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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Five Bold Phillies Predictions





by: Ryan Waldis
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Opening Day is finally here, and both fans and analysts alike seem to agree on one thing: the Phillies aren't going to be very good. Between the inexperienced bullpen, the aging veterans that are in the (projected) starting lineup, or the seemingly weak pitching rotation, the entire team is a huge question mark. Take a look at some of the optimistic Phillies predictions below:

Clearly, if you believe that the Phillies will do well this season, you should be placed in an insane asylum for the next six months. Of course, I'm one of those "hopeless optimists"  who believe that the Phillies, what with their aging core and all, still have enough left in the tank to make one more run this season. I might be crazy, but I have phaith faith.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Stretch Run: Important Points to be Won





The season in the NHL is a long and arduous one. As the games wind down, the scramble for the playoffs gives each remaining game a heightened intensity.  

The Flyers have 14 games left to their 82 game schedule.  With very few games left, it's time to analyze the next 5 games in depth. 

Tonight (3/20) against the Dallas Stars
The Stars boast some young and talented forwards that can score at will.  The Flyers got a bit too familiar with those talents when Tyler Seguin found twine three times, triggering the usually onslaught of hats, when the two teams played earlier in the season.  Seguin has 7 points in his last 5 games, so expect the Flyers to put in their shutdown line with Sean Couturier when he's on the ice.  The Stars have been fading lately, losing their last three. They're also desperate for points right now, as a win would tie them for the final playoff seed in the West.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

An Eagles Forecast- Part Four: Free Agent Frenzy





by: Ryan Waldis
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Barwin was among the positives of last year's FA class.
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I have been writing for this website for just over one year, and for the past week or so I've been remembering one of the first articles I wrote. I went into detail on the five free agents the Eagles should have targeted entering the 2013 free agency period. Looking back on it, I was a solid one-for-five, getting my James Casey prediction correct, while Brent Grimes, Eric Winston, Louis Delmas, and Nick Barnett went on to greener pastures. Casey ended up being a dud, but that's a different story.

The Eagles 2013 free agent class, for the most part, was great. Depending on how you looked at it, the fact that they had such a good class was nothing short of a blessing considering the organization's terrible luck in FA during the previous several years. Connor Barwin, Cary Williams, and Bradley Fletcher were among the positives from the class. Kenny Phillips didn't work out, and Patrick Chung... well... you know. Anyway, the '13 class proved one thing: the Eagles don't need to pay large sums of money in order to be a contender. They signed mid-level FA's, and ended up finishing 10-6 with a division title to boot.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Flyers Get Conservative At the Deadline





by: Kevin Yorke

The trades came fast and furious, but the decisions to deal can be vast and dangerous.

The NHL's trade deadline came and went today, and as the Flyers regroup for the playoff push, it becomes a time to look at the deals that went down to see what it means for the Orange and Black.

Yesterday, the Flyers made a trade that brought Andrew MacDonald into the fold, in attempts to solidify their blueline.  The Flyers traded a second and third round pick, as well as a low prospect for the veteran.

Coast to Coast - 3/5/14





By: Steve Zoladek
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Welcome to another edition of Coast to Coast!  This week includes a dominant tanking performance by the Sixers, a masked villain in Miami, and my picks for what I believe to be the correct winners of this year's awards.  Let's get to it!
  • Phil Jackson, the Zen Master and eleven-time NBA champion, claimed that in order to be a true championship contender in the NBA, you have to win forty games before you lose twenty.  Ladies and Gentleman, your 2014 contenders: Indiana Pacers (46-14), Miami Heat (43-15), OKC Thunder (46-15), San Antonio Spurs (44-16), Portland Trailblazers (41-19), and Houston Rockets (41-19). 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

In the Redzone: 3/4/14





by: Ryan Waldis
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Welcome back everyone! For both old and new viewers, thanks for checking this article out. There are so many other things you could be doing, but instead you are reading this. Thank you, and enjoy!

Look at number five. Ha!
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

An Eagles Forecast- Part Three: Who Stays and Goes? (Logan to Wolff)





by: Ryan Waldis
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Here is the long-awaited part three of An Eagles Forecast, where I will make decisions on the final 23 players on the roster. If you missed part one, click here; part two, click here.

Bennie Logan, NT: He was the proud recipient of some more playing time after the trade of Issac Sopoaga. He finished the season with 27 total tackles and two sacks, and with some experience under his belt, expect Logan to make more of an impact this upcoming season. STAYS

Travis Long, LB: As with Joe Kruger, the Eagles kept Long on the roster for the entire 2013 season. The organization obviously sees something in him, so expect to hear Long's name a lot during Training Camp and perhaps even the regular season. STAYS


It's old news, but he's back!
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Jeremy Maclin, WR: Chalk this one up in the "I knew that the Eagles would sign both Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin back" column. Don't believe me? Check part one! In all seriousness though, I can't wait to see how Maclin performs in Chip Kelly's offense. Should be a fun season. STAYS

Jeff Maehl, WR: A former Oregon Duck, Maehl was brought in via a trade late in the preseason. He didn't really do much. This is an easy decision. GOES


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Coast to Coast - 2/26/14





By: Steve Zoladek
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Welcome to another edition of "Coast to Coast", the first post All-Star edition.  The playoff picture is beginning to take shape, and those playoffs teams will be the ones that are focused on from now on.  No mention of any bottom-dwellers here (except for those things I find funny), except for the beloved Sixers,  of course. Let's get to it!
  • For all the talk about how LeBron James is a physical specimen and how he could be a dominant tight-end in football.  Stop.  The dude got smacked in the nose and went down like there was a sniper in the building.  There's no way he could deal with the physicality of the NFL.  All I'm saying is, for such a body, he sure acts like a baby when he gets a cramp or smacked in the face.  Also, Derek Fisher did this to him

Timonen's Curtain Call: The Bronze Age





As the buzzer sounded ending the game and the Finnish blue and white flag ascended into the air of the Bolshoy Ice Dome, a long and successful reign might have come to a just ending.

A diminutive defenseman on the winning team that night has been doing it since the sun coalesced into the giant fusion reaction in the sky, it seems. He has played for his country since 1994, when he was 17 years old, but a wise 17-year-old nonetheless.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In the Redzone: 2/25/14





by: Ryan Waldis
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Hello and welcome to another edition of In the Redzone. In this week's edition, I'll be looking over the scouting combine, the latest free agent rumors, and much more. Let's get started!

I'm a little upset that I just found this.
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