Quite A Week in Philly Sports

16 Aug

The Phillies were off last night but it has been an interesting week in the world of Philly sports.

The Eagles played their second pre-season game yesterday and new Head Coach Chip Kelly continues to keep things interesting by not officially naming his starting quarterback.  But if a picture is worth a thousand words, it looks like Nick Foles might find himself on the outside looking in.

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HEY COACH, MIKE…WAIT UP!!!

But the big story of the week  is that 76‘ers owner Josh Harris made another little purchase the other day.  He bought a hockey team.  And this was not just any old hockey team.  Harris and business partner David Blitzer bought the New Jersey Devils, one of the Philadelphia Flyer’s most hated rivals.

WHAT THE PUCK?!?

WHAT THE PUCK?!?

That’s right.  Maybe that explains why the 76ers were without a head coach for 117 days.   Hmmmmm, nice way to save a little cash for the big deal?

YOU TALKIN' ABOUT MALPRACTICE??

YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT MALPRACTICE??

Calm down AI.  Believe it or not, there is nothing wrong with an ownership group owning teams in different cities.  After all, the Sixers and Flyers don’t directly compete with each other, right?

And Harris immediately dispelled any rumors that he might consider moving the Sixers to Newark. After all, he does have a lease at the Wells Fargo Center with Comcast Spectacor, where he is a tenant of Ed Snider who also owns those Philadelphia Flyers. You remember Ed.

But still, this is Philadelphia.  I mean how would we like it if Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie decided to buy the New York Mets?  Not sure that would go over too well with Phillies fans.

So you can just imagine what might happen if the Flyers and the Devils play each other in the playoffs next year or even for the Stanley Cup.  Harris who certainly has an Owners Box in the Wells Fargo Center for Sixers games would have to cross the ice and be in enemy territory to sit opposite Ed Snider.

YOUR OWNER'S A SIXERS FAN!  TAKE THAT YOU RED DEVIL.

YOUR OWNER’S A SIXERS FAN! TAKE THAT YOU RED DEVIL.

Talk about something that would take our minds off of  baseball.

Happy Friday everyone!

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