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Bryce Harper was Right And the Myth of Code Loyalty

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

by Gus Griffin

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I so appreciate the sports of the San Francisco Bay Area.  Be it Colin Kaepernick or the Golden State Warriors, they give me material.  And now Bryce Harper and my San Francisco Giants.

Yes, my San Francisco Giants.  Full disclosure for those who have been under an FB rock, baseball is and has always been my favorite sport, and the Giants are my favorite team.  I got it from my pops.  I modeled my pitching motion after high-leg kicking Giants pitchers Juan Marichal and Vida Blue.  I lived long enough to see them win 3 world series rings in 5 years to lap the hated Dodgers in titles.  Simply put, over the past 8 years, it’s been good to be a Giants fan.

And with all that being said, I am 100% in support of Bryce Harper for going after Hunter Strickland for intentionally hitting him with a pitch upwards of 97 miles per hour.

This all played out with the larger backdrop of baseball trying to reign in “bean ball” wars.

Good luck with that.

Since its inception, baseball has long had an unwritten code that says if you throw at one of ours, we will throw at one of yours.  Of course, the likes of Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, Nolan Ryan, and Roger Clemens took this internal vigilantism to an entirely different level, both for retribution and intimidation.  It was all understood that this was how things were done.

Of course, the other complication is that there is a legitimate tactical justification for pitching inside.  The gentlemen’s agreement has long been that the outside part of the plate belongs to pitchers and the inside belongs to hitters.  If a hitter gets greedy trying to crowd the plate to take aggressive hacks at pitches on the outside corner, things must be put back into order and the inside fastball is the mechanism for doing so.  While this will surely result in some batters being hit, to ban the tactic in of itself would tilt the balance of competition so far in the direction of hitters to the point of the game ceasing to be what we have known it to be.

Baseball’s challenge is against whom and when does it intervene; against the first violator or the second?  On the first shot, a pitcher could have legitimately simply lost control of a pitch.  Should he be thrown out of the game?  If second offender (or retaliator) is ejected, that will essentially give the initiators a free shot.  The bottom line is that as MLB moves to eliminate this internal policing of the game, hitters can no longer count on their pitcher to keep things in order.

So, when a guy throws a 97 mph baseball at a hitter, what the hell do we expect him to do?  If Harper does not make a stand, then the message to the rest of the league is clear; you can throw at him with impunity!

None of that contextual backdrop applies to what Strickland did Monday in San Francisco.   He was simply pissed off because 3 years ago in the playoffs, Bryce Harper hit not one, but two moonshot home runs off him.  The espoused offense was that Harper ran around the bases too slow.  I was at the game in Washington.  The ball cleared the Jackie Robinson number in the upper deck.  While I did not think it was funny at the time, you could not help but be impressed.  The one in San Francisco cleared the stadium and landed in McCovey Cove.  Simply put, if Harper decided to walk around the bases, I would have had no problem with it at all, and if Strickland did, he should have learned to throw a damn change up!

The other aspect of the incident that has garnered a lot of attention was the Giants’, especially all-star catcher Buster Posey, lackluster attempt to “protect their guy”.  Admittedly, it is unusual for the catcher not to grab the hitter or at least attempt to do so in that situation.  Some have speculated if this will affect how Posey is perceived in the locker room.  That is an assessment that cannot be made without knowing how Strickland is perceived in the locker room.  If he is viewed as some out of control lone wolf who takes matters into his own hands, Posey’s place in the locker room will not be affected one iota.

The truth is that these “ride or die” loyalty codes we men swear to adhere by unconditionally are anything but unconditional.  We espouse to believe in them because they are often a rites of passage for peer group, cultural and societal acceptance.  But the graveyard has its share of dudes who actually took that nonsense literally at a party or on the streets.  Such blind loyalty is romanticized in the media.  Buster Posey is neither Cookie from Empire nor Marines from A Few Good Men.  No matter how sincerely committed, there will come a time when one must use your capacity to think for yourself, to dismiss the group code in favor of your own individual best interests.  Doing so doesn’t make one cowardly or disloyal.  It makes one intelligent.  In the real world, when the rubber meets the road, the sheer practicality of self-preservation will rule the day, be it among the Bloods and Crips or the Mafia.   We should expect no less from baseball players.

Simply put, if a loose cannon like Strickland fires off a 97 mph fastball at a hitter for no legitimate tactical reason, and without any pre-approval or reassurance from the leadership or team collective that they have his back, HE IS ON HIS OWN!

 

Gus Griffin, for War Room Sports

Quick Slants – 8/10/16

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

by Fred Perdue

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We are a mere 22 days away from kick off of the college football season. Fall camps are underway and with so many things in the news as of late, let’s take a look at some of the latest happenings in and around college football.

 

  • Former Florida Gators Quarterback Tim Tebow is perfecting his form… In BASEBALL. The Former Heisman Trophy winner won’t let his pro athlete dreams die. Good for you Tim.
  • A Michigan State fan drops a dope hype film putting everyone in the Big Ten on notice that the Spartans are going Back2Back.
  • Ohio State is getting into the college spirit early and often.
  • Thinking of betting on a National Champion? Heisman Trophy winner? Vegas has released their odds on favorites.
  • Former Baylor Head Coach Art Briles is at his fifth NFL camp taking lessons from great minds as he looks for a new coaching job.

 

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The War Room Episode 312

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Jun 16, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) stares at Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in the fourth quarter in game six of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland won 115-101. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

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After Further Review (#756)

Monday, October 26th, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

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AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #756 SHOUTOUT to you LAWRENCE TAYLOR ((NFL))….week 7 SEAHAWKS 20 NINERS 3(tnf)….JAGUARS 34 BILLS 31(london)….WASHINGTON 31 BUCCANEERS 30….FALCONS 10 TITANS 7….SAINTS 27 COLTS 21….VIKINGS 28 LIONS 19….CHIEFS 23 STEELERS 13….RAMS 24 BROWNS 6….DOLPHINS 44 TEXANS 26….PATRIOTS 30 JETS 23….RAIDERS 37 CHARGERS 29….GIANTS 27 COWBOYS 20….PANTHERS 27 EAGLES 16(snf)….tonight—->BALTIMORE RAVENS v ARIZONA CARDINALS……((((bye week—BEARS…BENGALS…BRONCOS…PACKERS))))…..which team is actually best in NFCE ??….who wants AFCS ??…..looks like those NFCE teams might wanna make up their minds before DALLAS returns to full strength…INDIANAPOLIS (super bowl pick) looking really regular right now….ANDREW LUCK is starting to look like his pops OLIVER LUCK (remember him…..sheeeeeesh)…..JACKSONVILLE…especially BLAKE BORTLES looking like they trying to be serious right now….NEW YORK JETS still the same……TAMPA BAY aint nothin changed….discussed another terrible loss with SUPER BOWL CHAMPION DERRICK DEESE last night…..looked at season from NFL perspective….hmmmmmminah…PITTSBURGH picked their poison ….has MIAMI finally awakened ??..we will find out on thursday night (v.NEW ENGLAND)…..TODD GURLEY is the ST LOUIS offense…..is this JEFF FISHERs dream team ((running and defense)) ??……ATLANTA yeah okay ….better keep your eye on OAKLAND…..who besides CAROLINA fans truly believe in that team ???….. ((NCAAF)) AFTER FURTHER REVIEW TOP 15 rankings 1.TCU bye 2.BAYLOR 45 IOWA STATE 27 3.OHIO STATE 49 RUTGERS 7 4.MICHIGAN STATE 52 INDIANA 26 5.LOUISIANA STATE 48 WESTERN KENTUCKY 20 6.ALABAMA 19 TENNESSEE 14 7.CLEMSON 58 MIAMI 0 8.STANFORD 31 WASHINGTON 14 9.NOTRE DAME bye 10.OKLAHOMA 63 TEXAS TECH 27 11.OKLAHOMA STATE 58 KANSAS 10 12.TOLEDO 51 MASSACHUSETTS 35 13.TEMPLE 24 EAST CAROLINA 14 14.MEMPHIS 66 TULSA 42 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 42 15.UTAH 24 who YOU got ?????? ****SHOW PICKS**** FLORIDA STATE over GEORGIA TECH (l) UTAH over SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (l) TOLEDO over MASSACHUSETTS (w)…((lw 1-2 season 14-10)) ((CFL)) WEEK 18 MONTREAL ALOUETTES 34 TORONTO ARGONAUTS 2 BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 40 HAMILTON TIGER CATS 13 OTTAWA RED BLACKS 27 WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 20 EDMONTON ESKIMOS 35 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS 24 CALGARY STAMPEDERS bye ((NHL)) JETS 5 WILD 4…RANGERS 4 FLAMES 1…KINGS 3 OILERS 2…. division leaders—–> ATLANTIC ((montreal 18pts))..METROPOLITAN ((new york r 14pts))…CENTRAL ((nashville 13 pts))…PACIFIC ((los angeles/san jose 10 pts)) ((MLB)) AFTER FURTHER REVIEW 2.0 MLB POST SEASON AWARDS **AMERICAN LEAGUE** MVP JOSH DONALDSON (toronto) CY YOUNG DALLAS KEUCHEL (houston) ROOKIE OF YEAR CARLOS CORREA (houston) MANAGER OF YEAR PAUL MOLITOR (minnesota) **NATIONAL LEAGUE** MVP PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT (arizona) CY YOUNG JAKE ARRIETA (chicago) ROOKIE OF YEAR KRIS BRYANT (chicago) MANAGER OF YEAR TERRY COLLINS (new york) who YOU got ??? ((NBA)) SEASON tips off tomorrow night……….who you got ??…who you like ??…dinnt see a lot of previews from you so called “NBA heads”…guess you waiting to see who starts winning…..you KNOW thats how you do….. RIP FLIP SAUNDERS (minnesota)…. ———————————————- NHL GAME of the day CALGARY FLAMES v NEW YORK ISLANDERS TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “HOLE IN THE HEAD” – CYPRESS HILL its MONDAY…..you already know what it is…make sure everyone is bundled up and warm……..the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!…..AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#754)

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

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AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #754 SHOUTOUT to you RICH GOSSAGE ((MLB)) ALCS——-> ROYALS 14 BLUE JAYS 2 (KANSAS CITY leads series 3-1) NLCS——-> METS 5 CUBS 2 (NEW YORK leads 3-0) …can we say its over now in ALCS….dont see any situation that has TORONTO overcoming this deficit…KANSAS CITY is just too strong..they are on a mission to defend their AMERICAN LEAGUE title…..and take the next step…..in NATIONAL LEAGUE….NEW YORK has just taken advantage of CHICAGO miscues and foul ups to snatch a commanding lead in series…..will be interesting to see how CHICAGO will show some kind of fight of pride for the great season they had….. ((NBA)) practice….. BULLS 103(brooks 22) PACERS 94(george 26/13) BUCKS 106(middleton 17) WOLVES 88(muhammad 18) SUNS 104(morris 17) SPURS 84(leonard 14) THUNDER 113(durant 29/10/10) JAZZ 102(hood 23) CLIPPERS 130(griffin 29) WARRIORS 95(thompson 21) 2015-16 NBA PREVIEW IS COMING……and we dooin it AFTER FURTHER REVIEW style——> division picks…..ALL STAR teams……EAST/WEST top 8…..NBA FINALS picks……we gonna do it like that….knaaaaaaaaaaawimeen ???!!! ((NHL)) DEVILS 3 COYOTES 2(ot)……PENGUINS 3 PANTHERS 2(ot)…..ISLANDERS 4 BLUE JACKETS 0….STARS 2 FLYERS 1….CANADIENS 3 BLUES 0….PREDATORS 5 LIGHTNING 4(so)….CAPITALS 6 FLAMES 2……ALEX OVECHKIN (capitals) scores his 900th point career point…….479 goals most in league since 2001-02….but he dinnt start in league until 2005….crazy right !!!!…..CAREY PRICE (canadiens) comes thru with 2nd SHUTOUT in 3 games…. ((NCAAF)) *****SHOW PICKS***** FLORIDA STATE over GEORGIA TECH UTAH over SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TOLEDO over MASSACHUSETTS …..((season 13-8 lw 2-1)) MLB LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES game of the day NEW YORK METS(matz) v CHICAGO CUBS(hammel) NHL GAME of the day DETROIT RED WINGS v EDMONTON OILERS TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “DEFINITION” -BLACKSTAR (MOS DEF & TALIB KWELI) its hump day……make it happen for yourself……enjoy the sunshine….but dont get caught slippin…..the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#752)

Monday, October 19th, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

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AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #752 SHOUTOUT to you GREG ODEN…. ((MLB)) NLCS—-> METS 4 CUBS 1 ((NEW YORK leads 2-0)) ALCS—-> KANSAS CITY leads TORONTO 2-0 it looks as if CHICAGO has not gotten the memo yet regarding NLCS….NY has defeated JON LESTER/JAKE ARRIETA ….putting CUBS behind the APPLE and all that….may be a different story at WRIGLEY FIELD for games 3/4/5…..we will see…..it also looks as if TORONTO is being exposed a little bit by the “rally kings” of KANSAS CITY…its not time to make mental errors on the field and ROYALS have now beaten DAVID PRICE and now halfway towards WORLD SERIES…GAME ONE of 2015 WORLD SERIES will be OCTOBER 27 at either KAUFMAN STADIUM (KC) / ROGERS CENTER (TOR.CA)… ((NFL))..WEEK 6 SAINTS 31 FALCONS 21(tnf)….JETS 34 WASHINGTON 20….STEELERS 25 CARDINALS 13….VIKINGS 16 CHIEFS 10….BENGALS 34 BILLS 21….LIONS 37 BEARS 34(ot)….BRONCOS 26 BROWNS 23(ot)….TEXANS 31 JAGUARS 20….DOLPHINS 38 TITANS 10….PANTHERS 27 SEAHAWKS 23….PACKERS 27 CHARGERS 20….NINERS 25 RAVENS 20….PATRIOTS 34 COLTS 27(snf)….tonight—-> NEW YORK GIANTS v PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (830/ESPN)…..ummm..big moment for CAM NEWTON (car)…not so big for LEGION OF BOOM ((ish happens…right RICHARD SHERMAN ??))….somebody might wanna start paying attention to CINCINNATI offensive line…..they are good !!!…..yall stil waiting for PEYTON MANNING (den) to make some spectacular comeback………yall been waiting three years…..dont think ADRIAN PETERSON (min) is gonna get anywhere near 2000 yards rushing this season….ummm….LANDRY JONES (pitt)….BENGALS…BRONCOS…PACKERS…PANTHERS…PATRIOTS… are still holding on to their EGGOS……DOLPHINS showed up…..think we might have mention SEATTLE SEAHAWKS and their downfall this season….they have NOT gotten past SUPER BOWL loss….. ((NCAAF)) AFTER FURTHER REVIEW TOP 15 rankings 1.TCU 45 IOWA STATE 21 2.BAYLOR 62 WEST VIRGINIA 38 3.OHIO STATE 38 PENN STATE 10 4.MICHIGAN STATE 27 MICHIGAN 23 5.FLORIDA STATE 41 LOUISVILLE 21 6.ALABAMA 41 TEXAS A&M 23 7.LOUISIANA STATE 35 FLORIDA 28 8.CLEMSON 34 BOSTON COLLEGE 17 9.STANFORD 56 UCLA 35 10.NOTRE DAME 41 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 31 11.UTAH 34 ARIZONA STATE 18 12.IOWA 40 NORTHWESTERN 10 13.OKLAHOMA 55 KANSAS STATE 0 14.TOLEDO 63 EASTERN MICHIGAN 20 15.OKLAHOMA STATE bye who YOU got ??????….. ***SHOW PICKS*** MISSISSIPPI over MEMPHIS(l) OHIO STATE over PENN STATE(w) UTAH STATE over BOISE STATE(w)….((season 13-8 lw 2-1)) ((CFL)) WEEK 17 xe-OTTAWA REDBLACKS 27 WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 24 xw-CALGARY STAMPEDERS 27 xe-TORONTO ARGONAUTS 15 xw-EDMONTON ESKIMOS 26 BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 23 xe-HAMILTON TIGER CATS 23 MONTREAL ALOUETTES 11 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS bye xe-clinched playoffs east xw-clinched playoffs west ((NHL)) DEVILS 2 RANGERS 1(ot)…BLUES 4 JETS 2….DUCKS 4 WILD 1….OILERS 2 CANUCKS 1(ot)….KINGS 2 AVALANCHE 1…. LONG STREAK ((canadiens 6)) WRONG STREAK ((blue jackets 6)) ((BOXING)) GENADY GOLOVKIN (champ) defeats DANIEL LEMIEUX by EIGHTH round TKO…..HE IS NOW THE UNIFIED(wbc interim) MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLLLLLLLLLLLD (michael buffer voice)…..watched the fight and it was a technical beatdown that ol DAVE jumped up for….it was the jab that kept ol DAVE at bay…then GGG opened up the bottle/can of whoop ass…earning a PPV TKO…..whole card was decent….so lets hope we can get GGG inside v ANDRE WARD / COTTO-ALVAREZ winner / ERISLANDY LARA……..and not for nothing what do you think of a TERENCE CRAWFORD v ADRIAN BRONER (jr welterweight) matchup ??? MLB LCS GAME of the day ROYALS (cueto) v BLUE JAYS (stroman)—–> ((8pm/FS1)) NHL GAME of the day SHARKS v RANGERS TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “NIGHTS ON BROADWAY” – BEE GEES its MONDAY……and its BRISKO COUNTY….NIPSEY RUSSELL…COLD AS ISHKABIBBLE out this piece……make sure the shorties are wrapped up tight……its HOODIE and OATMEAL season !!!!!!!!…….the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!!!……AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#749)

Monday, October 12th, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

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After Further Review

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #749 SHOUTOUT to you SHANDON ANDERSON ((MLB)) ALDS—> ASTROS 4 ROYALS 2…..((HOUSTON leads series 2-1)) BLUE JAYS 5 RANGERS 1….((TEXAS leads series 2-1)) NLDS—>((METS/DODGERS tied 1-1)) ((CUBS/CARDINALS tied 1-1)) ….it seems as if people talk and then do an entire 180 degree scenario…..the same ones that “dont like” baseball in APRIL and MAY….talkin kinda different maybe cause they realize that MLB is a little bit better than they would have you believe…..hmmmm….dont talk baseball with a baseball head…..you might get upended like RUBEN TEJADA (mets)……gonna be very interesting moving forward…….. ((NFL)) COLTS 27 TEXANS 20(tnf)…BEARS 18 CHIEFS 17…BENGALS 27 SEAHAWKS 24 (ot)…FALCONS 25 REDSKINS 19 (ot)…BUCCANEERS 38 JAGUARS 31…EAGLES 39 SAINTS 17…BROWNS 33 RAVENS 30 (ot)…PACKERS 24 RAMS 10…BILLS 14 TITANS 13…CARDINALS 42 LIONS 17…PATRIOTS 30 COWBOYS 6…BRONCOS 16 RAIDERS 10…GIANTS 30 NINERS 27(snf)…——> TONIGHT STEELERS v CHARGERS (830-ESPN)……bye weeks ((CAROLINA..MIAMI…MINNESOTA…NY JETS))…….umm…some teams are “super bowl” contenders again…..such craziness….indeed…but oh well….whats old is new again…allegedly….. ((NCAAF)) AFTER FURTHER REVIEW NCAAF top 15 1.TCU 52 KANSAS STATE 45 2.BAYLOR 66 KANSAS 7 3.OHIO STATE 49 MARYLAND 28 4.MICHIGAN STATE 31 RUTGERS 24 5.LOUISIANA STATE 45 SOUTH CAROLINA 24 6.FLORIDA STATE 29 MIAMI 24 7.TEXAS A&M bye 8.ALABAMA 27 ARKANSAS 14 9.CLEMSON 43 GEORGIA TECH 24 10.NOTRE DAME 41 NAVY 24 11.IOWA 29 ILLINOIS 20 12.UTAH 30 CALIFORNIA 24 13.OKLAHOMA STATE 33 WEST VIRGINIA 26 (ot) 14.MISSISSIPPI 52 NEW MEXICO 3 15.FLORIDA 21 MISSOURI 3 who YOU got ?????…… ***SHOW PICKS*** NORTHWESTERN over MICHIGAN (l) MIAMI over FLORIDA STATE (l) UTAH over CALIFORNIA (w)……(lw 1-2…season 11-7) ((NHL)) CANADIENS 3 SENATORS 1…… still with the EGGO——-> MONTREAL…DETROIT…..TAMPA BAY…FLORIDA…NY RANGERS…WASHINGTON…WINNIPEG…NASHVILLE…MINNESOTA…SAN JOSE…ARIZONA…VANCOUVER… cant let go of it—–>TORONTO…BUFFALO…BOSTON…NY ISLANDERS…PHILADELPHIA…CAROLINA…NJ DEVILS…PITTSBURGH…COLUMBUS…ANAHEIM…EDMONTON…LOS ANGELES…. ((WNBA)) ***THE FINALS*** FEVER 75(johnson 15) LYNX 69(moore 20)—-> series tied 2-2 INDIANA plays like they are NOT going away…setting up decisive GAME 5 to decide WNBA CHAMPION….(((INDIANA is 5-0 in elimination games this season))…… ((NBA)) practice games……. HORNETS 106(zeller 16/10) CLIPPERS 94(redick 23) WIZARDS 134(gortat 19) PASCHOALOTTO BAURU 100(day/meindl 17) MAGIC 123(marble 21) ROCKETS 119(brewer 20) LAKERS 126(bryant 21) MACCABI HAIFA 83(buckner 20) AFTER FURTHER REVIEW 2015-16 NBA PREVIEW being worked on……watch for it !!!!!!! ((CFL)) ***WEEK 16*** TORONTO ARGONAUTS 38 OTTAWA REDBLACKS 35 HAMILTON TIGER CATS 30 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS 15 EDMONTON ESKIMOS 15 CALGARY STAMPEDERS 11 WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 29 BRITISH COLUMBIA 26 —–>TODAY TORONTO ARGONAUTS(8-5) v MONTREAL ALOUETTES(5-8) MLB PLAYOFF GAME of the day LOS ANGELES DODGERS(anderson) v NEW YORK METS(harvey) NHL GAME of the day COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS v BUFFALO SABRES TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “I SEE YALL” — DE LA SOUL featuring BUSTA RHYMES its MONDAY…….get those skullies out…dont let the smooth taste of the sunshine fool ya …the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!……AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#743)

Monday, September 28th, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

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After Further Review

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #743 SHOUTOUT to you RICHARD PETTY ((NFL)) giants 32 washington 21(tnf)…eagles 24 jets 17…falcons 39 cowboys 28…panthers 27 saints 22…texans 19 buccaneers 9…vikings 31 chargers 14…steelers 12 rams 6…patriots 51 jaguars 17…bengals 28 ravens 24…raiders 27 browns 20…colts 35 titans 33…cardinals 47 niners 7…seahawks 26 bears 0…bills 41 dolphins 14…broncos 24 lions 12(snf)….TONIGHT—–> CHIEFS v PACKERS (830/ESPN)…..okay we are three weeks in (kinda)….and what do we know ????….we know alot of ya change your vibes like the weather regarding your NFL squad….and thats not a good look…..nobody is WINNING/LOSING SUPER BOWL XL after two weeks….knock it off !!!!……MIAMI is not getting the “good team” thing yet…PITTSBURGH is forced to go to MICHAEL VICK …wonder how “real” fans of the team feel about that….BALTIMORE is not as bad as they look…..or are they ???…ohhh wait heres one…..JACKSONVILLE is in first place wit an 1-2 record….how you ask ??….gotta talk to ANDREW LUCK about that one….OAKLAND is 2-1 ….so what ??…..DALLAS is still in first place after their season was put thru incinerator….DETROIT…..same ish different toilet…..ATLANTA and CAROLINA are best of a bad lot in NFCS….SEATTLE is 1-2…..still dont believe in them….holla back on it after WEEK 8 ((MLB)) YANKEES 6 WHITE SOX 1….BLUE JAYS 5 RAYS 4….TWINS 7 TIGERS 1….MARLINS 9 BRAVES 5….METS 8 REDS 1….RED SOX 2 ORIOLES 0….PHILLIES 12 NATIONALS 5….ROYALS 3 CLEVELAND 0….ASTROS 4 RANGERS 2….BREWERS 8 CARDINALS 4….ANGELS 3 MARINERS 2….GIANTS 5 ATHLETICS 4….DIAMONDBACKS 4 PADRES 2….ROCKIES 12 DODGERS 5….CUBS 4 PIRATES 0…gettin ready for POSTSEASON……..CONGRATULATIONS to teams who have clinched———> KANSAS CITY ROYALS (al central champions)…..NEW YORK METS (nl east champions)…..TORONTO BLUE JAYS….PITTSBURGH PIRATES….CHICAGO CUBS……here is THIRD EDITION of………… ****MAGIC NUMBERS**** BLUE JAYS -4 (+4) RANGERS -2.5 (+5) ———————————————————————– CARDINALS -4 (+3) DODGERS -2 (+6) *********************************************************************** ((NCAAF)) AFTER FURTHER REVIEW top 15 1-TCU 55 TEXAS TECH 52 (did ya see end of that one !!?!!) 2-OHIO STATE 38 WESTERN MICHIGAN 12 3-BAYLOR 70 RICE 17 4-MICHIGAN STATE 30 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 10 5-GEORGIA 48 SOUTHERN 6 6-NOTRE DAME 62 UMASS 27 7-UCLA 56 ARIZONA 30 8-LSU 34 SYRACUSE 24 9-FLORIDA STATE (bye) 10-TEXAS A&M 28 ARKANSAS 21 (ot) 11-MISSISSIPPI 27 VANDERBILT 16 12-ALABAMA 34 LOUISIANA MONROE 0 13-NORTHWESTERN 24 BALL STATE 19 14-UTAH 62 15-OREGON 20 SHOW PICKS NOTRE DAME over UMASS (w) NORTHWESTERN over BALL STATE (w) NEBRASKA over SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (w)——>THE MAYOR 9-3 (lw 3-0) ((WNBA)) ***PLAYOFFS*** EAST conf finals FEVER 70(catchings 25) LIBERTY 64(charles 25)..series tied 1-1 WEST conf finals LYNX 72(moore 40) MERCURY 71(dupree 16)..MINNESOTA wins series 2-0 2015 WNBA FINALS ——-> MINESOTA LYNX v NEW YORK/INDIANA winner(((why does that sound familiar??)) ((CFL)) CALGARY STAMPEDERS 25 WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 22 EDMONTON ESKIOMOS 29 BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 23 TORONTO ARGONAUTS 35 OTTAWA REDBLACKS 26 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS 33 MONTREAL ALOUETTES 21 HAMILTON TIGER CATS—–>bye EAST leader(((HAMILTON 8-4))) WEST leader(((CALGARY 10-3)) ((SOCCER)) ***MLS*** SPORTING KANSAS CITY 1 SEATTLE SOUNDERS 1 SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 1 REAL SALT LAKE 0 LA GALAXY 3 FC DALLAS 2 EAST leaders ((NEW YORK RED BULLS 47pts)) WEST leaders((LA GALAXY 50pts)) MLB GAME of the day ROYALS (ventura) v CUBS (hendricks) TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “FLY ROBIN FLY” – SILVER CONVENTION its MONDAY……make it happen for yourself……..and hope you gotcha HOODIES ready…………the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!……AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#738)

Monday, September 14th, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

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AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #738 SHOUTOUT to you HOMER BUSH…. ((NFL)) PATRIOTS 28 STEELERS 21(t)….TITANS 42 BUCCANEERS 14….PACKERS 31 BEARS 23….RAMS 34 SEAHAWKS 31….PANTHERS 20 JAGUARS 9…..DOLPHINS 17 WASHINGTON 10….BILLS 27 COLTS 14….JETS 31 BROWNS 10….CHIEFS 27 TEXANS 20…..CARDINALS 31 SAINTS 19…..CHARGERS 33 LIONS 28….BRONCOS 19 RAVENS 13….BENGALS 33 RAIDERS 13….COWBOYS 27 GIANTS 26(snf)…….TONIGHT——> EAGLES V FALCONS (7pm/ESPN)…VIKINGS v NINERS (1015pm/ESPN)……it never fails……fickle fans ready to jump out the window after first game…….shame on you…..but on the real to real….its whats to be expected from people who really just wanna be able to boast and brag about “their” team….which is a bunch of GAH-BAGE (nyc vernacular)……there is a ENTIRE season to play…..knock it off….why dontcha !!!!!!…. ((MLB)) YANKEES 5 BLUE JAYS 0….CARDINALS 9 REDS 2….NATIONALS 5 MARLINS 0….RED SOX 2 RAYS 0(13)….CLEVELAND 7 TIGERS 2….METS 10 BRAVES 7(10)….PHILLIES 7 CUBS 4….PIRATES 7 BREWERS 6(11)….TWINS 7 WHITE SOX 0….RANGERS 12 ATHLETICS 4….ASTROS 5 ANGELS 3….GIANTS 10 PADRES 3….ROCKIES 3 MARINERS 2….DODGERS 4 DIAMONDBACKS 3….TIGERS 9 CLEVELAND 2(dh)….ORIOLES 8 ROYALS 2……long streak (METS 7) wrong streak (BRAVES..PADRES 4)…….AFR says NO MVP for YOENIS CESPEDES (mets)…..he is just being who he is…..a dope ball player who brings enthusiasm and a winning vibe….look at teams that he left ((ATHLETICS…TIGERS…RED SOX))…and where they are right now…BONG ..BONG !!!!!…..you ready for the FIRST EDITION of……….. ****MAGIC NUMBERS**** BLUE JAYS -17 (+3.5) ROYALS -11 (+10) ASTROS – 19 (+1.5) ———————— METS – 11 (+9.5) CARDINALS – 18 (+2.5) DODGERS- 13 (+7.5) ****************************** ((NCAA)) AFTER FURTHER REVIEW top 15 1-TCU 70 STEPHEN F AUSTIN 7 2-OHIO STATE 38 HAWAII 0 3-ALABAMA 37 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE 10 4-AUBURN 27 JACKSONVILLE STATE 20 (ot) 5-BAYLOR 66 LAMAR 21 6-MICHIGAN STATE 31 7-OREGON 28 8-CLEMSON 41 APPALACHIAN STATE 10 9-SOUTHERN CAL 59 IDAHO 9 10-FLORIDA STATE 34 SOUTH FLORIDA 14 11-NOTRE DAME 34 VIRGINIA 27 12-GEORGIA 31 VANDERBILT 14 13-OKLAHOMA 31 TENNESSEE 24(2ot) 14-LSU 21 MISSISSIPPI STATE 19 15-GEORGIA TECH 65 TULANE 10 SHOW PICKS TEMPLE 34 CINNCY 26(l) MICHIGAN STATE 31OREGON 28(l) UTAH 24 UTAH STATE 14(w) MAYOR 4-2 BOB 3-0 KIA 2-1 SLATE 1-2 ((BOXING)) RESPECT TO FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR for a great career and being able to prepare yourself for life after boxing…..you are a great champion and 49-0 is not an easy achievement but you did it with ease and at your own pace….SALUTE and hope that your uncle ROGER MAYWEATHER continues to progress and get better……just wanted to say that….peace. ((CFL)) week 12 HAMILTON TIGER CATS 35 TORONTO ARGONAUTS 27 WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 22 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS 7 EDMONTON ESKIMOS 27 CALGARY STAMPEDERS 16 OTTAWA RED BLACKS 31 BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 18 MONTREAL ALOUETTES——>off week. EAST leader HAMILTON (8-3) WEST leader CALGARY (8-3) ((WNBA)) SUN 86(bone 31) SKY 75(delle donne 28) DREAM 73(mccoughtry 24) MYSTICS 71(latta 14) SHOCK 91(kiesel 28) MERCURY 87(currie 26) FEVER 81(zellous 22) LIBERTY 76(rodgers 15) STARS 59(hanby 15) STORM 58(mosqueda-lewis 19) ELENA DELLE DONNE(sky) wins SCORING TITLE (23.4) MLB GAME of the day ASTROS (kazmir) v RANGERS (hamels) TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “HERE I COME” – BARRINGTON LEVY its monday and its crispy outside….my old school heads know what it is…..enjoy the days….the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!!!……AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#734)

Monday, August 31st, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

Christopher Dinkins Blog

 

 

 

After Further Review

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #734 SHOUTOUT to you FERNANDO VALENZUELA…. ((MLB)) YANKEES 20 BRAVES 6….BLUE JAYS 9 TIGERS 2….METS 5 RED SOX 4….RAYS 3 ROYALS 2…..CLEVELAND 9 ANGELS 2….ROCKIES 5 PIRATES 0…..NATIONALS 7 MARLINS 4….PADRES 9 PHILLIES 4….BREWERS 4 REDS 1…..TWINS 7 ASTROS 5….WHITE SOX 6 MARINERS 5(11)….RANGERS 6 ORIOLES 0….CARDINALS 7 GIANTS 5….ATHLETICS 7 DIAMONDBACKS 4(11)….CUBS 2 DODGERS 0….. JAKE ARRIETA no hits DODGERS…nice game saved by the E4 on STARLIN CASTRO….switch pitcher guy PAT VERDITTE(athletics) wins first career game….BLUE JAYS sweep TIGERS…..hahahahahaha…..YANKEES sweep BRAVES…..still work to do !!!!….RANGERS sweep ORIOLES…FIRST PLACE TEAMS——> ALE..BLUE JAYS–ALC..ROYALS–ALW..ASTROS—WC..YANKEES/RANGERS………NLE..METS–NLC..CARDINALS–NLW..DODGERS—WC..PIRATES/CUBS ((LLWS)) **CHAMPIONSHIP GAME** JAPAN 18 PENNSYLVANIA 11….highest scoring game in LLWS history….7 homeruns….and a 10 run first inning dinnt help team from PA….this is JAPANS fourth title in six years…. ((NFL)) PRESEASON WEEK 3….hmmm…JAMEIS WINSTON (buccaneers) took a step backwards in progression…..6-15 for 90 yards…sacked four times…..O LINE dint help…..that unit MUST step up…..TYROD TAYLOR (bills) did his numbers…..so did EJ MANUEL …which means REX RYAN made his selection yesterday (allegedly)…PEYTON MANNING (broncos) still looking like shakiest gun in the west KIRK COUSINS (washingotn) looked effective in audition for QB job…..GIANTS looked like they were ready to watch something else instead of JETS…..sheeeesh !!!!….those extra long extra points gonna be something to watch……CORDARRELLE PATTERSON (vikings) ran that kick return back nicely !!!!…like TYLER LOCKETTE (seahawks)……still waiting for MELVIN GORDON (chargers)…..STEVE SMITH (ravens) ejected from preseason game….so you know season is not far away….MATT RYAN (falcons) sacked four times in first half…psst watch NDAMUKONG SUH (dolphins) this season….NICK FOLES (rams) needs better protection and more disciplined line…..ummm..which team is TIM TEBOW (eagles) gonna be on next ????….STEELERS need to work somethings out….MICHAEL VICK looked decent …needs more time with playbook…..BRONCOS need to work on O LINE…..JAY CUTLER (bears) dooin work this preseason……keep that on the low…cause he sure is…ZERO POINTS for BEARS starters on offense…….will discuss tomorrow on AFTER FURTHER REVIEW 2.0 aka THE SIDELINE PASS (8-10pm/WACKO BOB NETWORK….646-478-5337)……come thru cause its NFL PREVIEW SHOW time——->AFC preview tomorrow….NFC preview next week….. PHI 39 GB 26….CLE 31 TB 7….NE 17 CAR 16….DET 22 JAX 17….KC 34 TEN 10….BUF 43 PIT 19….MIN 28 DAL 14….MIA 13 ATL 9….NYJ 28 NYG 18….WAS 31 BAL 13….CIN 21 CHI 10….IND 24 STL 14….SEA 16 SD 15….DEN 19 SF 12….HOU 27 NO 13….ARI 30 OAK 23…. ((NCAAF)) MONTANA 38 NORTH DAKOTA STATE 35….one yard TD run by JOEY COUNTS ON fourth/goal with 2 seconds left to knock off defending four TIME champion NORTH DAKOTA STATE…..college football got off to a very exciting start.. ((WNBA)) SHOCK 76(sims 30) FEVER 70(catchings 22/13)….SPARKS 60(lavender 24) STARS 52(perkins 15)….SUN 72(bone 25) SKY 68(vandersloot 18)….LYNX 71(moore 28) MERCURY 61(bonner 15)….STORM 69(loyd 18) MYSTICS 59(latta 12)……PLAYOFF TEAMS….EAST ((LIBERTY…SKY)) two spots left…..WEST ((LYNX…MERCURY…SHOCK)) one spot left…… ((CFL)) MONTREAL ALOUETTES 26 HAMILTON TIGER CATS 23 EDMONTON ESKIMOS 38 TORONTO ARGONAUTS 15 CALGARY STAMPEDERS 36 WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 8 OTTAWA RED BLACKS 35 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS 13 ((BOXING)) SHANE MOSELY over RICARDO MAYORGA (6th round KO)……yawn !!! LEO SANTA CRUZ(champ) over ABNER MARES in a very good fight..and it is worthy of a rematch….and it looks as if LSC maybe a fixture in featherweight division…..FIGHT OF YEAR candidate….we shall see !!!! ((SOCCER)) MLS SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2 PORTLAND TIMBERS 1 NEW YORK RED BULLS 3 DC UNITED 0 EAST leaders—–DC UNITED (44pts) WEST leaders—–LA GALAXY (46pts) MLB GAME of the day GIANTS (peavy) v DODGERS (anderson) TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “DWYCK” – GANGSTARR feat NICE and SMOOTH its MONDAY…..you already know what it is !!!!!!! the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!!…….AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports