The Winter Olympics get under way in Sochi, Russia in just a couple of weeks. And while it's usually country first, it's also nice to cheer for Flyers players when they're not going up against the red, white, and blue.
You won't get the chance to cheer for Claude Giroux this year as he was left of the Team Canada roster this morning.
Giroux's hand injury that kept him out of training camp and contributed to his slow start to the season was likely a factor. He's picked his play up a whole lot since his early season scoring drought, but the Canadian coaches decided to go in another direction.
Jeff Carter made the Canadian team. You can view the full Canada roster here.
That leaves five other Flyers to cheer for in Sochi:
Kimmo Timonen, named Tuesday to Finland; Andrej Meszaros, named Tuesday to Slovakia; Jakub Voracek, named previously to the Czech Republic and Mark Streit, named previously to Switzerland. (Also Michael Raffl)
And former Flyer Jaromir Jagr is basically the President of the Czech Republic, so he's another guy to root for.
No Claude though, which is a bummer. Although there's still a chance he could be an injury replacement:
Position Title: Intern
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.
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• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
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Sunday was tough for football fans in the city of Philadelphia. Carson Wentz exited the game, walked off the field and into the locker room, and the mood was somber.
It didn't take long for reports to swirl that the Eagles feared the worst, that their MVP-caliber quarterback could be lost for the season.
The Birds went on to win the game but it was bittersweet without the prospect of Wentz leading them to the Super Bowl.
Star athletes from all of sports shared messages of support. From fellow star quarterbacks lost for the season like DeShaun Watson to brothers in the city who have dealt with injuries of their own like Joel Embiid, everybody hated to see Wentz go down.
You could feel the negativity oozing through the city.
Monday came and Doug Pederson confirmed what we already believed. Wentz was gone for the year and Nick Foles takes the job of leading the Birds to the promise land. Hope was dim but not extinguished.
Then Eagles Nation got the pep talk (tweeted) it needed from the one person who would never lie to them and only inspire them, Brian Dawkins.
Birdgang, Take Heart! Don’t bye into the neg emotions.
@JordanHicks @DarrenSproles @ChrisMaragos Jason Peters & now @cj_wentz r leaders that continue 2 help us win by giving of themselves. WE will rally behind a confident #9 Do me a huge favor.. Rally & BELIEVE!! #FlyEaglesFly
I'm still bummed but Weapon X has me feeling a little better. The Eagles season isn't over just yet. It's time for Nick Foles to write a storybook ending.