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ALIVE AND KICKING: An Ode to David Akers and the former Eagle’s NFL record-setting field goal

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There once was a kicker named Akers,
the leader of long field goal makers.
He put on a show
Week One at Lambeau.
His 63 yards?  Record breakers.

Dave Akers once had a bad day,
as an Eagle versus Green Bay.
With two playoff misses,
he earned goodbye kisses
and settled in San Fran to play.

 But Eagles fans, many a whiner,
still claim they’ve seen no player finer
than the kicking machine
who once wore midnight green
and now makes history as a ‘Niner.

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BRYZANTINE EMPIRE: Streaking Flyers shut down Islanders behind franchise-record-setting ‘tending

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Ilya Bryzgalov played teaser,
passing a mark set by the Beezer.
Before New York’s first goal,
his shutout streak, in whole,
was a four-plus-games-worth crowd pleaser.

The Islanders managed to score
and then quickly added one more.
But the Flyers still led
and put New York to bed,
as Bryzgalov, late, closed the door.