Saturday, January 24, 2015

NHL noticing media attention given to Deflategate, 'will likely' move to inflatable pucks

New York--Could the NHL move to inflatable pucks? Reports out of the Big Apple seem to think that the league is "blown away" by the media circus that deflategate has spurred around the NFL and "wants a piece of the action." An NHL puck is one inch thick, three inches across and about six ounces in weight. A move to an inflatable puck would dramatically reduce the weight and nearly double the dimensions, but the league wants higher television ratings and more media spotlight. Controversy over the proper inflation of a puck could provide exactly that. "Maybe we could have our own deflategate," said one NHL official. "We could use the same 12.5 to 14.5 psi thing that the NFL has. Maybe [Sidney] Crosby likes them at 11.5 psi and reporters from all over the world question him about how he may have let some air out. I'm just blown away by the media hype from [deflategate]. Just blown away."

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Deflategate: NFL discovers air in trunk of Belichick's car

The coach's trunk appeared "empty" to the untrained eye, said one NFL official participating in the investigation of the Patriots. "But the trunk was filled with air. Air that could have come from deflated footballs. We're running many tests," said the official.
"The air from those footballs is somewhere," said one NFL coach who wanted to remain anonymous. "It didn't just disappear into thin air. It's in someone's trunk, backyard, or at the bottom of the Charles River."

Friday, January 16, 2015

49ers insist new hire unrelated to coach's last name sounding like Don Shula

Above: 49ers new head coach Jim Tomsula addresses the media during a postgame news conference. It has been widely speculated that having a last name that sounds like Don Shula, the Hall of Fame Miami Dolphins coach, may have influenced the front office to promote the longtime defensive line leader. "Don, er, Jim is a talented and very well respected coach," said one team official. "Jim Don-Shula is the right person for the job."

Monday, January 12, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Eagles to add even more seating at northeast corner of Linc

Above: A rendering of the the planned seating expansion at Lincoln Financial Field's northeast corner. This area of the stadium welcomed new seats this past season, but plans are moving forward to quadruple the section's capacity for the 2015 season. "The corner seats were such a hit this year," said Dan Gilton, in charge of implementing the Eagles aggressive stadium expansion plan: C'mon, Let's Expand. "We wanted to offer more...a lot more."

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Lurie questions restructuring after Kelly offers Oregon a package of picks, players for QB Mariota

A very concerned Eagles owner reluctantly confirmed that his new head of personnel hoped to acquire the Ducks star quarterback before the national title game on Jan. 12.