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Nick Menta

  1. Game Chat: Phils Welcome Slumping NL Leaders, Last Year’s Cy Young Winner to CBP

    Jun 4, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

    The Los Angeles Dodgers opened the season like bats out of hell (see what I did there?), but, fortunately for the Phillies, arrive at Citizens Bank Park for a four-game set in a bit of a funk.

  2. A Measured Reminder About the Sixers’ Offseason Options

    May 31, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

    So, for as much as criticized Aron for — what I saw as — his playing to the frustrations of a fan base back in March, I applaud him now and join him in reminding that same base that prudence should not be confused with failure.

  3. Report Has the Sixers Extending Doug Collins ‘Soon’

    May 29, 2012, 10:44 AM EDT

    There’s certainly about to be some turnover on the Sixers roster, but it doesn’t look like the head coach will be going anywhere.

  4. Hype Post: Danny Ainge Says He Feared Andrew Toney More Than Michael Jordan

    May 26, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    For the Sixers fans, there’s no more enjoyable piece of the “Classic Rivalry” than the play of the “Boston Strangler,” Andrew Toney.

  5. ESPN TrueHoop Extends Apology to Lavoy Allen

    May 26, 2012, 11:37 AM EDT

    He’s playing for the Sixers, D’ing up Kevin Garnett in this team’s biggest playoff series in over a decade and doing a helluva job in the process. Anyone else want to admit they were wrong?

  6. Happy Memorial Day Weekend: Here’s Your 4-Day Phils’ Schedule (With Beach Music!)

    May 25, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

    Should you be caught in traffic on your way down the shore this afternoon/evening and ready to pull your eyes out, here’s a four-day Phils primer and links to some of our goods from earlier this week to keep you occupied.

  7. James Thrash Named the Most Average Player Ever, Slew of Other Eagles Make List

    May 24, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    And now, a simultaneously amusing and “Holy Hell, the Eagles make up 10 percent of the list?” kind of walk down memory lane. Oh, starter jackets and sunglasses, too. And snow. Just click.

  8. Double Negative: Here’s a Sweaty Tony Romo in a Celtics Pinnie

    May 23, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

    Some people just really can’t stand Tony Romo. And what is it with people from Boston and their pre-occupation with jinxes anyway?

  9. Double Negative: Here’s a Sweaty Tony Romo in a Celtics Pinnie

    May 23, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

    Some people just really can’t stand Tony Romo. And what is it with people from Boston and their pre-occupation with jinxes anyway?

  10. Phils Chat: And You May Ask Yourself, Whose Infield Is This?

    May 22, 2012, 4:28 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay vs. Jordan Zimmermann at CBP at 7:05 p.m. Talking Heads references inside.

  11. Eagles RB Coach Acknowledges He Too Might Like to See Shady Concede Every Now and Then

    May 22, 2012, 1:59 PM EDT

    The same skill set that makes LeSean McCoy so adept at avoiding trouble also makes him prone to losing yardage.

  12. In Which Kevin Garnett Questions Your Dedication to the Sixers

    May 22, 2012, 11:01 AM EDT

    Kevin Garnett is calling you all bandwagon jumpers. Well, two can play at this game.

  13. Ruben Amaro Meets with Phillies Beat Writers Concerning Articles in Sunday’s Inquirer Now with video from meeting

    May 20, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro had a meeting with team beat writers Sunday in reaction to two piece’s in the morning’s Inquirer with which he was apparently displeased.

  14. Video: Doug Collins wants a ‘Lavoy Allen Day’ Where He Can Not Give a St about Anything

    May 19, 2012, 12:57 AM EDT

    Sixers coach Doug Collins discusses Lavoy Allen’s Game 4 performances and the center’s capacity to just not give a …

  15. Video: Paul Pierce Sure Screams A Lot When He Dunks

    May 17, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT

    Why…why…why are you yelling at me?

  16. Phils out for Four in a Row, Matt Garza Though

    May 16, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    The Phillies will look to put together their first four-game win streak of the season when square off against Matt Garza and the Cubbies at 8:05.

  17. A Weaker CAA Not So Bad for Drexel

    May 16, 2012, 11:57 AM EDT

    A weak conference, the Colonial Athletic Association, just got weaker. But is that necessarily bad for a Drexel program who keeps getting shut out of the NCAA tournament?

  18. Video: Flyers’ Ice Scraped Away Inside Wells Fargo Center

    May 14, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT

    If this doesn’t depress you as a hockey fan, we don’t know what will.

  19. Sixers Fade Down the Stretch, Drop Game 1 to Garnett and Rondo

    May 12, 2012, 10:33 PM EDT

    After leading for the majority of the contest, the Sixers were defeated by Kevin Garnett’s game-high 29 points and Rajon Rondo’s eighth career postseason triple-double.

  20. Philly’s LoveHate Relationship with Cole Hamels Came Full Circle Sunday Night

    May 7, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

    From bar-brawler, to pretty boy, to old-school plunker, Cole Hamels has run the gamut of stereotypes in Philadelphia.

  21. Bill Murray Taking in Playoff Basketball at Wells Fargo Center

    May 4, 2012, 9:21 PM EDT

    I encourage you to run up to him and yell “Phil?!? Phil Connors?!?!” and see what kind of response you get.

  22. Brian Dawkins Was an Elite Pass Rusher Right up to the End

    May 4, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

    In his final season as a professional football player, before he decided to sign a final contract and retire an Eagle, Brian Dawkins proved, according to one study, that although he had gotten older, there are still guys in their primes who couldn’t match him.

  23. Doug Collins Can’t Really Relate to Lavoy Allen’s General Attitude, Likes Him Anyway

    May 4, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

    One is a 60-year-old, easily excitable, frequently crazed, naturally emotional basketball coach. The other is a 23-year-old, not so easy excitable, rarely (if ever) crazed, naturally easy-going basketball player. Funny thing is, they get along just fine.

  24. Insult to Injury: Richie Goes Gordie as Kings Push Blues to Brink

    May 4, 2012, 10:14 AM EDT

    Mike Richards is nine wins away from requiring Delaware Valley Port Authority personnel to secure bridges.

  25. Prepare for Game 2 by Reliving Game 1

    May 1, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT

    In advance of tonight’s Flyers-Devils Game 2, a highlight package of Danny Briere fist-pumping, Ilya Bryzgalov letting in two soft goals, Peter Laviolette getting annoyed with the media and Claude Giroux killing a hockey puck.