Chirps: The Flyers are Changing Up Their Broadcasts Next Season

Bundy and JJ at Chickie's and Pete's, photo via Chickie's and Pete's

Bundy and JJ at Chickie’s and Pete’s, photo via Chickie’s and Pete’s

I’m hearing from several folks that Chris Therien and Steve Coates will essentially switch roles next season: Therien to TV, Coatsey back to radio. It’s unclear whether those respective roles will remain exactly the same – with Therien moving between the benches for TV and Coatsey up to the radio booth – but it sounds like that’s the plan right now.

Apparently this has been discussed for some time, perhaps as far back as this winter. Coatsey is a lovable figure, but elicits a mostly neutral reaction from fans with regard to his presence on the broadcast (I do enjoy him rolling his eyes at John Boruk, though). Therien, however, has been really good on the radio, with memorable outbursts about Sidney Crosby and, um, Pat Sajak. Having him between the benches, if that is in fact the plan, will make for some good TV.

We’ll let you know when this becomes official.

23 Comments

  1. Also hearing from folks that Tom McCarthy will take over for JJ

  2. Coatsey IS A DRUNK & BUNDY SUCKS

  3. If this happens, how are they gonna fit Bundy between the benches?

  4. Therien is a total homer, but pretty funny. And yes, I’m pretty sure Coatsey is a drunk. It’s a hockey broadcast, not Hamlet. What do you want?

    • how is bundy a homer? i have heard him tear apart players on this team when they make bad plays or under perform…

  5. Wheres the Snozz ?

    July 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Al ” I was at Rouge watching the girls do yoga in Rittenhouse Square”.

    Rhea ” Al, Clarkie is doing yoga in Pre-K”.

    Occasional WIP Listener- ” Click”

    • Jon Marks' big breasted fiance

      July 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Rhea believes that people care about her and her son. We don’t. Stop losing husbands and shut the hell up.

      • The Growing Mudshark Problem in the Philly area

        July 9, 2014 at 11:28 am

        Did she divorce the latest one yet ?

        Also did I hear brace saying he’s moving out of manyunk?

        • Jon Marks' big breasted fiance

          July 9, 2014 at 11:51 am

          The rumor going around is that they have been separated for the past six months. Supposedly he couldn’t take her smoking and being the bars everynight.

          • i have no idea if this is correct, but she sure does talk about bars and booze a lot! on time she felt the need to mention 3 times that she had to drive across the border to jersey to get booze on a sunday morning because all the state stores were closed here.

    • where is Chirp

      July 9, 2014 at 11:24 am

      haha I heard that and was smh listening to it

  6. Great! Another reason to not listen to the Flyers horrible radio team. A play-by-play announcer that sounds like a screeching 4 year old girl when a goal is scored. And a drunk, inarticulate hoser doing color.

    Good times!

    • where is Chirp

      July 9, 2014 at 11:23 am

      can’t stand the annoying commerical on 97.5 with that flyers announcer screaming who scoressss.

    • best play by play broadcasters in the league. just because you flip burgers doesn’t me you can project your failures on more successful people

  7. TY, Bill Clement!! I thought it was just me. Worst home run call in mlb, gone goodbye. Get him off phillies radio.

  8. Bring Back Tony Bruno

    July 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    97.5′s 10-12 show with Mayes and Nick Kayal is brutal.

    Nick Kayal saying Nick Foles is better than Andrew Luck is a disgrace,and proves why this idiot should go back to being a producer instead doing his own show.

    Tony Bruno is surely missed.

  9. yeah bundy is what 6’5″ and about 280 lbs at this point, they’re not going to be able to fit the visiting team guy in the box with him!
    I do like his opinions though, not afraid to say what he thinks….and I hate Saunders, his goal call is like nails on a chalkboard, makes you fall off your chair when a goal is scored…and I hate even more that JJ is invading the Phillies Radio broadcast….stick with hockey….

  10. No Comcast broadcaster can really say what they think- unless it’s about the visiting team. (see: Jones, Keith)

  11. The flyers announcers definitely cater to the flyers fans, which I guess they have to, but this is gonna be bad. Clement is good, but therian is soooo whiny when any call goes against the flyers, and saunders goal call is lame and way to over the top. at least hes not as bad as the Panthers announcer whos gotta throw some corny movie quote in on every goal call. And coates is just annoying. I dont know how they can do better, but they cant do much worse.

  12. they will have to butter therein’s hips to get him in the box between the benches.

  13. Coatsey can move from flask to a 1.75L on the radio. # hiccup

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