New Look Sixers Open vs New Look Wizards

Josh Philo

Less than three months after LeBron, AD and the Lakers won the NBA championship in the wildest season ever—the 2020-2021 NBA season is upon us and the landscape looks nothing like last year. With teams shuffling marquee names left and right, the NBA will look very different this year—especially in […]

Harden to Philly? Please, no!!

Josh Philo

Is Daryl Morey really going to trade Ben Simmons for James Harden? Trade Simmons?!? After all the tank ball and “Trusting the process” Daryl Morey is just going to up and trade one of the few unicorns in the league for a guy who WILL NOT pass the ball. Ever.  […]

It Hurts so bad.

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The time has come in Philadelphia Fans have been clamoring for it. Media gasbags have been pontificating about it. And I have been dreading the reality of it— I Jalen Hurts, the 2nd round pick, is now the starting quarterback for the Eagles. His reward for “answering the call?” A […]

Don’t start Jalen Hurts. Please.

Josh Philo

Week 13 is here and the Eags are…breaking my heart! In a division that bodes a 36% win percentage (which is good for a TIE for 1st, by the way) the Eagles find themselves in the bottom half. I was holding onto hope that the football gods would shine down […]

The Sixers—a squad that is a-changin’!

Josh Philo

It seems too early to be saying this but: The Philadelphia 76ers are re-tooling their organization from the top on down. After years and years of tanking turmoil and “trusting the process” which yielded marginal results and a HUGE draft miss #JasonTatum. Scapegoats have been made and firings have happened. […]

Eagles vs. Seahawks Week 12: Eag Bowl 2.0

Josh Philo

Ladies and Gents, It’s time once again for another edition of “Eag Bowl”  and I couldn’t be more terrified. Philly hosts Seattle on Monday Night Football—a game that will feature the best and worst play at the quarterback position. On one end of the spectrum we have Russell Wilson, who […]

Eagles vs Browns Week 11

Josh Philo

Something is wrong in Philadelphia. No, not the vote count—-the team is not clicking and they need to right the ship. How? A shake up at quarterback ? Hand the play calls over to Deuce—or let Carson call his own plays?? The Eags need a spark!! How do you lose […]

Eags Dominating the Bye Week

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The 2020 NFL season has officially hit the halfway point as week 9 begins with a Packers/Niners matchup, reminiscent of the late 90s battles with Terrell Owens and Steve Young taking on Brett Favre on the sloppy, muddy turf of Candlestick Park…oh memories… But that’s not why we’re here!! The […]

Don’t you, forget about the Warriors

Josh Philo

The Golden State Warriors are still really good, y’all. Sorry to rain on the Lakers’ parade and all of that but…the Warriors are going to be a force in 2021.  Despite Kevin Durant heading east to Brooklyn to team up with Kyrie Irving *I’m cautiously optimistic about that pairing…frankly any […]

Jon Lester: A Great Man of the People

Josh Philo

A few Chicagoans are still nursing a hangover from the night on the town courtesy of Jon Lester. Lester bought 3,466 beers at a Chicago bar as a thank you to the city after the Cubs declined Laster’s fifth year option on his contract which effectively ends Lester’s time in […]

It’s Dallas week!!

Josh Philo

There aren’t many words in the English language more sweet than: “Dallas week.” Sunday night Football has a doozie this week as the cream of the NFC East crop (LoL) show their wares for the whole world to see. A division lead is on the line in this game—as well […]

LaMelo Ball: Puma spokesman… seriously.

Josh Philo

LaMelo Ball and Puma have signed a deal worth “$100,000,000” and I can’t accept that number as truth. Not when Zion Williamson is out here signing $75,000,000 deals. Zion is a far better player and a bigger draw. Puma’s brass has declined reports that say 100 million. Though he did […]

Eagles’ road to 6-9-1 continues Sunday

Josh Philo

It’s Eag Bowl week!! The Eags + The Ravens (aka Purp Eags) =‘Eag Bowl.’ Games like this do not occur all-too often. Stars have to align. Sacrifices must be made. Schedulers must….schedule.  I’m hyped. No doubt about it. I’m hyped despite the early struggles of Philly—everybody hurt, Wentz’ lack of […]

Dear Eags: win this one, too.

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“…And now—it’s your first place Philadelphia Eagles!!!”  Ha! Yea—that’s right. The Eags—after winning their first game of the season (in week FOUR!) find themselves atop the NFC East with a ½ game lead over ’Dem Boyz. Hey, it’s not much— But I’ll take it! We all will take it. Can […]

Ok, Eags—start winning please.

Josh Philo

The hapless Eags schlepp themselves clear across the country to take on the defending NFC Champion (though, you’d never know it by looking at them these days, but…) 49ers and are STILL searching for their first win of the 2020 season. Yes, STILL winless are the Eags. STILL after Dougie […]

Eagles vs Bengals Week 3 NFL Preview

Josh Philo

I’ve been gone for a minute, now I’m back, it’s an  Eags preview!!! What is going on Cruel Fan faithful? I am so sorry it has taken me this long to jump back into the saddle. So—Lets not waste anymore time!! The Eagles host the Bengals today at Lincoln Financial […]

LeVeon fitting in?

Josh Philo

It was just a year ago that fantasy owners were clambering, hoping, dreaming that they would land the #1 pick in their fantasy drafts, thus winning the right to pick the most explosive, offensively volatile running back in the National Football League. Le’Veon Bell was that man–then he let all […]

Here’s how you save MLB: More fights!

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In light of the most recent bench-clearing brawl between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates, I got to thinking (scary, I know.) Maybe this is what major league baseball needs more of? More fights! That might bring in the younger demographic who think baseball is a game that is […]

Mr. 3000? Julio Jones’ BOLD Season Prediction

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“Contract Year” is the phrase that makes fantasy owners salivate, especially when the player who is in line for a new contract is Atlanta wide receiver Juilo Jones. Adding more sweetness to this sundae, Julio Jones, who isn’t the most brag-a-docious player in the NFL, said in a recent interview […]

Michael Thomas is about to get PAID

Josh Philo

Michael Thomas is getting closer to a deal with the New Orleans Saints that will make Thomas the highest paid wide receiver in the National Football League. The talks have ramped up in intensity and ferver as the July 25th deadline approaches and training camp opens. Thomas and the Saints […]

Full Swing – MLB Opening Day

Josh Philo

Baseball throttled back into our lives yesterday with a full-on fire Sale as the defending champion Red Sox started their 11-game road trip in Seattle to take on the Cano-less Mariners. Things didn’t go well for the Sox. You see kids, when the skipper hands you the ball on opening […]