EIHL’s Braehead Clan don amazing kilt themed uniforms (Photos)

Photo via Braehead Clan

The Braehead Clan’s recent contest against the Fife Flyers was more than just a game. It was a fashion statement by Braehead.

Braehead wore a kilt pattern in honor of St. Andrew’s day – a Nov. 30 holiday in honor of Scotland’s patron saint.  Above is a photo of the outfit. Below is a highlight video of the game so you can see the kilt pattern in action. Braehead plays in the EIHL.

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Whether they’re intimidating or not they definitely added a festive nature to the game. 

As for the game itself, Braehead defeated Fife 3-0. Said the official Braehead release from its website: “Fife huffed and puffed in the third period, but couldn’t find their way past net minder Chris Holt, who posted another home shutout as the Clan claimed victory over their Gardiner Conference rivals.”

With Braehead undefeated in the kilt uniforms, maybe they’ll wear them more often. 

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Evgeni Malkin for Eric Staal trade is possible, according to Stan Fischler

So the venerable Stan Fischler decided to take a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins in his latest “One Timers” column for The Hockey News. 

And it went a little something like this:

No matter how you shake it Sidney Crosby has become a curious subject for study in Pittsburgh. His slow scoring start was enough to raise eyebrows through the season’s first quarter although Sid seems to be back on track. What’s troublesome are reports of a feud with his former landlord and boss Mario Lemieux. That has created more negative vibes than the Penguins need.

Both Crosby and Lemieux were emphatic in denying a rift between them, although without a photo showing them sharing a bottle of Cabernet in Mario’s basement/Sid’s former bedroom, we’re not sure if they can ever establish there’s no heat.

The venerable Stan Fischler then decided to put on his GM fedora, and came up with this little ditty:

The captain remains an untouchable, but it seems more and more likely that Evgeni Malkin will be GM Jim Rutherford’s best chip to play in the trading sweepstakes.

Please note that this column was published on Monday, during a stretch in which Malkin has been practically super human for the Penguins. On the one hand, discussing a Malkin trade now would be a case study in bad timing; on the other, his value is super high!

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Which brings us to this, from the venerable Stan Fischler:

The deal I can see — Malkin to Carolina for Eric Staal.

So Stan can see a trade that:

A. Involves one player who is 29 and signed through 2022 for another that’s 31 and signed through next summer.

B. Involves one player with a No Move Clause for another with a No Trade Clause.

C. Involves the Penguins trading away their best asset for a lesser center, rather than for a collection of players that would fill the gaping holes in their lineup, beginning with their blueline.


So, in summary, we’re left with just one question: What’s Stan’s HF Boards user name?


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On Vin Scully’s 88th birthday, enjoy our favorite Vin moments from 2015

(Getty Images)It’s fitting that Vin Scully’s birthday falls so close to Thanksgiving. If there’s one thing baseball fans everywhere can agree they’re thankful for, it’s his brilliance in the broadcast booth and his class and kindness as a human being.

As Scully turns 88 today, we’re more thankful now than ever for his wonderful career as we’ve learned 2016 will be his 67th and final season broadcasting Dodgers games. Scully reaffirmed as much on Saturday, telling the Los Angeles Times that it’s simply time.

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“Each year, I knew I was getting closer and closer,” Scully said. “Finally, this past fall and winter — I think it’s time. I don’t want somebody else to tell me it’s time. I would rather do it myself.”

I really can’t see that I would come back,” Scully said. “Sooner or later, you have to be realistic. I’ve done it for a long, long time. I’ve done reasonably well at it. But I don’t want to stay on any longer than I feel I should.

“Which makes it a very tough decision, but I really do feel it would be time for me to walk away rather than have somebody say, ‘Gee, you know, you’re not the same. You’re not quite this, you’re not quite that.’ I don’t want that. So I think if I can get through next year doing reasonably well, it would be time then to walk away.”

We respect Scully’s decision and we appreciate his honesty. And with that said, we also wish to honor Scully’s greatness by looking back at his best moments from another outstanding season behind the mic in 2015.

Please enjoy.

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Scully’s take on selfies
When Dodgers fan Bobby Crosby filmed himself catching an Aaron Hill home run during a game on May 3, Scully coined it the “selfie of all selfies.” That’s really all that needs to be said, because just hearing Scully referencing selfies will blow ones mind.

Redhead extinction?
During a broadcast in July, Scully caused something of a social media stir when he cited a report suggesting redheads could be extinct by the year 2060. Scully, a redhead himself, said that didn’t bother him so much since he wouldn’t be around anyway. In classic Scully style, he then circled back around a couple days later and reassured redheads everywhere that there was no truth to the previous report. That’s good news, but here’s wishing Vin would still be around then too. 

“No. It’s gas.”
There’s nothing Scully enjoys more than seeing young children at the game. His descriptions of dancing and drooling babies have been hilarious over the years, but this particular story during a mid-September game took the cake. Scully talks of his days before he had children himself, and how he’d make them smile with his goofy faces. Then he hits us with the punchline that reminds us his sense of humor is right in line with his broadcasting prowess.

Snake prank
Here, Scully tells of a prank a Brooklyn Dodger player once played on his teammate by a hiding a small snake in his glove. The story itself is great, but observe how masterfully Scully ties his story into the action. He’s so, so good at that. It makes everything he says so seamless, and that’s almost impossible to do broadcasting an unpredictable game like baseball.

Remembering Yogi Berra
The baseball world lost a legend when Yogi Berra died on Sept. 22. But what better way to celebrate his life and honor his career than to have Scully share stories about his friend during the Dodgers broadcast. Here, Scully talks about Berra’s remarkable season in 1950, in which Berra hit 28 homers and knocked in 124 runs, all while striking out 12 times.

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Matt Campbell named coach at Iowa State

Another Saturday coaching report became official on Sunday as Iowa State announced the hiring of Toledo’s Matt Campbell.

Campbell succeeds Paul Rhoads as the Cyclones coach. Toledo beat the Cyclones in Week 2 in 2015.

“I couldn’t be more excited to receive the opportunity to coach at Iowa State,” Campbell said in a team statement. “Two years ago after we played the Cyclones in Ames, I called my wife (Erica) and said you simply would not believe this place. Their fans, the game-day environment and facilities are all incredible.  I could see us living in Ames and me coaching the Cyclones some day. My family and I are truly humbled.”

Toledo finished the 2015 regular season 9-2. The Rockets were in line to go to the MAC Championship Game but saw the opportunity slip away with a loss to Western Michigan on Friday.

Iowa State finished the season 3-9 after a 30-6 loss to West Virginia on Saturday. The Cyclones had conference wins over Texas and Kansas, the first winless Power Five conference team since 2008. Rhoads’ dismissal was announced after the Cyclones blew a 35-14 lead to Kansas State and fell 38-35 to the Wildcats.

“Matt’s coaching and playing achievements are extraordinary, but we were even more impressed by his character, leadership and commitment to his family,” Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard said. “I could not be more excited to welcome Matt, Erica and their children to the Cyclone Family.  We are truly blessed to have one of the industry’s rising stars leading our football program.”

Campbell is 35-15 in his four seasons at Toledo. He turned 35 on Sunday.

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Ohio State steamrolls Michigan 42-13

Ohio State’s offense learns quickly.

A week after totaling just 132 yards against Michigan State in its first loss of the season, Ohio State ran for 370 yards in a 42-13 win over Michigan on Saturday.

And while the domination is a sign Ohio State’s offense wasn’t broken beyond repair against the Spartans, it’s also going to make Buckeyes fans wonder if things would have been different had Ohio State’s offense performed like this earlier in the season.

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns, and J.T. Barrett ran for 138 and three touchdowns as the Buckeyes ran over, around and through the Wolverines. With Elliott and Barrett in the backfield, Ohio State made Michigan play gaps, and when the Wolverines overcommitted, one or the other would break a big gain.

Elliott got just 12 carries against the Spartans. The Ohio State coaching staff made sure he was safely past that mark Saturday as he finished with 30 carries. Both offensive coordinator Ed Warriner and co-offensive coordinator Tim Beck moved to the press box for the game. Did the move help? It’s impossible to say it did or didn’t, unless it was the catalyst for the Buckeyes to stick with the power running game.

Oh, by the way, Elliott was asked about the play-calling in Saturday’s game by ESPN’s Holly Rowe. He had no complaints.

Ohio State’s rushing defense was pretty good too. The Buckeyes held the Wolverines to 55 rushing yards on 24 carries.

After taking a 14-10 halftime lead, Ohio State opened the second half with a touchdown drive. Following a defensive stop, the Buckeyes struck again with a drive that included 16 plays and spanned more than seven minutes. The final play was a Barrett touchdown run, his third of the day, to push the lead to 28-10. The 18-point lead was insurmountable for the Wolverines.

Michigan also lost quarterback Jake Rudock in the fourth quarter to an injury that could keep him out of a bowl game. Rudock was sacked by defensive end Joey Bosa and landed on his left shoulder with Ohio State leading 35-13. After he was attended to by Michigan’s medical staff, he was helped to the sidelines and didn’t return.

Rudock finished 19-of-32 passing for 263 yards and a touchdown. The Wolverines also utilized defensive back Jabrill Peppers more on offense. Peppers led the team in rushing yards and also had two catches.

At 11-1, Ohio State is undoubtedly going to a prestigious bowl game. The only question is which one. If Michigan State falls to Penn State, the Buckeyes could head to the College Football Playoff with a win in the Big Ten title game. If MSU wins Saturday afternoon, the more likely scenario is a New Year’s Six bowl game, perhaps the Fiesta Bowl. And with the way the Buckeyes played on Saturday, there’s no one who wants to face them.

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