Month: May 2011

Andy Reid’s Halfway House

Remember how every time the Eagles brought back Hank Baskett, we fans would think “maybe they’re actually going to throw the fade route in the end zone.”  Well, meet your new great hope for that.  The NY Daily News says the Eagles may be the landing spot for Plaxico Burress.

His reasoning is that the team has already shown it can assist an ex-convict player in turning things around, Vick can help him through the rehabilitation process in a way no one else can and that it could be a more attractive option for Burress in that there wouldn’t be as much pressure on him out of the gate like if he went to a place devoid of WRs like St. Louis or Cleveland.  All are good points, and a huge target like Burress would be ridiculous for Vick.  Man that would be a lot of talent on the field at once: Vick, Jackson, Maclin, Burress, Celek, McCoy… game plan that defensive coordinators.  But don’t tease me like that, I’d have to think that Burress would rather go somewhere he can play more.  But yes, if it happened, I would be fine with it.

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Funny Behind-The-Scenes Phillies Story

A friend of mine works on the Phillies’ postgame shows for Channel 17 in Philly.

During Tuesday night’s game, nobody was in a hurry to get ready for a postgame show since the game was tied at 1 going into the 9th.

As soon as Danys Baez was announced as the pitcher for the Phillies, the on-air talent immediately made their way to their seats and prepared for the end of the game. They knew it was almost over.

A reason to root for the Bruins. The only one.

I’m watching the Bruins and Lightning in game 2 and it occurred to me that if the Lightning beat Boston, and if they win the Cup, then that might be the worst thing for Paul Holmgren.  Why?  Because then it’ll be two non-elite goalies in a row that have won the Cup.  One year is a fluke, two years is a trend.  Or that’s what they say.  So, sorry Dwayne Roloson.  Sorry Antti Niemi.  But Roberto Luongo or Tim Thomas winning the Stanley Cup is probably better for the short term future of my team.

Winter Classic 2012

So, according to league sources, the Flyers and Rangers will square off in the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park. Great news!

Now, the only better news would be if Carlos Ruiz was available to play goalie. He won’t let anything by him.

Marquee Matchup

The last time Roy Halladay and Josh Johnson matched up, Halladay left the Marlins stadium (whatever the hell it was called at the time) with a perfect game. If you’re not watching the rematch tonight, you have no excuse.

Except me, unfortunately. I’ll be working. But highly distracted.