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Eagles kicker David Akers was named the NFL Special Teams Player of the Week. This is the seventh time Akers has kicked his way to the award. Akers earned the award for kicking the Eagles to victory going a perfect four for four on field goals and adding an extra point off Brian Westbrook
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When I was young, I loved to be read to (which is strange, because I hate it now). Every night I would beg my parents to read just one more book, in addition to the three they had already performed, and often that one more was a Berenstain Bears book. My mom would finish the story and then tell me that when she was a little girl she lived down the street from Stan and Jan Berenstain, which always elevated her cool quotient in my four year old eyes. I loved the Berenstain Bears books, and there are some images from the those books that are burnt into my memory to this day (the most vivd is Mama Bear giving Sister Bear a lesson on how you can’t judge people by their outside, by cutting open two apples. The one that looks beautiful on the outside is all wormy, while the misshapen apple is perfect on the inside).
On Saturday, November 26th, Stan Berenstain, or Papa Bear, died of cancer at Doylestown Hospital. Stan, you will live forever through your books. I hope Bear Country treats you well.
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Philadelphia will official kick of the holiday season tonight with a ceremony to be held at City Hall, and the lighting of the Christmas tree at LOVE Park. The will also unveil the new festive lighting that will grace City Hall through January.
The free event gets under way at Dilworth Plaza on the west side of City Hall, as part of the 12th annual Philadelphia Holiday Festival. The holiday season in Philadelphia officially kicks off with this lighting spectacular. The festivities will feature music, special guests and the unveiling of the new holiday lights at City Hall
Billy Wagner officially moved to New York yesterday and then quickly turned around and stuck his nose up at us Phillies fans. Wagner questioned the Phillies commitment to winning a championship and feels that the team is more interested at being competitive than actually winning anything.
Wagner claims that he would probably still be with the Phillies if they had offered him the three year $24 million dollar contract he wanted back in June. Instead the Phillies allowed themselves to get into a bidding war for the star closer and eventually lost him to their division rivals the New York Mets. Sticking point, an extra year. Wagner signed a four year $43 million contract with the Mets. The Phillies were prepared to offer more money per year than the Mets but not the fourth year.
The Flyers will take on the New Jersey Devils tonight at the Wachovia Center at 7:00PM. Both teams had come from behind victories last night with the Devils defeating the Boston Bruins 3-2 and the Flyers defeating the New York Islanders 4-3.
Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur has played well his last three games, winning all three and allowing only five goals. During those last three games he has a .932 save percentage and has looked like the Martin Brodeur of old. Devils forward Brian Gionta brings a fix game goal scoring streak into the game and will most likely be shooting on Flyers goaltender Robert Esche. The Flyers will once again be without star center Peter Forsberg.
For those heading down to the game tonight it is Mylec stick night. The first 5000 fans under the age of 14 will receive a free Mylec hockey stick. You can catch the game on Comcast Sports Net or on 94.1 Free FM WYSP.
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