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Sixers Lose Assistant GM to Bulls

By Kevin McCormick, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Sixers’ front office has taken a hit. Late last night ESPN’s Adrain Wojnarowski reported that Marc Eversley would be leaving the Sixers to become the general manager of the Chicago Bulls. 

Eversley's role in the Sixers' front office was senior vice president of player personnel, a role he has been in since 2016. Along with his role in player personnel, he also aided general manager Elton Brand with basketball operations. 

Although this departure hurts the Sixers, it could also possibly help them down the road. Losing someone who worked closely with the GM is something you never want to see, and it is magnified as Brand is still rather new to his front-office role. But now Brand has a good connection to another organization. 

As we know, Brand has had no problem going all in to revamp the Sixers’ roster to keep them in the title hunt. Trades and big splashes have been his MO since almost day one. 

Now with a connection in the Bulls’ organization, it is open to speculation that Brand has a new team to try and work his magic with. 


Series in Review: Flyers-Sabres 1975

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

As we hit the homestretch of the Series in Review, it’s time to look back on the two greatest series in Flyers franchise history, the only two that have ended with the Stanley Cup being awarded to the Flyers.

Today, we will look at the second of the two Cups.

The Flyers were the defending champions and after defeating the heavily-favored Bruins a year earlier, had started to earn the respect of the league and were a more likely choice to defend when they went through the playoffs, first sweeping the Toronto Maple Leafs, then managing to avoid being on the wrong side of history, defeating the New York Islanders in seven games after taking a 3-0 series lead.

That left the Buffalo Sabres as the final opponent for the Flyers in 1975, and it was a series that was certainly close and featured some storied moments.

Here is a look back at the 1975 Stanley Cup Final between the Flyers and Sabres.

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YWT: The Philadelphia Flyers Podcast - YWT #77 - Fireworks


The YWT Podcast returns this week with the usual crew. Kyle Collington is joined by Mike Giletto Sr. and Kevin Durso to take a look at the results of the "Most Memorable Flyers Game of All Time" bracket as we get down to the Final Four.

The guys discuss a variety of matchups within that bracket that produced some interesting results -- and things get heated at times -- and break down the significance of each game remaining in the Final Four. They also look at possible championship matchups and make their choices for what they think will win.

You can listen to this episode of the podcast below and be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Podbean

You can also watch the latest episode of the YWT Podcast on YouTube and subscribe to the channel to see future shows.

As always, we want you to follow the podcast on Twitter @YWTpodcast, follow Mike Giletto Sr. on Twitter @MikeFromSJersey, follow Kevin Durso on Twitter @Kevin_Durso and follow producer Mike Giletto Jr. on Twitter @Mike_Giletto.

Eagles Sign Former Arizona Wildcats Quarterback

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles signed 12 undrafted free agents to their roster following the draft on Saturday.

On Sunday, they added Khalil Tate, who was the quarterback at Arizona last season.

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The 53rd Pick of the NFL Draft: An In-Depth Analysis

By Matt Szczypiorski, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

Disclaimer: I wrote most of this article on Saturday morning before rounds 4-7, but I tweaked the analysis to more accurately portray what the Eagles have done since Friday night.

Going into Thursday night, Eagles fans had some high expectations for Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson. After Friday night, I could confidently say that Philadelphia was disappointed, but a productive day three of filling needs with speedy receivers may have changed the fan bases outlook.

Yet, I still think that the Eagles second round pick does deserve a closer look. I think I can safely say that we were all confused. Certainly shocked, at the very least. I can almost guarantee that most Eagles fans were feeling differing levels of anger, too.

Since Roger Goodell read to the world the 53rd overall selection of the NFL Draft, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around this decision. I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t know if I will ever fully understand it. Although the moves made on Saturday did help justify the argument to select a quarterback in the second round a little bit, there are still too many questions left unanswered.

There is still so much that was so confusing about not only the selection itself, but the timing of the selection. This draft choice still needs to be analyzed heavily. There may be more layers to this than you think.

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Marquise Goodwin, Eagles Agree to Restructured Deal

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

In the midst of a hectic day, the Eagles acquired one veteran receiver.

The 49ers, looking to shed some cap space, agreed to send Marquise Goodwin to Philly for a swap of sixth-round picks.

Goodwin has speed with a 4.27 40-yard dash at his combine.

His production doesn't match that, however, eclipsing 500 yards just once in his career.

In seven seasons, the wideout has just over 2,200 receiving yards total.

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Birds Add Undrafted Free Agents Following Draft

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles decided to address their most glaring need in round one, taking speedy receiver Jalen Reagor out of TCU.

On day two, the Eagles took back-up QB and a linebacker with speed and burst.

The team took the final day of the draft to get an additional 2021 pick, a veteran and seven rookies.

With the draft itself over, teams began signing the players left on the board, and the Eagles are no exception.

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Eagles Make Trades, Acquire Goodwin and Speed Among Flurry of Moves on Day Three of Draft

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles decided to address their most glaring need in round one, taking speedy receiver Jalen Reagor out of TCU.

It was a decision that many fans took issue with, perhaps unjustifiably so.

On day two, the Eagles decided to ignore a glut of starting talent on the board to take a back-up QB, justifiably enraging fans, and a linebacker with less football experience than anyone other than Jordan Mailata.

The Birds are in danger of leaving this draft with one player who could make an impact in year one or possibly throughout their careers, making the later rounds critical.

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Eagles Shock and Confuse on Day Two of Draft

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles took receiver Jalen Reagor out of TCU with their first-round pick on Thursday and were set to begin day two of the draft on Friday night.

The team had plenty of impact players available in the second-round after talent that had been available at the start of the round slid right into their laps.

Among those available were defensive linemen AJ Epenesa and Justin Madubuike, receiver Denzel Mims, offensive linemen Ezra Cleveland, Josh Jones and Lloyd Cushenberry, corner Kristian Fulton linebackers Logan Wilson and Zack Baun and safety Jeremy Chinn.

An absolute glut of players that could impact the Eagles roster.

So who do they choose?

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Flyers Name Eric Lindros an Official Team Ambassador

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

It was no secret that when Eric Lindros’ time as a Flyer ended, it was not on the greatest of terms. For the better part of the next decade, nothing had really been done to mend that relationship, but over the last eight years, things have come a long way and reached a new level this week.

The Flyers have named Lindros an official team ambassador. To start the partnership, Lindros joined the Flyers in participating in the ALL IN Challenge, an online fundraiser dedicated to raising money for COVID-19 hunger relief. As part of the partnership, Lindros will be in Philadelphia constantly for community events, fan appearances and corporate partner engagements, once the season is able to resume.

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