Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Flyers Win; Sixers Lose; McNabb Speaks

The Flyers' road trip continued in Atlanta, where they won last night by a score of 4 -1. Scott Hartnell, playing what I felt was his best game since coming to Philly, had a goal and 2 assists. Jeff Carter had 2 goals within a 13 second span during the second period and Antero Niitymaki made 27 saves in his second consecutive start. Scourge of the Canadian people, Steve Downie, also scored his second goal in as many games. I fully expect Downie to be blamed for the earthquake in western Canada that occurred today with the way the Canadian hockey press unfairly played up the scrum between Downie and Jason Blake.

The Flyers play again on Thursday in New York, against the Rangers. This is the supposed return of winger Simon Gagne.

Sixers Lose; Can't Shoot From 3

The Sixers lost at home to the Bucks by a score of 87 - 83. The Bucks were without Michael Redd, so they relied on the vaunted Andrew Bogut-Charlie Villaneuva combination, who averaged a double-double for the Bucks.

High scorer for the Sixers was Andre Iguodala, with 21 points, but he shot 0-5 from 3-point land. As a matter of fact, the Sixers, as a team, shot 0 - 13 from beyond the arc. This does not mean people should be whining about the Kyle Korver deal. This team is not good and anything past picking up a guy off of the street who could just shoot 3s, would be like painting a turd at this point.

I can't wait until the off-season for this team to be somewhat remolded and clearly, I'm not the only one. When the telecast panned on the crowd, the Wachovia Center looks empty. Even during halftime, when the camera does a close-up on the broadcasters, it seems Comcast throws up a black drape in order to not show the empty seats behind the broadcasters. Ed Stefanski clearly will have his work cut out for him this off season.

McNabb Blogs; Does Management Listen?

In a story that actually had yesterday, ESPN has finally caught up to blog entry that McNabb has made, where he requests that management actually bring in some play makers in all phases of offense, defense, and special teams.

That's great that McNabb feels that way. I share the same opinion. But I don't have any power in the Eagles organization (I'm an idiot with a free blogger account). McNabb, on the other hand, can march into Jeff Lurie's office and read off his wish list in person and have Lurie say "Thank You" when he's done. What fan wouldn't want that power?

Donovan, from one blogger to another, my advice to you would be to get an appointment with Mr. Lurie and go over the Fat Man's head with this request. Maybe Reid will then acquiesce to finally making some free agent moves or actually drafting players who can help right away. But just blogging about it won't do.

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