The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, that was the story of Philadelphia Sports Fans on Thursday Night!  The Phillies and Eagles have given their fans a lot to cheer about this fall and what a run and we’ve been on. The fans have been recognized by the national sports media as a key ingredient to their teams' success and a real homefield advantage.  The Diehard Philadelphia fan "lives and dies" with each snap and each pitch which is why they can be so critical when things aren’t going well but their passion for their teams always shine through.  The Philadelphia sports fans are loyal, they are a special breed and when the players work hard and give it their all the Philly fan appreciates the effort.

When our teams are winning, there’s nothing like it and being at Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Park is an experience unlike any other, especially when we are winning.  On Thursday Night, the fans were treated to a unique experience with the Eagles playing the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football while the Phillies played the Houston Astros in Game Five of the World Series.  What a dilemma to have!?!  Many fans watched the games at local bars while others watched at home with multiple TV's and devices plus some had to exercise their trigger fingers with the remove switching back-and-forth. How cool was it seeing so many Philadelphia sports fans flooding the stadium in Houston on Thursday Night Football!  For their dedication and recognition as the best fanbase in sports, they deserve a championship!  The Eagles won in Houston to stay undefeated at 8-0, the first time in team history to accomplish that but the Phillies lost and head back to Houston down Three games to two in the best of Seven series. 

On Saturday’s The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, Josh Hennig and  Mike Carlin join me in the studio.  We will recap the Eagles victory on Thursday Night Football and look ahead to Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series.  The Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan checks in from Las Vegas with his unique perspective on the sports weekend and provides the best tips for betting trends on the biggest games. In Hour Two we will talk Phillies baseball and go “On the Mound with Tommy Greene" brought to you by Aaron Bada’s Golf & Performance Club.  Tommy will review the Phillies three games of the World Series at Citizens Bank Park and preview Game Six in Houston which you can hear on 973 ESPN Radio and the 973 ESPN Mobile app. Plus, we will be giving away ten pairs of VIP Passes to The Pool at Harrah's Atlantic City this Sunday for the NFL Sunday Splash.  Make sure you send a text message to 609-403-0973 during the show to join the conversation and for your chance to win. 

On Sunday's show, The Locker Room heads back to The Pool at Harrahs in Atlantic City.  Join me, Mike Carlin, and 3-time All-Big Ten Linebacker Brad Quast as we broadcast live for the NFL Sunday Splash.  Every Sunday we talk with Fox 29 News Sports Anchor Scott Grayson for his “Keys to the Eagles” brought to you by Van Brill Pools.  Grayson reviews the Eagles performance on Thursday Night and perspective on what is next for the Birds.  In Hour Two, we will talk Fantasy Football with my Fantasy Football Guru Brian Hartley brought to you by Padula Masonry.  The Guru sheds light on which players to play in NFL Week Nine.

All that and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, heard every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN Radio and come join us at The Pool inside Harrah's Atlantic City for the NFL Sunday Splash.

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