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the flyers with the foot on the gas pedal. flyers lead 3-1. mason has a little bit of breathing room, jason vorachek flyers up 4-1. flyers will pittsburgh 6.2. sixers down by two, paul george with the bad pass, rodriguez comes up with us. goes all the way down to the late-out. finishes with 16 points off the bench, paul jordan turning up the heat. third quarter sixers down 15, team high 21 points sixers lose this one 107-94. coming up on the hyundai sports zone, jack mccafferty will join us to talk flyers and the sixers and could be this season, coming up in a few
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team wasted almost two months to do the surgery. hello and welcome i'm lesley van arsdale. talking about the handling of joel embiid injury in just a few minutes, we're going to start off with the flyers and chances of making the playoffs slim. six points out seven to play, four teams ahead and tonight they had to play the defending stanley cup championships.
jordan skates on in and fifth goal of the season, flyers on the attack. still for his second goal. for the orange and black. third we go, flyers. with a third goal in the last seven games, steve mason with a breathing room, flyers up 4-1, they go on to score two more times. they roll over pittsburgh 6-2. >> but i think we played very well today, you know, two periods and showing on the score board and you know, we won the fame. >> joining us is jack mccafferty from the delaware county times.
let's start with the flyers, what's going on. you can hear the frustration and the players' voices >> it's going to be very difficult. it was unfortunate you saw earlier they had the ten-game winning streak. i don't know that their leadership is great. the gostisbehere didn't turn out to be the super star you thought he was going to be this is what we have. a team fighting for the playoffs >> and the power play has been a debacle >> team has not been great. you look at hextall. he's on the clock and i wrote a column in the paper tomorrow for the daily times at some point they're going to miss ed snyder. that's tough to quantity. we have 50 years of past
performances to know how he would have reacted. he would not have put up with this, when he was in chrome. he was going to demand more excellence. there's a lot of patience going on. you saw them last year in the playoffs. they were too small to compete. they couldn't score to save their lives. some changes but for the most part came back with the same kind of team. you got the same results >> if they didn't make the playoffs, that's the first time that has ever happened. teams usually make the playoffs when that happens. >> that's a heck of a chunk. puts you over the top. it's a balanced conference. you've got to be consistent. they've been inconsistent for years >> i do see hextall constantly changing up the lines. but is it too much? is it just -- like hurting the balance there
>> i thought he did when he benched gostisbehere. >> that's a great points. >> what he was trying to achieve by that, i don't think he achieved it. he might have had a good -- might have thought it was a good idea. >> gostisbehere wasn't playing great. he was turning over doing things couldn't get up on the ball. but it wasn't a good look and it wasn't good results >> you think he's pretty much in the hot seat >> not as long as heck stall still running the place, he's heck stall's guys, again, impossible for me to really say but my guess is that if mr. snyder was still around his seat would have been very hot >> i know the fans are upset. do you think expectations were a little too high for this time? >> expectations are always high for the flyers. that's the joy of what the flyers are they've been around in the 70's they've at least been competitive and again, you make -- they're competitive now, close to the playoffs but
they're not a championship contender. it's -- they've got to do a lot better. by -- if this happens, they won't make playoffs, they got to make a change of captains. i don't know how you can come back with giroux >> he hasn't seemed like a captain. he's not like a clear leader of this team, feels like they're all over the place >> whether injured or what he's trying to hide. i've been around, as you have for awhile. i don't think he was great captain when they first opponent appointed him. some guys are not meant to be captains, he's had it for awhile and coaches continues to appoint him to that. they're seeing something we're not but we are seeing is the results that aren't there would. >> is it time for hextall to break up the core of this team right now >> absolutely. the -- if it comes back with
this again next year. talk about the excitement built around the flyers always there. you cannot possibly insult the fans and bring this back again next year. got to be major change >> what players should run exposed in that expansion draft >> well, i would -- every, i would -- whatever, i wouldn't >> i could go the other way, is there any untouchables? simmons is an untouchable. other than that, i don't know. vorachek is not untouchable if you ask me >> talk about a leader, simmons is the heart of this team right now. >> he's their best player strongest and most vocal, got a presence, i'd say he would be untouchable. other than that, i wouldn't opposed to any leaving >> talk about the goalie. which goalie do you keep >> neuvirth has a chance to be great >> i feel like he's injury prone >> so is mason.
which of these two >> to me, neuvirth has special skills if he can mind them, mason is just average. >> much more coming up in the hand you sports zone, the sixers looking for the second win against the pacers eight days before the phillies start at the season. what are pete meckanin's goals for last week of spring training?
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sixers ended a 12 game drought. they took on the pacers who had a six game winning streak. second quarter, paul jordan pacers turn up the heat. third quarter. sixers down 15. finishes with a team high 21 points, sixers fall 107-94. in eight days, the refill will start with regular season in cincinnati this week pete mackanin will decide who will head north. clay buck holt against the
pirates. bottom of the first, michael franco. he and herrara will score and phillies will take the lead. michael saunders, they will go on to win 6-3 >> we got tough decisions. fortunately for us, starting rotations pretty setstarting li. nevertheless we're going to have tough decisions, a lot the rost great impression and some on the roster that make gre impressions. it will be interesting >> jack is back with me. talking sixers, joel embiid finally had knee surgery. almost two months after theed t. just seems odd to re really blay that sports science department
around there and time said list isn't working. when -- that was f meniscus, th options at that point. there's two options any timehap. initially brian company angelo was correct. option t corrected. s into the going to go away. i don't know where the third option came. wait two months and then have -- the timing of this, that affected this year and it's now going to affect next year, that two-month delay will affect 97ingly affect two seasons. terrible decision. too many, sports science department is pushing around too many people >> is that what it is? seems like they're making bad decisions over and over and over again. i don't even know how you correct all of this. >> the owa correct it
is win games. you don't have players to win the games. brett brown >> how bad do you feel for him decisions he's kind of the spokesman for it. he's handling it well. >> you'll hear him say we're on the side of error is still error. they keep wasting time trying to get this thing together to wait. i know problems. we're going to play this that delay is really going to cost them because he's not going to come back until the middle of the summer. not that somebody fourth year in the league would have played summer league. maybe he would have. if play in the summer, that comprises training camp. if he's notea fully participate in training camp. it just dominos keep fallee joe embiid in my opinion on some
kind of minutes restriction back to backwi g be his fourth year professional basketball and he still on that. that makings it tough for the prior record score r process >> okafor missed tonight with more comfort in the surgically repaired knee. talk about someone having a rough year. >> about this time last year we were told that it's a minor knee surgery and that he's going to be fine. corrected and off season they did that. obviously i'm not a surgeon, they could have found something need than they found in okafor's knee. it's scary exactly a year later here's a guy we're told almost word wore same story that it's minor. he still is not? he's struggling and has -- limiting his playing time, is there any possibility he could
be traded? is there any value for this player? you don't know what's wrong >> i would be stunned anybody would want a player that's not great defensiveinred. now, in that league, value to flip assets and things like that but if you're trying to build a basketball team i don't know where jahlil okafor would fit in. >> he's in a tough spot. they made mistakes onlly wasn't good enough, and on okafor he was not good enough. injury or not. he was not good enough to tank a whole season for. they made a mistake when hey drafted a and injury prone joel embiid. >> at some point, something right >> they did something right with risaric. he's got super star potential. not the way he game.
you got to give him credit. >> anyway he's not way in my op absolutely the rookie of the year. the only one that would be close would be embiid. and joel embiid when he played peal transformational talent. somebody really had an urge to voteout t m down. so, but they're not. nobody, no, it will be saric. >> he deserves it. >> switch gears and talk somet forward to. >> i would say expectations are for a decent team that can beat 500, pete mackanin. got several young arms, they've got -- i
set up to be a championship team, it was set up to get to the trade deadline 10 start to flip. hellickson, buck holts. that's what they're here for, get competitive at least until the trade deadline and then flip them for salary relief later on. what do you expect? maybe they get that trade deadline and somewhere in the second wild card hunt and surprise you and make a move but my guess is they're going to entertain you for awhile. >> they will be fun. they're definitely better than they were last year. if galvis continues to improve and joseph continues, rupp hernandez, they're young arms certainly enough to carry them into contention at least for awhile. >> we have sad news this week
with the 1980 championship dallas green passed away at 82. what's your fondest memory >> certainly, i was very young at the time but i was around in '79, 80 in that locker room. very young. but my memory of him was the way he was able to impose his personality on a team that was really lost. you looked at them from '79 into early 80. bunch of guys that were competitive button different, grumpy, they didn't seem to like to be there. he put in -- that club house an tension oddly enough just in time in 1980 clicked so that in the final weeks of the 1980 season that team became dallas green and that was important woe glass green didn't come into the
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the sap is running in new england. that means it's time to brew up some maple syrup. it's a $300 million a year industry. don dahler has the story of one family who brought their little family business into the 21st century. >> reporter: every year when winter loosens its grip, sugar farmers hike into the woods and tap thousands of trees. it takes up to 60 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. the ultimate renewable resource, maple trees produce sugar four to six weeks a year. potentially for hundreds of years. but it only takes a taste to know that's a sweet deal. how old do you think these things are? >> 100 years old. >> reporter: for 75 winters, dave's family has been making maple syrup. >> right there looks like a good spot to me, but that's just my guess. we never know. >> reporter: this is how he used to do it when he was a boy.
with hand drills and hammers, horses and sleds, and thousands of buckets that had to be emptied multiple times a day if the sap was really flowing. sounds like hard work. >> it was. there it comes. >> reporter: there she goes. >> get a taste of it. >> reporter: the older the tree, the sweeter the sap. older is better? >> yes. >> reporter: in the tree business. >> yes. you hear it? that's what i would call an average flow. it would be going ping, ping, ping if it was faster. that's the sound of money dropping into the bottom of the pale. >> reporter: how many trees do you think you were working back then? >> probably 800 to 1,000 trees. >> reporter: vermont is the largest maple syrup producer in the u.s. with every fourth tree in the state being a maple, there's plenty of natural resources for big and small businesses, which now produce more than 1.3
gallons of syrup a year. they have always been primarily dairy farmers. >> it's kind of a science tapping the trees. >> reporter: but a few years ago, dave's nephew took it upon himself to sweeten their family fortunes to take the syrup operation from hobby to big business. >> it was a side business for a long time. now it's more of an income producer for your family. >> right. it's important to us. >> reporter: drills and hammered replaced by miles of plastic tuned, tapped into 6200 trees. it's just pouring in there. >> it's a lot of sap. >> reporter: high tech equipment takes the clear sap, boils it down, which produces the liquid syrup. 70 solar panels subsidize the energy cost of the entire operation. >> we produce about 40 gallons an hour with this rig. and total of around 3,000 to 3,500 a year. >> reporter: and before you modernized the system, what were you producing?
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of how famous and loved danny devito is worldwide. >> where are you from? >> scotland. >> very nice. >> i'm from london. >> you're from london. okay. i'm from jersey. we're going to go through the tundra. this was my pal, so i would sit here, you know, hot summer nights. >> reporter: leading me on a tour of the new york city of his acting school days 50 years ago led to a polite feeding frenzy. >> you got it? israel, okay. that's over that way, right? i don't come out a lot. but it doesn't bother me. >> hey, nice to see y'all. let's do it. i go to times square, it's like a chicken with a bunch of piranha. they eat it up. i'm like a little dumpling. >> looking for mr. louie depalma.
>> that's me. >> reporter: louie depalma in "taxi" was the breakthrough tv role that made him a star in 1978. >> you're a yellow bellied, mamby-pamby, mealy mouthed chicken. >> reporter: but since then, there have been so many others. >> you want my watch? >> reporter: scene stealers, all. >> take it, go ahead. it's a rolex. >> reporter: no matter how sleazy -- >> i'm about to have a close encounter with a cattle prod. >> reporter: how villainous even. devito somehow manages to make them irresistible and funny. >> my name is julius and i'm your twin brother. >> obviously. >> reporter: how would you describe your sense of humor? >> it's unique.
i like a good banana peel. i like all that. i was raised on the three stooges, which is a little cruel. so it's in a way dark. >> reporter: on the face of it, you were not someone necessarily you would predict that would become an actor and a-list star and director and producer. >> you don't know. yeah, i never thought of that. i went to the movies religiously every weekend to escape from life. and you could imagine, you always wanted to be that guy up there. everybody thinks that when they go to the movies. >> reporter: after high school, he worked in his sister angie's beauty salon. yes, doing hair. angie sent him to learn makeup, which is how he ended up at the american academy of dramatic arts in new york city. >> there it is. that building right there is where i went to school. >> reporter: he discovered he liked performing.
being short never got in his way. >> i never did not go for an audition because i didn't think i looked like the person. i think of all the characters i've ever played. they're always about five feet tall. >> reporter: one of his favorites was the penguin in "batman returns." >> batman. ahhhhh! >> reporter: i think you should have gotten an oscar for the penguin. >> i had to sit in the makeup trailer for three hours. sometimes i had to wear flippers. >> reporter: how do you eat lunch with flippers on? >> eating lunch is easy, somebody can feed you. but there are other things you have to do with your hands. >> start the revolution, something. >> it's a character part. it's a 90-year-old yiddish man. there's a lot of layers on this character that are unique for
me. >> reporter: at 72, danny devito is making his broadway debut in arthur miller's "the price." >> i shouldn't have come. there's too much for me. i thought there would be a few pieces. this is way too much for me. >> reporter: circling back to the stage where he began. if you've been doing eight shows a week, does that feed you? >> no, no. it's like good. you want more. i would do more. it's a good idea to do 10, 12 shows a week. >> reporter: co-star mark ruffalo, a fan and now a friend, was in awe. >> it's like a girl, i mean -- >> i go right in here. >> reporter: this is right on the stage. wow. >> sit down right there. this is my script. >> reporter: what kind of stuff did you write in the margin? >> all kinds of stuff how to go, what you want to try stuff in
the script, what you want to try. >> reporter: how did an italian get into the mindset of a geriatrics jew? danny devito headed for barney green grass. >> hey, gary. >> reporter: his favorite new york deli. >> i used to come a couple times a week, just to sit in, listen to people. you know, it's good. >> reporter: and you got ideas for solomon -- >> it's good to daydream your way into it. >> reporter: and of course -- >> you want to try those? >> sure, why not? >> reporter: a good excuse to eat. >> just like grandma girdy used to make. rhea's grandmother was the best. >> reporter: that's devito's wife and sometimes co-star. the very funny, four-time emmy winner rhea pearlman. >> i know you say you didn't, but obviouly you did.
>> i did not glue my hat to my head. the hat shrunk. the fibers fused to my hair. >> reporter: together since 1971, they have three grown children. and were, until recently, considered one of the most stable couples in hollywood. everybody says, oh, are danny and rhea pearlman still together and i read you're getting a divorce. >> we're not getting a divorce, but we separated, yeah. >> reporter: she was here for the opening. >> absolutely. we're very close. we've been friends for 40 something years. >> reporter: for people who love both of you -- >> we love each other. >> reporter: at this stage in his life and career, what danny devito doesn't want to do is slow down or play it safe. >> where's the robes? >> reporter: no clearer evidence of that is his role as frank reynolds in the bizarre black
comedy "it's always sunny in philadelphia." >> these guys put me in like situations, themselves, too. it's like "i love lucy" on acid. it's really far out. >> reporter: example, this infamous couch scene. >> sew me into the couch. >> reporter: which went viral on youtube. >> it's like a big halibut being birthed, just coming out like naked, greasy from sweat. it was just amazing. >> can't breathe. >> i had to do it several times. i came out, kept greasing myself up more so i could come out faster. i've been slimed, i've fallen out of windows. i've had amnesia. god, it's fun. and it's my trampoline, you want to get on it? get on it and try it. >> reporter: so the novel way danny devito warms up in his dressing room before every performance shouldn't surprise you.
a wounded warrior from suburban new york is on a new mission. steve hartman found his story on the road. ♪ >> reporter: here come the latest graduates of the suffolk county police academy on long island, new york. makes it through seven months of police training is a big achievement for anyone. but for this recruit, today's accomplishment orders on the miraculous. >> i just got chills. you hear the pipe band and this beat is going through your body and having this pride within you, knowing that you finally completed the dream that you didn't know if you would be able to do yourself.
>> reporter: 28-year-old matias ferreira used to be a marine, served in afghanistan. and in 2011, he stepped on an ied and lost both legs from the knee down. it was a nightmare. this the end of a childhood dream. he emigrated to america from uruguay at the age of 6. not long after, he saw a marine in dress blues and decided that's what i'm going to be when i grow up. his plan was to be a marine for life, until he lost his legs and had to come one a new plan to serve. >> i started looking into the police department seeing if they would take me with the situation with prosthetics. i spent numerous hours googling police officers with prosthetics and i couldn't find anything. >> reporter: that's because nobody had done it. >> i'm kind of going in blind, i don't know what's going to happen. >> reporter: as best anyone could tell, there had never been a double amputee police officer. but he applied like everyone else. really the only special
accommodation he wanted was that he not get any special accommodations. >> i feel like somebody helped me, i wouldn't have wanted it. it wouldn't have been fair to me or the police officers behind me. >> reporter: so he went through the exact same training. that's him with the baton. some in the department were curious if he fell trying to apprehend a suspect, could he get up? and that answered that. and that brings us here. today, he not only graduated, he graduated class president. wife and daughter clearly proud. he told me when he lost those legs, he knew if he worked hard, another door would open. and here he is, on the glorious other side of that threshold. steve hartman, on the road, in brentwood, new york. >> that's the "overnight news" for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano.
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