Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Choosing my favorite Flyer for 08-09

Sure, the Flyers have an important decision to make regarding this year's captain, but what about me? Now that Gator is gone, who will be my favorite Flyer? Ultimately, the decision will be a gut reaction, based on performance on the ice during camp or the first few games, but let's take a look at some of the likely candidates.

To begin the process, we can eliminate an entire category of player: all the forwards. I'm just not a forward kind of gal. My previous favorite players have included Martin Grenier, Michael Leighton, Lars Jonsson, and Jason Smith. So we have to go with a goalie or a d-man. I like Marty and Nitty, but favorites they are not.

Okay, so that leaves the d-men. Let's take a closer look:

Kimmo Timonen: super talented and quite cute, but doesn't meet my minimum height requirements.

Ryan Parent: meets height requirements and is able to grow a Gator beard, but he might be too cute. All the other girls will have him on their list.

Hatcher: um, no.

Randy Jones: too pretty.

Kukkonen: too blond.

Ossi Vaananen: Haven't seen him in action yet, but since he is Finnish and I don't have a thing for Finns, he is probably out.

Okay, so that just leaves Eminger and Coburn. Both are tall, though Coburn is taller, so that gives him a slight advantage in my book.

Coburn has the potential for heroics on the ice, plus we know he is tough since he took that puck to the eye....very Gator like of him. He cleans up great, which you would know if you turn to page 40 of the 07/08 Flyers Pictorial Yearbook.

.................huh? what? oh sorry, I couldn't stop looking at his picture.

Plus, Nicole took some pics of him last week at the Cote Carnival that got me to thinking he might be the one...

I can't find any decent pictures of Eminger, and I haven't seen him play that much, so for now I don't have much info to go o.

So Eminger, the battle is yours to win.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Wow, a second post in August!

Well, it's almost time for my annual Crickets and Mums post, but until then, we'll just have to settle for some Metal Mania and Phelps Phever. (See, I'm in Philly, so I can spell fever with a "ph" if I want to.)

I've been working a lot lately, and taking pictures when I have free time, and that has pretty much left me with little or no energy to post over here. I've been posting on my other blog, but that is not ready for primetime yet, so you'll just have to wait.

I don't usually care for the Olympics, and before last week, Michael Phelps was a name I heard other girls squee about quite a bit, but I had no idea what all the fuss was about. Well, here it is 7 days later and I am fully on board with fish boy. Pretty much rushed home from work one night so I could watch him get number 6. Now that his run is over, what am I going to watch? Track and field? I think probably not.

Okay, my upstairs Tivo is acting a fool, and won't switch over to Metal Mania for me, so I guess I will have to go downstairs and catch a few videos....

I hate August!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

bored to tears

What a dork! He is wearing a shirt and tie under his jersey!!