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Your NBA Playoffs Update

May 8, 2009

We here at the North End Zone like to give time to all sports. So here is your NBA Playoffs update:

-Everyone is suspended.
-It’s still the first round.
-It’ll be over by October.
-Click here for any other details.

Is Shawn Kemp still on the SuperSonics?

Maryland Game 9 recap

November 8, 2008
You want a recap of that awesomeness? Go to ESPN.
We just spent today working while hungover, thank you very much Charlie Daniels karoake.
Some thoughts on last night’s game?
Only one:
Greg Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooone

We are on the crab.

That is all.


Was there any doubt?


September 13, 2007

So Saturday night happened… whatever. We are 0-0 in conference. We win the conference, we go to a huge bowl. It ‘s as simple as that.

LSU was not a The biggest game of our season will be at Georgia Tech. If we had won that game last year and lost to Clemson, we’d have played Wake for the ACC title.

Good things to come out of Saturday’s game:

  1. Tyrod, obviously.
  2. Stinespring is closer to being let go. Not that he will, but at least more people will be calling for it.
  3. Everyone can shutup about the National Championship.

Prior to 9:15 pm, Saturday was one of the greatest football days in recent memory. There were so many big games. So many close games. So many upsets. In the end, at least we aren’t Notre Dame or Michigan.

Is anyone out there (besides the alums/fans) not enjoying this downfall? I love the 70 year old sportswriters that can’t believe their eyes. Isn’t Notre Dame required to be good? Right? Like in the 40s?

The Michigan debacle has proved pretty obviously just how much crap the preseason polls are. #5 in the country 2 weeks ago; not a single vote this week.

Anyways, there are some things I came out of this weekend with. Here they are.

Rules for life:

There is to be no talk of a National Championship until we win a BCS bowl game. We have not won a BCS bowl game since December 31, 1995. 4 years later, we lost to Florida State for the National Championship. But let’s be honest, we haven’t done much in the big bowls since. Before we can talk about winning the big one, we need to win some bigger ones. Once you win a BCS game, you have 6 or 7 years to legitimately expect a chance at the National Championship. We’re on our 12th.

You are still allowed to whine about our offense, even when the defense gives up 48 points. So Foster was off for a game. Stinespring has been off for 6 years.

Do not stay at home to watch a big game. Unless you are actually at the game, go to a bar. It’s a good atmosphere when you’re winning, and the hard liquor is close if you’re losing.

Run. The. Ball. If you run the ball, you control the clock.

Put two TVs in your living room. Just do it. There is too much good football on at one time. And when football’s not on, you can still watch TV while playing NBA Jam T.E.

Live. Laugh. Love. Run the football. Learn the rules, use the rules.

With that said, this may in fact be my last post. I am attending the WVU-Maryland game tonight in College Park… with 3 WVU people. Stupid Congress, not giving me the body armour I truly need.

How good is the computer in NHL ’94?

August 31, 2007

Like all good Americans, I still own a Super Nintendo with a working version of one of the greatest sports games of all time (greatest hockey game, certainly): NHL ’94.

My roommates and I would stay up late, completely engrossed in our battles. The games usually finished with the loser cussing out digital versions of Ulf Samuelsson or Paul Coffey for skating the wrong way.

Well, we recently went our separate ways, and I’ve been left to play NHL ’94 alone. I may sound like a loser, but…. well, I am. After destroying the East All Stars (played by the computer) with the Florida Panthers (the 1994 Panthers, mind you), I thought that the computer may not be very good at this game.

So I performed a small experiment. I set my team as Florida, and the computer as the East All Stars. However, this time, I did not touch the controller.

If my player got the puck, he stood there until someone hit him or took it. I merely hit start to begin each period. Some called me crazy. Some will call me a genius.

What was the result?

The Panthers lost 1-0.

Jagr scored for the East on a one-timer with about 2 minutes left in the game.

Other stats:

  • East was 1/23 shooting. Florida was 0/0 (shockingly)
  • The All Stars had one breakaway, which they missed.
  • The All Stars won the body check statistic 43 to 5.
  • Florida actually won the faceoff battle 13 to 12 (???). No, really.
  • Each team got a penalty, though the one on Florida was a bullcrap holding call.
  • Mario put Joe Cirella out for the game with his roughing penalty. Who is Cirella, you ask? Someone out there has probably bought a car, a house or insurance from him.

So this pretty much proves that any of those “practices” I had playing the computer were worthless. I debated picking up the controller with a minute left in game, but that would have ruined objectivity of this highly scientific experiment.

I guess I’ll just have to go back to NBA Jam T.E.

He’s on fire!!