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Decent Value on Claude Giroux and Joel Embiid

Kevin Kinkead - August 15, 2018

Bovada came out today with odds on the NBA MVP and the NHL’s Hart Trophy winner.

Claude Giroux and Joel Embiid at both listed, Giroux at 25/1 and Embiid given 16/1 odds.

The lists:

15/1 for last year’s winner, Taylor Hall. McDavid, the favorite, won it the year before as an NHL sophomore.

Giroux wound up 4th last season despite finishing second in the league with 102 points. McDavid finished 5th.

This was the rest of the top ten:

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Crossing Broadcast: It’s Complicated

JoyOnBroad - August 15, 2018

Russ and Bob recap the Phillies’ recent lack of offense and fan apathy, compare the Phillies broadcast team to the other Philly teams’ crews, and discuss a radical way to restructure the baseball season.

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The Flyers Get 17 Games on National Television

Kevin Kinkead - August 14, 2018

That means more Pierre McGuire for your viewing pleasure.

The NHL on NBC schedule came out this week and your town, your team, your Philadelphia Flyers have 17 games on national TV. That’s up one from last season.

The slate:

  • 10/4 (Thursday) – at Vegas, 10 p.m./NBCSN
  • 10/9 (Tuesday) – vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 11/21 (Wednesday) – at Buffalo 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 11/23 (Black Friday) – vs. Rangers 1:00 p.m./NBC 
  • 12/27 (Thursday) – at Tampa 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 1/8 (Tuesday) – at Washington 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 1/16 (Wednesday) – vs. Boston 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 1/28 (Monday) – vs. Winnipeg 7:00 p.m./NBCSN
  • 1/29 (Tuesday) – at Rangers 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 2/11 (Monday) – vs. Pittsburgh 7:00 p.m./NBCSN
  • 2/17 (Sunday) – at Detroit 6:00 pm./NBCSN
  • 2/23 (Saturday) – vs. Pittsburgh 8:00 p.m./NBC
  • 2/26 (Tuesday) – vs. Buffalo 7:00 p.m./NBCSN
  • 3/6 (Wednesday) – vs. Washington 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 3/17 (Sunday) – at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 3/24 (Sunday) – at Washington 12:30 p.m./NBC
  • 3/31 (Sunday) – vs. Rangers 12:30 p.m./NBC

So that’s four games on NBC and 13 on NBCSN. You’re gonna get three of the four games against the Rangers, Penguins, and defending champion Capitals on national TV, plus a Thursday night season opener at Western Conference champion Las Vegas.

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DelcoDelphia Does it Again

Kevin Kinkead - August 10, 2018

These dudes make great videos.

Today they dropped an updated version to their Philadelphia sports power hour, which is exactly what it sounds like – one hour of Philly sports highlights that you watch while getting obliterated.

This version has plenty of Super Bowl and parade and David Akers 2018 draft clips.

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Crossing Broadcast: The Great Twitter Follow

JoyOnBroad - August 10, 2018

Kyle and Russ answer the question: Who are the must-follow personalities in Philly Twitter? The guys also discuss the Eagles’ first preseason game, the BGN break-up, other podcasts, the Bachelorette finale, Tim Tebow v. Johnny Manziel, John Kasich, a Trump card, and the Union advancing to the USOC Final.

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Snow the Goalie: JVR was Plan B

JoyOnBroad - August 2, 2018

When the Flyers signed JVR back in July to a 5 year/$35 million deal, our Flyers beat writer Anthony SanFilippo and I were somewhat dumbfounded. Sure, JVR filled a need as a goal-scoring wing, but the length of the contract and the average annual value seemed to fly in the face of what Flyers GM Ron Hextall told us in our exclusive interview on Snow the Goalie. Well, after our last episode in which Anthony called out a former Flyers reporter and Insider for CSN Philly, a source from within the Flyers organization came forward with a bombshell: JVR wasn’t the Flyers #1 target. In fact, they made an offer to their top target and were stunned when he spurned them to sign elsewhere. The source also gave us some insight into how the organization currently views some of their top prospects from the past two drafts. For more, check out our newest episode of Snow the Goalie, “JVR was Plan B“.

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Running Thread: 2018 Business of Sports Panel

Kevin Kinkead - July 26, 2018

Kyle is doing a panel this morning as part of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Business of Sports” conference in Center City. There are actually four total panels and his goes off last, so I figured I’d come down here for the other panels and put together a running thread with some of the more interesting notes from the event.

It started at 7:45 a.m. with a “teams” panel featuring the following folks:

Philadelphia Eagles: Don Smolenski, President
Philadelphia 76ers: Lara Price, COO
Philadelphia Flyers: Shawn Tilger, COO
Philadelphia Phillies: Dave Buck, Executive Vice President
Philadelphia Union: Tim McDermott, Chief Business Officer


One of the first things that jumped out was a question to Buck, who was asked why Phillies attendance seems to be down. We are, after all, talking about a first place club that just took 2 of 3 games from the Dodgers. Buck explained that season ticket numbers are not what they used to be, currently around 9,500 STH vs. numbers that eclipsed 20,000 during the height of the Chase Utley and Ryan Howard era.

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Flyers vs. Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field

Kevin Kinkead - July 23, 2018

It’s on:

Cool logo. I dig the two-color keystone.

Personally, I’m cheering for someone to hit Sidney Crosby so hard that he ends up in Lot N, where I paid $60 to park for the Guns and Roses show two years ago.

Time’s yours.