Brad Lidge wants another title
Interviewed earlier today on 950-ESPN, Phillies closer Brad Lidge says neither he nor his teammates will rest after winning the World Series this year:
“You’ve got to find a way to make yourself hungry. We have a chance to do something pretty special (and be) looked at as one of those teams, you don’t want to use the word dynasty, but has a chance to make a run at a couple more of these things.”
Hearing Lidge was a welcome diversion from the Eagles.
You can listen to the entire interview on 950’s Web site.
What really does D-mac deserve? I agreed with much of Ashley Fox’s column in today’s Inquirer but took exception to this sentence:
“McNabb deserves a graceful exit.”
I don’t agree that McNabb deserves anything. If anyone deserves anything, I believe Eagles fans deserve a team that puts its best possible team on the field every week (notice I didn’t say they deserve a championship). As stated before, I believe that means putting Kevin Kolb in at QB.
Maybe if this was high school or even college sports, McNabb would deserve to play out his career. But this is the pros. It’s a cutthroat business, something everyone involved understands. McNabb has made a lot of money and has all the notoriety and fame that goes with being a star pro athlete. He’s set himself up for a successful career in broadcasting, if he wants, after he’s done playing.
But deserve to play out the string? No, he’s gotten plenty already.
That said, I’m a McNabb fan and hope he goes to another team next year and plays well. I think he’ll do just that, especially if the system is more suited to his game.
A good column: While we’re on the topic of Inky columnists, couldn’t agree more with Phil Sheridan about writers having no business being involved in MVP and other awards voting.
Drexel-Penn game: Watched and/or listened to most of the Drexel-Penn game today. Loved the 10 a.m. start time. Seemed like the DAC had lots of energy. Maybe those early starts could become more prevalent.
Drexel won an entertaining game, 66-64, in its season opener, but will have to improve its foul shooting (53 percent) and 3-point accuracy (25 percent) to be a factor in the CAA this year.
Update (12:40 a.m. Wednesday): According to Soft Pretzel Logic blog on philly.com, Bruiser Flint made some strong comments to his Big 5 brethren, saying those schools need to play Drexel in home-and-home series or the Dragons won’t play them.
I couldn’t agree with Flint more; it’s only fair that the other schools play home-and-homes. If they don’t, Flint shouldn’t schedule them.
La Salle tries to improve to 2-0 tonight against visiting Florida State.
Update (12:40 a.m. Wednesday): La Salle dropped to 1-1 with a 65-61 loss to Florida State.
Sixers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Niagara at Villanova, 7 p.m.
That’s all for now.