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  1. Maybe don’t boo Ryan Braun tonight

    Apr 9, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

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    Opening Day was fun for a couple of innings. Then we got reminded of some baseball realities. The Phils bullpen being one of them. And that some people at baseball games in Philadelphia get really, really drunk. May be a chicken or egg debate there, not sure. But one thing was very clear. Ryan Braun…

  2. Scenes from Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park

    Apr 8, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

    Phillie Panatic

    There’s nothing quite like Opening Day at the ballpark, whether it’s a World Series contender or an 0-162 also-ran. It’s just too bad not everybody can be in attendance to take in the festivities. Thanks to Associated Press photographer Chris Szagola, we’re able to bring you some of the visual effects. There’s nothing quite like…

  3. Flyers looking to clinch essentially-clinched playoff spot in Florida

    Apr 8, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

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    If the Philadelphia Flyers pick up two points against the sad-sack Florida Panthers on Tuesday night, the orange and black officially clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Anything can happen after the puck drops, but not exactly the unlikeliest of scenarios versus the second-worst team in the NHL. Of course, should the Panthers…

  4. Chase’d from home: no Utley (flu) for Phillies home opener

    Apr 8, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

    Looking, ummm, good there, Chase...

    Ah, the familiar sights of Citizens Bank Park. The Mike Schmidt statue outside the third base gate. The Robin Roberts statue outside the first base gate. The Ryan Howard statue at first base. Chase Utley at second base. Baseball doesn’t get much better than when Utley is playing in the dirt. Unfortunately for fans making…

  5. Watch: The Phillie Phanatic stars in punny new Comcast SportsNet spots

    Apr 8, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

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    Being from the Galapagos Islands, the Phillie Phanatic is no stranger to evolution. But even the Phanatic isn’t always happy with the shade of green his furry coat of feathers comes in naturally. So in preparation of opening day, he may get some highlighting work done to it to give it that shiny texture that…

  6. Photo: Pennsylvania’s three best football coaches at Penn State Pro Day

    Apr 8, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

    Chip.Franklin.Tomlin

    Penn State Pro Day attendees. #DominatingtheState with the @Eagles & @steelers coaches. pic.twitter.com/v7VqzBYUdB — Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) April 8, 2014 That there are the head football coaches of Pennsylvania State University, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. We wrote a brief post about Chip Kelly’s philosophy of gathering as much info as possible…

  7. Andrew Wiggins is the clear apple of Sixers geeks’ eyes

    Apr 8, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball: Battle4Atlantis-Kansas vs Wake Forest

    Obviously, the fate of the pesky ping pong balls on lottery night will have huge implications in Philadelphia, so while the season will mercifully end in a couple of weeks, the real stressful situation to determine the next direction of the franchise is right around the corner. The folks over at Liberty Ballers released their…

  8. There will be Phillies baseball today in South Philadelphia

    Apr 8, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

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    Mondays are a downer. Yesterday more so than usual given that our promise of opening day baseball in Philadelphia was taken from us and replaced with a dreary, wet, and boring day. But the baseball gods will reward our patience today with the promise of 60+ degrees and sunshine come first pitch at 4:07 pm…

  9. Relive UConn’s Championship night through the eyes of Charlie Villanueva

    Apr 8, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

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    Our Friday columnist here at The700Level.com, known to you all as The Evster, has something of a man crush on former UConn Huskie Charlie Villanueva. This is well documented. See: 8 reasons why the Sixers should, no MUST, trade for Charlie Villanueva. So with Kevin Ollie and the Huskies taking down Kentucky in an entertaining…

  10. McNabb: UConn vs. KU, who you got? Allen Iverson likes the Huskies

    Apr 7, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT

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    Counting down till tip off, who do you have? UConn or KU? — Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) April 7, 2014 Never change, Donovan. Never change. Since there’s no Philly sports action this evening, figured most of you would be tuning in to the National Championship game this evening between the Connecticut Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats. While…

  11. Replacing DeSean: The other guys, but mostly, a draft pick

    Apr 7, 2014, 3:47 PM EDT

    Arrelious Benn, Chris Houston

    82 receptions, 1,332 yards receiving, nine touchdowns; that’s what the Philadelphia Eagles must replace in the NFL’s No. 2 offense after the release of DeSean Jackson. Where’s it supposed to come from? Not necessarily from any one player. In this four part series, we examine whose roles will increase as a result of the move.…

  12. This is what it looks like to parachute into Citizens Bank Park [VIDEO]

    Apr 7, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Here’s a pretty awesome video taken from the point of view of the Leap Frogs — the US Navy Parachute Team — as they jump from a plane 6,500 feet up and land smoothly on the bright green grass of Citizens Bank Park’s field. According to the video they’re falling at 120 mph towards earth.…