Friday Ramblings

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Not much Eagles‘ news to report or comment on. With that in mind, I thought I would share some thoughts on a few different topics.

How to fix the Sixers: Hire a decent coach and keep him for three years. Changing philosophies every 18 months is ridiculous. Dump Sam Dalembert. He’s never become what he should have. Play Speights at the five. A front line of Brand, Young and Speights will be fine in the East. Dwight Howard is the only “young” center to worry about.

How to fix the Flyers: Goalie is an issue, but Biron was good enough the last two seasons. The real problem was defensive breakdowns at the wrong times and the stars not stepping up. I love Carter and Richards but neither guy was good against the Penguins. If you want to be a superstar, you have to show up every night and contribute, especially in the playoffs. Also, add a couple players who have won a Cup before. Call them hired guns if you want. Just go get them. John Madden, Todd Marchant, Jere Lehtinen and Scott Niedermayer are all free agents.

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I still haven’t seen the new Star Trek. I’ve yet to find anyone who hated it. Most are calling it one of the best movies they have EVER seen. High praise. I’m not a Trekkie, so I will be interested to see if I dig it. Maybe I’ll crawl from my hovel and catch it this weekend.

I miss bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. The music industry has been trying to kill rock for decades. I think they may have finally succeeded. I know there are some quality hard rock bands out there like Slipknot and Godsmack, but no one comes close to Metallica in the 80s. They had an edge that is lacking today.

I wonder how long before the Twitter phenomenon burns out. I’m saying by this time next year it will be a thing of the past, replaced by some other impersonal internet form of communication.

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I couldn’t leave you without an Eagles fix. Bucky Brooks from NFL.com is grading the best offseasons. Guess who’s #1 on his list? Here’s a taste:

“The Eagles have been tantalizingly close to winning a title in the Andy Reid era, but their impressive offseason this year may finally result in a championship crown landing in the City of Brotherly Love.”

All this Eagles love is freakin’ me out. I liked it better when the national media despised them for every move they made or didn’t make.

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