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Nick Menta

  1. Looking Back on the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers

    Apr 27, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT

    Some fun notes on the 1972-73 76ers now that the Charlotte Bobcats have overtaken their record for futility.

  2. Pence Returns, While Galvis, Mayberry and Ruiz Rest

    Apr 24, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT

    Vance Worley is on the mound, as the Phillies look to snap out of their April doldrums against a struggling starter in the Diamondback’s Josh Collementer.

  3. Comparing Neal and Torres: A Detailed Look at Supplemental Discipline in the NHL

    Apr 21, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

    Comparing James Neal’s hit on Sean Couturier with Raffi Torres’ on Marian Hossa to illustrate the inconsistencies in the NHL’s issuing of supplemental discipline.

  4. Video: JVR Apparently Not Jacked with Quite Enough to Warrant a Call

    Apr 21, 2012, 3:32 AM EDT

    As Pierre McGuire would have termed it if given the opportunity: a “good non-call.” As Bill Clement put it actually put it Friday night: welcome to the series, James van Reimsdyk.

  5. Phils’ Offense Will Try Again, This Time in Cavernous Petco Park

    Apr 19, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT

    The Phillies will try to shake of their disappointing series loss to the Giants in a ballpark in which they’ve enjoyed tremendous success.

  6. Conclusive Evidence That Ilya Bryzgalov May or May Not Be Injured

    Apr 19, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

    To go along with the uncertain status of Nicklas Grossmann, Howard Eskin is reporting that Ilya Bryzgalov has a hip injury and will be a game-time decision Friday night.

  7. Who’s to Blame for Grossmann’s ‘Upper-Body Injury?’

    Apr 19, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Flyers defenseman Nicklass Grossmann suffered two separate hits to the head last night from Tyler Kennedy and Evgeni Malkin.

  8. Sam Donnellon Invokes the Goaltending Equivalent of Voldemort

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

    ‘Cause there always has to be that one kid in class who takes things just a little too far.

  9. Andre Iguodala Pranks Lou Williams, Laughs Are Had

    Apr 19, 2012, 9:29 AM EDT

    In which Andre Iguodala keeps it light and breezy.

  10. The Sixers’ New Ownership Has Gone Overboard on Fan Involvement

    Apr 18, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

    There is a difference between making the fans necessary and merely pandering. This feels a whole lot like pandering.

  11. Modern Alt. Fans Unite: John Boruk Likes the ‘Heavy Stuff’

    Apr 18, 2012, 12:04 PM EDT

    Flyers Pre and Postgame Live host John Boruk has compiled a list of 16 pump-up songs for the Flyers postseason run sure to please the Family Values crowd.

  12. Charlie Sics Righties, Blanton on Bumgarner as Phils Go for Three in a Row

    Apr 17, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT

    In a rematch of Game 4 of 2010 NLCS, Joe Blanton squares off against the newly-paid Madison Bumgarner in the second game of the Phillies’ three-game set with the Giants in San Francisco.

  13. Supreme Court Justice Goes out of Her Way to Clown the Mets

    Apr 17, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

    The Supreme Court is now on record that the 2012 Mets can’t hit. Now we just have to hope Justice Alito, a former Phillies Fantasy Camp-er, doesn’t start getting cute.

  14. Quotable: Sidney Crosby Doesn’t Like the Flyers, Because He Doesn’t Like the Flyers

    Apr 16, 2012, 12:44 AM EDT

    Watch Sidney Crosby fight Claude Giroux, get slashed by Mike Richards and dragged across the ice by Derian Hatcher all in one post! Oh, and you can hear him explain why doesn’t like the Flyers, too.

  15. Temple’s Juan Fernandez Signs Professional Contract with Italian Club

    Apr 13, 2012, 2:11 PM EDT

    Former Temple Owl Juan Fernandez has agreed to a multi-year deal with EA7 Olimpia Milano in Italy.

  16. Cheek Announces Departure from Villanova As Wildcats Consider Transfers

    Apr 12, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT

    Just like teammate and fellow junior Maalik Wayns less than one month before him, Dominic Cheek announced Thursday he will be leaving Villanova University after three years in order to enter the NBA draft.

  17. Rosen Named Player of the Year in Guard-Heavy Big 5 Awards

    Apr 10, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

    Zack Rosen cleaned up on Tuesday, taking home year-end honors for Player of the Year, after also winning the city’s scoring title. Rosen was furthermore named Scholar-Athlete of the Year and named first-team All-Big 5.

  18. Ozzie Guillen Apologizes for Remarks that He Loves Fidel Castro

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Yes, Guillen has has a history of speaking his mind on issues of both baseball and politics, but it was hard to imagine he’d find a way to antagonize and alienate so many members of his own fan base so quickly. Then again, it’s Ozzie.

  19. Flyers Ink Grossmann to Four-year Deal

    Apr 6, 2012, 9:26 PM EDT

    The Flyers have agreed to a four-year, $14 million extension with defenseman Nicklas Grossmann.

  20. Is It Too Late to Point Out How Danny Briere Shouldn’t Have Been on the Ice?

    Apr 6, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

    Just what was Danny Briere doing on the ice with one minutes to go in a 6-4 hockey game against a division rival?

  21. Kate Fagan Has an Idea or Two as to Why the Sixers Are Struggling Down the Stretch Updated with Collins’ Reported Response

    Apr 6, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT

    Is Doug Collins beginning to wear out his welcome with the Sixers roster he helped to turnaround almost overnight?

  22. Go Figure: John Tortorella Doesn’t Much Care for the ‘Whining’ Pens Either

    Apr 6, 2012, 10:58 AM EDT

    There’s just so very little that’s likable about John Tortorella. Except, of course, for when he’s ripping the Penguins. Then he seems like a lovely guy.

  23. Flyers End Sabres’ Playoff Hopes in 2-1 Win on Awards Night

    Apr 5, 2012, 11:19 PM EDT

    Matt Read picked up the puck along the half boards, skated into the zone all alone, made three quick dekes, and beat Ryan Miller to secure a 2-1 Flyers victory Thursday night.

  24. And We’ll See You for Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 in Pittsburgh

    Apr 5, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

    It’s official: The Philadelphia Flyers will meet the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins will have the benefit of home-ice advantage.

  25. Game 81: Flyers vs. Sabres… Meanwhile Pens Can Clinch

    Apr 5, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT

    Three points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins with two games to play, the Philadelphia Flyers need at least a point tonight to have any hope of snatching home-ice from the Pens in round one.