Archive for April 22nd, 2011

Missanelli’s ManCrush on LeBron

April 22nd, 2011 by Christian | 3 Comments | Filed in General

Hi Mikey...

Let me preface my forthcoming critique of 97.5 FM’s Mike Missanelli by saying I actually enjoy his radio show and think he seems like one of the cooler sports personalities in this city.  The fact that he’s actually replied to a couple of my email blasts says a lot.  Apparently, he understands he’s not the second coming, and that’s refreshing.

That notwithstanding, I was driving home earlier and heard Mikey Miss in the midst of an absolute on-air love fest for LeBron James.  Mikey was extraordinarily impressed with LeBron’s “24, 14 & 6” performance last night against our hometown, powerhouse team… the Sixers!  Why that performance against one the weakest teams in the playoffs left Mikey awestruck still eludes me.

Then he went over the edge, comparing LeBron to…  Michael Jordan.  Mikey Miss, you MUST be kidding.  LeBron’s good, but he simply isn’t the same caliber of player that Michael Jordan was.  Jordan’s the best I’ve ever seen, and I’m 43 years old.

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Thoughts after Period 1

April 22nd, 2011 by Scott Dargis | Comments Off on Thoughts after Period 1 | Filed in General

– Smart game plan by the Sabres to fire those odd angle shots at Boucher. He was not ready for them, the second goal was poor goal tending. No reason that he does not have that left leg pad attached to the post.

– Having Leighton in this year seems weird. When Boucher went down against Boston last year there was a sense that the Flyers upgraded at goalie. Now there is just more uncertainty.

– The Flyers finally showed some signs of life at the end of the period. Those first two goals took alot of momentum away. The second period has been the Flyers best this entire season, but the more and more the game goes on and Ryan Miller hasn’t given up a goal the odds of the Flyers winning this game get slimmer and slimmer. Miller’s confidence seems to get rattled after giving up a goal

– I try to not complain about the refs, but come on what did Richards do to deserve a penalty there. I’m tired of seeing these roughing penalties.

-James van Riemsdyk is once again playing inspired hockey.

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Let’s Go Flyers!

April 22nd, 2011 by Christian | Comments Off on Let’s Go Flyers! | Filed in General

Turn up speakers.  Click Image.  Yeah!

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NBA Playoff Uptown/North Philly Aluminum Bat Locks for 4-22-11

April 22nd, 2011 by Brandon Pemberton | Comments Off on NBA Playoff Uptown/North Philly Aluminum Bat Locks for 4-22-11 | Filed in General

All Bets Down!

Ok the Lakers(-5 1/2) are on the road and a big favorite. Take the Lakers to cover the spread and win big.

The one other game I like for the night is the Knicks(-3) against the Celtics. Amare is a game-time decision and Chauncey Billups is doubtful. I like the Celtics to come into Madison Square Garden and win the game OUTRIGHT!!!!!

Enjoy the games people and get the bets in.

www.sportsbook.com

Tonight: Flyers & Phillies

April 22nd, 2011 by Christian | Comments Off on Tonight: Flyers & Phillies | Filed in General

Flyers & Phillies Friday Night

Flyers vs. Sabres at 7:30 p.m.

Phillies vs. Padres at 10:05 p.m.

A nice Friday night of Philly sports!

D-Wade Goes Off for 32 and Leads Heat to 100-94 Victory Over the Sixers and a 3-0 Series Lead

April 22nd, 2011 by Brandon Pemberton | Comments Off on D-Wade Goes Off for 32 and Leads Heat to 100-94 Victory Over the Sixers and a 3-0 Series Lead | Filed in General

D-Wade scorched the Sixers, dropping 32 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 8 assists. The Heat killed the Sixers on the boards 50-34.

By Brandon Pemberton

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The Sixers played a hell of a frst half of basketball, but only lead 52-50 at the half. As I watched the game, you could just the Heat pacing themselves and you knew sooner or later they would take over the game. Dwayne Wade dominated the game, scoring 32 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out 8 assists. Lebron James added 24 points and 15 rebounds of his own as the Heat killed the Sixers on the boards 50-34.

The Sixers were playing good initial defense, but they gave up too many second chances and when you play a team with the talent of the Heat, it will eventually kill you. The Heat grabbed 20 boards on the offensive end, which lead to obvious extra chances to score points. The Sixers just couldn’t get a stop when they needed it. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, all on the offensive end.

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The Challenge of Remaining a Loyal Philly Sports Fan from Long Distance

April 22nd, 2011 by EricW | Comments Off on The Challenge of Remaining a Loyal Philly Sports Fan from Long Distance | Filed in General

Ohio, USA

I was born in Montgomery County exactly three months to the day after the Eagles won their last NFL championship in 1960. I have always been a loyal Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers fan (I stopped caring about the NBA when the good Doctor Erving retired). Philadelphia sports teams have played a big role in my life.

Some of my earliest–and fondest–memories are of watching Dick (Don’t Call Me Richie) Allen hit mammoth blasts out of old Connie Mack Stadium with my father. My dad grew up a loyal Athletics fan. He was born in 1920, and remembers the great A’s dynasty of the late 1920’s and 1930’s well, while the Phightins of that vintage rank among the consistently worst teams in the history of Major League Baseball. I would have been an A’s fan too. He remained loyal to the Mackmen until they broke his heart and moved to Kansas City in 1955, and only then did he really embrace the Phillies.

I was 13 when the Flyers won their first Stanley Cup in 1974. I remember the run to the Cup like it was yesterday. I remember watching Kate Smith belt out “God Bless America” before the last game and seeing the Boston Bruins players try to break the spell by shaking her hand. I remember Moose Dupont’s goal. And I remember that victory parade. If ever a city needed something to celebrate, it was Philadelphia.

Then I remember the fog games in Buffalo in 1975, and the second consecutive Cup. I remember Bernie Parent saving more than God. And I remember thinking that as a hockey nut, it didn’t get any better.

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