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Crossed Up: Heyman, The Waiting Game, And The Unknown

JoyOnBroad - February 19, 2019

Anthony and Bob discuss Jon Heyman’s Twitter approach, fan reaction to the Harper and Machado saga, and baseball’s potential impending labor disaster.

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Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia, and Crossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast.

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Snow The Goalie: Behind The Bench with Flyers Head Coach Scott Gordon

JoyOnBroad - February 18, 2019

Anthony and Russ sit down for an exclusive interview with Flyers coach Scott Gordon to discuss:

  • The decisions made that have led to the Flyers’ turnaround
  • Implementing changes to the team’s tactics on the fly
  • How he found out that he’d be taking over and the challenges of taking over mid-season
  • Why he enjoyed coaching in the AHL and how this NHL stint has affected his view of coaching at this level
  • Challenges in his previous NHL coaching tenures
  • Similarities between Sean Couturier and Patrice Bergeron
  • The importance of his young players helping to implement game plan wrinkles
  • Breaking down an individual player’s game and what he’s learned about coaching
  • Choosing his Boston College over Harvard
  • Being the first goalie to ever put his water bottle on his net
  • Playing in the Olympics
  • His favorite arenas
  • How he likes to decompress
  • The movie “Miracle” and how Jim Craig made his son’s day

Anthony and Russ then discuss some interesting quotes from Shayne Gostisbehere and Scott Gordon’s reaction following the Flyers’ OT winner over the Detroit Red Wings. They also give their thoughts on the Cam Talbot/Anthony Stolarz trade and read new iTunes five star reviews.

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Plus, don’t forget to check out “The Press Row Show” with Anthony and Russ for pregame and intermission coverage of Flyers home games LIVE from press row! The show streams on Facebook Live via the Crossing Broad page and Periscope via Anthony’s Twitter account.

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports PodcastCrossed Up: A Phillies PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia, and Crossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast.

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Inside the Linc’s Stadium Series Conversion at Lincoln Financial Field

JoyOnBroad - February 14, 2019

The NHL is in the process of converting the home of the Super Bowl LII Champions into the stage for the Battle of the Keystone State. When I got to the Linc on Wednesday afternoon, I didn’t expect much – after all, the league’s crew only arrived on Monday. What we found was a stunning display of human ingenuity.

In about two days of working in frigid conditions – including a snow and ice storm – workers had not only laid out the base covering that protects the field underneath, but also established the eventual site of the rink itself.

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Crossing Broadcast: Sixers/Celtics, Nola Extended, Stadium Series, The Market for Foles

JoyOnBroad - February 14, 2019

Kevin and Russ break down the Sixers loss to the Celtics, the positives from the Nuggets and Lakers games, the Brett Brown debate, Aaron Nola’s extension, prepping for the Stadium Series Flyers v. Penguins, what the Joe Flacco trade means for the Nick Foles market, and plenty more!

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Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossed Up: A Phillies PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia, and Crossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast.

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Snow The Goalie: An Unexpected Turnaround

JoyOnBroad - February 13, 2019

Anthony and Russ reflect on the play of Carter Hart and Anthony Stolarz, a potential deal for Brian Elliott and Wayne Simmonds, the team’s chances to make the postseason, the Flyers’ chances of contending in 2019-20, Jake Voracek’s play and contract, the concerning play of JVR and Ghost, plus “Who’s That Flyer?” and five new 5 star reviews.

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Plus, don’t forget to check out “The Press Row Show” with Anthony and Russ for pregame and intermission coverage of Flyers home games LIVE from press row! The show streams on Facebook Live via the Crossing Broad page and Periscope via Anthony’s Twitter account.

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports PodcastCrossed Up: A Phillies PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia, and Crossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast.

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Notes and Quotes from the J.T. Realmuto Introductory Press Conference

JoyOnBroad - February 12, 2019

What a day it’s been. While most of us were slipping and sliding on icy roads, Matt Klentak and Gabe Kapler were introducing their newest acquisition, catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Some notes and reaction from the press conference, beginning with GM Klentak:

“In acquiring JT, we’ve acquired best catcher in baseball. Our organization is excited. Top to bottom thrilled to add JT. Not just on field, but as teammate & leader. Thrilled to have him…”

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  • Realmuto was asked about what he knew about the Phillies organization, to which he responded by talking about it being a storied franchise and that past players had nothing but good things to say about the organization.
  • He was then asked about why he chose the #10 jersey. He said his options were 10, 38, and 39. He did not cite any past players to wear the number for the team, but said he liked the #10 more than 38 and 39.

When asked about whether this season was different considering the trade rumors, he said:

“It was a different offseason for me and my wife. We spent more time on social media than normal, looking for scoops… I’m happy with the outcome.”

The next couple of questions were related to the difficulty of hitting at Marlins Park, his .300+ average on the road, and how he thinks he’ll do hitting at Citizens Bank Park. Realmuto said it’s tough to hit at Marlins Park, he’s glad to no longer have to crush a ball into the outfield, only to get robbed by Odubel Herrera, and that he thinks he’ll do well in Philly. He also admitted to putting too much pressure on himself:

“I tried to do too much in Marlins Park, which over time can cause problems. Playing in a more hitter-friendly park will help.”

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Star Hunting: Kendall Jenner, Allen Iverson, Bob Kraft, and More

JoyOnBroad - February 11, 2019

Welcome to our brand-new running feature, “Star Hunting”, where we track all celebrities in attendance at Sixers home games.

Yes, this is a thing.

It’s a thing because the Philadelphia 76ers have put the Eastern Conference, nay, the entire NBA on notice.

Just think: there was a time when the most notable attendees at Sixers games were fringe players on other Philly teams. With a Big 5 and the organizational message of contending now, the stars have begun to flock to Wells Fargo Center. Who was in attendance Sunday afternoon against the Lakers?

Kendall Jenner

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The Sixers’ most important and recognizable fan was in attendance. The object of her affection, point guard Ben Simmons, even jacked his first intentional three point shot in his young career.

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Gabe Kapler: “We Are in Win Right Now Mode”

JoyOnBroad - February 8, 2019

With yesterday’s blockbuster deal for JT Realmuto – who Phillies GM Matt Klentak described as the “best catcher in the game” – it became even more evident that the Phillies have decided now is the time to win and that owner John Middleton wants to win now. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler made an appearance on the MLB Network today and talked about what the deal meant to him and what it could mean to free agent targets Bryce Harper and Manny Machado:

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