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Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Daily Drive – 6/30/2011

The Daily Drive is a daily (for lack of a better word) post of all the prominent things going on in the sports world we didn’t cover, and anything else we might want to share with you. Don’t expect any posts after Friday if Papa Bear doesn’t pay us. WE. DECLARE. LOCKOUT!

-As if my summer couldn’t get any better, the NBA and the NBAPA have not reached a labor agreement, and therefore will begin a lockout starting tomorrow. That sound you hear is Bill Simmons car running in the garage.

-Speaking of panic, Cole Hamels was injured in today’s loss to the Boston Red Sox. Good news for the Philadelphia Phillies: Brad Lidge has begun to make his way back to the mound. Also good for the Phils: You’re in the same division as the Florida Marlins, New York Mets and Washington Nationals. Ease up.

-Let’s just get all this Philadelphia talk out of the way early. Lot’s of talk about the Philadelphia Flyers thinking of presenting an offer sheet to Steven Stamkos. Puck Daddy breaks down all the likely scenarios. Spoiler Alert Flyer Faithful: He will resign in Tampa.

-Free Agency starts tomorrow for the NHL, and the Flyers could see some players leaving, such as Ville Leino (hopefully to the Avs.) One guy not on the market: Paul Kariya announced his retirement yesterday. Always one of my favorites in the early days of the NHL video game series.  (That link will bring you to a Canadian website. Act accordingly.)

New York Mets are on a roll, Derek Jeter is on his way back, and Charlie Sheen did steroids. Yawn. After the Jump. Read more of this post

Steven Stamkos might be a Flyer soon…

I bet he uses a Stiff Shafted Driver

It is being reported that the Flyers might be willing to offer Steven Stamkos an offer sheet worth 115 million over 12 years with a full no trade clause.  Let me digest this for a second.  We trade away two pillars of the franchise, a solid 4th line grinder in Darrell Powe, likely lose Danny Carillo (thank fucking god), and potentially sign the most dangerous scoring threat in hockey for 12 years?  Yeah I would be ok with that.  That would certainly soften the blow of losing Carter and Richards for many Flyer faithful.  My anger/hate/depression/denial for the dealings this past week is beginging to subside.  Pull the trigger Homer.

Whatever, North Korea


My favorite thing about American sports is the way the athletes and coaches acknowledge when they’ve been defeated. Many teams have had wasted seasons because of injuries, and some have even cost teams in the playoffs. But the team and it’s players are usually quick to shove excuses under the rug, and accept defeat and learn from it. Oh, what’s that North Korea?

After the U.S. women’s soccer team beat North Korea 2-0 on Tuesday in the first round of the 2011 Women’s World Cup, North Korea manager Kwang Min Kim said his team’s loss may have been because some of its players were recently struck by lightning. (via NPR)

“Hey coach, I’m ready, put me in”

“Weren’t you recently struck by lighting?”

“Yeah, that was like weeks ago man, I’m good. Does anyone else hear that humming?”

“During training [in North Korea] our players were hit by lightning, and more than five of them were hospitalized,” Kim said, according to the BBC. “The goalkeeper and the four defenders were most affected, and some midfielders as well.”

So basically everyone Kim. It’s shit like this that makes everyone else hate North Korea. It’s not so much the communism, or your desire to develop nuclear weapons. It’s because you are weird. You just say and do weird shit, and that makes people uneasy. If North Korea had a disability it would be Asperger’s. And not the funny kind like Abed.

I thought getting hit by lighting was supposed to give you super powers. Wait, are you saying comics aren’t real?

Totally relevant video, after the jump.

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World Series..Scratch That…Regular Season Series Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Tuesday, June 28th – 7:05 pm
Josh Beckett (6-2, 1.86 ERA)
Cliff Lee (8-5, 2.87 ERA)

Wednesday, June 29th – 7:05 pm
John Lackey (5-6, 7.36 ERA)
Vance Worley (2-1, 2.83 ERA)

Thursday, June 30th – 1:05 pm
Jon Lester (9-4, 3.66 ERA)
Cole Hamels (9-4, 2.49 ERA)

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The Daily Drive – 6/27/2011

The Daily Drive is a daily (when we feel like it) post of all the prominent things going on in the sports world we didn’t cover, and anything else we might want to share with you. Like how sad it is that people love nipple slips. I find a picture of a nice celebrity smiling for the paparazzi enjoying her life….and she is unaware her boobie is hanging out…Those rude paparazzi. (Kidding. They are the best people ever, I love a good slip)

Both Serena and Venus Williams lost at Wimbledon. Who cares? Well no one because it’s women’s sports, but we love hits at 90on95.com and apparently people on google are searching for it! Venus and Serena were so upset with their loses they had a backyard brawl to cheer themselves up.

– Slow day in sports unless you care about women’s soccer or tennis, but tomorrow two big interleague series start, both possible World Series previews. The Brewers travel to Yankee Stadium while the Phillies welcome Boston into the bank. We’ll have some previews tomorrow, but these teams could be the final four come October.

– The NHL draft was this weekend. The big news out of the draft is that the Winnipeg Jets are back. Glad to see Canada getting more hockey teams, it’s only a matter of time until the Bill Simmons plan of 15 teams in the USA and 15 in Canada comes true, then there will be a riot every year!

– Is it sad that is the only sports news that I could come up? It’s that time of the year I guess. However, they crowned the ugliest dog in world yesterday. Thrilling stuff.

– Lucy Pinder (if you don’t know her click more immediately) and some other stuff after the jump shot.

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Chicks in the front row…

I came across this cool story(via hiddentrack.com) today whilst reading on my lunch Break.  Just another reason why Phish is the greatest band in the world.



Don’t we all love those chicks in the front row

Series Preview: Oakland Athletics vs. Philadelphia Phillies


Friday, June 24th – 7:05pm
Vance Worley (2-1)
I don’t feel like looking up his first name because I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of him….Moscoso (2-3)

Satuday, June 25th – 7:05pm
Cole Hamels (9-3)
Trevor Cahill (7-5)

Sunday, June 26th – 1:35pm
Roy Halladay (9-3)
Josh Outman (3-1)

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Like Bandits in the Night

Yesterday was the biggest day in Philadelphia Flyers recent history. They traded away two superstars, and signed the goalie that the fans have been asking for for years. While most Flyers fans, like CaptainDan, are in a state of shock, there is plenty of reason for Flyers fans to be excited for the upcoming season(s). Hold my hand baby, let daddy walk you through.

Carter and Richards depart

This is the first thing you hear from all the Flyers fans. Not about the very generous return they received. Or that they won’t have to worry about a top line for 10 years (we’ll get to that.) No, right now twitter and the like are exploding with fans remembering their fallen brothers. But it’s the old adage that you have to spend money to make money. Also, theses guys may have been fan favorites, but the Flyers brass wasn’t exactly pleased with their behavior. I don’t mind my players partying and enjoying themselves, but do me a favor and do it in the offseason, and only if you’ve won a trophy. If you aren’t getting better you’re getting worse.

Pictured: Leadership

So now you’ve got two guys, both 26, who clearly care a little bit more about romancing the coeds than improving upon their near championship season. Plus, at this age, this is who you are getting. Carter and Richards are developed, they will not be getting any better at hockey. Mark. My. Words. Their point totals will not rise more than 10 the next few seasons. Just won’t happen. These guys are developed and know what they are capable of.

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Oswalt Done?

I hope this isn't the last we see of Roy, but fuck the Phillies

ESPN   Philadelphia right-hander Roy Oswalt will be further examined Friday, a day after leaving a start with back trouble in the second inning.

Though Oswalt said after the game Thursday he wouldn’t have an MRI until Monday, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark he would be checked out Friday and that the team expects to get an update on his condition Friday night or Saturday.


So it looks like the Phillies may be one ace short of a full deck.  Of course they will be fine with the holy triumvirate of Hammels, Lee and the “other” Roy, but the scariest team in the NL just got a little bit less scary.  Hey, I’ve always been an Oswalt fan, and I never like to see a good dude go down with an injury, but as a Yankee fan I can’t say I am all that upset. Oswalt was on the DL  from April 27th to May 16th with a similar back issue.   Problem is back injuries don’t just go away.  Especially not when you’re a 33 year old pitcher that has thrown more than 2100 innings.  Unfortunately for Philly fans, Oswalt did not sound too upbeat about his future.  I leave you with this:

“You throw as long as you can and when you can’t throw anymore you don’t,” the 33-year-old pitcher said after the game. “Hopefully it’s not to the point where I can’t throw anymore. If it’s at that point, you just have to accept it.”


Its always tough to say goodbye

Well Ilya Bryzgalov might be remembered for the guy that finally brought the cup back to Philly, or the guy that got our leading scorer (Jeff Carter) and our Captain (Mike Richards) traded away.  It is clear that Paul Holmgren felt he needed to do something drastic to make this team a contender.  Here’s the thing: I’m calling bullshit.  I can understand why you would trade carter (I guess) but WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU TRADE THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE WHOLE FUCKING TEAM!?!?!?!  Yeah maybe Richards had a salty attitude towards the media and Coach Peter Laviolette (allegedly) but it still doesn’t make any sense.  Maybe Homer thought since the two were such good friends if he traded one of them, he would have lost the other completely.  I’m gonna call double bullshit on that one.  These guys are Professionals.  Trades happen, friends leave teams, people and franchises move on.  I just don’t see a reason why he had to go.


The only thing that I can take away from this is that the 2011-2012 flyers are going to be missing a lot of what made me love the team.  I assume this means Pronger gets the C, and I cant believe im typing this, but Scott Hartnell becomes a veteran leader.  Shocking day for the Orange and Black.  Carts and Richie will be missed.

You better be the second coming of Bernie

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