We Need to Talk about Bryan

I’m a public relations manager by trade. It’s my job to ensure that the organization I work for is appropriately represented in the industries we operate in, and elsewhere. And so, from a public relations perspective, I can say without a doubt in my mind that the Philadelphia 76ers front office is a dumpster fire right now. Continue reading

Oh Captain, My Captain

As is wont to happen when friends likes sports, the Sons of Saxer staff was talking about the Flyers.  What’s wrong?  Can it be fixed?  Who is to blame?  Whenever these questions get asked, fingers get pointed in one of three places–the GM, the coach or the captain.

While one of our staff remains unimpressed with Hextall and I find myself questioning Hakstol, we both realized the Claude Giroux takes a lot of (unwarranted) flak.

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2017 Eagles Offseason Blueprint 3.0

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Phase 1 – Pre Free Agency

Notable Releases:

Jason Peters (Cap Savings – $9,700,000)
Peters has been the greatest offensive lineman in Eagles history; however, he’s getting older and has a huge cap number for this years. I doubt he’ll take less money to stay with the Eagles. If Peters isn’t going to be here long term, we may as well start getting continuity with the new line. Continue reading

Ultimate Fantasy Draft – Coaches

The teams are assembled, but every racehorse needs it jockey to wear the blanket of roses in Louisville.  Fictitious football coaches are a special sort – they come in all shapes and sizes.  Take a minute to review the final rosters of each team before seeing who was chosen to lead them into battle.  Just remember, the inches are everywhere.

Day 1 – Quarterbacks

Day 2 – Running backs

Day 3 – Wide receivers/Tight ends

Day 4 – Specialists

Day 5 – Offensive linemen

Day 6 – Defensive linemen

Day 7 – Linebackers

Day 8 – Defensive backs

Day 9 – Kickers

Dan Kirk Holden Matt

QB

Shane Falco Paul Crewe Ronnie “Sunshine” Bass

Vince Howard

QB

Uncle Rico Alex Moran Gee Grenouille

Willie Beamen

RB

Julian Washington Wendell Brown Darnell Jefferson

Boobie Miles

RB

Smash Williams Earl Megget Demetrius “DH” Harris

Tim Riggins

WR/TE

Rod Tidwell Phil Elliott Charlie Tweeder

Brian Murphy

WR/TE

Deacon Moss Rashid “Hot Hands” Hanon Ricky Jerret

Air Bud

Specialist

Don Billingsley Spike Hammersmith Clifford Franklin

Forrest Gump

OL

Louie Lastik Jumbo Fumiko Billy Bob

Jamal Jackson

OL

Rudy Zolteck Patrick “Madman” Kelly Bud-Lite Kaminski

Andre Jackson

DL

Julius Campbell Andre Krimm Vernon Littlefield

Switowski

DL

Steve Lattimer Charles Jefferson Greg Meaney

Ivory Christian

LB

Danny Bateman Gerry Bertier Bobby Boucher

Luther “Shark” Lavay

LB

Alvin Mack Becky “Icebox” O’Shea Eric Olzyk

Thad Castle

DB

Brian Chavez Petey Jones Earl Wilkinson

Stefan Djordjevic

K Landry Clarke Ray Finkle Nigel Gruff

Barney Gorman

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Ultimate Fantasy Draft – K

Football is won in the trenches, but championships have been won between the uprights.  Today, we draft our kickers.  What they lack in masculinity, skill, and toughness, they make up for with heart.  Or at least foot.

Day 1 – Quarterbacks

Day 2 – Running backs

Day 3 – Wide receivers/Tight ends

Day 4 – Specialists

Day 5 – Offensive linemen

Day 6 – Defensive linemen

Day 7 – Linebackers

Day 8 – Defensive backs

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