Posts Tagged ‘Christian Klemash’

The Prodigy Returns

September 23rd, 2018 by Leo | Comments Off on The Prodigy Returns | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

Carson Wentz’s return from injury will be one of the greatest moments in Philadelphia sports history.

Make no mistake about it, Carson Wentz turned the Eagles franchise around and brought them their first championship in six decades. Sure, Nick Foles stepped into the role and had a marvelous run, quarterbacking the team through the playoffs and an electrifying Super Bowl win. But Foles and his teammates rode Wentz’s spirit to victory. They followed the path blazed by Wentz, and were infused with the confidence that can only be inspired by a player endowed with divine abilities. Carson Wentz took a team, and a city for that matter, that had been so demoralized from fifty-seven years of losing, and changed their DNA. He changed their destiny.

So, on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., savor what you are witnessing. Listen to the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field when Carson Wentz trots out of the tunnel onto the hallowed grass of his home turf. There will be a roar you will not hear again in your lifetime. Because the fans know innately what this wunderkind did. Generations feel it in their marrow. And they will welcome back their young, gridiron general with the enthusiasm and reverence reserved for only the greatest of warriors. It will be, well, let’s call it a religious experience.

That’s what Carson Wentz means to Philadelphia.

To take a peek back, it’s hard to believe what Wentz has accomplished in less than two years as a pro.

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The Evolution of Ben Simmons

April 8th, 2018 by Christian | Comments Off on The Evolution of Ben Simmons | Filed in Basketball, General, NBA, Sixers

By Christian Klemash

Ben Simmons has evolved. And this evolution hasn’t taken centuries, decades or years. It’s taken less than one full season in the NBA.

Relentless defense. Orchestrating the offense. Vocal leadership. Unparalleled court vision. Physical domination. Points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks. Simmons is doing it all. And he’s only 21. As of today, I would take him over any other player in the NBA. He is the best player in the league – a 6’10” point guard who can dribble through a minefield, play power forward and pass like Magic Johnson. He is the complete package – and he’s playing like he knows it.

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Sit Vick

November 10th, 2012 by Christian | Comments Off on Sit Vick | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Man, those linemen are tall!

It won’t happen, but allow me to delude myself for a few minutes.  Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  By that definition the Eagles offensive strategy is insane.  Keep trotting out Michael Vick, who has not been an effective quarterback since the Minnesota Vikings figured him out two years ago, and still expect to win!

NEWS FLASH to the Eagles:  The Michael Vick Experiment is over and it has failed.  The rest of the NFL knows it.  Your fans know it.  And I believe the Eagles’ players know it.  When’s the last time you heard DeSean Jackson singing Vick’s praises?

So, when a player isn’t getting the job done, what should be done?  Let’s see… that’s a tough one… ummm…. how about go to Option #2???  Let’s do a quick review to see if we all follow… Option #1 is stinking up the joint and has been for almost two years.  So you need to make an adjustment.  And the logical (sane) move is to try Option #2.  Did I lose anyone?  Andy?  Are we all on the same page?

Consider that Option #1 (Vick) is six feet, ZERO inches tall and trying to throw the football over linemen that are six feet FIVE inches, and you can see (better than Vick) why he might be having trouble spotting open receivers, and delivering the football.  Further consider that Option #2 (Nick Foles) is six feet SIX inches and can clearly see over his linemen.  Is it sheer coincidence that Tom Brady is 6’5″, Peyton Manning is 6’5″, Ben Roethlisberger is 6’5″ and Eli Manning is 6’4″?

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Top Ten Reasons Tony LaRussa Sucks!

October 1st, 2011 by Christian | Comments Off on Top Ten Reasons Tony LaRussa Sucks! | Filed in Baseball, General, MLB, Sports

Such Warmth and Humanity

Here are the top ten reasons Tony LaRussa is the most overrated/annoying manager in baseball history:

10.  Managed juice heads Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire and others, in their primes.
9.  Likes to bat the pitcher 8th because he, Tony LaRussa, is smarter than all managers that have come before him.
8.  Managed his teams to the 2nd most losses of all time.
7.  Thinks he, not Abner Doubleday, invented baseball.
6.  Hired Roid-head Mark McGwire as his batting coach!
5.  Managed the heavily favored 1988 Oakland As to a 4-games-to-1 World Series defeat by the vastly inferior LA Dodgers.
4.  Managed the heavily favored 1991 Oakland As to be swept in World Series by vastly inferior Cincinnati Reds.
3.  Micro-manages every game.
2.  Is more miserable looking than your mother-in-law.
1.  And thankfully for the Phillies… Is too stupid to start Jaime Garcia in Game 1 vs. Phillies ( only 1 earned run in 15 innings vs. Phillies this year)

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DeSean The Diva?

November 29th, 2010 by Christian | 9 Comments | Filed in Eagles, General, NFL, Sports

Be A Teammate, Not A Diva!

Reports are that DeSean Jackson was sitting in the locker room after the loss to the Bears with towel over his head, sulking, not talking to reporters.

Come on dude, are you kidding me?  You’re gonna start that sh!t now?  Acting like a baby – another spoiled, ungrateful star athlete – after a little over a season of pretty good ball?  Give me a break.  And while you’re at it, give yourself a break.  Do NOT fall into the easy trap of the T.O’s and Chad Ochostinko’s of the world.  Egotism is boring and ugly.  And it ruins careers.  Allen Iverson ring a bell?

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DeSean, you are not bigger than the team or the game. You’re a good receiver, with blazing speed who can be an electrifying player at times.  But, let’s not get carried away.  You’re no Jerry Rice.

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Dallas Braden – Alex Rodriguez Feud

May 8th, 2010 by Christian | 10 Comments | Filed in Baseball, General, MLB, Phillies, Video

Not sure how many of you are following this story, but Alex Rodriguez and A’s pitcher Dallas Braden have been embroiled in a mild feud and exchanging words in the press after A-roid ran across the mound after making an out back on April 22nd.

The video below shows the incident and Braden’s comments after the game.

Things have heated up a bit since then…

“There are things that are going to have to happen,” Braden told CSN Bay Area. “Out of respect to my teammates, out of respect to the game. I think he’s probably garnered a new respect for the unwritten rules and the people who hold them close to their game. But I think you’re right, we don’t do much talking in the 209.”

Braden was referring to Stockton, Calif., known as 209, where he is from and attended high school.

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