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German Soccer League Cleared to Resume Play Without Fans

Kevin Kinkead - May 6, 2020

Looks like Germany and South Korea are leading the way in the COVID-19 return to sports department. We’ve got Korean baseball games on ESPN right now, and soon we’re gonna see the return of the German Bundesliga, which was given the all clear from Chancellor Angela Merkel to resume without fans later this month.

Via Sky Sports:

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Grant Wahl Was Fired

Kevin Kinkead - April 10, 2020

Per him:

Grant was one of the bigger/biggest names at Sports Illustrated. He’d been covering international and domestic soccer for the publication for a very long time.

As you know, SI was sold a while back and is now operated by a group called Maven, which axed a ton of the staff last year, then laid off more people when the COVID-19 crisis began. Wahl had been openly critical of these decisions and posted some stories on Instagram recently which were archived by the folks over at Awful Announcing:

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NBC is Bringing Premier League Fan Fest to Philadelphia

Kevin Kinkead - February 24, 2020

This is kind of a like a College Gameday for Premier League fans.

NBC’s traveling fan fest is coming to Philadelphia on April 4th and 5th and will be based at Dilworth Park, right in front of City Hall.

Some details via my guy Jonathan Tannenwald at the Inquirer:

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CBFC: UEFA CL Final 8, Zidane’s Return, Two Races to the Finish

Russ Joy - April 3, 2019

Phil and Russ recap the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, preview the Final 8 matchups, the return of Zidane, predict what will happen this summer at PSG with Neymar and Mbappe, and discuss Juventus’ runaway season and Barcelona’s dominance. The guys also break down the tight races in the EPL and Bundesliga.

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports PodcastCrossed Up: A Phillies PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, and It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia.

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Crossing Broadcast: Sixers Trade, A Secret Meeting, Sports Talk Radio

Russ Joy - February 7, 2019

Kevin and Russ dissect the Sixers’ trade for Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott. The guys then recap the “secret meeting” between six Eagles reporters and Carson Wentz, the Phillies’ interest in JT Realmuto, Mike Missanelli’s hockey take, and the Union’s rumored target.

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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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Crossing Broadcast: Five for Five

Russ Joy - January 23, 2019

Kevin and Russ break down the Carson Wentz report, vetting sources, Mike Conley’s fit with the Sixers, Roy Halladay’s Hall of Fame induction, the NFL’s overtime rule, Claude Giroux’s all-star week, and Ernst Tanner’s view on the U-20 World Cup.

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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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The Pipe Bomb Guy Appears to be a Deranged Soccer Fan

Kevin Kinkead - October 26, 2018

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve been paying attention to the “suspicious packages” that were mailed to prominent Democrats and Hollywood types over the past 36 hours.

A suspect was taken into custody this morning, a 56 year old man named Cesar Sayoc. Dude I guess drives this van or owns this van, which was parked at an auto parts store where he was picked up by the feds:

Let’s take a closer look at the van:

Let’s zoom in a bit…

“Top Soccer Recruits for Trump”

What the hell?

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You Watched and Maybe Even Enjoyed the World Cup – Now What?

Kevin Kinkead - July 16, 2018

The Monday after the World Cup final is when most casual fans stop giving a shit about soccer.

Eagles training camp is 10 days away, the Phillies are rolling into the home run derby and All-Star Game, and some people actually go outside and enjoy the summer weather.

But if you found the World Cup entertaining and want to see more of the sport, there are a few ways to keep the momentum going into the fall:

1. Watch the English Premier League

The EPL starts on August 10th, so you really only have a little more than three weeks until the world’s most popular domestic league kicks off.

The great thing about the prem is that it’s very accessible, with games taking place on Saturday and Sunday mornings and existing outside of the typical viewing windows in which we watch American sports. For example, if you’re a 40-year-old parent with two kids, you can get up at 9 a.m. on Saturday, make your kids pancakes, and flip on Arsenal vs. Liverpool at 10 a.m. That then takes you into college football at noon and carries you throughout the day. Same thing on Sunday, when you can watch the Premier League as a lead-in to a 1 p.m. Eagles game or NFL Red Zone.

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