Here’s some news on a Friday afternoon.
From Boruk himself:
— John Boruk (@johnborukNBCS) April 12, 2019
Boruk was NBCSP’s Flyers reporter/insider, having replaced Tim Panaccio more than a year ago. I’m told via source that his contract was not renewed.
Why no renewal? Not sure. Could be money, could be a “different direction,” something like that, though he did drive over the occasional social media pothole.
Maybe you recall November of 2017, when Boruk was asked to apologize for a tweet in which he basically said that pink is a girly color and that he didn’t want his son wearing a pink basketball jersey. That’s a generalization, but this was the result of the backlash, after the jump:
My apology for a previous tweet earlier today… pic.twitter.com/LBRuqyfsxO
— John Boruk (@johnborukNBCS) November 29, 2017
There was another tweet about Colin Kaepernick back in 2016 and a few smaller flaps here and there that left some Flyers fans annoyed. Boruk is a conservative (it’s literally written in his Twitter bio) and I’m sure that didn’t really do him any favors in a left-leaning city with left-leaning media. That’s not a political expression from me, just a stating of facts. There are very few John Boruk types involved in Philadelphia media.
Either way, I guess Jordan Hall will handle Flyers duties for now. Taryn Hatcher’s role could change. Who knows? Only Michelle Murray and Brian Monihan know.