Well, we can’t have every day be a good one. For hopefully at least a day, we returned back to the sad and depressing times of being a Philly sports fan.

Let’s start with the Flyers. They played Anaheim to wrap up a four-game homestand and lost 6-2. They sucked.

This also sucked:

But what makes the loss worse is the injury suffered by rookie Nolan Patrick. His head hit the boards and came off very woozy, needing the help of trainers and a few of his teammates:



What about the Eagles? Fresh off a nice win Monday night against the Redskins and they sit atop the NFL!

Except Jason Peters tore his MCL and ACL and Jordan Hicks ruptured his Achilles. They’re officially done for the season.


And last but not least, because they’ve gone together so well for the last few seasons, the Sixers got the injury bug again. And it involves a top rookie draft pick. It’s Markelle Fultz.

Originally, Fultz’s agent, Raymond Brothers, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski his client had fluid drained from his right shoulder. Head coach Brett Brown was asked about Fultz and his shoulder at the end of practice yesterday.

A few hours later, Brothers updated his statement to Woj, saying Fultz actually got a cortisone shot on October 5.

At least nothing has happened to Rhys Hoskins…yet.

The Roundup:

With Tuesday being the day after an Eagles win, that means plenty of game recaps. We’ve got our ten takeaways, and what the media is saying about the Birds.

Jimmy Kempski asks what the Eagles will do without Jordan Hicks and Jason Peters.

With nine games left, the second half of the schedule will test the team’s offensive line, pens David Murphy:

After Sunday’s game against the winless 49ers, the schedule turns daunting. Five of the Eagles’ last nine games come against teams that rank in the top third of the league in sack percentage. The Rams have sacked opposing quarterbacks on 9.2 percent of dropbacks (fifth), the Cowboys on 8.7 percent (seventh), the Bears on 8.2 percent (eighth), and the Broncos on 7.8 percent (11th). That does not include a game in Seattle against the Seahawks’ vaunted defense.

The sudden uncertainty at tackle is, in some ways, a reminder of the unique nature of the Eagles’ situation. Since Roseman regained control of the roster after Kelly’s dismissal before the 2015 season finale, both he and owner Jeffery Lurie have spoken of their roster building as if its endgame lay somewhere beyond this season. As the only offensive linemen selected by the team in the last four drafts, some combination of Seumalo and Vaitai was going to need to contribute to that future. Peters wasn’t going to play forever. There had already been rumblings about center Jason Kelce’s contract.

Carson Wentz met with the family of the Dutch Destroyer after the game and even gave them a game ball.

Meanwhile, Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long, and Torrey Smith went to Harrisburg to talk to state lawmakers yesterday morning.

Let’s enjoy the Eagles and Sixers again.

Kevin Kinkead has his five observations from the Sixers’ first win of the regular season.

Backup center Richaun Holmes is out of his brace on his left wrist and should be reevaluated later this week:

“Hopefully, I get cleared and hopefully ready to play,” he said.

Holmes has been participating in shooting, dribbling and layup drills.

“Everything is pretty normal,” he said Monday night. “I just got to get back to taking contact. That’s kind of the last step. Then I’ll be ready to go.”

Looks like Andre Drummond wants Joel Embiid again:

In other sports news, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros 3-1 in Game 1 of the World Series. Game 2 is tonight at 8 pm on Fox. Justin Verlander will get the start for the Astros, while Rich Hill will take the mound for the Dodgers.

Lonzo Ball’s Laker teammates didn’t take Marcin Gortat’s tweet too lightly:

“Yeah, of course we did,” Ingram said when asked if he saw Gortat’s tweet on Monday. “Everyone has social media, definitely saw it. The competitor in Lonzo, of course he didn’t take it so well and, with his teammates behind him, we didn’t take it so well.”

Sorry Rudy Gobert:

The Seahawks have signed defensive end Dwight Freeney to a one-year deal.

According to the ABC affiliate in Phoenix, it’ll be Bruce Arians’ last season of coaching in the NFL. But according to Bruce Arians, that’s not true:

The best hockey game last night, Connor McDavid and the Oilers against Sidney Crosby’s Penguins, ended with the Penguins winning in overtime. You probably didn’t watch it, and even if you wanted to, you couldn’t because NBCSN decided to air Detroit-Buffalo.

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will serve his one-game suspension after appeals officer and former Eagle James Thrash upheld the ban.

In the news, a fire on South Street has damaged Bridget Foy’s restaurant.

A manhunt for an escaped shooter led Philadelphia Police to a huge heroin facility.

Texting and crossing the street in Honolulu is now illegal.

Chipotle, which I am a fan of, had profits and sales rise in the third quarter. But the Hurricanes and avocado prices hurt as well, along with their very bad queso.