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Here’s Gabe Kapler Doing Push Ups Before a Game

Kevin Kinkead - August 22, 2019

Not only did the Phillies sweep the absolutely annoying Boston Red Sox at Fenway last night, but Gabe Kapler flexed in front of everybody, literally.

Check out these push ups:

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Let’s All Go Crazy Over the New Ben Simmons Jump Shot Video

Kevin Kinkead - August 22, 2019

This is it.

This is the most comprehensive summer video clip of Ben Simmons jumpers YET.

Grab your coffee, sit back, relax, and enjoy 10 jump shots from varying distances, plus a dunk:

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Crossing Broadcast: Fighting for 53, “5-for-5”, XFL, Local Media

Russ Joy - August 22, 2019

Kevin and Russ discuss the Eagles’ backup QB situation, the obsession with the final spots on the roster, Anthony Gargano’s “5-for-5” pronouncement, the XFL team names and logos, media access, and 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 PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

Audio after the jump:
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Reaching Base is Bad, Publicly Criticizing Players is Good: A Tough Series for Bad Takes

Bob Wankel - August 22, 2019

You know, this is exactly what happens.

When the Phillies lost on Sunday to drop two out of three games over the weekend to San Diego, Gabe Kapler didn’t blow his stack at his postgame news conference.

He had a chance to set the tone by publicly blasting his players. It could’ve gone something like this:

Four hits? Four goddamn hits? Two runs? Two goddamn runs? I’m sick of it. Jobs are on the line starting today.

He could’ve let his team know what’s up. Let them know that he was tired of it. That it was bullshit.

And he didn’t do it. 

He instead supported his players by expressing confidence and appreciation for their work ethic. He did this, of course, because he very obviously accepts failure and cultivates a clubhouse absent of accountability. 

And, well, this is what happens.

You get a two-game sweep of the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Rhys Hoskins, who I’ve been told numerous times this week has no business being in the leadoff spot, did the very thing a leadoff hitter is supposed to do by reaching base three times last night and six times total in two games. He also scored three of the Phillies’ eight total runs in Boston.

Terrible.

He also added a double, which should temporarily appease those frustrated that he’s reaching base via the walk as he works his way through a brutal second-half slump.

Love Charlie clapping it up, by the way. Love him.

Anyway, the bullpen also rolled over and quit with 5.1 IP of shutout baseball.

Makes you wonder if Kapler should have gotten pissed off and singled out Jared Hughes after the newly-acquired reliever allowed the go-ahead homer in Sunday’s game.

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Toddler Mistakes Gritty for the Cookie Monster

Kevin Kinkead - August 21, 2019

This is really good:

Toddler: Whoah!

Mom: Wow, who is that?

Toddler: Cookie Monster!

Mom: “It looks like Cookie Monster; that’s Gritty!”

I watched it five times in a row.

Major League Baseball Has a Gas Station Sexual-Enhancement Pill Problem

Kevin Kinkead - August 21, 2019

Don’t we all?

Har har har!

So check out this:

Wait what?

I had to do a triple take after reading that to make sure I had it right.

Jeff Passan, who has impeccable taste in music, wrote this on ESPN:

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Anthony Gargano Declares that Philadelphia is a Now a “Five for Five” Sports Town

Kevin Kinkead - August 21, 2019

Your Philadelphia Union remain tied atop Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference with seven games left to play.

That’s a “big f****** deal,” as Joe Biden once said, because the Union haven’t enjoyed a top-five finish since 2011, when Peter Nowak’s second-year squad ended the year in 3rd place on 48 points.

The team’s 2019 success has resulted in a shift in the Philadelphia sporting landscape, and in a recent conversation with head coach Jim Curtin on 97.5 the Fanatic, Anthony Gargano declared that Philly is now a 5 for 5 sports town.

Listen for yourself:

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Jerry Jones Can Say Whatever He Wants About Zeke Elliott, Because He’s Always Had His Back

Kevin Kinkead - August 21, 2019

The Jerry Jones and Zeke Elliott pseudo-beef just got a little more serious.

It all started when Jerruh made his “Zeke who?” joke this past weekend, which drew the ire of Elliott’s camp, who said they felt the quip was “disrespectful.”

Jerry then responded to that nonsense ala Negan in The Walking Dead and decided to “shut that shit down” with this comment:

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