This Week in Philly Sports


The Phillies shocked us all by firing longtime and winningest manager Charlie Manuel only 4 days after recording his 1,000th win. Roy Halladay said that some issues were being “overlooked” under Charlie and new interim manager Ryne Sandberg will fix them. Since the exit of Manuel the Phillies have played well under new manager Sandberg. The Phillies have won 5 out of 6 and have three straight walk off wins after Friday’s 4-3 win. The Phillies also signed former National outfielder Roger Bernadina.


The time of Eagles fans waiting for the starting quarterback to be named is over. Chip Kelly named Michael Vick his starter this week which sparked rumors of a possible Nick Foles trade. Left tackle Jason Peters will play his first game with the Eagles since 2011 this Saturday. Chip Kelly, going against another long time Eagles schedule tradition, is having the team practice on Tuesdays after games and giving the team Mondays off.  Under Andy Reid, the team would review game tapes on Mondays and have off on Tuesdays giving them 2 days off; this woun’t happen under Kelly. On Friday the Eagles traded running back Felix Jones for Steelers linebacker Adrian Robinson.


 Flyers fans set a Guinness World Record on Monday by having the most people to simultaneously watch paint dry. 195 fans filled the Wells Fargo Canter to watch the lines on the ice be painted and dry. Captain Claude Giroux is reported to be skipping Hockey Canada’s summer orientation camp because of his hand injury. The Flyers open camp up at the Wells Fargo Center for the first time, since the team’s practice facility is under renovations, on September 12th. The camp will run September 12-14 starting 8;30 am to 3 pm and is open to the public.


Former fan favorite Allen Iverson announced his retirement this week. Also the Sixers acquired guard Tony Wroten via trade from the Memphis Grizzilies for a 2014 second round pick and a trade exception; Wroten, former Washington standout and 25th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, only averaged 7 minutes a game and only played in 35 games.


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