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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has a Russian Remake

Jim Adair - June 20, 2014

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In Russia, there is currently a remake of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia called, according to the the best translation we can get out of Google Chrome, “In Moscow’s Always Sunny” (actually В Москве всегда солнечно in the native tongue). It seems like a pretty straightforward remake, at least based on the very Russian description of the show, which we’re imagining is being read to us by Bryz:

“The reason for this – their selfishness, laziness and stupidity.

It was only natural cheerfulness with already marked stupidity help them to remain optimistic and not to indulge in melancholy. In addition, parents Sergey and Alena, played Dmitri Astrakhan and Irina Apeksimova convincingly show that not only the young can be bad man.

The series is not only funny, but also very useful. As “bad advice” Grigory Oster raise children “on the contrary”, because “in Moscow’s Always Sunny” will help adults Russians see the consequences of bad behavior and bad deeds. “In Moscow’s Always Sunny” – an adaptation of the American sitcom «It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia» …

They have their own business – a pub “Philadelphia”. But revenue it almost does not work.
All their hopes and plans – love and money – are crumbling, when confronted with reality.”

We can only assume their version of Mac will write a fan letter to Alexander Ovechkin, and they’ll use a knockoff version of this guy instead of the Phanatic.

h/t Reddit

Video: lya Bryzgalov Actually was Wearing a Space Suit at Mission Control

Kyle Scott - December 14, 2012

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So you remember earlier this week when Ilya Bryzgalov told a Russian reporter that the reason why he was missing out on the Channel One Cup, an international tournament, was because he was at Mission Control, wearing a space suit? Well… it turns out he may have been telling the truth. 

No, not some figurative truth about being a space cadet. 


Bryz may have literally been wearing a space suit at Mission Control.

Our favorite nut was given tour of the Cosmonaut Training Center in Mother Russia, where he met with famous cosmonaut Valery Tokarev and, yes, put on a space suit. There is absolutely amazing video after the jump. But here’s a brief synopsis via [translated] 

In the program "Football 24" showed how Bryzgalov met with a hero of Russia, cosmonaut Valery Tokarev and asked him a few questions. "I'm interested in space and I did learn a little bit, but more by the stars – as infancy universe, how it all happened," – admitted goalkeeper. The astronaut said all that one sees in space, except for the planet Earth – "cold, lifeless and dead in our understanding." "There's a man can not live," – said Tokarev.

The program also showed how Bryzgalov dons the suit. "I like Darth Vader is from 'Star Wars'," – said the goalkeeper, when dressed in the clothes of the astronaut.


Does anyone else feel like Bryz is Buddy The Elf? He has childlike enthusiasm about weird things, seemingly comes from another planet, and though he may frustrate us, you can’t help wanting to just give him a big hug sometimes? 

Video after the jump.

via Broad Street Hockey, (@BillMeltzer) (@facepalmen)

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Report: Ilya Bryzgalov Will Play in Russia During Lockout

Kyle Scott - September 19, 2012

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In Soviet Russia… goaltender play there! 

OK, maybe that made too much sense. But it looks like Ilya Bryzgalov will be taking his talents back home to Russia until the lockout is over.

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Per David Pagnotta, of The Fourth Period magazine, Bryz will join Pavel Datsyuk on CSKA. And oh, hey, small world– CSKA is the team formerly known as the Red Army Team, who the Flyers famously beat back in 1976 while the team was on a tour of the states.

Somewhere, Ed Snider just pooped himself thinking about his prized Russian goalie playing for, well, the hated Russians. Full fucking circle, it would seem.

Here’s Ilya Bryzgalov Wearing a Flyers Hat

Kyle Scott - July 15, 2011


And pants! Here's our man (yes, we can say that now because we actually have a goalie) Bryz coaching kids at his goalie camp in Mother Russia. Got to love the Bryz reppin' the Flyers.

But about those sandals…


In Soviet Russia, sandal cradle toe!

Pics via (@plidov)

Did Nikolay Zherdev Threaten to Kill His Wife?

Kyle Scott - May 19, 2011

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This comes via Broad Street Hockey, who brought to light alleged charges against Nikolay Zherdev. There is a report in a Russian newspaper, MKRU, that Zherdev allegedly got into an altercation with his wife outside of a Russian restaurant. His wife, presumably pictured above, hopped in the couple's car, a Bentley, while Z rained blows down upon its roof and windows. 

The article also alleges that Z threatened to kill his wife (nice). Here is the article, as translated by Google. As always, take all of this with a grain of salt… we know the dangers of using Google Translate to report fact:

Celebrity couple breakfast in the company of friends. Suddenly, between Nicholas and his wife Eugenia quarrel. Woman decided to leave the institution. She went to the restaurant parking lot, sat in his Bentley Continental, and left the roadway. True, a few meters from the cafe foreign car had to stop due to traffic jam. Then the door "Osteria" Nicholas jumped out, he caught up with his wife and tried to open the doors of cars, but they were locked. According to eyewitnesses, an athlete caught standing in the parking lot metal pole (he was not attached) and began to inflict blows on their expensive car, shouting to the wife abuse. Frightened woman rushed to escape, turning in the opposite direction from the tube. The same day, Eugene to the police.

As reported by "MK" in the police department Odintsov, a woman stated that her husband threatened her with violence, and, moreover, caused serious damage to her car. While broken Bentley examine experts – possibly soon after the damage assessment Zherdeva charged under Article of the Criminal Code "intentional damage to property of others." In addition, the complaint is verified and the citizen about the death threats. However, according to the custody order, the grounds for bringing hockey to account for this charge is not enough as an athlete is allegedly no reason for wanting the death of half.

By the way, now Zherdev was in favor of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers and, according to some, earns $ 2 million a year. In 2009, he was in the Russian national team became world champion.


Yeah, he won't be back next year.

UPDATE: Of course there are conflicting reports.

How Bob Became Bob

Kyle Scott - November 10, 2010


We're taking suggestions for new BOB puns.  What About BOB is already played out and, well, we're struggling over here.

Steve Whyno has a fantastic story over at PSD about how our favorite Russian found his way to Philadelphia and why teams are reluctant to draft Russian players.

“We liked him. We actually talked about him – we had three second-round picks that year; we talked about him then,” Holmgren said.

There was just one problem – and it’s a league-wide one that has affected not just the Flyers but the landscape of the NHL.

“We’re afraid to take Russian players,” Holmgren said. “I don’t think we’re the only team, because they’re very hard to get signed. You just lose sight of them.”

Read the rest at Philly Sports Daily.