Philadelphia Soul Hand Orlando Predators their First Loss

Philadelphia Soul Hand Orlando Predators their First Loss

Things got a little interesting more than Head Coach Clint Dolezel would have liked as time wound down in the fourth quarter on Saturday night, but the Philadelphia Soul (7-1) were able to hang onto to hand the Orlando Predators (7-1) their first loss of the 2016 season and draw even with their American Conference rivals atop the standings. The Soul appeared to be cruising to their seventh win of the season heading into the final quarter of play at the Wells Fargo Center with a 55-27 lead, but a…

Coming Off Huge Win, Philadelphia Soul Look to Tame Orlando Predators

Coming Off Huge Win, Philadelphia Soul Look to Tame Orlando Predators

The Philadelphia Soul have accomplished a lot in their 11 years of existence here in the City of Brotherly Love—winning the city’s first sports title (albeit a non-major one) since the early 1980s, becoming the winningest team since 2004, playing in multiple Arena Bowl Championships in the last handful of years, etc. But this past weekend they were able to (finally!!!) cross something off of their to-do list as a franchise: beating the Arizona Rattlers. It took seven tries over the course of those 11 years, but the Soul were…

Philadelphia 76ers Become First NBA Team to Announce Jersey Sponsorship Deal

Philadelphia 76ers Become First NBA Team to Announce Jersey Sponsorship Deal

I’m really on the fence with how I feel about this, but let’s get the reporting out of the way: A few short weeks after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the Association would begin allowing teams to sell advertising space on their jerseys (a la, any major soccer club you look at around the world or those teams in the WNBA here at home), the Philadelphia 76ers pushed out a statement on Monday morning to let the world know that they’re the first team to move forward and act…

Philadelphia Soul Offense Struggles through Blowout Win over Tampa Bay Storm

Philadelphia Soul Offense Struggles through Blowout Win over Tampa Bay Storm

The final score might not show it, but the Philadelphia Soul’s 47-17 blowout win over the visiting Tampa Bay Storm at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night was a real struggle—at least for the offense. The win moved the Soul to 5-1 (1-1 in the American Conference) on the season and kept them a game behind the American Conference-leading Orlando Predators (6-0). And while it was an important one (they all are aren’t they?) it’s one that the team really wants to put behind it and forget about. Those…

Mike Tirico is Leaving ESPN

Mike Tirico is Leaving ESPN

Hey now! Monday evenings this fall and winter are going to have a new look and feel to them, in regards to the play-by-play calls on the network of the Worldwide Leader in Sports. That’s because it was announced today, by ESPN, that Mike Tirico, who has been with the network for 25 years, is leaving, and not because he was forced out. Rather, Tirico—who’s made his voice heard on many a football, basketball, and various college sports broadcasts—will be joining the National Broadcasting Company’s NBC Sports outlet this fall….

Jimmy Fallon Used Puppies to Predict the 2016 Kentucky Derby

Jimmy Fallon Used Puppies to Predict the 2016 Kentucky Derby

People use all kinds of methods to predict how certain events will go down—particularly sports. If you’ll remember back to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Paul the Octopus—God rest his soul (octopi have souls, right?)—was something of a legend, correctly predicting Spain would beat the Netherlands in the global tournament’s final. Perhaps the most notable sporting event to entice millions of Americans to test their luck and prediction methods is the NCAA’s Men’s College Basketball Tournament. March Madness predictees have all kinds of ways in which they fill out their brackets,…

I Finally Figured Out Who Phillies Pitcher Aaron Nola Looks Like

I Finally Figured Out Who Phillies Pitcher Aaron Nola Looks Like

It’s been bugging me for a while now, but as I sat here tonight watching the Phillies take on the St. Louis Cardinals in the second game of their series, I figured it out. Aaron Nola, the Phils young ace, took the mound to square off against another young ace, Michael Wacha, and while he was out there doing his thing—pitching seven strong innings of 2-hit ball and giving up no runs and striking out seven—I was able to get a good look at the guy, and then it dawned…

On This Day: Phillies Fans React to Osama bin Laden’s Death

On This Day: Phillies Fans React to Osama bin Laden’s Death

It’s one of those moments where you’ll look back and never forget where you were when you heard the news. And for the 40-some thousand individuals gathered in South Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies battled the New York Mets, not only will they never forget where they were, but they’ll be a footnote to the story for years to come for the way they reacted while on national television. Me? I was sitting in my apartment just outside of Washington, DC, watching this game. That game, which…

Here’s Your First Look at Carson Wentz in Midnight Green

Here’s Your First Look at Carson Wentz in Midnight Green

Yo, Philly. As the final day of the NFL Draft got under way, the Philadelphia Eagles took to social media to share a photo of the guy they picked two days ago. (God, this draft thing is strung out way too long.) First thing that stands out: the lack of sleeves hanging off of dude’s shoulders. As they say, “Mo sleeves, mo problems.” Then there’s this: his red hair. Wentz joins an interesting list of Eagles QBs to don the carrot top, if you will, including Sonny Jurgensen and the…

Media are in a Tizzy Over How to Cover this Laremy Tunsil Situation

Media are in a Tizzy Over How to Cover this Laremy Tunsil Situation

For all of the drama and build up that goes into each pick and the trades and everything else that happens during the first round of the NFL Draft, it was something that didn’t happen that grabbed everyone’s attention on Thursday evening. Former Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil, who was projected to be at worst a top-5 pick in the first round, went into complete free fall—he came off the board at 13 when all was said and done—after a video surfaced online of him taking a huge hit from a…