It was a close game, but the Philadelphia Eagles’ 24-21 victory Dec. 1 against the Arizona Cardinals was by far their most impressive performance of the season. The Cardinals arrived at Lincoln Financial Field red hot on the back of a four-game winning streak, with their latest victory a 40-11 win against a solid Indianapolis […]
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On Nov. 27, the Philadelphia 76ers lost 105-94 to the Orlando Magic in a classic “someone HAS to win” game between two horrible teams. Spencer Hawes missed this game because of left-knee soreness, and as it turns out, Metropolis without Superman is not a fun place to be. The Sixers shot 7-22 from downtown in […]
Following a brief two-game road trip through Florida in which the Philadelphia Flyers fell in games against the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, the Orange and Black were quick to right the ship and have gone 3-1 in their last four games. Upon returning home from their tour of Florida, the Flyers were faced […]
After a more than disappointing start to the season, the Philadelphia Flyers finally seem to be turning things around. The Orange and Black have gone 6-2-1 in their last nine games to put themselves back into the playoff picture after the first quarter of the season. The Flyers have found their scoring touch in their […]
The Philadelphia 76ers fell to the Toronto Raptors 108-98 Nov. 20, and the score misleadingly implies that the game was a close one. Typically a subpar three-point shooting team (shooting 32.6 percent as a team before the game, a percentage that ranked 22nd out of 30 teams in the NBA), the Raptors were simply unconscious […]
The Philadelphia Eagles are in the midst of a bye week, riding a three-game winning streak that has them tied for first place in the NFC East. After starting out 3-5 in the first half of the season and allowing over 24 points per game on defense, the Eagles have won three straight since, giving […]
Drexel engineering student Connor Gallagher summed up his thoughts on the Philadelphia Eagles in one word: “Finally.” After a 4-12 record last year and the ups and downs of this season, this is a moment that Eagles fans have been longing for and are hoping will last. The team got its first home win in […]
This week, Philadelphia will be buzzing about Nick Foles’ impressive passer rating of 132.5 and the fact that he has thrown 16 touchdowns and no interceptions in seven starts. Young fans will likely make a concentrated effort to vote Foles into the Pro Bowl. Meanwhile, countless sidewalk conversations will include pledges of support for head […]
After two consecutive weeks of horrendous quarterback play, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said to CSNPhilly.com earlier this week, “We need someone to step up, whether it’s an existing young quarterback or somebody we go out and acquire. … It’s about finding key players to take the horns.” Lurie then went on to support current […]
During the Aug. 17 Philadelphia Phillies game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, there were chants being yelled throughout Citizens Bank Park. “Fire Ruben! Fire Ruben! Fire Ruben!” The fans were showing their support for recently fired Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and their strong disapproval of the job being done by General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. […]
Five years can be longer than you think, and the Philadelphia Phillies had this brought to their attention last week. The organization welcomed back Brad Lidge, the delivery man of the final out that clinched the franchise’s most recent World Series in 2008, as he signed a one-day contract Aug. 1 to retire as a […]
The NFL’s preseason is usually used to find out who will make the team, but for the Philadelphia Eagles it will determine a lot more than that. The Eagles will send out an almost entirely new coaching staff this season. Although this may be exciting, new coaching presents two different schemes. Head coach Chip Kelly […]
You cannot explain true greatness; you just know it when you see it. True greatness stepped up to the plate and hit a home run on his 22nd birthday. True greatness teed off at 8:35 a.m. in hopes of winning his 15th major championship three days later. Mike Trout is great. Tiger Woods is great. […]
To the casual sports fan, it may seem like baseball’s regular season has ended. To the casual sports fan, the main storyline in baseball at the moment might appear to be the downfall of a disgraced former superstar and his impending suspension. After all, the important parts of the season, like games and pennant races, […]
Over the course of the past two weeks, soccer has become a popular topic in the United States. At the Major League Soccer All-Star Game, MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced that there would be four more teams added to the league. “As MLS enters a period of accelerated growth,” Garber explained, “the addition of new […]
The 2013 Philadelphia Phillies’ roster, with an Opening Day payroll of $159 million, was built to compete and win now. With many of the core pieces in the final year of their contracts, it is perhaps the final year for these players to make a run together. Among the impending free agents are Chase Utley, […]
The 2013 Philadelphia Eagles are looking to pick up the pieces of the puzzle that were missing last season. The team’s four wins in 2012 were the franchise’s lowest season total since 1998, and heading into training camp, the Eagles are still missing a very important piece of that puzzle: a starting quarterback. The quarterback […]
Major League Baseball suspended Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers July 22 for the final 65 regular-season games and any potential postseason games of the 2013 season. I’ll give you three guesses as to what he was suspended for. Yes, once again, Braun was tagged by the league for performance-enhancing drug involvement and abuse. For […]
Curt Flood is a name that gets lost in the annals of sports history. His name becomes forgotten because his performance on the field pales in comparison to his accomplishment off the field. Flood, the former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, challenged Major League Baseball’s reserve clause in 1969 and changed the way professional athletes are […]
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