A bit of sad news for those of us who were hoping Ilya Bryzgalov would take his iPhone out on to the ice with him during a game and twitpic his view from between the pipes. The Flyers will be cracking down a bit on players and their tweeting habits during work.
According to Wayne Fish of the Courier Times, "the Flyers are going to make it clear to their
players that tweeting and texting during 'business hours’' will be
out of bounds."
Hmm, no texting? What if you had to get in touch with your kid who was locked out of the house? We all know kids only talk to their parents via text messaging these days.
For real though, this could be a bit of a bummer, especially with the likable group of Flyers like Bryz and JVR who are very active on Twitter. Hopefully this will be more of a preemptive measure to prevent anything really bad happening rather than a total lockdown of all fun disseminating from Flyers' players' cell phones to Twitter.
You can read Fish's initial story and Puck Duddy's follow up analysis here.
An example of Bryzgalov's tweets, "This is what I call golfing." I think he means it in the same sense that I call sitting on my couch, doing nothing with my laptop "working."
And this amazing tweet from Bryz the other day, "You don't have to go to Amsterdam,we have lots mushrooms here in Philly."
In case you haven’t heard, the Sixers traded big man Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks before Thursday's deadline (see story).
While Noel's former teammates were saddened by the trade, including Joel Embiid, the rookie big man is already looking forward to squaring off against his friend.
The Sixers face Noel and the Mavericks on March 17 at the Wells Fargo Center.
Jackson Kent and Tom Vodanovich combined to score 31 points and James Madison held off Drexel late to secure a 70-64 victory Thursday night.
The game could be a preview of a first-round match-up in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. With one game left in the regular season, James Madison (9-21, 7-10) is the No. 7 seed and Drexel (9-21, 3-14) has locked up the No. 10 seed. Those seeds meet in the first round, with the winner facing the No. 2 seed in the second round.
Sammy Mojica hit a 3-pointer with :32 left to get the Dragons within four, 66-62, but Shakir Brown and Joey McLean each hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.
Kent hit 6 of 11 from the floor and tallied 16 points with eight rebounds to lead the Dukes. Vodanovich added 15 points.
Kurk Lee and Mojica both scored 18 points off the Dragons' bench.