Monday, July 25, 2011

Eagles players, Brian Dawkins, LeBron talk NFL lockout end on Twitter

Good news, America. The NFL lockout is over. No more having to wonder if we'll have to actually do something productive with our time Sundays this fall. Instead, we have those glorious afternoons to hope that this is truly the day Andy Reid finally figures out time management.

And in the spirit of the times, Twitter was the place to comment on the return of pro football. Compiled below are a few tweets from Eagles players, Brian Dawkins and LeBron James. Cause everyone needs to know what LeBron thinks.

Ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok ok!! FOOTBALL IS BAC LET'S GET IT!! YA HEARD MEEEEH!!less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

Congrats to both parties on settling the lockout. Intelligent men always find ways to win!!!less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!!!!!!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

As of fan of the great sport of Football, I happy and excited about the 10 year deal both sides came to and upcoming football season! #hypedless than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pennsylvania American Legion Region 2 Tournament

Host: Nor-Gwyn (

Saturday, July 16
Game 1: Pennridge 16 Northern Valley 12 STORY VIDEO
Game 2: Nazareth 16, Fullerton 5 STORY (via The Morning Call)
Game 3: Boyertown 15, Bath 5 (7) STORY (via The Mercury)
Game 4: Nor-Gwyn 15, Southern Area 11 STORY VIDEO VIDEO

Sunday, July 17
Game 5: Bath 12, Northern Valley 3 (Northern Valley eliminated) STORY (via The Express-Times)
Game 6: Fullerton 9, Southern Area 6 (Southern Area eliminated) STORY (via the Republican & Herald)
Game 7: Boyertown 8, Pennridge 4 STORY
Game 8: Nazareth 3, Nor-Gwyn 1 STORY

Monday, July 18
Game 9: Pennridge 10, Fullerton 3 (Fullerton eliminated) STORY
Game 10: Bath 9, Nor-Gwyn 0 (Nor-Gwyn eliminated) STORY
Game 11: Boyertown 8, Nazareth 3 STORY (via The Mercury)

Tuesday, July 19
Game 12: Pennridge 19, Nazareth 8 (7) (Nazareth eliminated) STORY VIDEO VIDEO
Game 13: Boyertown 4, Bath 1 (Bath eliminated) STORY (via The Mercury)

Wednesday, July 20
Game 14: Boyertown 17, Pennridge 15 (Boyertown wins Region 2) STORY VIDEO VIDEO

Notes: Games 12 and 13 will not match previous opponents unless necessary. If three teams remain after Game 13, Winner of Game 11 draws bye in Game 14.

Field Location

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Friday, July 08, 2011

2011 Bux Mont American Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 7
Game 1: (8) Nor-Gwyn 8, (1) Hatfield 7 STORY VIDEO
Game 2: (5) Pottstown 3, (4) Perkiomen 0 STORY
Game 3: (3) Warrington 7, (6) Quakertown 3
Game 4: (7) Pennridge 6, (2) Doylestown 5 (8) STORY

Friday, July 8
All games postponed to Saturday due to weather

Saturday, July 9
Game 5: (4) Perkiomen 9,  (1) Hatfield 6 (Hatfield eliminated) STORY HATFIELD VIDEO PERKIOMEN VIDEO
Game 6: (6) Quakertown 6, (2) Doylestown, 4 p.m. (Doylestown eliminated)
Game 7: (8) Nor-Gwyn 8, (5) Pottstown 3 STORY
Game 8: (7) Pennridge 1, (3) Warrington 0 STORY

Sunday, July 10 at Memorial Stadium, Quakertown
Game 9: (4) Perkiomen 10, (3) Warrington 7 (Warrington eliminated)
Game 10: (6) Quakertown 11,  (5) Pottstown 8 (Pottstown eliminated)
Game 11: (7) Pennridge 7, (8) Nor-Gwyn 1

Monday,  July 11 at Memorial Stadium, Quakertown
Game 12: (6) Quakertown 17, (8) Nor-Gwyn 10 (Nor-Gwyn eliminated) STORY VIDEO
Game 13: (7) Pennridge 16, (4) Perkiomen 5 STORY

Tuesday, July 12 at Memorial Stadium, Quakertown
Game 14: (8) Pennridge 5, (6) Quakertown 3 STORY STORY VIDEO VIDEO

Friday, July 01, 2011

What to do with Worley

By Christiaan DeFranco

Psst... I have an idea: How about the Phillies KEEP Vance Worley?

I know, I know, it's a radical suggestion. Most people I've heard think the Phillies should trade him for a right-handed bat.

After all, a budding young pitcher is a hot commodity. In fact, it might be the most valuable commodity in the sport. Every team wants one, and now that the Phils are lucky enough to have one, the savvy move would be to deal him away.



Dead wrong.

Stupid. Idiotic. Moronic.

Even if your team has the likes of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt, an old baseball truism applies: You can never have enough starting pitching.

Yet lots of Phillies fans seem to be thinking, "Eh, we have enough."

Maybe they just don't believe Worley will turn out to be anything, that he's just another prospect in a sea of prospects that come and go like the tides. Maybe they overlook the fact that he held the Red Sox — baseball's best offense — to one run in seven innings. Or that he took a no-hitter into the sixth against the A's. Or that his career ERA in the majors so far is 2.29.

I happen to think he's legit, the real deal. I've thought so since I first saw him pitch. He's got the mentality it takes to be a big-time pitcher. He's got the toughness, the fiery competitive drive, the innate maturity, the work ethic, the attention to detail, the will and the need to succeed. He belongs and he knows he belongs. When he's on the mound, it's his mound. He owns it. And if a hitter gets comfortable at the plate, Worley will zing one high and tight.

That makeup is what Roy Halladay likes about him, too. That's why Halladay has taken a special interest in him.

Halladay and I could be wrong, of course, but then it's back to the question of having enough starting pitching. Oswalt is on the DL for nobody knows how long. Joe Blanton has been on the DL since before anyone can remember. And Hamels just injured his non-throwing hand.

So, after Halladay and Lee, who's left in the rotation — Kyle Kendrick?

What if somebody else goes down?

The fact is, the Phillies need Worley. Not only does he represent their future, he is a key component of their present.

They could use a right-handed bat, but trading away Vance Worley isn't the way to get it.