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Your Friday Morning Roundup

Chris Jastrzembski - November 16, 2018

The Flyers got plenty of shots that hit the net area last night. All five struck the post.

Philly mustered 29 total shots on goal, but all of them were stopped by Keith Kinkaid (no relation to Kevin) or hit the iron. Meanwhile, the Devils scored three times and took home a 3-0 win. Joey Anderson, Kyle Palmieri, and Blake Coleman all scored goals for New Jersey in a winning effort.

Even worse news: Brian Elliott got hurt on the Palmieri goal.

And right now, the Flyers are… wait for it …mediocre with a 9-9-1 record! How fun!

They’ll host Tampa Bay Saturday afternoon at 1 PM.

In Gritty news, he enjoyed the snow and got write-in votes in Philly in last week’s general election.

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Is the Wings’ Home Opener in Danger of Being Cancelled?

Chris Jastrzembski - November 15, 2018

The Philadelphia Wings are scheduled to start their new expansion season one month from today with a home game against the Buffalo Bandits at the Wells Fargo Center.

The key phrase in that sentence is “scheduled to start,” because the National Lacrosse League season is going to be delayed due to ongoing collective bargaining negotiations with the Professional Lacrosse Players Association.

It’s gotten testy at times:

The deadline that NLL commissioner Nick Sakiewicz mentioned came and passed. But the first two weeks of the season were not cancelled as the league originally suspended their 5 PM deadline as conversations with the PLPA continued.

However, after reportedly exchanging proposals and counter proposals throughout the day, the first two weeks of the season will be cancelled after all.

Via NLL press release:

The League suspended its 5:00pm deadline yesterday to allow the PLPA to provide a new counterproposal. After a thorough review of the PLPA’s counterproposal, it is clear we cannot accept the terms the PLPA has put forward, and therefore, have made a decision to reject it. We believe those terms would have both short and long term negative consequences on our member clubs and the League which we are not willing to accept. Therefore, there is not yet an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.

With respect to the upcoming season, the PLPA has instructed its players not to attend training camps or submit to physicals, making the formation of rosters and operation of the opening of the season impossible.

Therefore, and regrettably, because of the PLPA’s current position, the first two weekends of the 2018-19 season, which includes games on December 1 and December 8, 2018, are cancelled.

We will provide further communications on the 2018-19 schedule as updates become available.

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Sports Betting Updates

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DraftKings Sportsbook Review

DraftKings Sportsbook has been live in New Jersey for over two full months now and a lot has changed since launch. While they were the first out of the gate for legal US sports betting, they now face competition from many sites, including FanDuel Sportsbook, SugarHouse Sportsbook, BetStars and others. How do they stack up and what promos does DraftKings Sportsbook offer? Let’s take a closer look. Bonus: First bet matched up to $200 Minimum

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Your Complete Eagles and Saints Betting Guide

In many ways, the Philadelphia Eagles enter their matchup with the New Orleans Saints this weekend in a similar spot to what their previous opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, found themselves in a week ago. More than a touchdown underdog on the road against what’s believed to be a far superior team, the Eagles appear outclassed and overmatched. Most people figured they were tuning into the Cowboys’ funeral a week ago, and just as many, if

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Every New Jersey Sportsbook Promo You Need To Know This Weekend

Black Friday is just about a week away, and if you’re like me, you could probably use some extra spending money to take advantage of all the hot deals that will soon be out there. Good news. There will be plenty of betting opportunities to find some winners this weekend. It’s Week 11 in the NFL and the race for the playoffs is revving up. Every Top 25 college football team is in action. There’s

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Your Thursday Morning Roundup

Chris Jastrzembski - November 15, 2018

Jimmy Butler looked good. But giving up a 21-0 run spoiled things in the end.

The Sixers led by as much as 16 points in the final frame, but the Magic went on a huge run in that quarter to change the momentum. Then with the game tied late, Terrence Ross hit a big 3-pointer for the eventual game-winner to give the Magic a 111-106 win.

Butler looked good in his first run with his new squad, scoring 14 points along with two assists and four rebounds. He started as the small forward in the game with JJ Redick back in the starting lineup as the shooting guard and Wilson Chandler as the power forward. Joel Embiid recorded his first career triple-double with 19 points, 10 assists, and 13 rebounds.

That meant Markelle Fultz was relegated to the bench. But in his first game in his new role, he performed very well with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting. Furkan Korkmaz also got some more minutes and showed some bright spots with eight points of his own and making both 3-point tries.

Butler also had some good things to say about Brett Brown:

Up next is yet another back-to-back. First, the Sixers will host the Utah Jazz in Butler’s home debut Friday night. They’ll roll down to Charlotte on Saturday.

While you’re at it, check out a jam-packed episode of the Crossing Broadcast.

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Your Wednesday Morning Roundup

Chris Jastrzembski - November 14, 2018

He has officially arrived:

(And Justin)

The Sixers officially introduced Jimmy Butler (and Justin Patton) yesterday in Camden in a press conference filled with media members and Sixers personnel. And I was thoroughly impressed by how Butler presented himself.

The offense will be a little different for him than it was in Minnesota and he has another locker room to become acquainted with. I don’t think he’ll have a problem here whatsoever.

Butler (not Patton) will play tonight in Orlando as the Sixers look to keep the momentum they got in Miami going against the Magic at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia. A lot of questions will be answered, including the starting lineup and bench rotation.

Meanwhile after the press conference, Elton Brand addressed the Markelle Fultz situation. He’s not that worried about Markelle’s long-term future.

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Your Tuesday Morning Roundup

Chris Jastrzembski - November 13, 2018

What a day for the Sixers. And they played a game as well.

First, the game.

They beat the Miami Heat 124-114 thanks to Joel Embiid and JJ Redick. Embiid put up 35 points and 18 rebounds while Redick recorded 25 points in what could be his permanent return to the starting lineup. The team next plays Wednesday night in Orlando against the Magic.

But the biggest takeaway from the game was Markelle Fultz. For all the wrong reasons:

He said the ball slipped out of his hands (we’ll see about that), but he also reportedly split with Drew Hanlen. The Fultz project had some progress this offseason, but it appears it might all crumble down. Could this be a reason why he’s struggled? –

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Your Monday Morning Roundup

Chris Jastrzembski - November 12, 2018

Well… that really sucked.

It was a game in which the Eagles were expected to destroy the Cowboys and have them fall down into hell. Instead, the Birds wore black to perhaps their own funeral last night in a 27-20 loss.

Kevin will have plenty of takeaways later this morning, but you might have enough already. This team sucks. And they also have a ton of injuries, especially on defense.

This also happened:

Tre Sullivan sucks in primetime games.

Meanwhile, some members of the national media are still clueless idiots that don’t know Philadelphia fans.

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Crossing Broad Week 10 Eagles Predictions

Chris Jastrzembski - November 11, 2018

The Eagles return to action for Sunday Night Football after being on the bye last week as they host the Dallas Cowboys.

The Eagles are favored at -7.5, according to Fanduel Sportsbook.

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Your Friday Morning Roundup

Chris Jastrzembski - November 9, 2018

It seemed like last night’s Flyers game against the Coyotes would be bleak.

After the Flyers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, Arizona scored four straight goals to take a 4-2 lead. That included two shorthanded goals in 24 seconds by Derek Stepan and Michael Grabner. That forced Cal Pickard out of the goal in favor of Brian Elliott.

In the third, Scott Laughton scored his second goal of the night before Dale Weise, of all people, tied things up. And then in the extra session, Shayne Gostisbehere ended the comeback that shouldn’t really have been a comeback in the first place:

Another two-game winning streak for the Flyers who have won five of their last six. They have points in their last six games. Up next is a Saturday afternoon matinee at home against the Blackhawks.

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