Is it over yet?

Watching the Flyers play since they returned from the Covid pause forced by a team outbreak has been torture. I love this team fiercely and have for as long as I can remember, but this has been god awful, torture second only to sleep deprivation. As I suffered through both last night I was roughing … Continue reading Is it over yet?

It’s All About Soul

Five years ago today, the sports world lost a legend in Ed Snider. The Flyers, however, lost their soul. Snider had been battling cancer, and lost that battle, as so many have. The Snider Family released the following statement on the passing of their father: "During his lifetime, he cultivated a cherished circle of friends … Continue reading It’s All About Soul

Is Having Fans Back Really Good for the Flyers?

Fans were allowed back on Broad Street for Sunday nights Flyers game versus the Caps. Some very lucky fans were finally able to be in the Wells Fargo Center after a year; the tickets were expensive and hard to come by; I would have given just about anything to have that chance. Alas, I was … Continue reading Is Having Fans Back Really Good for the Flyers?

Unforgettable Images

There is a Tweet making the rounds today, asking for a Philly sports photo that you will never forget. For me, there are two, and they are at opposite ends of the spectrum emotionally. One is the image of Pelle's mangled Porsche; the other is the image of the celebration of Simon Gagne's eventual game … Continue reading Unforgettable Images

Please God, Not Oskar Lindblom

Oskar Lindblom and Scott Laughton were added to the NHL's Covid protocol yesterday. With all respect to Laughton, and the other Flyers (Travis Sanheim, Justin Braun, Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek) on Covid Protocol, all that is going through the crazy that is my mind is Please, God, please...not Oskar Lindblom. That young man has … Continue reading Please God, Not Oskar Lindblom

Part of the Game?

Chirping is a part of hockey, as much as fighting; however; there are times when both can go too far. For someone that cannot skate backwards, I do my fair share of chirping. Believe me, there will be some after this weekend. I have one co-worker who is a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and one … Continue reading Part of the Game?

It’s More Than a Game, Ovi

I am angry at Alexander Ovechkin. It is actually more than anger; it is closer to the white hot fury normally reserved for the New York Rangers, hypocrisy and a certain very recently exiled orange abomination. My intention today was to discuss in writing that hatred for the Rangers. As my disdain for the Rangers … Continue reading It’s More Than a Game, Ovi

A Long Overdue Apology to Eric Lindros

Eric Lindros was on my mind yesterday, so much so that I called a co-worker Eric Lindros when speaking about him. In all fairness, his name is similar, he is a hockey player, and the co-worker I was speaking to was trying my patience at the end of the day, but 88 was on my … Continue reading A Long Overdue Apology to Eric Lindros