Kolb can keep the visor, but the Eagles will probably want the helmet back.
According to a league source, the Philadelphia Eagles will apply the franchise tag to Pro Bowl quarterback Michael Vick next month. The move will ensure that Vick remains an Eagle for the duration of the 2011 season, and conventional wisdom suggests that in that time frame, the Eagles will work to sign Vick to a long-term deal.
In the meantime, I’m sure Vick will be pretty happy making approximately $20 million next season, which is about the average salary of the five highest-paid players at his position. That’s what a franchise tag entails, so I’m sure Vick’s debtors are smiling right now. View full article »
“Blurb Sauce!” is a quick look at some of the stories floating around the world of sports today. It was also Ron Burgundy’s sign off in Anchorman until the evil folks from editing got their hands on it… jerks. “I’m Ron Burgundy… blurb sauce.” Do you see how epic that could have been?!
Danny Briere is Awesome and All, but… Seriously? (Pun Intended)
Broad Street Hockey posted a story yesterday afternoon mentioning a local tourism company targeting Canadians using the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is holding a contest called the Ultimate Flyers VIP Experience, where winners will receive round-trip airfare from Toronto to Philadelphia, a hotel stay, and tickets to the March 3rd Flyers game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Not enough, Canadians? How about this pitch from Flyers all-star Danny Briere? He even teaches you a little bit of lingo that “Philadelphians use” so you can get comfortable here when you win your little contest! View full article »
He looks like McCartney, AND he's an all-star?! WHOOOOO! Double threat guy!
According to the the Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi and the lovely folks at Broad Street Hockey via TSN’s Darren Dreger, Flyers forward Danny Briere has been named as an injury replacement for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game.
Briere will join real-life roomie Claude Giroux as the pair will represent the Philadelphia Flyers in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sunday, January 30.
Briere, the Flyers leader in overall points (27 G, 14 A, 41 P), was initially considered a snub when All-Star rosters were announced on January 11th. Briere was (and still is) sixth in goals in the NHL when the announcement was made and he continues to be on pace to challenge his own previous regular season totals in points. Danny Boy made his displeasure public when he first heard the news of his exclusion on the list, but didn’t exactly make it personal. As per NHL.com… View full article »