Ricky and Scob’s Cereal Recipes

I am sure you are clicking here after watching the very first edition of the That Ain’t It Cooking show. In cased you missed it here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzhQL3dUgyQ

Are first episode we showed you how to make a Bowl of Cereal, Gourmet Style from scratch and as promised in the show, we are going to provide you with the recipes from the show.

So check them out below and let us know how you make your cereal.

        Scob’s Cereal Recipe

        Milk
Great Value Fruit Spins
Bowl
Spoon

  • Pour the cereal into the bowl, leave room at the top.
  • Bounce the bowl against the counter to straighten out the cereal
  • Tap the top of the milk and open up the Milk
  • Next put your left hand over the bowl, pour the Milk between the thumb and the pointy finger. When the cereal touches your hand, stop pouring.
  • Insert the spoon and swish it around a little and you are ready to eat.

    Ricky’s Cereal Recipe

    Milk – 2 Cups
    Great Value Fruit Spins
    Bowl
    Spoon

  • Pour straight into the bowl, over fill a little so you can grab a little and take a little sample of what you are eating.
  • Take a measuring cup and pour 1 cup of milk over the top of the cereal. You need to drizzle it over like its syrup.
  • Take a second cup of milk and repeat the process.
  • Grab and spoon and dive right in.

 

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10 Predictions & Questions Heading Into The All-Star Break

We’ve had a great 1st half of baseball this year! The Sports Script asked Ricky and me 10 questions regarding the 1st half of the season. We’ll be talking about what’s happened so far this year, as well as predict how the season will finish.

1. Who is the biggest surprise team? The Pittsburgh Pirates.

After finishing the last 20 years on the wrong side of .500, the Pittsburgh Pirates have seemed to amass a winning formula. Known for draft picks that didn’t pan out and veteran signings that fell through, this season the pieces appear to be falling into place. With acquisitions such as Francisco Liriano and Jeff Locke, joining A. J. Burnett and Gerrit Cole in the rotation and a talented bullpen, the pitching has been the heart and soul of the Pirates’ success. Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte’s outfield performances have been electrifying. With the fourth lowest payroll in the majors, GM Neal Huntington’s bargain shopping appears to be paying off.

2. Who is the biggest disappointment? The Toronto Blue Jays

The splashiest moves in the off-season don’t always translate into regular season success. The 2013 Toronto Blue Jays are a prime example. After the trade for shortstop Jose Reyes, left-handed pitcher Mark Buehrle, right-handed pitcher Josh Johnson, catcher John Buck, the acquisition of free agent Melky Cabrera and knuckleballer R. A. Dickey from the New York Mets, the Jays were an early favorite to win the division. With a division-worst 45-48 record, they are falling miserably flat. Following a poor start to the season, the Jays recovered slightly but in the midst of a strong A.L. East, there is no room for mediocrity. With a sorely under-producing rotation, in order to contend with the Boston Red Sox, the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees, and surging Tampa Bay Rays, their acquisitions will have to produce.

3. Who is the MVP? AL: Miguel Cabrera. NL: Yadier Molina

Although still early in the debate, Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers is a runaway favorite for MVP consideration. Aside from Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles, there is no other major league player whose numbers even come close to touching Cabrera’s. With an impressive 95 RBI’s, 30 HR’s and batting an average of .365, his production in the Tigers’ line up is extraordinary. In the NL, Catcher Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals isn’t a “typical” MVP candidate. With only 7 HR’s in 2013, he isn’t your power-hitter, however, his real strength comes in his batting average at .341 (with 49 RBI’s) on the year. He has thrown out 45% of attempted base-stealers. With a 4.0 WAR rating, Molina ranks second only to Cabrera and has started behind the plate in nearly every game, proving his durability. Perhaps most importantly, Molina is the backbone of the division-leading Cardinals.

4. Who is the CY Young? American League: Max Scherzer National League: Adam Wainwright

Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers finally lost his first game of the season this past weekend but still leads the majors with only 1 loss. While wins-losses can be overrated, they are not meaningless. With an ERA of 3.19, Scherzer leads the league in strikeouts with 152. Adam Wainright of the St. Louis Cardinals has 12 wins and 5 losses, an ERA of 2.30, and is second in the National League with 126 strikeouts. Wainwright has had 2 shutouts on the year and an impressive 14 walks in 19 games.

5. Who is the Least Valuable Player? B.J. Upton

This past off-season the Atlanta Braves signed B.J. Upton to a 5-year, $75.25 million deal, the biggest contract in franchise history. Hitting a dismal .177/.266/.300 on the year, Upton is looking like a poor investment. He is struggling at the plate with 102 strikeouts half way through the season. His timing is poor, he shows too much movement in his swing, and any adjustments he has tried to make haven’t proven effective. In fact, Upton appears to be regressing as a hitter. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez admitted he considered asking Upton to work out his struggles in a minor league assignment. Currently Upton has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right adductor muscle strain.

6. Which team needs to make a move at the deadline? Philadelphia Phillies

Throughout the season many have speculated whether the Phillies would be sellers before the deadline with the likes of Chase Utley, Michael Young, and Carlos Ruiz. However following a strong July outing, General Manager Ruben Amaro reportedly announced the Phillies could be buyers, not sellers. With the Atlanta Braves, who started the 2013 season red-hot, slightly slowing down their pace and the Washington Nationals falling short of expectations, a strong addition to the roster could give the Phillies a push for the post-season, if any is to be had. If the Phillies go the selling route, there could be great value for Utley, Young, or Ruiz in the trade market.

7. Which team is most likely to bounce back in the 2nd half? Los Angeles Angels

With a record of 44-49 the Angels are heading into the All-Star break below .500 and 12 games out of first place in the NL West. However, they have the ability to recover. If they are going to gain ground in the second half of the season they need a boost from their pitching staff (particularly ace Jered Weaver); the offense needs to live up to its potential and they need to win the games they are supposed to win. This season against the less than stellar Astros, the Angels have gone just 6-7 included being swept by Houston in a 4 game series. Their big off-season acquisition, Josh Hamilton, had a bleak start to the season but heading into the weekend has hit .346 in his last 14 games with 12 runs and 4 HR’s. Hamilton needs to break out in the second half. Injury-riddled Albert Pujols has also had a weak first half of the season but if last season is any indication (slugging jumped from .460 to .581 in the second half), he should start to improve. His bat returning to previous form will provide a much-needed bolster to the Angels’ line-up.

AL 8. Will Miguel Cabrera win the Triple Crown for a 2nd year in a row? No.

While Cabrera is certainly making a case for a repeat Triple Crown the one category that will hinder him is power-hitting. Cabrera has 30 HR’s heading into the All-Star break, second to Chris Davis’ 37. While either hitter could slow down in the 2nd half, it will be difficult to top Davis’ power. With Davis finishing out the 1st half with 93 RBI’s, 37 HR’s, and a batting average of .315, he may also be a Triple Crown contender. At the very least, his numbers will threaten Cabrera’s.

NL 8. Who will finish with the most HRs in the NL? Carlos Gonzalez

The National League does not boast the same power-hitting numbers as the American League. Currently Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies leads the NL with 25 HR’s, Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates has 24, and Domonic Brown of the Philadelphia Phillies has 23. While the HR leader at the close of the season is a toss-up, Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies is known for being a home-run friendly ballpark due to the high altitude, which could give Gonzalez an advantage.

9. Which 5 teams are making the playoffs?

AL East: Boston Red Sox

AL Central: Detroit Tigers

AL West: Oakland A’s

Wild Card: Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles

NL East: Atlanta Braves

NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals

NL West: Arizona Diamondbacks

Wild Card: Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals

10. Who is representing the AL & NL in the World Series? Detroit Tigers & St. Louis Cardinals

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Week 16 Must Start/Must Sit …….

Championship Week is upon us all, some of you the title game is next week. But for everyone it’s an important week this week. Good luck to you all.

Must Start

Matthew Stafford v.s ATL – Coming off a rough week against the Cardinals, Stafford faces a semi tough matchup. But the Falcons defense before last week gave up 275+ yards in 3 straight games against QB’s. I think they just made sure to revenge last year’s playoff blowout. So look for the him to have a nice bounce back game this weekend.

Darren McFadden v.s Car – Carolina has been good against the run the last two weeks because they have jumped out to big leads. I don’t think they do the same against the Raiders. McFadden had his 1st 100 yard game since week 8 and should have another this week. I am always cautious about teams traveling across the country to face teams. But start McFadden regardless.

Alfred Morris v.s Phi – Whether Griffin plays or not Morris is a must start. But if RGIII sits again this week, his value peaks high again. He had a season high 27 carries last week and he has 100 yards or a TD in 4 straight games. He faces a Eagles team that has given up 100 yards on the ground in 10 straight games. Love the matchup, easy must start this week.

Steven Jackson v.s TB – Facing one of the tough defenses against the run in Tampa Bay. You would think Jackson might be good on the sidelines this week. Well I think that is wrong, he will have another solid week this week. He has 19+ touches in the last 4 games and has 14 catches out of the backfield in the last 3 games.

Pierre Garcon v.s Phi – Ever since coming of the injury this guy has been money. It doesn’t matter if RGIII or Cousins is at QB, he has 32 targets in the last 3 games. He is producing and should again this week against a weak Eagles secondary.

Danny Amendola v.s TB – Can we just call him Wes Welker 2.0? Could you imagine how many receptions this guy would have if he stayed healthy all season? He is a PPR machine, easy must start whenever he is playing.

Antonio Gates v.s NYJ – Gates found the end zone for the 5th time this year late in the game last week. I look for him have a very nice game against the Bad news Bears the Jets.

Must Sit

Andrew Luck v.s KC – If you have him as an only option this week, than I believe you should start him. But if you can get your hands on another option i.e. Wilson, Freeman or Flacco. I would start them ahead of Luck this week. They are ranked 7th against the pass this year in terms of yardage. The potential for a rough week is possible.

Jonathon Dwyer v.s Cin – Terrible matchup for him this week against a Bengals team that hasn’t given up over 50 yards on the ground in 3 games. Look for other options this week that have a better upside than Dwyer.

Chris Johnson v.s GB – Green Bay hasn’t been the best on stopping the run, but I don’t think this game will be close. I think the Packers will get out in front early taking the run out of this game. So if you have better RB’s on the roster to start, I would put them in the lineup.

Bryce Brown v.s Was – He is basically Fantasy Irrelevant now that McCoy has been named starter of the Eagles. Even with possibly splitting carries he is not worth the start this week.

Josh Gordon v.s Den – The young rookie will get to meet Champ Bailey this week. Bailey is one of the best this game has seen. I believe he will make him a non-factor in this game. Making him bench able this week in all formats.

Falcons D v.s Lions – I don’t trust the Falcons D we saw last week, they will struggle against the Lions. I think the Lions will get a lot of yardage and score over 20 points. Making them a not so hot start for this week.

Those are my week 16 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.

 

Week 15 Fantasy Football Sleepers….

Hopefully if you are reading this you have won the 1st round of the playoffs. Congrats to you and hopefully the luck continues and you win this week as well.

Alshon Jeffery v.s GB – After a two week absence Jeffery came back to a nice 6 targets 3 catches, 57 yards and a TD. I really look for Green Bay to attempt to double team Marshall. Which could lead to Jeffery’s having a pretty good afternoon. I like him as a WR3/Flex player for this week.

Josh Gordon v.s Wash – Gordon goes into week 15 with 20 targets in his last two games. Good news for him, he is facing one of the worst pass defenses in all of football this week. I look for him to have another solid week. He is an easy WR2/Flex for this week.

Mike Williams v.s NO – He found the end zone again in week 14, totaling 7 for the season. This week he faces one of the league’s worst defenses. Although he didn’t have the best of games against New Orleans last time. I believe they will keep an extra eye on Jackson this week leaving him open for more looks.

Shonne Greene v.s TN – He has been losing some carries to Powell the last few weeks. But in Week 14 he found the end zone once again. He faces the Titans this week, who are not that great against the run. Greene should have another nice week this week. Consider him a RB2/Flex.

Montell Owens v.s Mia – An impressive 1st start for Owens this week against the Jets. 14 carries for 91 yards a TD. Of course keep an eye out for the status of Jennings & Drew. But he could very well worth the flier if he is still available. RB3/Flex play for this week.

Josh Freeman v.s NO – In his last 3 games against the Saints he has passed for 1,004 yards 7 TD’s & 0 INT’s. He had his best game of the season in week 7 against them accounting for 420 yards and 4 TD’s. He plays really well against the divisional rival. I look for him to have a really nice game this week. Making him a Top 10 QB and a fantasy QB1.

David Wilson v.s Atl – Wilson accounted for over 327 yards in week 14 blowout of the Saints. With Bradshaw hobbling around, he got 13 carries for 100 yards & 2 TD’s. This week they face an Atlanta team that just gave up 195 yards on the ground to the Panthers. The status of Bradshaw makes Wilson’s value go up or down. But is a solid Flex if Bradshaw plays and a RB1/RB2 if he sits.

Rod Streater v.s KC – 11 targets, 7 catches, 196 yards & a TD are his stats over the last two games. I think he has a favorable matchup in deeper leagues. Look at him as a WR3/Possibly Flex play.
Those are my Week 15 sleepers, I will be posting my start/sits later this week.. Any thoughts or questions feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter.(@rickygangster)

 

Week 14 Fantasy Football Sleepers….

It is Fantasy Football Playoff time folks and I am very excited. I am here to help you and make sure that you make it to the next round. So here we go with Week 14’s sleepers.

Michael Turner v.s Car – Turner showed some good flashes last week in the 1st half against the Saints. He has touchdowns in 3 straight games as well as 10+ fantasy points in them as well. This week he faces a Panthers D that has given up 150+ yards on the ground in 3 out of their last 4 games. So Turner should see his fair share of yardage this week.

Michael Crabtree v.s Mia – He has a tough matchup this week against the Dolphins. They are only giving up an average of 176 yards through the air in the last 4 weeks. But Crabtree has become a favorite of Kaepernick. He has 21 targets with 13 catches for 157 yards and a TD in his last 3 starts. So he should be a really safe play this week.

James Jones v.s Det – The Lions D has been terrible all year against the pass. This week could be a field day for Packer WR’s. Jones has been kind of lost in the shuffle the last few weeks. He reached the end zone for the 9th time this past weekend. With Nelson most likely out again he’s targets should be there. He could be a really solid #3 WR/Flex play for week 14.

Shonne Greene v.s Jax – Whoever is a QB shouldn’t really effect how the Jets run the offense. We all know they like to pound the football. Greene had 104 yards on the ground last week against the Cardinals. This week he faces a Jaguar team who is struggling to stop the run. This should be a great week to be a Shonne Greene owner.

Kyle Rudolph v.s Chi – After having a few rough patches from week 7-9 he has been on fire. He has 26 targets with 19 catches and 3 straight games with touchdowns. He had 5 catches for 55 yards and a TD in his last outing against Chicago. I think he is a top 10 option for Fantasy at TE this week.

Andrew Hawkins v.s Dal – Dallas game plan will be to take A.J. Green out of this game. Which I think will open it up for Hawkins to see more targets in this game. He is a sleeper in more of the deeper leagues out there for this week.

Those are my Week 14 sleepers, I will be posting my start/sits on Friday. Any thoughts or questions feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter.(@rickygangster)

 

 

Week 13 Fantasy Football Sleepers….

Last week was quite a week in the fantasy world for sure. We saw the return of Beanie Wells & Knowshon Moreno. The latter killed my Hillman sleeper for the week. BJGE & SJax both looked really good last week and I like them again this week.

Week 13 Sleepers

Cecil Shorts v.s Buf – Colt WR’s had a good day against the Bills defense last week. With Shorts having a touchdown in each of his last 3 games. He should have no problem getting his targets and catches this week. Very favorable matchup this week.

Eric Decker v.s TB – The Bucs are one of the worst pass defenses in all of football. Decker had an average game last week against the Chiefs. I look for him to bounce back in a very nice way this week against the Bucs.

Beanie Wells v.s NYJ – Wells made himself fantasy relevant in his return off the IR. Carrying the full load against the Rams with 17 carries for 48 yards and 2 touchdowns. Factor in that and the Jets very poor run defense coming up this week. Wells should have no problem having another nice fantasy game.

Mohamed Sanu v.s SD – Sanu has recorded 19 targets in the last 3 games alone. He also has a touchdown in each of the last 3 games. He could be a really nice pickup this week for your team.

Shonne Greene v.s Ari – Green who has lost some goal-line carries the last 2 weeks to Powell. Should have no problem getting going against the Cardinals. Who just gave up 173 yards on the ground last week against the Rams. I would make sure to have him in the lineup this week.

Dallas Clark v.s Den – Clark has shown a little bit of a reemergence as of late. He has 11 catches for 123 yards & a TD in his last two games. TE’s have been pretty good against Denver this year. Clark could be a nice filler for Gronkowski owners this week.

Those are my Week 13 sleepers, I will be posting my start/sits on Friday. Any thoughts or questions feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter.(@rickygangster)

Week 12 Fantasy Football Sleepers….

We are approaching Thanksgiving and an awesome full slate of NFL football games. With that being said here we are with the top Sleepers for Week 12

Steven Jackson v.s Ari – He has been running really hard as of late. I really think he is playing for the new contract at the beginning of the year. Other than last week when playing ahead, the Cardinals run D is terrible. Jackson should have no problem taking care of business this week.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis v.s Oak – Ellis had his best game as a member of the Bengals. With a struggling Oakland team that can’t stop anything. He should run well against the Raiders this week.

Aaron Hernandez v.s NYJ – Coming off an injury it’s hard to tell how healthy he will be. But with Gronkowski out for 4-6 weeks, he will automatically become a top target for Brady. Last time he came back he had 16 targets and 11 catches in two games. He should be in all starting lineups this week.

Ronnie Hillman v.s KC – His 1st start couldn’t come at a better time. He is facing a KC team that is horrendous. They have given up over 80 plus yards in every game this year. Hillman should be given the chance to carry the load this week. Good upside as a RB2/Flex Play.

Justin Blackmon v.s TN – Blackmon coming off a career game against the Texans. 7 catches 236 yards and a very nice 81 yard touchdown catch. With Henne getting the nod again on Sunday, Blackmon should be heavily targeted again. Good for him the Titans are coming to town. Team that struggles to stop the pass, so he should be a good WR2/WR3 this week.

Kendall Wright v.s Jax – This could be a high scoring affair between these two teams with bad D’s. Wright gets a lot of targets and he will again in this game. Could be a very nice WR3/Flex for you this week.

Those are my Week 12 sleepers, I will be posting my start/sits on Friday. Any thoughts or questions feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter.(@rickygangster)

 

Skyfall Review

I am a huge Bond fan and have seen a majority of the ones that have ever come out. So I was in fact excited that this was coming out this weekend.

Movie started off with fast pace action that you only get from a bond movie. I’ve always loved the over the top crazy stunts in these movies. This movie didn’t shy away from that either.

Sam Mendes & The writers were very clear that some of this movie was inspired by Christopher Nolan and the Dark Knight. You could tell in this as it was bit dark. I loved how they looked deep into Bond, kind of showed a vulnerable side of him. They go deep into the origin of Bond

Bond is broken down, weak and obviously hurting. But despite all that he wanted to come back and help M. The British government is trying to take her down. As well as former agent Raoul Silva(played by Javier Bardem). Who is completely obsessed with her. Bardem stole the show for me, he was just a witty, sarcastic & funny. Scene stealer for me is right after they capture Bond and they are in the room together. Its a good 20 minute exchange between Bardem & Craig.

Craig has easily become one of my favorite Bonds. People criticize him for not having no charm or sense of humor. I would disagree with those people. He has a great wit to him as well as a very nice sarcastic funny side as well.

I don’t ever think Judi Dench ever really gets the credit she deserves in these movies. I think she was really good in this movie as well. Seeing an interesting side of M we really have never seen before. Her & Craig see to have a great chemistry together in the movie.

This movie was a total upgrade from Solace, just by the action in itself. Some of the best Bond fight scene yet.

Between the fight scenes, The story and showing a side of Bond we really never have seen before. Cap it off with the performance by Javier Bardem. Easily the best Bond movie I think ever made.

4/5 stars – Easily a movie I would tell anyone and everyone to go check out in theaters.

Week 11 Must Start/Must Sit……

The last of the bye week’s has approached us and it’s a good one. Hopefully you will have all your studs back next week in time to make a playoff run.

Must Starts

CJ Spiller v.s Mia – It is Spiller time again in Buffalo and Fantasy owners should love it. Spiller has a pretty good matchup this week against Miami. Who are fresh off CJ2K running all over there defense. Spiller is a Top 5 play this week and is a must start for all owners.

Jeremy Maclin v.s Was – Maclin got knocked out of the game in the 1st quarter against the Cowboys. But came back in and totaled 12 targets, 8 catches and a 44 yard TD reception from Foles. I think he will benefit more with Foles at QB. Be cautious and monitor his health. But he should be good to go and have a monster game against a weak Redskins secondary.

Steven Jackson v.s NYJ – Jackson had his 1st 100 yard rushing game last week. Coming against one of the best run defenses in football the 49ers. It was also the first time since week 1 he had over 20 carries as well. The Jets run D has been really bad this year. So Jackson shouldn’t have a problem having another good week.

Andrew Luck v.s NE – Luck has been pretty darn good this year. This week he gets a NE defense who has given up 4 – 300 yard passers this year. He should have no problem shredding a pretty bad NE secondary. I think he is a easy top 10, maybe top 5 Fantasy QB this week.

Brandon Lloyd v.s Ind – This one is really on a whim here. Cecil Shorts and Laurent Robinson had a field day last week against the Indy secondary. So I think he should have no problem getting his this week.

Must Sit

Frank Gore v.s Chi – I know he is a stud RB, but with the injury to Smith and the facing a good Bears run D. It could be a very tough week for him this week. I look for the Bears to stack the box this week. Forcing the 49ers to try to beat them with the passing game. If you have two better options. Start them and throw Gore on the bench for the week.

Mike Wallace v.s Bal – He had I believe one target in the 2nd half with Leftwich at QB. I think this week won’t be much better for him either. I think he will have a tough outing this week.

Reggie Bush v.s Buf – I know he faces one of the worst run defenses in all of football this week. But after his benching this past week due to fumbling, I think Daniel Thomas is going to see a nice set of carries. Splitting carries hurts his value a lot, not sure I would start him this week.

Mark Ingram v.s Oak – This is a bit of a favorable matchup for him. But I just don’t trust this running game at all. I think Ivory is going to get more carries this week. With that being said, Ingram’s fantasy value is really slim at best.

Phillip Rivers v.s Den – Denver defense has been really good as of late. Cam Newton becoming the latest victim this past weekend. 12 Sacks, 3 INT’s, 2 FF’s & 3 def/st TD’s in the last 2 games. Rivers may have to start for some of you based on injuries this week. But if you there are better options find one. Could be a really rough week for Rivers.

Those are my week 11 start/sits, any Fantasy Football Questions you can ask on here or on twitter. (@rickygangster) I’ll answer any and all questions you send leading up to game time.