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StG: “The Biggest Suitcase to Ever Play the Game” with Flyers Goalie Mike McKenna

JoyOnBroad - January 17, 2019

Anthony and Russ sit down with Flyers goalie Mike McKenna to discuss his whirlwind career, the human side of hockey, paying for his own jerseys, his future in sports broadcasting, his family’s racing heritage, and his love of cooking. The guys also recap the Flyers’ 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

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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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Crossing Broadcast: The Saints Game, Sixers v Wolves, Media Scrums, Posturing

JoyOnBroad - January 16, 2019

Kevin and Russ recap the Saints game, the Sixers’ blowout of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jeff McLane v. Howie Roseman, and Manny Machado’s agent grandstanding for the integrity of MLB Free Agency.

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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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Sports Betting Updates

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FanDuel Sportsbook Review

Things have picked up for NJ online sports betting. FanDuel Sportsbook launched their sports betting app in September and they, along with DraftKings, have quickly become the leaders in the space. If you want to know how the sites compare to each other, read our DraftKings Sportsbook vs. FanDuel Sportsbook post. Otherwise, keep reading to get our review of FanDuel and their current bonus offers. Bonus: First deposit matched up to $100 Minimum Deposit: $10 FanDuel

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Here’s How Much Each New Jersey Sports Betting App Made in December

Big milestone for New Jersey sports betting. The state collected more than $1.2 billion in sports wagers dating back to June, when sports betting first became legal in the Garden State. That’s according to data provided by the Division of Gaming Enforcement, which today released a seven-page report with their findings. Year to date, the total handle for both on-site and internet sports betting was $1,247,290,341. That’s billion, with a B.   Handle is the total amount

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Your Complete NFL Divisional Round Weekend Betting Guide

The Eagles-Saints showdown on Sunday afternoon is the weekend headliner, but there’s three other excellent matchups in the NFL playoffs, along with a full slate of NBA, NHL, and college basketball games. It should be a hell of a sports weekend, so now seems like a good time to get in on New Jersey’s legal sports betting action. Enjoy all of the different great games on tap across multiple sports this weekend and take advantage

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Dale Weise Cleared Waivers, However…

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2019

He isn’t going to be sent down to the Phantoms, at least not yet:

If a player clears waivers, you’ve got 30 days or 10 games (whichever comes first) to reassign him to the AHL. Weise will be a healthy scratch tonight, but if he’s still on the roster by 2/12, which would be 10 games, then he’d have to clear waivers again to be sent down.

The only other wrinkle is that if the Flyers wanted to package him into a trade, the other team involved would now be able to assign Weise to their minor league club. That doesn’t seem a likely scenario.

Carry on.

More Manny Machado Hot Stove Nonsense

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2019

I’m with Bob.

Baseball free agency is wearing me out. This Manny Machado and Bryce Harper stuff is blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda.

But I’m gonna share the latest anyway, because I don’t think we’ve seen a ton of stuff from Buster Olney this winter. It’s been a lot of Jon Heyman and Bob Nightengale spit-balling. The stove isn’t even that hot, it’s more like the burners have been set somewhere between “simmer” and “low.”

Anyway:

After the jump, there’s some Phillies relevance in the accompanying ESPN article:

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John DeFilippo is Going to Jacksonville

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2019

Doug Pederson confirmed yesterday that Mike Groh, Jim Schwartz, and Dave Fipp will return as his coordinators in 2019.

One month prior, the Eagles’ head ball coach also confirmed that former quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who had just been fired by the Vikings, would not be coming back to Philadelphia. 

So the landing spot for “Flip” is Jacksonville, the new offensive coordinator under Doug Marrone:

Nick Foles to Jacksonville?

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Alshon Jeffery Got a Lot of Love from Philly Fans Last Night

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2019

Alshon Jeffery dropped a pass that ended the Eagles’ season on Sunday.

Tuesday, he showed up at the Sixers game and stayed about 15 minutes after the final buzzer, taking pictures with fans:

Feel-good story right there, and ironic, considering that this is the same fan base that throws snowballs at Santa Claus and does a bunch of other reprehensible things.

Bet you won’t hear about this in the national fake news media.

Jerry Jones Says Jason Garrett “Would Have Had Five Offers” for Head Coaching Jobs

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2019

I missed this yesterday, but it’s worth posting today because it’s Jerry Jones again saying less-than-inspiring things about “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys, who have won 3 playoff games since 1996.

Jerry goes on a Dallas radio station after every game, and Tuesday he told 105.3 The Fan that field conditions at the Los Angeles Coliseum contributed to the Cowboys giving up 273 rushing yards to the Rams:

“I’ve had the benefit of the tape, looking at the tape, the evaluation by both scouts as well as the coaches. We frankly had never gotten traction. And I mean that literally. That was a slippery field. If I had to do it over again, we would be really scrutinizing our footwear. Our cleats. We had trouble digging in, so to speak.

“Well you say, ‘That’s an excuse.’ It is not because not only physically but we had trouble digging in with just the effectiveness of our defense. And we did not stop them, and we did not stop the run.”

The Rams did not have trouble with their footing, as they held Zeke Elliott to 47 yards on 20 carries.

Speaking of digging in, Jerry also backed head coach Jason Garrett for the umpteenth time, after the jump:

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Laying the Smacketh Down – Observations from Sixers 149, Timberwolves 107

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2019

Fans viciously booed Jerryd Bayless as Corey Brewer and Amir Johnson swung the ball around on the other end of the floor with the Sixers up 40. It’s not exactly how I pictured the Robert Covington and Dario Saric return game playing out.

Yet play out in that way it did, as Yoda would say. The Sixers were clubbing the Timberwolves so badly that fans needed something to entertain themselves, and booing Bayless was the entertainment.

149 is the most points scored by the Sixers at the Wells Fargo Center, ever. Sixers PR dug up the statistic and found that you’d have to go all the way back to 1990 to find the last time the team scored 149 in a game. Charles Barkley had 38 and 13 in a March 30th win against the Nuggets.

Also worth mentioning is that last night’s 21 made three-pointers ended up being a franchise record while 40 assists and a 59.8 field goal percentage were both season highs.

So yeah, they played pretty well, and it’s a great way to enter the toughest stretch of their schedule, a hellish murderer’s row of 11 playoff teams over the next 12 games. We’re gonna see if this team really has it or not, since the cupcake portion of the schedule is mercifully over.

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