Flyers in Dallas: Bobrovsky Vs. Stars Under a Supermoon

Flyers in Dallas: Bobrovsky Vs. Stars Under a Supermoon

The Flyers' road trip continues with a trip to Dallas tonight. Coming off a shootout loss to the Thrashers in Atlanta and a win in Sunrise, Florida, the team's staccato ways continue, eerily reminiscent of last season. It's great to see the losing streak over, but we've already seen that the Flyers are better than a team that trades wins for losses. For one reason or another, they're just not playing as well as they should be. 

Tonight's opponent isn't the type of team the Flyers can likely beat if they're not wholly on their game.

The Stars are in the middle of a long but challenging homestand that has featured two big shutout wins over the Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks, but also three losses. They're getting some solid play from Kari Lehtonen, who is expected in goal tonight as well.

Sergei Bobrovsky is the anticipated starter for the Flyers, and we're reaching an interesting point in the season for him. In addition to auditioning for the team's playoff starting role, Bob has never played more than 35 games in a season. Tonight, he'll start his 43rd of the current campaign. So far, durability hasn't seemed to be an issue with the young, athletic goalie, but we'll be watching to see if he's getting better after seeing more action (and at a higher level), or not.

With the biggest full moon in 18 years expected tonight, we're all still wondering whether the Flyers are ready to quit their waning ways and start waxing phony MCs. 

The NFL shortened overtime to 10 minutes and people want to make sure Donovan McNabb knows

The NFL shortened overtime to 10 minutes and people want to make sure Donovan McNabb knows

First reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL owners have voted today to shorten overtime from 15 minutes to 10 minutes as a move to reduce playing time to aid in player safety.

People on Twitter wanted to make sure Donovan McNabb knows about the change.

Although nearly nine years have passed since the Eagles and Bengals played to a 13-13 tie, it seems the former Eagles' QB still hasn't lived down the fact that he didn't know that could happen in the NFL.

"I've never been a part of a tie," McNabb said after the game ended. "I never even knew that was in the rule book."

McNabb wasn't alone, as several other of his teammates, including DeSean Jackson and Correll Buckhalter also did not know the game could end in a tie.

Now, more games will likely end in a tie and fans probably won't ever let McNabb forget it.

NFL to allow group celebrations, use of football as prop

NFL to allow group celebrations, use of football as prop

CHICAGO -- The NFL wants to put some flair back into touchdown celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose.

In an email from Commissioner Roger Goodell sent to fans in an effort to deliver "a more exciting game experience," the commissioner said the new guidelines came after conversations with more than 80 current and former players.

The league, however, will continue to penalize any celebration deemed offensive, including those that embarrass opponents or mimic the use of weapons.

"Players have told us they want more freedom to be able to express themselves," Goodell wrote.

That freedom had been stripped in many cases, with fans and media criticizing the NFL as being the "No Fun League." A 15-yard penalty often was the price paid for excessiveness.

Goodell's email also mentioned how the league is placing an emphasis on speeding up the pace of games. To go with that, he said the league knows "that you love the spontaneous displays of emotion that come after a spectacular touchdown."