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Andy Reid’s Job Is On The Line This Year, But Is It Really?

Ryan Gillon - August 30, 2012

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Andy Reid is signed on to be the Eagles coach through 2013, but if there is anything that came out of Jeff Lurie's State of the Team Address today, it's that Andy Reid isn't a lock to be the Head Coach of the Eagles in 2013.

Simply, Lurie implied that it all depends on how his 2012 shakes out.

When asked by reporters about Andy Reid's status, Lurie made it clear that nothing is guaranteed after this upcoming season, even in light of the tragic events in Reid's personal life.

"This is a business, and you're there to win and win big… so all the emphasis will be on Andy Reid the coach," Lurie said.

Everyone knew the question was coming, and Lurie needed a stern response in light of the comments Reid's agent Bob LaMonte made three weeks ago.

Via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Lurie "has stated again and again, any time that I’ve been with him, that was as long as he’s the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles Andy Reid would be his coach," LaMonte said. "And I’d say the proof of the pie is in the pudding. He’s been here 14 years.”

“This man has earned the right to decide what he wants to do, and he may well decide he doesn’t want to coach and Jeffrey may decide he doesn’t want to hire him, but I can just tell you Jeffrey Lurie has told me on any occasion I’ve ever been with him, as long as he’s the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, Andy will be his coach," LaMonte said once again. "Now, if you know something else, tell me, because I should probably know."

 

Agents… 

Lurie continued by saying that last year's 8-8 record was unacceptable and if the same result happened this season, Reid would be dismissed. Reporters continued to prod and Lurie admitted that there are always exceptions, but "you just have to make the best decisions you can after the season," but that "it'll be very clear."

Whether you believe Lurie or not is up to you. I think he's partially full of shit because I'm a firm believer that if Reid was going to get fired, it was going to be at the end of last season. Why? Because as Lurie said, there are always exceptions.

If Mike Vick goes down for a few weeks at any point in the season and Nick Foles is behind center? That's an exception. If there is any injury to a big name player at any point in the season, that's an exception. There are always exceptions.

Lurie had to say what he did, partially because of what Reid's agent foolishly said, but I do think he would have said something along those lines anyway. He had to follow up on his comments at the end of last season.

It comes down to this; Lurie will only fire Reid if he truly wants to, or if this season is a complete disaster. I don't think that Lurie wants to fire Andy Reid, and I don't think he will at the end of this season.

Hopefully, we won't have to find out.

Bob Ley Makes a Funny

Kyle Scott - June 8, 2011

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The Mets: America's car accident.

Bob’s New Playoff Mask is Incredible!

Kyle Scott - April 11, 2011

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Bob steppin' up his game!

Sergei Bobrovsky's first mask, featuring Soviet jet fighters, left a lot to be desired. But it looks like that's all changing for the playoffs.

Here's his new mask, which he will bust out for the 'offs.

The right side features Rocky and the left side… Sideshow Bob from the Simpsons. You can see a pic of the other side at Philly Sports Daily.

Nothing like a broken-English speaking Russian goalie celebrating Americana.

Eggggcellent, Bob.

Here's video (from last year) of Fran Drummond, the guy who designs the Flyers' masks.

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Flyers Lose to Penguins in Another Shootout

Kyle Scott - March 25, 2011

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Back-to-back shootout losses to the Captials and Penguins, both of whom were sans their stars- Ovechkin and Crosby. Not good.

On the plus side, Bob was outstanding.

He made remarkable athletic stops Thursday night including two kick saves on Alex Kovalev in the second period.

“I’m not happy because we lost, but I’m happy that I made a lot of stops,” Bobrovsky said through a translator.

 

He so happy, man.

Dave Isaac has the full recap. Highlight are after the jump.

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Flyers Look Limp in 4-0 Loss

Kyle Scott - February 2, 2011

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Perhaps all the partying in Costa Rica and All-Star Game distractions were too much for the Flyers to recover from, as they lost to the Lightning in miserable fashion, 4-0.

Bob was pulled after allowing three goals in the first period. But don't fret, folks. This all fits into the Bob Sex Corollary.

Last time the Flyers had a break (over Christmas), Bob flew early to Vancouver so he could join his girlfriend, Olga, for a holiday sex romp. Olga can't get an American visa, but Canada is no problem.

In his first appearance after leaving Olga- December 31st against Anaheim- Bob let in four goals in a loss. Last night was no different. Bob allowed three first period goals, after coming off of a weekend in Toronto with 'ol Olgy.

See that, it's just the post-Olga blues. He'll bounce back. He didn't let up more than two goals for the entire month of January- dude needs to rest up, yo.

Stevie Why has the real story here. Or you can watch the video highlights, after the jump.

Interesting note- the Flyers' team plane was the only one to land at Philly International Airport between 12:41 A.M. and 5:29 A.M.

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From Russia with Love

Kyle Scott - January 28, 2011

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Make that one of the cornier headlines we have ever written. But when your star Russian goaltender takes a five day jaunt to Canada to canoodle with his girlfriend from the motherland, we are left with very few options.

Bob's girlfriend still can't get a visa and, just like Christmas time, Bob will fly to Canada during the Flyers' break so he can meet up with Olga (would we have her named anything else?).

Dmitry Chesnokov of Puck Daddy (an Italian fellow, no doubt) Tweeted some highlights from this Russian story on Bob:

 "I finally bought myself a car. I drive with my Russian license. Don't know if I'm allowed to; haven't been pulled over yet. 

My girlfriend was refused a visa to the US again. They think she will stay here illegally. They tell her a single girl has no business being in the States. So during the ASG break I will fly to Toronto to spend 5 days with her. She has a Canadian visa. When the Flyers played in Vancouver we spent Christmas together."

 

And therein lies the key to Bob's bounce back from a tough December- the man just needed some lovin'. Bob gave up three or more goals five times in December. Presuming his girlfriend stayed with the team until the Flyers game in Vancouver on the 28th, he has given up more than three goals just once since their rendezvous (five on Dec. 31- no doubt saddened by the departure of Olga). In six appearances in January, he's given up two goals five times, and one goal once. The power of love, folks.

The full interview is in Russian, and while Google Tranlate (as per the usual) doesn't exactly knock it out of the park- Happy life has begun! Now there is a soup, and dumplings, and all that you desire. I ran home after a workout with all legs!– it does give us some more insight into Bob's transition to American life.

His parents arrived on January 4th and the car he spoke of was a Lexus, which seems to have been paid for up front:

Which car is purchased?

– Lexus. Always liked this car. Comfortable, with a large trunk – a trunk with a hockey climbs.Agent Paul Teofanos helped buy. Found the salon, said the prices.

– The loan taken, as is customary in the U.S.?

– Why? Once all paid.


Straight up cash, Homey. We think.

Oh yeah, he's given a certain period of time to obtain his American driver's license- still, I'd steer clear.

H/T Philabright

Lavs is Absolutely Awesome, Played Bob on a Guarantee

Kyle Scott - January 18, 2011

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Friggin' love this man and his pursed-lipped snark. 

Lavs joined Mike Missanelli yesterday, and before ever getting to the hockey discussion, he called out Mikey Miss for talking nothing but Eagles for the last four months. 

Before we even get into that, right, what's goin' on there? I don't know if I should admit this or not, I actually listen to your show. Right? And the Flyers have been alright, we've been doing ok for the past, oh say, four months. Right? And not even a crack on that show, ever.

What do we got to do to move our needle?

 

Keep winning, big fella, keep winning.

By the way, I couldn't agree more with Lavs. The vast majority of the population is happy to move on and talk about hockey and baseball- but that's another post.

The conversation quickly turned to the goalies and specifically, Bob. Lavs detailed why Bob got 11 straight starts back in November. In Soviet Russia, win guarantee you!

He literally said during that run… he got beat one game and he went in and told Jeff Reese he wasn't going to lose for a month. That's the way he worded it, I won't lose for one month. So we kept playing him and he kept winning, so we just left him in there.

He was able to get it out in English, either that or Reeser took some Russian classes. Anyway, it got back to me, so we just kept playing him.

 

Amazing- this kind of confidence from a rookie.

A quick check of the stats shows that after Bob lost to Anaheim on October 21st, he didn't lose in again in regulation until November 16th. He started every game from October 26th-November 18th.

The best part? It sounds like he said it in English. So, by my count, he knows two phrases in our fine language:

Bob!

and

I won't lose for one month

May 15th would be a good time to drop that second line again.

Listen to the interview here.

It’s Arrived: Bob Says Nyet T-Shirt

Kyle Scott - November 12, 2010

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I've received a ton of inquiries as to when we'll have a shirt for the Flyers' rookie goaltender, so I checked in with our boys at Philly Phaithful to make sure they were on it.

They were.

And now we have it.  

BOB Says Nyet the t-shirt (also available in hoodie), because in Soviet Russia, Nyet! means No! 

So, should you buy any other cheap BOB imitation t-shirt?  Nyet!  Get the real deal right here. Click the link, scream Nyet! everytime BOB makes a save, and tell people you're fluent in two languages.  Do it.