NBA 2K16-6: Roanoke Railguns, Coasting and Splashing

a season of association… Even Oladipo gets the swarm defense treatment. No quarter given   The Roanoke Railguns (17-6, including 3-3 record in computer-simulated games) are 2nd in the power rankings, behind Oklahoma City. Team chemistry is rated at 34% ???    Everyone on the team seemed to be unsettled or plain ole angry and…

NBA 2K16-4: Roanoke Railguns, Seventy-Win Season Stiil Technically Possible

a season of association… Turning down the foul sensitivity on this game was a good decision. We aren’t gaming experts and don’t plan to spend months mastering NBA 2K16… just want to splash some long range shots and fastbreaks. Then I’m out… this is just an exhibition… The Roanoke Railguns are winning most every game…

5 Great Things about the 2018 NFL Divisional Round

The 2017-18 NFL conference championships put the Patriots vs. the Jaguars, and the Eagles vs. the Vikings. Here are five things that mildly thrilled me leading up to pro football’s “final four.” #1: Hooray for disrespected quarterbacks that beat the all-timers. New England’s Tom Brady is a no-brainer first-ballot Hall of Famer already. The other…

NBA 2K16-3: Roanoke Railguns, Pickpocket Central

Chicago Bulls [3-0] at Roanoke Railguns [1-2]   We decided to simulate this game, figuring that the action would be watchable. Most gamers have played such sports titles that allow us to see CPU v CPU. Sometimes it is entertaining and/or a teaching moment. Although I am aware that sitting back with a beverage and…

The Slow and Deliberate Dismantling of Michael Jordan, Part II

Killing MJ, Part I Let us tally the points against Michael Jordan’s legacy. Number one: He was very good, but only because he had the right pieces around him. Except, that is true of every champion athlete. No one ever said Jordan did it all alone, yet every MJ legacy critic sets that straw man…