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Bryz Takes a Bunch of Bench Selfies with Minnesota Wild Fans

Jim Adair - September 30, 2014

Not even Bryz knows what is going through Bryz's mind at this exact moment

Not even Bryz knows what is going through Bryz’s mind at this exact moment

Sure, if you find yourself in a picture with Ilya Bryzgalov out in the wild, we’d like to see it. But it’s much more impressive to grab a picture with Bryz while he’s on the bench for the Wild. Bryz is getting more and more comfortable in Minnesota, and the fans at Wild games are liking him too. During the third period of the Wild’s most recent pre-season game, a bunch of people ended up snapping selfies through the glass with Bryz, an act Bryz seemed to be totally on board with:

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But Wild fans should be warned, they’ll be a much happier bunch if Bryz stays right there and off the ice.

h/t Deadspin

More Jam, Please

Kyle Scott - March 8, 2013

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I really don’t feel like writing about that game. There’s no excuse for blowing a 4-1 lead between dinner and cake of my mom’s 59th birthday party last night. I went from bloated, buzzed and bonered after watching the first period during dinner to pissed off and generally anti-social by the time cake rolled around. Thanks, Flyers.

There no denying the effort in the second period was laughable. But again, it wouldn’t hurt to have a goalie that could occasionally save their bacon. No matter how you slice it, the Penguins still scored three goals on 12 shots.

This quote from Peter Laviolette sums up the real problem, though:

Q:  Was there something that’s collectively missing, in terms of a killer instinct, or the ability to stay with a tempo? 

A:  There was a little bit of both today.  Even going out in the 3rd period when the score is 4 to 4.  Being able to finish off games, I think we need to do a better job then what we’ve done this year.  We’ve had a lot of tie games and a lot of situations to win games and they’ve slipped away.  Consistency is something we’ve been battling as well.  You go from a real strong first period to an inconsistent second period that ended up costing you a day.  Certainly it’s not where we want to be. 


The second period is almost understandble after an ejaculatory first. But to come out in the third period, at home, tied 4-4, with your biggest rival, with the same lame duck effort, and to never mount a reasonable offensive, is inexcusable. And hover would be a good way to describe what Claude Giroux does in the high slot and along the sideboards while his teammates go after loose pucks in the corner. Needs more captain, this team.

Lucasfilm Requested (Demanded?) That Yoda Wield a Green Lightsaber on Ilya Bryzgalov’s Mask

Kyle Scott - March 4, 2013

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Photos: Flyers

I talked about the error on Bryz’s mask on the Great Sports Debate last week, and told you about the ensuing correction – from red to green, Yoda’s lightsaber went – this morning. But now we learn that the change was requested by Lucasfilm, George Lucas’s production company responsible for Star Wars, which takes the movie’s expanded universe – and that apparently includes Bryz’s head – very seriously.

Franny Drummond, who paints Bryz’s masks, told CSN’s blog that someone from Lucasfilm contacted the Flyers equipment manager and requested the change to Bryz's new helmet. To be historically accurate, of course. 

"We didn't realize we'd be offending anyone," Drummond said. "Yoda's Lightsaber was actually an orange-ish color before we changed it. We were going for a hint of the Flyers' colors in Yoda as well. There were no bad intentions. It was just a matching thing."

Matching thing, it was. Trademark thing, too.

Your Monday Morning Roundup: Humongous Big and Loony Edition!

Kyle Scott - March 4, 2013

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Pic via Amanda Rykoff

A bouncer at a strip club once told me that "crack kills." 

Let’s hit it!


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The roundup:

– On Saturday, we ran a story about Andrew Bynum allegedly throwing a shot glass and (somewhat jokingly) threatening to kill the friend of a CB reader at Buffalo Billiards on Friday night. A few unverified accounts have come in since. One person, claiming that he worked at Buffalo Billiards, at first offered to clarify some details, but then decided against it when he told me that CB has become too gossipy (…). But two commenters added the following:

The guy I was playing against was quick witted and very sarcastic so someone getting flustered and pissed with him isn't hard to understand. Bynum minded his own most of the night and latched on to two girls from the get-go and stayed with them even through his interesting departure. (Maybe that's part of his ladies closing tactic).

The guy asked if he could take a shot and told the girls and Bynum not to move for a sec so Bynum flicked his stick. The guy turned around and they both laughed and shot one liners back and forth. The dude went to shoot again and Bynum went with the flick move once again. They were still laughing but I did specifically hear the guy say jokingly, "don't make me cross check you like the real sport that wins at Wells Fargo". Neither team is winning so not the best line but still Bynum didn't like it and when he went to shoot for a third time Bynum made a gun out of his fingers and pushed down on his head. The guy said something along the lines of you're really not going to let me finish this game and Bynum said "you wanna play the death game?" Multiple times and said he has his boys and they can go back to his place and play whenever they want. Then he decided to spell out K-I-L-L… Show off. The guy said what do you think my answer is to that? And Bynum threw the glass and squared him up. Good shot if you ask me. He was covered from collar to bottom of chest. The dude did indeed yell stop the music that's the first shot Bynum made in Philly.



I was there last night (my tweet referenced above) and can confirm that Bynum was there alone, and seemed to be going back and forth between 2 different groups of chicks. I was not near the pool table while the confrontation started but as me and my buddy were leaving at like 1:50am we caught the tail end of the argument and basically told Bynum to leave as it wasn't worth it for him. He didn't leave with any girls as someone mentioned in a comment earlier. He walked out with us, and was still really frustrated about those dudes trying to rile him up. As we were half a block away, a drunk blonde chickenhead ran out of the bar and was screaming down the block to him about how he was leaving alone (I suppose implying that no one cared about him and highlighting that he was a loser for coming out by himself). At which point the cops across the street got on their megaphone and told her to grow up and go back inside. Bynum walked with us and then went into a huka bar where he said he knew the owner. Didn't see much wrong doing from the big man, just a couple of guys who thought they were cool talking trash to an NBA player – end of story.


Reader Dominic, a reliable loon spotter, sent along this update:

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– Meanwhile, over the Constitution Center, where the Sixers held a disaster of a press conference to present the players from their breathtaking trade, a devotional to Bynum:

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via (@KennyTLP)

Yet somehow he is still Plan A.

– Very important nerd update: Bryz’s Star Wars mask has been updates to include Yoda holding his proper green lightsaber:

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– Speaking of Propper, I was on Propper Hockey last week with Brian Propp and Lou Tilley. You can watch it here.

– Philly native, sports fan and Eagles season ticket holder Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money (I love this show), was tweeting from all around Philly this weekend:

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Modern Family cast members trapped in an elevator. Really.

– Last week, Dennis Rodman met with North Korean leader and Chicago Bulls fan Kim Jong Un, who told Rodman that he wants Obama to call him. This, too, is real. And now for America’s next trick… we’ll be sending Snooki to meet with Ahmadinejad, who wants to exterminate Jews and destroy the West but is a lover of fat, drunken pussy.

Here’s a trolling article about soccer in Sunday's Inquirer. “To me, soccer is much ado about not enough. The teams run around for an hour and a half and if the fans are lucky, their team may – hold your breath! – score a goal or two.”

Meanwhile, Freddy Adu is the most predictable disaster ever.

Best buzzer ever.

The Apple iWatch is going to happen.

Videos. After the jump, watch Brendan Shanahan explain Harry Z’s suspension and see highlights from the Flyers Wive Carnival courtesy of our friend Dave Grzybowski from La Salle TV.

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Jake The Snake Tricked a Bunch of Fat, Sweaty Yinzers Last Night

Kyle Scott - February 21, 2013

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Dan Bylsma looks like a little boy.

Is it weird that's all I can think about after a thrilling 6-5 Flyers win against that god awful, pansy-ass team from the sweaty undercarriage of Pennsylvania? Dan Bylsma looks like a little boy in a big boy suit. Sweet glasses. Fix your collar, sir.

If that observation from the big win seems rudimentary, I do apologize– I didn’t see much of the game live, as I was hosting pro wrestling quizzo at a packed Drinker’s Tavern, where the questions stopped during the thrilling final five minutes of the game. And the only thing on the TV screen that continually distracted me as I hurled questions about beefy men in tights was Bylsma’s wayward tie and collar. I have issues.

Now, let’s talk about the game.

Perhaps it was fitting that Jake the Snake recorded a hat trick on this night. You can say many things about him not being consistent, but you can never argue the fact that he always looks like he just scored a conference finals OT winner when he puts the puck in the net– pale, a thinning, never been kissed down there-style beard, and that open-mouthed electric shock therapy thing. It’s all fucking gross, actually. Gross, but hot, too.

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Even better about Jake’s hatty was that he became the second player obtained from Columbus in the Jeff Carter trade to record a hat trick at the Consol Energy Center in front of unemployed Yinzers (Sean Couturier did it in the playoffs last year), and that makes Pens bloggers all sorts of sad:

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Some cold water for your post-game boner: Yeah, yeah, I know– Claude Giroux spoke in Montreal and his team has scored 12 13 goals in the two games since. Great effort by the Flyers last night. But that kind of ignores the fact that the Penguins put the puck in the net seven times. One disallowed goal was kicked in. The other, Evgeni Malkin’s shot was snared by Bryz when the puck appeared to have already crossed the goal line. The unofficial O.J. Rule came into play… that is, the puck appeared to be in the net, but there was no conclusive video evidence because of some controversy surrounding a glove. Whatever. Bryz staring down his Russian buddy – the only hockey player he follows on Twitter – made it all worth it: 

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Maybe if he stopped slashing G’s wrists, via the Flyers’ city-leading PR department: Claude Giroux (232 wins) and Sidney Crosby (212 wins) came into tonight’s game 1st and 3rd, respectively, in the NHL in faceoff wins; Giroux was 5-for-17 (29 pct) against Crosby tonight. 

This: Tonight vs. Fla is cheapest game at Wells Fargo rest of the year. Pairs from $42.

Mike Milbury called Sidney Crosby and Malkin "crack addicts."

Finally, two must-watch videos after the jump: Wayne Simmonds – who , yes, was called a “nigger” by Penguins fans on Twitter – polishing Tanner Glass, and the full game highlights, which, when condensed, are awesome. Spoiler alert: that second video, much like the game, ends with this:

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