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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Posted: April 9, 2013 by dontbeskerritt in College Basketball, Games, Hockey, MLB, NBA, NCAA, NHL
College Basketball's One Shining Moment

College Basketball’s One Shining Moment

I won’t start this post with a glowing tribute to college basketball.  Before the masterpiece that was the National Championship game, college basketball looked to be in big trouble.  Poor play, awful officiating, coaches kicking players, it was not a good time to be a college basketball defender.  The tournament, with the exception of Florida Gulf Coast and a couple of games here and there, was a clunker.  Even the Michigan-Syracuse game became a letdown, limping to finish behind spotty decision-making on the floor, on the bench, and by the refs.

But then Monday night happened and showed us the best of basketball.

Suddenly this time of year, from the middle of March to June, was shoved back to the forefront as the best time for sport fans.  Forget the beginning of football season, college and pro, or December to February.  This time is the time for sports fans and Monday night reminded us of that.  The game between Michigan and Louisville had athleticism, talent, and coaching all at its best.  A rocking dome, with the Fab Five in attendance added frosting to the cake.  A movie like performance by Spike Albrecht, who came off the bench averaging 1.6 points per game, then proceeded to drop 17 points easily in the first half, then MOP Luke Hancock bringing his team back with 4 straight 3s (and Phil Jackson’s commentary on twitter about momentum).  Then the 2nd half, with Allen Ive- I mean Trey Burke bounce up and down off the canvas trying to push his team to victory (Burke easily was the best player on the court and it wasn’t even close).  Peyton Siva, with an all-world performance in the battle of some of the best backcourts in the country.  In the end, Louisville’s mental toughness won out over Michigan’s youthful exuberance.  The only thing missing was a last-second shot opportunity to cap it off.  What a treat to the sports fans, at least those that were able to stay up and watch.

Even Mascots Love This Time of Year

Even Mascots Love This Time of Year

But this is just the beginning of this glorious time of year.  Baseball started last week, and the storylines are already forming with the Battle of LA, Cano signing with Jay-Z, the Yankees and Red Sox being trash, the Big Red Machine, the two nice Upton Brothers, Washington’s Rise, and the Astros and Marlins competing for being the worst team ever.  This week the Masters starts, and Tiger Woods has his life together seemingly, because he has his game back.  Later this month, the NHL starts their playoffs, which is arguably the most dramatic games of the year, especially if and when the game goes to overtime.  Not to mention the Kentucky Derby at the beginning of May if you like to participate in America’s greatest pastime; gambling.

Finally, in two weeks, the greatest basketball players in the world start their tournament, in what projects to be the another fantastic NBC playoffs.  The West looks wide open, from the number one seed down to the five.  Yes, I included Memphis because not having Rudy Gay makes them better.  Heck, if the Lakers get in (and even me, the diabolical Laker hater wants the purple and gold to get mollywhopped in the playoffs) that could be intriguing at least.  In the East, let’s not pretend we are not dying for a Heat-Knicks showdown in the Conference Finals, especially with Carmelo hitting the B button 7 times, then going up, Y, B before each game.  Just to hear that Madison Square Garden organ in meaningful playoff games (and wins, they’ve only had 1 in 12 years), is life for NBA fans.

From the great sports on TV, great weather outside to turn into a weekend warrior, Iron Man 3, and the return of the sundress, this is probably the greatest time of year for the Mancave  Now if we can get Phil Jackson to tweet all about it to make it even better.


The Scientific Video Game

Posted: November 6, 2011 by LBC in Games, Geek Boy

Welcome back folks. A slight break from football and kitchens etc… I have always been somewhat of a scientific nerd. I always like doing different experiments in my house as a kid just to see what would happen. I am not good at it though. I am usually the guy who ends up breaking something because I tried to wire my phone to my TV, and then attach a high definition soundbar to it or something crazy like that. However, if you read the following article, the idea of using video games (something fun) to figure out complex scientific processes should intrigue you. Remember that Rubix’s cube you had as a child, but could never solve, but for some reason you kept trying? Imagine that if you solved something similar you actually helped someone cure a previously incurable disease. Carnegie Mellon is using a computer based video game in which gamers help scientist further understand protein synthesis. Enough of my blabbering just read for yourself.

Why Video Games Are The Key To Modern Science

COD – MW 3

Posted: November 6, 2011 by LBC in Games, Geek Boy, PS3, XBOX

The time has finally arrived! Are you about THAT life?

The most anticipated game ever is back. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. It is a continuation of MW2 released in 2009. Remember your boy “Soap” in MW2 he is back so prepare your lives. It is time! This game is a must buy for you true video gamers out there. Not only for the visual display this year will have, but also the overall gameplay will be the best yet. Campaign mode will be just as spectacular as it always is featuring battles in America, France, and Germany. The online experience have been enhanced so make sure you have your headset because the trash talk will begin 11/8/11. Check out the trailer.

For my fanatic online players as myself. Call of Duty Elite this year opens many new possibilities to show exactly how good you are in this game. It has a free service and a paid version. The free version will have features of keeping your lifetime statistics, and also a social network integration. Amazing how the social network craze has moved into video games. This allows you to compare stats amongst all COD players, and stats are comparable cross platform. #TeamPS3 versus #TeamXbox. We are not able to play online cross platform yet, this feature just simply allows us to network and compare stats. The paid version which is $50 a year gives you access to monthly downloadable packages to add on your online experience as well daily competitions with virtual and real life prizes.

If you enjoy games involving strategy, teamwork, with immense violence. This is the game for you. I advise you to go get this game, learn those maps and develop your strategies this year. Personally, I will be working on unlocking “overkill” which will allow me to carry to primary weapons! Can you imagine me running around with the M16 in one hand and the AK47 in other? LOL.

Ladies I hate to break it you, but this means we will be in our ManCaves even more, please do not disrupt us as we attempt to “mirk” our enemies. Disturb us and you might get “Mirked” after being sent #BTTK! (I’m just joking about the mirk portion lol)>

Battlefield 3 is released on 10/25/2011

Watch the Trailer

We at TheManCave06 recommend that you have an awesome TV with full 1080p blu ray capability at your disposable. You wonder why? This is one post of many that will explain to you why we suggest this as the only option for your ManCave. It may seem very primitive, but we men are aggressive and we all enjoy some sort of violence. It is a manlaw, we don’t ask questions we just accept it. Battlefield 3 will appease that appetite. Battlefield 3 will be an amazing game to add to the collection in your cave. Not only because of the complexity the game will bring, but also the graphics along with that great surround sound system you have this game will be sure to turn your ManCave into an amazing Battlefield. If you are the type of person who enjoys a strategy, and a little thought/tactics put into how you would kill someone in a war. This is the game for you. Many new features, and weapons, have been added and this is expected to be one of the games of the year! Ladies I know you are feeling really neglected during this time, but don’t worry your time will come. If you are not at a loss of words after playing this game, I at least guarantee you will be at a lost of words just on how amazing the game looks and sounds in that ManCave. I hope you enjoy the extended gameplay and the new and improved online play in this game. TheManCave06 recommends Battlefield 3.

*If you reserve it you can get the expansion pack for free!