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We Ate 18 Million Buckets of Crab Fries at the Wells Fargo Center

Kevin Kinkead - December 17, 2019

The decade is coming to an end shortly, if you can believe it.

As such, the Wells Fargo Center folks shared some data about the past 10 years via press release, plus an infographic that exposes us for the gluttonous and insatiable sports and entertainment fans that we are.

Via release:

Since 2009, Wells Fargo Center has sold nearly 6.3 million tickets to over 600 non-sporting events including concerts, WWE events, and family shows like Disney on Ice, the Original Harlem Globetrotters and Marvel Universe Live!.

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Over the past 10 years, guests at Wells Fargo Center have worked up quite the appetite. As a matter of fact, in the last decade, Philly fans coming through the arena have helped to consume over 18 million buckets of crab fries and much, much more.

18 million buckets? That’s a lot of sodium, though it’s definitely worth it:

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Crossing Broadcast and Snow The Goalie

Russ Joy - December 16, 2019

Crossing Broadcast: “So You’re Saying There’s a Chance?”

Bob, Anthony, and Russ reflect on wins over the Giants and Redskins, including Carson Wentz’s clutch game-winning drives, Greg Ward and Boston Scott’s play, and whether it’s fair to believe in the Eagles. The guys share their thoughts on the Phillies’ signing of Zack Wheeler and Didi Gregorius, if the Phillies are much better than they were a season ago, whether they can and will make a big trade to make themselves a contender. They then take a macro view of the Sixers’ recent run, whether the loss to the Nets means anything, trade targets, and competing with Milwaukee. Finally, a blueprint to beat the Cowboys.

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Snow The Goalie: “Picking Up the Pieces”

Anthony and Russ share their thoughts on the Oskar Lindblom cancer diagnosis, discuss how it might affect the locker room, and assess where the team’s “Fly or Die” marketing is heading without a marketing director. The guys also discuss the way that Comcast has made organizational changes that have fundamentally changed the family dynamic, the possibility of the bottom falling out, the potential for a trade, the Flyers’ play at home, Joel Farabee’s suspension, and more.

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Also be sure to tune into The Press Row Show as Anthony and Russ live stream during pregame and the first and second intermission breaks of every Flyers home game live from press row of the Wells Fargo Center via the Crossing Broad Facebook page, YouTube Live, and Twitter.

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On-Brand Gender Reveals for the Discerning Philadelphia Athlete

Coggin Toboggan - December 12, 2019

Carson Wentz revealed the gender of his unborn child in a unique way this past week, as his wife Madison Oberg hucked powder-filled footballs into the air while Wentz and his buddies blasted away with shotguns in the most on-brand reveal of all time.

The happy couple will welcome a girl into the world who will only be able to be soothed asleep to the crack of a shotgun ringing through her ears, which in all honesty won’t be much of a problem considering how much of an outdoorsman Wentz seems to be.

Now, I could make all the obvious jokes about how Nick Foles would have done a better gender reveal, or would have shot the gun more accurately than Wentz, or actually has a Super Bowl ring to pass down to his children that was given to him for more than just standing around on the sidelines, but I won’t do that. It’s a momentous occasion for the Wentz family that doesn’t have to be cheapened by sub-par jokes about firing his shotgun high and outside, just like his swing passes.

It was a creative, unique gender reveal that suited the Wentz family well. They love to hunt, they love to shoot, they love football… it worked. So how could other Philadelphia athletes creatively reveal the genders of their future children? Be them planned, a happy surprise, or a haunting mistake like my mother has so constantly reminded me over the years, the reveals after the jump are perfectly crafted for the athletes in mind.

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Scott Boras is Having a Fantastic Week

Kevin Kinkead - December 12, 2019

Anthony Rendon signed with the Angels Wednesday night on a seven-year deal worth $245 million. That amounts to $35 million a year, a higher AAV than both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, who joined the Phils and Padres last season following high-profile free agency periods.

It was the third straight day a Scott Boras player locked in a monolithic deal, a total of more than $800 million dollars now in offseason contracts this week alone:

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Crossed Up: More, Please.

Russ Joy - December 11, 2019

Anthony and Bob discuss the Didi Gregorius signing and where it leaves the Phillies after an aggressive start to the offseason.

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

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Phillies Sign Didi Gregorius on Reported One-Year Deal

Kevin Kinkead - December 10, 2019

This had been rumored for some time because of the Joe Girardi connection, but now it looks like it’s going down, as Yung Joc once said:

Joel Sherman on it first:

And this guy says it’s a one-year deal with the 29-year-old short stop:

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Crossing Broadcast and Snow The Goalie

Russ Joy - December 9, 2019

Crossing Broadcast: “A Giant Game”

Kevin, Bob, Russ, and Anthony preview the Giants game, look ahead to a potential playoff matchup against Seattle/San Francisco, the best case scenario for change, and more. The guys then react to the Phillies’ signing of Zack Wheeler and the Sixers’ recent run. Plus, a pair of Mt. Rushmores: Worst Bowl Game Names and Pro Wrestling Factions.

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

Snow The Goalie: “The Tightest Team”

Anthony and Russ break down the Flyers’ recent 2-1 stretch and react to the loss of Travis Konecny. They then compare the mentality of this season’s team vs. years prior. The guys also discuss Kevin Hayes’ appearance on a national show and his comments on the off-season Frank Seravalli report on Snow The Goalie. They finish up with a five star review and a look at the week ahead.

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

Also be sure to tune into The Press Row Show as Anthony and Russ live stream during pregame and the first and second intermission breaks of every Flyers home game live from press row of the Wells Fargo Center via the Crossing Broad Facebook page, YouTube Live, and Twitter.

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Stephen Strasburg Staying with the Nationals

Kevin Kinkead - December 9, 2019

Much like Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, pitcher Stephen Strasburg is not leaving.

The free agent right hander reached a new deal to stay with the Washington Nationals:

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