Flyers flood the zone at Temple frat party

Posted: December 17, 2008

From: Gonzalez, John

To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil

Subject: Party animals

Well now. Just when you thought Sean Avery was the NHL's lone bad boy, along come your Philadelphia Flyers. There's a story on the Internet, along with a number of pictures, about the Flyers crashing a Temple University fraternity date party in Old City last week. (http://tinyurl.com/flyersfrat) Mike Richards and Jeff Carter soaked up free booze and mugged for the cameras with a crew of coeds.

There were no reports of anything overly inappropriate, but some of the fraternity members weren't too crazy about watching the Flyers monopolize the scene. What do you make of a bunch of pros spending their night getting boozed up with college girls?

Also, when is Talkin' crashing a Villanova party?

From: Ford, Bob

To: Gonzalez, John; Sheridan, Phil

Subject: Party animals

My question is, when did college parties start being held in such fancy neighborhoods? I think the "formal" in my dorm was when we got a Bud keg instead of an Old Milwaukee keg.

Anyway, it's kind of cute in a way. Hockey players figuring out how to get free drinks. Back home in Moose Leg, that's a big deal. It also points out the difference between baseball or basketball and hockey. If this had been baseball players or hoopsters, there would have been law by the end of the night.

From: Gonzalez, John

To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil

Subject: Party animals

What, you don't think they were packing heat like some of the Giants do when they hit the town?

From: Sheridan, Phil

To: Ford, Bob; Gonzalez, John

Subject: Party animals

As a father of college-age daughters, I've been ambushed by this concept of "date parties" and "formals." Kind of creepy, frankly. And I can't say I would be thrilled to find a bunch of professional athletes, even hockey players, crashing such an event. No one needs NHL players mucking it up in certain corners.

That said, the good thing about hockey players is that they police themselves. No need for the law. If someone steps out of line, another guy will rub a glove in his eye or crack him across the knees with a stick.

From: Gonzalez, John

To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil

Subject: Party animals

What do you get for being the weird old guys at a college party? Five minute major?

From: Ford, Bob

To: Gonzalez, John; Sheridan, Phil

Subject: Party animals

It's like that Chris Rock routine about being the old guy in the club.

Back to the other discussion, though: If hockey players are carrying heaters, they run on propane and are usually used in the ice-fishing hut.

From: Gonzalez, John

To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil

Subject: Party animals

If you were making a list of the Philly players most likely to crash a frat party, would Jeff Carter have made your roster? I would have taken Brett Myers with my No. 1 draft pick, followed by Jayson Werth.

From: Sheridan, Phil

To: Ford, Bob; Gonzalez, John

Subject: Party animals

Brett Myers is a Frat party.

From: Ford, Bob

To: Gonzalez, John; Sheridan, Phil

Subject: Party animals

And most recently of all, a Roman toga party was held, from which we received two dozen reports of individual acts of perversion so profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here.

From: Sheridan, Phil

To: Ford, Bob; Gonzalez, John

Subject: Party animals

Point of parliamentary procedure!

From: Gonzalez, John

To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil

Subject: Party animals

$20 says at least one editor doesn't know that's from National Lampoon's Animal House and kills it.

From: Ford, Bob

To: Gonzalez, John; Sheridan, Phil

Subject: Party animals

$50 says they do know, and still kill it.

From: Sheridan, Phil

To: Ford, Bob; Gonzalez, John

Subject: Party animals

$100 says Editor Wormer puts us on double-secret probation.


To see the photos of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, go to Go.philly.com/fratparty

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