Posts Tagged ‘TSP’

Eagles vs Giants…Titans of the East Battle in Jersey

November 15th, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, TSP Radio

Well, here we are as Eagles fans coming off a much needed bye week and the Eagles still sit atop of the NFC East with a whopping 3-4-1 record.  The Giants come into the game with an even worse record at 2-7.  This doesn’t mean the Eagles are going to skate in with an easy victory at the Meadowlands.

Once again, the Eagles keys to winning the game are the Lines, both in protecting Wentz from sacks and putting pressure and getting sacks on their young QB Daniel Jones.  Carson Wentz will once again have to avoid giving up interceptions and holding on to the ball too long, and of course accuracy.  If the Eagles can establish a running game early, it will open up the passing game and Carson will hit his targets today if the Line can give good protection.

The Eagles will have right tackle Lane Johnson, running back Miles Sanders, tight end Dallas Goedert and wide receivers Alshon Jeffrey and Jalen Reagor playing this time around, which should make a big difference in the Eagles offensive scheme for the game.

Below is the Injury report for the Eagles this week:

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TalkSportsPhilly’s 10th Anniversary

February 9th, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in General, PhillyWood, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly, TSP Radio

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of TalkSportsPhilly in the Philly media.  It has been a privilege to be in the Philly Sports Market for so long.  It’s not easy participating in such a competitive market as Philadelphia.  One of TSP’s premises was to allow anyone a opportunity to be in the sports market that normally would be locked out of the corporate sports market.  We gave opportunity to many writers over the years ranging from High School, College, to professionals in between jobs and wanted to stay active.  Over the years, this rag tag group of writers has published thousands of articles, covered tons of events, participated with charities, produced video and radio shows and gathered a large following on Social Media.

We are hoping to have an event this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary if we are able.  TSP has overcome some significant hurdles during its 10 years (details in PhillyWood Story) and has been able to survive and co-exist with the big boys of Comcast, 94 WIP, 97.5 Fanatic, Fox 29, and other local media.  It has been an honor to provide a unique style of coverage and wide range of diversity to the Philly Sports Market.

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SuperBowl Facts and Firsts… 54…

January 31st, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Football, General, NFL, Sports, Trivia

In collaboration with CBS Sports

Super Bowl LIV, at its core, is a game that includes one of the best defenses in the league against the most explosive offense in the NFL. With a razor-thin point spread (Chiefs -1), the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are expected to take part in a close, classic battle this Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. We put on our hard hats and did some digging, and we came up with 54 things you should know about the 54th Super Bowl. From gambling insights to NFL records on the line, this list has everything you could want to know about the big game, and it will all go down this Sunday. 

Let’s not waste any time, we’ve got lots to go over:

1. The game will be played between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, marking the first time these two have met in a Super Bowl.

2. This is the first Super Bowl appearance for the Chiefs in 50 years. The last time Kansas City made it this far, it was Jan. 11, 1970, when the Chiefs topped the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV for their first — and only — Lombardi Trophy.

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Steve Carlton vs. Mike Schmidt

June 26th, 2019 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Steve Carlton vs. Mike Schmidt | Filed in Baseball, General, MLB, Phillies, Sports

Both are Hall-of-Famers, both are two of the best players in Phillies’ history and both had legendary careers, but who’s better? I feel Carlton is, for the record.

(Bill Ingraham/AP Photo)

The bias towards Schmidt in this town is interesting, especially since everybody hated him during his playing career. Now it’s the complete opposite, and not at a healthy medium either, like it probably should be. Sure, I love Schmidt myself for what he’s done for this organization, although I never got to see him play, unfortunately. And there’s no denying that he’s one of the best ever at the hot corner, if not the best; both offensively and defensively. Schmidt’s a likable guy as well, which makes it even easier to respect his playing-career accomplishments.

As for Carlton, he won 329 major-league games, 241 of them coming as a Phillie. He had a respectable winning percentage of 57.4, and struck out over 4,000 batters in 24 years in the majors. 15 out of his 24 major-league seasons were spent with Philadelphia, from 1972-86. Impressively, he won 20 or more games in his career six times, four of which culminated with a Cy-Young victory.

Carlton’s ranked 11th all-time in major-league victories, and second all-time among left handers (only Warren Spahn has more victories for a southpaw, with 363). Carlton became a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer in 1994, earning an impressive 95.6% of the vote. Schmidt was inducted a year later, earning a equally-impressive 96.5% of the vote, as a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer as well.

Individual accomplishments aside, back to the debate.

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SuperBowl LIII: New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams

January 21st, 2019 by Leo | Comments Off on SuperBowl LIII: New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, Sports

Well, the teams that are in the SuperBowl this year has been set.  Here in Philly we were hoping for a back to back Superbowl wins after Nick Foles delivered the miracle in 2018 for the Philadelphia Eagles first ever SuperBowl win!  We celebrated all year long basking in the glow of our teams win and thought that the miracle might happen again as St. Nick stepped in for an injured Carson Wentz and got the Eagles into the playoffs even though everyone counted them out of that option.  The Eagles made it to the Divisional round but fell to the Saints in a heart-breaking loss.

This weekend we saw both the AFC and NFC championship games featuring the Rams vs Saints and the Chiefs vs Patriots.  Both games were exciting and even had some controversial calls by the Refs, including the incredibly missed pass interference call in the Rams vs Saints game.  Both games went into OT and that was a first for the NFL.  Both the Rams and the Patriots won in Overtime and are headed to Atlanta on Feb. 3rd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

AFC and NFC Championship Scores

SuperBowl LIII 

 

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The Prodigy Returns

September 23rd, 2018 by Leo | Comments Off on The Prodigy Returns | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

Carson Wentz’s return from injury will be one of the greatest moments in Philadelphia sports history.

Make no mistake about it, Carson Wentz turned the Eagles franchise around and brought them their first championship in six decades. Sure, Nick Foles stepped into the role and had a marvelous run, quarterbacking the team through the playoffs and an electrifying Super Bowl win. But Foles and his teammates rode Wentz’s spirit to victory. They followed the path blazed by Wentz, and were infused with the confidence that can only be inspired by a player endowed with divine abilities. Carson Wentz took a team, and a city for that matter, that had been so demoralized from fifty-seven years of losing, and changed their DNA. He changed their destiny.

So, on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., savor what you are witnessing. Listen to the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field when Carson Wentz trots out of the tunnel onto the hallowed grass of his home turf. There will be a roar you will not hear again in your lifetime. Because the fans know innately what this wunderkind did. Generations feel it in their marrow. And they will welcome back their young, gridiron general with the enthusiasm and reverence reserved for only the greatest of warriors. It will be, well, let’s call it a religious experience.

That’s what Carson Wentz means to Philadelphia.

To take a peek back, it’s hard to believe what Wentz has accomplished in less than two years as a pro.

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Flyers and the NHL Playoff Standings

March 22nd, 2018 by Leo | Comments Off on Flyers and the NHL Playoff Standings | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL

Below is a listing of the NHL standings for the playoffs for the Eastern Conference as they currently stand.  The Philadelphia Flyers are in good position and are hoping to improve it before playoff time.


NHL Standings: Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (104 points, 44 ROW)

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