drummerJ99 got a reaction from Chris in I cannot take this site seriously
To be fair, most those aren't reviews. Those are user ratings scores. It's much easier to just click a rating then to actually put that rating into words. I'd guess that skews the ratings higher. Most games don't appear to have reviews on this site. But the site is nice for documenting what all games are out there. Then I normally go to Steam|YouTube|MetaCritic and google to see reviews for the game. I prefer to find sites with more then just one persons thoughts on the game.
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The Kentucky Colonels started their expansion season by hosting the Toronto Raptors inside the KFC Yum! Center. The Colonels made it halfway close after heading into the half trailing by 24 points, 64-40 but still picked up the 110-99 loss.
The first quarter was all Toronto as the Raptors jumped out to a 31-15 lead. The Colonels shot just 4-of-20 from the field. Power forward Hunter Tyson was a perfect 5-of-5 shooting. 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc. On the other end of that, Monte Morris went 0-for-5.
Tyson ended the first half with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. For Toronto small forwards Scottie Barnes and Jalen McDaniels led the way with 13 points. Barnes on 5-of-10 shooting and McDaniels 6-of-8 shooting.
Kentucky cut the lead to to 17 at the end of the third quarter before finishing with the 11-point loss. Center Jakob Poeltl led the Raptors with 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and 1-of-3 from the free throw line while grabbing 11 rebounds. Barnes finished the game with 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting while going 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Fred VanVleet, who scored only six points in the first half, finished the game with 16 points while having a perfect night shooting. VanVleet went 5-of-5 from the field, 2-of-2 from the free throw line, and 4-of-4 from beyond the arc.
Hunter Tyson led the way for Kentucky with 14 points in the second half to finish with 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting and 8-of-16 from beyond the arc. Shooting guard Christian Braun scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting while going 2-of-6 from beyond the arc and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. Braun also grabbed 10 rebounds with two assists.
16,125 fans were in attendance tonight inside KFC Yum! Center to see the Kentucky Colonels pick up their first win in franchise history, as they hold on for the 4-point 102-97 win. Kentucky led by just two at the half.
Shooting guard Peyton Watson led the Colonels in the first half, scoring 14 points, going 6-of-11 from the field, while also grabbing six rebounds. Shooting guard Christian Braun added eight points on 3-of-11 shooting with four rebounds.
Point guard Devin Booker and power forward Robert Covington both scored 12 points to led the Suns. Booker on 2-of-10 shooting while connecting on seven of his eight free throw attempts. Booker finished the game with 34 points, double more than anyone one else on the Suns. Booker went 11-of-26 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line while dishing out five assists with 11 rebounds. Kevin Durant scored 15 points with eight rebounds and four assists. Robert Covington scored 12 points off the bench. Shooting 4-of-11 from the field and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc.
For the Colonels, every starter would finish the game in double-digit points. Braun led the way with 19 points on 8-of-21 shooting while going 3-of-10 from beyond the arc. Braun also grabbed eight rebounds with two steals. Center Day’Ron Sharpe scored 15 points with 12 rebounds, while also dishing out five assists. Sharpe went 7-of-16 from the field and 1-of-2 from the free throw line. Watson added only one point off the bench in the second half to finish with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting and 2-of-6 from beyond the arc. Watson also grabbed seven rebounds with two assists and two steals.
It wasn’t all good for Kentucky, as the Colonels lost PG Payton Pritchard with a sore back and PF Trayce Jackson-Davis with a sprained toe. Pritchard is expected to miss six days, and Jackson-Davis is expected to miss 10 days.
Defense was optional Friday night inside the KFC Yum! Center as both the Washington Wizards and Kentucky Colonels light up the scoreboard. The Colonels were able to outlast the Wizards 142-131 to pick up the 11-point win.
The teams combined for 152 points in the opening half, as the Colonels took a six-point 79-73 lead into the locker room. Point guard Monte Morris and small forward Luguentz Dort both scored 16 points in the half. Dort went 6-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc with three assists and three steals. Morris went 7-of-10 and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc while dishing out nine assists.
For the Wizards, shooting guard Jordan Poole scored 21 points, going 6-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc while shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Center Christian Wood scored 17 points with five rebounds. Wood shot 8-of-11 from the field and made his only three-point attempt. Small forward Bilal Coulibaly was held scoreless in the first half.
The Wizards had seven turnovers in the first half, compared to just two for Kentucky. Washington shot better from the field 62% compared to 57% for Kentucky. Kentucky added two points to their lead by the time the third period ended, 114-106 before finishing with the 11-point win.
Three starters for Kentucky finished with 25 or more points. Power forward Hunter Tyson led the way matching his season high of opening night, scoring 28 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Tyson also went 6-of-10 from beyond the arc and 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Luguentz Dort finished with a season-high of 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting while going 7-of-8 from the free throw line, with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Monte Morris had his best game of the young season, scoring 22 points with 16 assists. Morris went 8-of-17 from the field while going 4-of-5 from the free throw line.
Shooting guard Jordan Poole was all over the court tonight the Wizards. Poole scored 46 points with nine rebounds and eight assists. Poole went 15-of-22 from the field, 10-of-16 from beyond the arc and a perfect 6-of-6 from there free throw line. Center Christian Wood scored 27 points with eight rebounds. Brandon Clarke rounded out the top scorers for Washington, scoring 17 points with eight rebounds and four assists.
The Kentucky Colonels close out the opening week of the 2024-25 NBA Season by hosting the winless Miami Heat. The Heat opened the season losing 124-116 to the Lakers before losing 124-125 to the Magic.
The Colonels headed into the locker room with a six-point 53-47 lead. Small forward Luguentz Dort led the way with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting while going perfect 3-for-3 from the free throw line. Dort also grabbed four rebounds in the first half. Christian Braun and Hunter Tyson added eight points each. Braun also grabbed six rebounds.
Offseason acquisition Russell Westbrook, led the Miami Heat with 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting while going 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. Westbrook also had four rebounds. Center Drew Eubanks added eight points and shooting guard Duncan Robinson added seven. Robinson went a perfect 3-of-3 from the field and made the only three point he attempted.
The Colonels shot worse in the second half to end the game shooting 40% from the field and 20% from beyond the arc, compared to 46% and 32% respectively for the Heat. The Heat made it close and drew within three points with three minutes remaining but the Colonels were able to hold on for the 107-100 win.
Tyson & Braun both ended the game with 19 points each for Kentucky. Tyson also grabbed two rebounds while shooting 7-of-20 from the field. Braun went 9-of-21 from the field and just 1-of-7 from beyond the arc while also grabbing 12 rebounds. Day’Ron Sharpe and Monte Morris both scored 15 points. Sharpe grabbed 15 rebounds while Morris had five assists.
After not scoring a single point in the first half, Bam Adebayo scored 20 points in the second half to lead the Miami Heat, while grabbing six rebounds. Adebayo went 5-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line. Russell Westbrook ended the game with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Jaime Jaquez Jr. & Tyler Herro added 12 points each. Herro also grabbed nine rebounds with eight assists.
drummerJ99 reacted to A.C. in NHL: Reborn
Five active teams have yet to make a Stanley Cup Finals appearance. Three of these teams have remained in the same location since their inceptions:
Columbus Blue Jackets (20 seasons, 6 playoffs) Minnesota Wild (20 seasons, 11 playoffs, 1 division title) Seattle Kraken (1 season) The other two teams have relocated and have not made the Finals in either location:
Atlanta Thrashers (11 seasons, 1 playoff, 1 division title) / Winnipeg Jets (10 seasons, 5 playoffs) Winnipeg Jets (original team) (17 seasons, 11 playoffs) / Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes (24 seasons, 9 playoffs, 1 division title)
drummerJ99 got a reaction from Chris in Indianapolis Arrows Dynasty (Starting 1986) | OOTP22
With OOTP22 being on sale on Epic Games for $5, I decided it was time ot have some fun in OOTP again. This time instead of a modern dynasty, I'll be doing a "what if" style dynasty. What if the Indianapolis Arrows actually happened in 1986? Art Angotti already had a team name. He had already sold 12,000 season tickets. But Indy didn't have a ballpark and never was able to finalize a deal on one. But what if they had? Welcome to my Indianapolis Arrows Dynasty.
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Introducing the Indianapolis Arrows
About Dynasty: I’ll be using 1986 rosters. Expansion and relocation will be on and will happen as they did in the real world. Drafts will have realistic yearly draft classes & player pool will have potentials being realistic to 1986, for example, Barry Bonds is a 21 year old 5 star CF prospect. But to give it some randomness, there is no guarantee they will top out at what they did in real life.
A copy of the 1985 edition of Indianapolis Sports promoting the Indianapolis Arrows. The year is 1985, Art Angotti, who was known in Indianapolis as the “ultimate entrepreneur” and has worked to bring a Major League Baseball team to the city. Angotti for years has led Artistic Media Partners, which owns 20 radio stations and has promised to bring Major League Baseball to the Circle City.
On the streets of Downtown this summer, it hasn’t been odd to see people walking about wearing Indianapolis Arrows T-shirts. Angotti has been one of them.
A news conference was held in February of this year (1985). Officials from Indianapolis Baseball, Inc. — a group of local investors put together by Angotti, business leaders and philanthropist Thomas Binford — announced the city’s new major league team would be called the Arrows.
The Arrows main logo More than 12,000 people have already purchased season tickets at $50 apiece. Even Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray was the featured speaker at a rally on Monument Circle this year.
Caps and jerseys It has now been announced that Indianapolis Baseball Inc has purchased the Pittsburgh Pirates and will be relocating them to Indianapolis for the 1986 season as the Indianapolis Arrows. Their AAA affiliate will be the Fort Wayne Wizards.
The Arrows will play the newly built 45000 seat Circle City Ballpark.
drummerJ99 got a reaction from Chris in Rise of the Buccos | A Pittsburgh Pirates Dynasty (OOTPGO)
With OOTP GO being released this week, I figured I needed to make a dynasty on it. Think I'll keep up to date and have more fun with it then OOTP on desktop, as if I'm home I'm normally playing The Show and not OOTP. With my local AAA Indy Indians being triple A affiliate of the Pirates, decided to start a dynasty with Pittsburgh.
(PITTSBURGH, PA) --- With the change in weather, it's time for another season in the MLB. The Pirates who haven't made the playoffs since 2015 and has only made the playoffs 3 times since 1992, announced changes the hiring of a new GM. Fans haven't had much to cheer about for a long time in Pittsburgh, management is hoping that changes soon.
The Pirates will be lead by 24 year old Mitch Keller. Keller only played 5 games last season for the Pirates, going 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA. In 2019 he started 19 games in AAA Indianapolis, accumulating a 7-5 record with a 7-5 record.
The player to watch could be 21 year old Luis Oviedo. The question will be whether the young kid can make the leap straight to the majors, has not played higher then A ball before this season.
The fielders will be lead by 24 year old third baseman, Ke'Bryan Hayes. The outfield could be the weak link for the Pirates.
The Buccos start the season with 6 games vs the Chicago Cubs (3 away, 3 at home), with a 3 game series at the Cincinnati Reds in between the 6 Cubs games.
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Trade between Tampa Bay and Boston
Multiple sources are reporting that Tampa Bay and Boston have agreed in principle to a swap that will send: Blake Coleman, LW, 28 to the Bruins with:
3rd Round Draft Pick (Boston), 2021 NHL Entry Draft joining the Lightning.
Tampa Bay’s general manager would not confirm the trade, but a team representative close to the negotiations said the deal is official and is now only awaiting approval from the league.
Matt Duchene has Racked Up 600 Points
Matt Duchene now has 600 points in the NHL. The centre reached this accomplishment in yesterday’s win with his Nashville Predators against the New York Islanders. His stats line for the night was 1 goals and 1 assists for 2 points in 20:41 minutes of ice time in the Nashville 7-2 win over New York.
Trade between Tampa Bay and New York
The Tampa Bay Lightning have made a deal sending: Braydon Coburn, LD, 35 to the New York Rangers for: 3rd Round Draft Pick (NewYork), 2021 NHL Entry Draft
Both sides are said to be pleased with the way the trade worked out.
Mighty Ducks pick up shootout win
The Detriot Red Wings jumped out to a early 2-0 lead in the 1st period. Erik Haula and Filip Hronek both scored their first goals of the season. Vladislav Namestnikov got his first assist of the season on the Haula goal and Danny DeKeyser got his first assist on the Hronek goal.
The Mighty Ducks would get back to within one with just under 7 minutes remaining in the first period when Ryan Getzlaf was able redirect a Silfverberg shot to sneak one past Jimmy Howard. Jakob Silfverb (2) and Rickard Rakell (3) got the assists.
The 2nd period featured only one goal, when 25 year old winger Danton Heinen scored his 7th of the season. The lone assist went to Adam Henrique, his 5th of the season. The teams would remain stalemate throughout the 3rd period and go into overtime tied at 2.
And it would take 3 rounds of the shootout for either team to get one past the opposing goalie when Danton Heinen scored and Tyler Bertuzzi was unable to match him. The Mighty Ducks would take the 3-2 win.
The Mighty Ducks have now won 7 straight games. When head coach Dallas Eakins was able his thoughts on the 7-0 start he said “It’s a long season of ebbs and flows. We will lose one soon and then more then that. We just have to look at the long term future.”
Mighty Ducks double up Islanders
We have no official numbers but I would guess the exits saw alot of action after the 1st period. The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim saw themselves with a 5-0 lead after the first 20 minutes. It started just 1:15 into the game when Derek Grant scored his 2nd of the season with both teams 5 on 5. Maxime Comtois (2) and Kodie Curran (2) picked up the assists. 58 seconds later both Comtois and Curran would pick up assists again, this time on a Carter Rowney goal, his first of the season. It would take another 9 minutes before another goal. This time it was Kodie Curran getting his 1st of the season with the assists going to Derek Grant (3) and Rickard Rakell (4).
At the 14:39 mark Josh Manson would score a shorthanded goal, with the assist going to Hampus Linholm (1). It was the first goal of the year for Manson. With just 2 seconds remaining in the 1st, Ryan Getzlaf would score his 4th of the season with the assist going to Kevin Shattenkirk (2).
The Islanders would get 2 goals back when Josh Bailey got his 1st of the season and Anthony Beauvillier scored his 5th. The Ducks would add another at the 19:34 mark with Nicolas Deslauriers scoring his 1st of the season.
The Islanders would add one midway through the 3rd period but Mighty Ducks take the 6-3 win. Ilya Sorokin started the game in net for the Islanders and lasted 39:35 before being pulled in exchange for Semyon Varlamov. Sorokin allowed 6 goals on 31 shots. Varlamov stopped all 7 shots he faced. John Gibson for the Mighty Ducks stopped 30 of 33.
Shea Weber has Reached 1000 GP
Shea Weber now has 1000 games played in the NHL. The defenceman reached this milestone in yesterday’s loss with his Montreal Canadiens against the
Minnesota Wild. His stats line for the night was 0 assists and 0 goals for 0 points in 25:27 minutes of ice time in the Montreal loss, 4-2 in Minnesota.
Flyers Claim D Mikko Lehtonen From Waivers
Mikko Lehtonen’s (2.0/2.0) National Hockey League career will continue in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Flyers claimed the 26-year-old defenceman today, although it remains unclear what his role and playing time will be with the club.
Agostino Doesn’t Clear Waivers, Claimed by Stars
The Dallas Stars have claimed Kenny Agostino (2.0/2.0) off waivers. The 28 year old LW has 1 goal and 1 assist in his solo game in the AHL this season.
Trade between Buffalo and Arizona
The Sabres and Coyotes have been engaged in a little wheeling and dealing. They have just concluded a trade with: Curtis Lazar, C, 25 (2.0/2.0) going to Arizona in exchange for:
Rights to Elliot Ekefjärd, RW, 18 (0.5/2.0).
Rangers give Mighty Ducks first loss of season
Ryan Getzlaf set a new NHL record, with the quickest goal to open a game in NHL history. Beating Merlyn Phillips and (1926-27) and Doug Smail (1981-82) former record of 5 seconds by scoring just 4 seconds into the game. That ties the 3 previous fastest any period; Claude Provost (2nd period, 1957-58), Denis Savard (3rd period, 1985-86) and James van Riemsdyk (2nd period, 2013-14). The lone assist on the goal for Getzlaf was Rickard Rakell, his 5th of the season.
Filip Chytil would tie it at the 16:55 mark with his 1st of the season, on the power play. Assists went to Adam Fox (2) and Artemi Panarin (8). The Rangers would make it a 2 goal lead in the 2nd period when Filip Chytilk would score his 2nd of the game with assist to Artemi Panarin (9). Just 45 seconds after that goal, Kaapo Kakko (3) would make it 3-1 Rangers. Mika Zibanejad (6) and Pavel Buchnevich (3) with the assists.
Adam Fox (2) would score the lone goal in the 3rd period to make it 4-1 Rangers. Mika Zibanejad (7) and Pavel Buchnevich (4) with the assists.
Igor Shesterkin picked up the win, stopping 25 of 26 shots. John Gibson take his first loss, stopping 38 of 42.