Friday, September 27, 2013

Knicks Replace Glen Grunwald as General Manager
By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

The New York Knicks, on the verge of training camp opening up next week, have made yet another change to the organization. The move has an impact on the whole organization but is not directly related to the roster as it was not a player being replaced; instead General Manger Glen Grunwald was replaced as GM and reassigned to an adviser role. Grunwald, who had been GM of the Knicks for the last two seasons, will be replaced by Steve Mills.

Hold on one second, that can’t be, no please don’t tell me; yes, that is the same Steve Mills who previously worked with the Knicks for 10 years as president and GM and hired Isiah Thomas. Thomas, who might be the only person unanimously disliked by the whole Knicks fan base, oversaw one of the least, if not the least successful stretch in Knicks franchise history. Nothing positive came out of the Mills tenure the first time around so it is fair that Knick fans are already becoming leery and nervous heading into a season that some people had high hopes for just a few days ago.

Teape and Ziggy Pick'em Week 3 Recap and Week 4 Show

The Best Looking Radio Show Kenny (@teapester725) and Nick (@ziggy26x) return for the newest installment of their "Pick 6" segment on the Bob Sullivan Show (@BobSullivanShow). They return for the third week of their Pick'em Show and give their picks for Week 4 in the NFL. They also break down the results from their picks in Week 3 as one of the hosts as built a little bit of a lead after hitting on the first under dog pick of the season. Follow the link below to listen to the picks for Week 4 and go below the link to see the results and breakdown of week two of their segment and the results for the season thus far.

Here are the results from the second week of the "Pick 6" Segment and the season point totals so far

Rivera Says Goodbye to Yankees Stadium
By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

September 26th, 2013

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Post Game Recap

Final Score: Rays 4 Yankees 0

The New York Yankees lost their final home game of the season to the Tampa Bay Rays, as the Rays were able to sweep the Yankees. The loss moves the Yankees to (82-77) on the season, with three games left to play.

Rays Starter Alex Cobb gave his team a great start, as they inch closer to a playoff berth, and Cobb picked up his 11th win of the season. Cobb would go seven innings allowing zero runs, and only allowing three hits and two walks. The Yankees would finally get something going against Cobb in the eighth inning with a Curtis Granderson double, followed by a base-hit from Lyle Overbay, but Joel Peralta came on and struckout the next two batters, and then got J.R. Murphy to fly out to end the Yankees threat.

New York Jets Week 3 Team Grades
By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

Week 3: Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets

Jets Team Grades

Passing Offense Grade (B+)

Jets Quarterback Geno Smith had his best game of his young career against the Buffalo Bills, as Smith threw for a career-high 331 yards passing on 16 for 29 passing with two passing touchdowns. The one downside for Smith in this game was the turnovers yet again, as he threw teo interceptions to former Jet Jim Leonard, and Kiko Alonso. The Jets receivers also had very good days along with Smith, as the Jets looked to actually have an explosive offense at points during this game. Santonio Holmes was the Jets leading reciever with five catches for 154 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown catch, which gave the Jets the lead in the fourth quarter. Stephen Hill also put together one of his better games as a Jet with three catches for 108 yards, and a 51-yard touchdown.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Yankees Lose to Rays, Ending Postseason Chances
By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

September 25th, 2013

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Post Game Recap

Final Score: Rays 8 Yankees 3

The New York Yankees lost yet again to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night, and with the loss the Yankees are now (82-76) on the season, and have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs this season.

Yankees Starter Phil Hughes got the start in this one, and in all likelihood pitched his last game as a Yankee, and earned his 14th loss of the season. In the first inning Hughes gave up a RBI double to James Loney, which scored Wil Myers. In the third inning Hughes would fall apart and get pulled after a RBI single by David DeJesus, the Rays would load the bases leading to the hook from Joe Girardi. Hughes final start as a Yankee wasn’t good at all, as he went just two innings allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk. Hughes will be entering free agency after a horrible season going (4-14) with a 5.19 ERA for the season.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Teape and Ziggy Pick'em Week 2 Recap and Week 3 Show

Everyone's favorite radio hosts Kenny (@teapester725) and Nick (@ziggy26x) were back last week to host the Bob Sullivan Show with their Teape and Ziggy Show segment. They returned for the second week of their NFL Pick'em game and will do so every week for the remainder of the season. At the end of the year they will tally up all of the scores and whoever wins will be on the receiving end of a friendly wager. Just a reminder for how the point totals go, each participant will receive one point for a correct pick in the first five games, .5 point for a push, two points for an upset special cover and three points for an upset special win. Follow the link to listen to their picks from Week 3 in the NFL season and second week of their game.

Here are the game results from the first week of the game:

Yankees Lose To Rays, Making Playoffs More Unlikely
By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

September 24th, 2013

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Post Game Recap

Final Score: Rays 7 Yankees 0

The New York Yankees playoffs hopes took yet another blow, as their loss on Monday to the Tampa Bay Rays basically ended their chances of making the playoffs unless something crazy happens. The loss moves them to (82-75), which is five games behind the Cleveland Indians for the final playoff spot.

Hiroki Kuroda's last two months of the season has been a tough one, and on Tuesday night it was another bad start for Kuroda, as he picked up his 13th loss of the season. The first inning was a tough one for Kuroda, as lead-off hitter Matt Joyce hit a solo-home run to get the Rays on the board. Later in the inning the Rays would tack on two more runs on a David DeJesus double that score Wil Myers, and then Evan Longoria hit a sac-fly to score DeJesus to make it a three-run first inning. In the sixth inning the Rays would get their final two runs off of Kuroda, as with the bases loaded James Loney hit a double to score Myers and Longoria to make it a 5-0 game. Kuroda finished going 5.2 innings allowing five runs on five hits and two walks.

Which 0-3 Team Has Best Chance to Turn It Around?

By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

Starting 0-3 in the NFL is never a recipe for a successful team. This season there are multiple teams that have started 0-3 but some will surprise people more than others. Everyone expected the Jacksonville Jaguars to struggle and most people thought the same of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even with their improved defense; no one saw it coming with storied franchises such as the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings. The Giants and Steelers have combined for four of the last eight Super Bowl titles with five total appearances while the Redskins and Vikings both made the playoffs last season so the struggles each are facing are certainly surprising. It will be an uphill battle for any of the four teams to get back into the playoff picture but it is still only week four of the season. It is unlikely but each team has a chance to turn things around and we will break down why.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Who are the Most Important Knicks This Season?

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By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

*This is part of an article compilation being featured on about which Knicks are the most important for this upcoming season; this section is the part that Kenneth contributed. Follow the link and check out the rest of the article and contributors takes on which Knicks are the most important for the 2013-2014 season. A link to the whole article will be featured once the whole article is up and ready.

The 2013-2014 season will be an important one for the New York Knicks. The roster looks a lot different from last season as they are younger, deeper and arguably more talented at virtually every spot on the roster. With questions looming around Carmelo Anthony and what he will do after the season there are some questions that need to be answered about this current team first. Virtually everyone will be important to the Knicks having any success this season and here are two that I think will be the most important.