Ed Rendell's Eagles rant is stupid

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Ed Rendell's Eagles rant is stupid

By Mary Paoletti
CSNNE.com

Ed Rendell, you are ridiculous.

It's fine if you're mad at the NFL for moving the Eagles game with Minnesota from Sunday night to Tuesday. Nobody likes when his or her television schedule get messed with.

And we understand that, as governor of Pennsylvania, your first priority is making sure the Eagles only play on one of three socially sanctioned weekdays. What else are you going to do with your day? Somehow work to make Philly suck less? Impossible.

Perhaps, moving a game for threat of a blizzard dumping more than a foot of snow on the open-air stadium made so much sense that it caused you to become suspicious of a conspiracy. No? You're just nuts? Word.

Let's review the stupider comments said Monday on Philly radio station 97.5 The Fanatic. The fun happens when WGS commentary explains why you're wrong. NOTE: This is fun for us and not for you.
It goes against everything that football is all about."

Weird. I thought football was about gaining yardage and scoring points. Wait, you were speaking metaphorically? In that case, I'd say football is all about overcoming obstacles to achieve an ultimate goal. Not really seeing where snow factors in, buddy. Is it an obstacle? Can be. Don't think it's written in the NFL rulebook, though. Maybe it's in YOUR rulebook. NOTES: 1) The Gov's rulebook contains Rendell quotes like this: "Do you think I would ever use the words 'soul mate' or 'love of my life? Ed Rendell would never enunciate those phrases." 2) His rulebook isn't real and doesn't count.
I think the fans would have gotten there, the subways work and the major arteries are still open, and other fans would have stayed home....

You're probably right about this, Ed. Even if 2 of fans died or got injured trying to get to Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night, that's only 1382.88 deadhurt people. And that's full capacity with standing room! Take out SRO and you've got only 1370.64 casualties to deal with. Peanuts.

I, for one, was looking forward to sitting in the stands throughout the snow and seeing an old-time football game.

The governor of Pennsylvania was going to sit outside in a blizzard? Oh. Come. On.

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My biggest beef is that this is part of what's happened in this country. I think we've become wussies. We've become a nation of wusses.

I know a U.S. Navy SEAL Special Ops Agent who would disagree. This is going to blow your little brain, but I'd rather judge the backbone of America on guys like him than by the NFL schedule.

I, too, mourn the country's cupcake-love for Miley Cyrus, Biebs, and Taylor Swift. But the word 'wuss' is harsh. And inaccurate. Isn't the fact that we Americans now have an NFL game on TV FIVE nights in a row this week one of the most testosterone-driven testaments to awesomeness you've ever heard of? It is. Don't believe me and I'll send the SEAL after you.

The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything. If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down.
Hey! There ya' go -- some good old fashioned family racism. That's the best route to travel when you're really trying to hammer a point home. But bad move going after The People's Republic of China. "Those people" gon' be so mad! Stay in your homes! Commie Calculator Chaos is coming!

Celtics miss an opportunity in first half with LeBron in foul trouble

Celtics miss an opportunity in first half with LeBron in foul trouble

CLEVELAND – There are 240 minutes of play in an NBA game, but Boston’s 112-99 Game 4 loss to Cleveland came down to seven (six minutes and 46 seconds to be precise).

That would be the amount of time left in the second quarter that LeBron James spent on the bench with four personal fouls (a first for him in the first half of an NBA playoff game ever) and Boston ahead by 10 points.

Boston could not have asked for a better scenario than that, especially considering how well they had played up to that point in the game and again, knowing that James wasn’t about to set foot back on the court until the third quarter.

But here’s the problem.

Boston’s 10-point lead when James left with four fouls.

Halftime rolled around and Boston’s lead was still at just 10 points.

Celtics players agreed that not finding a way to increase their lead with James out was among the more pivotal stretches of play in Game 4.

“They did a really good job of not letting it (the 10-point lead) get out of control while he was on the bench,” Boston’s Marcus Smart told CSNNE.com. “Every time we scored, they came back and scored.  They answered back with everything we answered.”

While many will point to that stretch as a time when the Celtics failed to make the necessary adjustments to increase their chances of winning, it wasn’t as if the Cavs are a one-man team.

“They still have two All-Stars out on the court,” said Boston’s head coach Brad Stevens, referring to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. “With the best player in the world they go to unreal, but they’re still a pretty darned good team when those guys are out there.”

Irving had a playoff career-high 42 points which included him scoring 12 of Cleveland’s 14 points in the final 6:46 of the second with James on the bench.

“He’s one of the best point guards in the NBA, and you know, you can tell he puts in a lot of work in his game, a lot of respect from myself, my teammates,” said Avery Bradley. “We have to do a better job at defending him as a unit, trying to make everything hard on him. He definitely got a great rhythm going tonight, and I felt like we had a chance to make it harder on him.”

James still finished with a strong stat line for the night – 34 points, six assists, five rebounds and a blocked shot.

As good as he was on the court, the Celtics have to be kicking themselves for not doing more with the time James on the bench in the second quarter which in hindsight, was among the bigger factors in them now returning home facing elimination as opposed to being tied at two games apiece in this series.

“What are you going to do?” said Cleveland’s Kevin Love. “You have to continue to fight through it. At halftime, we were down 10. We made some adjustments on the defensive end and we just fought; we needed to. They got everything out of us tonight in that second half, but we played more inspired basketball as well.”