Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lakers Still Looking for Consistency

After the dealine trades that saw the Los Angeles Lakers changing their backcourt dramatically, the team has yet to go on a dominating tear.
Since the March 15 deadline, the team has won as much as it lost. There were good wins immediately after the Ramon Sessions acquisition, but frustrating losses to the Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, and Memphis Grizzlies undermine any progress.
It's not that the team is in such a bad shape. They haven't defended their home court well, they go on a stupor after great stretches, and outside shooting is still an afterthought.
One thing I've observed though is that the improved play at a faster pace. With Sessions, the Lakers hav done better at running the break and attacking defenses in the half court.
With playoff picture slowly taking shape, the Lakers better figure out how to beat teams more convincingly. Otherwise, this will be another wasted season.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Roy Williams feeling better UNC's

Roy Williams feeling better UNC's has mended fences in Kansas but this game is still special 9 years later to Tar Heels' Crothers Williams' memories of his prior against Oscars Winners List 2012 Christopher Plummer ‘Rango’ ‘Undefeated’ ‘Hugo’ ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ’ Octavia Spencer ‘A Separation’ Iron Lady’ Artist’ You look familiar KU faces Carolina for Final 4 OSCARS Indie Films Score 17 Wins Quad A Heel Needling UNC coach doesn't know if Marshall will play preparing without George Schroeder Midwest Reset Uncertain future North Carolina's NCAA title hopes Wrist watch on after win Granger scores 20 as Pacers beat 76ers 11194 Heels await John Henson’s return injury ACC tournament teambyteam previews 3 make first team find

Roy Williams feeling better After an agonizing Friday night on the coaching sidelines, North Carolina's Roy Williams was feeling better Saturday in the Edward Jones Dome. 9 years later, Kansas still special to Williams ST. LOUIS (AP) It's been nine years since Roy Williams left Kansas, and he knows the Jayhawks and their fans have gotten over him. UNC notebook: Roy Williams says Jayhawk sticker criticism unfair Shortly after Kansas University's run to the 2008 national championship was complete, North Carolina coach Roy Williams took quite a beating from the folks in Chapel Hill, N.C., for wearing a Jayhawk sticker and supporting his former school during the national title game against Memphis. UNC's Roy Williams has mended fences in Kansas, but this game is still special Kansas fans were angry when he left for North Carolina in 2003. The relationship is better now, but Sunday's game will still make Williams' stomach churn. Kansas fans have mixed feelings on North Carolina's Roy Williams On Friday, basketball fans with grudges against North Carolina coach Roy Williams populated the Edward Jones Dome. Nine years later, Kansas still special to Williams KANSAS IS STILL SPECIAL — North Carolina head coach Roy Williams answers questions during a news conference Saturday. Kansas still special to North Carolina coach Roy Williams Judging from the emotion and sincerity evident in his voice during Saturday interviews, North Carolina coach Roy Williams must feel that today's Midwest Regional final against Kansas will be his biggest hurdle, if not the team's. Bob Lutz: Williams, Self share passion of KU coaching job Roy Williams and Bill Self trade text messages. They're not buddies. Kevin Haskin: Grandpa Roy living another dream ST. LOUIS - A life-altering experience doesn't necessarily prevent someone from living the dream. Roy Williams was in his ninth season coaching basketball at Kansas when his overriding goal was shattered. Self following Williams' path of consistent Jayhawk success David Higley from Overland Park was like many Kansas fans when Roy Williams arrived in Lawrence.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ramon Sessions: Point Guard Problem Solver?

New Laker Ramon Sessions was pretty OK in his team debut: 7 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds. This solid stat line came off a 19-minute stint off the bench.

But one important stat to look at is his +/- number for that game: +8. That number is the second highest for a Laker (after Andrew Bynum with +15).

This is very encouraging, considering that the Lakers won by 5 points, which is quite slim. Sessions demonstrated what people thought he could bring to the lumbering Lakers offense: forays to the hoop, finding the right guys (although he did have 3 turnovers), and putting pressure on the opponents guards.

It's easy to say that the Sessions pick-up is a godsend to the Lakers-- the team has been abused by spitfire point guards in the past and the inability to break down defenses with guard penetrations has caused the team some problems. But let's stop and think about it.

What the Lakers lost in Derek Fisher are the obvious intangibles: taking charges, making clutch baskets, and leadership in the locker room. These magnify one glaring thing Sessions doesn't have: Experience. It also is important to note that Sessions has yet to play in a playoff game in his young career and for a Los Angeles Lakers team that's jockeying for a Top 3 spot in the Western Conference, this could be a potential issue.

I'll tell the Laker faithful to have guarded optimism about Ramon Sessions. He's a quick fix, but I hope he'll shine in the Playoffs.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hot Chelle Rae Songs-Lyrics

Hot Chelle Rae Songs
1     Alright Lyrics
2     Beautiful Freaks Lyrics
3     Bleed Lyrics
4     Bleed (EP) Lyrics
5     Bushes Lyrics
6     Downtown Girl Lyrics
7     Forever Unstoppable Lyrics
8     Honestly Lyrics
9     I Like It Like That Lyrics
10     I Like It Like That (Single) Lyrics
11     I Like To Dance Lyrics
12     I Like To Dance (MattRad Remix) Lyrics
13     Keep You With Me Lyrics
14     Last One Standing Lyrics
15     Let Down Lyrics
16     Never Have I Ever Lyrics
17     Nothing Left To Hide Lyrics
18     Problematique Lyrics
19     Queen Of The Scene Lyrics
20     Radio Lyrics
21     Say (Half Past Nine) Lyrics
22     The Distance Lyrics
23     The Only One Lyrics
24     Tonight Tonight Lyrics
25     Tonight Tonight (EP) Lyrics
26     Tonight Tonight (Single) Lyrics
27     Whatever Lyrics
28     Why Don't You Love Me Lyrics
29     Why Don’t You Love Me Lyrics

Praise the loyalty of his fans

Pop rock band from Nashville, Hot Chelle Rae admitted that the fans that they have now is the most loyal fans and great. Band singer best-selling singles Tonight Tonight is grateful for the presence of his fans.

As said the guitarist, Nash Overstreet in an interview with the Vancouver Sun. He sees loyalty owned Firestarter s, the name for the fans HCR, beyond what they think and he was surprised by it. "Our fans really loyal. They're not crazy, but they will never allow anyone to disturb us." Nash said on the sidelines of the HCR in the U.S. tour.

"They will attack Twitter you when someone said that if you vilify us." Chord Overstreet view of this sister. Yep, Even if they see a new age of music while on board the United States, HCR immigrant band that have a relatively large fanbase.

Friday, March 9, 2012

pineapple upside down cake recipe

I’m not a huge dessert fan, so it was a little ironic that the first few things I ever cooked at culinary school were sweet, not savory. It was too long ago to remember why, but I think we divided the class into different groups for our lab times, and I just happened to be in the one that started with basic baking.

I distinctly remember sticky buns being the first recipe we did, but the second one was a pineapple upside-down cake. It’s such a cool recipe for a new culinary student, since it just looks like a simple, rustic fruit cobbler when it comes out of the oven, all browned and bubbling, but a few minutes later, when it’s turned over and that gloriously caramelized surface is revealed, it becomes so much more.

As I basked in the shiny glow of this iconic American dessert, not only did I feel like maybe I knew what I was doing, but I had edible proof sitting right there on the table. Of course, what I’m not telling you is that most of my pineapple slices stuck to the pan, and I had to piece it all back together before the chef came over to see my work, but all’s well that ends well.

I was actually kind of hoping that would happen here, so I could demonstrate how easy it is to simply put all your “puzzle pieces” back in place. So relax. Once the cake cools, no one will be able to tell the difference. As long as the syrup is warm, your reconstruction will be fine.

I may be in the minority, but I don’t like to top this with anything. Of course vanilla or coconut ice cream would be fine, or maybe a dollop of whipped cream, but for my tastes, “as is” works best. Anyway, I hope you give this classic pineapple upside-down cake a try soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients for a 9-inch skillet:
For the pineapple base:
4 tbsp butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tbsp pineapple juice
1 tbsp dark rum
1/2 small pineapple, trimmed, sliced (see video below)
For the batter:
1/2 cup melted brown butter (works same w/ regular melted butter)
1 1⁄2 cups flour
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
1⁄2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1⁄2 cup milk

How to Prep a Pineapple

As Promised, here's a video on how to peel and slice a pineapple from my friends at Allrecipes. Enjoy!