Thursday, May 18, 2006

It Starts...

just one day after david aldridge almost suggested it, sam donnellon is writing that the sixers should not only rehire mephistopheles, but they should also give him part of the team -- yikes.

in his article, he discounts the value that pat croce brought to the sixers. being a happy guy brings much more value to a team than sam seems to realize. look at the team across the street. do you honestly think that if aaron rowand acted like beelzebrown that he would be having the impact that he is having? anywhere close to that impact?

stop with the nonsense sammy, larry brown is the devil.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surgery list for the Flyers since they were eliminated;
Forseberg - both ankles (one done, one to go)
Nittymaki - shoulder
Gauthier - shoulder
Savage - shoulder
Kapanen - shoulder
Gagne - hip
Esche - hip
Rathje - hip
Hatcher - knee
Stevenson - knee
Primeau - nose
Brashear - shoulder
Radivojevic - shoulder
Handzus - shoulder

A statement I saw today read that the Flyers likely wouldn't have had enough healthy players to fill the bench if they had continued to the next series....


12:03 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never completely understood your obsession with LB, Ping, but I have to admit I enjoy the occasional rants.

Don't worry, John Milton may have secretely adored Mephistopheles, but the Prince's shadow will never again darken Comcast's door.

The Sixers have enough to worry about with a bloated payroll, a roster of folks who simply don't play defense, and a star who can't possibly burn bright enough, long enough for it to make a difference in this city again.

At least LB gave us one magic season. I like Pat Croce. He was an excellent cheerleader and treated customers well. He played his role the "right way." But he had no impact on the play of the team, the composition of the roster, etc. Did he occasionally hose down AI and LB? He might have, but Richard Simmons could have filled that role just as well. I'm sure the Sixers could find someone else to put out personality fires.

What's Ross Perot up to anyway?


8:32 PM EDT  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

Pete, I don't suspect LB will be back in Philly. Ben is right about Croce, but at least he did act as a cheerleader and brought some energy to a burnt out franchise. The way the Sixers are now, I wouldn't even mind the Devil back....but it ain't gonna happen. The thing to fix them is to implode it, and I may consider only keeping Iverson and making every and anyone expendable. Maybe AI the second, but NO ONE else....maybe Willie Green. Billy King has decimated this team with horrible contracts and they really need a good person in that role to fix this mess, but it's a 4 year plan, more than likely. The Flyers are also in bad shape (IMHO) and Snider's shops are looking real bad in May.

11:17 AM EDT  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

How about the Birds making an embarrassing trade for Billy mind you it was probably a generous gesture to get him outta here to Minnesota so he can start over. The guy traded for was an undrafted rookie and I don't think I have ever seen that kind of deal before. A veteran player for an undrafted rookie....looked into it though and the story is strange....he was projected as a 3-5th round pick, but went undrafted.... is big 6-4 220 and had some decent numbers in New Mexico and the only team that worked him out.....The Birds.

11:29 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's simple. McMullen was trash. We got something for trash.

- Joe

3:21 AM EDT  
Anonymous Phil said...

Given the limited amount of playing time McMullen had, I'd challenge your comment that he was a "veteran". Joe's right. Something for nothing is always good.

10:56 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagles sign a new QB for rookie camp. I think he'll be good on the practice squad, maybe even oust Detmer for 3rd.

- Joe

10:13 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taken from PFT:
The Vikings are now in line to get their new stadium approved in 2007. (Assuming that no one in the organization does anything really stupid or embarrassing, such as scalping Super Bowl tickets or cavorting with strippers in a semi-public place or planting multiple misrepresentations in his bio or getting caught in an airport with a fake penis or demanding a $10 million raise or sending a series of ill-advised e-mails to the media.)

10:25 AM EDT  
Anonymous Phil said...

Anon, I thought that was good too. Loved their advert for Sprint the other day.

I thought they picked up Timmy Chang for the 3rd spot behind Garcia.

1:42 PM EDT  
Blogger Steve72 said...


5:47 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

I've never completely understood your obsession with LB, Ping, but I have to admit I enjoy the occasional rants.

it's pretty simple. aside from "coaching basketball" i don't find a single admirable quality about the man. really. there aren't many people i've seen or met that meet that description.

he's sneaky, he's a backstabber, he's a liar, he's whiny, he's insecure, he's hypocritical, and he's a guy who leaves his family for a young hottie when he hits it big.

larry brown is the devil.

3:03 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...


yeah, funny story. ben and i used to work together and one day i took over as a supervisor in the department next to the one ben was managing.

well one of the guys in my department told a co-worker that my name was "ping". so this guy (i think his name was al), called my "ping" all day with his co-workers cracking up every time he did so. when i finally corrected him, i think he literally sh*t himself. i've never seen a guy look so mortified.

3:06 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trade Abreu today. I hope Rowand punched him in the mouth last night.

Nice catch, sissy. Egad, the wall is padded and nowhere near the front edge of the warning track...


3:56 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hilarious abreu comment.

anyone know anything about Clay Condrey that they just brought up from triple-A to replace Hamels while he's on the DL?
what happened to Leiber last night? It looked like he couldn't get control of his pitching. Was he thrown by being put on the mound a day early?

here's hoping that the phils pull out of this slump today.


8:24 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clay Condrey is a ham and egger who sipped a cup of coffee with the big club earlier this season. He's competent for wash out innings. Fastball tops out in the high 80's, low 90's. Decent break on his offspeed pitches. Loves to throw away from hitters and he is too much of a nibler for my tastes.

Leiber is what he is. A guy who tries hard, but needs near perfect location to be effective. The best I can say for him is that he isn't afraid to take the ball or pitch in critical spots. I really hope he takes Gavin Floyd under his wings and teaches him to be a man.

Hamels on the DL is the most depressing development of a very dissappointing start to the season. The guy is a legitimate top of the rotation starter, but you already get the sense that he'll never be productive because he is always hurt. When pitchers blow their shoulders during outfield warmup catches, you've got a big problem. I say that as a guy whose elbow used to turn blue from tossing hard a couple of times. You either have a body that can play sports everyday or you don't.

I'm glad the Phils fninally gave Myers some support. Anyone watching things realizes he's a dynamite pitcher.

It's time to let go of this three series funk and get some payback against the Brewers. This team is way too talented to be playing the way they have recently. The only bright side I see is that Gillick has a golden opportunity to fire the manager, who is clearly a nitwit.


10:01 PM EDT  

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