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Nick Menta

  1. Matt Read, Jake Voracek and Claude Giroux’s Hands > Zdeno Chara’s

    Apr 23, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT

    The Flyers had nothing to play for short of potentially costing the Bruins a Northeast Division banner. Seemed like motivation enough. In yet another “where was this all year?” effort, the Flyers handled the Bruins 5-2 Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center thanks to three great plays from Matt Read, Jake Voracek and Claude Giroux and one not-so-great play from Zdeno Chara.

  2. Ryan Howard Sits with Sore Groin vs. Jaime Garcia, Cardinals

    Apr 19, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT

    Kevin Frandesen is filling in for Howard at first and Humberto Quintero is once again catching Roy Halladay.

  3. Brent Celek’s Mustache-Themed Hot Dog Eatery is Coming to Old City

    Apr 18, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT

    Brent Celek’s Prime Stache American Bistro is coming Old City. DeSean will likely be on the menu. Get it? Hot dogs? Wait up, guys.

  4. One Anonymous NL Coach Isn’t too Bullish on Ryan Howard’s Legs

    Apr 16, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    Do you worry about Ryan Howard every time you watch him run? Apparently there’s a coach in the National League who does.

  5. Phillies Get to Hefner Early, Notch First Series Win of the Season

    Apr 10, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT

    The last time he faced the Phillies, Jeremy Hefner gave up six runs and never recorded an out. On Wednesday night, the Mets starter was tagged for two homers in the first inning. Chase Utley went to dead-away center and Dom Brown to the second deck in right. It was part of a five-run first that sent the Phillies on their way to a 7-3 win and their first series win of the season.

  6. Watch Phillies Prospect Roman Quinn’s 14-Second Inside-the-Park Home Run

    Apr 10, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT

    Behold 20-year-old Phillies prospect Roman Quinn, whom the team selected in the second round of the 2011 draft. He’s fast.

  7. Steve Mason Is Starting for the Flyers Tonight Because Camels

    Apr 9, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

    One game after he appeared in relief of Ilya Bryzgalov, the Flyers announced late Tuesday morning that Steve Mason will be in net tonight when his new team takes on the Islanders at 7 p.m.

  8. Au Contraire: Temple Was in ‘One Shining Moment’ … Sort of

    Apr 9, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Win three games and advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 58 years, get one clip (the wrong one). Win two games and boast the leading scorer of the tournament, get zero clips. Win zero games, get two clips.

    Apparently the less you do in the tournament, the more times you get in ‘One Shining Moment,’ and vice versa. Looking at you, ‘Nova.

  9. Fingernails to Be Chewed as Roy Halladay Goes for Career Win No. 200

    Apr 3, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay gets his first shot to shake off his scary spring when he and the Phillies face Paul Malholm and the Braves at 7:10 p.m. (MyPHL17). In a perfect world, he breaks eight or nine faces and is back in time to hit up the zoo with the penguin in the morning.

  10. VIDEO: Newest Sixer Justin Holiday Destroys the Reno Bighorns

    Apr 1, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    The Sixers on Monday made official their decision to call up Justin Holiday from the D-League and waived Jeremy Pargo. As such, here’s a video from March 7 of Holiday straight messing up the Reno Bighorns’ entire night.

  11. Reports out of New York: Johan Santana Likely Done for the Season

    Mar 29, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

    This now marks the third season that the Mets have lost a starting pitcher for the entire season — Santana (2011), Mike Pelfrey (2012), Santana (2013) — before they could even make it out of the month of April.

  12. Not a Shocker: Wichita State Ends La Salle’s Entertaining Run

    Mar 29, 2013, 12:37 AM EDT

    In a lot of ways, La Salle fans won out just by seeing their team get as far as it did for the first time in nearly six decades. A memorable Big 5 run has reached its end.

  13. Hype Post: La Salle Plays Its Biggest Game in 58 Years Tonight

    Mar 28, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

    Less than two weeks ago, we were sitting around watching conference championship games rooting for other teams to lose so that La Salle might make it to the First Four. Tip off between the 13th-seeded La Salle Explorers and Wichita State Shockers for the opportunity to advance to the Elite Eight is scheduled for 10:17 this evening and can be seen on TBS.

  14. If You Dislike Pizza Hut, the Big Show, Bill Parcells or GPS, You’re Rooting for La Salle Tonight

    Mar 28, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT

    Chances are that you know very little about Wichita State and not the basketball team, the actual university. Consequently, we’ve prepared a fact sheet based mostly off what we found on Wikipedia, the universities’ websites, Forbes, and the National Center for Education Statistics.

  15. John Cena Trolls Philadelphia, Invokes Donovan McNabb During Monday Night Raw to a Chorus of Boos

    Mar 26, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

    John Cena needs to beat The Rock at WrestleMania to avoid becoming the Donovan McNabb of pro wrestling. Yup.

  16. Videos: Indiana’s Victor Oladipo Could Do Something Like This to Temple

    Mar 23, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

    If you’re comparing styles, you probably won’t finder a stranger matchup in the 2013 NCAA Tournament than Khalif Wyatt vs. Victor Oladipo.

  17. Hey La Salle Fans, Get to Know the Kid You’re Going to Hate: Ole Miss’ Marshall Henderson

    Mar 23, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    He exhibits the on-court demeanor of a borderline sociopath, shoots with no regard for efficiency, openly shit talks opposing players and coaches, and looks like Sid from Toy Story. He’s Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson and he’s playing the La Salle Explorers on Sunday.

  18. No. 9 Villanova Will Beat No. 8 North Carolina If The Very Least You Need to Know

    Mar 22, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

    Time: 7:20 p.m. | Channel: TNT | Region: South | Place: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (The almost-home of the Pittsburgh Penguins!)

  19. No. 9 Temple Will Beat No. 8 N.C. State If … The Very Least (Really) You Need to Know

    Mar 22, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

    Time: 1:40 p.m. | Channel: TBS (Very funny.) | Region: East | Place: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio

  20. Obscene Shooting Percentages Propel La Salle to Its First NCAA Tourney Win in 23 Years

    Mar 20, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    La Salle bested Boise State, 80-71, in Dayton on Wednesday night to win the program’s first NCAA Tournament game in 23 years — on the university’s 150th anniversary no less.

  21. In 121 Words, Grantland Tears Apart the Philadelphia Flyers

    Mar 20, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

    Want a quick summation of everything wrong with the Flyers? Boom.

  22. Boise State East Meets La Salle West in Tonight’s NCAA Play-In Game

    Mar 20, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

    They come from the two best mid-major conferences in the country. They received bids over schools from BCS conferences with (arguably) better resumes (Tennessee, Virginia). They have little-to-no recent NCAA tournament history. They both play four guards (sometimes even five) guards. There’s a lot of similarities between La Salle and Boise State ahead of their first-round/play-in game at 9:10 p.m. this evening in Dayton, Ohio.

  23. Jeff Lurie Wants to Host a Super Bowl in Philadelphia

    Mar 18, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT


  24. Donovan McNabb Will Host a Drive-Time Show on NBC Sports Radio

    Mar 15, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

    You can now add Donovan McNabb to your evening drive — meaning incidents of road rage are about to go on the rise across the Delaware Valley. So will you listen? [poll inside]