Friday, February 24, 2017

The Glaring Problem with the NBA #Basketball

It's amazing when you think about the games-played difference between the major sports. MLB plays 162 games a year, the NBA and NHL each play 82 games per year then there's the NFL which only plays 16 regular season games per year.

This is not even including playoffs! The NHL playoffs seem to last forever, great for die-hard hockey fans but what a grind. I love how the NFL is lose one playoff game and go home but I understand how the sports are different and it takes winning a series in the other major sports to win a championship.

Here's what's crazy about the NBA right now. There are three teams with a losing record that would be in the playoffs if they started today! In the Eastern Conference you have the Chicago Bulls (28-29) and the Detroit Pistons (28-30) and in the Western Conference there's the Denver Nuggets with a 25-32 record sitting in the 8th playoff seed.

To put that in perspective consider that the Golden State Warriors currently have 23 more wins than the Nuggets. Is there any doubt at this stage of the season that the Warriors are going back to the finals? There's nothing wrong with that but it's sort of a buzzkill, where's the drama?

"You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball." - Bob Knight
NBA Western Conference Standings
I've often heard people say things like "you only need to watch the last two minutes of a basketball game," or "just show me the highlights." They're not kidding either.

The NBA is also more of a player-driven league. Players have a bigger impact of where they want to play which is a complete 180 of the NFL. Just look at the Nuggets who did try to acquire Paul George and apparently made a big time offer but couldn't pull it off.

Whereas defensive star Jamie Collins was traded five games into the season from the Patriots to the Browns with little or no warning. Just like, hey, pack your bags you're now a Cleveland Brown. From 1st place to last place just like that.

Then you look at Kevin Durant going from the Thunder to the Warriors and a lot of people didn't like that. Like he gets hate for it. I think it was pretty cool of KD to go play for the so-called enemy. Kudos to him. That was an interesting story and one that will certainly make a Warriors-Thunder playoff series a doozy!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

iPhone Calendar Icon Missing: How To Get It Back

So you're native iPhone calendar icon went missing...or you deleted it. No worries, it's easy to get it back and you do not need to reset your phone.  📱

Open the App Store > search Calendar App > find the Apple Calendar app and install it. Viola!

If that doesn't work there is another way. Text yourself a date such as March 1.

Tap that date when you receive the text and you should be prompted to open it in the calendar. Do so. Since your calendar has presumably been removed it should ask to take you to the App Store. Do this then install the calendar app. It's that simple.

Apple Calendar App in the App Store

I have restored the calendar app on iPhones using both methods so I know that you do not need to reset your iPhone like some posts out there suggest. Have a nice day!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Denver Broncos Quarterback Situation: Siemian, Lynch Or...

Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian
Do the Broncos really have a quarterback controversy? I don't think so and here's why. As I have previously stated as far as the Broncos are concerned Just Say No To Tony Romo. The Broncos have two talented young QB's on their roster and that's who they need to focus on.

I don't think a free agent QB is the solution in Denver.

Mike McCoy has rejoined the Broncos as their Offense Coordinator and that's a good thing for them. McCoy has shown what Rick Dennision didn't, the ability to adjust and get the most out of his QB's.

(Disclaimer: Yes, I'm a Patriots fan but I live in Denver and that's why I also talk about the Broncos)

I believe Trevor Siemian will be the starting quarterback for the Broncos in the upcoming season. The only real knock on Trevor is that he has seemed a bit fragile.🚑 Otherwise he has shown poise, good pocket movement, accurate passing and good leadership.

It's harder to breakdown Lynch because what little we've seen of him in a real NFL game he was limited by the coaching staff. They didn't let him just go out and sling it. The game plan was very limited when Lynch did get to see some playing time when Trevor was out.

With a new head coach and new coordinators this could change. Elway very well could have told Vance Joseph that they need to get Lynch in as the starter. I don't think that has happened though. Nor do I think Elway would put his foot down like that.

Looking back at the Broncos last game of the 2016 regular season it does appear Gary Kubiak did though. During the week leading up to the final game he said both quarterbacks would get playing time and we all know what happened. Only Siemian played while Lynch sat and watched. Of course, Siemian was Gary's guy while Lynch is Elway's guy. Gary's now gone and Elway does call the shots so, we'll see.