Recent Comments by rosey8810

It's Time for me to

Not that I am defending Clarkie -- believe me, it was time for him to go -- but just to clarify the comment by Bishop...Clarke was not the Flyers' GM when Philadelphia pulled the trigger on the big Eric Lindros deal in 1992. The GM at the time was Russ Farwell. He was GM from 1990-1994 before Philadelphia brought Clarke back. What blows me away, looking back now, are all the links between Philadelphia and that trade... -The arbitrator who ruled in favor of Lindros going to Philadelphia was Larry Bertuzzi, the uncle of NHLer Todd Bertuzzi, who had a brief stint with the Flyboys; -Peter Forsberg, of course, who is now back with Philadelphia; -and another brief stay as a Flyer this season -- Nolan Baumgartner -- heralded by Clarke as the answer to the Flyers recent troubles. Baumgartner was part of the Lindros trade as the 1994 first round pick (one of the two Bishop noted above), later traded to the Maple Leads and then to Washington. I don't place much faith in Holmgren as Interim GM, but I think between Stevens and Asst. Coach Terry Murray (who last took the Flyers to the cup finals in 1997), maybe they can make some moves and turn things around. By the way Murray, don't think I forget my college days as a reporter when you nearly took my head off in the bowels of the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh following an embarrassing loss to the Penguins. :) ~Let's Go Flyers~

posted by rosey8810 at 02:04 PM on October 24, 2006

Arena Building Pays Off in Orlando

Sorry guys, count me out -- I've got all my money invested in the "Get Allen Iverson out of Philadelphia" campaign...

posted by rosey8810 at 02:19 PM on October 16, 2006

Dikembe Mutombo

I was so thrilled when Deke was playing in Philadelphia, he was such a class act. He is an amazing athlete, but more importantly, he is a fantastic human being. Man, if even half of the players in the NBA could have as big a heart as him...

posted by rosey8810 at 02:39 PM on August 22, 2006 picks the Top 25.

I think the Pittsburgh Panthers will be up there this year, at least in the top 30. a24kurtz02, as a Panther alum, I'd love nothing more. But I think they're still another year away. Hope they surprise us. And I'm really looking forward to hoops season!

posted by rosey8810 at 09:40 AM on August 03, 2006

Yankees pull off a "Bronx" Buster

I can think of a couple games off the top of my head that he won. Including a 10th inning inside-the-parker. We booed Mike Schmidt so why would we appreciate Abreu? But give us a .260 CF that runs into walls and we'll put him in Cooperstown. Go figure. You made my point -- you can only think of a couple times! Once this year he hit a walk-off. There hasn't been too many other moments for him in that light. Yes, the ol' "we boo'ed Mike Schmidt" line. That guy busted his butt more than Bobby ever did, which is why he is respected more than Abreu. Not even up for debate.

posted by rosey8810 at 09:37 AM on August 03, 2006

Yankees pull off a "Bronx" Buster

Coming from a Philadelphia native who has been lucky (or unlucky) enough to see Abreu in the clutch... Picture this: Yanks-Sox, game 7, ALCS, Sox up 3, Yanks at bat, bases loaded, two outs, Abreu at the plate...Good Luck Yankees fans. (Can you say swiiiing-and-a-miss?) Rarely does this guy come up big. Yanks did not do enough to help themselves, neither did Boston. This is going to come down to the last week unless New York's pitching falls apart.

posted by rosey8810 at 03:49 PM on July 31, 2006

Fights so bad...

Yes, that is the very same Ken Shamrock. He's still tough, but now that he is past the 40-yr mark, he is definitely on the downhill side.

posted by rosey8810 at 01:25 PM on July 14, 2006

Rollie the goalie has an owie

Stranger things have happened when teams lose key players. But the dropoff level in goaltending from #1 to #2 in Edmonton is to steep. Maybe Conklin will surprise us, but I just don't see it. Carolina in four.

posted by rosey8810 at 11:18 AM on June 06, 2006

Hall Opens Doors for Paterno, Bowden

Ok, a grudging congrats to JoePa. Even this Pitt alum acknowledges what he's done for Pennsylvania Football. But now...will you retire already? No matter what people say, he was not the driving force behind a great 2005 PSU season (let's be real, Hall/Bradley ran the show). Time to step down and restart the interstate rivalry with the Panthers. You don't stop one of the best interstate rivalries becuase you were struggling against them and to pad your schedule.

posted by rosey8810 at 02:58 PM on May 17, 2006

1000 wins for Joe Torre

Here here, uglatto. Congrats to Torre for getting this far, but I curse him for the rest of his time with the Yanks.

posted by rosey8810 at 11:37 AM on May 08, 2006

Reliving near misses

1992 NLCS...Francisco Cabrera (curse him!), Sid Bream and the Atlanta Braves outlast Stan Freakin' Belinda, Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonilla, Andy Van Slyke and the rest of the Pittsburgh Pirates, game 7, bottom of the 9th rally. Still think Bream was out at home plate. (Recap)

posted by rosey8810 at 03:58 PM on February 06, 2006

Unknown fan, pays outstanding gas bill, saves Rodman's Butt

I can't believe rodman is even worth of a news story anymore. totally useless guy.

posted by rosey8810 at 09:01 AM on August 15, 2005

TO is hurt already

It actually is legit. Reid cleared the air with the media last night. And if you know how Reid is, he doesn't play around with that stuff. More injuries today though -- this time Pinkston and (surprise!) Buckhalter

posted by rosey8810 at 12:38 PM on August 05, 2005

Webber Traded to Philly

Sixers just moved Glenn Robinson to the Hornets for Rodney Rogers and Jamal Mashburn (retiring). I think Billy King may have just saved his job.

posted by rosey8810 at 12:38 PM on February 24, 2005

Eagles Land in Jacksonville

Sorry, haven't visited in a bit, but lil' brown, I DID read the thread, I was referring to comment #3... p.s. I think the NFC edged the AFC this year for Poorest Rendition of the National Anthem. It wasn't a blowout, but...I sure hope that singer at the NFC game was somebody important's kid, that's all I can say. posted by lil_brown_bat at 5:45 PM CST on January 23 I was not angry nor was I firing anything anywhere, just saying cut the kid some slack. If it's a typo fine, otherwise check what you write before you comment.

posted by rosey8810 at 03:39 PM on February 07, 2005

Eagles Land in Jacksonville

lil brown, dude, that is wrong, the kid is an inspiration. He went blind at three months old and he has cerebral palsy. Yet he continues to strive living a "normal life." It's not the first time he's sung there, and the troops and eagles love that kid. That boy showed more heart out there belting out that national anthem in 5 degree weather than Michael Vick did the entire second half.

posted by rosey8810 at 10:12 AM on January 24, 2005

"Fire Away.

That is classic. What a good way to attract more support. And tennis wonders why they're losing their fan base?

posted by rosey8810 at 11:25 AM on August 04, 2004

Todd Bertuzzi charged with assault

I'm sorry, I've got to say I am against the whole thing, it just seems ridiculous to me. In a perfect world, YES, he should be suspended AT LEAST for one full season, possibly more. The NHL handled it poorly, and this is nothing but political pressure to make him deal with the consequences as a result of the league not having enough of a spine to follow through. However, I've said it before and I'll stick by it, this was an ON-ICE incident. The post-incident consequences need to REMAIN within the confines of the league. You can't tell me that hit was any worse than any (pick your own) Dale Hunter shot back in the 80's. Or Chris Chelios' playoff cheap shot against Brian Propp in the late 80's. My goodness, there are so many, take your pick. Granted, this is a different day and age in the league, but I feel strongly that this should be handled within the league. If this hit took place in the alley outside the arena, or even in the back hallway to the locker room, obviously it's a different story. To be clear, I feel absolutely TERRIBLE for Steve Moore, no person should have to go through what he is enduring. But this incident, as ugly as it is, happened on the ice. No off-ice authorities should be putting their hands in this. Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now. Sorry, this whole situation just rubs me the wrong way.

posted by rosey8810 at 10:04 AM on June 25, 2004

Move over, Steve Bartman

I could understand if it was Barry Bonds' 500th homer....but it was a foul ball! Starr is a moron for going the extra mile on that one. It would have been funnier if the mother took her tirade a little further and tried to pry the ball from Starr's hands.

posted by rosey8810 at 02:21 PM on June 16, 2004

Joe Pa will be back for four more

Streed, PSU actually has a kid that may be their future @ QB -- Anthony Morelli. This kid is already 6'4", 210 and has a cannon of an arm. Pitt had him all but locked up and royally screwed up the situation, causing him to screw over the Panthers and go with the Lions. I guess it's payback for what Pitt did to PSU when recent QB and grad Rod Rutherford pulled one over JoePa's eyes right before him.

posted by rosey8810 at 09:11 AM on May 20, 2004

Joe Pa will be back for four more

Unfortunately, letting JoePa go out on his own terms is going to set the program back even longer. The program is already struggling, as the state can see the balance of power shifting to the point where PSU is no longer the powerhouse on the field AND off the field in recruiting. I completely agree, they need to move him into an advisor-type position where he'll still be able to push the university but not hurt the football program. Plus, I'd love to see them get back on their feet for rivalry sake, maybe get a coach in here that's not such a chicken to play an intra-state team that's caught up to them after a number of years. Don't forget who closed out the latest chapter of that rivalry... :-)

posted by rosey8810 at 01:27 PM on May 18, 2004

mbd1, well done. I couldn't have put it any better myself. Except for that maybe Smarty gets a concussion before the Belmont, decides not to race and then Bobby Clarke calls him a sissy for not being a man and playing through it.

posted by rosey8810 at 12:39 PM on May 17, 2004

Hopefully this movie catches on in more cities than Chicago and Arizona. Trailer is excellent preview of what looks like a fantastic film.

posted by rosey8810 at 09:05 AM on March 25, 2004

Taurasi is God? Somebody better let "God" know 2-for-7 from 3-point land in a Big East semifinal isn't going to get the job done. And how could Auriemma not work a proper play to get a three off on their last possession? What a shame. I'm so torn -- are we to be thrilled UConn lost or embrassed they choked against a Big-East-trader-turned-ACC-team?

posted by rosey8810 at 02:51 PM on March 09, 2004

aside: I found this cool site while populating links Nothing like disgracing the Philadelphia Flyers with a backwards logo on the team page... ...wait, I forgot! It seems if lately the orange & black disgrace themselves everytime they take to the ice.

posted by rosey8810 at 02:43 PM on February 24, 2004

Aw, come on now, leave the Phillie Phantatic out of this one. He's had a rough few days, you know, with that dope stealing his head and running off with it and all. Besides, what's could be better than peacefully sitting at a Phils game, minding your own business with your beer and hot dog, when a big green ball of fur comes on over, takes your hat, throws it 15-20 rows down and then walks away?

posted by rosey8810 at 08:20 AM on February 23, 2004

I saw this on ESPNEWS,

But would you pay $95,000 for the Team USA 1980 game-winning puck over the Russians? The guy "is ready to part ways with the 24-year-old collectible" after buying it last year for about $13-grand. Only in America.

posted by rosey8810 at 10:36 AM on February 11, 2004

Ernie shoots 60 in the first round in Melbourne

A man after John Daly's heart.

posted by rosey8810 at 02:36 PM on February 06, 2004

Ernie shoots 60 in the first round in Melbourne

Ernie outplayed Tiger in three of the four majors last season, and I'm willing to bet that trend will continue this year. I can see Els snagging at least one of the majors in 2004. If anyone can give Woods a run for his money, I think he's the guy and this is the year.

posted by rosey8810 at 07:54 AM on February 06, 2004

Wing Bowl upset in Philadelphia

Justin, you're right, she actually was 2-1 odds to win, but it's just amazing to see a 99-pound lady take out men over 400 pounds and more. Absolutely amazing. She and "pro-eater" Ed "Cookie" Jarvis went to OT with Thomas winning by two wings. I heard some of it on the radio on the way to work, and apparently in the two minute OT she saw Jarvis eating all wings and drumsticks and immediately went to taking out all the drumsticks first with some superfast method, allowing her to win the title. So for the record, that's 167 wings -- over eight pounds -- in 32 minutes. So not only can she put the food down quickly, she used more brainpower than any of those other guys (who knew you needed it to compete in one of these things!) By the way, there is video from the festivities at the site now. Pretty funny stuff. I went down once a few years ago -- it's worth checking out at least once in a lifetime live (I don't know if I'd go again though, something about the snooze alarm going off that early). It amazes me that a Sports Radio morning show/wing contest can fill over 20,000 people into the very same arena the Flyers and Sixers play in -- at 5:30 in the morning. Does that speak volumes in how starving this city is for a championship? (no pun intended)

posted by rosey8810 at 01:33 PM on January 30, 2004

Roenick suspended for one stinkin' game

Even ESPN Radio reported this morning that Commissioner Bettman agreed that the ref screwed up missing that call. And yes, I love the orange and black and Roenick, for that matter, but he crossed the line on that one. You can yell and scream and even get up in the ref's face about it, but unfortunately whether that official made the worst call or non-call of his life, you don't retaliate by taking it down a notch.

posted by rosey8810 at 08:25 AM on January 15, 2004

Are you ready for Clammy Sosa?

I can't decide which one I love more: Bobby Orrangutang or Pee Wee Geese. WOW, I don't know what amazes me more -- that this company actually exists or that other organizations PAY for their services at events...

posted by rosey8810 at 02:31 PM on January 07, 2004

Not a Packer fan, always a fan of Favre however. In agreement with everyone. This guy can stick around as long as he likes, he's a pleasure to watch on that field.

posted by rosey8810 at 11:20 AM on December 18, 2003

The Comrie affair is over

Beasts of the east? Wow, being a native of the area, it always makes me laugh to hear the hype of the black and white. And I'm a full-fledged puck fan here. In what will probably get full agreement from all of the fellow Flyers fans out there, GM Bobby Clarke will most certainly find a way to screw everything up, whether it's making a few terrible trades or signing a Brad Marsh/Petr Svoboda/Kevin Haller/(insert ex-once-was-good-but-now-is-a-washed-up-former Flyer here) at the deadline for the stretch run to "turn this team into a major contender." It's really something to watch every season. Until Ed Snider and Bobby Clarke and the rest of the Old Boys Network are history, I find it hard to believe this team could ever win a cup in the near future. There's always some kind of letdown or mental block (see NJ or Ottawa) or something. OK, this scrooge is done going off on his beloved Flyers for now. I've got to spread the wealth and go look for a reason that the Eagles are going to find a way to lose in the NFC championship again this season. :-)

posted by rosey8810 at 01:07 PM on December 17, 2003

Yankees trade for Vazquez

AP is reporting Yankees will send Johnson, Rivera and left-hander Randy Choate. Deal is contingent on them passing physicals -- I'm guessing the extention is already in place. Sounds like Sheffield is going to happen also. He's getting a physical sometime in NY today and deal may be approaching soon. The AL East winter race continues...

posted by rosey8810 at 11:20 AM on December 04, 2003

If the Yankees get Kevin Brown,

You think so? I think George has got to be losing his mind with this one. Brown is injury-prone in a steady warm weather-type climate. And he's not getting any younger to boot. You think he'll excel here? He'll end up spending more time on the DL than on the mound. This one stinks of desperation. Along with the acquisition of Flash. And if Boston gets Foulke.....what, will Steinbrenner go after next? Bring back John Franco? Terry Mulholland? Mike Williams? Keep it up George, you'll be doing nothing short of making a fool of yourself.

posted by rosey8810 at 01:19 PM on December 02, 2003

Looks like the Avs got to's down. :)

posted by rosey8810 at 08:51 AM on November 18, 2003

I would love nothing more to see that washed-up bum stop while he's ahead, but I doubt it will happen this season. He won't be leaving until he's good and ready on a winning note. And for us Pitt Panther fans, here's to hoping that won't be for a few years. :-)

posted by rosey8810 at 01:08 PM on November 05, 2003

"To get the game back to the way it was, we have to keep the goaltenders from coming out of the net to play the puck,"

Grum, I stopped listening to anything that comes out of Bobby Clarke's mouth decades ago. The guy is full of hot air and has done nothing but kill the spirit of that hockey club. That team will never win a cup until they break up the old boys network there and get some real management in Philadelphia.

posted by rosey8810 at 09:13 AM on November 04, 2003

Donnie baseball is back

Agreed. Great move on both ends for the Yanks. It's great PR-wise, and more importantly, he should be able to provide a good amount of discipline to Soriano and Johnson.

posted by rosey8810 at 09:11 AM on November 04, 2003

Finally! An honest-to-goodness closer in Philadelphia.

I'd say you can pretty much write off Millwood coming back to the Phils. He was a one-year rental, and frankly, he didn't impress that much down the stretch. But he was solid enough to keep them in the race until the end. The key to the Phils will be getting either a stud #1 or a couple solid #2/#3's and suring up that rotation before spring training. Wolf, Myers and Padilla should be steady (though Padilla scares me sometimes). I don't think Wolf has what it takes (yet) to be a #1 -- Myers may be someday, maybe a few seasons down the road. If they could pull in an Andy Pettite or something close, and maybe a steady #5, it could go a long way in putting this club in contention for the division. I'd just like to see Ed Wade get a staff in place that could be counted on to go 6-7 innings and not have to depend on that bullpen night in and night out.

posted by rosey8810 at 09:09 AM on November 04, 2003

Finally! An honest-to-goodness closer in Philadelphia.

It would seem like it's mostly about, money, and probably partly over the fact that he ripped ownership this past season. Most likely mainly about money though. Because when you look at the numbers, you have to wonder. . . 2003 Numbers To Philadelphia: *Wagner, age 32: 1-4, 1.78 ERA, 44 saves/47 opportunities, 78 games To Houston: *Duckworth, age 27: 4-7, 4.94 ERA, 18 starts, 6 relief appearances *Buchholz, age 22: 9-11, 3.55 ERA in 25 games (AA-Reading) *Astacio, age 24 (tomorrow): 15-5, 3.29 ERA (A-Clearwater) The numbers are something to look at. Other than Astacio's, who mind you, put up great numbers -- in single-A -- it seems like a lopsided deal in favor of the Phils. Duckworth was worthless this season. I was hoping they could have moved him during the season, but I was dreaming. I'm amazed anyone other ballclub would be that much of a sucker to take him off Philly's hands. Everyone in this town knows he's been nothing short of a bust in this town the last few seasons.

posted by rosey8810 at 12:53 PM on November 03, 2003

First professional game and he comes four boards and one assist away from a triple-double. Yikes... Besides that, yes, he looked like everything a franchise would want in a team leader. Takes smart shots (12-20 from the floor), knows when he's in a jam and to pass it off, knows to keep the squad in sync on the floor, etc. Ok, it's one game, and yes, they still lost. But, man, he sure looks impressive out there. They should win tonight, will be real interested in seeing how he responds against the Suns.

posted by rosey8810 at 11:25 AM on October 30, 2003

I will never have faith in Grady Little again. What on earth was he thinking...

posted by rosey8810 at 09:31 AM on October 17, 2003

Marlins advance to World Series.

I believe McKeon was the Padres GM in 1984 when San Diego knocked off the Cubbies in the playoffs.

posted by rosey8810 at 01:21 PM on October 16, 2003

Marlins advance to World Series.

Wasn't it true also that the last time Corgan sang they lost too? Just something I heard through the grapevine, didn't know if it was true or not. Sorry Cubbies, that was such a shame. I thought after Wood and Alou went yard, it was in the cards. But Florida is a resilient squad. Kudos to McKeon. That team is something. Hopefully Loria won't do to this franchise what Wayne did after 1997. Let's Go Sox!

posted by rosey8810 at 09:03 AM on October 16, 2003

Sapp blasts NFL 'slave system'

Right on, exactly what I was thinking. Guys like Sapp wine and moan about how they have it so bad -- while they're sipping martinis on the back patio by their olympic-size pool and 10-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom mansion. Sapp, you're being paid to play football for a living. Most of us would trade places for a week to live that kind of luxury (and some even pay to do so every year, for example, at baseball fantasy camp.) Maybe next time, before he opens his big mouth, he'll stop, look around, realize how lucky he is, and just shut up.

posted by rosey8810 at 02:55 PM on October 14, 2003

Phils' Pitcher Padilla breaks collarbone in auto accident.

UPDATE: Now his agent is disputing the report. Have to wonder what's going on here.

posted by rosey8810 at 02:57 PM on October 10, 2003

I met Hudler a few times while he was playing with the Phils. Always a nice guy . . . always outgoing and open to hold a conversation with the everyday fan . . . always talked about how happy and fortunate he was to be playing ball. He just always seemed like a very cheery person. Now we all know why.

posted by rosey8810 at 12:07 PM on September 05, 2003

Phil Mickelson wants to pitch for the Mud Hens

Good for you Phil. Why not take a crack at baseball, since you've done everything there is to do in golf, right? Stick to one sport Lefty.

posted by rosey8810 at 11:25 AM on September 02, 2003

What's wrong with Big Dog?

Should be an interesting experiment in the city that loves you back. I'll be real curious to see if AI and the Big Dog share that same love by season's end. The only thing that really concerns me in regard to Robinson is the same thing that worried me in Van Horn -- his lack of regard to play solid defense. According to Ayers in last night's presser on CSN, he assured the media it would not be an issue because the coming season's defense will depend more on the team than the single player. Personally, I don't buy that at all when it comes to how badly Robinson defends the floor, but hey, prove me wrong. Then again, does it really matter what Ayers thinks? Stick any coach in there -- we all know who is guiding this ship. I have a feeling it's not going to matter what happens this season anyway -- the city will continue its countdown to the Mo Cheeks coaching era in '04-'05.

posted by rosey8810 at 03:23 PM on July 24, 2003

Bobby V out as Mets manager.

This bunch of characters could use an old-school grump like Jim Fregosi. Worked with the Phils in '93, even if the guy was the most miserable manager that year...

posted by rosey8810 at 03:42 PM on October 01, 2002

"Underachieving in the postseason is...what makes them the Braves, kind of like how that hoochie-coochie thing is what makes Charo Charo,"

NL: Braves over the Giants in four games Cards over the Diamondbacks in four games Cards over the Braves in six games AL: Yankees over the Angels in four games A's top the Twins in three games Yankees over the A's in six games World Series: Cards beat the Yanks in seven games

posted by rosey8810 at 03:40 PM on October 01, 2002

MLB Firings Begin.

I'm hearing Boston wants Grady Little's head as well. Amazing how that squad falls apart at the end of every summer.

posted by rosey8810 at 01:29 PM on September 30, 2002

Donovan McNabb the highest-paid player in league history.

Anyone find it unusual that Joe Banner and the Birds locked up a QB (with four years left on his current contract) with a restructured and brand new 12-year extention? I can understand the franchise wanting to lock him in at a solid price long-term, but have they forgotten about the other side of the ball and the players that have also helped to make Philly what it is today? Monster players like Troy Vincent, Hugh Douglas and Brian Dawkins, who have one or no years left on their contracts come the end of this season? This one, I'm sure will draw some interesting debate here in the Philadelphia and surrounding area. I only wonder if any of the beat writers in this town will have the guts to take on the Eagles front office about this subject...

posted by rosey8810 at 12:44 PM on September 27, 2002

Not Old Pat!!

Caught him doing the Eagles-Dallas game this past weekend. He looks horrible, we're talking Bob Hope horrible. This guy needs to retire and get some R&R down in the Carribean or something.

posted by rosey8810 at 09:49 AM on September 26, 2002

Will he ever learn?

Nice...just like saying he only gave 1/2 the effort because he didn't push her all the way down the block. Will this guy ever be capable of getting his head screwed on straight? This is just sad to watch.

posted by rosey8810 at 08:16 AM on September 25, 2002

Randy Moss on fan support

Cute...Moss can tell the paying fans how they are supposed to give 100% yet put in half a days work on the field. What a hypocrite.

posted by rosey8810 at 09:01 AM on September 24, 2002

KC Coach attacked.

Are you kidding? Alcohol will never be banned in stadiums in the United States because the corporate execs running these teams and stadiums see alcohol only as a means of profits. If you were in Daniel Snyder's shoes, would you halt the sale of $8.00 beers because of unruly fans?! Ufez is right, it will happen -- as soon as hell freezes over. It's such a sad situation.

posted by rosey8810 at 12:48 PM on September 20, 2002

KC Coach attacked.

bcb, the link to other incidents at MLB parks was pretty solid, but they forgot about one big one that just happened in May of 2000, when some moronic Cubs fans stole L.A. Dodgers catchers Chat Kreuter's cap. That resulted in Dodger players fighting with the fans. What happened last night is ridiculous though. And unfortunately, it's obvious that there's even only so much stadiums can do standing security guards on down the first and third baselines.

posted by rosey8810 at 10:16 AM on September 20, 2002