Grantland Takes Shot at Flyers

Voila_Capture541In Grantland’s daily About Last Night segment, writer Spike Friedman gets satirical with Claude Giroux:

In a fierce rivalry game, Brayden Schenn scored two goals as the Philadelphia Flyers continued their turnaround with a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. “It’s a heartwarming rags-to-riches story. I mean, we’re the Philadelphian dream incarnate,” said Flyers captain Claude Giroux of his team’s recent upswing, which began after a recent goalie brawl. “The Philadelphian dream, of course, being the one about a questionable bunch of dudes starting a meaningless fight, wounding and angering our enemies, and then drawing strength from our collective willingness to inflict pain on others.”

I laughed… but then realized the Flyers are 4-1 since Ray Emery assaulted a man nearly two weeks ago. I’d hate to encourage that sort of thing, but, um, it worked?

H/T to reader Ryan

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13 Responses

  1. CMON, this is HOCKEY! Of course the only way for one player to tell the rest of the team they are playing like complete dog shit is to go and beat the piss out of the opposing team.

  2. Who cares what some douchenozzle national wannabe blogger writes…haters gonna hate!

  3. Sounds like someone is awfully proud of their minor league achievement. Tell me, did you suck him off or did he hit it doggy-style in the back of your 2000 honda civic with the hello kitty decal in the back window?

  4. Grantland is filled with nothing but major league douches. Maybe the only sports website id rather read less then espn.

    1. I agree – I used to read Simmons all the time, but he’s turned into a egotistical douchenozzle. His site is full of them. I stay away.

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