Monday, January 26, 2015

Celtics Rout Kings

The Celtics won their fourth in a row with a 133-98 blowout of the lowly Sacramento Kings. Larry Bird was once again led the way. Dennis Johnson, who has been battling injuries, had his best game of the year and finally appears to be healthy. DJ had 16 points with 8 assists and 5 rebounds.

The Celtics are now 7-2 on the season. The Celtics will travel to Philadelphia tomorrow to take on the 9-1 and Atlantic Division leading 76ers.

Around the league, it was Adrian Dantley of the Jazz having a big night scoring 42 points while the Lakers were upset at home by the Cavaliers

2015 All Time Greats PGA Tour Season Preview

Last year we started our All Time Greats PGA Tour Simulation. It is a collection of 200 of the greatest golfers in history all in their prime. We played just five events last year, the four majors and the Tour Championship. We have 17 events scheduled this year, kicking off with the Phoenix Open on Thursday.

Arnold Palmer won the Player of the Year in the season one while Vijay Singh narrowly beat out Palmer for the Fed Ex Cup. There were no multiple major winners in year one. Rory McIlroy, Gary Player, Palmer and little known Lawson Little won the majors last year.

Tiger Woods did not win an event but he has managed to hang onto his #1 World Ranking.

The season tees it up on Thursday. We will keep you updated here all season long. Here are the World Rankings as head into the new season.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Broncos Rally to Beat Cowboys

The Cowboys defense did their job limiting Peyton Manning and high powered Broncos offense but it wasn't enough as the Cowboys fell 24-20 to Denver.

The Cowboys defense made an impact early at Sterling Moore picked off a Peyton Manning pass and took it back 96 yards to give the Cowboys a 7-3 lead. It was a lead the Cowboys would not relinquish until midway through the fourth quarter.

The Cowboys led 17-10 when Tony Romo would make his biggest mistake of the game. Quentin Jammer picked off a Romo pass and took it back 37 yards for a touchdown and tie game.

Rome would lead the Cowboys back down the field setting up a Dan Bailey go ahead FG. The 20-17 lead would not last long as Manning would lead his most impressive drive that was capped off by a 32 yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker giving the Broncos a 24-20 lead.

Romo would lead the Cowboys to the 22 yard line of the Broncos but would run out of time giving the Broncos the win.

The Cowboys have now lost two games in a row dropping their record to 3-2 which is good enough for slight division lead over the Redskins who sit at 2-2. The Cowboys will host the Redskins next week.

Week 5, 2013

played in Dallas, TX

74 degrees, fair, calm

Denver Broncos37014-24
Dallas Cowboys7733-20
Scoring Summary
1Q: 09:10 DEN - Matt Prater 52 field goal
1Q: 02:40 DAL - Sterling Moore 96 interception return (Dan Bailey extra point)
2Q: 12:09 DAL - Terrance Williams 25 pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey extra point)
2Q: 02:11 DEN - Wes Welker 1 pass from Peyton Manning (Matt Prater extra point)
3Q: 04:33 DAL - Dan Bailey 44 field goal
4Q: 07:58 DEN - Quentin Jammer 37 interception return (Matt Prater extra point)
4Q: 03:28 DAL - Dan Bailey 41 field goal
4Q: 01:58 DEN - Wes Welker 32 pass from Peyton Manning (Matt Prater extra point)
Team StatisticsDENDAL
First Downs2017
- by Rushing33
- by Passing1412
- by Penalty32
Total Net Yards328288
- Offensive Plays7272
- Yards per Play4.564.00
Net Rushing Yards8074
- Rushing Attempts2723
- Yards per Rush2.963.22
Net Passing Yards248214
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt43 - 26 - 246 - 24 - 2
- Gross Passing Yards262231
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/143/17
- Yards per Pass Play5.514.37
3rd Down Conversions7/164/18
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down6.18.6
4th Down Conversions1/12/2
Punt Returns/Yards0/00/0
Kick Returns/Yards1/213/81
Interception Ret./Yards2/542/96
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits20
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/00/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 25OWN 26
Time of Possession32:5227:08

Game MVP: Kevin Vickerson, Denver Broncos

Rushing Statistics

Ronnie Hillman16352.191010
Montee Ball9434.781210
Peyton Manning221.00300
DeMarco Murray17533.121910
Tony Romo3206.67800
Joseph Randle2-1-0.50200
Aiden Clinton122.00200

Passing Statistics

Peyton Manning43262622/14232274.0
Tony Romo46242313/17127255.6

Receiving Statistics

WR Wes Welker7108111.5727322
WR Demaryius Thomas6106010.0027290
WR Trindon Holliday47358.751100
WR Eric Decker36248.001150
RB Ronnie Hillman343110.3321150
TE Jacob Tamme232412.003140
RB Montee Ball1277.00070
RB Knowshon Moreno0100.00000
RB DeMarco Murray610457.5022220
TE Jason Witten466215.5030270
WR Danny Coale47348.502120
WR Dez Bryant310196.333120
WR Anthony Armstrong252713.5011140
WR Terrance Williams243417.0026251
FB Aiden Clinton2221.00030
TE Gavin Escobar1188.00280
WR Mike Thomas0100.00000

Out of the Park Baseball 16 Preview: Big Announcement

Out of the Park Baseball 16 is set to come out in late March and just when you think it can't get any better, it does. Here is their press release:

Out of the Park Baseball 16 Features Official, MiLB Licenses, and More

Game Scheduled to Ship in March; Pre-Ordering Begins Now; Launch Sweepstakes Includes Shop Gift Certificates

Out of the Park Developments today announced a major milestone in the history of its venerable Out of the Park Baseball franchise: The inclusion of official and Minor League Baseball licenses in version 16, which will ship in March. OOTP 16 will feature official league logos, team logos and jerseys for all 30 MLB teams, over 150 MiLB team logos, and historical MLB logos.

A bundle of four screenshots, along with the official OOTP 16 logo, can be downloaded here:

The pre-order newsletter that was sent out today can be found here:

The company's iOS game, iOOTP Baseball, will be renamed MLB Manager and will be available for Android too this year. It will also feature official and MiLB licenses. More information, including its other new features, will be released in the coming weeks.

"We're thrilled to be working with MLB Advanced Media to provide a feature that many of our fans have requested," said lead developer and lifelong baseball fan Markus Heinsohn. "This promises to be the biggest year in the history of OOTP, and the best is yet to come."

For more comments from Markus about how this license came to be, please see the latest post on the OOTP Developments blog:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bird Rallies Celtics Past Pistons

The Detroit Pistons went up by 16 on the Celtics but they could not hang on as the Celtics rallied to beat the Pistons in overtime 140-131. Larry Bird led the way with 45 points, 33 of which came in the second half and ten of those came in overtime.

Isiah Thomas scored 24 points and dished out 21 assists. The Celtics host the Sacramento Kings next.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cowboys Fall to Chargers

The Cowboys trip out west wasn't a good one as they dropped their first game of the year to the previously winless Chargers. Philip Rivers led the way for the Chargers but the main story was how the Chargers defense limited the Cowboys offense. Tony Romo was under pressure all day and the Cowboys abandoned the running game early with DeMarco Murray.

The Cowboys will host Peyton Manning and the 4-0 Denver Broncos next. The Cowboys continue to lead the NFC East by one game.

Week 4, 2013

played in San Diego, CA

53 degrees, fair, 10 mph wind

Dallas Cowboys7306-16
San Diego Chargers31273-25
Scoring Summary
1Q: 12:16 DAL - DeMarco Murray 7 run (Dan Bailey extra point)
1Q: 04:17 SDO - Nick Novak 37 field goal
2Q: 13:16 SDO - Danny Woodhead 1 run (Nick Novak extra point)
2Q: 09:26 DAL - Dan Bailey 42 field goal
2Q: 05:03 SDO - Safety: Sean Lissemore sacked quarterback in end zone
2Q: 00:40 SDO - Nick Novak 32 field goal
3Q: 09:38 SDO - Dallas Walker 1 pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak extra point)
4Q: 14:13 DAL - Dan Bailey 41 field goal
4Q: 10:43 DAL - Dan Bailey 46 field goal
4Q: 05:18 SDO - Nick Novak 37 field goal
Team StatisticsDALSDO
First Downs1222
- by Rushing27
- by Passing1013
- by Penalty02
Total Net Yards302353
- Offensive Plays5779
- Yards per Play5.304.47
Net Rushing Yards85126
- Rushing Attempts1432
- Yards per Rush6.073.94
Net Passing Yards217227
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt40 - 24 - 144 - 28 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards246250
- Sacks/Yards Lost3/293/23
- Yards per Pass Play5.054.83
3rd Down Conversions2/129/19
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down9.57.1
4th Down Conversions0/21/1
Punt Returns/Yards2/212/21
Kick Returns/Yards4/913/69
Interception Ret./Yards1/241/2
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits14
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/02/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 24OWN 29
Time of Possession24:0235:58

Game MVP: Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

Rushing Statistics

DeMarco Murray10626.202521
Tony Romo294.50600
Joseph Randle2147.00700
San DiegoAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
Ryan Mathews20804.001320
Danny Woodhead10303.00801
Philip Rivers2168.001010

Passing Statistics

Tony Romo40242463/29035167.3
San DiegoAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Philip Rivers44282503/23126176.9

Receiving Statistics

WR Danny Coale1012868.6042350
WR Dez Bryant5128617.2067350
TE Jason Witten465313.2520250
RB DeMarco Murray2442.00050
FB Aiden Clinton22147.00880
WR Mike Thomas1133.00030
WR Anthony Armstrong0100.00000
WR Terrance Williams0100.00000
TE Gavin Escobar0100.00000
San DiegoCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Richard Goodman7118612.2933260
WR Malcom Floyd56479.407230
TE Antonio Gates465313.2515200
WR Keenan Allen46215.257140
WR Danario Alexander37175.670110
RB Ryan Mathews2284.00850
TE Dallas Walker2394.50081
WR Deon Butler1299.00090
RB Danny Woodhead0100.00000

Friday, January 16, 2015

Defending the Title

The Boston Celtics have opened their defense of the 1983-84 NBA World Championship. The Celtics opened the season with the familiar starting lineup as a talented rookie crop will look t make their mark.

The Celtics are off to a 5-2 start but have battled injuries to Dennis Johnson, Danny Ainge and now Kevin McHale.

Larry Bird has carried the way though and will lead the banged up Celtics into Detroit to face the upstart Pistons who currently have the best record in the Eastern Conference.