Flyers: Five Games to Watch in 2017-18

It’s only August, but I’m jonesing for some hockey.

Maybe it’s because I basically live in Canada or because watching Game of Thrones has me thinking about ice, but I’m impatiently waiting for the puck to drop on the new season.  So, with about two months to go before the Flyers open up their new campaign, here’s five games to circle on your calendar.

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Game of Thrones: ‘The Queen’s Justice’ React

Episode Three of Season Seven has just aired.  Obviously, if you haven’t watched, stop reading.  There’s spoilers ahead.

The moment we’ve all been waiting for.  Jon and Daenerys.  They would be great together.  But they’re niece and nephew.  I’m not into that Lannister shit.

Davos nearly spilled the beans about Jon’s rebirth.  C’mon, Onion Knight, keep your cool.

Cersei just got her rocks off killing that Sand Snake.  I get why she wanted it.  Still hate her.

Tyron’s quotes.  He’s the man.

Did you see the look Dany gave Jon.  DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT, HE’S YOUR RELATIVE.

I’m surprised they brought Bran back into the fold.  But that was heartwarming.

Bran is creeping me out.  I don’t care if you’re the Three-Eyed Raven, you don’t need to be so creepy.

SAM DID IT.

Slughorn is not amused.  Don’t fuck with the Potions Master, Tarly.  But you didn’t fuck up.  So we good.

You’re still our little bitch.  You’re basically a freshman, but worse.

Casterly Rock is Helm’s Deep, but not as epic.

If the Unsullied are half the warriors they’re supposed to be in the book, they’ll take Casterly Rock with like ten percent casualties.

Damn, I was excited to see the Lannisters go down.  At least we know why they didn’t go balls to the walls with the battle.

Cersei made some smart moves.  This chess match will be incredible.

Queen of Thorns going toe-to-toe with Tyrion for best lines

“I want her to know it was me.”  Olenna, you’re cold. Jamie regrets letting you die peacefully.

I know that’s not a lot, but I’m new at this. Not quite as action-packed as some may hope, but the plot builds further and the story is moving.  The on-coming war will be insane.

Flyers Draft Recap

There’s a lot to dive into here.  Free agency starts in a couple of days, but both the Expansion Draft and Entry Draft happened the last couple of days.  We’ll start with the who Vegas took from the Flyers and move on to who Philly added.

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NBA Mock Draft

I had planned to do a piece outlining the most likely outcomes of the Sixers draft…but then this weekend happened.  In case you live under a rock or Al Gore revoked your internet privileges, the Philadelphia 76ers made a big move to secure the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.  I’ll have draft profiles and scouting reports for all of the Sixers selections in the coming weeks.

Let’s all celebrate the big news by listening to the greatest song ever recorded while you read through my predicted selections that will more than likely be incorrect!  CLAP YOUR HANDS!

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No, the Phillies shouldn’t bring up _________.

20170524_192559If you turn on Philly sports radio, you’ll hear some version of a common discussion that’s permeated pretty much every show from Angelo Cataldi to Mike Missanelli.

“The Phillies suck and need to call up [insert minor leaguer here].”

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