Monday, September 18, 2017

Late night open thread

If you didn't know or you've already had dinner Johnny didn't want you to miss this story on the best cheeseburgers in New Jersey on what today is called 'National Cheeseburger Day'. writer Pete Genovese traveled all over the Garden State in search of the best cheeseburgers money can buy. Its a pretty eclectic list and yes Jersey City is represented. No hints now, you gotta click that link.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Tropical Storm Jose and what you need to know

If you woke up this morning, and if you didn't we're sorry, you've no doubt noticed the low clouds hanging around. These are the predecessors of what is left of Hurricane Jose which will glance our coastline as Tropical Storm Jose, tomorrow afternoon, evening and into Wednesday morning. By late morning tomorrow however, it's going to get dicey outside.

Our area can expect some pretty good wind gusts into the 40 mph range and plenty of sideways, annoying as hell, slap you in the face rain. The majority of any coastal flooding (and Jersey City is primed for coastal flooding) will occur Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Long Island and southeast Connecticut won't be quite as lucky but sadly, Jersey City can't save everyone. They must rise and fall on their own.

If you have lawn furniture or playground equipment lying about you'll want to ring it inside but this shouldn't be some end of the world type wind and or flooding storm like Irene and Superstorm Sandy.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Late night open thread

Come on back in the morning for all you'll need to know about the approach of and Tuesday's glancing hit of Tropical Storm Jose on Tuesday.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Luckily for you Jersey City, Johnny and his dire wolf scared the pirates over to the NYC side

You didn't think the people in the Biergarten were going to do it did you?

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Late night open thread

You'll pay for the whole seat but you'll only need the edge -- It's the Saturday Night Scoreboard Show!

Michigan 29
Air Force 13
Even in victory the Wolverine offense has contracted the mange

Memphis 48
Riley Ferguson threw for 398 yards and six touchdown passes for the Tigers. He's gonna get his name in the paper

Washington State 52
Oregon State 23
The Cougars and their fans are gonna wind up with a Gameday visit this year, make book on that

Northern Illinois 21
Nebraska 17
Ho hum, another week, another MAC win over the B1G. You know what they say, Huskies over Huskers

North Carolina A&M 35
Charlotte 31
Charlotte scored 14 points in the 4th quarter....and still came up short

Liberty 42
Indiana State 41
Jackson....Corbin Jackson. Years from now people will tell tales of the day they went to the Liberty vs ISU game and Corbin Jackson blocked a 21 yard Sycamore field goal at the death, getting power up and saving the day for undefeated Liberty

Rutgers 65
Morgan State 0
All is right in Piscataway, if only for a week

Susquehanna 14
Muhlenberg 11
Whaaaat? Win your game AND get mentioned on the Scoreboard Show? Living large in Selinsgrove, PA

Vanderbilt 14
Kansas State 7
After a tough offseason Vandy coach Derek Mason has the Commodores undefeated, good on the former MSU Spartan

The Jersey City Desk Game of the Week®
Florida 26
Tennessee 20
It's just sheer ownership at this point. No matter the score, no matter the situation Florida always wins this game. We now have the issue of what to call the state formerly known as Tennessee. North Florida is out, already have one of those. How about Mountainy Florida? Gator Top? Tebowvania? We'll get back to you

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

A few images from today's All About Downtown Festival

Food, fun, frolic and other than a dinosaur that ate children, a great day for Jersey City.

Don't forget you roaring cats and kittens, it's All About Downtown 12-8 today

The center of the fun universe it at Grove St. and Newark Ave from 12-8 today but that's just the start. Stick around for all the bar fun and frolic after 8 bells on the Newark pedestrian plaza, it's always a hoot and a half. This year the party goes all the way up to Coles Ave so indeed more fun than you should be allowed to have without paying a tax.

Rutgers Football Gameday!

Sure, sure, you love Rutgers, its why you clicked. Not many bandwagon fans hanging around the Garden State for RU football anymore. But you did click here and we are going to give you a proper Gameday thread (and feel free to comment during the game) despite the longest losing streak in America, despite the fact it's Morgan State and despite it's the last time the Scarlet Knights will be favored from here until Thanksgiving.

While focusing on one player in Bo Melton, writer Steve Politi is spot on in his analysis of 'let's get the kids going, it'll be their program soon enough and let's get them some experience' going forward. RU does need to see what Chris Ash's recruits can contribute NOW. What are they waiting for? Here's a chance to have some success today with this young and supposedly talented corps of receivers and carry it into B1G play. Find out what the kids have, you'll rely on them as early as next week as Rutgers lacks the depth a lot of other B1G programs have right now. Get their uniforms dirty coach, they'll wash them.

OC Jerry Kill has to figure out what in tarnation he's going to do and actually mange a 2 QB system with Kyle Bolin and Johnathan Lewis. Lewis played for two plays last week, both awful and that was the end of him. Is he really a QB who is going to come into certain wildcat or other sets and do something or just be a novelty? Again, get the kids' jerseys dirty. Eastern Michigan is a good college team. A program on the come but let's face it, Bolin looked like he was playing Alabama last week. Kill is a well considered OC who has had a lot of success at this level but this is on him to make this work. In the meantime today, RUN. THE. BALL. 40 times at least.

Defensively the Scarlet Knights defense is the only reason EMU didn't win by 10 or more. They will have to find ways, and why not start today as practice makes perfect, to be stern and studly and keep RU in games or this season is a 1-11 disaster. Even if it means they have to take the odd chance in the secondary to jump a route and get a score, yeah, this is the engine that'll have to drive the bus.

Morgan State comes into today's matchup in Piscataway not having scored any points in 2017 (Like Johnny). Seriously, if Rutgers doesn't win this game and by a good margin -- questions about the Ash era are going to become the only question around the RU Athletic Department.

Fearless Forecast:
Rutgers 31
Morgan State 7

Friday, September 15, 2017

Late night open thread

Meanwhile, in Delaware...
Time for Jersey City, After Dark


Johnny always has his ears open for inspiration for his beloved Music Series and sometimes that inspiration strikes quickly. He heard this one shortly after putting the finishing touches on last weeks Music Series and felt pretty confident we'd have a great leadoff tune tonight. 'Rain Falls for Wind' making our ears feel all good for the next 4 minutes and 8 seconds.