Friday, February 12, 2016

The NCAA rewards incompetence, again

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 1:41 PM
It was the equivalent of the late Friday afternoon news release. The NCAA, apparently hoping nobody would notice, announced the Monday of Super Bowl Week, which was two days before National Signing Day, that president Mark Emmert’s contract was being extended through 2020, with an option for... Read more

How a smart Super Bowl bet went wrong

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:44 AM
A good friend of mine who lives in Las Vegas and bets sports for a living loved Carolina in the Super Bowl. I am not sure what kind of bets he made, but I did hear something about the money line so I am thinking he may have laid the odds and just needed Carolina to win the game, not necessarily cover... Read more

LeSean McCoy speaks briefly after alleged brawl

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:44 AM
In Philadelphia, fans are fixated on what will happen to former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, who awaits possible charges for an alleged nightclub assault in Philadelphia against off-duty police officers. Former Fanatic host Sean Brace, who runs the sports and culture blog PhillyInfluencer.com... Read more

Sixers selling sizzle with no substance

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:44 AM
There was much reaction to my recent ``Fire Sam Hinkie’’ column, including 617 comments. And I also got many emails, the vast majority of in agreement. With time to reconsider, I have changed my mind. The Sixers president and general manager should not be fired. He should be made to stay... Read more

Former Inquirer reporter Kate Fagan signs new deal with ESPN

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 3:30 PM
A former Inquirer reporter is staying in Bristol, Conn. Former Sixers beat writer Kate Fagan, now a writer and columnist for ESPN, has signed a multi-year deal in which she will continue her role as a reporter and columnist for espnW. On top of her busy schedule, which includes regular appearances... Read more

Union hopes clarity leads to success

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 3:02 PM
Clarity and direction is what Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart has brought to the organization in the short time since he took over at the beginning of the year. It’s not to say the Union was dysfunctional during the tenure of fired Chief Executive Officer Nick Sakiewicz but... Read more

NCAA creates a potential Ben Simmons nightmare for Sixers

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 11:39 AM
While it flew under the radar, a rule change instituted by the NCAA in mid-January could have huge implications for the Sixers in the 2016 Draft. On Jan. 16, the NCAA announced that prospects who have entered the draft will now have until 10 days after the NBA Draft Combine to get out of the draft... Read more

NFL should place LeSean McCoy on paid leave

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 9:17 AM
It will be interesting to see how the NFL reacts to its latest issues of violence allegedly carried out by two of its high-profile players. If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is smart, he would immediately put the hammer down on Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy and Cleveland Browns quarterback... Read more

Super Bowl draws over 3 million local viewers

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 3:27 PM
KYW announced the final ratings numbers from its broadcast of Sunday's Super Bowl, and not surprisingly, they are huge. The game drew 3.2 million local viewers and a 50.6 rating, which measures the percentage of the local population that watched the game. Approximately 72 percent of all households... Read more

Should the Eagles draft a quarterback?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 3:26 PM
The Super Bowl is in the books and the NFL season is over, but there's still plenty of Eagles news to talk about on the latest edition of Not Another Philly Sports Talk Show. Mike Sielski, David Murphy and Jonathan Tannenwald get into whether the Eagles should draft a quarterback, no matter what they... Read more
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