Raymond Mencke Jr

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Devils Win

February 8th 2013 02:59
The New Jersey Devils won again tonight. They defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning at home by a score of 4-2. It was a 2-1 game until late in the third period when the Devils scored two power play goals to clinch the victory. Andy Greene and Patrik Elias scored 14 second apart to put the Devils up 4-1.

Ilya Kovalchuk put the Devils in front 2-1 with a shorthanded goal late in the second period. It was his third goal of the season. Adam Henrique opened the scoring with his third goal of the season early in the second period.

Nate Thompson and Matt Carle had the Lightning goals. The Devils outshot the Lightning 27-19. The Devils improved to 6-1-3 while the Lightning fell to 6-4. The team will play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon at the Rock.

Nets fall to Lakers

February 6th 2013 16:05
The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Los Angeles Lakers last night in Brooklyn by a 92-83 score last night. The backcourt of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson failed to show up again as they combined for 26 points on nine field goals made. You really have to wonder when these two are ever going to show up this season.

Brook Lopez had a monster game with 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Nets. He added three blocks as well. The team got nothing from the bench as they managed 14 points. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 21 points and Steve Nash had 17.

This was the Nets first loss against a team with a record under .500. The Nets dropped to 28-20 on the season while the Lakers improved to 23-26. The Nets will be in Detroit tonight to take on the Pistons.

Parcells and the Jets

February 3rd 2013 00:18
Bill Parcells has advanced to a pool of 10 former players or coaches who are eligible for introduction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Parcells is in his second year of eligibility. Parcells coached the New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys during his 20-year career.

Bill Parcells
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The coach was well established by the time he got to the Jets but he gave the franchise credibility and a foundation for success they never had before. He led the team to the 1998 AFC Championship Game where they fell to the Denver Broncos after completing a 12-4 regular season. This was the last season the Jets have hosted a playoff game.

The Jets were 1-15 in 1996 under Rich Kotite and were considered a laughing stock around the league. Parcells immediately turned the team around as they went 9-7 in 1997. The Jets actually had a chance to make the postseason that season but they lost their regular season finale to the Detroit Lions by a 13-10 score.

The team broke out in 1998 winning the AFC East. They started 2-3 but finished the season winning 10 of their last 11 games. Vinny Testaverde played 14 games that season throwing 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Jets had a 10-0 lead going into halftime of the AFC Championship but the Broncos scored 23 points in the second half to win the game and the eventual Super Bowl.

Parcells made his name as a Giant but the Jets have had their most success since Parcells took over and have continued long after his departure. Itís not a matter of if Parcells will get into the Hall but when. He coached the Jets three years and finished with a regular season mark of 29-19 which is the best winning percentage for any coach in the teamís history.

Ex-Jets in Super Bowl

February 2nd 2013 04:29
Three former New York Jets will vie for a Super Bowl win on Sunday. Center Jonathan Goodwin starts for the San Francisco 49ers while James Ihedigbo is a backup safety on the Baltimore Ravens. Emanuel Cook also played for the Jets but heís currently on injured reserve for the Ravens.

Goodwin was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft from the University of Michigan. He played for the team from 2002 through 2005. He was a backup lineman who played in 59 games with the team. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints in 2006 and won a Super Bowl with the team in 2009. This is his second season in San Francisco

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Nets Blown Out

January 31st 2013 21:37
The Nets proved last night that they are still far away from competing for an NBA Championship after being blown out at home by the Miami Heat. The Heat won all three games against the Nets this season and not one of the games was competitive. The Nets will now play the Chicago Bulls at home on Friday.

This loss was troublesome because you can almost understand getting blown out on the road but not at home in a game you wanted to really stack yourself up against. The Nets are undefeated against sub-.500 teams but are 10-19 against teams with a winning record. This is not the mark of a good team

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2013 Jet Receivers

January 27th 2013 03:11
One big area the New York Jets failed to develop in 2012 was the wide receivers. Injuries and uneven play haunted the team throughout the season. The crop of wide receivers left a lot to be desired and needs to be upgraded next year.

The best receiver for the Jets in 2012 was second year man Jeremy Kerley. Kerley caught 56 passes for 827 yards and two scores after only catching 29 balls his rookie year. Kerley also averaged 14.8 yards a catch and really emerged after Santonio Holmes was hurt. Kerley is signed through 2014

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Nets Win Again

January 24th 2013 03:40
The Nets moved to a Ĺ game behind the Knicks for the top spot in the Atlantic Division tonight after they defeated the Timberwolves 91-83. The Nets improved to 26-16 on the season and continue to pile up the wins since P.J. Carlesimo took over as the coach. They are 12-2 since the team fired Avery Johnson.

Brook Lopez scored 22 points to lead the team and moved closer to making his first ever All-Star team. The reserves will be announced tomorrow. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 18 in the win as well

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Super Bowl set

January 23rd 2013 01:35
Super Bowl XLVII is now se after some very good football over the weekend. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the first game on Sunday 28-24. The Falcons had a 17-0 lead in the second quarter but for the second straight week they blew a lead. This time they could never recapture the offensive onslaught they started with.

Julio Jones had a huge game for the Falcons as he caught 11 passes for 182 yards and two scores. Roddy White added 100 yards on seven catches. Matt Ryan threw for 396 yards with three touchdowns in the loss

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Jets Hire Idzik

January 19th 2013 16:22
After a long and thorough search, the New York Jets named John Idzik their new general manager yesterday. Idzik was formerly the VP of football administration of the Seattle Seahawks. He previously held posts with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals as well. Idzikís father, John, was the offensive coordinator for the Jets in the late 1970ís.

The final candidates in the search appeared to be Idzik, Omar Khan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Scott Cohen. Cohen was the only in-house candidate to interview. The Jets had been looking for a replacement for Mike Tannenbaum who was fired the day after the season ended

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Breaking down the Defensive Line

January 18th 2013 11:03
The New York Jets finished the 2012 season with six defensive linemen on the roster and could possibly return everyone next season. The defensive line might not be the strongest unit on the team but it has the brightest future.
Quinton Coples started off slow but came on strong in the second half to conclude a very good rookie season. Coples was the teams first round pick out of North Carolina in the 2012 NFL Draft. Coples finished his season with 30 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He played in all sixteen games making two starts. Expect him to be a starter next season.

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Recent Comments

Comment by Raymond Mencke Jr
on Mets end losing streak

July 20th 2012 20:26
Absolutely not, their bullpen is just too awful for them to make a run. It's actually amazing that they are over .500 if you think about it.

The middle of the lineup has been pretty bad all year. Ike Davis, although he has 14 homeruns, is hitting around .200. Lucas Duda has 13 home runs but he's only hitting around .240 and I think every Met fan wishes Jason Bay was off the team.

The bullpen is the worst in baseball as last time I checked they had 19 losses which is beyond belief.

I'd say they're sellers but what exactly would they sell? The most valuable piece they might have is Scott Hairston but I don't see them getting much for him either

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Comment by Anonymous
on Mets Injury Woes

April 25th 2012 13:36
I think you're right, it's unbelievable the amount of injuries. I was just looking at your blog, good stuff.

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Comment by Raymond Mencke Jr
on Changing my mind on Dwight Howard

March 1st 2012 14:08
Thank you, I appreciate it

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Comment by Raymond Mencke Jr
on The Streaking Devils

February 24th 2012 20:00
No way the Devils trade Parise at the deadline. They've never traded a potential FA in the past and I can't see them doing it this season with the way they've been playing. They've let Gomez, Gionta, Rafalski, Paul Martin, etc all walk after the season.

It's definitely time they develop a goalie, hopefully Kinkaid, Wedgewood or Frazee will pan out.

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