Sports Awards for November 3rd - November 10th

November 11, 2013 at 3:06 PMJonathan Burke

Well, its been I while but I am going to blog consistently now with an alert system. Never mind that though lets get to the awards. Two teams earn the Golden Helmet and they are the Indiana Pacers in the NBA and the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL. Pacers showing early strength beating Detroit with ease and winning against the Bulls with the return of Derrick Rose. I'm looking forward to see if they can carry some momentom. The Chiefs are number one in the league with a 9-0 record heading into there bye. However a lot of people are saying that the Chiefs got lucky with the scheduling because almost every team they have faced has a losing record. I will say the true test of their strength is going to be against the Broncos next Sunday night. Now the Pink Toilet Paper. They were a lot of bad moments this week from the Chalmers $15K fine to the Bears leaving Jay Cutler out there just to get injured again to the consistent key player injuries in the NFL but I'm going to give it to the Miami Dolphins. The Richie Incognito bulling  Jonathan Martin situation is a bit ridicolus. This all got started because Martian said he was being verbal abused by Incognito and got him suspended from play. All I have to say about the situation is that this got out of hand quickly and brought a lot of negative attention to a team in the playoff hunt. Now the Bronze Binoculars. I would watch the NASCAR Championship battles in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup, the Lions in the NFL because their main divisional rivals have key injuries, and the Dallas Cowboys trying to make a comeback to get into a good seed for the playoffs. 

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Video Gaming: More Platform Games

August 7, 2013 at 9:01 PMJonathan Burke

Okay, I've seen the new Nintendo platformer New Super Luigi U and that got me thinking, is Nintendo running out of platform game ideas. Let's think here, everyone is eating up platformers, Nintendo has released its 3rd platformer in 2 years and no one else is producing platformers. I'll name 3 companies that could feed the craving of platformers.


Okay when is the last time we've seen the Sonic in a 2-D game. Answer is 2010 but that was only available on Xbox Live and PlayStation. The original was great and made Sega a big deal in the 90's. Sonic 2006, a 3-D platformer many years later, was so bad that it basically crushed Sega. Ya Sonic Generations was half decent but we need to go back to the origins of Sonic to "revive" the franchise. Sonic was revived in 2008 with the Olympics series and those games are good to but still we need a simple 2-D easy to play Sonic. That's all I ask


I have one question to ask to these guys. What the heck happened to Mega Man? Last time we saw him doing his thing it was 2008. That's all of the US Mega Man games period. Why? He is not even called Mega Man any more it's just Rockman and his games are only released in Japan. Capcom those fighting games screwing up your heads. Mega Man is what made your company what its today . Remake the series for the US and I know someone at Capcom thinks the same way.


The maker of the stupid Just Dance games and the beloved Rabbids, how can they make a platformer. Well they did in 2011 after putting Rayman with the Rabbids for 3 games they decided that's not the way Rayman should be remembered, so they made Rayman Origins. It was good, so good in fact Game Informer Magazine gave it 9.5 out of 10 and I love this game so much. Now a sequal Rayman Legends was released April for the Wii U and in 2 weeks it will be released for the Xbox 360, and the PS3. Now I hope in one year they will make more Rayman platformers and maybe a Rabbids platformer too because these guys can make one hell of a game.

That's it  for this blog, I'm Jonny B and I'll catch you later.

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Sports Awards for July 30- August 4

August 5, 2013 at 8:00 PMJonathan Burke

Let's award the best, worst, or funniest plays,  games, teams, or players. First, I'll explain the awards. The first one is the Golden Helmet awarded to the best play, player, team or whatever over the week. The second one the Pink Toilet Paper is awarded to the worst play, player, team this week. Last is the Bronze Binoculars which goes to the person or team to watch for this week and now lets get started. If your a baseball fan than you know than the Golden Helm as to be given to the Atlanta Braves. They have a 13 game win streak, the best record in the MLB, and the only team in the National East Division to have a winning record. They are definitely playoff favorites. Now the Pink TP and if you saw the Hall of Fame game for the NFL you know who its going to, the Dolphins. I'm only gonna give it to them for the first half for these reasons. Fumble it first play of the game, quarterback goes 1 out of 5, and throwing an interception to a rookie linebacker who returns it for 7 pts. All  this gave 17 pts to the Cowboys. Now in the second half they turn a bad game into 20 pts which isn't bad. Actually, I'm gonna give another Gold Helm to new head coach Joe Philbin because whatever he changed during halftime worked. Finally the Bronze Binoculars to Baltimore for the MLB. They are the closest team to challenge for the Wild Card spot and they are not the only ones within striking distance of a American League Wild Card. That's it for this week next awards 8/12/13.

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NFL Predictions for 2013-2014 Season

August 2, 2013 at 8:06 PMJonathan Burke

For our first sports blog we shall predict the NFL Season and I have to say if you disagree than say in the comments your prediction. First we will start with the AFC East and as usual The Patroits will win with a 12-4 Record despite many key players out of the picture but the Bills I think could be a threat and will get a 10-6 record while the Jets and Dolphins will both get 6-10 or worse. The AFC North is going to be dominated by the Ravens who will get 14-2. The Steelers overcome last years problems and get 9-7 edging them into a wildcard spot but the Bengles with their good running game will get a 8-8 record but not a playoff spot. The Browns will finish 5-11 and disappointed. The AFC South has of coursed changed since Payton Manning left the Colts in 2012 and last year was dominated by the Texans who will get 13-3 this year. The Jaguars to be honest will be lucky to get into the wildcard but I'm at least expecting an 8-8 out of them. The Titans most likley will go 8-8 and the Colts will be lucky even to go 6-10. AFC West will be taken by the Broncos with a 11-5 record Raiders will go 9-7 but will be kicked out of the playoffs due to the tiebreaker rule with the Steelers. The Chiefs and the Chargers will both go 8-8 fighting hard to try and get a playoff spot. Now the NFC East and I gotta say this could be the most intense division in the NFL. The Giants with a bit of luck get a 10-6  and the Redskins and Cowboys tie with 8-8. The Eagles unfortunately will go 7-9 but show drastic improvement from 2012. NFL North unfortunately will be won by the Packers with a 11-5 Record. The Vikings will be a surprise getting 9-7 and the Lions will go 7-9. The Bears will go 8-8 but to be honest with the new coach and all the pressure it might be a hard season for my favorite team. The NFC south is always intense but the Falcons will do a miracle 15-1 season and the Saints and Panthers will 9-7 but both will miss wildcard spots. The Bucs will go 2-14 with no improvement from last year. The final division the NFC west is tight but the 49ers shall stay on top with a 14-2 while real shock will be the Rams going 10-6 and getting in the playoffs. The Seahawks will go 8-8 and the Cardinals 7-9.

Playoff Time


Seed 1 + bye Ravens 14-2

Seed 2 + bye Texans 13-3

Seed 3 Patriots 12-4

Seed 4 Broncos 11-5

Seed 5 Bills 10-6

Seed 6 Steelers 9-7


Seed 1 + bye Falcons 15-1

Seed 2 + bye 49ers 14-2

Seed 3 Packers 11-5

Seed 4 Giants 10-6

Seed 5 Rams 10-6

Seed 6 Vikings 10-6


Wild Card  Packers 21- Vikings 17  Giants 10- Rams 13   Steelers 31- Patriots 35  Bills 17- Broncos 7

Division    Falcons 28-Packers 17  49ers 24- Rams 14    Ravens 7- Patriots 3     Texans 35- Bills 31

Conference          Falcons 17- 49ers 14                                        Ravens 13- Texans 14

Super Bowl                                              Falcons 21- Texans 24

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YouTube and Blog Schedule for rest of 2013

August 1, 2013 at 6:45 AMJonathan Burke

Blog Schedule: Monday- Sports Awards For Week

Wednesday- Video Gaming Blog
Friday- Sports Blog

YouTube Schedule: Sunday-  Badger Kart Club Racing

Monday- Jonny B Play-Through, or Minecraft Minigames

Tuesday- Matt B Play-Through

Wednesday- SC2 Game, or Minecraft Minigames

Thursday- Matt B Play-Through

Friday- Jonny B Play-Through, or SC2 Game

Saturday- Controller Games, Combined Play-Through, or SC2 Game

Posted in: Basketball | Blog | BlogEngine.NET | Racing | Video Gaming


Announcements and Plans

June 13, 2013 at 9:43 PMJonathan Burke

The BKC Race 2 Features are finally up and I will post them here shortly but I do want to mention some things and or plans for the blog. #1) I don't have BKC Race 3 because i was sick, BKC Race 4 because it was at a 2 mile track(go figure) and I will not BKC Race 5 because the tripod is broken and yes I will fix it. #2) To fill the void I will do a BKC Insider to show what Badger Kart Club has a track,family outing, and the technicals behind the race and the karts. #3) In order to be a blog on Sports and Gaming I will do one post of each every week on different subjects. I fell like we need to make this an real blog. I did a first "real blog" post on gaming and will be doing one on a sports topic shortly. #4) We need support for these videos and this blog. It would make us really happy to see a lot of views either on the BKC racing, the gaming playthroughs, or the random junk that we put out for the heck of it please find the time to watch. That's all i wanted to say.




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Next Gen Consoles (Xbox One vs. PS4 vs. Wii U)

May 22, 2013 at 7:47 PMJonathan Burke

Now I haven't done any gaming posts but I am gonna give you guys one. Let's get started. Two days ago Microsoft made what could probably the biggest gaming announcement of 2013, the Xbox One. With reveals now all over the place, that just begs the question which is best. First off the looks, the Wii U looks just like a regular Wii with a tablet controller so nothing new there. The PS4 look however has not been revealed but will be shown at E3 on June 10. The Xbox One looks exactly like a PS3 and the Kinect sensor is not only comes standard but looks bigger. The controllers for the PS4 look about the same but with a bigger sensor and rumble shock technology built in near the center. The Xbox One has more similar look to the Xbox 360 controller except with a larger back with the symbol up top and colored letters on the buttons. The Wii U one like I already mentioned is a Wii Controller with a small tablet screen in the middle "enhancing " gameplay. Next the fetures. The Xbox One has Blue Ray installed, motion gaming, and you can watch live tv. It also will havw Xbox Live just redone and video chat on Skype is now possible. The PS4 will have several new cables and programs for better streaming and recording capibilites. It has a new online program looking much like the Xbox Live on the 360. The Wii U has the 5 player mode with the tablet and the 4 controllers and video chat via Nintendo Wi-Fi. Now lets move on to the games. The Xbox One has announced 15 games including a new Forza Motorsport, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Assassins Creed 4. 8 of the current titles are from companies we all know and love but the rest however are all being made by new developers to try out. The PS4 has 27 announced games with the same mentioned titles as Xbox One (except for Forza) but includes a new Final Fantasy, Diablo 3, and maybe Planetside 2. The Wii U being out for 6 months now has 132 games out and upcoming. Some of the mentionable upcoming ones are a new MarioKart, 2 new Legends of Zeldas, Rayman Legends, and the long awaited Pikman 3. And last but not least the graphics. The Wii U does have enhanced graphics but the Xbox One has excellent and realistic graphics that out match the Wii U. PS4 also has enhanced graphics with its new processing core. And now my preference. I am a die-hard Nintendo fan and everyone I know owns an Xbox 360 but I would have to go with the PS4 because it carries most of the same games as the Xbox One something that the Wii U can't do, the similar graphics and fetures to the Xbox One, and the fact that Sony is trying so hard to redeem themselves after stumbling on the PS3 CONSOLE RATINGS: PS4: 8.91 stars Xbox One: 8.68 stars Wii U: 7.2 stars

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Badger Kart Club Opening Weekend

May 2, 2013 at 9:25 PMJonathan Burke

Race Number 1 of Badger Kart Club action got off to a nice start. See videos below. Somethings to note is that I did mess up driver names and times and the volume is a bit high so you might want to turn it down to half way or as low as you can hear it.

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St. Bede Boys Basketball Year Review

March 18, 2013 at 2:39 PMJonathan Burke

So I will first before getting into the meat and potatoes of this post, explain a couple things. Number 1 if you are from St. Bebe in Illinois this article is boy's only because the girls season still hasn't finished yet. If your not from St. Bede and have no idea what I'm talking about just select the 2 videos at the bottom of the post and you'll figure it out. Let's get started with the 4/5th grade team. The record shows a team that needs work but the team despite the losing record is actually really good. This team has determination and can make up any distance in the final minutes. They have shown great skill and can be a threat as this team ages. The 6th grade team also a good team but their main downfall is the competition. With 8 evenly matched teams it is hard to win when all the teams are at the same skill level. The team when even on the record and most games finishing score was within 5 points or less. Now to the 7th grade team and boy is there's going to be a lot say but I'll keep it short. The team had only one regular season loss and gave many teams in tournaments one heck of a beat down. The problem was at the end of tournaments or seasons. We have always got in to tournaments as a top seed but in two tournaments this season we finished second in both. We won division every year but can't seal the deal in the tournaments. Finally the 8th grade team, with only a handful of wins the team didn't perform to well. One prime reason was the grade policy putting some of its great players on the bench for the week. Don't get me wrong the team had some great moments and games and I personally hope that each player plays well in high school. The two games I'll add to the post are my two favorite games. The first is from the 4/5th regular season when the St. Bede Falcons went up against the St. Patrick Hornets. I like this game becuase it has an epic come back and a thing named the "Hater Basket". Some facts before you watch is the St. Pats team came in shirts and ties and the Falcons had played a tough tournament game half an hour earlier. My second favorite comes from the 7th grade St. Peters Tournament when the championship was the Falcons versing the one the only St. Pats Hornets. I like this game because this was the only tournament game on YouTube that was not a complete blowout  .

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Welcome to our Blog

March 9, 2013 at 9:10 PMJonathan Burke

Welcome to the Mini Sportscasters blog.  Matthew and I think our dad is the best dad in the whole world for setting this up for us. Here is the latest video we have made.

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