Bobra-booey

 Posted by at 4:06 pm
Oct 082010
 
Bobra-booey

by Kevin Franklin: And so it begins…again. It’s that marvelous time of year when the confluence of the four main team sports meet, criss-cross and over-talk each other like characters in a Robert Altman film. It’s the triple biorhythm peak, the harmonic convergence and hitting all the green lights on the way home from work [More…]

Oct 082010
 
Phillies' Polanco says he expects to play in Game 2

October 8 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Just about the only thing that went wrong Wednesday for the Phillies was the absence of third baseman Placido Polanco from the starting lineup due to back spasms he suffered Monday. But Polanco said he expects to be back for Friday’s Game 2 of the National League division series against Cincinnati. [More…]

Oct 082010
 
Samuel, Vick, Cooper out Sunday for Eagles; McCoy expected to play

by Justin Adkins: Eagles head coach Andy Reid has announced that cornerback Asante Samuel (concussion), quarterback Michael Vick (ribs), and wide receiver Riley Cooper (concussion) are officially listed as out for this Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Someone who should play is running back LeSean McCoy (cracked rib), who returned to practice Friday.  McCoy is coming [More…]

Oct 082010
 
Eagles believe that with work, they can run and stop the run

October 8 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Les Bowen: “THE RUNNING game isn’t often a focal point around Andy Reid’s Eagles. Perhaps you’ve noticed. This week has been an exception, though. Sunday’s 17-12 loss to the Redskins led to an extended emphasis on the offense being able to run productively, to combat the cover-2 scheme Washington used [More…]

McCoy not ruled out against 49ers

 Posted by at 11:43 am
Oct 082010
 
McCoy not ruled out against 49ers

October 8 Camden Courier-Post: “Surely, LeSean McCoy proved how tough he was last week playing with a fractured rib in the second half against Washington. The second-year pro is steadily shedding this season the “finesse back” reputation coming out of the University of Pittsburgh. Earlier, Eagles coach Andy Reid raved about his added strength in [More…]

Oct 082010
 
Laviolette's switch in Flyers goal surprises Boucher

October 8 Philadelphia Daily News: “Brian Boucher was stunned. And, understandably, pretty disappointed when coach Peter Laviolette informed him Wednesday that he would not be the Flyers’ starting goalie on opening night. It didn’t even seem like a possibility, for Boucher or anyone else, that Laviolette would tap Sergei Bobrovsky, a 22-year-old untested Russian netminder, [More…]

Oct 082010
 
Bobrovsky's play needs no translation as Flyers beat Penguins

October 8 Philadelphia Daily News: “One night after Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter in his postseason debut, Sergei Bobrovsky did his best to match him. Bobrovsky, unearthed from Russia, flirted with perfection in his own debut last night, holding the Pittsburgh Penguins scoreless through two periods. Bobrovsky skated off the ice leaving the Flyers wondering [More…]

Collins: 76ers need leaders

 Posted by at 10:46 am
Oct 082010
 
Collins: 76ers need leaders

October 8 Philadelphia Inquirer: “In the final minutes of Wednesday’s lopsided loss to the Boston Celtics, Doug Collins called to Elton Brand and Andre Iguodala – starters he rested all game – and had them sit on either side of him. In a moment, there were words from Collins and nods from Brand and Iguodala. [More…]