Five Greatest Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

February 7th, 2016 by Kyle Lutz | No Comments | Filed in Football, General, NFL

Some of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, whether it be Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or Joe Montana, have held the precious Lombardi Trophy, however some haven’t been so lucky. Here are some of the best, who were great, but who never had the chance to win one in their career. Unfortunately for some, they never had great supporting casts around them, or, for other reasons, they didn’t make it far enough as they would’ve liked to in the playoffs.

05. Dan Fouts- Chargers

Although he only has 12 more career touchdown passes to interceptions, which doesn’t seem all that even for a good quarterback, Fouts was an underrated signal caller. He started out in 1973, behind some atrocious Chargers’ teams in the mid-’70s, before they finally made the conference championship game in 1980. He was a six-time Pro Bowler, led the league in passing yards four years in a row (1979-82), and set an NFL record, too, by becoming the first QB ever to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season three years in a row.

Back in the ’70s, NFL teams favored running games to passing, thus a quarterback who could accomplish that feat in that era was eye opening. Fouts was enshrined into Canton, into the Hall of Fame, in 1993, despite having only three career playoff wins.

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Reports: Sixers, Clippers “Discussing” Blake Griffin Deal

February 6th, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | No Comments | Filed in Basketball, General, NBA, Sixers

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Once upon a time, Scott O’ Neil was quoted as saying that the Sixers were “a year away” from being players for top free agents. The main reason behind the statement, is because of the Sixers lack of a winning record. While that statement made by O’Neil is true, there’s another way for the Sixers to acquire a household name.

That other way, as Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio notes, is via trade. Amico is reporting that Sixers have “discussed” a possible trade with the Los Angeles Clippers for superstar big man Blake Griffin. It was also noted that the Nuggets have discussed Griffin with the Clippers, but Dan Woike of the OC Register later noted that nothing much came of those talks.

Since coming on board, Jerry Colangelo has seemed to change the Sixers rebuilding plans a bit. The team seems to have become more comfortable with moving some young assets for established talent, if the opportunity presents itself. Well, it looks as if the Sixers want to capitalize on this opportunity.

By acquiring Blake Griffin, the Sixers would land that “household” name that they’ve been searching for. That player to put butts in the seats, and attract those marquee free-agents. While the former Oklahoma Sooner is out of commission for another month (at least…), he’s a game-changer when he’s on the court. He’s a safe bet for at least 15 points and 10 boards on a nightly basis. The big man has averaged 23.2 points per game, and 8.7 rebounds per game this season, before breaking his hand.

It’s not known what the Clippers seek in return, but the price is bound to be high. Rumors have spread about the price tag including Jahlil Okafor, Dario Saric, and the Lakers 2016 top-3 protected first-round draft pick. However, my own speculation leads me to believe that the organization would be more inclined to move Nerlens Noel over Okafor, as Okafor has (in my opinion..) proven to be more of a complete player than Noel. I’m not saying that Noel isn’t a good player, because he’s proved that he can be great. Personally, I just believe Okafor has a better chance at becoming an elite player, as opposed to Noel.

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Report: Flyers-Penguins to play outdoor Home and Home series

February 6th, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | No Comments | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

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The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins already have one of the most heated rivals in the NHL. That rivalry is about to take a step to the next level, according to one report.

Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the Penguins and Flyers are “working on an agreement” to play a home-and-home series of outdoor games, beginning in 2017. The agreement would see the first outdoor installment take place in Pittsburgh, where the Penguins would host the Flyers at Heinz Field. It remains unclear if this game will be the next installment of the NHL’s Winter Classic, but this could mark the first time that the NHL will revisit a location for the event. For those that may not remember, the Penguins hosted the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field for the 2011 Winter Classic.

While the location for game one is clearly known, the Philadelphia portion is not. The Flyers hosted the Rangers in the 2012 Winter Classic, which took place at Citizens Bank Park. However, a recent trend seems to suggest that they could be headed for a date at Lincoln Financial Field. Out of the last twelve outdoor contests, a total of seven have taken place at football stadiums, all of which have generated attendance numbers over 50,000 fans or higher. The 2011 Heritage Classic at McMahon Stadium in Calgary was the lone exception, tallying just over 41,000 fans.

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At one point, it was discussed that the two teams would face-off at Beaver Stadium in State College, but it doesn’t seem to be in the cards anymore.

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TalkSportsPhilly Radio, Eagles Review

February 4th, 2016 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Events, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly, TSP Radio
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TSP will be having another radio show doing an Eagles review on some of the latest moves and an outlook on what the Eagles should be doing in the off-season.  The show will host TSP writers and guest from the Philly area.  We will also be talking about the WingBowl and the upcoming Barbs HD Big Puckin Party event.  So Tune in on BlogTalkRadio and take a listen to the latest episode of TalkSportsPhilly Radio.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talksportsphilly/2016/02/05/talksportsphilly-radio

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Flyers Confidence and Special Teams Shine in Win vs Habs

February 3rd, 2016 by Joe Buscemi | No Comments | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey
Forward Ryan White Celebrates the Flyers win with goalie Steve Mason

Forward Ryan White Celebrates the Flyers win with goalie Steve Mason

The Flyers returned home to Philadelphia as they hosted the Montreal Canadians to begin the second half of the season. They went into the all-star break with a win and were five points out of the wildcard and needed another regulation win to inch closer to the final wild card spot and distance themselves from the Canadians. They did just that, thanks to a full sixty minutes of good/disciplined hockey. The special teams played a vital role in last nights victory, as they went 2-4 on the powerplay, goals from Simmonds and Schenn, and killed 3 of 4 Habs penalties, including a 5 minute major given to Radko Gudas for his hit on Lucas Lessio.

The Flyers 2-0 lead would be cut in half thanks to a powerplay goal scored by Habs Andrei Markov, with just 1:42 left in the first. After scoring late in the first, the Canadians would score the tying goal just 2:30 into the 2nd period, courtesy of defensemen Jeff Petry, Halfway into the second, Wayne Simmonds netted his second goal of the night, giving the Flyers a critical 3-2 lead. After killing the five minute major, Matt Read put the dagger in the Habs, as he scored the empty netter to put the Flyers up 4-2 with just 43 seconds left in regulation.

Wayne Simmonds 3rd period go-ahead-goal.

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Examining 5 Potential Trade Scenarios for Kam Chancellor

February 3rd, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | No Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

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Every offseason, it seems like a major superstar becomes available via trade. Most recently, those stars have ranged from Jimmy Graham to Brandon Marshall. This year, there figures to be a number of stars discussed in trade talks. However, it’s almost a certainty that one man is going to be traded. That man’s name is Kam Chancellor, and he is an all-pro safety for the Seattle Seahawks. Chancellor enrolled at Virginia Tech as a quarterback, before enduring a change to cornerback. He eventually settled in at safety, and the rest is history. In his six seasons in the NFL, Chancellor has tallied almost 500 total tackles, a pair of sacks, 10 interceptions, and nine forced fumbles.

Quickly ascending to superstar status, Chancellor has solidified himself as an elite NFL safety. With that said, he’s been long-linked to trade rumors. The rumors have only become more frequent, since his holdout at the start of this season. While many teams have been linked to Chancellor at one point or another, there’s been one team who’s constantly appeared in rumors, the Philadelphia Eagles. In this article, we will take a look at five potential scenarios that could land Kam Chancellor in “Midnight Green.”  Without further delay, let’s get started…

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1.) Jason Peters and a 2016 3rd Round Pick

This deal makes the most sense for both sides, hands down. Seattle figures to lose Russell Okung to Free Agency this year. By losing Okung, the Seahawks are not only taking a major blow to their offensive line stability, but they’re also taking a major blow to their veteran presence. The acquisition of Peters would be beneficial for the Seahawks, as it would restore stability among their offensive lineman, while keeping the veteran presence in the locker room. For the Eagles, this deal almost makes too much sense. Moving Peters helps them shed his horrendous cap hit for the 2016 season, while beefing up their defensive secondary with the acquisition of one of the league’s best safeties. The third-round pick helps offset the salary difference between Peters and Chancellor, further enticing the Seahawks to take the deal.

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The Phils will have you seeing Red this year

February 2nd, 2016 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Baseball, General, MLB, Phillies
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That’s right, the Phillies will make you see red this year.  No, not out of anger, well maybe, but this will actually be from their uniforms.  For the first time in eight years the team is gonna throw a curve ball out to the fans and bring the red jersey out of the closet.

The new red jersey will be combined with the white pinstipped pants for 6 games this year.  The Phillies have philliesred1been known to throw in the oddball jersey every once in a while.  The last time they had the red jerseys was back in 1999 for a promotion, and then again back in 1979 when they had the all burgundy jerseys.

Whatever they wear, lets hope it brings home a few wins this year.

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