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Mike Milbury Apologizes For Comments About Crybaby Crosby

Kyle Scott - April 3, 2012

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Photo: Canada.com, eh

This upcoming Flyers-Penguins series is going to set the bar for soap operaish storylines. Somewhere, a blogger jumps for joy.

Mike Milbury apologized for his comments on WIP yesterday, some of which made light of Sidney Crosby’s concussion. Like this one: [TSN.com]

"Crosby gets cross-checked, big whoop," Milbury told Sports Radio 94WIP. "He said after he came back from his 35th concussion, 'I'm not going to do this anymore, I'm not going to get into those scrums, I'm going to stay away from that stuff' but he couldn't help himself because there is a little punk in Crosby. He's not the perfect gentleman, he's not that little sweet kid you see in all those interviews with his hat pulled down over his eyes. I say screw him, hit him." 

 

Here’s what Milbury said today in a statement to TSN:

"I reached out to David Morehouse and the Penguins about the comments I made yesterday on Philadelphia radio. In hindsight, I realize what I said was inappropriate and wrong, and I want to apologize to the Penguins organization and their fans."

 

Milbury was right in the first place. Sure, mocking the number of concussions may have crossed the line, but the sentiment doesn’t change. Just because Crosby’s brain rattled around his skull a few times doesn't mean that he should be treated any differently. He plays dirty. And, if his team can’t find other ways to pad his bra, he should have to deal with whatever consequences (on-ice) that arise.

So, yes, when Milbury says “screw it, hit him,” he’s right– the Flyers and every other team should make him accountable for his actions. 

If you’re thinking this all sounds like Bobby Clarke… well, you’d be right. Clarke played dirty too. But he had a legion of goons to protect him, and that’s the role Joe Vitale was playing for Crosby on Sunday. It was old-time hockey, and we’re going to be seeing a lot of it this month.

Mike Milbury Says Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma Should Have “Taken Off His Skirt”

Kyle Scott - April 2, 2012

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Does this hat make my ass look fat?

Mike Milbury scored some serious points (with me, anyway) when he got into a bitchfest with Jeremy Roenick last month. This morning, the former Islanders coach and current NBC-Comcast-Versus-mega-conglomerate analyst was a guest on the WIP Morning Show, where he gave Angelo, Al and Rhea his thoughts on the yesterday’s melee in Pittsburgh.

Two highlights. [transcriptions via Spike Eskin, CBSPhilly

On Dan Bylsma:

“I can remember being on such a perch, or at least trying to climb over the boards to get at somebody to make a point. And I thought Dan Bylsma should have taken off his skirt and gone over there.”

 

I don’t know about his skirt, but he certainly should have removed his dainty reading glasses. Instead, he hid behind Peter Laviolette’s former Team USA teammate, Tony Granato. 

On Sidney Crosby:

“So you know, Crosby gets cross-checked, big whoop. He said after he came back from his 35th concussion, ‘I’m not going to do this anymore, I’m not going to get into this scrums, I’m going to stay away from that stuff.’ He couldn’t help himself because there’s a little punk in Crosby. He’s not the perfect gentleman. He’s not the sweet kid you see in interviews with his hat pulled down over his eyes. I’d say screw him, hit him.”

 

Good point. And you know, you can’t spell Crosby without “cry.” 

Read more and listen to Milbury’s full interview over at CBSPhilly.com. His thoughts on Craig Berube and Ilya Bryzgalov ("One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest") included. 

Mike Milbury: Ilya Bryzgalov is a French Poodle

Kyle Scott - February 12, 2012

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Unlike Bryz’s Husky, French Poodle is not a hot girl.

Earlier today, in a blatant plug for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which will appear on NBC-owned networks, known mush Mike Milbury unveiled his long-awaited three dogs of the NHL. None were compliments. In order:

Jeff Carter: Chihuahua (heh)

Alex Semin: Basenji

Ilya Bryzgalov: French Poodle

 

And, of course, Pierre McGuire felt the need to weigh-in, too: They only have him for eight more years– that’s a lot of dog food.

Sure is.

Video after the jump.

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Video: Mike Milbury Calls Rangers “The Blue Shits”

Kyle Scott - January 3, 2012

Video via Awful Announcing, thanks to everyone on the entire Internet for sending