Mark Littell, The Nutty Buddy, Is Completely Nuts

Two days ago, I emailed Mark Littell, former major leaguer and creator of the Nutty Buddy to see if he'd comment on that story I was working on about Flyers center Patrick Thoresen and the dangers of pucks (or anything) to the groin, etc. I told him (or, rather, the Nutty Buddy crack email team) that I needed to have… » 4/17/08 7:30pm 4/17/08 7:30pm

Do Protective Cups Even Help Any More?

In Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Capitals, the Flyers' Patrick Thoresen attempted to block a shot with his body and ended up getting drilled with the puck. But, unlike the thousands of other times this occurs during a hockey season, Thoresen got hit with the puck right in the peach basket, which dented his "protective"… » 4/15/08 7:40pm 4/15/08 7:40pm