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Video: Chris Pronger is Not in Good Shape

Kyle Scott - March 7, 2013

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Here’s a heartbreaking interview with Chris Pronger from SportsNet in Canada. Excerpts from the interview, including this one…

“What’s happened was I had 30-year-old eyes. I got hit and the doctor told me I had 60-year-old eyes,” the former Hartford Whaler, St. Louis Blue, Edmonton Oiler, Anaheim Duck and Philadelphia Flyer tells Murphy. “I don’t have very good peripheral vision. That so-called sixth sense? I used to really have a good one. Now, I couldn’t feel anybody comin’ around a corner. My kids scare me all the time.

“That used to be what I was known for: knowing where everybody was; having a feel for who was around me. Now I don’t have that.”

 

… were posted yesterday, with the two-part interview airing later in the day. 

Pronger won’t say he’s retiring, but it doesn’t look and sound good.

Watch it, after the jump.

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The Phillies Won a Game Last Night and Jonathan Papelbon’s Post-Game Interview was Awesome

Kyle Scott - August 19, 2012

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After recording a much-needed four-out save last night, not even Gregg Murphy’s softballs, lobbed across the interview plate at about six miles per hour, could bring Cinco Ocho back to reality. Those eyes, man.

Video after the jump.

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Ilya Bryzgalov on CBA, Claude Giroux… and Russian Bears

Kyle Scott - July 18, 2012

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Ilya Bryzgalov is in Russia for the summer, currently hosting his annual goalie camp for kids. Puck Daddy's Dmitry Chesnokov was able to get a few – nay, many – words from Bryz on the CBA, bears, Claude Giroux playing in Russia, and other stuff. Some highlights:

On players possibly going to Russia during the lockout:

Would players like Giroux, Stamkos, Crosby play in the KHL during the lockout?

"Claude and I had a conversation about this once at dinner. Giroux said that he was afraid of going to Russia."

Because of the Lokomotiv tragedy?

"Not only. Claude says 'I have one friend who played in Russia. But he was kicked out from the club without paying. Hockey players in the KHL are absolutely unprotected.'  Canadians listened to different stories about our country from their friends. And it is difficult for me to argue because I have never been in these types of situations."

What advice did you give Giroux?

"To sign for nine years in Russia and ask to get paid for eight of them in advance!" [Bryzgalov laughed.]

 

And on Sidney Crosby:

Have you tried beer called 'Crosby's Tears?'

"I don't drink alcohol at all. But I understand what you're talking about. This beer was put on the market after Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh in the first round of the Stanley Cup. Yes, people in our city don't like Crosby very much. But the feelings towards Evgeni Malkin are very different."

Because of the perception Crosby used to asking for penalties?

"Maybe. I haven't figured it out in one season. But in Philadelphia no one paints Malkin as a ballerina like what happened to Crosby in the playoffs. Evgeni is depicted as a Russian bear."

 

Yeah, I'm not sure that's the case. But whatever. You can read the full interview over at Puck Daddy.

Video: Joe Amendola was a Bucket of Laughs on AC 360

Kyle Scott - June 23, 2012

Not more than an hour after his client was found guilty of raping, like, 100 million children, Joe Amendola granted an interview to Anderson Cooper on CNN. He had fun. He likes to have fun here.

via The School Philly

Prosecution Will Seek to Use Unaired Portion of Jerry Sandusky Interview, Oh, and Papa Sandy’s Character Witnesses Also Showered with Children

Kyle Scott - June 18, 2012

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What? It was just a few of them. (Pic via Kevin Horne)

In case you needed (or wanted) more evidence that Jerry Sandusky is one of the worst people on earth, NBC was contacted by Pennsylvania prosecution about using the transcript of un-aired portions of Bob Costas’ interview with Sandusky from back in November.

The particular part that interests the prosecution is this one: [transcript via CentreDaily.com]

JERRY SANDUSKY:

I have worked with many, many young people where there has been no misinterpretation of my actions and I have made a very significant difference in their lives.

BOB COSTAS:

But isn't what you're just describing the classic MO of many pedophiles? And that is that they gain the trust of young people, they don't necessarily abuse every young person. There were hundreds, if not thousands of young boys you came into contact with, but there are allegations that at least eight of them were victimized. Many people believe there are more to come. So it's entirely possible that you could've helped young boy A in some way that was not objectionable while horribly taking advantage of young boy B, C, D, and E. Isn't that possible?

JERRY SANDUSKY:

Well — you might think that. I don't know. (LAUGHS) In terms of — my relationship with so many, many young people. I would — I would guess that there are many young people who would come forward. Many more young people who would come forward and say that my methods and — and what I had done for them made a very positive impact on their life. And I didn't go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I've helped. There are many that I didn't have — I hardly had any contact with who I have helped in many, many ways.

 

While you have to make a mild leap from “I didn’t go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs” to “I raped some of them, though,” it’s hardly a stretch. And it’s now something which really interests the prosecution.

Also, how in the hell does NBC edit something like that out?

Meanwhile, in the land of the lost, the worst lawyer in the world, Joe Amendola, called some character witnesses for his client today. Problem: the character witnesses in this child molestation case are also former Penn State coaches who shower with children:

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And from StateCollege.com:

Booker T. Brooks was the second former Penn State football assistant coach to testify for the defense. He moved back to State College after several years in other coaching positions.

“When you work with a person over several years, 14 hours a day, you get to know a person,” Brooks said of his tenure with Sandusky. 

“Jerry is well-known, certainly in the coaching world,” Brooks said.  “Top-notch, words come to mind like that.”

Brooks also testified that showering with boys was a normal occurrence, both when he was a boy and as a coach.

Brooks told the court he brings his granddaughter to the local Y.M.C.A, and, as she is not old enough to be alone in a locker room, he takes her in with him.

“We go in and we shower and I put dry clothes on her,” he said.

 

Doh! Hate it when my child rape character witnesses shower with their granddaughters at the local YMCA. 

Ilya Bryzgalov is So Lovable When He Stops the Puck

Kyle Scott - March 5, 2012

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What a better way to start of the week, the first full one on your March calendar, than by showing video of an upbeat Ilya Bryzgalov, who recorded his third shutout of the season in the Flyers' 1-0 over the lowly Caps last night. 

The Flyers PR department did their very best to place him in historic company:

Ilya Bryzgalov recorded his third shutout of the season.  He is just the third Flyers goaltender to record three shutouts in a season since the lockout (Biron 5, 07-08; Emery 3, 09-10). 

 

That’s some lofty company there… Biron and a nutcase. Anyway, kudos to Bryz. He almost looked like top tier goalie last night. Go with, Bryz. Go with that.

Delightful Bryzisms after the jump.

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F$@#ing Nicklas Grossman Looks Like Jason Statham

Kyle Scott - February 17, 2012

Here's the Flyers' exclusive interview with their own player, the new guy, Nicklas Grossman. He's a stay-at-home defenseman with penchant for making driver movies. So, really, after a penalty-kill he's going to don a ski cap and hightail it out of there on the zamboni.

Picture of Statham after the jump, for comparison… and for you ladies home alone on this Friday afternoon. 

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Interview: Takeru Kobayashi Prepares For Wing Bowl 20

Kyle - February 1, 2012

 

First post on Crossing Broad since the big announcement so I figured I’d start with the best eater in the world. Think we do things small here at CB? Nah.

We know the dude can flat out eat, but the story about he got into competitive eating is unreal. Plus, we got some insight into his entourage after our interview. His management team let us know that they’re “downplaying” it and it’s going to be a big surprise. Very “Philly-centric.”