Saturday, October 5, 2013

Islanders Lose Close Game in Home Opener

October 5

On the second night of a back to back the Islanders lost in a shoot-out after leading for the first two periods. John Tavares picked up two assists, one on a really nice
semi no look backhand pass to the slot to Moulson. Lubomir Visnovsky had the other goal of the game for the Islanders which came on a power play. Nabokov was the goalie again and was fantastic except for a span of 6 minutes where the Blue Jackets scored their two goals. The Islanders lost in the shootout after Moulson once again scored, this time to keep the shootout going. It was a tough one to swallow but the Islanders have to be content with 3 points in their first 2 games.

W2W4: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants Week 5
By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)

W2W4: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

Week 5 in the NFL season rarely is do or die time for teams but this season that is exactly what the matchup between the Eagles and Giants represent. Both teams are off to poor starts on the season, going 1-3 and 0-4 respectively but are still in contention because of how putrid the rest of the NFC East has been; the Cowboys are the lead dogs at 2-2 with the Washington Redskins playing as poorly as the Eagles and Giants at 1-3. This week represents a must win for both the Eagles and Giants as a win will put them right back into the thick of the division race and a loss will effectively end the season. For two teams playing so poorly the season is on the line now and here are some things to keep an eye on Sunday afternoon.

-Injuries Galore = Opportunities

Friday, October 4, 2013

Teape and Ziggy Pick'em Week 4 Recap and Week 5 Preview

Everyone's favorite radio hosts Kenny (@teapester725) and Nick (@ziggy26x) were unable to host their show this week but the picks will keep on rolling. Last week on the "Pick 6" segment was the most successful week for both our hosts as both Kenny and Nick had winning records. Neither were as lucky with their underdog picks so the season totals are still very close and could change once again this coming week. With no radio show being recorded this week the picks for the week will be posted here alongside the results from last week. Follow the jump to see the results from last week and the picks for this upcoming week.

Islanders Invade the Rock, Win in Shootout

October 4

It was a nail biter but the Islanders finished off the Devils in a shootout, thanks to Matt Moulson, to get their first win and first two points of the season. Nabokov started for the Islanders and allowed 3 goals on 29 shots, but stopped all 6 shootout attempts. Michael Grabner tallied 2 goals on breakaways, one in the first period and the other in the second, and then added an assist on Frans Nielsen’s goal in the third period. Hamonic, Bailey and Donovan each had one assist on the night.

W2W4: New York Jets vs Atlanta Falcons
By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

October 7th, 2013

W2W4: New York Jets vs Atlanta Falcons

The New York Jets will be on the road in the South for the second straight week this time facing off against the Atlanta Falcons, whose tough beginning part of their schedule has the with a (1-3) record, making this game against the Jets a must win for Atlanta.

- Do Or Die

In the last two weeks the Atlanta Falcons have lost two straight game to AFC East teams, as in Week 3 they lost to the Dolphins on the road, and then in Week 4 they were defeated at home by the Patriots. Monday Night Football will be an important one for the Falcons in the tough NFC, and in their division alone the New Orleans Saints are (4-0). Last year the Falcons were close to making the Superbowl, and came into this season with a lot of expectations, and a loss to the Jets would in all likelihood make their chances of making the playoff very slim.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Week 4 New York Jets Team Grades
By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

September 29th, 2013

Week 4 New York Jets Team Grades

The New York Jets suffered a tough loss in Tennessee against the Titans on Sunday, and with the loss fall to (2-2) on the season. It wasn’t a very pretty game for Gang Green especially on the offensive side of the ball, and their poor protection of the ball was well indicated on the scoreboard.

Passing Offense Grade: (D)

The passing offense was rough to watch in this game, as rookie Quarterback Geno Smith looked very much like a rookie against the Titans defense. The main problem for Smith in the loss was the turnovers, as he had two interceptions and two fumbles, which really put the Jets defense in a tough spots. Smith finished throwing for 289 yards on 23 for 34 passing with one touchdown. The only bright spot for the Jets passing offense was the production for the Tight End position, as Kellen Winslow caught six passes for 73 yards, and Jeff Cumberland caught the 34-yard touchdown pass from Smith in the fourth quarter.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Yankees Win Final Game of the 2013 Season
By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

September 29th, 2013

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Post Game Recap

Final Score: Yankees 5 Astros 1

The New York Yankees were able to finish up their 2013 season in Houston with a win over the horrible Astros, as they completed the sweep in extra innings on Sunday. The win means the Yankees finish the 2013 season with a (85-77), which is pretty good considering all the injuries this season.

David Huff got the start for the Yankees, and despite pitching pretty well didn’t factor in the decision. Huff would only allow one run in the first inning, as Matt Dominguez had a RBI single to score Jonathan Villar. Huff went five innings allowing just the one run on three hits, and had seven strikeouts.