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Jimmy Rollins’ Pleasant Start

After a 2013 season in which he posted a career-worst .295 wOBA, many fans had written off Jimmy Rollins. This offseason, Rollins was the center of numerous sports hot takes–should he be a better leader, should he lose playing time to the likes of Freddy Galvis, why the hell doesn’t he hustle?–but none of the … Read more

Rangers draw first blood in series with Flyers

The NHL playoffs are a series of games not just one game or one moment in one game.  That one moment that happened last night when Jason Akeson took a 3rd period high sticking double minor should not eliminate the Flyers from the playoffs. The Flyers lost Game 1 of their 1st round playoff series … Read more

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Flyers begin playoffs tonight in New York

The Flyers begin the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden.  The ‘Garden’ has been a house of horrors lately for the Flyers.  They lost both games played there this season and have lost 8 straight games there dating back to 2011. ‘We’ve got to go into Madison … Read more

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Voracek, Hartnell Dye Their Beards Black

Some startling news coming out of Flyers practice today: forwards Jakub Voracek and Scott Hartnell, members of the Ginger Genocide Line, have dyed their beards black. Hartnell’s is seen above, and Voracek’s is below.   Let’s hope the beards bring them some playoff magic. Maybe Hartnell’s center of gravity will be changed so there are … Read more

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Union lose to Red Bulls 2-1

Madison Square Garden is not the only house of horrors for a Philly team in New York.  The Union continued to struggle in Red Bull Arena, losing 2-1 Wednesday night to the New York Red Bulls.  Philadelphia is now 0-6-1 all time at Red Bull Arena. ‘It’s frustrating,’ Union center back Amobi Okugo said. ‘Last … Read more

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Panaccio is Already Stirring Up More Shea Weber Rumors

Earlier today the Flyers inked defenseman Shayne “Ghost” Gostisbehere to an entry-level deal. Gostisbehere performed tremendously in the Frozen Four, leading Union College to a national championship at the Wells Fargo Center. Hopefully that won’t be the only championship Ghost wins in Philly. CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio, however, is already insinuating that Gostisbehere will be … Read more

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Charles Barkley Thinks the Sixers Can Sign LeBron James

Hall of Famer and former Sixer Charles Barkley believes the Sixers can sign LeBron James as he enters free agency this offseason, as Barkley told the Mike & Ike Show on WIP. Regarding James, Barkley said: With the good young players they got, I think [Philly] is going to be a destination for a guy. … Read more

Eagles Draft Talk: The Birds Met with Anthony Barr

After the whole DeSean Jackson situation, there’s a lot riding on the Eagles’ front office to keep the fanbase on their side. They have to show that they do indeed know what they’re doing, and that all starts at the 2014 NFL Draft — before, of course, winning another NFC East title. One guy the … Read more

Touch ‘Em All: The Weekly Recap

Welcome to the weekly recap, baseball fans. We’ve got plenty to cover this week, so here we go.   Arizona Diamondbacks: We could use this piece to just rave about how good Paul Goldschmidt is every week, but that doesn’t really help anyone, does it? We’ll turn to the pitching staff instead, where all signs … Read more

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Premature Trend Identification: The 2014 Phillies Take Walks

If you listened to last week’s podcast, you’ll be well aware that I find it difficult to say anything confidently about early season performances. With no scouting experience, my “eye-test” of a player is just about as reliable at determining ability as Myers-Briggs is at determining personality type–neither offers a consistent enough measure of it’s … Read more