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ESPN NHL Trade Deadline and Update

Posted by Mac D on February 23, 2018 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (8)

Hey all hockey nuts, ESPN2 will be carrying TSN's NHL Trade Deadline show from 2pm ET to 4pm ET on Monday. It will also carry the whole thing on ESPN3 (online) from 8am ET to 6pm ET.


Also, as Vap has posted, the site will unfortunately be coming to an end in September. The host has had two updates and most of the features are out of date and IT no longer can fix these.


I do not have the time to update the site and it is not worth the money to renew something another year for a product that doesn't function properly. I do want the crew to be able to stick together and whatever is decided on where our home will be I will definitely be following.

Fly Eagles Fly!

Posted by JDIN827 on February 5, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

If they havent won since 1960, and we haven't won since 1964, our time is coming!

its not over yet. supertbowl post coming up soon

Posted by the immortal scurds on January 31, 2018 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

like i said, superbowl blog on the way

Macapp site future

Posted by vapor5 on January 28, 2018 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (4)

I know most of the few active folks here cherish  the cyber privacy of this group, but our future is limited. I'm going to create a test google + private community and only inviting our active members. I'm nearly certain you can create a pseudo google identity if need be. This the link    

https://goo.gl/Puyf1u

and I'll  be vigilant on membership but won't censor any posts. The group is named OldSN Macks. Macapp gets too many cyber APPLE bites. Any one can reach me at [email protected] and Buster McNamara on FB & G+


I've been PM ing mac and here's his response: "The site is still good until September of this year, before it needs to be renewed, but it's not worth the money to renew when it doesn't function properly.


I'm open to suggestions on what is the best way to move forward with keeping the crew but moving to a new server/someone new being able to operate the day-to-day operations."


Macapp site future

Posted by vapor5 on January 28, 2018 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (3)

I know most of the few active folks here cherish  the cyber privacy of this group, but our future is limited. I'm going to create a test google + private community and only inviting our active members. I'm nearly certain you can create a pseudo google identity if need be. This the link    https://plus.google.com/communities/100351751418029238847?sqinv=SGEwSkJYTThmQW9CSlV2NlRCdlIzTk5EcWVRVEZR

and I'll  be vigilant on membership but won't censor any posts. The group is named OldSN Macks. Macapp gets too many cyber APPLE bites. Any one can reach me at [email protected] and Buster McNamara on FB & G+

 

I've been PM ing mac and here's his response: "The site is still good until September of this year, before it needs to be renewed, but it's not worth the money to renew when it doesn't function properly.

 

I'm open to suggestions on what is the best way to move forward with keeping the crew but moving to a new server/someone new being able to operate the day-to-day operations."


Sports in the Land

Posted by JDIN827 on January 27, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (2)

What is wrong with the Cavs?  To have chemistry issues, etc. I could understand...BUT to learn that they are NOT playing hard, and are being called soft?  Whaaaaaaaaaaaa?  You make millions, you go out and play!   Plus the rumors and fingerpointing!  Of course, the media sensationalizes alot of it.


Right now, they are NOT a great team, and most have said a first round elimination.  Totally UNACCEPTABLE!  


I'm tired of hearing about Lebron - he's going, he wont commit to next year.  He holds the organization captive all the time!  He does it because he can - he holds the power in Cleveland.  You think with all the krap going on he would say something?  But in Lebron fashion he wont.  Then he'll get out of dodge in July when, yet again, he doesnt have the players around him to win.  This blaming IT for the team's troubles is just what he needed as an excuse too.  Didnt get the right players in the trade.  Shouldnt have traded Kyrie.  IT calling out Love's commitment.  Team losing with IT on roster.  Team complaining about IT's pace and all the shots he takes.  IT complaining that the team doesnt practice.  Windhorst noting that IT is killing the team, talking about Lebron's frustration with the losing and lack of dee.  Boston will win the Eastern Conference.  Local reporters talking about Ty's coaching ability and not making roster changes.  Crowder and Thompson not playing up to potential.  Kyrie threatened to have surgery to get out.  Hill trade not close.  Lebron ticked we didnt get George (Griffin was working on it, but got fired).  Rumors that Dan is selling the team. Looking their age.  Cant run with the young guns. 


YUCK!  The bright spot in Cleveland sports is taking its typical Cleveland down-turn.  People say we will be Lebron-less and a bad team again just as we were in the past.  Oh Joy!


I dont know what is true and what is not, but its been very hard to watch the Cavs lose big leads, just plain lose, and look silly against the really good teams...and lose to teams they should destroy.  Everyone and everything under the microscope...Is it their yearly January swoon or something more?  Me thinks something more.  The Golden State Warriors are laughing at us.  Grrrrrrrrrrr.  Our we are used to June scenario may be slipping away quickly. 


Uneventful off-season for the Tribe.  Not sure if that is good or bad.  After last season's disappointing first round bye bye, not sure if they did enough to overcome the hump.  The Yankees sure have lately.  Sure, great pitching and bullpen, but is that enough?  Francona says we have motivation after that early exit.  Is that enough?  I havent read that much on the Tribe to know, but I think we will win the Division...and, Kluber, Miller and Edward get bobbleheads this year!  


A bright spot (ironically) is the Browns.  We have made good choices in new coaches, and FINALLY have an offensive coordinator.  Dorsey is a football guy who seems to know what he is doing.  #1 and #4, first pick of the second round...plus #35, #63, #65, #97....7 of the Top 100!   Plus #119, 129, 150, 161, 193...Twelve out of 224.  They HAVE to do somehing very good with Round 1 and 2 picks.  I'd be very happy with a Franchise QB and either Barkley or Fitzpatrick at 4.  Plus, get a Veteran QB and add to the offense and defense with picks 33, 35.   Not sure what they will do, but THIS year, I'm certain they wont mess it up as they have done for decades.  This team is soooooo bad, anything is better!


Who would you pick with 1 and 4?  Would you trade 4?  I think we're sick of the "trade down" krap in Cleveland.  


Oh, and guess who is looking at the #1 Draft Class baby!   The ole Scarlet n Gray!  Gooo Bucks!


Ciao,

JD

2018 SB not must see for me

Posted by vapor5 on January 26, 2018 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (22)

I watch the Red Zone during the season and the playoffs strain my patience. Over the years, I've watched the Super Bowl  with various combinations of family or friends. This year I'll tune in intermittently and likely will read a book or work on the short stories I never complete.

The final straw was the NFL rejecting a "please stand" TV ad from a group of military veterans. I watched  Hollywood promoting  immigration  via beer ads last SB, but our Vets are too political ????. Appparently kneeling is the only free speeech allowed.

Anyway, I'm not swearing off the NFL forever. I'll maintain an interest in the Saints and also fantasy football. The Cultural Marxists have succeeded in  trimming my interest in the NFL. Congratulations!

inevitable

Posted by the immortal scurds on January 24, 2018 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (11)

Conference Round Ends with One Great Game.

Posted by Radatz on January 21, 2018 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (15)


We had one conference game that projected as a possible rout, another that looked like a dead heat. And we got that, but with the wrong games. Jacksonville pushed NE much like Atlanta had in last year's Super Bowl. Philadelphia rolled over a Minnesota team that was clearly not final four material.



NE 24 JAX 20:


Are these guys going to do this every year? I had their epitaph ready for 3 1/2 quarters with the name 'Coughlin' engraved somewhere or other. They came out flat. They were being pushed around. Gronkowski went down on a headhunter hit and went AWOL. They were playing a team that looked impenetrable on defense and unstoppable on offense. They were down 10 in the 4th. Sound vaguely familiar?


All eyes were on Brady's hand. There was nothing visibly wrong with Brady. It was everybody else. Receivers weren't getting open. Backs weren't running well (NE finished with 46 yards on the ground). Cooks was missing what seemed doable catches (though he was clearly interfered with on one and did finish with 100 yards). But McDaniels seemed to have nothing in his playbook that could keep Brady from desperately throwing long into double coverage.


It was all Jacksonville. When they scored the first 10 points of the 2nd half, the last coming on a FG to open the 4th quarter, it seemed over. Any momentum NE may have acquired with a late TD drive (costing them Gronkowski) in the first half had evaporated. And though NE had no margin for errors, they made them anyway. On the first of several desperate drives they ran an absurdly successful double-crossfield-lateral play that ended with Dion Lewis racing deep into JAX-land only to be stripped of the ball. With 13:37 they remained down 10 and the Jags had the ball again... in good field position. But the defense, mangled all afternoon, held. On the next drive they converted 3rd-and-18 on a pass to Amendola (who else?). A 31-yarder to Dorsett and a couple more to Amendola and it was 20-17.


The NE defense held. After 3 succesive punts, two by the Jags, NE had the ball with just under 5 to go. This time they took advantage of a short punt and ran it back to the Jag 30. Field goal range. But 2:10 later they scored on a brilliant catch by (again) Amendola to take their first lead since 3-0. But lots of time was left. Jacksonville got its bearings back and drove too easily downfield as the spectre of Coughlin rose again. But not this time. Finally they stalled and were forced into a 4th-and-14. Bortles tossed a perfect lob into the red zone with a clear path to pay dirt that was swatted away by Gilmore on a leaping last-ditch play. Then it was a matter of forcing JAX to use their 3 time outs. With 3rd and 9 beckoning, they seemed to cross up the Jags by not throwing. An end run by Lewis absolved him of his earlier fumble, gaining a first down and effectively ending the game.


The Jags were better even than advertised. Bortles was anything but a liability. Fournette was formidable, ankle or no ankle. But when New England became desperate Saxonville became mortal again just as Atlanta had last year.



And so NE goes to its astounding 8th Super Bowl in the last 17 years. Think about it. They will --- for a day or so.



PHI 38 MIN 7:


Case Keenum was foisted into starting by injuries, and he made the most of it. By contrast, Nick Foles was grabbed by Philly as a backup, and why not? He'd set records for Kelly's one-trick collegiate offense, then gotten dumped when defenses adjusted and Kelly didn't. Both defenses were supposed to be good, both offenses questionable.


Ah, but Foles has been settling in for a shorter time and he's working his way back to tip top form. It's hard to believe Wentz could have looked any better in this game. Meanwhile, Schwartz' defense made not just Keenum but the rest of the Minnesota offense look mediocre to lousy. In truth, it's something they'd been during the season many times but no one noticed because the defense played so well.


Not this day. Philly moved the ball at will with Foles the most obvious agent. Minnesota looked formidable for a while at the start but Schwartz adjusted. Minnesota not only failed to adjust, they literally gave up in the second half. This was simply an illusion, not title fabric.


And so Philly goes to Minnesota. But it won't be this sad cast of Vikings they see across the ball as we get a rather fantastic 'rematch' of the 2005 Colonial Bowl... fantastic in that one overhyped QB of that era has long been Chunky Souped into obscurity. He's 41 years old, by the way. His foe, Tom Brady, is 40. McNabb must be wondering by now what exactly he came up against way back when --- if his impenetrable ego allows it.



Who Are These Guys?

Posted by Radatz on January 20, 2018 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (8)


It wasn't so many years ago that the Bruins would look like world-beaters until Christmas. Then, slowly but surely, the rest of the league would catch up, they'd struggle to make the playoffs and get knocked out in one round. Then came a few glory years. More recently they developed the habit of folding totally at the very end. And the thought of beating old nemesis Montreal three times in a week has almost always been a major pipe dream.


It's 2018. It's January. Since December 16, Boston has gone 12-0-4. That's 28 points in 16 games. Their record has gone to 27-10-8, second in the Eastern Conference with at least one game in hand over anyone within 10 points.


And they just beat Montreal 4-1, their 3rd win over the Habs in 8 days (one an OTW).


The top line of Marchand, Pasternak and Bergeron is expected to be good and, so far, has been. The fourth line of Acciari, Kuraly and Schaller not only plays well but is winning games for the team. Neither goalie is at the top of league stats, but the team has allowed the fewest goals against owing mostly to having allowed the fewest shots on net.


It has a lot to do with the coach it seems. Under Cassidy they've abandoned the slow, cautious approach practiced under Julien and are scoring. Yet the defensive stats are better. A small core of veterans is being propped up by a swarming cadre of kids playing fast team hockey. So far, other than the draft-rigged Golden Knights, they are the surprise of the league. Can it last? Time will tell, but so far in an up-and-down season the downs have been followed by progressively bigger ups, the latest the biggest. And in virtually every game they've been fun to watch. Who saw that coming?


They could patch some holes, or at least one would think so. Krejci has been relegated to icing on a cake when he's healthy. Resident brontosaurus Chara has been playing well lately after seemingly fossilizing over large portions of the past two seasons. Krug continues to score and to provide scoring chances for the bad guys. The return of McQuaid has provided a big boost for the defense, an indication the group may need more.


But kids like McAvoy, Carlo, Miller etc. have continually improved, a big part of Boston's defensive push, and the end of that process is probably years away. Despite the dinosaurs, the future suddenly looks promising. Even the present is starting to look hopeful.



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