Friday, October 24, 2014

CHARGERS 21 BRONCOS 35 F...UNITED in ORANGE cruises past the BOLTS as EMMANUEL "Go Go" SANDERS of SMU Football & Team E88 with STEELERS Nation was on One catching Three in the BOLTS End Zone!..."Thursday Night Football" Week 8 in "A QB Driven League" Recap talking all Orange Crush! #SDvsDEN #BoltsNation #UnitedInOrange

The San Diego Chargers at this time last week was riding high at 5-1 and looking to go 6-1 entering their Thursday night game with the Denver Broncos. Fast forward to early Friday morning a week later the Bolts are 5-3 eating a nice load of Humble pie Pumpkin flavored.

With no scoring in the first frame the Broncos came out firing on all cylinders in the 2nd and 3rd frames as they opened up the scoring with a TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders from Manning. The Bolts answered that with a thirteen play 84 yard drive that ended in a Keenan Allen TD pass tying the game up at 7-7. That would be as close as this one would get as the Broncos "D" took over a id Manning Mile High.

After the Allen score the Broncos kick returner Andre Caldwell fumbled as the refs reversed the call keeping the pigskin with the Broncos. Manning then took United in Orange 74 yards on eight plays with "Go Go" Sanders catching another Manning pass for a score making it 14-7 at the half.

At the start of the 2nd half the Broncos get a short field and Manning connected with Sanders again for his 3rd TD of the night making it 21-7. Team E88 as he was with Steelers Nation hauled in nine pigs for 120 yards and three TD's on a career-night. Demaryius Thomas grabbed eight for 105 with RB Ronnie Hillman rushing for 109 yard on 20 carries.

Bolts TE Antonio Gates made it 28-14 Broncos after the Orange Crush scored again after Sander grabbed his 3rd TD. Manning Mile High was just 25 for 35 for 286 yards and three TD's all to Sanders.

Bolts QB Phillip Rivers was 30 for 41 for 252 yards and three TD's but those two INT's were costly. Keenan Allen had nine grabs for 73 yards and a score leading the Bolts.

The Broncos move to 6-1 while the Bolts fall to 5-3 rather quickly...        

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BLACKHAWKS 2 PREDATORS 3 F...the INDIAN Head strikes the wrong "NOTES"....Former Team "HAPPY FEET" Left Winger now PREDS Left Winger NEAL hits all the high "NOTES" and the Music City on Ice prevails moving to 5-0-2 leading the Central!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison as the HAWKS take "L" #1 of the 2014-15 season! @CHIvsNSH #OneGoal #PredsNation

The Chicago Blackhawks could not stop former Team Happy Feet left winger James Neal as he goes "Hats on Ice" on the Hawks as the Preds beat the Indian Head 3-2. The show also belonged to Preds net minder Pekka Rinne of Finland who stopped 30 of 32 shots on the night including a few from his blind spot in the 3rd frame.

The Hawks opened up the scoring ion period one behind a goal by Ben Smith only for the Preds Neal to strike with 48 seconds remaining in the 1st to tie the score 1-1. Hawks net minder Antti Raanta halted 24 of 27 shots who just could not get an "APB" out on Neal.

Neal then scored with just under four minutes left in the 2nd to make it 2-1 Preds. In the 3rd nearly two minutes #18 sent the Preds faithful back to the Preds teams store for Lids as he strikes again for the Hat Trick.

Hawks Andrew Shaw scored on a ricochet off the board to himself and just under a high-stick hit the frozen one out of the air to beat Rinne to make it 3-2 Preds with just under seven minutes to go. The Hawks onslaught of shots late could not get past Renne and they lose 3-2 suffering loss #1 of the 2014-15 season.

There were three penalties in this one and the Hawks had two of them but no power play goals. The Indian Head out shot the Preds 32-27 including 17-6 in the 3rd as they only get one goal out of those seventeen shots.  

Hawks move to 4-1-1 with 9 points as they head to St. Louis for a Saturday Night tilt.  The Preds move to 5-0-2 leading the central with 12 points.


Philadelphia SEVENTY-SIXERS dba SIXERS Nation 2014-15 Business...PHILLY going with the "Youth Movement" grabs Phog Allen Hoops JOEL EMBIID of Cameroon in the 2014 NBA Draft...They have the reigning Rook of the Year M.C.W. from the 'CUSE...NERLENS looks ready to go as he missed all of 2013-14..."SQUEEZE the ORANGE" Can the BROAD Street Philly Hoops stay out of the Atlantic Basement in 2014-15? @SeventySixers #SIXERSnation #76ERS #BroadStreetPhillySports

Where do you start talking about the 2014-15 Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers as they are still two years away from making any noise in the Atlantic let alone the Eastern Conference. They have went into the Youth Movement which is short for the scariest word in professional sports "Rebuild". If anything they will be somewhat exciting with all these new names on the roster including some young dandies.

The Sixers grabbed Joel Embiid as many though he would go #1 maybe to Cleveland or even #2 to the Bucks. Those slots gave way to Kansas teammate Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. He will be out for an extended period of time but his upside is somewhere closer to the planet of Mars.

Michael Carter-Williams dba M.C.W. is all of that scattered, smothered, and covered as he was 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the year. He is joined by draft mate Nerlens Noel who missed all of 2013-14 with that ACL he suffered in January of 2013 in his freshman year at UK. They will be the core along with Embiid to get the Sixers and lead man Brett Brown out of the abyss!

#76ERSnation 2014-15 Vitals

Franchise Player (s): M.C.W. , Embiid, Noel

Building Blocks: Tony "206" Wroten Jr., Alexey Shved, James Anderson, Luc Mbah a Moute,

Top Philly Tony Luke's Cheesesteak Runner: Joel Embiid

Top Free Agents: Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved, Eric Maynor

Sleeper Player (s): Caspar Ware the former The"Beach" pint-sized Point God and that would be Long Beach State as he was dynamite in the Orlando Summer League. He will allow M.C.W. and Wroten Jr. to play off the orange to create more scoring for Philly.

Trade Piece (s): They have many where do you start as Philly with it's rebuild is in a perfect slot financially to take on a deal but would they wreck the "Rebuild" or just stay pat and work through the draft with all that cap space.

#76ERSNation 2014-15 Outlook 5th in the Atlantic 

M.C.W. will starts his 2nd season as the hunted and he will also be trying to elevate his game into the pantheon of elite Point Gods in the logo or at least in the back end of that conversation. Wroten Jr. another from the talent-rich "206" area code of Seattle, Washington is a combo with tricks in his game and he will allow flexibility for the 76ers to move M.C.W. off the orange. Ware and vet PG Eric Maynor are reinforcements who will get plenty of opportunities to make a name for themselves on the roster.

The shooting guard is a subject for debate as James Anderson a former Spurs 1st rounder and "Pops" missed but now he is under former Spurs assistant and now Sixers lead man Brown can shoot it but they need consistency from him. Look for former T'Wolves and Russian National team player Alexey Shved to get plenty of chances to prove his worth in the back court. Watch Elliott Williams the former Duke and Memphis standout he can play and shoot it.

The front line will be led by vet and former Bucks player Luc Mbah a Moute abd Nerlens Noel. Former Sixers 1st rounder Arnett Moultrie is running out of time and Hollis Thompson is a nice athletic wing as the former Georgetown standout tries to carve himself out a permanent slot.

Sixers 2014 2nd rounder K.J. McDaniels might be the surprise of all the Philly young players and he is SF.  Embiid though is the foundation along with Noel and the Sixers can't wait to see him on the hardwood. Embiid's college coach Bill Self of Kansas compared him to "Dream" of Clutch City and he better hope Embiid or at least the Sixers hope he is a young Dikembe Mutumbo of Hoya Paranoia!

The Sixers are waiting patiently as the young pieces pile up...

CHARGERS @ BRONCOS NFL Week 8 "Thursday Night Football" in "A QB Driven League"...It's 93 Octane at Sports Authority Field with RIVERS from #BoltsInPowderBlue vs MANNING from #UnitedInOrange...the AFC West Battle with the CHARGERS coming off an AFC west loss and the BRONCOS coming off dismantling the 49ERS!...#SDvsDEN #AFCwest #BoltsUp #OrangeCrush

The San Diego Chargers are going to see here this 2014 unit is as they may have been caught by Red Friday looking ahead to this one on a short week. The Chiefs though played them straight up and beat the Bolts at the "Murph" and now the Chargers are in the Motel waiting on the mighty Denver Broncos.

The Broncos coming off a Sunday Night smack down of the San Francisco 49ers and Manning breaking Favre's TD Passing record. Now the plot thickens as this is a divisional game with huge ramifications moving forward for both.

The Broncos want to keep their feet on ski's and hit the slopes in mid-February after a parade route. The Bolts and Rivers want proud Chargers Nation to get a taste of another Super Bowl appearance and a possible chip both teams are that good.

#BoltsUp SAN DIEGO (5-2 2nd afc west)

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#UnitedInOrange DENVER (5-1 1st afc west)

NFL Week 8 "Thursday Night Football" in "A QB Driven League"
Thursday October 23, 2014 8:25pm ET
@
Sports Authority Field in the Mile High City

Game Outlook:

The Bolts come in 6th in passing yards at 270 plus ppg. They are also 6th inn scoring with a little over 26 ppg and that is getting it done offensively. TE Antonio Gates leads the Bolts with 7 TD's. QB Phillip Rivers has thrown for 17 TD's and maybe having his best season or is on par to get his best season in the pocket.

Rook RB Branden Oliver of Buffalo U has been huge getting his inner Darren Sproles on and the Broncos must account for him not just on 3rd down..but every time he is behind on the field.

That Broncos secondary will be bust dealing with the trio of Malcolm Floyd, Keenan Allen, and Eddie Royal who have combined for 1,111 yards and eight TD's. Throw in Gates that is fifteen TD's and they are money in the red zone.

The Broncos "D" has been just as good as the offense as bookends Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware have combined for 15 red jersey collections. Manning and Company though are 31 in scoring offense at 31.5 ppg, 3rd in passing yards at just under 300 yards per, and 4th in totals yards just under 400 yards per.

The duo of Broncos WR's Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel "Go Go" Sanders has been government-issued C-4! They have combined for 77 grabs and 1,176 yards and seven in your end zone. TE Julius Thomas has 28 grabs but nine of those 28 are in your end zone and if they split him out wide one on one near pay dirt Manning is going to him.

A wonderful match up and do not leave this one as it will need to end and wire to wire action 5,280 feet above ocean water.

Winner: Bolts 31-27 a Rivers and Company answer the bell...  

         

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GIANTS 2 ROYALS 7 F...#TakeTheCROWN is back as "YOST Ball" & K.C. BBQ uses a crooked 5 in Frame Six to even the series at 1-1 heading to the BAY!..."Fight for the COMMISSIONER" 2K14 and what is STRICKLAND Gate all about as it was almost "STRICK" & POSEY vs the ROYALS 2K14 Fall Classic Roster c'mon SAN FRAN Roster! #SFvsKC #OrangeOctober #BeRoyalKC #YostBall

Both starters battled as the Giants Jake Peavy might have went one inning to deep not second guessing the best in-game manager in the show in Bruce Bochy. That five-run 6th frame by the Royals evens the series and sends the 2K14 "Fight for the Commissioner" back to McCovey Cove at 1-1.

The game for the Royals had an inauspicious start as K.C. starter Yordano Ventura gave up a lead-off solo blast to Gregor Blanco making it 1-0 Gigantes. Ventura (ND 5.1 IP 8 H 2 R 2 ER 2 SO HR) would settle down after that and would give up one more run in the 4th off of a Brandon Belt two-bagger.

Gigantes starter Jake Peavy was in the saddle at least for a no-decision as the Royals get one in the first off a Billy Butler single and another run in the 2nd off of a Alcides Escobar double. The game would go into the 6th tied up at 2-2 as Peavy gave up a lea doff single by Lorenzo Cain and a walk to Eric Hosmer.

Peavy was replaced by Jean Machi and Royals DH Billy Butler greeted him with a run-scoring single making it 3-2 Royals. Javier Lopez replaced Machi and gets an out giving way to Hunter Strickland and this is where the game for the Gigantes gets a little out of whack.

Strickland throws a 1st pitch wild pitch as both ducks advance to 2nd and 3rd. Royals back stop Salavador Perez then hits a two-run double and the Royals go up 5-2. Then K.C. second baseman Omar Infante greets "Strick" with a two-run blast as the runners are going around the base paths "Strick" starts yelling at Perez for no apparent reason. The real problem was that the youthful exuberant Royals were all on the field for a good old fashion Kaufmann Donnybrook with "Strick" and Giants back stop Buster Posey standing there...stay tuned!

Royals win 7-2 as K.C. captain save-a-game Greg Holland gets some 9th frame work in as they will need him in the bay!

Series tied 1-1...that 6th inning vintage 2k14 "Yost Ball" right there!  

Cleveland CAVALIERS dba the "Believeland" CAVS or Team @KingJames...."SQUEEZE the ORANGE" back near the ROCK & ROLL Museum and the DAWG Pound with a "CHIP" on everyones mind for Hoops in Northeast Ohio!...Team @CavsDAN gets their Hometown HERO back in @NikeBasketball LeBRON JAMES and the LBJ 12 ...They have Point God and 2014 NBA All-Star Game M.V.P. KYRIE...they add 10K Lakes and POrtland, Oregon Area's "Lake OSWEGO MONSTER"...and here comes the CAVS picked to win the EAST! @CAVALIERS #CAVSnation #Believeland #CAVSgang #CavsNight

Yes Cleveland Basketball was in the toilet there for awhile but after the smoke cleared from all those burning LeBron James Cavs Jerseys all is forgotten and he is back. Akron's G.O.A.T. has lifted the whole state of Ohio and does Cleveland need parade route like yesterday.

They go get David Blatt from across the big pond top lead and then add wingman Tyrann Lue from the Lob City and Larry Drew Sr. from the Bucks. The Cavs have a Point God in Krie Irving of Nike Basketball and his sidekick Dion Waiters and that is Kevin Mack and Ernest Byner of the Cardiac Kids.

The real piece was former UCLA and 2007 National HS Player of the Year in Bloodline Kevin Love dba the "Lake Oswego Monster". The Cavs are loaded albeit not all in sync but they will be just north of 60 W's and believe that "Believeland"! Can they handle lofty expectations and win the East from the other co-favorite the Chicago Bulls?

#BELIEVELANDhoops 2014-15 Vitals

Franchise Piece (s): King James, Kyrie, Lake Oswego Monster

Building Blocks: Dion Waiters, Tristan Thomspon, Anderson Varejao, Matt Delladova, Joe Harris, Mike Miller

Top Rick and Roll Museum Usher (Cavs top Rookie): Joe Harris

Top Free Agent: Lake Oswego Monster

Sleeper Player (s): Joe Harris is fantastic as he comes over from ACC champion the "Hoos" of Virginia Charlottesville and Team Tony Bennett. He is a physical guard who can shoot it from 23'9" and defend. Also PG Matt Delladova who has great NBA back up guard skills and his and Harris might be a pat of that important 2nd unit.

Trade Pieces: The artist formerly known as the "Matrix 31" in Phoenix in Shawn Marion. They picked him up for defense and he will get spot duty but his minutes could disappear quickly.

#BELIEVELANDhoops 2014-15 Outlook tied for 1st in Central with Bulls

The 2014-15 Cavs will revolve around Kyrie Irving at the point, King James at the Custodian slot, and the Lake Oswego Monster at power forward.

Kyrie and Dion Waiters should be real good especially in transition and that transition money ball should get an upgrade with King James out on the break. Matt Delladova and Joe Harris both rookies look good in camp and look the part of that 2nd unit.

There is really no reinforcement for James at small forward but the Cavs will use Shawn Marion and sniper Mike Miller in those slots.

The front line is led by Kevin Love and he is dynamite on the glass and in the pick and pop as he and James or Kyrie and even Dion cam run that high set and he is Dead Presidents from distance. Varejao and Tristan Thompson will be huge for the Cavs interior lining up against the likes of the Bulls and Hornets, Hawks, Raptors, and Knicks.  Brendan Haywood is also in the mix another capable body allowing the Lake Oswego Monster and King James to reside on the perimeter.

Chicago BULLS dba "SEE RED" in Winning Time 2014-15 Business..."WEST SIDE STORY Report" + "SQUEEZE the ORANGE" with the BULLS dealing with real and heavy "EXPECTATIONS"...D-ROSE feels a "BOOST" from Three Stripes in his game...the "SPANIARD" PAUL GASOL of @NikeBasketball joins forces with JO All-Star and the TAJ-manian Devil...the See Red BUTLER is in a contract year...Rook McBUCKETS of Creighton looks the part...and the CAVS are in the Way! @BULLS #BULLSnation #SeeRed #BULLSgang #TeamTHIBS

Where do you starts as the level of expectations haven't been this high in the Madhouse on Madison talking the Chicago Bulls since Team 6 Chips. They are loaded except at the shooting guard where Jimmy "See Red" Butler is looking to carve out a permanent landing spot opposite of D-Rose.

Rose with a "Boost" from Three Stripes (Adidas Basketball) in his game looks like the whirling dervish that had him a "Fight for Mo" (Maurice Podoloff Trophy for NBA MVP) recipient as it's been only @kdTREY5 and @KingJames of @NikeBasketball to grab that trophy in the last five years.

Can the Bulls get past not the Heat but King James and the Cavs? Former Laker Star Pau "Spaniard" Gasol adds even more talent and more importantly a nice low-post presence. Rook Doug McDermott and 2nd year wing Tony Snell (Spurs Kawhi Leonard's teammate at Martin Luther King HS in the Watts of L.A.) have been playing well when their name is called. Imagine See Red and the Indian Head playing in the month of June in 2015 at the Madhouse for "Trophies" as it doesn't get any better than that!

#BULLSnation 2014-15 Vitals

Franchise Player (s): D-Rose, Jo All-Star

Building Blocks: Taj-Manian Devil, See Red Butler, the Spaniard, McBuckets, Snell, Nikola Mirotic, Captain Kirk

Top Garrett's Popcorn Runner (Bulls Top Rookie): Doug McDermott

Top Free Agent: Pau Gasol

Sleeper Player (s): PG Aaron Brooks will give the Bulls some added scoring punch when he replaces D-Rose and his quick is quick. Tony Snell lit up the Sin City NBA Summer League and is looking for more minutes as he plays the sniper or custodian (Small Forward) slots. Watch Rook "McBuckets" McDermott and that sweet money ball!

Trade Pieces: The Bulls are racked, stacked, and packed like the Chicago O'Hare International Airport Tarmac. If there is a trade it would have to be a Top 10 player and that isn't happening at this juncture!

#BULLSNation 2014-15 Outlook tied for 1st in Central w/Cavs

D-Rose is baaaack and that Bulls Attack has some pieces that will help on both ends of the hardwood. You can throw out the Bulls can't score  and now it's how do you wants it...from the bounce, at the Spalding money ball rack, on the block, driving baseline, in transition...c'mon Bulls Nation needs to know.

Captain Kirk Hinrich from Phog Allen Hoops lore is filling in between the PG and SG with the addition of Aaron Brooks. Watch former Purdue Boilermaker standout E'Twaun Moore as his game is smooth and efficient.

The See Red Butler holds down the shooting guard with 2nd-year Combo SG/SF Tony Snell and Bloodline Mike Dunleavy Jr.
as solid reinforcements. Jimmy B is in a contract year and his game has evolved as he is defense first and anything after that is a plus for the Bulls they get from Butler.

The front line is led by 2013-14 1st team All-NBA and Logo Watch Fusions All-Great Lakes P.O.Y. at Bluedude Sportstalk in Joakim Noah of three stripes Adidas. The Taj-manian Devil adds his versatile game as he can lock up 3-5 with anybody. Then they add Pau Gasol who will be dynamite with Noah in a High.Low Post attack ad they are the best passing "Bigs" in the logo.

Bulls 2014 top pick Doug McDermott adds intrigue as he will start the small forward and he stretches the hardwood which allows more post room and lanes to attack the basket. Also you want to double the "Spaniard" on the block and run a double to the sideline of Rose you will get that Spalding money ball rack in your grill..."Splash"!

Lookout for two-time Euro P.O.Y. Mikola Mirotic as he adjusts to the NBA game but at 6-10 can shoot it. Can See Red finish the deal as all eyes are on them and the Cavs in the East!    

           

"MONSTERS inside the POCKET" talking NFL QB Leaders in Passing YARDS plus their QB Rating!...Is is all about MANNING Mile High or the new "DAWG" in the POCKET in Mr. LUCK of #BlueSwagger? #QBYards+QBR through Week 7! #MonstersInsideThePocket

The 16-game trek in the "Shield" is heading to week 8 and the "Monsters inside the Pocket" are starting to separate themselves from the average Joe's! Having said that it's didn't take long for Colt's QB Andrew Luck from the "Farm" in Palo Alto, California to put himself right in the thick of NFL M.V.P. talk for 2014. He is "next in line" and the Colts his a "Big Fly" with that pick...

"MONSTERS Inside the POCKET" 
NFL QB Leaders in Yards along with QB Rating through Week 7

Note: QB Rating in parenthesis

1. Andrew Luck #BlueSwagger 2,331 yds (100.5)

2. Matty Ice #RiseUpFalcons 2,078 ( 91.7)

3. Phillip Rivers #BoltsInPowderBlue 1,961 (113.0)

4. Drew Brees #GeauxSaints 1,916 (91.7)

5. Matthew Stafford #RestoreTheRoar 1,891 (87.9)

6. Jay Cutler #BelieveInMonsters 1,866 (94.4)

7. Big Ben #HereWeGoSteelers 1,858 (96)

8. Ordinary Joe #PurpleBrowns 1,854 (97.2)

9. Manning Mile High #UnitedInOrange 1,848 (118.2)

10. Tony Romo #CowboysNation 1,789 (104.7)

360 Degrees...

Luck is dominating and after losing to the Broncos and #FlyEaglesFly they have reeled off five wins in a row. Blue Swagger is #1 in passing yards, total yards, and #2 in ppg 30.2...M.V.P.

Ryan's team is 2-5 but both Roddy and Julio of the "Peach Drop 3" of Rise Up is getting their numbers. The Falcons just have too many holes on the O-Line and the "D" is not playing up to snuff and where is a Bryan Cox sound bite to fire ATL Football up?

Rivers was on a roll until he hit the Chiefs "D" under that Royal spell. He arguably is having his best season and  now he gets Manning Mile High on NFL week 8 Thursday Night Football...lookout!

Brees and the Saints are 2-4 and is still in the hunt for the NFC south. He can still chuck it with the best of them as it has been the Saints "D" led by Rob Ryan that has let the Saints down in 2014. Colston and Stills have been doing work for the most part as Graham has been injured.

"Staff" has found a dependable #2 in Golden Tate and where would the Lions be without Tate with MEGAtron nursing that high-ankle sprain?

"Cut" is like the weather you never know even if the forecast is good or bad right in front of you. I still think if they pulled the Cowboys recipe for success using RB Matt Forte even more it would aid Cutler and his weapons even more. Bears playing Candy land not Monopoly!

Big Ben's numbers are heightened because of #1 WR Antonio Brown (#1 in Monsters on the Outside leading in Yards receiving) and the emergence of 2nd year RB Le'veon Bell. If they can get that "D" on track the Steelers will head north and maybe capture the AFC north. Steelers have stock market-like woes...

Joe Flacco is in a groove heavily aided by Angry Bird #89 Steve Smith Sr. Where would that Ravens WR corps be without Smith as he has lit a fire in the Charm City.

Manning passes Favre in career TD passes as he is not throwing for astronomical numbers in 2014 but Peyton still is Peyton and now he has former Steelers WR Go Go Sanders in that mix...

Romo in the top 10 and he has gave way to the game plan and not the old Romo trying to win the game all by his lonesome. It's a beautiful thing to watch the transformation of Romo in the Pocket as he is still Aaron Rodgers-like moving the pocket with that patented 360 clockwise turn and weeeeeeeeee there goes that Wilson pigskin on a dime!

  


Detroit PISTONS dba DEEEEEETROIT Basketball 2014-15 Business..."SQUEEZE the ORANGE" as the Motor City grabs STAN VAN G. to coach and run the HOOPS SIDE!...They move J-SMOOVE 5 back to the Power Forward, G-MONROE to a Top REINFORCEMENT, and Mr. DRUMMOND helping all the PISTONS in the Painted Area and beyond!...The TALENT is there but can they compete with the BULLS and CAVS in the Central? @PISTONS #MotorCityPISTONS #DetroitBasketball

The Detroit Pistons ended the Joe D Era last season and now they usher in the Stan Van Gundy Era. S.V.G. will not only cook the groceries but he will do the shopping for them as well as he is Coach and President of OP's. Can he gets this talented roster headed north in the two-trick pony of the NBA central talking Bulls and Cavs?

The Roster is loaded up front with that front line of Josh Smith, Andre Drummond, and Greg Monroe who will come off the bench. Brandon Jennings is at the point as they picked up D.J. Augustin from the Bulls. The top free agent might be Augustin as Caron Butler also joins the Pistons along with former Lakers sniper Jodie Meeks. The Pistons are deep but lacks a true small forward as they will be shooting for the "Fight for Larry" starting in April 2015.

#DETROITbasketball 2014-15 Vitals 

Franchise Piece (s): Andre Drummond, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Building Blocks: Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith, Jodie Meeks, Tony Mitchell, Kyle Singler, D.J. Augustin

Top dancing Palace of Auburn Hills Usher (Pistons top rookie): Spencer Dinwiddie

Top Free Agent: D.J. Augustin

Sleeper Player (s): Augustin will help the Pistons as he is a traditional PG and he is complete opposite of Brandon Jennings as D.J. is the calm after the Jennings' storm.

Trade Pieces: The Pistons already moved PG Will Bynum to free up back up minutes for Augustin. Greg Monroe was the piece that was out there all summer long but he signed his qualifying offer of just over $5 million.

#DETROITbasketball 2014-15 Outlook 3rd in the Central

B-Jennings and D.J. Augustin will run the show with 2nd-year Orlando Magic summer league star Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at the shooting guard as his game is starting to come full circle. Jodie Meeks out with an injury to start the season will help K.C.P. stretch the hardwood on offense. Watch out for Pistons 2nd rounder and former Buffs PG Spencer Dinwiddie who at 6-6 is a delicious combo guard.

On the wing the Pistons may struggle a bit but they have the steady Kyle Singler from #DuekInTheNBA as well vet Caron Butler, Tony Mitchell, and Cartier Martin. If the Pistons lack depth at any one position its at the custodial position small forward.    

The front line is where the meta and potatoes are at as J-Smoove, Mr., Drummond, and G-Monroe are the core and the engine of the Detroit Basketball. They picked up Joel Anthony from the Green Team and Aaron Gray to give that front line some depth. Jonas Jerebko like J-Smoove can step out into mid-range and the money ball rack to stretch the floor. The Pistons will go as far as that front line takes them and Mr. Drummond is due to breakout in 2014-15!

Can the Pistons make any rumblings in the central as it's a Bulls and Cavs world?

FLYERS 0 BLACKHAWKS 4 F...Stand Up FINLAND for your Net Minder ANTTI RAANTA as he shuts down the "FLY GUYS" of Philly on Ice..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison with the INDIAN HEAD doing what it does hit the "W" Column! #PHIvsCHI #HawksTalk #HawksNation #FearTheINDIANHead

The Blackhawks know thy have them something in their 25-year old Finnish net minder Antti Raanta and the Hawks also know the cup runneth' over with Hawks talent talking to Hawks Brain Trust Stan Bowman. Having said that Raanta shuts down the Fly Guys of Philly on Ice!  

The Hawks got the Madhouse rocking early as Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane, and Bryan Bickell all "lit the lamp" between the 11 minute and 14 minute mark of the first frame. Flyers net minder Steve Mason stopped 39 of 43 shots but it was the early assault in the blue paint on hims that spelled gloom and doom for the Fly Guys!

The "Bison City Blur" Patrick Kane took his talents to net after a scoreless 2nd frame on the power play and scored hsi 2nd PPG . If the Hawks are going to regain magic and get to that Cup they must be better on the power play there is nothing else to talk about.

Raanta of Finland stopped all 32 shots he faced including 23 of those 32 in the 2nd and 3rd frame. The Fly Guys hit the penalty box four times compared to the Hawks twice and you cannot win out of the motel playing short-handed all game long.

The Indian Head moves to 4-0-1 and nine points while the Flyers fall to 1-3-2 with 4 points. The Hawks now hit the road for the next two as they get the Preds in Music City on Thursday October 23 and the St. Louis Blues on Saturday October 25.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GIANTS 7 ROYALS 1 F..."BUM" starring in "MADISON BUMGARNER Road Warrior" as the GIGANTES go into KAUFMANN like gang busters and wins Game 1!..."BUM" continues his assault coming out of the MOTEL for #OrangeOctober..."Fight for the COMMISSIONER" 2K14 as FISHERMAN'S WHARF Hardball strikes K.C.! #SFvsKC Giants up 1-0!

The San Francisco Giants knew thy had their Ace going and the #1 pitcher on the "Bump" coming out of the Motel in Madison Bumgarner. The Royals were coming 8-0 riding a wave that looks like it might end up in a parade route.

Some nine frames later after "intros" "Bum" starring in "Madison Bumgarner Road Warrior" goes seven strong scattering three hits and a run while striking out seven. That lone run was off the ash, maple, or bamboo of #BeRoyalKC back stop Salvador Perez taking "Bum" solo Big Fly to the left field bullpen!

As for Royals starter James Shields (3 IP 7 H 5 R 5 ER BB SO HR) all that emotion in frame one caught up with him. San Fran jumped on his for crooked three behind Gregor Blanco and Buster Posey singles. "Panda Smash" Sandoval then his a two-bagger only for Blanco to score and Posey thrown at the dish. The Royals had one more out and it would have been 1-0 Giants.

With Panda Smash" on 2nd it was Hunter Pence taking Shield deep for a two-run HR on a shot to center off of a 9-iron. Giants went up 3-0 after one. The Royals pulled Shields in the 4th after a Michael Morse run-scoring single making it 4-0 Gigantes. Royals reliever Danny Duffy then walked a run home to make it 5-0 Giants after three and a half.

With "Bum" rolling the Giants tacked on two more in the 7th on a Joe Panik three-bagger and a "Panda Smash" single. The Gigantes went to Javier Lopez and Hunter Strickland in the 8th and 9th to roll the credits on game 1.

Now we move to game 2 on Wednesday October 22, 2014 with bulldog Jake Peavy going for #OrangeOctober and Team #TakeTheCrown going with the electric Yordano Ventura.

SF leads 1-0...

INDIANA PACERS dba PACER Nation as #GoldSwagger has to be on the Shelf for now PACERS 2014-15 Business!..."SQUEEZE the ORANGE" Life without PG-13 and "Born READY" it will be tough sledding as D-WEST, "AREA 55" of HOYA Paranoia, and G-HILL will have to carry the Load! @PACERS #PacerNation #CircleCityProBasketball

Pacers lead man Frank Vogel gets his extension but the road to get the Pacers back became a little bit tougher with Paul George going down in Vegas playing with Team USA. Having said that Indy still has a nice core and they will have to ride that core to stay in the middle of the NBC central heap.

If hindsight as 20/20 the Pacers would have gave "Born Ready" Lance Stephenson more cash and years. Lance was looking for a three-year deal to maybe play his self into a Max deal at the end of that contract having some leverage like All-Star appearances on his resume. Larry bird and Pacers brass wasn't going to let that happen and thy end up being on the wrong end of that deal.

Now it's going to be up to George Hill, Roy Hibbert, and David West among others to reach back in that 82-game trek to keep Pacers Nation in the "Fight for Larry" Hunt making winning time!

#PACERSNation 2014-15 VITALS

Franchise Player (s): PG-13, Roy Hibbert, George Hill, David West

Building Blocks: CJ Miles, Luis Scola, Rodney Stuckey, CJ Watson, Chris Copeland

Top Circle City Chaperon: CJ Fair

Top Free Agent: CJ Miles/Rodney Stuckey

Sleeper Player (s): It has to be CJ Miles who is only 27 years old with 9m years in the Logo. He will get major minutes with Pg-13 on the shelf and should explode and remember I told you so. Watch "Stuck" as he get a change of scenery and sometimes for a player of Stuck's Caliber that's all he needed!

Trade Piece (s): They tried to get rid of "Area 55" as his play in the playoffs was at a all-time low. All that has quieted down since George will be out for quite sometime.

#PACERSNation 2014-15 Outlook 4th in the Central

George Hill and CJ Watson will be vital to the Pacers 2014-15 success and lea man Frank Vogel knows this. Rodney Stuckey will be solid at the shooting guard along with CJ Miles at the small forward. The pieces behind those four are relative unknown as the Pacers try to fit what appears to be a square peg into a round hole.

Adonis Thomas might be a surprise as rook CJ Fair of the 'Cuse with some minutes available. The front line will go through David West and "Area 55" Roy Hibbert and if big Roy comes to play the Pacers I think might be able to be right both the Bulls and Cavs.

Watch the steady play of Luis Scola as he becomes even more valuable under the Pacers circumstances. Can Indy stay afloat without that Franchise Piece in PG-13 as they have no other choice?