The talk of the town 9/17
by Eric Schwartz
There is much buzz around the sports scene today as the Flyers get set to open up camp, the Phillies start a three-game series with the Nationals, and the Eagles prepare for the Lions. Oh, and we have a hilarious clip on the Mets that no Phillies fan can miss.
5 things to watch in Flyers’ camp – philly.com
“The Flyers signed veteran free agent Bill Guerin to a tryout contract on Monday but he is free to leave at any point during camp to sign with another team. Will Guerin, who turns 40 in November, carve out a spot for himself on the roster? His arrival could mean the waiving of Darroll Powe or Dan Carcillo. Plus, a contract would need to find under the salary cap. There are few downsides to a player fresh off a 45-point season with 426 career goals and 20 seasons worth of experience.”
“This was the shortest summer the Flyers have experienced since 1997 when they lost to Detroit in the Stanley Cup Final. In late August, Kimmo Timonen admitted he was more mentally than physically “exhausted” from all the hockey with so short a recovery time.”
“When the Eagles hired Bobby April from the Bills this offseason, we all expected to see an immediate improvement in the special teams. April’s special teams units in Buffalo have been consistently among the league’s best. After just one game though, the Eagles ST showed that April still has his work cut out for him.”
“Regardless of how successful Vick is, the public sentiment from inside the Nova Care Center is that there is absolutely no controversy. Eagles tight end Brent Celek drove home that point. “I know that sometimes people feel that what the media says is what we as players feel, but that’s not how it works. If ESPN’s reporting that, hey, there’s a quarterback controversy, that’s not necessarily at all how the players feel,” Celek said.”
“Coolstandings.com gives the Phillies a 96.5 percent chance of making the playoffs. The Phillies, with 15 games to go, are three games up on the division and 3 1/2 up in the Wild Card. I feel comfortable talking playoffs without fear of jinxng the works. And when I talk about them, I feel something I haven’t felt in a long time–genuine, unbridled excitement.”
And this video comes to use from youtube, and is a riot.
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