Your Wednesday Morning Roundup

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I’m not surprised at all the Flyers blew a 3-1 3rd period lead against the Senators. Not even close.

In fact, I kind of expected something like that. It’s been typical of the Flyers to do something like this anyways.

With under nine minutes left in regulation, Ottawa scored three times in a span of 5:29 with two goals from Brady Tkachuk and an unbelievable goal from Matt Duchene to take home a 4-3 win. The defense collapsed late.

Travis Konecny, Jake Voracek, and even Radko Gudas scored for the Flyers in the first two periods against Mike McKenna in what looked like a much-needed win. Instead, the disaster continues. Take a listen to Voracek after the game:

Ed Snider would fire probably everyone he could at this point if he was alive, which they still should do. This team has lost all confidence and with that they are now in dead last in the Eastern Conference. And this comes after Paul Holmgren and Dave Scott gave a pretty bad press conference they had over 24 hours to prepare for after firing Ron Hextall.

I don’t think the coaching staff should go, but in a perfect world the ownership should change hands as well. It’s clear they care more about money than what could be best for the franchise, but that’s business. Attendance wasn’t big when the Sixers tanked, and looked where they’re at now.

It doesn’t get any easier, as the Flyers travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins on Saturday. I’d be a little surprised if the team doesn’t have a new GM or even coach by then.

The Roundup:


The Sixers return to action tonight as they host the New York Knicks at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia. It’s been three days since the team last played in Brooklyn, which might help Jimmy Butler get more acquainted with his own teammates.

Butler said the team is behind Markelle Fultz.

Brett Brown called Markelle Fultz trade inquiries “inaccurate.” Fultz will continue to see a shoulder specialist in New York today.

A Philly.com column blamed sexism for fans’ negativity towards Kendall Jenner. That’s a take.


As for the Eagles, coordinators Mike Groh and Jim Schwartz spoke to the media yesterday.

The Washington Redskins picked up linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers yesterday, but the Eagles contacted Tampa police about his latest domestic assault arrest.

The Philadelphia Eagles were the lone team that contacted the Tampa Police Department for details about Foster’s misdemeanor domestic battery arrest that led to his release from the San Francisco 49ers, a person with knowledge of the inquiry told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity due to the nature of the discussions.

The Redskins were immediately criticized for claiming Foster, who also faced felony domestic violence and other charges from an arrest in Northern California earlier this year. Foster was put on the commissioner’s exempt list Tuesday as the NFL investigates the latest allegations, a move that makes him ineligible to play or even practice.

Foster was placed on the Commissioner Exempt list, so he probably won’t play on Monday.

If you consider betting the Eagles on Monday night, you might want to think about that again.

Meanwhile, the Birds helped pay bail for nine people thanks to a $50,000 grant to the Eagles Social Justice Fund.


Free agent pitcher Patrick Corbin was in town yesterday. Could signing him be the key to getting Bryce Harper?


In college hoops, Temple held off a late Missouri run in the second half to edge the Tigers 79-77.

Penn crushed Delaware State 76-48.


In other sports news, Georgia enters the College Football Playoff top 4. They play Alabama in the SEC Championship game on Saturday.

The NBA will provide real-time data for in-game betting.


In the news, a dump truck overturned and caused I-95 southbound to be shut down.

Knickers the cow is a 1,400 kg hoss:

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