Philly Sports Teams Feeling the Heat this Summer
The heat is officially on all four Philadelphia sports teams this summer! The Flyers, who are coming off a dreadful season last year, the organization claimed this offseason would be an "aggressive retool" but they didn't do what it takes to get South Jersey native and star free agent Forward Johnny Gaudreau. Now the pressure for the Flyers to play well enough to make the playoffs falls on their new head coach John Tortorella. Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher told the media this week it would have been difficult to completely change the roster around to be able to sign the 100-point scorer Gaudreau. The clock is ticking for Fletcher to win or the organization will need to find another man to lead the Front Office.
The Phillies have lost four games in a row after they had won seven of their previous nine games. In Miami this weekend, the Phillies have a three-game series against the Marlins, their final games to play before the MLB All-Star Break. With key injuries to their pitching staff and a starting lineup without 2021 National League MVP Bryce Harper, the Phillies chances of keeping pace in the race for a wildcard playoff berth is looking bleak. The pressure is now on for the Phillies Front Office and the President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski to make this team better before the August 2nd Trade Deadline.
The Sixers are in a similar state of pressure on President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey, who acquired De’Anthony Melton on NBA Draft Night, signed veteran Forward PJ Tucker in Free Agency, and according to reports has convinced James Harden to resign with the Sixers for 15 million less than he could have received. But is there more for the Sixers to do ahead of next season or is the current state of the roster enough to reach the organization's first NBA Finals in over 20 years? The pressure is on!!
The Eagles and their General manager Howie Roseman had a great off-season with free agent signings and a highly praised NFL Draft class. Now the Birds have to perform on the field and get back to the playoffs! The Eagles open camp on July 26th and the heat is on second-year Head Coach Nick Sirianni for another successful season.
On Top of all that heat, The Locker Room with Billy Schweim has a Big Announcement to make this weekend, you don’t Miss It!!
On Saturday’s show, three-time All-Big Ten Linebacker and former NFL LB Brad Quast joins me in the studio. We will hear from The Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan on the sports betting trends plus his take on MLB All-Star Break and the Flyers Off-season. In Hour Two, we will make a major announcement concerning what The Locker Room has for you this football season. Then It’s the Beach Patrol Report, brought to you by Ground Hogs Moving Company. This week we will talk with the newly appointed Chief of the Longport Beach Patrol Tom Kresz and we will discuss the results of the Friday Night Beschen-Callahan Memorial races in North Wildwood plus interviews with the winners.
On Sunday’s show, Pete Thompson and Mike Carlin join me in the studio. We will talk Phillies baseball and go “On the Mound with Tommy Greene” brought to you by Aaron Bada’s GSF Golf & Performance Center. Tommy gives his insights on the Phillies coming up on the MLB All-Star Break and also preview Sunday’s game in Miami. In Hour Two, we will hear from Flyers Beat Writer Charlie O’Connor from the Athletic. Charlie will explain what direction the Flyers are headed.
All that and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN Radio.