Bernie Parent Wants You to 'Stay Horny' This Valentine's Day

Bernie Parent Wants You to 'Stay Horny' This Valentine's Day

Bernie Parent wants you to "stay horny." You read that correctly.

In an article on Philly.com entitled, "Unleash your hidden wolf on Valentine's Day," Flyers Hall of Fame goaltender Bernie Parent is dispensing advice on the matters of love.

Using the 2012 Winter Classic Alumni Game as an innuendo-laden preface, Bernie explains the pressures of having to "perform" as a 66-year-old in front 45,000 fans and millions more at home.

After explaining that it was his inner-wolf that allowed him to work up the courage to reap the rewards of venturing into the unknown, rather than merely sitting on the bench and waving, Bernie applies this logic to the ways of the heart.

Everything I type will fail in comparison so here's Bernie:

Let’s forget my career with the Philadelphia Flyers, back-to-back
Stanley Cup championships, and Hall of Fame induction, just for one
minute. Even though these significant events have opened many doors and
opportunities beyond my wildest dreams, I am here to introduce you to
the human side of me; the primitive side, the animal side, the “wolf.”

...

Now that I’ve set the tone, revealed my goal to help people find what
makes them tick and my purpose for joining Philly.com, I’d like to turn
the focus to the month of February and Valentine’s Day.

...

Being that I am a seasoned ladies man and “Philadelphia’s most
interesting man,” I have the same message for both types of people: Find
your wolf.

...

Stay horny, my friends.

—The Most Interesting Man in Philadelphia
Bernie Parent

I don't want to give too much of it away here, so drop everything you're doing and rush over to Philly.com to read this. Go now.

The Rockies Twitter account tweeted whole game in 'Rocky' quotes

The Rockies Twitter account tweeted whole game in 'Rocky' quotes

If you watched Monday night's Phillies loss at the hands of the Colorado Rockies, you probably weren't very entertained -- unless you're a Rockies fan.

But if you followed the game on Twitter and happen to follow the Rockies' account, you may have been slightly more entertained.

Slightly.

They tried something we haven't seen from an opposing team just yet. They tweeted throughout the game using only quotes from the Rocky movie franchise.

Now, you can debate how successful of a move this was but you have to at least give them some points for creativity. And it's not like this was a playoff game with high stakes. This was a relatively boring Monday night game in the middle of May.

You can read our recap of the Phillies' 8-1 loss right here. Or here's how the night transpired on Twitter:

Are we there yet? Philly Sports Talk examines the state of the Sixers

Are we there yet? Philly Sports Talk examines the state of the Sixers

All week on Philly Sports Talk on CSN, we examine how our teams got to this point and where they are in the rebuilding process. 

On Tuesday, Sixers Insider Jessica Camerato takes a look at the state of the Sixers

How did we get here?
By now, you all know about “The Process.” The Sixers last competitive season was five years ago when they reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2012. They began dismantling that group, and the following year, went 34-48 under Doug Collins. 

The Sixers then entered a three-year period of dismal basketball with a revolving door of players coached by Brett Brown that culminated in a 47-199 record. During that time, they stockpiled injured players, draft-and-stash prospects and a handful of future picks through transactions made by then-general manager Sam Hinkie.

Hinkie stepped down from his role with a memorable 13-page resignation letter last April. The Sixers hired Bryan Colangelo as president of basketball operations, marking a new chapter in the organization. 

The 2016-17 season was the first glimpse into the potential of “The Process.” They finished 28-54, including a 10-5 month of January. Joel Embiid made his NBA debut after two years. While he was limited to 31 games because of (another) injury, he quickly proved he can dominate when healthy. Dario Saric came to the NBA two years after being drafted in 2014 and emerged as a Rookie-of-the-Year candidate after Embiid was shut down for the season. The Sixers landed the number one pick in the 2016 draft and are waiting on the debut of Ben Simmons, who suffered a Jones fracture in training camp. This season, the Sixers established legitimate pieces for their future, rather than players who could be on the summer league team. 

Are the Sixers on the right path back to prosperity?
The Sixers are on the right path back to prosperity, and it starts this offseason. They have the third pick in the 2017 draft, with the possibilities of adding another young talent or packaging the pick to land a more established player. The Sixers have flexibility with plenty of cap space — which they could use to acquire a key free agent. The team has maintained they will not rush into making a trade just for the sake of it  — Jahlil Okafor’s future with the Sixers is still uncertain — or spending money just because it’s available. The Sixers showed flashes of potential last season. If they gather the right pieces this summer and — a big “and” — they stay healthy, the Sixers will continue to move toward an upward trend of rebuilding with the longer-term goals (this isn't happening overnight) of becoming a contender again. 

Coming Wednesday: A look at the Phillies' rebuild