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Rex Grossman is Delusional

Kyle Scott - August 10, 2011

2:20 mark:

"We're fine being the sleepers right now. You know, we're just waiting in the wings, ready to take over the NFC East. Nobody's talking about us. That's right where we want to be. You look at us from top to bottom out here, there's a bunch of great players. And we don't need people saying we're the best right now, but when it's all said and done, I really feel like this team's gonna win the East."


Oh OK, Rex. Whatever you say.

To be fair, there’s not much else he can say, though a dose of reality never hurt anybody.

What I’m more interested in here is something I’ve never noticed: Rex Grossman sounds like Rube Baker from Major League. I wonder if he recites Playboy articles every time he drops back to pass? Betsy loves surfing. Boom, touchdown. Or not.

Probably not.

H/T to every angry soul who sent me some version of this quote

Osi Umenyiora Doesn’t Want LeSean McCoy to be “No Twitter Gangsta”

Kyle Scott - June 18, 2011

I ain't soft

Osi Umenyiora responded to LeSean McCoy's Tweet – ya know, that one that called him "soft" and the "3rd best d-line on his team" – yesterday: []

"I mean, he’s a girl, man. Who does stuff like that?" Umenyiora said by phone this afternoon. "If he has more of these things to say, he can say ‘em to my face. Don’t be no Twitter gangster man."

Umenyiora, who referred to McCoy as "Lady Gaga," said the two have had heated exchanges between the lines.

"Yeah, me and him, we had words on the field — both times we played. I hate him, he hates me, period," Umenyiora said. "He chose to take that off the field and make it public when it’s something that’s between me and him. It’s something we can address on the football field. He let the whole world know about it, so I’m going to respond."


Umenyioraoauoroausoaora went on to say that McCoy called him an "African (fuck)." Oh yes, the race card, the Gaga card… they have been played.

A lot more here, including the "real hatred" that exists between the Giants and the Birds. Foooooooootball!!!!! 

Sorry, I'm deprived.

Play Guess The Angry Coach!

Kyle Scott - April 6, 2011


I was searching for something to describe last night's debacles. Luckily, J.C.'s ass pretty much summed-up Tuesday night. But let's see how well you know your coaches:


No jump. Out-jumped everywhere, really.

Is that alarming to you?

Extremely. Extremely alarming. It’s not good enough, at all, by any stretch.



Well they just lock-in on you… We learn. We learned every night we play like this. We want to keep growing every single day. 



We've got to beat them. We've got to play hard against them. They’re more than a second [rate] team.

They got two players that have a lot of talent. _____ can still play, and ______ is a super player.


Answers… and the angriest coach… after the jump.

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Geno Auriemma Calls Out Howard Eskin, Eskin Fires Back

Kyle Scott - March 28, 2011


Geno Auriemma, who once berated a student reporter after Villanova handed UConn their first loss in two years, was complaining about something after a women's tournament game this weekend in Philadelphia: []

"Whether I’m telling the truth or not, whether I said it the right way or don’t say it the right way, the bottom line is when I’m telling the truth people want to make a big deal about it. So they make a big deal about it.

Not here in Philly. They don’t care. Those guys on 610 they hope I get hit by a bus on Broad Street. So they don’t care about the fact that we’re in here. Howard Eskin… He’d probably drive a tractor trailer right over my body just so he wouldn’t have to read anything more about women’s basketball. So there’s a lot of people out there that really don’t care.

But if I say something stupid they’ll weight in because it’s another opportunity to slap me around little bit, which is fine. I really don’t have problem with that. That doesn’t make me lose any sleep. The only thing I lose sleep over is whether or not Chase Utley’s going to be ready on Opening Day and Brad Lidge better get somebody out in the ninth inning from here on out or I’m going to be pissed off."


What the…? Talk about firing a shot across the bow. The resaon why no one in Philadelphia talks about you, Geno, is because nobody cares about women's basketball.

Howard, of course, responded:

Conn Women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma rips me in his news conference. Worry about ur team. Show me something and find a mens job.

How tough can it be when you coach women's basketball at connecticut and always recruit the best players. That doesn't make u a good coach.


Heh. Nothing like questioning a man's existence. Well played, Howard.

In other news, local boy Auriemma is a Phillies fan. We don't care.

Lute Olson Takes a Dig at Iggy

Kyle Scott - March 25, 2011

This picture has nothing to do with anything, but it's hilarious

Or a Diggy, if you will.

During the second half of last night's game, when Arizona ripped-up on Duke, former Wildcat coach Lute Olson – speaking to a very unkempt Leslie Visser (good Christ, what happened to her?) – compared Derrick Williams to Andre Iguodala:

His length and jumping ability reminds me of Andre Iguodala. But Derrick is a lot better shooter, as you can see.


Heh. -nods head-

Here's the audio- click to play.

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Perhaps Lute would enjoy our acclaimed series, Andre Iguodala: Portrait of a Leader.  Otherwise, him, the wildcat, and every innocent person on that bus, are gonna end up just like his friend.

H/T to reader Brian and Sean Brace for the audio.

Quote of the Night: Claude Giroux on Being Little

Kyle Scott - January 21, 2011


Giroux was one of the several Flyers who threw down last night, but at least he's honest about being in the lightweight division:

“When I get pissed off at something, I try finding the smallest guy on the other team and go fight him."


Watch him fight Nick Foligno, who is 6'0, 205 lbs, after the jump. Also included is video of the team talking about the fights- Mike Richards doesn't like to fight.

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Chase Utley Talks Phils

Kyle Scott - December 16, 2010

Chase Utley was on the Tony Bruno Show last night.  His thoughts on the Phils ability to re-stock and sustain success:

"You never want to make this come to a climax, you want to keep it going, and going for the long haul."


Somewhere, she said that.

Lee Praises Fans, Loves National League, Says Werth was Pissed

Kyle Scott - December 15, 2010


You can read our live blog of it here.


Lee said Werth, who seemed bitter today (look at that frowny face), wasn't happy when he learned that Lee was signing with the Phillies. The two are friends and talked about ways to get on the same team.

I don't know if I can say exactly how that conversation went down here, to be honest with you.  I know once we both got on the free agent market, we talked about trying to get on the same team.  Obviously when he signed with the Nationals and I signed here, it didn't happen.  When he found out I was coming here, he wasn't the happiest person in the world.  I'll put it that way (smiling).


God I can't wait for the first time Lee spins Werth onto one knee with a hook and then runs to the dugout.

Amaro threw in an extra barb when asked if he could have afforded both players:

"I don't think I would have been smart enough to do both thing.  If it comes down to a choice, frankly, I'm please with the one we made."



Amaro said the door never closed on Cliff, but stayed open "with a toothpick."

This was too important to the present and the future of our organization not to do this.


Lee said that he loves the National League, likes hitting, and likes facing the pitcher instead of a DH. A jokester, too.

He also appreciates our baseball intellect and Philly itself:

I think the ‑ how do you put it ‑ intensity that you can feel when you get in the game.  You can feel the volume.  Every game has got an elevated feel to it compared to everywhere else.  It's completely different.  I don't know what the fans do to create that much more volume and excitement in the stadium, but it's definitely something extra here.  I don't know what it is, but it's something they're doing.

 They get excited.  They're passionate fans.  They understand what's going on.  They don't need a teleprompter to tell them to get up and cheer, to do that.  No, it's exciting.  It's an historic town.  I didn't realize until I got here how interesting the city is.  My family really liked it.  I mean, that played a big part in it.


Somewhere, Texas fans are pissed.  NY fans?  Lee said his wife was never spit on.

This would have only been made better if Lee sprinted away from the podium like he does coming off the mound.

Full transcript and video after the jump.

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