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You can analyze trends and probabilities all you like. You can diagnose a match to within an inch of its life. But there are certain things you really can’t account for. Before shutting out an impotent Newcastle United on January 2, Manchester United hadn’t kept a clean sheet in the league in their prior seven matches. The Red Devils went to Wembley last weekend to take on Tottenham Hotspur. Goals aplenty, right? Yeah, no:
11 – David de Gea made 11 saves for Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur today; the most saves he’s made in a top-flight league match without conceding a goal. Unbeatable. #TOTMUN pic.twitter.com/r7xYnHzalv
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 13, 2019
World class players occasionally thwart the best of all laid plans. The blinder from de Gea cost me a winning week, but as usual, the best part about the past week is that it’s in the past. Looking for a rebound in Week 23, we’re going to ignore the early card and hone in on the weekend’s final three matches. Here come this week’s winners:
ARSENAL v. CHELSEA
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) January 17, 2019
This time of year you start hearing a lot about “relegation six-pointers.” That’s when two clubs near the bottom of the table play each other; the winner gets the benefit of adding three points to their tally while depriving their fellow strugglers of a potential three points.
Neither Arsenal nor Chelsea is anywhere close to being relegated. But this match can fairly be called a “Champions League place six-pointer.” Chelsea is fourth in the table with 47 points, clutching onto the last Champions League place. Arsenal is tied with Manchester United on points for fifth (the Gunners have a slightly better goal difference) with 41 points.
Chelsea will naturally see this match as a chance to put Arsenal irretrievably behind. A Blues win would stretch their lead over Unai Emery’s men to nine points with nearly two-thirds of the season gone. Chelsea is on a nice run in league play, with five wins and a draw in their last seven. Meanwhile, Arsenal continue to waste time figuring out what to do with the expensive malcontent that Arsene Wenger stuck Emery with:
Unai Emery says he has not given thought to the possibility of Mesut Ozil leaving Arsenal and the midfielder could return against Chelsea.https://t.co/Q5c8Vr3Tc6
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 18, 2019
Arsenal is not favored at home for a reason. Two losses from three in league play, including the 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Liverpool, make the Gunners the wrong side of this tie. Take Chelsea to win at 5/4.
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You can analyze trends and probabilities all you like. You can diagnose a match to within an inch of its life. But there are certain things you really can’t account for. Before shutting out an impotent Newcastle United on January 2, Manchester United hadn’t kept a clean sheet in the league in their prior seven matches. The Red Devils went to Wembley last weekend to take on Tottenham Hotspur. Goals aplenty, right? Yeah, no: 11
Another weekend is here and with it comes two fantastic NFL championship games featuring rematches of memorable regular season shootouts. The action is also in full effect across the NBA, NHL, and college basketball. With Super Bowl Sunday looming just two short weeks away, start building your bankroll now by getting in on New Jersey’s legal sports betting action. Enjoy all of the different great games on tap across multiple sports this weekend and take
New England and Kansas City will meet at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday night with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line in a rematch of the Patriots’ wild 43-40 win over the Chiefs back in October. The Patriots are showing up for their yearly reservation in the AFC Championship Game, appearing for the 13th time since the 2001 season and the eighth year in a row. They will face a Chiefs squad that won only its second postseason game since 1993 a week ago in a 31-13 romp over the Colts. Will Andy Reid in his 20th season as a head coach reach his second Super Bowl and finally lift the Lombardi Trophy? Or will Bill Belichick and Tom Brady reach football’s biggest stage for a ninth time? Let’s get into it. Continue Reading
You’ve been waiting for the Flyers to make a trade, and the wheels could very well be in motion. It would appear that Dale Weise’s time in town is about to come to an end.
Head coach Scott Gordon told the assembled media today that Weise will not be traveling with the team to Montreal. A team source confirmed to Crossing Broad that Weise – who has been a healthy scratch in consecutive games since appearing on the Snow the Goalie podcast – has been told to stay behind and await news of a trade.
The source’s information appears to confirm the contents of a tweet from Wednesday night from Rogers Sportsnet writer/reporter Eric Engels:
As you know, Dale Weise cleared waivers earlier today. However, he will not be sent to the AHL. At least not yet. Expectation is he will be traded.
— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) January 17, 2019
While some might think it’s an insignificant move, there could very well be one of many things at play. A best-case scenario for Flyers fans is that Weise – who cleared waivers on Wednesday – is part of a much bigger trade that GM Chuck Fletcher is working on.
I was hoping he’d stick around:
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) January 18, 2019
The Cowboys’ offense pretty much sucked until the Amari Cooper trade. They finished bottom-half or bottom-ten in yards per game, pass yards per game, and points per game. The only thing they consistently did well was run the football.
Anyway, that’s enough about the Cowboys for now.
Don’t be that guy.
Don’t that person cheering for Andy Reid to lose. Don’t you dare.
Yes, it’s true that Andy could never win the big one during his time with the Eagles. He blew timeouts, couldn’t manage the clock, and his teams came up short on the NFL’s biggest stages, time and time again.
Therefore.. what? We root against him? Cheer for him to lose? That’s dumb.
Here are four Captain Obvious reasons to pull for Andy tomorrow:
1) He gave us a decade of success
Andy suffered just three losing seasons during his 14 years in town.
The Eagles won 130 games in that time frame to go along with 10 postseason victories, four conference championship game appearances, and a trip to the Super Bowl. His teams were good, the Birds were relevant, and outside of some random clunker seasons, they were always competitive.
I think sometimes people forget how bad the team was when Andy took over. It was dreck during the tail-end of Ray Rhodes’ tenure, when they finished with nine wins and 22 losses in the combined 1997 and 1998 seasons. Bobby Hoying and Rodney Peete weren’t exactly getting the job done. Reid came in, drafted Donovan McNabb, and came up four points short of a Super Bowl ring.
Phillies manager and contemporary sex symbol Gabe Kapler was on “MLB Now” with Brian Kenny.
He talks about the Phils’ offseason and the acquisitions of Jean Segura and Andrew McCutchen, before getting into Bryce Harper around the two minute mark:
— Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) January 18, 2019
“I think we bonded over stuff like training, I think we bonded over food – he loves food and Philadelphia has an incredible food scene, among the best in the country if you ask me. I think we just hit it off. He’s an easy guy to talk to and he certainly is especially competitive. We joked a little bit about a moment on the field in September, when he was able to get an umpire to change a call.”
Kapler is right. We do have a great food scene. We’ve got places like Vetri, Fork, and Suraya. And just up the street from me you can find a Taco Bell, Applebee’s, and Panda Express.
The Wu-Tang Clan comes to Philly next Thursday and Friday. I didn’t buy tickets because they’re going for around $100 right now, but maybe I’ll end up splurging.
I was sitting here thinking, “how can I work Wu-Tang Clan into the website?” They don’t have anything to do with Philly sports, though I remember Ghostface Killah said the following at the Roots’ Picnic in 2010, shortly after his Yankees beat the Phils in the World Series.
“That cat Chase Utley is pretty good. I’m from New York, but if I wasn’t from New York I wouldn’t mind being from Philly.”
That’s not a bad compliment at all. I’ll take it.
Now that we’re done with the lede, here’s every Wu-Tang member and their Philadelphia sports counterpart: