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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.

*This episode of Crossing Broadcast is brought to you by Cynch propane delivery service. They’ll exchange your propane tank for a brand-new, full tank for just $10 with the Crossing Broad promo code “CrossingBroad”. Just enter your address, leave the tank on your porch/driveway, and Cynch will do the rest.*

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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.

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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.

Another 50 Hot Takes for the Philadelphia Sports Fan

Kevin Kinkead - August 19, 2019

Welcome to another installment of the hot takes column.

Previously we shared 50 hot takes for the Philadelphia sports fan, and then we did 50 more hot takes in June, simply because the world cannot get enough hot takes.

Now that we’re in the dog days of summer and things are honestly kind of slow, I figured I’d drop another 50 for all y’all, even though not all of these are even takes. Some are just blanket opinions and/or grievances, as if Frank Costanza had just raised the Festivus Pole and invited us to voice our concerns.

With that being said, here are 50 things that popped into my head:

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Jake Voracek is Trolling on His Birthday

Kevin Kinkead - August 15, 2019

Quality tweet right here from the Flyers’ veteran:

Lmao!

Perfectly accurate. Every time you go down to the Wells Fargo Center you know there’s gonna be some Fredo behind you yelling “shooooot” as soon as a Flyer crosses the blue line.

However, this knucklehead didn’t find the tweet funny and responded with this:

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Seravalli: Kevin Hayes Told Another Player He’d Only Go to the Flyers if They Overpaid

Russ Joy - August 14, 2019

When TSN’s Senior Hockey Reporter and former Philadelphia Daily News writer Frank Seravalli joined Anthony San Filippo and I on Tuesday night’s Snow The Goalie, we expected he’d provide some of the hard-hitting insight that made him a favorite in the local market and a target of Canada’s top sports network. We didn’t expect the bombshell he dropped on us regarding the Flyers’ top offseason signing, center Kevin Hayes.

Per Seravalli, Hayes had no intention of signing with the Flyers, who had traded for his rights, unless they opted to overpay him:

“I don’t understand why (the Flyers) felt the need to spend a pick in order to go out and (trade for Kevin Hayes’ rights). I don’t think there was a team that would’ve come close to the Flyers’ number, because if there were, Kevin Hayes would’ve just waited until July 1, and I have that on good authority. I was with a current NHL player the night before Game 7 in Boston who – five minutes before seeing me – ran into Kevin Hayes outside of somewhere in downtown Boston, which is obviously his hometown. He goes, ‘Oh yeah. I just ran into Kevin Hayes.’ He said Kevin Hayes told him the only way he’s going to the Flyers is if the Flyers overpaid to get him. And how much did they overpay by? It’s hard to answer that specifically, but I would say at least $600k-700k a year times seven years.”

Take a minute to let that sink in. That’s absolutely staggering. It’s Kevin freaking Hayes. This is a guy who’s surpassed 50 points ONCE in his career. He’s regarded by many in hockey circles as a 2.5 C. He’s a decent enough two-way player, but come on. He’s an upgrade over an underwhelming Nolan Patrick and nowhere near a top-tier 2C with a legitimate shot at moving to the top line. This is the guy saying he’d only play for the Flyers if they overpaid? Seriously? Have the Flyers fallen this far as an organization? I remember a time when players went out of their way to come to Philadelphia. Sure, some would point to Ed Snider’s willingness to throw copious sums of cash at stars when the NHL had no salary cap, but this is different. An overpaid, mid-tier player essentially trashed the team he eventually signed with.

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Snow The Goalie: The International Perspective with TSN’s Frank Seravalli

Russ Joy - August 14, 2019

Anthony and Russ welcome TSN’s Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli to the program to give the international perspective on the Flyers’ offseason. They discuss:

  • What it’s like to cover the NHL for TSN on July 1.
  • What happened with RFAs in this year’s free agency period.
  • Thoughts on the Ivan Provorov negotiations.
  • Thoughts on the Kevin Hayes signing.
  • The national perspective on Nolan Patrick.
  • Are the Flyers the worst team in their division?
  • How the NHL views Dave Hakstol.
  • Will Joel Farabee make the roster?
  • The impact Alain Vigneault and his assistant coaches will have.
  • Frank’s move from the Daily News to TSN.

*This episode of Snow The Goalie is brought to you by Cynch propane delivery service. They’ll exchange your propane tank for a brand-new, full tank for just $10 with the Crossing Broad promo code “CrossingBroad”. Just enter your address, leave the tank on your porch/driveway, and Cynch will do the rest.*

Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] [Google Play] [iHeartRadio] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @JoyOnBroad

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 PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast, and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

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In 2019, Jake Arrieta and Four Sixers are Philadelphia’s Highest-Paid Athletes

Kevin Kinkead - August 13, 2019

An intern over at the Philadelphia Business Journal put together a list of the top-25 highest paid Philadelphia athletes for 2019.

Bryce Harper’s gotta be #1, right? Nope.

Of course he’s got the monstrous 13-year, $330 million deal, but it only pays him $11.5 million this year, which lands him at #11 overall. Next year he’ll shoot up the charts when the contract begins paying him $27 million a season.

Here are the top ten highest paid Philly athletes for 2019, after the jump:

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Craig Berube Brought the Stanley Cup to Pennsylvania Today

Kevin Kinkead - August 8, 2019

Beautiful, man.

Craig Berube, aka CHIEF, is bringing Lord Stanley’s Cup to New Hope today, where he’ll join Tony Bruno on his daily Twitch show:

This is, of course, the closest Philadelphia will get to the Stanley Cup, unless Alain Vigneult can pull off a miracle next season turn the Flyers into the SURPRISE of the season.

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