Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Uneasy Ed

The Sixers lost again last night.

You’re on the edge of your seat, I know.

It’s the 47th time this season they’ve come up on the short end of the ledger. They’ve won just 24 times.

The 109-93 loss officially put them out of the playoffs and into the lottery.

More importantly, there are some serious storm clouds forming over the Sixers’ front office.

Mr. Ed is not happy.

That would be Ed Snider, the Comcast boss who happens to also be the chairman of both the Sixers and Flyers.

He’s not having a great winter. And his spring isn’t looking much better.

Check out Anthony SanFilippo’s column here on his interview with Snider.

Ed Snider is not happy with the seasons being put together by either the Sixers or Flyers. That will not come as comforting news to Sixers coach Eddie Jordan or G.M. Ed Stefanski.

As for the Flyers, they get one bad medical bulletin after another. They had already lost one starting goaltender, Ray Emery, for the season.
Then they lost their backup, Michael Leighton, to a high-ankle sprain.
Yesterday came word that the “ouch” suffered by top scorer Jeff Carter blocking a shot Sunday night was actually a broken bone in his foot.
He’ll be out the rest of the regular season, three to four weeks. The way they Flyers have been playing, that might be their “entire” season.
There is no guarantee that they don’t freefall their way right out of the playoffs.

In the meantime, Ed Snider simmers.

Look out below, especially if you happen to be on his payroll.


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