Friday, December 30, 2011

Celtics down but not Ofer

What's happening family ! It's your man the Czar. Today I want to talk about the aging but still adept Boston Celtics. The Celtics are having a ruff run right now but I think they will recover to play some descent basketball IF they address these key concerns.

Oh Yeah be on the lookout for the SIMNATION radio show Friday Jan 6th, 2012 on SIM is a lifestyle !!!

Enjoy !

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dallas Havericks

What's happening family. Basketball to the left of us. Basketball to the right of us... It's a wonderful time to be a hoop fiend.

Today I wanted to talk about the gaping hole in the Dallas Mavericks defense. This is a team who allowed 3 key players to walk from a championship team. The problem as I see it is that these were the exact three key pieces they could ill afford to leave. ( I would include Caron but he was not apart of the championship run.) You subtract Caron, JJ, Stevenson and Chandler and replace them with the likes of Vince Carter and Lamar Odom and you once again have a "soft" team that lacks toughness.

JJ Barea, Stevenson, and Chandler brought heart, grit, and determination to the Mavericks. All of which appear to be missing as the champs raised their new banner, and as NBA teams raise welts on their behind in this early part of the season.

Some players impact is greater than the stat sheet. For the Mavs Chandler was that type of player.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Fast Model Sports Technology Play of the Day CHI 25 Punch

What's happening family ? Hope all who celebrated have a wonderful Holiday !!! Today were back with our @fastmodel play of the day. Today we will show a play the Chicago Bulls ran a few times yesterday called 25 Punch. This is a quick post play they run often to get the ball into Boozer. In yesterday's game you also saw them use it as an early offense play for a quick pin post for Boozer.

Enjoy !

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fast Model Sports Technology Play of the Day 71 Knicks 5 X Option

What's happening family ? Back with our play of the day for @fastmodel today we reach back into the history of the game to bring you the 1971 Knicks 5 X Option.

The Princeton offense was inspired by the set's ran by the 70's Knicks and Celtics. Those offensive set's emphasized the team game and sharing the basketball. While not the complete offense this set does give you a few simple options out of the initial action.

Enjoy !

Friday, December 16, 2011

Patch 1.04

What's good family ? President Czar back again after Patchgate. As with every patch some things were left out and some things were actually made better. Today's video will briefly highlight a couple of the things I dislike and few of the things Czar is enjoying about the patch.

There were definitely more things adjusted than mentioned in the patch notes. With 2K there almost always are. Thanks for visiting !

Enjoy !

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

NBA2K12 Xbox 360 3 MB Update... Patch or no Patch

What's happening family ?

So the story is this. Ronnie 2k and crew say there will be a patch out today. MS usually sends out the updates at 2:00 am PST 5:00 EST. When the PS3 family received their gameplay patch it was 47 MB. The one we received for the X360 is only 3.

WTF is it 2K ? LOL. I mean it's almost comical at this point. Of course in their defense it is still early on the left coast so they are not awake to defend themselves.

Users on OS have gone to war. Some believe they are seeing game-play improvements while others claim placebo. Some have pointed to patch notes like assigning Pippins dunk package and the lowered requirements for triple threat training camp mode as proof the game has in deed been patched.

Some question why with a patch as small as 47 meg would it need to be split up into 2 patches if in fact the 3mb patch is only part 1 of 2.

The million dollar question is why weren't we told there would be a different size patch if that happens to be to case OR that there were in face going to be 2 different patches released for the X360 system ?

Regardless of how this plays out it again illustrates a growing expectation of frustration with how 2K bungles the spread of information to it's most vocal and most supportive user base.

So 3 MB update... Is you is... or is you ain't the big game-play patch for the X360 ?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Play of the Day: NYC Base Quick 5 Offscreen

What's happening family ? I know everyone is focused on the patch. Should be out soon. In the meantime check out this quick play for the Knicks. This play begins as soon as the sf is in position so it makes a great transition play as you will see in the video.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Fast Model Sports Technology Play of the Day 98 Lakers Beast 5

What's happening family ? Back with our @fastmodel play of the day. Today I take it back to 1998 with the Frobe Bryant and Shaq daddy. This Beast 5 play was staple for the 98 Laker show.

You can see the full Diagrams here.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


What's happening family. For those not following my twitter Mrs. Czar delivered a happy and healthy baby girl last week. So on top of the holiday we have been extremely busy. Very excited of course but also missing a few Zzz's at night.

It get's no more sim than fatherhood family. So to the other fathers of daughters out there I ask the all important question. Single or double barreled ? LOL !!! Really tho hand gun ? haha.