Archive for August, 2013

TSP Poll: What will be the Eagles Record in 2013?

August 29th, 2013 by Leo | Comments Off on TSP Poll: What will be the Eagles Record in 2013? | Filed in Eagles, General, Polls


With the Football season about to begin and the Eagles with a new coach and new system this year, one question comes to mind.  What will be the Eagles record this season under Chip Kelly?  Vick has been named starting QB and the Eagles have a rough start to the schedule with 3 games in 11 days and 4 out of the first 6 games on the road.

So give us your prediction on what the Eagles record will be.

What will the Eagles Record be in 2013?

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John Kruk carried out on Stretcher

August 25th, 2013 by Leo | Comments Off on John Kruk carried out on Stretcher | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies


As the ESPN broadcasting team was getting ready for Sunday Night Baseball with the Dodgers playing the Red Sox John Kruk had to be carried out on a stretcher according to reports from various twitter feeds and ESPN.  It is reported that Kruk was dehydrated and experienced dizziness as a result, all of his vital signs check out as normal.

Keep those fluids up John, we want you healthy and of course more Kruk bobble head nights in future Phillies seasons!

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Flyers Zac Rinaldo Wildwood Appearance

August 22nd, 2013 by Leo | Comments Off on Flyers Zac Rinaldo Wildwood Appearance | Filed in Events, Flyers, General


by Christopher Leomporra

This past Sunday the Flyer’s Zac Rinaldo had an autograph signing at Gateway 26 on the Boardwalk in Wildwood.  The signing was sponsored by MJR Sports Integrity and JAG Sports Marketing.  The Fans lined up for a chance to meet Zac and get photos and items autographed.  Zac is a very affable fellow despite his tough on ice presence in the NHL.  He joked around and talked with the fans and seemed to have a great time at the signing.

I asked him if he had been doing a lot of signings since coming to the Flyers and he said “he has only done a few so far”.  I had the pleasure of meeting him last year during a taping of the Propper Hockey show where he was a guest of the show.  Zac brings a rough and tough edge to the Flyers team and should mature into a more versatile player as the years go on.  TalkSportsPhilly is excited for the upcoming Flyers season and thinks they will be a contender if the Flyers concentrate on improving the defense and goaltending.

Below are some pictures taken at the Autograph signing:




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TSP Radio: Joe Vallee Interview, A Snowball’s Chance

August 20th, 2013 by Leo | 1 Comment | Filed in General, Interviews, TSP Radio

It’s been a while since Talk Sports Philly put an episode out on TSP Radio and we are happy to bring you an interview with Joe Vallee of  Joe and some of the guys over at Philly2Philly wrote a book that was released in December of 2012 called “A Snowball’s Chance (Philly Fires Back Against The National Media) and Joe and I had a great discussion about the book and Philadelphia’s sports reputation.

Click on the graphic below to go to Talk Sports Philly Radio

and listen to the interview!

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Click image to listen to TSP Radio!

TalkSportsPhilly thanks Joe Vallee for sitting down and talking with us about this great book.  If you would like to purchase the book click on the graphic below to go to and order the book!


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Who’s At Fault Here?

August 19th, 2013 by AmyMac | Comments Off on Who’s At Fault Here? | Filed in Baseball, General, Sports
Alex Rodriguez wax drilled in the left arm with a 92 mph fastball last night.

Alex Rodriguez wax drilled in the left arm with a 92 mph fastball last night.

By Amy McGinnis

At Fenway Park last night, the Red Sox hosted the Yankees, and things got interesting in the 2nd inning.

Of all the people wondering why Alex Rodriguez is playing despite his 211-game suspension, the Red Sox top the list. Last week, John Lackey was asked if he has a problem with Rodriguez continuing to play.”You bet I do. How is he still playing? He obviously did something and he’s playing. I’m not sure that’s right … It’s pretty evident he’s been doing stuff for a lot of years I’ve been facing him.” Last night, in the second inning, starting pitcher Ryan Dempster took action.  His first pitch, at 89 mph, flew behind Rodriguez, nearly hitting him in the left leg.  By the fourth pitch, with a 3-0 count, Dempster made contact with Rodriguez – he drilled him in the left arm with a 92 mph fastball. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, “You’d have to be really unaware or not paying attention to not know he threw at him on purpose.”  There’s really no question that it was intentional, even though Dempster later stated, “I was just trying to pitch inside.” (If you plunk someone intentionally, at least own it.)  Boston fans cheered while home plate umpire Brian O’Nora ran to toward the mound and issued warnings (with finger pointing, for effect) to Dempster and to both benches.

Joe Girardi flew from the dugout, screaming at Dempster and O’Nora … the red-faced, hat off, vein-popping type of screaming.  O’Nora had warned the benches, but he hadn’t wagged his finger at the bullpens, so they promptly emptied.  When all was said and done, no punches were thrown, A-Rod took first base, Girardi was ejected, relief pitchers jogged back to the bullpens, and Dempster prepared for the next batter.  That’s not a typo, folks – Dempster stayed in the game.  Nearly four hours later, once the game had ended, Joe Girardi was still furious.  He made it very clear to the media that drilling a player isn’t acceptable, regardless of any scandal.  “Whether I agree with everything that’s going on, you do not throw at people and you don’t take the law into your own hands. You don’t do that. We’re going to skip the judicial system? It’s ‘My Cousin Vinny.'” On ESPN, Curt Schilling stated what everyone was already thinking … “It was as intentional as it gets.”


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Manuel Out, Sandberg In

August 16th, 2013 by AmyMac | Comments Off on Manuel Out, Sandberg In | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel in 2008 with the World Series trophy

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel in 2008 with the World Series trophy


By Amy McGinnis

In a press conference this afternoon, Ruben Amaro, Jr. announced that effective immediately, we will be without Charlie Manuel’s services. That’s right – effective immediately – as in, the Phils will play the remainder of the season without Manuel.  Ryne Sandberg, who has long been expected to take Manuel’s spot once it was time for him to move on, has been promoted earlier than we anticipated.

Charlie admitted that he doesn’t want to leave, confirming that he was, in fact, fired.  Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not a fan of Manuel’s and that I think he should have left at least two years ago.  I think he made some terrible in-game decisions, he didn’t act when the team needed leadership, and his laissez-faire style was only suitable for out 2008 team, which essentially ran itself.  That being said, I am outraged, furious, upset, and embarrassed by Amaro’s decision.


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TSP Spotlight: Zac Rinaldo Autograph Signing

August 15th, 2013 by Leo | Comments Off on TSP Spotlight: Zac Rinaldo Autograph Signing | Filed in Events, Flyers, General


Zac Rinaldo, the new era Braod Street Bully as I like to call him, was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round (178th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.  Rinaldo signed a three year entry level agreement in August 2009. He got his debut in the NHL during the first round of the playoffs in 2011.  Recently Rinaldo signed a two-year contract extension worth $1.5 million on April 17, 2013.

Here are Rinaldo’s NHL Stats:

Regular Season                       Playoffs

GP     G    A     Pts   PIM    GP   G   A   Pts   PIM

98 5 9 14 317 7 0 0 0 60


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