Posts Tagged ‘South Philly Sports News’

Eagles dominate NFL East as they meet the undefeated Steelers

October 11th, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, TalkSportsPhilly

Yes, I know the headline is a bit off if you have been watching the Eagles season in 2020.  Somehow with their first win this year against San Francisco, it lifted the Eagles to 1st place in the Division with a 1-2-1 record.  The Steelers are 3-0 and looking strong with Big Ben still at the helm.

The Eagles have to bring their A-game if they stand a chance of beating the Steelers in Pittsburgh.  If the Offensive line can’t stop the Steelers from sacking Wentz, it looks to be a long day for the Eagles.  Everyone has to step up and the Eagles have to produce a few turnovers if there is a prayer to win.

Here is some of the stats and injuries on today’s game…

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Do or Die for the season by Game 3 for Eagles

September 27th, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports

Do or Die for the Eagles by Game 3 in the season.  Most Eagles fans once again felt they had a Division winning team and playoff bound at the beginning of the season.  As per 2020, that appears not to be in the cards.  With an 0-2 start, the Eagles are already facing must win games and the bid for the division and playoffs on the line.  With terrible performances in the first 2 games and tons of sacks and mistakes and shoddy play by Carson Wentz leaves the Philly fan base bedazzled as the Eagles enter Game 3 against the lowly Bengals who are also 0-2 and once again the Eagles are expected to Win.

Carson Wentz has assured the fans that he is ready to play and focused on the game and believes the Eagles will rebound with a win and a chance to get back in the hunt.

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Free Agent Frenzy Roundup: Days 1 and 2

July 4th, 2014 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Free Agent Frenzy Roundup: Days 1 and 2 | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

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The second day of free agency is reaching it’s twilight, and the first two days have provided plenty of fireworks in both the NHL & the NBA. At 12 PM yesterday afternoon, the NHL free agency period began, and players were permitted to officially put pen to paper and sign the contract. When that clock struck noon, the fireworks shot off. The signings came together so fast because of the negotiating period that took place before hand. In total, 96 players signed yesterday for a mind-blowing total of well-over $500 million. Let us take a look at the action (or lack thereof…) from our beloved Flyers yesterday.

The Flyers were never really in much of a position to do anything with this free-agent crop, due to past contracts given out (and taken away) by former GM Paul Holmgren. Many contracts had come back to bite new GM Ron Hextall in the butt. Vinny Lecavailer’s $4.5 Million Cap Hit, Mark Streit’s $5.5 Million Cap Hit, Andrew MacDonald’s $5 Million Cap Hit, and most importantly Claude Giroux’s $8.275 Million Cap Hit. These cap hits, partnered with the buyout of Daniel Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov left the Flyers $236,000 over the cap.

The lack of cap space available on “Overpay Day”, handcuffed Hextall, and forced the Flyers to stand pat on day 1. Boy, was it an overpay day. Many of the Flyers rumored targets had signed quickly into day 1 of free agency, and were paid handsomely. Matt Moulson returned to the Buffalo Sabres for 5 Years, $25 Million, Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen landed with the Capitals for a combined $65 Million, both on 5 year deals. In a day of major moves, the Flyers shifted their focus towards depth (surprisingly…), signing former German goalie Rob Zepp, former Calgary Flame Blair Jones, former Columbus Blue Jacket Nick Schultz, re-signing goalie Ray Emery and most recently trading Tye McGinn to San Jose for a 2015 3rd Rd Pick. In the coming days, one player I see on the Flyers radar is defender Michael Del Zotto. Del Zotto never truly got the chance to show off his two-way skills in New York or Nashville, but a thinned-out Flyers blue-line would provide the ultimate chance for that.

Now, let’s move onto the Sixers. NBA free agency unofficially began yesterday. While teams can “officially” sign contracts until July 10th, players have already verbally agreed to contracts with teams. Players like Shaun Livingstion (Golden St.), CJ Miles (Indiana), and Jodie Meeks (Detroit). While the big story still surrounds LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony…..there is plenty of talent to go around.

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With Phillies’ Golden Era Over, It’s Time to Sell Assets and Rebuild

July 2nd, 2014 by Jim Chesko | Comments Off on With Phillies’ Golden Era Over, It’s Time to Sell Assets and Rebuild | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies

We had it darn good for several years, Phillies fans: a packed ballpark almost every night, a trio of best-in-franchise-history position players in the lineup each game, postseason excitement every fall – even a World Series title, the first one in a generation. Those days are now fading nearly as fast as a Ken Giles heater.

Yes, from 2007 thru 2011, attending a Phillies game was a real treat – Ryan Howard knocking home runs to every section of the outfield stands, Jimmy Rollins backing up 83274804CC097_World_Series_his “We’re the team to beat” proclamation, Chase Utley proving that he is indeed “the man,” Cole Hamels blossoming into one of the game’s top southpaws, and closer Brad Lidge capping a perfect 2008 season with that never-to-be-forgotten, down-on-his-knees exultation on the pitcher’s mound, arms and eyes skyward, in reaction to the Phils’ first World Series win in 28 years.

Five straight postseason appearances. Back-to-back trips to the Fall Classic. A franchise-record 102 wins in 2011. Yep, 2011 – a mere three years ago.

Of course, in 2011, Utley’s knees were still pretty healthy, the “big piece” at first base was still one of the most feared sluggers in the game, Roy Halladay took the mound every fifth day and could be counted on to go seven or eight innings, no problem. And the Phils’ defense was among the best in the sport during most of those glory years.

What a difference a few years makes. Halladay and Lidge are now retired, Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez are long gone, and all of the other core players from 2011 still with the team – Howard, Utley, Rollins and catcher Carlos Ruiz – are three years older and showing it. Skipper Charlie Manuel was fired nearly a year ago, a scapegoat for a fading, underperforming squad – replaced by Ryne Sandberg, whose 2014 club may well finish with an even worse record than last year’s sad 73-89 campaign.

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More Bad News For The Phils

March 22nd, 2014 by AmyMac | Comments Off on More Bad News For The Phils | Filed in Baseball, General, MLB, Phillies
My feelings exactly, Phanatic.

My feelings exactly, Phanatic.

By Amy McGinnis

The Philadelphia Phillies have been having a standout Spring Training in the Grapefruit League – and by “standout,” I mean that they look as though they don’t even belong in the standings at all.  Although a W-L record is somewhat meaningless in Spring Training, it’s embarrassing that we’re currently 6-14.  For those of you keeping track, that’s a .300 record.  We can blame injuries all we want, but the truth hurts: Asche, Brown, and Utley are batting .139, .171, and .190, respectively.

As if that weren’t sad enough, we’re down two more  players.  Freddy Galvis, whose wife gave birth to their first child last weekend, is currently hospitalized with MRSA.  Outfielder Darin Ruf is also out, reportedly for 4-6 weeks, thanks to a left oblique strain.  It’s not the end of the world, but it’s not looking good.  Throw in Jimmy Rollins’s laziness and Cole Hamels’s late start, and we’ve got ourselves a bit of a mess.

Phils take on the Pirates tomorrow at McKechnie Field at 1:05.  Both teams are set to send RHP starters (Burnett and Pimentel).  Pirates are currently 11-8 in Spring Training.

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Iverson Might Not Be Broke After All

March 3rd, 2012 by Johnny G | 1 Comment | Filed in Basketball, General, NBA, Sixers, Sports

Well, it turns out, Allen Iverson’s financial situation might not be as dire as first thought. According to Peter Vecsey of the New York Post, someone involved with Iverson persuaded him to put a large sum of money away into an annuity during his playing career, somewhere around the age of 36.

A person with a firm grip on the situation informs me Iverson has an account worth $32 million, a principal he is prohibited from touching until 55. In the meantime, it feeds him $1 million annually.

At 45, Iverson is eligible to start drawing on an NBA pension that maxes out at 10 years of active duty, or take whatever’s there as lump sum. He will be entitled roughly to $8,000 per month ($800 per x 10).

If at all possible, Iverson will issue a restraining order against himself until he’s 62 or so. At that time, I’m told, his lump sum will be between $1.5 million and $1.8 million, or he can elect to take monthly checks of approximately $14,000 per.

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Mike Vick’s Alma Mater Dogs Him Out

April 15th, 2011 by DJChris | Comments Off on Mike Vick’s Alma Mater Dogs Him Out | Filed in 94WIP, Eagles, Football, General, NFL

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Why is it that adults blow perfect opportunities to teach kids with real world situations? As fathers and mothers, what do you do when you’re kid is in a pickle? Whether it has to do with bullying or seeing adults smoking or drinking. What about when they see something explicit on television? We have a split second to teach or protect them from shock. But that’s a decision that we must make if it is the appropriate time.

Students at Michael Vick’s alma mater, Warwick High School in Newport News, VA  planned a protest to support Michael Vick’s High School jersey be displayed in the high school.  The students were so sophisticated that they even built a Facebook page to gain support for the action.  The students were threatened that discipline would follow if they did not squelch the protest and remove the Facebook page. Ultimately, the Facebook page was removed and the protest is over. This is the second such protest at the school.

http://www.dailypress.com/news/newport-news/dp-nws-warwick-protest-20110415,0,2461790.story

What a blown opportunity.  Isn’t that what America is about? Isn’t that how America was built? Isn’t that why we do not pay taxes on Tea? What about the constitution and peaceful demonstration?

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