Flyers Moneyball

The Flyers debuted their new web series, Flight Plan, this week. The first episode took us inside the draft war room, where a grab bag of former players and scouts debated over who should be the team’s top pick. Several readers noted that the discussion was, well, exactly what you would expect from the Flyers:

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You can’t help but think of the scene in Moneyball where Billy Beane tries to explain his new philosophy to a bunch of lifers stuck in their ways. And the rudimentary observations offered up by Flyers scouts were not unlike the antiquated arguments put forth by their peers in the hit movie. So, here now are the two scenes spliced together. Enjoy.

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21 Comments

  • Tom Byrne August 8, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Anything new on Riley Cooper??
    Can’t wait to listen to mike Missanelli today!!

    • Mike Missanelli August 8, 2013 at 10:12 am

      I only deal with bigots. Crossingbroad readers are young enough to be able to make a difference. I will contine to discuss this matter today and Friday.
      Dont squander that fellows

    • None of these are remotely funny August 8, 2013 at 10:20 am

      That’s great. You were one of the guys who went around saying “Winning!” for like 6 months after that whole Charlie SHeen thing, weren’t you.

  • Sean Brace August 8, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I heard Cooper took a big dump yesterday and the color of it was black..That’s racist bro.

  • None of these are remotely funny August 8, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I’m more tired of these assholes who keep posting about Cooper but don’t even have the chops to make the posts funny than I am about actual Cooper posts by Kyle. Fuck off, unfunny losers.

    • Turtle from WIP August 8, 2013 at 10:32 am

      I find them funny as shit

      Winning!!!

  • MC August 8, 2013 at 10:21 am

    God help us… I can name 5 friends who know more about up and coming prospects then that group of dusty old fucks.

    I wonder what the difference is in the draft room of any team that’s drafted halfway decent in the last 8 years that hasn’t given away all of their talent with the exception of a few players?

  • Jon Marks August 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Sean and i will be broadcasting live from kyles moms house today. On todays show, we’ll be having a whoever cums first has to kiss her contest, with the winner getting their choice of sixers season tickets or a michael martinez jersey. listen 12-2 for your chance, on 97.5 the fanatic!

  • Fadool's Naturals August 8, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Any Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez news?

    The Sean Brace/Jon Marks/Mikey Miss guy reeks of the guy in the bar who thinks chicks are laughing with him and not at him.

    • Bernie from Broomall August 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      And you reek of the guy who’s too scared to go talk to those chicks at the bar, but goes home to your room in your parents’ house that night and thinks, “man that guy is such a loser” as you’re getting ready to beat off to the same casting couch video you’ve seen on youporn ten times.

      • Arthur August 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm

        Correct!!

      • Carlos Danger August 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm

        That casting couch video is some good stuff when Twitter goes down & my wife won’t.

  • AL Tru August 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Old Time Hockey……Ahh Fuck Eddie Shore !!!

  • DS August 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    What have the Oakland A’s ever won using “Moneyball”?

    • Junkhead August 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      Considering the fact that the A’s only have about a $ 40 million payroll, they’ve done a pretty amazing job (currently tied for 1st place in AL West).
      I’d love to see Ruben Amaro try to operate on a $ 40 million budget.

      • DS August 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm

        Again, what have they won? Tied for first in the first week of August is great and all, but its been over a decade since they implemented this “ingenius” system and I don’t see any rings.

        • Junkhead August 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm

          I don’t think Billy Beane ever claimed the Moneyball system of player selection would lead them to championships, but it is more an attempt to compete on a very uneven playing field.
          The fact that they have a payroll less than a quarter than that of most teams, and yet they are still able to compete is pretty impressive.

  • Angry Al August 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    To Candy Oak, did I see you on twitter last night???

  • Thrillhouse August 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Way to really work hard today. Great Stuff. Keep it Up. Good Job. Good Effort.

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