Feature Blogs
Thursday, September 8, 2016
10:41 AM - September 8, 2016. Written by AT35
Pro-AM Recap

Now, let's talk about the Pro-AM mode.
Pro-AM is back for NBA 2K17 with some improvements. In this year, your team's roster can be extended to 10 players and the owner doesn’t need to be present to his team play.
Now, in Pro-AM you can earn Park reputation, starting on amateur and finishing in Elite.
You will be able to view all the stats for players and follow each one's progression.
You are going to be able to earn endorsements and earn
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
04:10 PM - September 7, 2016. Written by AT35
Blacktop Recap

Today, let’s talk about NBA Blacktop.
This year’s Blacktop has been very improved. Instead of playing in only one park, in NBA 2K17 you can choose between more then 1 park park.
Now, there is a crowd that will react to the on court events.
You can make your own rules. You can:
• decide if it’s a 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 or 5v5 game;
• half or full court;
• determine the number of points to win the game;
• and even wind
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11:50 AM - September 7, 2016. Written by lyonsjor
Before checking out Year 4's results, make sure you are up to date on Years 1-3.

Year 4

2019-20 Offseason

Coming off of a surprise Super Bowl run and win, I thought I would mostly focus on depth and addressing a hole at free safety in my defensive backfield. On the free agent market, I picked up Jeremy Langford to be my 3rd RB since Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah have been known to get hampered with various injuries. In league news, Carson Palmer signed with ... Read More
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
10:38 PM - September 6, 2016. Written by Caulfield
Twice in the last couple weeks I've seen reports of women giving birth who didnt even "know" they were pregnant. Over the years I have heard of similar stories as well. Maybe its because I'm a man but I just dont get how you dont know for 9 months the fact that there is another living body inside your own body. Heck even the Virgin Mary had the good sense to know she was preggers, of course she did have benefit of being informed of the fact in a dream. Now, those women who have premature births, ... Read More
The '82 Toronto Blue Jays.
Everyday starters:
C Ernie Whitt/Buck Martinez (platoon)
1B Willie Upshaw
2B Damaso Garcia
SS Alfredo Griffin
3B Garth Iorg/Rance Mulliniks (platoon)
LF Barry Bonnell
CF Lloyd Moseby
RF Jesse Barfield
DH *John Mayberry* (Skill trade is 1B by position)

Jim Clancy / Dave Stieb / Luis Leal / Jim Gott / *Mark Bomback*

(*Mayberry was traded to the Yankees for ... Read More
02:18 PM - September 6, 2016. Written by AT35
MyGM/MyLeague Recap

Today we have some news about the MyLeague/MyGM mode.
In NBA 2K17, 2K decided to bring back the Playoffs mode and add the Start Today mode. So this year we have 6 MyLeague/MyGM modes:
• MyGM
• MyLeague
• MyLeague Online
• Start Today
• Season
• Playoffs

Image: 2K Sports

Let’s talk about the 2 new modes:
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Monday, September 5, 2016
10:55 PM - September 5, 2016. Written by bovandy
Coming Soon
08:13 PM - September 5, 2016. Written by Caulfield
As I mentioned previously, I went outside conventional means to come up with infield arm strength. I felt like there was at least a decent way to incorporate stats to translate into arm strength for catchers pitchers and oufielders but not so much for infielders so I had to fabricate a system. What I did was use age in relation to what infield position the player played. It wont correlate to how strong the players arm was in real life but it will have to suffice until theres a better way thats also ... Read More
The '82 New York Yankees.
Everyday Starters:
C Rick Cerone
1B *Dave Revering*
2B Willie Randolph
SS *Bucky Dent*
3B Graig Nettles
LF Dave Winfield
CF Jerry Mumphrey
RF Ken Griffey
DH Oscar Gamble (Skill trade is RF by position)

Ron Guidry / Dave Righetti / *Tommy John* / Mike Morgan / *Doyle Alexander*

It was the typical Bronx Zoo in '82:
(*Dave Revering was sent packing to ... Read More
This is part II, continuing where outfield arm strength left off. Centerfield arm strength was in part I. I use Held%+Kill% to calculate.

For leftfield the '82 MLB average was 63.8%

For rightfield the '82 MLB average was 45.4%

Infield arm strength is next and its one of those items where I reach way out of the batters box to hand out ratings.
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11:57 AM - September 5, 2016. Written by thescoop
Madden 17 is a huge step in the right direction. It isn't perfect but it does mark the biggest move in the right direction we've seen in years. For those not familiar with my "superficial wishlists" for MLB The Show, I'll explain real quick. On these, I don't focus on gameplay issues. I only focus on issues that some might consider superficial or not as important. While I agree there might be some bigger issues than these, I have more fun focusing on the little things and letting others hammer out ... Read More
The '82 Boston Red Sox.
Everyday Starters:
C Gary Allenson/Rich Gedman (platoon)
1B Dave Stapleton
2B Jerry Remy
SS Glenn Hoffman
3B Carney Lansford
LF Jim Rice
CF Rick Miller
RF Dwight Evans
DH Carl Yastrzemski (Skill trade is 1B by position)

Dennis Eckersley / Mike Torrez / John Tudor / Chuck Rainey / Bruce Hurst
(Bob Ojeda is interchangeable with Hurst in the 5th spot)

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05:57 AM - September 5, 2016. Written by AT35
MyTeam Recap

Now, let’s talk about the MyTeam mode. In this year, 2K redesigned the cards, making them look totally different:

(via www.mnrdaily.com)

• The cards have new tiers too. Instead of only having 5 tiers (bronze, silver, gold, amethyst and diamond), like in NBA 2K16, this year we have 9 tiers:
• Bronze
• Silver
• Gold
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Sunday, September 4, 2016
This is the way I have the '82 Baltimore Orioles set up to begin the season.
Everyday Starters:
C Rick Dempsey - 77
1B Eddie Murray - 98
2B Rich Dauer - 87
SS *Lenn Sakata* - 84
3B *Cal Ripken Jr.* - 84
LF Ron Roenicke - 92 / John Lowenstein - 77 (platoon)
CF Al Bumbry - 71
RF Dan Ford - 69
DH Ken Singleton - 67 (Skill trade is RF by position)

Dennis Martinez / Scott McGregor / Mike Flanagan ... Read More
For pitcher arm strength I trot out SO% for a third go-around (I also use it for K/9 and to set fastball velocity). The '82 average for SO% was 13.2%
99=25.2% (Mario Soto)
75=19.2% (Ron Davis, Rudy May, Jeff Reardon)
50=13% (Vida Blue, Rich Gale, Ed Whitson, Jerry Reuss)
25=8% (Matt Keough, Rick Langford)

For pitcher accuracy I use throwing errors/assists. The '82 average was .030
98=.0006 (Fernando Valenzuela)
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