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Photoshop With Matt Mac: Roy Halladay Won’t Stop Training

A picture surfaced yesterday of Roy Halladay standing in Citizen’s Bank Park, in shorts, throwing the ball around while they set up for the Winter Classic.

I immediately went to Photoshop, and did the only thing i know how to do, paste one picture on top of the other. I came up with Halladay pitching during an actual Flyers game.

Matt Mac (@_mattmac on Twitter) was not impressed. He came up with some incredible images of Roy Halladay training in … odd places. If you’ve done any of your own, be sure to submit them to Crossing Broad, as Kyle is posting them on his site.

Halladay Finally Breaks For Lunch

All Work And No Play Makes Roy ... Awesome

Forget Waiting For Penn Dot, Roy Wore His Snow Cleats

JFK, Joe DiMaggio, and Roy

For An Extra $50 You Can Swim With Roy

Roy Needs No Protective Gear

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Ask CraneKicker Volume 5: The Ultimate Christmas List

New to spikeeskin.com, our favorite Twitter all-star @CraneKicker answers your pleas for advice. If you’d like to ask a question for next week’s column, email to @cranekickchronicles@gmail.com.

Hello friends of Spike Eskin.

I was going to talk about the Sixers mascot choices today but everyone else has already done that. I’d talk about the Eagles, but really who cares we know they’re going to win out just to piss everyone off and still miss the playoffs.  Big month ahead for the Flyers but we can get to that later. Phillies hot stove is starting to heat up. How about that Laynce Nix signing?!

Laynce. I can see it now – t-shirts made with the Lance chips logo but spelled with a “Y” in the middle.

Yeah that was my idea so whoever decides to steal it, make sure I get half the profits or I’m sending Krasno, Krasno and Onwudinjo on your asses.

To the questions!

(Just one question is being addressed this week – I wanted to give it the attention it truly deserved)

My mom keeps asking me what the hell I want for Christmas.  I’m a 33 year old, divorced dude who basically works all day, runs a couple nights a week, and just wants to watch sports and be left alone.  So, what the hell do I want for Christmas?


Without knowing anything more about you than what is listed above, I have devised the following Christmas list.

Nike Lunareclipse










I’m sure these are really good running shoes based on the reviews (4 ½ stars out of 5), but really all you need to care about is how they look, beings you are a fairly young, single man with a job. So you are what the ladies refer to as “available”. These sneaks are pretty fresh looking and are functional enough if you do indeed decide to go for a run. Or jog. I think they’re calling it jogging these days.

Bonus points for the color description – Anthracite. I’d have called it Neon Laffy Taffy, but that sounds much fancier.

$130 – available at: http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-315685/pgid-315687.

Hey speaking of running – it’s cold out there. Why not keep warm with this stylish Nike Therma Fit Training Hat?









ure, you can find it with other logos or without a logo at all, but I think you should go with the Army one. When people see you exercising while wearing this hat they will basically think you are a bad ass. Couple that with some neon anthracite shoes and you’re well on your way to being declared awesome.

$22 – available at: http://goarmysports.cbscollegestore.com/

Enough about exercising, you can’t stay out being the coolest runner in the neighborhood all night people will start to think you’re weird. You should probably keep some good reading material available at home to help you unwind and/or bring to the bathroom for a quick read. But not TOO long in there (see Ask CK – Vol. 4 for further info on that). Mad Magazine is a great choice. Entertaining, informative and I can guarantee none of your friends get it delivered to their house.










$19.99 for one year – available at: https://ssl.drgnetwork.com/ecom/dcc/app/live/promosub?org=dcc&publ=MD&key=IWBMD01

Now THESE are pretty cool. Mr. T In Your Pocket. A few Christmas’s ago I bought a bunch and gave them out to my friends. Big hit. You should probably have one too. Shut up fool.











$10 – available at: http://www.80stees.com/products/Mr-T-Pocket-Keychain.asp?gclid=CIu4soOi7qwCFchM4AodcUIRdA

I believe you are a Philly sports fan and the Winter Classic is coming up. Since you like staying home I won’t suggest tickets, so maybe something to wear while you watch the game? Flyers Winter Classic Bullies Tee.










$27.99 – available at: http://shop.nhl.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12288775

Booze? Of course booze. Johnnie Walker Green Label. ‘Tis the season to be jolly.











$55 – available at: the liquor store

And finally…

Anyone who follows me on Twitter has undoubtedly seen the championing of this next item for as long as I’ve had it. It was one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received and I appear to be the only person around lucky enough to own one since I am the only one who ever talks about it. LL BEAN RUGBY ROBE.










$79 – available at: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/70799?page=mens-rugby-robe-fleece-lined

That should just about cover it. Hope you’re not on the naughty list.

Keep the questions coming here.


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Time’s Yours Podcast: Avant, Bryzgalov, Jimmy Rollins And The Bandwagon

Two sports radio stations, an endless number of blogs (THIS ONE!), Twitter, Facebook, ESPN, local TV sports, there is a lot of space to fill in the sports landscape today.

So much that maybe we’re filling it with things that don’t really matter.

That’s what Pat Gallen and I talk about today.

Is Jason Avant’s “bandwagon,” comment one of them? What about the Ilya Bryzgalov media ban?

We combine that with a Inception (the movie), J-Roll, Ryan Howard and Andre Iguodala on Twitter and what the Phillies should do with their money during the offseason.

Follow Pat Gallen on Twitter @PatGallen_PN, read him on Phillies Nation, and listen to him (after you’re done listening to this of course) on 97.3 ESPN.

Subcribe to the Time’s Yours podcast on iTunes. 

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The Flyers Last Superstar, Eric Lindros

Eric Lindros will once again play hockey in Philadelphia.

After weeks of rumors, Lindros confirmed on a Canadian radio station that he’ll play in the alumni game at the Winter Classic on December 31st at Citizen’s Bank Park.

This is the most exciting news I’ve heard so far concerning the Winter Classic (though the $37.50 ticket service fee is pretty exciting). It might be the most exciting thing that’s happened with the 2011 Flyers (with the acquisition of Bryzgalov coming in second).

The reaction to the return of Lindros confirms one thing; Eric Lindros is a superstar. One of those guys that has “it.” He’s a rock star on skates. There’s a very big difference between a great player and a superstar. Lindros is clearly the latter, and the Flyers haven’t had one since he left.

I’m not pretending to be a hockey expert, or a Flyers die-hard. I’m far from either. But I do know superstars. I know that for an alumni game to get this much talk, means Lindros is something special.

The superstar label is hard to put into words, but clear to see. The last superstar the Sixers had was Allen Iverson. Before that, it was Charles Barkley. Michael Vick is clearly a superstar, but Donovan McNabb was not. Terrell Owens and DeSean Jackson are superstars, but Jeremy Maclin is not. It’s the oh-so-subtle difference that lets you know that Cliff Lee is, and Roy Halladay is not.

A lot of times superstars are under-fire as much as they’re praised, but either way there’s talk. Talk about them on and off the field (or court, or ice).

He never won the Stanley Cup. His rookie cards were most valuable when he was a rookie. But Eric Lindros has it, and it’ll be good to see him again.


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Photoshop Fun: Ivan Drago Pronger


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Without A Doubt, Flyers’ Couturier Fit For The Long Haul

Within the next five games, the Philadelphia Flyers will have to make a crucial decision with their lineup. That decision is whether to keep rookie Sean Couturier on the main roster or pack him up and ship back to juniors. Read the full story

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The Philly Sports 8====D Guide

I figured we needed this.

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Someone Please Save Us From Ourselves

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I knew with the Phillies finished earlier than we figured, and with the Eagles finished perhaps after week 4, the sports climate in Philadelphia was probably in trouble. I didn’t know it would be this bad though.

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A Karmic Smack In The Face For Philly Sports Fans

It’s the start of September; the Eagles just had the best off-season in the NFL. The Phillies have the best record in baseball and the best pitching staff of all time. Fast forward.

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