Saturday, June 28, 2014

World Cup 2014: Knockout Stage

June 28, 2014

By Steve Bohnel

Well, after a record 136 goals were scored and 16 teams were eliminated, the 2014 FIFA World Cup is now on to the knockout stage.  Here are the eight match-ups set to take place in Brazil beginning on Saturday:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

PHILLIES: 65 Games In, Phillies Should Blow It Up

June 14, 2014

By Steve Bohnel

Just when the Fightin' Phils give you a reason to believe, they give you yet another example of why GM Ruben Amaro Jr. should be looking to trade whoever he can before the MLB trade deadline on July 31.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FLYERS: Pens' 'Hulk Hogan Guy' example of why being a fan is awesome

June 11, 2014

By Nick Tricome

Hockey has plenty of characters.

Many are the players themselves, with their humorous personalities going hand-in-hand with their performance on the ice. Guys like Jeremy Roenick and Scott Hartnell to name a couple from Flyers history.

But then there are the fans who manage to find their way on to jumbotrons and TV screens, and almost become a staple of their favorite team. There are the Vancouver Green Men, and one that both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia know well, Cy Clark, a.k.a the 'Hulk Hogan Guy.'

Sadly, Clark passed away last week due to complications from cancer. He was 53.

Clark is probably best known for taunting the Flyers during their 6-4 win over the Penguins at the Consol Energy Center on April 1, 2012.

The Flyers had a secure 6-3 lead with just over a minute left in the third, when the Penguins sent their checking line out and Joe Vitale laid out a hard open ice hit on Danny Briere.

The hit led to a brawl on open the ice, while Peter Laviolette stood atop the boards and yelled furiously at Penguins coach Dan Bylsma. And throughout the whole thing, was a Penguins fan, a Hulk Hogan look-alike, dawning an Evgeni Malkin jersey and a bandanna that read "Malkamania," jawing at Laviolette and the rest of the Flyers' bench.

Scott Hartnell took notice and responded with his own Hogan impersonation...
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

EAGLES: Five options at 22

May 6, 2014

By Michael Guise

With the draft just a few days away the Eagles will look to build off their strong 2013 draft. The class of 2014 is deep, and the Eagles will look to take advantage with their six total picks. The Eagles have the 22nd pick in the first round, and there are five guys that could hear their named called by commissioner Roger Goodell when the Eagles are on the clock.
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Monday, April 21, 2014

PHILLIES: Home plate rule needs further review

April 21, 2014

By Steve Bohnel

The Phillies were in the second of a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies. In the bottom of third inning, a play at the plate illustrated one of the key additions to the MLB this season: expanded instant replay.

But this play was different. Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, who had singled to start the inning, was on his way home trying to score the first run of the game. Chase Utley fired the ball home. Ruiz blocked the plate, and Arenado was out...for a few minutes.
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Friday, April 18, 2014

76ERS: Phase one, complete

April 18, 2014

By Greg Frank

We all knew what we were signing up for with this year’s Sixers.  But the long-term plan Sam Hinkie has been trying to implement is more exciting than anything anyone in the Sixers front office has attempted to do in the post Allen Iverson era.

So here we are on the eve of the NBA playoffs, with the Sixers having completed a 19-63 regular season.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

FLYERS: Back in the playoffs, but missing something

April 17, 2014

By Nick Tricome

After a one year absence, the Flyers are back in the playoffs and will take the ice against the rival Rangers Thursday night. But something will be different this time.
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