The Flyers lost in a shootout last night to the New Jersey Devils 4-3. Parise and Elias scored for the Devils while Briere was the only Flyer able to net a goal in the penalty shootout. More here.
The Chicago Cubs, under new GM Theo Epstein are looking for a new manager. Naturally, reports have been talking about the possible hire of former Red Sox manager Terry Francona. Now we all know that managing an American League team is as easy as estimating the length of a Kardashian marriage (I couldn't help myself), a return to the NL would be interesting to see. More here.
After a disappointing loss to the Baltimore Ravens, former Eagles quarterback, now Arizona Cardinal, Kevin Kolb looks to be unlikely to play in this weeks game against the St. Louis Rams, who are coming off of their first win of the season. The Ravens defense absolutely pummeled Kolb all afternoon last week, so a week with a headset might do Kolb some good. More here.
This Saturday, #1 LSU travels to Tuscaloosa to play #2 Alabama. This is certainly the biggest game of the season, and the only match up of 1 and 2 until the National Championship game. Interesting stat: Under Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide are 3-2 coming out of a bye week, both of those losses coming at the hands of? You guessed it. LSU. Both times, the Tigers were also coming off of a bye. Prediction: LSU: 24 Bama: 20