Skip to content

Latest Posts

  1. Jimmy Rollins’ biggest problem: walk no longer backs up the talk

    Mar 18, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

    rollins-spring

    “We are the team to beat.” With those six simple words, Jimmy Rollins gave the Philadelphia Phillies the swagger to seize the NL East in 2007, the first in a run of five straight division titles that included a world championship in ‘08. J-Roll was an undisputed leader inside the clubhouse. Of course, it helped…

  2. Mini Martelli more loyal to grandfather’s Hawks than dad’s Hens

    Mar 18, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

    Phillip.Martelli

    You’re only a four-year-old kid once. Eventually you’re going to grow up, go to middle school, then high school, probably college, find a career of your own, and then one day all of that hair on your head will just disappear. So little Phillip Martelli, grandson of St. Joe’s head coach Phil and son of…

  3. The Flyers need more of the Steve Mason they got this past weekend against the Penguins

    Mar 17, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

    Mar 15, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) takes a break against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Penguins, 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

    Why is the sky blue? Did the chicken or the egg come first? What happened to the dinosaurs? Who will solve the Flyers’ goaltending woes of the last two decades or so? The last one of those great historical questions was seemingly answered in the last six months and the answer is Steve Mason. The…

  4. A transcript of Evan Turner’s drive to the airport with Sam Hinkie

    Mar 17, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

    sam-hinkie-USA

    Reports this weekend from Evan Turner’s return trip to Philly with the Indiana Pacers revealed that Turner had driven to the airport with Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, the man who had just traded Evan from the only NBA franchise he’d ever played for. Thanks to bugging equipment the 700 Level had long ago installed in…

  5. If nothing else, Eagles are safe at safety again

    Mar 17, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

    nate-allen

    When was the last time the Philadelphia Eagles had two reliable (let alone competent) safeties in their defensive backfield? We have to go back to 2008, when future Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins and uber-solid Quintin Mikell were patrolling the secondary. With the re-signing of Nate Allen to a one-year contract on Monday, it appears…

  6. Photo: The sad remnants of St. Patty’s party at rained out Phillies game in Clearwater

    Mar 17, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

    phillies clearwater st. pattys 22

    The March 17th game down in Clearwater, Florida is typically a rather festive affair with fans from the Delaware Valley flocking to BrightHouse Field to wear their best wrong-colored Phillies shirts and celebrate the fact that someone in their family tree once lived across the ocean in Ireland. I was down there one year and…

  7. New FiveThirtyEight website puts pretty decent probability behind big Nova tournament run

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

    jay.wright

    Nate Silver’s much hyped FiveThirtyEight.com debuted today following in the Grantland footsteps over at ESPN and they came right out of the gate crunching some interesting numbers in an attempt to predict the NCAA basketball tournament set to tip off this week. The methodology used is all pretty interesting stuff, combining a number of existing…

  8. Sam Hinkie even drove Evan Turner to airport after trade

    Mar 17, 2014, 11:35 AM EDT

    USA Today Images

    Not much new on the Sixers front this weekend. Not only did they lose a pair of games at the Wells Fargo Center but now even their sneakers are falling apart. Their losing streak now sits at 20 games which ties the franchise record. Nothing funny about that. One funny anecdote from over the weekend…

  9. Phil Martelli wants to fly on the Villanova plane he’s making fun of; Jay Wright is all about it

    Mar 17, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    bracket-level

    After the South, West and Midwest brackets were announced Sunday night, none of our three area tournament teams had had their name called on the CBS Selection Show. Naturally, Villanova, St. Joe’s and Delaware are all in the same region. And Villanova and St. Joe’s are in the same building. No. 10 St. Joe’s will…

  10. 3 Stars: Lethal special teams strike again as Flyers complete weekend sweep of Penguins

    Mar 16, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT

    apscotthartnell_0

    A look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-3 victory over the hated, intrastate rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday afternoon at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh from the perspective of three players. Let’s get this out of the way now: Man, did the linesman ever dodge a bullet when Sidney Crosby’s tip-in the waning seconds hit the…

  11. St. Joe’s has won the A-10 tournament, and Phil Martelli’s 4-year-old grandson has won the Internet

    Mar 16, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    If I had no idea who he was, and had to guess only from this face alone, I'd guess "Phil Martelli's grandson"

    Meet Phillip Martelli, Phil Martelli’s four-year-old grandson, who spent Sunday afternoon directly behind the St. Joe’s bench doodling on a dry-erase board and wearing a tie long enough to reach the floor. His grandpop’s Hawks topped VCU Sunday to claim their first A-10 tournament title since 1997, Martelli’s second season as head coach. Although they…

  12. 3 Stars: Flyers dispatch of shorthanded Pens in part 1 of home-and-home

    Mar 15, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

    Matt Read, Marc-Andre Fleury

    The Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday from the perspective of three players. 3. Claude Giroux You almost have to feel a little bit bad for the Penguins… almost. Already leading the NHL in man games lost to injury, Pittsburgh was forced to scratch All-Star forwards…