An abbreviated edition this morning.
Let’s hit it!
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Michael Carter-Williams is officially the NBA Rookie of the Year, as first reported by Eliot Shorr-Parks, and the announcement comes with one of the strangest illustrations I’ve ever seen:
Shaun White showed up at the Mount Saint Joseph prom on Friday. A friend pointed this out to me: Is there a better nickname for an all-girls high school than The Mount?
Mark Sanchez after the Kentucky Derby:
And Sanchez with a hilarious purchase:
Plane returns to Philly after severe turbulence, six injured. That sounds bad, and it is, but it’s not even the worst. There can also be extreme turbulence. Now you know that.
Great article by Mike Sielski (who has seemingly found his way back into good graces with the Flyers) about Steve Mason’s concussion:
“You sit on the couch, and all you do is watch TV, and even that bothers you. You sit on the couch getting stir crazy and depressed because you’re not playing hockey, especially come playoff time. You miss the first game. You miss the second game. You miss the third game. And that’s when it really starts to piss you off.”
On the day of that third game – April 22, 10 days after he’d been concussed – Mason told Berube and Reese after the Flyers’ morning skate that he felt normal again, that he wanted to go through the routine of suiting up for a game, even if he didn’t play. Late that afternoon, the Flyers, through their Twitter account, announced that Mason would dress as Emery’s backup, and when asked whether Mason was totally healthy, Berube said: “Yeah.”
“The most important thing is the player’s health and safety first and foremost – with me, anyhow,” Berube said Friday. “If I had a little bit of doubt in my mind about a guy going in with that, he wouldn’t go in.”
And look how Philly.com is gaming their SEO in that URL:
I’m surprised they didn’t throw Lindsay Lohan in there just for the hell of it. I’m sure she’s been concussed by a headboard at least once in her life.
Speaking of the green ogre, here’s Evgeni Malkin getting a lap dance.
Oregon State fired their basketball coach, Barack Obama’s brother-in-law. In other news: a drone strike has just been reported south of Portland.
Comcast may start offering EA Sports video games through their X1 box. It’s unclear if they would be the console or mobile versions. Hate Comcast, but you have to respect their effort to progress.
Of course it was Mo Speights who almost started a fracas in the tunnel after Game 7 between the Warriors and Clippers.