That kid, is going to have some female friends. Also, a symbolic changing of the guard from Nike to Under Armour took place, as Spieth supplanted Tiger – Nike – in wonderkid lore. And you’re kidding yourself if you don’t think I’m buying the hell out of this belt from Golfsmith:
Let’s hit it!
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Phillies billionaire co-owner John S. Middleton is in a legal battle with his sister. From Philly.com:
John S. Middleton, the billionaire part-owner of the Phillies, is battling in court with a younger sister over a 2003 deal in which he bought her and others out of the family’s conglomerate for about $200 million and then sold part of the firm four years later for $2.9 billion, according to documents filed in Montgomery County Orphan’s Court last week.
The sister, Anna K. Nupson, has yet to make specific claims of wrongdoing in court. But she said in a court document last month that she may bring “substantive claims that pertain to possible self-dealing” by her brother.
“What it boils down to is that [Nupson] has been hinting around that [her brother] bought those shares at too cheap a price,” Hussey said. “Basically, she seems to say that he was on both sides of the transaction.”
I wonder how POWERS feels about all this?
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has told us repeatedly that he doesn’t buy this, that he believes he had constructed a playoff-worthy team, albeit not an “elite” one. And so, sometime between the next few hours or next few weeks, he will decide how much of what transpired traced to a miscalculation on his part and how much falls on the coach he inherited.
You see where this is going, don’t you?
For Berube, not in a good direction.
He’s probably right. But I’m not so sure this is Berube’s fault. The Flyers don’t have a second line, their defense isn’t good, and they’re still saddled with terrible contracts. I was hard on Berube when he was hired last year, but he completely turned the team around in 2013-2014, steering them to within a couple of goals of beating the Stanley Cup runner-up Rangers. There’s a long list of blame to go around, and I think Berube is somewhere around number 7 on it. Is he a good coach? It’s hard to tell.
Howard Eskin read the headline on the NY Times’ Sixers article last week. Problem? The article was largely positive. Howard dunt reed good:
Stanley Cup Playoffs TV schedule. Confirming: no Flyers.
A market research firm estimates Apple sold 1 million Watches in the US this weekend. One of them was me.
You know the drill. LibertyBroadcast.co.