Friday, March 11, 2011

Winning On A Friday

Who's winning this Friday? Manhattan Mini Storage, that's who. Absolutely brilliant.

Enjoy your weekend folks...and fuck the Mets.

[A big ole' hat tip to Ryan]

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Oilers Need to Get a Dog or Go to Church

By TWW friend 'Anonymous'

Apparently, the Edmonton Oilers had a little peepee in their pants during the first period of Tuesday night’s game. The young Oilers team was criticized for playing nervous and scared as they sat back and watched the resurgent Flyers squad do work on em'. Flyers outshot the Oilers 17-1 in the first period. That's on some video game shit right there. Flyers win 4-1 with a nice 2 goal game from Jeff Carter.

Thank God! I was checking for used puppies and online ministries myself after that 4 game slump. We needed to beat up on a team like this for our own sense of self, I mean, we are the bullies after all. Lavs and Homer played this losing streak the right way. After that blow-out Rangers game, the Flyers players were given the silent treatment and told to go home.

"They were just as embarrassed as the rest of us after that game. Sometimes you just got to pull away and let them sit in their own pile of shit and hit them the next day."- Paul Holmgren

Just a couple more things. 1.) Giroux needs to shoot, stop with the no look drop passes. I like you...but you’re crazy. 2.) Andreas Nodl and Nickolay Zherdev were both scratched. This is a fair deal. If one is out, the other should be out too. If only Zherdev and Nodl could find a pair of those DBZ earrings, or learn the dance and fuse together to create one good player, that'd be perfect... Nickoleas Zherdl would be the shit. That's all I have to say about that.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Yes, We Have A Good Basketball Team

[] The Sixers are an East-best-tying 12-4 over the last 16 games, they are arguably the deepest team in the conference and they have a versatile shutdown defender in Andre Iguodala, who also has performed with the command and efficiency of a point guard since coach Doug Collins flipped him the keys to the offense last month. The center tandem of Spencer Hawes and Marreese Speights is the weak link in the rotation, but the length and quickness of their wing and perimeter players (including Jrue Holiday, Thaddeus Young and Evan Turner, as well as Iguodala) often compensates. Everyone gets out in transition -- their controlled, three-quarter-speed fast break is superb -- and their interior passing is a real advantage against weak defenses, as Golden State discovered Sunday. If the trends continue -- the Heat, Hawks and Magic fragile, the Sixers steadily improving -- Philadelphia could become a first-round dark horse.

Folks, this team is officially good. No, they aren't great, but they don't have to be. As writer Britt Robson says above, there isn't a team in the East that wants to play them right now. They are deep (they seem to consistently have at least six guys in double figures each night) and are playing the kind of team basketball that isn't flashy but sure is effective. Our ballers are 14-4 in their last 18 games, including victories against playoffs teams like the Spurs, Knicks, Hawks and Nuggets. And while the fans haven't necessary come back yet, as the John Smallwood pointed out today, they will if this keeps up. Philadelphia doesn't want flash, we want winners. If the Sixers keep this up, especially in their next two games against the Thunder and Celtics, people will notice.

They'd be silly not to.

[photo courtesy Michael Conroy/AP]

Monday, March 7, 2011

What The F!?! Flyers Lose 4 In A Row, Thankfully Not Crying Like The Heat

By TWW friend 'Anonymous'

I had a conversation with a friend when the Flyers acquired Kris Versteeg, and he said, "I hope he isn't a black cat like Kyle Calder was a few years back." And then I said, "Yeah, that would suck." We are now in serious "black cat" watch. Even though he is scoring, we keep losing. Hey Kris - Put your mouth piece in your mouth and stop turning the puck over, will ya?

What happened to Cobourn and O'Donell? O'Donell is old and hurt, but Braydon Cobourn is just getting beat time after time. March is Defensive Awareness Month, so you best recognize, Cobourn.

Our power play and penalty kill are weak. Special teams are at like a 73 right now. The next McDonald's Power Play contestant is scheduled to make $300,025… or something like that.

We lost that nice 7 point lead in the East. It's now down to a two point lead over Boston for the number one spot. I want home ice advantage guys. I need a nice little 6 game win streak, EARLY!

It's hard for me to sit here and say that I'm not worried. But I'm not. All the teams they lost to suck, with the exception of Toronto. (Who might actually be able to do some damage if they get into the playoffs.) It's hard for the Flyers to get motivated to play teams that are in desperation mode. The Rangers game was a different story. What, you forgot that they were The Rangers? Flyers vs Rangers Sunday games are great! Flyers played their worst game of the season and got shut out 7-0 at home on live National Television against a big time rival. That shit is not cool. If that wasn't a wake up shot, then I don't know what is. Don't go Mia Wallace on me, Flyers; I can't be plunging needles into your breast plate.

But we're not in panic mode - it's more of a "deer in headlights" mode. It's hard for us to tell if this losing streak is a truck or not. If it turns out to be a tractor trailer, and not kids with flashlights, then it is indeed panic mode time.

Jody Shelley hinted there is some trouble in the locker room regarding players work ethic, and it’s an issue the team will remedy on its’ own. Hockey players are known for policing themselves, and Jody Shelley is a big ass dude that is hard to argue with. I hope everything works out, Jody. Not only with the team, but whatever that knot is you got goin' on in your ass cheeks.


[pic via Scott Levy / Getty Images]