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  1. Brian Westbrook, Jeremiah Trotter, Ike Reese, and Hugh Douglas Will Coach the Eagles If That’s Okay with You Guys

    Nov 12, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT

    After a 3-6 start, the same running play on 2nd-and-10 for the last 14 years, and the first five-game losing streak in the Andy Reid era, we’ll entertain just about any idea that turns over the team and coaching staff. Mr. Westbrook, you were saying? “@tattsnscarz13: @36westbrook if Reid gets fired, who would u like…

  2. Temple’s Bowl Eligibility Scenarios: Basically, It Really Needs to Win Today

    Nov 10, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Temple has two paths to get bowl eligible for the fourth straight season … and neither one is easy. Here are the options: 1. Run the table in the remaining three games — beating Cincinnati, Army and Syracuse OR … 2. Win two of those three games, schedule that oft-reported (but still not official) game…

  3. Ilya Bryzgalov Is Already Refusing to Talk to the KHL Media

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT

    This probably isn’t a good sign. Ilya Bryzgalov, who jumped ship for the KHL, is acting worryingly Bryz-like. At the bottom of an early-morning lockout update, the Inqy’s Sam Carcidi has a note about Bryzgalov rebuffing the Russian media. For reference, he’s 2-4 with 2.92 GAA and a .892 save percentage. Via Carchidi: After his…

  4. Up in Adirondack: Schenn and Couturier Are Pretty Much the Team; Plus, a Phantoms-to-Allentown Update

    Nov 8, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT

    Well, they don’t score much. The Phantom’s 23 markers in nine games put them in the bottom 10 of the AHL in the goals for category. As you’ll see on the chart to the right, Braydon Schenn and Sean Couturier lead the team in points. Actually, their 21 combined matches the total of the next…

  5. Funny Pictures: Graphic Design Illustrates Year in the NFC East

    Nov 8, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

    The Eagles’ rendering above doesn’t take much explaining, but I’m still trying to figure out if ESPN is calling RGIII a nudist. Anyway, these pictures come courtesy Kurt Snibbe, who took the time to put together renderings for all 32 teams. You can continue with the NFC here and jump over the AFC here. For…

  6. Secret Meetings Are Nice, But Max Talbot Is Hedging His Bets

    Nov 7, 2012, 12:34 PM EDT

    A man cannot live on rappelling off buildings alone. Thus, Max Talbot is going to Finland. Ilves of SM-liiga has announced a deal with the Flyer on its website. According to ProHockeyTalk, who can translate the Finnish from the announcement on the team’s website: The deal appears to be contingent on the current work stoppage.…

  7. Like a Broken Record: The Eagles Have Never Lost Five in a Row Under Andy Reid

    Nov 7, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    For fans (beyond) ready to pull the plug on the Andy Reid era, rooting for failure — spectacular failure — seems like the play. After all, signs of life, like when the team won four straight to finish the 2011 season, could keep Andy around through another contract extension. So if you want him gone…

  8. In Bad News for Phillies Fans and Wishful Thinkers, Ryan Madson Still Wants to Close

    Nov 5, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

    Amongst the Phillies’ clear offseason needs is an arm to own the eighth inning and set up a reliable bridge to closer Jonathan Papelbon.

    None of the these options in 2012 — Chad Qualls, Antonio Bastardo, Michael Stutes, Michael Schwimmer, Joe Savery, Raul Valdes, Jake Diekman, Jeremy Horst, Justin De Fratus, Brian Sanches (if I forgot anyone, I’m sorry) — proved reliable.

  9. Nets’ New Mascot Considers Losses But Mere Flesh Wounds

    Nov 4, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT

    While the Sixers seem to be keeping their plans to reintroduce a mascot on the back burner, the Brooklyn Nets went ahead and somehow created something that wasn’t a moose.

    Sixers fans and watchers of the Atlantic Division at-large: meet the BrooklyKnight.

  10. Doug Collins Called Lavoy Allen ‘The Black Arnold Schwarzenegger’

    Oct 26, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Is it possible this happened while on the medicine ball?

  11. Photo Gallery: Have You Seen the Outrageously Large Owl on the Wall of Temple’s New Practice Gym?

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT

    The Temple Owls quietly moved into their new practice facility at the corner of Broad and Montgomery — right across the street from the Apollo — last spring. On Thursday, coach Fran Dunphy opened things up to the media and took about 30 minutes to show off his new digs.

    Photo gallery inside…

  12. The Giants Sold Hunter Pence’s Magic Bat for a Cool 400

    Oct 24, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT

    As the Million Dollar Man used to say: “Everybody’s got a price.”

    And apparently the Giants parted with a historic piece of their franchise memorabilia for a relatively small sum.

  13. Bon fortuna, Gyp Rosetti: Islanders Announce Move to Barclays Center

    Oct 24, 2012, 1:11 PM EDT

    Not larger arenas in Kansas City or Quebec. Not even the proposed building in Seattle.

    The New York Islanders announced Wednesday afternoon that they will be moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn following the 2014-15 season, when their lease at the hopeless Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum finally expires.

  14. Would You Follow Temple Football to Hawaii?

    Oct 24, 2012, 11:08 AM EDT

    Would you follow Temple to Hawaii? Of course not — you won’t follow the Owls to South Philly.

    Kidding aside, would any of you Cherry & White diehards consider this if it actually happens?

  15. Darryl Dawkins Still Dunks, But Only Once a Year

    Oct 22, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Ever notice a scar near Doug Collins’ eye? Apparently, Darryl Dawkins is accidentally responsible. And, no, it didn’t come from falling glass.

  16. Temple’s Second-Half Collapse and Loss to Rutgers in Numbers

    Oct 20, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    “What happened?” It’s a question that had to be asked. And Temple coach Steve Addazio was the one asking it. These numbers help explain…

  17. Video: Zamboni Smooths Ice at Wells Fargo Center

    Oct 18, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

    Last week, we showed you a picture of the Flyers’ ice, finally set inside the Wells Fargo Center. This week, we have video of a man on a Zamboni.

  18. Deadspin Calls Nick Young the Basketball ‘Devil’

    Oct 17, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

    There’s the prospect that Nick Young could rein himself in under a one-year contract. But if he doesn’t, and you thought you had a problem with Lou Williams’ shot selection, then be prepared.

    There’s not a lot of swag in being quietly efficient.

  19. Quotable: Todd Bowles Says He Was ‘Shocked,’ And That Staff Will Miss Castillo

    Oct 17, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    If a Jason Hanson field foal attempt was just a little more off line, there’s a good chance we wouldn’t have seen Todd Bowles in front of the media yesterday afternoon.

    And if we’re to believe Bowles’ surprise, wouldn’t that seem to indicate that he didn’t think things were going so bad for the defense? Discuss.

  20. Game Thread: Remember What Happened the Last Time Temple Visited UConn?

    Oct 13, 2012, 2:35 AM EDT

    Video of the play in question, assorted notes and couple links to get your prepped for Temple and UConn.

  21. Reef the Lost Cauze Drops ‘B. Dawk: The Single’

    Oct 11, 2012, 11:46 AM EDT

    He came back to the Eagles, had his number retired, was honored with a spectacular going-out party at halftime of the Giants game, but now it finally feels like the Brian Dawkins closing ceremonies have officially come to an end:

    He’s been honored in a single by Reef the Lost Cauze.

  22. Photo: Wells Fargo Center Finally Puts Down Flyers’ Ice

    Oct 10, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Yes, the preseason was totally cancelled and we’ve already done away with the first two weeks of the regular season, but, hey, at least we have ice.

  23. Did You Know? Temple’s 1935 Sugar Bowl Practice Included a Train Platform, Loaf of Bread

    Oct 10, 2012, 10:17 AM EDT

    I used to joke L.J. Smith held the football like a loaf of bread. Turns out he would have made a great addition to the 1934 Temple Owls.

  24. Manute Bol’s Son is the Most Terrifying Matchup Problem in the 7th Grade

    Oct 9, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT

    Former Philadelphia 76er and Caribbean Cruise passenger Manute Bol may no longer be with us, but has his son to carry on his basketball legacy.

  25. Jake Voracek Inadvertently Points Out How Bleak Things Have Gotten for the NHL

    Oct 8, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT

    Jake Voracek will miss a month of hockey with a knee injury, and the most despressing part of the story has nothing to do with his health.