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Shit That has happened since I Last Posted


Shit...Got...Weird

Shit…Got…Weird

 

Well well well…..it has been quite a while since I have had the motivation to write anything in this space and I really don’t have any excuses except that I am lazy as a sloth.  Just to bring you up to speed here are a few of the highlights/lowlights in my life since my last post on March 13th 2012.

Chase Utley and Ryan Howard missed half a season

Cole Hamels Made a lot of money

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The Daily Drive – 7/25/2011


The Daily Drive is a daily (duh) 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.The Drive is starting to run on a tight, meticulous schedule, and your fearless leader snagged the coveted Monday spot. Hungover at work traffic! Like your Mom’s period, expect my post to be fashionably late.

-The NFL is back. I’m sure this is the first any of you have heard of this.

-Carlos Beltran is expected to be traded sometime this week, and he say’s he’d much prefer an NL team over an AL team. The kicker? He doesn’t want to DH. I know, I thought he was from Puerto Rico too.

-Great piece by WithLeather on dick heads who steal foul balls from kids. In my opinion we should persecute them the same way they did treason in the old days: Hang ’em.

Phillies news, how Scott Stevens became a New Jersey Devil, and more, after the jump. Read more of this post

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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HOLY FUCK


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

Playoff Ruminations – 4/24/2011


It’s quite possibly one of the worst times to be in Atlantic City. Both the Flyers and the 76ers are alive in the playoffs, and the Phillies are killing it, per usual. Their fans are everywhere. It’s gross. Here’s some playoff thoughts I’ve been having.

Keep It Goin’ Louder part deux

After I wrote that OT column on… yup 4/20 (productivity!), there has been five straight days of games being decided in overtime, plus the day before. That’s the most since there were 7 straight days in the 2001 playoffs (hey who won the Cup that year?). Today was just another typical day of overtime hockey. While I didn’t get to see the Flyers stun the Sabres at home, I was able to see the game played between the Blackhawks and Canucks. Luongo benched after back to back poor performances, only to come into the game after Cory Schneider got hurt on a penalty shot. It was like a movie, penned by Vince Vaughn. Loungo played great in his limited time, but eventually was outmatched by the tenacity of Chicago’s offense. In my opinion, that’s a bad move on coach Alain Vigneault (and yeah, I spelled that correctly without looking it up.) Your starter is your starter is your starter. It’s that simple. Patrick Roy and David Aebischer didn’t win the Cup together. Martin Broduer and Chris Terreri didn’t win the Cup. That’s not how it happens. The severity of Schneider’s injury will be what determines the next starter, but in my opinion the fate of the Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup run has been sealed.

It's like the deep dish style of the kiss of death

The Madhouse

If there is one place I want to see a hockey game, it’s in Chicago. Some people don’t like the crowd, citing that song from the Amsterdam commercial as annoying. I love it. It’s like the vuvuzela. Some didn’t like it, some did. It made me fucking wet. I’m sad that I will probably never get to watch a game with that sound ever again. But, at the same time, it’s really cool to have seen that. It’s like this special thing any sports fan can talk about together. We all heard that noise. That’s how I feel about the games in Chicago. Whether that stupid song annoys you, or invokes chills, it’s just cool to see. They aren’t going to do it forever. Take it in. Enjoy it. Pray to God it doesn’t become a mainstay at the games (I’m looking at you, Fenway.) It’s all apart of the game. Without the crowd, it’d be like playing soccer in Italy. And no one wants to do that.

Flyers pride, Leighton’s funeral, and my apology to God, after the jump. Read more of this post

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