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The End is HERE!

Posted: July 25, 2011 by Football Buddah in Uncategorized

The NFL Lock-Out, for all intents and purposes, has ended.

After 132 days of “lock-out”, and no football related movement, the NFL Players Association approved the CBA that the Owners agreed upon last week. It’s no coincidence that today is also the birthday of the late, great, Walter Payton; so we can all thank  Sweetness himself for looking down on the current players, and telling them to get their asses back on the field! (more…)

What’s up with Netflix?

Posted: July 21, 2011 by Football Buddah in Uncategorized

Ok, so by now most of you have heard that Netflix recently changed their operating model to separate their plans, to better reflect the costs of each. What I’m talking about is the traditional DVD’s by mail, and the unlimited on-line streaming of movies. Instead of the $10 bucks a month it was costing to have both of these options, they are now going to start charging $8 bucks a month, for each! That’s a 60% increase. I’m sure their investors are tickled pink about that, especially since they have seen their stock jump over 200% over the past year. (Note to self, buy some stock). Well, I for one, can live without the on-line streaming; because quite frankly, their on-line selection isn’t as vast as I thought it would be. Perhaps if they increased their library, it might be worth the extra $8 bucks. But, for now, I’ll stick with the one-DVD-out-at-a-time deal, and save a few bucks per month. Great, maybe now I can go OUT to the movies, by myself!

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Fantasy Baseball 2Knight

Posted: April 18, 2011 by frankthetank44 in Sports, Uncategorized
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Indians attendance increases by 8 when Grady plays

Indians OF Grady Sizemore returned to action Sunday and treated the home fans who gave him a standing ovation to a 2-4 performance with a double and a solo homer. SP Fausto Carmona earned his first win of the season going 7 innings and giving up 5 hits with only 1 earned run. He walked a batter and had 5 Ks. The Indians swept the Orioles who now have lost their 7th straight game.

INJURY NEWS

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After recording an interview with Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. for The Opie and Anthony Show, C.K. passed John Oates (of Hall & Oates) in the studio halls and let him know that he loved his music. The video below shows us the great aftermath of that compliment. The video was recorded by show host Greg “Opie” Hughes and features Gervais, Hughes and Jim Norton confronting C.K. on the elevator ride out.  The interview itself features Gervais, C.K, Norton, Hughes and Ron Bennington and will air on The Virus on SiriusXM Friday morning at 7am and again at 10am.

The “Done” List

Posted: April 7, 2011 by ciftuation in Uncategorized
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DONE!

The Done List would like to welcome Shaq. After missing 25 games due to a heel injury Shaq came back  on April 3rd, played 5 minutes and injured his other leg (calf).  The main reason the Celtics aquired him was for the playoff run. It doesn’t look like he will be able to perform at playoff level basketball. At this point I think that the Celtics would rather have a steady lineup and chemistry than test out the Shaq experiment once more.  If Shaq is unable to play in the post season it’s time to face reality and walk away.

 There’s a place in the  booth for Shaq with his charisma and charm.  He’ll no doubt be entertaining in his post basketball profession. A duo of Sir Charles and Shaq would be great (possible sitcom anyone!?!??) ,but the great Shaq I’m sorry to say is DONE!!!

Mortal Kombat: Legacy to premiere April 12th

Posted: April 7, 2011 by ksteets in Uncategorized

Last year video game and fanboy sites blew up when a short film starring Michael Jai White (Spawn, The Dark Knight) and Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager) was released and titled Mortal Kombat:Rebirth. Not much was known and early speculation was it was either a teaser for a relaunch of the film franchise or for a new video game. Both were wrong as it ended up just being a short film made by director Kevin Tancharoen to sell the studio on his idea for a reimagined Mortal Kombat franchise. So in a sense it worked. Mortal Kombat: Legacy premieres April 12th on Machinima.com as a web series. Today the released the first clip which, in all honesty, looks pretty lame. After the break check it out as well as the original Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which was pretty badass. Let’s hope when MK: Legacy premieres it’s more like this.

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The Knicks made the trade in late February and mortgaged their young, developing talent for one of the leagues top talented players in Melo. Two mega stars and an aging battle proven veteran in Billups arrived in the Big Apple. Mission accomplished Dolan, the Knicks have won, well not really. To date they have not won very often since Melo’s arrival, at least not at the pace fans expected. Experts chalked it all up as not enough time to play together. However, for some reason the Nuggets didn’t need the playing time together as they near the 50 win mark this season.

Irregardless, last night the Knicks did win, barely like most of their wins since Melo joined the team. The Knicks usual game plan was in place. Score early and often, then fall apart and then hang on for a win, or at other times this season, they just lose. These 76ers have no superstar so why would they beat a team with two of the leagues elite?

Doug Collins took over a team that was essentially in a rebuilding phase. Last season, the 76ers won only 27 games and grabbed the second pick in the NBA draft. Evan Turner was the choice but nobody expected greatness out of him. Instead, ET was the ‘safe’ pick in an otherwise very weak draft. Otherwise, the 76ers held their ground in the high stakes pursuit of free agents in the 2010 offseason while the Knicks shopped heavily. By all accounts, the 76ers were counted out of the playoff race for this season and even started off 3-13. Then, Collins made them believe in each other and his system, things clicked, they began winning games, however nobody would have put them on paper before this season and believed they were better then the current Knicks roster.

Before last night’s game, the 76ers could have easily accepted the loss, waited for the game to end, and moved onward. Sure they were tired after the game with Boston the night before but they only rested for three quarters of Wednesday nights game. Then they awoke with a fire, spurned by Thaddeus Young off the bench. There will be no back to back games in the playoffs.

Struggling to shoot 38 percent from the floor during the first three quarters with a defense that appeared out of sync and trailing by as many as 19. The 76ers seemed content to fall into the 7th spot in the Eastern Conference. Of course, ultimately, the 97-92 defeat busted them out of the No. 6 seed with a 40-39 record, but not before the Sixers made it interesting.

Coach Collins said afterwards, “We were dead in the water tonight and like a typical Sixers’ team this year, we fought, fought, fought.”

“Somehow we had a one-point lead and our defense was brilliant in the fourth quarter. I don’t know how many shot-clock violations or how many tough shots we forced them into. We finally got out on the break and got some baskets.”

“If you would say, you get beat by 27 points at the three-point line, your starters, other than Elton Brand are 12 for 47, and you’re up one and toilet bowl a three to put you up four late in the game, I think you probably would have thought I was crazy.”

Coach, we saw it, both the 76ers fans and the Knicks players. It was evident, defense wins games and you don’t earn any points in the standings for moral victories. You either win or lose.

Great teams know that defense creates offense. Defense is the starting point for everything with the 76ers, so when the fourth quarter rolled around and the shots started to fall finally, it was plainly obvious where they came from.

Yes, it was the defense that spurred the late charge in the fourth quarter. At the same time, it was the defense that helped put the 76ers in the mess, too. In the end, the 76ers didn’t have enough defense to stop Carmelo Anthony from dropping in a long three-pointer – his only basket of the last quarter – with 11.8 seconds to go in the game to seal it.

That shot from Anthony was one that a defense can’t stop.

A shot that went down only to spin out was a corner three-pointer from Jodie Meeks with 1:59 to go in the game. Just 47 seconds prior, Meeks finished a fast break with a driving layup to give the 76ers a one point lead to erase the 19 point, second-half deficit. After Brand blocked a shot taken by Anthony, the Sixers had a chance to push the lead only to miss by a spin of the ball.

Nevertheless, the 76ers can live with the outcome because of the last-quarter effort.

There is evidence of that in the fourth where the 76ers held the Knicks to 29.4 percent shooting, blocked three shots and forced a couple of turnovers. As a result, the Sixers outscored the Knicks 16-2 on fast-break points in the last frame and very well could have put the game away.

Only some shots didn’t fall.

The three games they have since lost, Lou Williams was injured. Does make you wonder? Yes, this team is not far from the Knicks, actually when healthy this team is better then the Knicks. Coach Collins believes it and therefore the 76ers players know it.