Thursday, October 30, 2014

SAINTS 28 PANTHERS 10 F...WHO DAT rolls into Charlotte playing their game and now the dreaded NFC South looks to be all SAINTS in the 2nd half of the 16-Game Trek !..NFL Week 9 "Thursday Night Football" in "A QB Driven League" as the SAINTS move to a division leading 4-4! #NOvsCAR #GeauxSaints #PantherPride #NFLWk9TNF

A game that didn't see anyone get on the scoreboard until the 2nd frame the New Orleans Saints come out victorious a they took full reigns of the below-average NFC south. The Saints led 14-0 at the break and 21-7 after three and never looked back as Ron Rivera Panthers squad is reeling.

The Saints get another peak performance from former Heisman Winner RB Mark Ingram with 100 yards on thirty carries as he is in a contract year having his biggest year and that's how it works for most.

Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 297 yards on 24 for 34 with a INT as it didn't start well for Brees or that Saints Offense in the first frame. TE "Big Red of NOLA" Jimmy Graham caught seven pigs for 83 yards and a TD.

Panthers QB Cam Newton had another down-trodden performance throwing for just 151 yards on 10 for 28 and an INT. Cam and Panthers running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams combined for 23 carries and 109 yards and a TD. The Panthers vertical passing game is non-existent and has been since that OT tie with the Bengals.

New Orleans moves atop the NFC south at 4-4 with the Panthers falling to 3-5-1.

#2 FSU 42 #25 LOUISVILLE 31 F...'NOLES get a Passing Grade but they did it without FLYING COLORS!..."FALL SATURDAY'S" with FLORIDA STATE riding that wave and coming back again this time on the CARDS! #NOLESnation #UofLCards #ACCFootball #NCAAFWk10

The Louisville Cardinals just like the NC State Wolfpack, Clemson Tigers, and Fighting Irish of Notre Dame had the Florida State Seminoles right where they wanted them. They also have one thing in common and that is losing to the 'Noles as Florida State dodges another "L" near Churchill Downs!

The 'Noles down 21-0 at one point scored right before the half and went into the break down 21-7 and that was huge for the FSU. It was Louisville's fabulous duo of RB Michael Dyer (28 att 134 yards 3 TD) and WR Devonte Parker (8 pigs 214 yds) doing most of the damage for the Cards as well as Safety Gerod Holliman with two INT as he almost on two other occasions had two more.

It was 'Noles QB Jameis Winston turning a bad performance into a solid one minus his three INT's. Winston threw for 401 yards on 25 for 48 and three TD's. The 'Noles erupted for for 35 points in the 2nd half as the 'Vill had no answer for them on "D".

It was 'Noles true freshman RB Dalvin Cook who ran for 110 yards on just nine carries and caught four pigs for 40 yards as he had two long rushing TD's that broke Louisville's back. FSU's two top offensive weapons TE Nick O'Leary and WR Rashad Greene combined for a dozen grabs for 128 yards but none for pay dirt.

The 'Noles "D" finally settled down and to their credit held the Cards to 1 for 11 on 3rd down. FSU was 9 for 16 on 3rd down and that told the story in the 2nd as Louisville could not get off the field on 3rd down.

The 'Noles move to 8-0 and 5-0 in the ACC. The Cards fall to 6-3 and 4-3 in the ACC...          

BLACKHAWKS 5 SENATORS 4 F/SO...Boss HOSS gets his 1,000 Career Point but it was the INDIAN Head dodging an average outing getting a Shootout "W" from "SHARPIE" with the Game-Winner!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison with the INDIAN Head trying to keep pace with the PREDS in the Central! #HAWKSnation #OneGoal #SENSnation

A game that had that back and forth feeling to it with both net minders giving up more than a few. The Hawks had reach back not in regulation or extras but in a shootout to get this "W". It came on a Patrick Sharp game-winner as he was the only one of six to "Light the Lamp" in the shootout shooting 8th.

The Sens score in the 1st behind a Mark Stone goal only to see the Indian Head take the 2-1 lead after the 1st intermission behind Captain Serious and Kris Versteeg goals. Clarke MacArthur of the Sens tied the game in the 2nd beating Hawks net minder Scott Darling and that would be the only goal in the 2nd.

The 3rd frame was highlighted by four goals as the Hawks Captain Serious scored his 2nd of the night with Marian Hossa giving the Hawks a 4-3 lead late and notching his 1,000th career point in doing so. The Sens though struck with under three minutes to play on a Mika Zibanejad goal tying the game at 4-4 sending it into extras.

The Hawks had their chances ending the game in extras on a 4-3 advantage on the power play and they could not get the puck in net. The Hawks were 0/5 on the power play as the Sens were 1/6.

It was Patrick Sharp after all five players missed in the shootout Patrick Sharp beat Sens net minder Craig Anderson for the winner. Anderson stopped 35 of 39 SOG with the Hawks Darling halting 28-32.

The Indian Head moves to 6-3-1 with 13 points. The Sens fall to 5-2-2 with a dozen points. Hawks will get the Leafs on Saturday November 1st in the Gardens!

KNICKS 95 CAVALIERS 90 F...All that Hoopla surrounding C-TOWN on OPENING Night and rightfully so the KNICKS playing their favorite Game Tape in their own right called KNICKS Tape escapes with a Nip & Tuck "W"!..."LOGO WATCH" with Knicks lead man D-FISH getting win #1 at the "Q"! #NYKvsCLE #KNICKSnation #CAVSnation

No they didn't as the New York Knicks walked into game #2 of the 2014-15 NBA 82-game trek (with a bad loss to the Bulls at World's Most Famous last night" and gets a 95-90 nip and tuck playoff-like atmosphere win at the "Q"! 

With Cavs nation rocking way before the game and the #CavsInNavyBlue out of the tunnel Cleveland had no fear of losing to the Knicks. That all changed some 2 1/2 hours later as #KnicksTape followed the lead of their Ace the "Bully" of Jordan Brand for a game-high 25 points on 9 of 17 shots for a convincing Knicks "W". 

'Melo also gets a dozen from Knicks starting shooting guard Iman Shumpert and a dozen from Jason Smith and "Get Shots" J.R. Smith off he bench. New York shot the magic numbers of 50% from FG , 50% from the 3pt FG, and 80% from the line and if those numbers are north of 180 you will win most games in the Logo! The Knicks were way too comfortable at the "Q" and the Cavs "D" must get to another level before they call themselves elite forget what they look like on paper!

The Cavs led 44-42 at the break but railed 67-64 after three. The Knicks had their biggest lead at 82-73 with just over five minutes left in the game as the Cavs made a run and got that deficit down to three at 88-85 with 1:40 remaining. The Cavs could get no closer as a 'Melo "J" from the corner made it 92-87 after King James hit a lay-up. 

Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 22 points with Kevin Love adding 19 points and grabbing fourteen boards. King James added 17 points on 5 of 15 shooting. The Cavs get the Bulls on o Night at the Madhouse on Madison and the Bulls have been ready!      

THUNDER @ CLIPPERS in the "REGULATORS Report OKC" + "LOGO WATCH" = the 2nd Leg of a Back to Back MOTEL Swing ending in STAPLES Blue & Red vs the new CLIP Joint 2014-15! #OKCvsLAC #ThunderNation #ClippersGang #NBAonTNTGm2

The Oklahoma City Thunder started last night's game in Rip City following the lead of Jordan Brand's Russell Westbrook. The Thunder led at the break 54-49 only to get hit with a heavy does of Rip City money ball racks and Blazer Mania falling by double digit when the smoke cleared. Russ didn't disappoint with a game-high 38 points but he needs "Air Congo" Serge Ibaka yes Ms. Keri Baby Squeeze (Keri Hilson) and Jeremy Lamb and Reggie Jackson. Can they go into Lob City with the Clips fired up like they just came off of a parade route to get Motel win #1 of 2014-15?

The Clippers are delicious and the #1 team in L.A. and I don't need a Laker fan to tell me who is what. CP3 and "Game Night w/Blake" of Jordan Brand are Stars in a leading role joined soon by Supporting actor "DeAndre the Lob City" Giant dba DeAndre Jordan. The Clips are stacked for a possible chip and that road starts tonight in the Red-Out Staples Center.

#RegulatorsReportOKC OKLAHOMA CITY (0-1)


#StaplesBlue&Red LOS ANGELES (0-0)

Thursday October 30, 2014 @ 1030pm ET
Staples Clip Joint set-up
NBA on TNT Gm 2

Projected Starters


PG Russ of Jordan Brand
SG A. Roberson
SF P. Jones III
PF "Air Congo"
C Steven Adams


PG CP3 of Jordan Brand
SG JJ Redick of #DukeInTheNBA
SF M. Barnes
PF "Game Night w/Blake" of Jordan Brand
C DeAndre the Lob City Giant

KNICKS @ CAVALIERS in "LOGO WATCH" Opening Night at the "Q"...KNICKS Tape in "Believeland" looking behind them wondering where the other half of their backside is!...CAVS Show is on Tap with KING James, KYRIE for Mayor, and the Lake OSWEGO Monster K.L.! #NYKvsCLE #KNICKStape #CAVSnation #NBAonTNTGm1

The New York Knicks must have ticked someone off in the NBA offices getting the Bulls at World's Most Famous and then coming out of the Motel taking on the Cavs with LeBron and K.L..

The Knicks coming off of a 104-80 loss to Chicago last night will get test #2 vs the Cavs tonight. That "Triangle" offense will take some time but the "Bully" of Jordan Brand might have to resort back to old habits...35 shots and taking nothing to the charter with him.

The Cavs are the team to beat as well as the Bulls and they are on a collision course no matter how you slice it. King James is back doing hat he does letting Kyrie Irving do what he does with a slice of Kevin Love proving that he is all numbers plus winning not just me ball but we ball. "Believeland" has other options as well and they will be 0 to 100 real quick tonight at the "Q"!

#KnicksTape NEW YORK (0-1)


#CavsNation CLEVELAND (0-0)

Thursday October 30, 2014 @ 8pm ET
Cleveland, Ohio
NBA on TNT Gm 1

Projected Starters:


PG S. Larkin
SG 21 Shump Street
SF the "Bully" of Jordan Brand
C Sam of Haiti


PG Kyrie for Mayor
SG Dion from Philly
SF Akron's #1 Son
PF the Lake Oswego Monster
C Anderson of Brasil



#2 FLORIDA STATE @ #25 LOUISVILLE in "FALL SATURDAY'S" Week 10...the 'NOLES roll into PAPA JOHN'S Cardinals Stadium to battle the CARDS of the 'Ville in none other than a "TRAP GAME" for FSU! #NOLESnation #UofLCards #ACC #NCAAFWk10

This was one that the 'Noles and College Football analysts had down as a "Trap Game" if the 'Noles were still in the top 5 and had beaten Notre Dame. All that has come to fruition and FSU falls into Louisville to play the Bobby Petrino led Cardinals who is no Ramen noodle diet.

The Cards will have to slow down 2013 Heisman winner "Famous Jamies" Winston the 'Noles mercurial QB that has rubbed defenses and people in the right and wrong way more than a few times. Having said that the Cards will be looking to beta the 'Noles as this is Louisville's one-game playoff.

#2 #Noles FLORIDA STATE (7-0, 4-0 acc)

 #25 #UofLCards LOUISVILLE (6-2, 4-2 acc)

October 30, 2014 @ 7:30pm ET
PAPA JOHN'S Cardinals Stadium

Game Outlook:

The Seminoles are loaded, explosive, athletic, but they play down to the competition and that is a huge negative. The Cards have a real chance if they can jump out to an early lead and get some three and outs vs that explosive FSU offense. Winston is the key but RB Karlos Williams and WR Rashad Greene are big-time players and behind them it's a plethora of lesser-known names who will step into the FSU limelight in 2015.

The Cards need to keep down and distance and make FSU predictable on offense so they can get after Winston. Do you spy him not necessarily but you need to stay in your lanes and keep him inside the hash mark in the middle of the field.

The Cards with that pro-style offense of Petrino is super-balanced as they have two WR's Jame sQuick and Eli Rogers who have combined for 60 grabs. They also have two RB's that have combined to rush for over 760 yards in Brandon Radcliff and Dominique Brown. The 'Noles with All-American DT/DE Mario Edwards Jr. will challenge that Cards o-line and they have their work cutout.

The Cards will go with true Soph QB Will Gardner and he needs to bring his A-game or else! He will be under immense pressure to make plays against that athletic and ball-hawking 'Noles "D" and it might be too tall of an order for him as we will soon find out!

It will come down to who can get off on 3rd down,. the kicking game, and "splash plays" and FSU is looking to repeat as this might be another pot hole they need to avoid!

Winner: FSU 38 24...too much Cream at the top of that FSU roster for U of L to handle!

SAINTS @ PANTHERS NFL Week 9 "Thursday Night Football" in "A QB Driven League"...The BATTLE for the NFC South" in the Big ATM in Charlotte, N.C. "BANK of AMERICA" Stadium as the SAINTS and PANTHERS winner will be in the driver's seat! #NOvsCAR #GeauxSaints #BackInBlackPanthers #TNF

The New Orleans Saints could not have been more punctual almost left for the 2014 Sunday dead starting the season at 2-4 and that is the bad news. The good news is that they reside in the below average NFC south and after that Packers "W" last Sunday night they are 3-4 right back in it.

The Carolina Panthers lets one slip away as they had the champs the Seattle Seahawks on the ropes for three frames and then some only to lay an egg on "D" and "O" for a 13-9 loss. QB Cam Newton hasn't looked worse and the Panthers doubt has fallen into that locker room. Now they get the rival Saints prime time and the loser might not ever be back above water for the 2014 season!

#NOLAGumboSaints NEW ORLEANS (3-4 2nd nfc south)


#BackInBlack CAROLINA (3-4-1 1st nfc south)

NFL Week 9 Thursday Night Football
October 30, 2014 @ 8:25pm ET
Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Game Outlook: 

The Saints might have figured out something on Sunday versus the Packers as they get 170 plus yards on the ground from Mark Ingram and rook WR/Gadget Brandin Cooks sliced and diced that Packers secondary one of the better secondaries in the "Shield"!  The Saints know they need a balanced attack for Brees to operate in those intermediate routes as well go deep with favorable match ups. The Panthers need to slow down Ingram and then hope they can get to Brees pressures and red jersey collections and they will have a chance.

The Panthers get the best news as #1 RB DeAngelo Williams is back in action and they need him and Jonathan Stewart for that change of pace attack that gives defenses fits. QB Cam needs to play better regardless who is at running back. TE Greg Olson is his ace in the hole but he needs to get that Wilson pigskin to the likes of rook Kelvin Benjamin and Jerricho Cotchery among others. The Saints will need both bookends OLB's Cameron Jordan and Junior Galete to get to Cam or at least make him step up and pressure him.

The Saints are coming in riding high and the Panthers the home team looks very vulnerable to say the least. It is a wide-open race in the NFC south and someone is going to have to step up and take control.

Winner: Saints 30-17 as Brees and Company get it rolling again... 

THUNDER 89 TrailBLAZERS 106 F..."REGULATORS Report OKC" RUSS playing with "BECOME LEGENDARY" went off in the 1st Half as the BLAZERS came out with the SPALDING Money Ball Racks to create BLAZER Mania in the 2nd half for a BLAZER "W"! #OKCvsPOR #ThunderUp #RipCityNation

Russell Westbrook has to carry the load for the Thunder but let's not get carried away. What he doesn't have to do is take his shots and @kdTREY5 shots to keep the Thunder in games. That mentality he used tonight worked in the 1st half as he netted 26 points for a 54-49 OKC lead. That same mentality went left in the 2nd half.

The Blazers in turn stayed close even though they could not find the GPS for 23'9" shooting at a 2 for 15 clip from the arc in the 1st half. Now what they do have that OKC doesn't have is a bonafide inside    presence with the Logo's only Choo Choo train the L-Train. Rip City and @NikeBasketball star PF LaMarcus Aldrdige  came up with 17 points in the 1st half almost to match Westbrook.

In the 2nd half the Blazers came out with the Spalding money ball racks and found the GPS for 23'9" and went to work shooting a blistering 9 for 14 from the Arc in the 2nd half erasing that five point halftime deficit and cutting it two points 77-75 at the end of three.

The Blazers then ended the game on a 31-12 run with both Blazers guards Damian Lillard and Bloodline Wes Matthews Jr. combining for five money balls in the frame. Westbrook ended the night with a game-high 38 points but he took that "L" with him on the charter.

OKC had only two other players in double figures in starter Serge Ibaka with 10 points an Lance Thomas adding 14 (7/10 FG) off the OKC bench. The Thunder needs more ball movement and they must get other people involved before they find themselves some 5-10 games off the pace in the west when KD comes back.

L-Train led Rip City with a smooth 27 points (17 in 1st half) and Matthews Jr. added 22 points as the Blazers had six players in double figures. As we go to press the Northwest division will go through Rip City until I see otherwise.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GIANTS 3 ROYALS 2 F...the "FIGHT for the COMMISSIONER" Trophy heads back to a familiar place in the Bay with "FISHERMAN"S WHARF Hardball" the SAN FRAN Giants add to the 2010 and 2012 Chips with another World Series Win and PARADE Route!..."BUM" Most Outstanding Player of course for #OrangeOctober! #SFvsKC #SFGHeadlines #KCRoyals

The San Francisco Giants are world champions again as they go into Kansas City needing to win one of two and they win game #2 taking the hardest route. The Royals had their chances vs San Fran starter "Huddy" Tim Hudson and took full advantage. The problem was Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie  wasn't any more sharper than "Huddy" and it was left up to the Pens. That was bad news for the Royals and they knew it...

After Tim Hudson's rather eventful 1 2/3 frames giving up two runs on three hits lasted just two more innings the Royals might have been in the winner's circle. Giants skip Bruce Bochy had a quick leash in game 7 with no more games to play until April 2015 and that gave way to Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt's sparkling 2 1/3 frames of one hit ball. He will be the most important man in this series giving way to the 2K14 "Fight for the Commissioner" M.O.P. Madison "Bum" Bumgarner.

"Bum" goes five frames allowing two hits and striking out four including 1-2-3 frames in the 6th , 7th, and 8th. A performance for the ages as he needed all of that to beat a team in the Kansas City Royals that was not going to be denied.

The Michael Morse single in the 4th with the score tied 2-2 scoring Panda Smash" Sandoval proved to be the game-winner. Both teams score two runs each in the 2nd frame making for some tense game seven drama.

Congrats to the San Francisco Giants 2014 World Champions...Team Bochy and Sabean (Giants Skipper Bruce Bochy and GM Brian Sabean) will be forever linked to one of the greatest runs ever in the show and they are not done wait until 2016!

NETS 105 CELTICS 121 F...the C's running on BOSTON Clam Chowder and running away from BROOKLYN in the BOSTON Marathon Trials smacks FLATBUSH Pro Hoops!..."LOGO WATCH" stop it C's as they are the GREEN Team is real deeeeeep, young, and under the watchful eye of @NikeBasketball "Double R" RONDO! #BKNvsBOS #GreenTeam #Cs

Mama there goes that man again and the Boston Celtics might need a Campbell's soup commercial with a good family can of vintage Boston Clam Chowder. That man is Celtics point god Rajon Rondo going for 13 points, waiting on a dozen C's tables, and grabbing seven boards. Look with all that young talent and Rondo at the controls the C's will might get into that top 8 in the east.

The Green Team seemingly running the Boston Marathon trials in the 2nd frame opened the game up after leading 32-23 at the end of one. That 2nd frame the C's outscore the Nets 35-18 to take a commanding 67-41 lead into the locker room at the break. They cruise to a 121-105 "W" with eight players in double figures including all five starters.

The Green Team gets a team leading 19 points from the Olynyk Clinic of Zags Hoops with J.G. of Hoya Paranoia adding 17 points. The Nets get 20 points from Mirza Teletovic  and 19 from Joe Johnson and Deron Williams but what are numbers when you get your back side handed to you.

Nets had 20 turnovers and just four player in double figures. They need All-Star Brooks Lopez back as that half court game needs him to slow down the opposition as the Nets will struggle in transition in the 2014-15 season.

Can Boston move to the upper echelon of the Atlantic division ran by Dinosaurs of #WeTheNorth?

BULLS 104 KNICKS 80 F...Was there any doubt that "Operation STICK UP World's Most Famous" wasn't going to be a successful Operation?...BULLS give KNICKS Tape the HORNS as New York will be running the Bermuda TRIANGLE at least until Christmas 2014!..."WEST SIDE Story Report" with everyone in on the Bulls 2014-15 Opening Act but "BENNY the BULL" and the LUV-A-Bulls! #BULLSnation #SeeRed #WestSideStoryReport #LetsGo82-0

The Chicago Bulls left no doubters that the Eastern Conference will most likely run through the Madhouse on Madison starting mid-April 2015. The Bulls shoot 50% from the field and held a lead at 30 plus early in the 4th on their way to a 104-80 "W" and it wasn't that close.

The Bulls were led by the outstanding play of the TAJ-manian Devil #22 as he nets a game-high 22 points while grabbing eight boards. The "Spaniard" Pau Gasol maneuvered his way to 21 points and eleven boards as Knicks tape had no answer for that vaunted See Red front line.

Super-Sub and Bulls "Bench Mob" leader PG Aaron Brooks spearheaded the 2nd units efforts adding 13 points and waiting on six Bulls tables. Rook Doug "McBuckets" McDermott had a dozen including a walk-up triple in transition as he pushed that Bulls lead to 30 in the 4th.

The Knicks looking lost as expected as that "Triangle" offense takes months or even a year to learn struggled. What they didn't do which had nothing to do with the Triangle was the defensive end which there were awful vs the Bulls. Couple that with a 3 for 17 showing from the Arc and under 37% from the field while getting out rebounded by nine the Knicks are a work in progress to say the least.

The Bulls now will get the Cavs and LeBron James on "Ghosts and Goblins" Day on Friday Night October 31st. Then Knicks leaving NYC tonight gets the Cavs on Thursday night at the "Q" for Cleveland's home opener!