It has been a wild week in Philly sports. First the Sixers lost again, nothing new there. They seem to be on a march, (no pun intended) to finish the season without garnering another win this season though the play the Utah Jazz, who are close to as bad as they are so maybe there will a win in their future-maybe Enough about the 76ers. The only consolation is the 76ers may end up with a good pick in the NBA draft.
Moving on to the Frozen Pond. The Flyers had a good week this week. Going back to before the Olympics they have won seven of eight games with their latest victory being a 6 - 4 win over the Capitals on March 5. The game also featured a brawl between the two teams as wells as the debut of newly acquired Andrew MacDonald who according to SI.com, "had an assist in his first game since he was acquired from the New York Islanders."
In the game Giroux and Jakub Voracek each had two goals, and Michael Raffl and Steve Downie scored to complete the Flyers scoring for the night. The Flyers also traded defenseman Andrej Meszaros to the Bruins for a conditional third round pick.
The Philadelphia Eagles after a busy week the week before this week let go wide out Jason Avant who was the odd man out after Cooper and Maclin signed contracts. Added to the wide receiver corps is DeSean Jackson who isn't going anywhere at least for now. The Eagles also are reported to be in the hunt for free agent safety Daruis Byrd of the Buffalo Bills.
While the Byrd signing is just a rumor for now. If the Eagles do pursue him it will cost a boat load of money to sign him which could hamper the Eagles other plans. It will also being interesting to see what happens to Mike Vick if no other team expresses any real interest in him. Eagles backup maybe in his future.
Finally down in Clearwater the Phillies are having a less than stellar spring training. With the announcement this week that Cole Hamels had a set back due to what he refers to as a "fatigued arm," as stated on MLB.com. Hamels will likely be out for the start of the season. The Phillies must now scramble to find a starting lineup for with only Cliff Lee and AJ Burnett as locks for the starting rotation.
As far as the rest of the team goes, let just say it is going to be an interesting baseball season in Philly.
And last but not least the Philadelphia Soul are in training camp mode as they prepare for the start of the 2014 AFL season which begins on March 15. The Soul, right now, are currently the most successful franchise in Philly. Last year they were runners up in the Arena Bowl. The way the Soul plays it is sad they do not get the same exposure as other franchises do in the city,