 apg 4 rpg 

#3 CJ McCollum dba "Rose Pedals" C.J.

80 Gms 80 Starts 20.8 ppg 4.3 apg 3.2 rpg 1.2 thefts

1st Team

PG Dame #RipCityBlazers
PG CJ #RipCityBlazers
SF Gordon Hayward #SaltPalaceJazz
SG Rodney Hood #SaltPalaceJazz
PG Brandon Knight #PHXHoops

Honorable Mention

PF Derrick Favors #SaltPalaceJazz
C Rudy Gobert #SaltPalaceJazz
SG Devin Booker #PHXHoops
SG Wil Barton #MileHighNugs
PF Kenneth Faried #MileHighNugs

360 Degrees...

Both Dame and CJ are arguably the best back court in the "Logo" not names "Los Splash Hermanos" dba Splash Brothers if you classify Klay Thompson as a SG. They bring it on every night on every possession. The Blazers Future is shining as they have also put young pieces around these two young "Goon" and the best has yet to come talking Blazers Mania dba Rip City Blazers Basketball! 

Hayward maybe the best kept secret in basketball. A small forward by trade dba Custodian
Gordon is a mix of high Basketball IQ and Athleticism along with a dribble-drive game that is simply delicious. There is nothing this young man cannot do on the court and he defends to boot! 

Hood emerged for the Jazz this season and he gives Utah flexibility both at SG and at SF. His ability to hit the Money Ball and sneaky athleticism has the Jazz Faithful thinking of "Winning Time" for the next 5 seasons...

the "Knight Rider" dba Brandon Knight and I know he was hurt for a large part of the season but he is PHX Hoops #1 Player as PHX #1 Donut-Runner and Rookie Devin Booker lands on the Honorable Mention as they didn't miss on that pick...  

JOSH NORMAN lands with #HTTR!..."SUNDAY TALK" + "A QB Driven League" = the REDSKINS Secondary just got better big-time as NORMAN Island cuts 1/3 of the field off for #HTTR Safeties! @J_No24 #NormanIsland #HTTR #SkinsNation #SundayTalk #AQBDrivenLeague #86AQBDrivenLeague

The Carolina Panthers must have other plans as they were at least $2 million off of the asking price for CB Josh Norman. As the Panthers rescinded the Franchise Tag off Norman he and his Camp wasted no time getting others suitors as at least 10 teams called within hours of the Panthers moving in another direction.

That brings us to Norman getting scooped up by Washington Redskins Gulfstream 5 and Team Daniel Snyder as Norman met with #HTTR early yesterday. Within an hour or so Norman Island and #HTTR comes to terms with a $75 million deal with guarantees reaching a reported $51.5 million as Norman now calls Fed Ex Field home and that is a huge loss for the Panthers "D" moving forward.

As for the 'Skins Secondary let's take a look at their Depth Chart as they have the #21 overall Pick in Thursday upcoming NFL Draft 2K16:

#HTTR Back End Projected Starters 2K16

LCB Bashaud Breeland
SS DeAngelo Hall
FS Kyshoen Jarrett

360 Degrees...

Chris Culliver will most likely move to Nickel CB as Norman puts him out of the starting line up...  

The 'Skins lose DT Terrence "Pot Roast" Knighton up front and they have the #21 overall pick and they need a dancing bear your Secondary in most cases is as good as your front! (Alabama's DT Jarran Reed might be a good fit at #21 overall on Thursday Night for #HTTR)

Then there is SS DeAngelo Hall and how much does he have left in the tank?

We have seen this before from Snyder as Norman is a huge coup but they have plenty of holes on "D" and Norman cannot be the complete answer but a solid move in the right direction... 

Friday, April 22, 2016

MLB Power Rankings APRIL 2K16 in "WORD Around the WARNING Track" as the NORTH SIDERS just 16 games in living up to "EXPECTATIONS"!...The "NATS" of D.C. Hardball playing "DUSTY Ball" is out the gate fast in the NL East!...The O's and RANGERS along with the defending World Champion ROYALS are leading the Junior Circuit! #MLBPowerRankingsApril2K16 #ACupOfJoeINTheShowReport #WordAroundTheWarningTrack

The Chicago Cubs out the gate as expected leads the "Show" with a 12-4 W-L as Ace RHP Jake Arrieta throws a No No last night versus the hapless Red Legs. "Maddon Ball" is also coming off of hitting the rival Redbirds of Gateway to the West Hardball right in the "Kisser"!

Joining the North Siders on the Senior Circuit is the L.A. Dodgers and Washington Nationals as "Dusty Ball" is in full swing in the Nations Capital. Where are the New York Mets as they might have the best Starting Pitching not only on the Senior Circuit but in the show?

The defending World Champion Kansas City Royals leads the AL Central as the surprise Pale Hose of Chicago are 2nd in that division. The Baltimore Orioles leads the AL East as that division was suppose to be a five-team race as we still have some 148 plus games to go.

Now we get into the 1st Installment of the "Word Around the Warning Track" MLB Power Rankings going April 2K16...

"WORD Around the WARNING Track" 
April 2K16
MLB Power Rankings

1. #MaddonBall dba #GoCubsGo (12-4)

2. #Nats dba #DustyBall (11-4)

3. #Os (10-4)

4. #KCRoyals (10-5)

5. #PaleHose (10-6)

6. #LADodgers (10-6)

7. #Rangers (10-6)

8. #SwingingElephants (9-7)

9. #MotorCityKitties (8-6)

10. #Redbirds (8-7)

11. #ROX dba #5280FeetAboveWaterHardball (8-7)

12. #DBacks (9-8)

13. #RedLegs (8-8)

14. #BUCN (8-8)

15. #Amazins (7-7)

16. #BlueBirds (8-9)

17. #Carmines (7-8)

18. #ItsARaysLife (7-8)

19. #Ms (7-8)

20. #Tribe (6-7)

21. #Halos (7-9) 

22. #PhightinPhils (7-9)

23. #BrewCrew (7-9)

24. #Gigantes (7-10)

25. #Friars dba #Padres (6-10)

26. #BronxBombers (5-9)

27. #FightinFish (5-9)

28. #BravesCountry (4-11)

29. #StrosShow (5-11)

30. #Twinkies (5-11)

360 Degrees...

What is going in in H-Town as the "Stros Show" out they gate is Brown Bagging it with all that young talent led by Dallas Keuchel, Carlos Correa, and "Pocket Iron Man" Jose Altuve?

The Philadelphia Phillies won't win the NL East but they also won;t be Bottom Feeders on the Senior Circuit...

Yankees need stating pitching or the Bronx Zoo will turn into the Petting Zoo for the Visiting fun fun for everybody! 

The NL Central is by a large margin the best division from top to bottom...

Will "Bochy Ball" get out of the NL West Gutter? 



BLACKHAWKS 4 BLUES 3 F 2OT...KANE & TOEWS had to "Light the Lamp" for the INDIAN HEAD Sweaters to have any shot in Game #5 and the "Bison City Mullet" #88 goes Extras G.W.G.!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison and that 8:47pm CST Puck Drop feels really good now that the HAWKS hit the Winner's Circle....Milk for everybody! #CHIvsSTL #FearTheINDIANHead #BlueNotes #OneGoal #HawksNation #MuddyMississippiIceGames #StanleyCupPlayoffs

It was billed as How do the defending Stanley Cup Champions stave off elimination? Then it was the Blackhawks in order to have a shot needs offensive output from either Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews or both!

Well 5 frames into Game #5 it was the St. Louis Blues letting the Bison City Mullet #88 dance with the Frozen One and it cost them game #5 and just like that we have a Hawks Winner and a game #6 back at the Madhouse!

Patrick Kane weaving through traffic goes around the goal crease to beat Blue Notes blue-paint tenant Brian Elliott for a 4-3 game-winner as the Hawks still down 3-2 in the series has life. St. Louis out shot Chicago 46-35 but don't tell me how many shots but tell me how many went in and at what juncture into the game!

Both net minders played their tales off as Corey Crawford and Elliott each made some serious stops leading up to Kane's game-winner.  Now we have the Blue Notes coming back to the scene of the crimes in game #3 and #4 as the Hawks lost both of those games. The pressure has to be on the Blackhawks to get a "W" on home ice but more on the Blue Notes to close out the defending Stanley Cup Champions!

Let's go Hawks Nation as the Magic Number in the grand scheme of things is down to 14 but I won't start counting until we get to single digits....Lol!