Posts for Crossing Broad Mid-Atlantic

Well, Some of You Fell for the April Fools Joke

Kyle Scott - April 1, 2014


No, this is not real. And no, Ryan Petzar isn’t working for us, but you should follow him anyway for being a good sport (@petzrawr).

A sampling of the responses:

Some of you were happy and offered up congratulations:

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Some of you were downright ecstatic and or inquisitive:

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Others not so much:

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Commenter Ok Kyle:

We don’t give a shit about Baltimore. DC is the forgotten city in all of our divisions. If this was a NYC expansion maybe I’d believe it. So you’re telling me all the Google ads are paying for an extra writer to cover Nick Markakis’s night out in Inner Harbor?

Commenter Mike & Mike In The Morning:

If you want to have people in DC look at CB content, fine. But make the Mid Atlantic shit a different site. Nobody in Philadelphia…it is called Crossing Broad, after all….gives a flying F about any other region. That is why 3 people listen to us in the morning…that and Preston and Steve.

Commenter Please says it ain’t so:

Please tell me this isn’t just a way for Kyle to continue covering Deseans instagram, I was really hoping we’d be done with that.

Commenter Mark:

This idea is beyond horrendous…..I come here because I’m a PHILLY sports fan. I don’t want to sift through shit I don’t care about, pertaining to the Redskins, Orioles, Wizards, and Capitals. If I wanted that, I would go to If this is for real, I forsee it royally backfiring and you losing a ton of your PHILLY-loyal readers that have been coming to this site for years… me. Terrible idea!

And finally, commenter Budweiser:

Man you got some jacked nostrils. They are all flared up!

Like a dog’s anus, Budweiser. It happens when I get excited.

Do you all have any idea how much it pained me to scream “Natitude”?

Say Hello to Crossing Broad Mid-Atlantic

Kyle Scott - April 1, 2014

Very excited about this announcement. I think it’s really the next step in Crossing Broad’s growth. All the details are in the video, but I want to introduce you to our new Mid-Atlantic correspondent, Ryan Petzar:

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Ryan used to write for The Fightins and, once upon a time, hated me. But we’ve since mended our broken fences and are moving forward on this journey together. He’s a Phillies die-hard, but grew up an Orioles fan and generally prefers D.C.-Baltimore metro area sports over Philly sports (“because they win,” he says). Please follow him on Twitter (@petzrawr). The wr at the end of his handle actually stands for Washington Redskins, so it’s a good fit.

That’s it. We’re very excited about this. As I say in the video, nothing will change on the site. We’re just going to be adding great Mid-Atlantic content in the same snarky and passionate voice you’ve come to love. It’s truly the next step in our growth. So thank you for your continued support of– Philly’s, and the Mid-Atlantic’s, most irreverent sports blog.