Philly Sports: Quick Scoops

5 01 2010

EAGLES:  A few days back I told you to keep an eye on TCU’s Jerry Hughes as a potential draft selection of the Philadelphia Eagles.  In last night’s Fiesta Bowl, Hughes went without a sack but did apply constant pressure on Boise State’s quarterback Kellen Moore.  Hughes forced a fumble in the game and deflected a pass from Moore.  We’ve got a long way to go until the combine and draft, but Hughes name will likely be in play for the Philadelphia Eagles, who will draft towards the bottom of round 1 (maybe not too far to the bottom considering last week’s performance).

PHILLIES:  According to’s Todd Zolecki the Phils have extended a minor league offer to relief pitcher Scott Eyre.  In other news, the team has agreed to a contract with Danny Baez pending a physical.  Baez has the highest ground ball to fly ball ration of all available relievers and thus should be a good fit for Citizen’s Bank Park.

76ers:  The team finished up a 5 game West Coast road trip with a victory over the Denver Nuggets.  The team went 3-2 on the swing and may be turning the corner now that Lou Williams and Mareerse Speights are healthy and the players’s roles are becoming more clearly defined in new head coach Eddie Jordan’s system.  Elton Brand continues to impress as the most overpaid 6th man in the NBA.


Sixers Just 3.5 Games Back In Playoff Race

29 12 2009

by Michael DeLuca

It may be an odd headline and, sure, we’re only a little over a third of the way through the NBA season but something grabbed me after viewing the standings this morning following the team’s Monday night comeback victory over the Portland Trailblazers.  The Philadelphia 76ers, despite their woeful start, are still very much alive in the Eastern Conference.  To begin, more than 50% of the teams in the league make the post season.  In addition, the Eastern Conference is top heavy, with the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, and Atlanta Hawks all playing .720+ ball!  The 7th and 8th spots are currently occupied by the Charlotte Bobcats and Milwaukee Bucks, both with records of just 12-17.

Are the 76ers good…no.  Are they talented…yes.  I see only one direction for this team to go and last night’s game might be an indication that they are beginning to head in it.  The team is healthy for the first time in quite a while, Elton Brand is beginning to make solid contributions for the first time as a 76er and the team seems to be grasping Eddie Jordan’s system a bit better.  In addition, you can credit Jordan with loosening the reigns a little bit and allowing the team to do a bit more of what they do best…ATTACK.

Sixers Coach Downplays Iverson Rumors

29 11 2009

Philadelphia 76ers coach Eddie Jordan has told The Associated Press that he hasn’t talked Allen Iversonto the team’s former franchise player, Allen Iverson, about a return to the City of Brotherly Love.

Jordan claimed that he’s had no discussions whatsoever regarding Iverson and that the team is not currently considering any free agents. Team sources told on Saturday that “Iverson’s return is not a certainty and that no face-to-face meetings between Iverson and anyone from the franchise have been scheduled.”

PCPTAKE: Iverson will be in the starting lineup by this time next week. Don’t buy this smokescreen.

Some Names to Watch in 76ers Free Agency Search

2 07 2009

With the free agency period under way since yesterday, the 76ers have been relatively quiet, other than to temper everyone’s enthusiasm in regard to bringing back Andre Miller. They are looking for other options, however and have targeted a few players who could be A.) Andre Miller’s successor and resident mentor to Jrue Holiday and B.) bench players who can score or defend. Some names to consider : Read the rest of this entry »

Philadelphia 76ers: Sign & Trade In The Works

1 07 2009

by Michael DeLuca

Andre Miller is reportedly seeking a three year deal.  The Philadelphia 76ers are not.  With numerous suitors for blazers-player-photoMiller’s services, there is little reason for him to sign a one year deal.  The most logical solution?  Sign and trade. The latest rumors circulating have the Sixers considering a sign and trade with the Portland Trailblazers that would send Andre Miller to the Blazers for fellow pg Steve Blake.  Some sources say the Sixers may get Travis Outlaw back in the proposed deal as well.  Both have expiring contracts, which would be very appealing to the 76ers.

Steve Blake spent both his rookie and sophomore seasons in the NBA with the Washington Wizards under, now Philadelphia head coach, Eddie Jordan.   He’s a 6’3 six-year pro with deceptive speed.  He started 69 games for the Trail Blazers last season, averaging 11.0 points and 5.0 assists per game.  More importantly to the Sixers, he shot 42.7% from three point range.

Portland General Manager Kevin Pritchard has already shot down the rumors but, as we all know, that doesn’t mean much any more.

Iggy Talks Sixers

26 06 2009

By Mike Gill

Iggy can dunk, but can he shoot?

Iggy can dunk, but can he shoot?

So the Sixers have selected point guard Jrue Holiday, now whats next.  Sixers swing-man Andre Iguodala, talked to PCPSports on the Sports Bash with Me on 97.3 ESPN FM in South Jersey on Friday about his role in Eddie Jordan’s new system, what to expect from Holiday, Andre Miller and shooting the basketball.  

It was good to check in with Iguodala take a listen and tell me what you think about Iggy this up-coming season.

Click to here listen to Andre Iguodala on the Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN FM.

PCP has a New Radio Home!

6 06 2009

973facebookNorthfield- Millennium Radio Group- Atlantic City will debut South Jersey’s new home for sports 97.3 ESPN-FM. 97.3 ESPN-FM is an active adult sports radio station serving an audience from Cape May to Toms River and Atlantic City to Philadelphia.

South Jersey now can listen to sports-talk radio in crystal-clear FM quality stero on their way down the shore this summer.  The Sports Bash with Mike Gill has already had some big name guests, including Charles Barkley, Peter Gammons, Ray Didinger, Jayson Stark, Mitch Williams, Adam Caplan, Eddie Jordan and more.

Sixers news head coach Eddie Jordan

Former Sixers great Charles Barkley Sr. Baseball writer Jayson Stark

MLB Network’s Mitch Williams

97.3 ESPN-FM will cover 8 counties (Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Glouchester, and Salem) in South Jersey, along with parts of Delaware, Maryland and into Philadelphia,  and will feature national and local sports talk. This includes the nation’s most popular radio sports talk show Mike & Mike in the Morning, ESPN’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd and our very own live and local show, The Sports Bash with Mike Gill heard from 3-7pm. 

97.3 ESPN-FM is designed to appeal to listeners, at work, at home, and in the car and will carry live play by play of NFL, MLB and NBA. 

Now, bigger, better and more powerful 97.3 ESPN-FM.South Jersey’s only sports station!