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The NHL is in its offseason, so what a better time to start our NHL Division breakdowns! Starting things off, we offer our 2022 NHL offseason grades for the Atlantic Division, power rank the division, and give our early predictions for the 2022-23 season. Will the Florida Panthers win the division for the second year, or will the Tampa Bay Lightning reclaim the top spot? Can the Toronto Maple Leafs overcome the hurdle to take the division (and actually do something in the playoffs)? Can a rebuilding team like the Detroit Red Wings or Ottawa Senators make some noise this season? What do we make of an aging Bruins organization that will have long-time superstar Patrice Bergeron as well as center David Krejci back this season? Will getting the band back together make the Bruins a contender for the division?
After a very exciting mid-season trade period, the Philadelphia Phillies have upgraded their defenses and starting pitching to make a late rush for the Playoffs. With hopes of ending the 10 year playoff drought, the Phillies have added starter pitching Noah Syndergaard, closer David Robertson, and center fielder Brandon Marsh. We talk about what it will take for the Phillies to make the playoff and how the 2022 MLB PlayoffS will shape up Money Podcast teaches casual and new sport bettors fans about different types of bets from straight, teasers, super teasers, parlays, and round robins. Even though well versed in sports betting, always bet at your own risk as the guys are not professional gamblers. If you're looking to get some free bets and learn about sports betting.
Triple H has only been in charge of WWE creative for just over a week and already Karrion Kross and Bayley returned, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky made main roster debuts, Ciampa is in the US title picture and so much more. This past week following SummerSlam there has been a noticeable shift in the WWE, is just the tip of the iceberg for the reign of Stephanie McMahon and Triple H? Will Karrion Kross replace Drew McIntye as the number 1 contender for Roman Reigns and the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship? What is the end game for the new faction of Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky? Are the rumors surrounding NXT bringing back elements from the black and gold era? What other superstars are set to return or make their long awaited WWE debuts? Adam Cole and reDragon turned on the Young Bucks! Yes you read that right. Following a promo regarding the upcoming Trios Championship Tournament, Adam Cole and reDragon laid out the Young Bucks until “Hangman” Adam Page made the save. Team Taz also imploded this week following Ricky Starks dropping the FTW title to Hook, Powerhouse Hobbs took it upon himself to level Starks and assault him as well. Chris Jericho vowed to bring back Lionheart Chris Jericho next week when he squares off against AEW Interim World Champion Jon Moxley. Can Wild Thing Jon Moxley hang onto his title or will Chris Jericho become Le Champion one more time? Find out all of this and more on another exciting edition of In This Very Ring!
Philadelphia Eagles' biggest concerns entering the 2022/23 NFL season & a full Philadelphia Phillies MLB Trade Deadline recap. What are your biggest concern for the Eagles? Is the uncertainty surrounding Jalen Hurts, Nick Sirianni & Jonathan Gannon at the top of your list? The Philadelphia Phillies were able to make multiple moves before Tuesday's 6pm 2022 MLB Trade Deadline. Dave Dombrowski & the Phillies traded for SP Noah Syndergaard, bullpen arm David Robertson & CF Brandon Marsh. Does this solidify a spot in the playoffs for the Phillies?
The first week of NFL Training Camp is in the books and all eyes are on the Philadelphia Eagles defense. Jonathan Gannon is now at the helm and many are wondering how successful this defense will be. How much faith do you have in him and his system? Does he have all the pieces he needs, or are they still a player or two away? Throughout the show, we will be taking a look at the Hall of Fame game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Las Vegas Raiders. In the 2nd half of the show, the BOAF crew will transition the conversation to the league as a whole and talk about the biggest storylines around the NFL and training camp as Preseason games draw near. Finally, to finish off the show, the guys go “No Huddle” and pull out all the stops as they discuss several quick and rapid topics from the world of sports and beyond!
NFL Training camp rolls on as the first preseason game approaches and The Philadelphia Eagles are gearing up for not only their first games of the year, but also for roster cuts. The field will be cut down to a 52 man roster, even veteran Eagles like Jalen Reagor are hoping that they will survive and make it through to Week 1. Some other names that have captured the attention of not only the media but also the fans all come from the Eagles Defense; James Bradberry, Jordan Davis and Marcus Epps. These 3 have been making plays and making names for themselves, but is it enough for them to stay with the Eagles? Deshaun Watson is back in the headlines this week as Judge Sue L Robinson passed down a 6 game suspension. In response, the NFL has exercised their option to appeal the decison. Now the NFL and the NFLPA are gearing up for a legal battle. Will Watson be able to start the season? Will he have to sit out longer? Or will the original ruling stand? The NFL has set a precedent of “light” penalties in the past, most recently with the suspension of Dolphins owner Stephen Ross after it was revealed that Ross and his Vice Chairman Bruce Beal violated the anti-tampering policy 3 separate times from 2019-2022 in conversations with New England Patriots and Tampa BayBuccaneers Quarterback Tom Brady and former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton
The Philadelphia Flyers off-season is still in full swing, while we've broken down some questionable moves by the Orange and Black. The boys of the Hockey Happy Hour, Matt, Brian & Brad, bring you the breakdown of this year's Flyers roster to see which players will make an impact this season and see which players if any, could help this team get back to the playoffs. The boys also choose which Flyers they would keep or get rid of followed by the news from around the league and finally the always unpredictable Shootout segment. So join us live for an all-new Hockey Happy Hour live at 8 only on a2dradio.com, sit back, relax and enjoy
The Philadelphia Phillies have been linked to Noah Syndergaard, Zach Plesac & Ian Happ before the MLB trade deadline. The 2022 MLB Trade Deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. ET With the Phillies being winners of 5 in a row we will discuss the biggest needs prior to the deadline. Trading for a center-fielder should be the Phillies' top priority before the deadline! Philadelphia Eagles training camp has begun, we will go over some news and notes. Are ee worried about Jalen Hurts' camp? Can AJ Brown and Devonta Smith be the best 1-2 punch in football?
The MLB trade deadline is Tuesday night at 6 and the Philadelphia Phillies have some moves to make to ensure a playoff spot. The team is now 8 games over 500 and sit one game ahead of the Cardinals for the final National League WIld Card spot. How aggressive should the Phillies be at the deadline? We also discuss the MLB landscape as a whole as the deadline approaches. It's August 1st and NFL training camp is underway. We will discuss the Philadelphia Eagles and the current events surrounding the team. We will also take a look at what appears to be a loaded AFC and preview what a potential playoff bracket could look like.
Colin Cowherd from The Herd has dropped his new 2022 NFC/AFC Playoff Picks and Prediction for the upcoming NFL season. Who was the best early playoff picks? Who was Colin Cowherd's surprise playoff picks? What picks are we willing to lay money on? Nate "Moss Money" Moss and Brent " BDiddy" Davis from the MoneyPot Podcast a breakdown of "Colin Coward" 2022 NFC/AFC Playoff predictions to let you know where the best bet is Money Podcast teaches casual and new sport bettors fans about different types of bets from straight, teasers, super teasers, parlays, and round robins. Even though well versed in sports betting always bet at your own risk as the guys are not professional gamblers. If you're looking to get some free bets and learn about sports betting. MoneyPot Podcast will ensure that you will understand Sports Betting 101
NFL Training Camps are underway and the Philadelphia Eagles have begun practices as they prepare for the 2022 NFL Season. The BOAF crew will dive into a plethora of topics, starting with training camp itself. Is it meaningless when you look at the grand scope of things? Or is there substantial importance to it? Which players on the Eagles need to stand out the most over the next few weeks? Are there any bubble players who can truly make an impact thisupcoming season? And does Howie Roseman have one more trade up his sleeve before the season begins?In the 2nd half of the show, the BOAF crew will transition the conversation to the league as a whole and talk about the biggest storylines around the NFL heading into training camp. We saw several big-name players find new homesthis offseason. Which ones will have standout or bounce-back seasons? Which positional battles should we be keeping an eye on the most? Finally, to finish off the show, the guys go “No Huddle” and pull out all the stops as they discuss several quick and rapid topics from the world of sports and beyond
The Philadelphia Eagles have reported to Training Camp.. Jalen Hurts is in the spotlight as both the media andthe fans all speculate what Hurts involvement in pre season games will be, as well as how he will perform during the regular NFL regular season. We start tonight wondering if Hurts will play 2 quarters or will he get more time on the field? How do we feel if he spends more than the 1st half on the field? Will it be an accurate glimpse into the performance we can expect as the season kicks off? The Media specifically had a field day following the Eagles' first practice yesterday taking every move made as the best thing to ever happen to football. A basic pass and catch turns into “Boy does that player look great” Fans have followed suit and have taken to social media to voice their opinions on this current group of rookies and even our veteran players. Is it too early to tell who will stand out amongst this group? We look to sift through the debris and focus on key positions and players that we think are going to turn the tide for this football team. Only game film will separate the wheat from the chaff. Nothing of substance will be revealed untilthe Eagles travel to Miami to face off with the Dolphins Camp
As the NHL off-season falls into a slowdown, the boys of the Hockey Happy Hour give you their dream fights between some of their favorite Goons, Enforcers, Fighters, etc. Then cast their votes on who would win the battle. Greats such as Donald Brashear, Bob Probert, Tie Domi, Gino Odjick and plenty more enter the arena, but only one walks out. Plus the boys dive into any recent acquisitions or trades made by the Philadelphia Flyers along with the rest of the NHL in Around the league. Then go close out the show, there's excitement tobe found in the Shootout segment where our panel takes aim at some rapid fire topics
The Philadelphia Phillies have been sitting in 3rd place of the NL East for what feels like the entire season, and haverecently slipped out of the NL Wild Card spot for the MLB Playoffs. Do the Phillies have a chance at seeing some Postseason action? They are currently half a game behind the St. Louis Cardinals who got destroyed last night by theToronto Blue Jays. Tonight we will go over what would have to happen over the next few months in order for the Phillies to get back into the Playoff picture and secure a spot playing postseason MLB baseball. The Phillies have found themselves at the beginning of a losing streak following the dismal performance against the Chicago Cubs which resulted in Chicago sweeping the 3 game series. Then last night Kyle Schwarber, Nick Castellanos and company failed to secure the win over the Atlanta Braves losing 6-3. The Philles got their revenge on the defending World Series Champions earlier today with a 7-2 victory thanks to Alec Bohm, Odubel Herrera, Kyle Schwarber and J.T Realmuto setting the Phillies up for an early lead that the Braves were unable to overcome.
The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching as the league's top contenders try to find missing pieces to their championship aspirations while the league's bottom-dwellers look to sell their proven players for treasured assets. The guys will be discussing the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees in particular as the deadline inches closer and closer. As the Philadelphia Phillies play the Atlanta Braves tonight at home, the guys will discuss their disappointing series sweep, as they fell to the dreadful Chicago Cubs 3 games in a row. Will the Phillies be able to turn it around? Will they finally end a 10 year playoff drought? Only time will tell. With NFL training camps quickly approaching this week, the guys will be taking a first hand look at the NFC East teams and what the rosters are looking like for each squad. Are the Philadelphia Eagles set up to take down the New York Giants, Washington Commanders, and the Dallas Cowboys?
Are the Philadelphia 76ers currently a top 3 team in the Eastern Conference? Is a Sixers roster featuring Joel Embiid, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris, PJ Tucker, DeAnthony Melton, Danuel House, Matisse Thybulle, George Niang good enough to go on a serious playoff run in 2022/23? What are your expectations for James Harden? Will he have a “bounce back” season after signing his new deal with the Philadelphia 76ers?
Vince McMahon shocked the wrestling world yesterday when he announced his retirement from the WWE. Amidst all the allegations and scandal surrounding the former chairman and CEO, it is very hard to ignore the last 40 years of entertainment that he has provided us. From the Golden Age, to the Attitude Era, Ruthless Aggression and the PG Era, Vince McMahon led the ship through good times and bad. Tonight we take a look back on some of his biggest success stories and some of his biggest failures. We will also take a look towards the future now that Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan are sharing the CEO duties and Triple H has taken over as EVP of Talent Relations. Where will the WWE go from here? How drastic are the changes going to be? Will we see those changes come as early as SummerSlam? Speaking of SummerSlam, tonight we preview the biggest party of the summer. Will Brock Lesnar dethrone Roman Reigns and take back the WWE Universal Heavyweight Championship? Can the Street Profits finally capture the RAW and Smackdown Tag Team titles from The Usos? Will Jeff Jarrett be the deciding factor? What will happen to Happy Corbin once Pat McAfee gets his hands on him? Can Liv Morgan retain her Smackdown Women's Championship against Ronda Rousey? Then to end the show, our favorite Run-In segment, where we talk about anything and everything that is on our minds. Join in the conversation tonight on In This Very Ring!
To kick off this week's BOAF show, the crew will discuss the rumors of the Philadelphia Eagles' potential interest in trading for Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates. Assuming it doesn't require giving up a 1st round pick, should the Eagles trade for Bates? Is he the missing piece the team needs to go from being a contender for the division to being a contender for the Super Bowl? Are you ok with having to pay Bates a big contract?In the 2nd half of the show, the guys will go outside the box a bit and hold a fictional football character draft! Each ofthem will take turns selecting a QB, RB, WR, Defensive Player, and Head Coach from any movie or TV show. The only stipulation is that the character must be fictional. Once the draft is over, let us know which team is your favoriteand if there are other characters who went undrafted that should have been taken.Finally, to finish off the show, the guys go “No Huddle” and pull out all the stops as they discuss several quick and rapid topics from the world of sports and beyond!
Barry Vagnoni is my guest as he gives us a tour of his Eagles Locker Room! A restaurant-sized man cave that would give Chickie and Pete's a run for its money. Barry is a lifelong Eagles fan that has manifested his passion for the Birds into a brick-and-mortar love letter to those that bleed green! Meanwhile there has been a huge shakeup with the Eagles pre-game show. With the retirement of Ray Diddinger and the announcement of Seth Joyner stepping away, the news of a new Jakib Media pre game show has dropped. The new lineup will be Derrick Gunn, Devan Kay and the 2 big guns Seth Joyner and Mike Missanelli! It will be interesting to see how Missanelli and Seth Joyner agree to disagree as they can both be a bit long winded and Missanelli can be a bit of a “know it all”. Missanelli has certainly earned that right with over 20+ years on the mic but that doesn't mean he knows more than Seth who was actually on the field as an All Pro and Super Bowl champion. It should be interesting to see how these two bounce off each other. If anyone watched the debacle that was the 110m finals with Devon Allen you had to be shaking your head. There were already previous questionable false starts but this one was arguably the worst. You kicked the hometown kid out of the finals when he was the projected favorite?! He didn't even jump the gun! The computer calculated that he couldn't have reacted that fast AFTER THE GUN! That was a travesty and the shameful part is that they will probably change the rule after it has done its damage.
The Philadelphia Phillies, fresh off the All Star Break and sweeping the Miami Marlins, get a few more days off before they kick off the second half of the season with a 3 game series against the Chicago Cubs. Only 8.5 games behind the New York Mets can the Phillies still make a push and become the top dog in the NL East? Given that the very next series for the Phillies is against the Atlanta Braves, some would say that there is a very good chance the Phillies can change the landscape of the National League. In order to do that though the Phillies need to improve the roster. Should they start with finding a center fielder or another pitcher? Which position needs more immediate help? What are some names you would like to see the Phillies go after before the trade deadline? Last night the American League took down the National League with a score of 3-2 in the MLB All Star Game. Giancarlo Stanton hit a two run home run in the 4th only to be followed up immediately by Byron Buxton's solo home run putting the American League in the driver seat and the National League could never catch up. Washington National Juan Soto took home the trophy in this year's Home Run Derby during the All Star Break festivities. Soto has also been in the news lately after rejecting the recent offer made by the Nationals to resign with the team once his contract expires. Where will the Home Run Derby Champion find himself? Also coming out of the Home Run Derby, many Philadelphia Phillies fans think that Kyle Schwarber was robbed in his round against St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols. The MLB has come out and said they stand by the count, but what do you think? With Eagles training camp 6 days away, the guys will discuss their thoughts on the upcoming season and whether they have a legitimate chance at contending in the NFC. The big topic at hand will be whether Jalen Hurts can continue to grow and progress his arm. If this is the case, the Eagles should be in consideration for top seed in the NFC, something that has not happened since their Super Bowl win in 2017-2018.
Is the Philadelphia 76ers 2022/23 roster the “best team” of the Joel Embiid era? Is the Sixers roster featuring Joel Embiid, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris, PJ Tucker, De'Anthony Melton, Danuel House & Mattise Thybulle going enough to push the 76ers further than in recent years.James Harden signs a two-year deal worth $69 million with the Philadelphia 76ers. Harden will make $33M for the 2022/2023 season & has the player option for $35.6M in 2023/2024. He can move right back into free agency & negotiate another new deal next summer.
The Philadelphia sports scene has been an absolute train wreck both recently and historicity but the Philadelphia Flyers seem poised to set a new bar for failure in the upcoming years. A rebuild seems to be well underway and we will break down just how bad it can get for the Flyers in the coming years. We will break down the Flyers off-season and draft and try to figure out what the organization's plan is. We will also take a look at the NHL as a whole. The Philadelphia Phillies finished the first half strong with a sweep of the Marlins in Miami. They currently sit 6 games over 500 and hold a wildcard spot in the NL Playoffs. What does the second half hold for this team? We will also look at the MLB as a whole and check in on the Home Run Derby. The NBA rumors continue to fly. Where will Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Donovan Mitchell end up? We will break down the NBA rumor mill. The NFL is right around the corner. How much stock should we put onto positive/negative reports about Jalen Hurts. We will take an early look at the NFL.
The NFL season is only 54 days away, so it's time to give our early 2022 NFL AFC Predictions and Rankings. We will go through each division and give our best bets for the NFL AFC Conference. Who will make the NFL 2022 Playoffs? What's the odds on the Baltimore Ravens making it to the NFL 2022 Playoffs? Should Lamar Jackson get paid like the best QB in the league and why hasn't he yet ? Who are other surprise teams of the AFC Conference? Who are pretenders? Moss Money and Money Pot break down all the bets from a week of sports. Whether it's UFC or College basketball, the guys try their best to give as much knowledge or reasoning for the best side to put your investment in. Nate "Moss Money" brings a unique vision being a formal Division 1 athlete. Playing at a high level, the guys can give great incite on the thinking behind the bets. The team shows you how to go beyond the numbers and teach people how to follow the money. Teaching about all kinds of bets from straight, teasers, super teasers, parlays, round robin, And As always, bet at your own risk as the guys are not professional gamblers but when you stack the winning percentage, well let's just say the guys do well. If you're looking to get some free bets and learn about sports betting. Moss Money and the team will make sure you can win on your own.
The Philadelphia Phillies enter the MLB All-Star break on a high note as they sweep the Miami Marlins this weekend. The Phillies haven't swept the Marlins, in Miami, since 2010. The Phillies enter the All-Star Break tied with the St Louis Cardinals for the 3rd and final wild card spot, Phillies of course own the tiebreaker over the Cardinals. Will the Phillies make a significant move prior to or at the MLB Trade Deadline? The MLB First-Year Player Draft is Sunday night and the Phillies have the #17 overall pick in the 1st Round.The Phillies have a 12-8 record since Bryce Harper was injured and their pitching staff has a 3.07 era. The Phillies should be major players at the trade deadline. The Phillies will make multiple trades prior to the August 2nd Trade Deadline, do you Agree or Disagree? Join Thomas Arnone, Nick DelGozzo, Brian Wilson, and Greg Milakovic to discuss the plans after the All-Star Break. The Phillies look to add to a lackluster farm system tonight as they will draft with the #17 overall pick in the 1st round of tonight's MLB Draft. The Phillies look to seize the momentum and end their post-season-less streak. Join the discussion!
Is Derrick Gunn's report about Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Jalen Hurts struggling in OTAs legitimate or misleading? Gunn cited that one of his sources explained how Hurts didn't look good during a session back in May and that the team is “not very comfortable right now” with the starting quarterback. However, newly acquired WR AJ Brown shot down those claims as being false and inaccurate. The BOAF crew will discuss the latest rumbling surrounding Hurts and if this is anything we should take note of, or just take it with a grain of salt. How confident are they in Hurts making the necessary strides as a passer in 2022?In the 2nd half of the show, the guys will transition the conversation and talk about who they believe are the best young quarterbacks in the NFL today. Out of all the quarterbacks who are entering their 3rd season or less, whom would they most want to build their team around? Who will have the biggest upcoming season?Finally, to finish off the show, the guys go “No Huddle” and pull out all the stops as they discuss several quick and rapid topics from the world of sports and beyond!
The Philadelphia Flyers signed off on their issues as they signed the controversial Tony DeAngelo. DeAngelo has a track record of disruption, antagonism, and most importantly outright racism, sexism, and homophobia. This is not what you need when trying to rebuild a team's culture. Very similar to when the Philadelphia Eagles signed Mike Vick, the Flyers will have their hands full keeping the fan base under reasonable levels. The first time DeAngelo says something stupid Philly will be going for the jugular!Media Personality Derrick Gunn set off a firestorm on his sports show when he talked about a source telling him about a particularly bad day for Jalen Hurts during OTAs. Many Eagles fans and current Eagles players had quick responses condemning the comments including AJ Brown. Should the comments have been made? Is someone trying to stir the pot and create their narrative? Bryce Harper did enough in the first half of the season to get voted in the MLB All-Star game despite having a broken thumb. Kyle Schwarber's hot bat got him in the HomeRun Derby. The Philadelphia Phillies have cooled off a bit but are still playing above 500 baseballs. As they prepare for the final series before the All-Star break against the Seattle Mariners, what should we expect from this team moving forward?
2022 NBA Re-Draft. If the entire pool of current NBA players were put into a re-draft, what would the league look like? Where would players like Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, LeBron James & Ja Morant be selected in the draft? We will build our own custom starting fives using the entire pool of current NBA players. Who will be chosen to be the face of their franchise?
Chuck Fletcher, General Manager for the Philadelphia Flyers, has apparently been asleep at the wheel this off-season. Over the last several weeks, there have been multiple opportunities to improve this NHL franchise's roster, and Fletcher and his front office staff have consistently dropped the ball. Johnny Gaudreau, arguably the hottest free agent available right now, wanted to come to Philadelphia. He opted not to resign with the Calgary Flames and wanted to make the city of brotherly love his new home. Fletcher in his infinite wisdom said that they were not in on Gaudreau and that they were done with the Free Agency market. He cited cap space as why they did not attempt to get the Left Wing from New Jersey. Instead, the Philadelphia Flyers re-sign Justine Braun and pick up Nic Deslauriers. Could the Flyers have made it work with Johnny Hockey? Could they have found the space to fit him on the payroll? Recently the Philadelphia Phillies have lost three of their last five games. With 4 players (JT Realmuto, Alec Bohm, Aaron Nola, and Kyle Gibson) not participating in this current series against the Toronto Blue Jays, how will this affect the team's momentum as they get ready for the white-hot Seattle Mariners right before next week's All-Star break? The Toronto Blue Jays, after defeating the Phillies last night 4-3, woke up this morning and fired their current manager Charlie Montoyo and have put John Schneider in as the interim manager for the remainder of the season. How will that affect the team's morale as they are fighting to stay alive in the AL East?
NHL Free Agency is upon us and the question on everyone's mind is will Johnny Gaudreau resign with the Calgary Flames or will he become a Philadelphia Flyer? Tonight, we look into what the future holds for the All Star Left Wing.What happens if the Flyers are unable to secure Gaudreau? Would they possibly look at another Flame in Matthew Tkachuk, who Calgary is also looking to ink to a long-term contract? Or will the Flyers turn their attention towards their Keystone State rivals and steal Evgeni Malkin from the Pittsburgh Penguins? It's become clear, if the Pens are going to bring Malkin back, it will be on their terms, not his. The club prioritized re-signing Kris Letang and got that done by signing the defenseman to a six-year, $36.6 million contract ($6.1 million AAV). Also on the show, we'll predict if Patrice Bergeron will take one last ride with the Boston Bruins or call it a career. Will David Krejci return to both the NHL and Bruins? Also, with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres all in the market for a No. 1 goalie, where will UFA netminders Darcy Kuemper (fresh off a Stanley Cup win), Jack Campbell, Braden Holtby, Jaroslav Halak, Thomas Greiss and Martin Jones land? Matt Murray, was on the table but late Monday evening, the Toronto Maple Leafs picked him up along with a 2023 3rd round draft pick & a 7th round pick in 2024 for future considerations. The New York Rangers now need a backup to Vezina-winning goalie Igor Shesterkin after trading Alexandar Georgiev to the Colorado Avalanche. But a more pressing issue will be signing a second-line center with both Ryan Strome and Andrew Copp becoming unrestricted free agents. The Stanley Cup champs have a busy offseason in store with many FAs, and Nazem Kadri tops the list. Ondrej Palat could be one of the steals of this free-agent class if the Tampa Bay Lightning can't sign the forward. And John Klingberg could be on the move, as well! Will old friend Claude Giroux move back home and sign with the Ottawa Senators now that they have acquired Alex DeBrincat? Answers to these questions and more plus a review of the 2022 NHL Draft, and don't forget the Shootout, where the boys hit on rapid-fire topics to close us out!
The Philadelphia Phillies are gaining ground in the standings despite not having Bryce Harper. As the trade deadline approaches does the team need another starting pitcher, or do they need help out in center field? The Phillies have one last game against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight, can they bounce back following their 4-3 loss yesterday? The All Star break is two weeks away, and the Phillies are sitting comfortably in 3rd place in the NL East and holding onto the National League Wild Card spot. Do they have a chance to move up in the NL East? The Philadelphia 76ers also continue to improve in the off-season as they add Michael Foster Jr to their Summer League roster.. Is Daryl Morey done making deals or is a Tobias Harris trade eminent? What are some other changes we would like to see? Is there anyone that can be paired with a recently signed James Harden and a hungry Joel Embiid? We also look at the landscape of the NBA and the Eastern Conference.
A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far Far Away… the Star Wars sequel everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived! It's the return of A2D Radio's Star Wars Special!We start off with an in-depth discussion of Obi-Wan Kenobi's first season. The series was full of memorable moments that the panel will surely want to give their thoughts on. Did the series live up to the expectations? Where does it rank in comparison to other Star Wars content on Disney+?Next, they'll pick up where they left off with the first Star Wars Special show and dive into the sequel trilogy. The whole trilogy isn't without its share of criticisms and praises, especially when it comes to Episodes 8 & 9. What did the trilogy get right? And more importantly, what did the trilogy get wrong? The panel will transition into a conversation of the future of Star Wars. There are a ton of highly-anticipated projects coming up within the next several years, from films, to shows, and even video games. Which ones are we excited for the most? What is on our wishlist of what we'd love to see Disney do with the franchise?Finally, the panel gives their “What ifs” when it comes to Star Wars. What would they have done differently? What do they wish was different? What do they wish they could completely erase from history?
Since the Philadelphia Phillies named Rob Thomson interim manager, The Phillies have a 24-11 record and back in the National League wild card race. The Phillies offense has also improved under Thompson and the bullpen has reversed the trend of blowing leads. Is it time for the Phillies to make Rob Thomson the PERMANENT manager?The Philadelphia 76ers offseason continues as GM Daryl Morey is finalizing a new, two-year contract with James Harden that will save the Sixers plenty of cap space. We look in the potential impact of the possible and what that means for the team going forward.Finally, the guys will name their crumbs of the week as they always do. Join the discussion LIVE!!!
Who are the most underrated and overrated Philadelphia Eagles players, both current and all-time? Is Jeremy Maclin the most underrated WR in Eagles history? Is Sheldon Brown the most underrated CB in Eagles history? How about overrated? Which players on the current team do you believe deserve more recognition, and which ones get too much?In the 2nd half of the show, the guys will turn the conversation to the whole league. Who are some of the most underrated and overrated players in NFL history and currently?Finally, to finish off the show, the guys go “No Huddle” and pull out all the stops as they discuss several quick and rapid topics from the world of sports and beyond!
Bryce Harper has three pins in his left thumb, a cast on his left hand and an unyielding belief that he will return from injury this season to try to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their first playoff appearance in 11 years. Since Bryce Harper went down with a broken thumb on June 25, J.T Realmuto is hitting .320/.379/.680 with a 182 wRC+. He has driven in seven runs in seven games. If you were wondering about the calendar's impact on Kyle Schwarber, well, it looks like he's just fine. After an absurd June in which “June Schwarber” was named NL Player of the Month, he began July by going just 2-for-13 with no extra-base hits. On Tuesday night, he took care of the temporary power outage right away by swatting his third leadoff homer of the season, a 412-foot shot that came off his bat at 108.3 mph The Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers have agreed to a trade that sends Baker Mayfield to Carolina in exchange for a 2024 conditional fifth-round pick (which can become a fourth-round selection), NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday. The deal is pending a physical. Carolina later announced the acquisition. Former Denver Broncos great Demaryius Thomas, who died last December at 33, less than six months after he announced his retirement from professional football, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a July 5 announcement from the Concussion Legacy Foundation and the Boston University CTE Center. Researchers who examined Thomas's brain, which was donated by his family, diagnosed him with stage 2 CTE.
With the Stanley Cup awarded it is now time for the NHL Entry Draft, the moment where speculation runs rampant and expectations soar extremely high for young unproven prospects. Tonight the boys of the Hockey Happy Hour Matt, Brian, Rob & Brad take you through the cream of the crop such as Shane Wright, Juri Kulich, Liam Ohgren, Brendan Cooley and plenty more young talented players looking to make their impact in the NHL in the near future. Plus the boys give you a glimpse into whom the Philadelphia Flyers could pick up in this year's draft with one of the top 5 picks. Will the Orange and Black make up for the mistakes of the past such as Nolan Patrick?1 Also don't forget the big news stories from around the league and the boys take aim in the shootout.
Will newly acquired WR AJ Brown have the best statistical season out of any Philadelphia Eagles WR in 2022? He's already established as one of the best receivers in the game and has been training with QB Jalen Hurts this offseason. Will all that help him have yet another stellar year? Or will second-year wideout DeVonta Smith, who flashed immense playmaking ability in 2021, emerge as the top receiving option in the Eagles offense?In the 2nd half of the show, the BOAF crew will have some fun and draft their All-Time Philadelphia Eagles players! Each host will take turns selecting a QB, RB, WR, and Defensive Player consisting of any player who has played for the organization at any point. Which player will be taken first: Reggie White, Brian Dawkins, Donovan McNabb, or someone else?Finally, to finish off the show, the guys go “No Huddle” and pull out all the stops as they discuss several quick and rapid topics from the world of sports and beyond!
The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to pick up the slack after the Bryce Harper injury. Clearly the best player in Philly and arguably one of the best in baseball offers mighty big shoes to fill in Philadelphia. Also, Harper needs elbow surgery too?! There are some moves that the Phillies can make to bolster the lineups defensively but you MUST be able to reproduce Harper's bat production! The Phillies are far from “Done” but their path to the playoffs just got extremely more difficult. What is the time table for Harper's return? Could we see him back before the playoffs? Without Harper does this team even make the playoffs?The Philadelphia 76ers trade target and Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon has also participated in some of those Houston-area workouts. Sources have said Sixers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey continues to pursue Gordon after failing to acquire him via a three-team trade on draft night. PJ Tucker LOOKS like he will be a Sixer by the end of the weekend and now we're hearing Kyrie Irving is possible?! Tonight we take a look at all the rumors surrounding a trade involving the Philadelphia 76ers. Also on the show tonight, we take a look at the Philadelphia Stars' chances of winning the USFL Championship as they prepare to face the Birmingham Stallions this Sunday. What would this mean that this Philadelphia Team can win the inaugural championship for the USFL? Should Howie be looking at some of these players? We will also take a broad look around the wide world of sports and some of the hottest stories circulating today.
Sixers 2022 NBA Free Agency targets, rumors & news. James Harden opts-out of his $47.3M option & keeps real the possibility of negotiating a new deal that would deliver the Sixers roster-building flexibility in free agency – including use of the full $10.5M exception. The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to sign PJ Tucker to a 3-year, $30 million deal. He would join Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris & former Rockets teammate, James Harden. Who should Daryl Morey & the Sixers target this offseason & try to sign in NBA Free Agency? Where will some of the most notable NBA names sign this Summer?
The dust has settled and the Colorado Avalanche are the last ones standing holding the Stanley Cup. Now it's time to look back at the journey of the new champions of the NHL. Plus it's also time to look at the playoffs as a whole picking some of the top moments of this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs, from the First Round to the Finals Matt, Rob and Brian discuss their top moments from the playoffs and the Avalanche dethroning the Tampa Bay Lightning.
We will be joined by MMA Fighter Professional Welterweight Timmy Tyler who is coming off a 1st round TKO victory over JJ Stephenson at TWC 101 Hostile Takeover. Tyler is slated to return to action on August 12th in Camden, New Jersey. Can he keep this momentum alive and earn himself another victory? Who does he have his sights set on after this fight? What is his dream fight?
Instead of selecting from the available player pool, the Philadelphia 76ers elected to trade the 23rd pick in the draft and veteran Danny Green to the Memphis Grizzlies for bench guard De'Anthony Melton. Melton should fit in nicely on a team that desperately needs depth. How does this trade benefit the 76ers? Where does this new roster put them amongst the Eastern Conference Power Rankings?
What's does your perfect Sixers offseason plan look like? As we approach 2022 NBA Free Agency on Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers are expected to sign PJ Tucker to a 3-year, $30 million deal. He would join Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris & former Rockets teammate, James Harden. Who should Daryl Morey & the Sixers target this offseason & try to sign in NBA Free Agency? Where will some of the most notable NBA names sign this Summer & what will happen with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving & the Brooklyn Nets?
The Philadelphia Phillies are completing a road trip by taking on the San Diego Padres Sunday afternoon. The Philadelphia Sixers traded Danny Green and the #23 pick in the 2022 First round of the NBA Draft to the Memphis Grizzlies for De'Anthony Melton Thursday night. The Phillies are on the hunt for another victory which would take the series win after dropping two games in Texas to the Texas Rangers. Last night, Blake Snell threw a 2-2 pitch to Bryce Harper in the top of the 4th inning that went hard high and inside hitting and fracturing the left thumb of Harper. Bryce Harper has been placed on the 10 day IL and Mickey Moniak has been recalled from Lehigh Valley to take Bryce's roster spot. Bryce is out indefinitely for now until more tests can be run to determine the fracture. After Bryce exited the game the offense came to life as JT Realmuto hit a solo HR and the Phillies offense rallied to win the game 4-2. Join Thomas Arnone, Nick DelGozzo, Brian Wilson, and Greg Milakovic as they discuss the series with the Padres as well as the Harper injury. The Phillies will make the playoffs despite Bryce Harper missing significant time, do you Agree or Disagree with that statement. Join the discussion and let the guys know! Can the current roster compiled of three guys making over $100 million dollars carry the load while Harper is out? The guys will also discuss who on the current team needs to step up to fill the Harper void as well as any names in the trade market to target. The panel will quickly discuss the aftermath of the NBA Draft and what the trade for Melton means for the Sixers next year. Finally, the guys will end the show with their Crumbs of the Week as they always do.
AEW clashes with NJPW tomorrow night at Forbidden Door! Stars from both promotions go head to head for championships, advantages and just bragging rights. The Factory (QT Marshal and Aaron Solo) takes on Chaos (Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi) in tag team action. Also in tag team action Swerve In Our Glory (Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee) takes on NJPW's Suzuki-gun (El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru). Le Sex Gods (Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara) team with Minoru Suzuki with hopes to gain the advantage at Blood and Guts next week over Eddie Kingston, Wheeler Yuta and Shota Umino. The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship is on the line when Will Ospreay defends against “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy. One team will walk away with the ROH World Tag Team Championship and the IWGP Tag Team Championship in a Three-Way Winner Take All tag team match between ROH Champions FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler), IWGP Champions United Empire (Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb) vs Roppongi Vice (Trent Beretta and Rocky Romero). The inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Champion will be decided when Pac, Miro, Malaki Black or Clark Connors clash in a Four Way Match. Thunder Rosa defends her AEW Women's World Championship against Toni Storm. Zach Sabre Jr was supposed to face Bryan Danielson but now with Danielson out of action…who will Zach Sabre Jr end up facing? The Young Bucks are back in the Bullet Club for one night only when they team with El Phantasmo and Hikuleo to take on Dudes with Attitudes (Darby Allin, Sting, Shingo Takagi, and Hiromu Takahashi). The IWGP World Heavyweight Championship is on the line when Champion Jay White defends against Kazuchika Okada, “Hangman” Adam Page, and Adam Cole. Following CM Punk's announcement earlier this month that he would be out of action for Forbidden Door, AEW looks to name an interim AEW World Champion…will it be Jon Moxley or NJPW's Hiroshi Tanahashi? We also have a ton more to talk about from this week in wrestling including an early look at WWE's Money In The Bank Premium Live Event next week. Then to end the show, our favorite Run-In segment, where we talk about anything and everything that is on our minds. Join in the conversation tonight on In This Very Ring!
The NBA Draft is in the books and the Philadelphia 76ers with the 23rd pick in the draft selected David Roddy, a forward from Colorado State. However, Roddy wouldn't stay a 76er for long, along with Danny Green he would find himself being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for one of their best reserve guards in De'Anthony Melton. Was this a smart move by the 76ers? Where does this move stack up against moves made by other NBA teams? We will break down the winners and losers from the draft and give some early predictions as to who has set themselves up for success? What team came out of the draft as the new dominant force in the NBA? Tonight the Philadelphia Phillies seek revenge against the San Diego Padres following their heartbreaking 1-0 defeat last night. Can Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos, and Kyle Schwarber lead this team back to success? Considering all 3 of these men had 4 at-bats last night and Schwarber was the only one to make it on base, one has to wonder what needs to happen to get these bats to come alive? Joining the Weekly Round-Up tonight is MMA Bantamweight fighter, Nick Gerhard. Gebhard is coming off a victory over Jason Quezada back in May at Maverick MMA 19. We will discuss what is next for the 6th-ranked active Pennsylvania Amateur Flyweights and who he has his eyes set on. All of this and so much more with Steve, Daniel, and Zach tonight on the Weekly Round-Up!
Will Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders have a breakout season in 2022? Do you believe he'll finally stay healthy, put up the type of numbers that we've always expected of him, and earn a contract extension with the team? Or will this be his final season with the Eagles? If healthy, how good can he be? And how about the rest of the RB corps? If Sanders' days in Philadelphia are numbered, are Kenneth Gainwell and Kennedy Brooks the future? The Birds Of A Feather takes a glimpse into the future of Miles Sanders NFL career.
Donovan McNabb went to the NFL Pro Bowl 6 times, Super Bowl XXXIX, and was enshrined in the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame, is he now bound for the NFL Hall of Fame? With the most recent news that Dick Vermeil will be enshrined in Canton as a Philadelphia Eagle, many are wondering when Number 5 will be inducted, or if he even will. We explore McNabb's chances at getting into the Hall of Fame as well as take a look back at Vermeil's career as he gets ready to be enshrined forever amongst the greats of this sport. We also break down the recent news regarding the Eagles, the NFL, and the world of sports.
Tampa started to show signs of life in game 3 last night with a 6-2 victory over the Avalanche earning them their first win of the series. Is this the start of Tampa's comeback? When they battled the Rangers, they dropped the first two games and managed to win the series. Can they do it again here against the Avalanche?We also react to the Flyers hiring John Tortorella as the 23rd head coach in Flyers history.
The Sixers have numerous trade targets in a deal involving Tobias Harris this offseason. The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly looking for destinations & trade scenarios for Harris, Matisse Thybulle, Danny Green, Furkan Korkmaz & their 2022 first-round pick in the NBA Draft. Names like Bradley Beal, John Collins, Harrison Barnes, OG Anunoby & Tim Hardaway Jr. have been mentioned in recent trade rumors with Daryl Morey & the Sixers.What will the Philadelphia 76ers do on draft night. Will they make the selection at number 23, or will they trade the pick to get a more impactful player? What would a Tobias Harris trade look like & should they even move on from him this summer?
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in 6 games to capture their 4th NBA Championship in 8 years. Are they the next dynasty? Where does Steph Curry rank all time? The Philadelphia 76ers enter a pivotal off-season as they continue their process in hopes of one day advancing past the second round of the playoffs. We will assess the James Harden contract situation and declare if this team needs another star? We will also look at possibilities with the 23rd pick in the draft. The Colorado Avalanche took a commanding 2-0 series lead with a 7-0 game 2 victory over the two time defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning will look to defend their home ice in game 3, can they stop the Avalanche before it overtakes them? Or will the Avalanche be able to ride the lighting to the promised land?
The Philadelphia Phillies lost their 5 game winning streak Sunday afternoon, however did win another series consecutively against the Washington Nationals. Starter Zach Eflin left after the 2nd inning due to a right knee bruise which unfortunately for the Phillies left the game in the hands of the bullpen. The Phillies swept a double header on Friday and won 4 out of the 5 games against the Nationals this week. The Philadelphia Phillies have now won 5 consecutive series' and have been one of the hottest teams in MLB since June 1st. The NBA Draft takes place on Thursday. Currently, the Philadelphia 76ers have the 23rd overall pick in the 1st Round.