There's no more hockey for a while. It all ended so quickly last night and now we're left with a big void in our lives. We'll need to fill it somehow. For some, they may spend their time watching more baseball, or researching some SABR stats trying to explain the Phillies' recent struggles. For others, they may get into the Philly Union or the World Cup and try to really learn the beautiful game so we can understand just how phenomenal Rev's posts are. For the crazies, maybe you'll spend some time studying up on Doug Collins and the debate over who should be selected number two overall in the upcoming NBA draft. Oh, and Kulp will be reading every OTA tweet like it was sent from the Emergency Broadcast Service. Life or death stuff coming out of those OTAs.
Me? I'll be headed to Boston tomorrow to take in the Phillies series at legendary Fenway Park. I was hoping to have to cancel that trip.
The kids over at the Maple Leafs blog Down Goes Brown have a pretty good list of things that hockey fans can do this offseason.
- Buy an expensive bottle of wine, light a few candles, cook a romantic
meal, and eat it alone in the dark after realizing your spouse left you
two months ago.
- Head to library and sign out a collection of the world's greatest
sonnets; come home and see if any of them are the right size to prop up
that wobbly leg on your bigscreen TV stand.
- Touch up resume, send it to the Chicago Tribune for upcoming sports
- Figure out the names of the guys in the band that sings that "Chelsea
Dagger" song. Find them. Punch them all repeatedly in the face.
Check out their full list here.
What are you going to do with your life now that it's your own once again?
Three games into his NFL career, Carson Wentz might need a bigger trophy case.
The 23-year-old, who picked up his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Pittsburgh, has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.
Yes, Wentz's first NFL month was a special one.
The No. 2 pick from North Dakota State has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 769 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's the first rookie in NFL history to put up those numbers in the first three games of a career. And his 102 straight passing attempts without an interception is also a rookie record.
It's hard to believe that a little over a week before the season began, Wentz was scheduled to be the Eagles' third-string quarterback and have a redshirt year. That all changed when de facto GM Howie Roseman traded away starter Sam Bradford and the team decided to start the rookie.
While many thought the decision to start Wentz was the beginning of a long rebuilding year, the rookie has the Eagles off to a fast 3-0 start. Wentz has played very well, but has also been aided by a stout defense, led by NFC Defensive Player of the Month Fletcher Cox.
This week, Wentz is spending some time hunting while the Eagles are on their bye week. He bagged another trophy on Thursday.
The team will be back in action on Oct. 9 in Detroit to face the Lions.
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Joel Embiid really trusts the process.
And he'll tell you as much over and over.
In fact, JoJo said it so much yesterdady that he was cracking himself up about just how much he trusts the process.
By most accounts, Joel was a bit rusty in the first couple of practices to kick off training camp, but, you know, you've just got to trust the process.
And he does. Trust the process.