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Kevin Durso
Philadelphia, PA
A Philly sports fanatic who always has an opinion and I'm sharing it with the world
Interests: Philly sports, baseball, broadcasting, Phillies, Eagles, Flyers
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As Sam Bradford continued to fire perfect passes to all of his receivers – Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Trey Burton, Brent Celek – the Eagles season expectations grew a little more. Bradford’s perfect night at Lambeau has set off a wave of hope for the quarterback that carries so much... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com For the eighth time this season, and fifth for a starting pitcher, a new member of the Phillies took the field for his major-league debut. This was Alec Asher, joining three other rookies in the Phillies rotation, as a first-time starter in the majors. It wasn't... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
The Eagles have until Tuesday to trim the roster from 90 to 75. The first round of cuts has begun as seven players were released from the roster. C Mike Coccia, OL Jared Wheeler and Kevin Graf, WR Mike Johnson, Josh Reese and G.J. Kinne, DE Alfy Hill and Jeremy... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Eagledelphia
If the third game of the preseason is the final test for many of the Eagles starters, then they passed with flying colors. It started with Sam Bradford, but realistically, it was an offensive juggernaut that looks ready to tackle the regular season. Bradford's early success set the tone for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Eagledelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com The third preseason game is often the last chance for starters to show their value and solidify their place as a starting member of the team. Saturday’s game in Green Bay, though a preseason game, takes the Eagles back to a place where they suffered a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Eagledelphia
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It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes. Here are a few stories in Flyers hockey and around the NHL that are trending right now. Al Arbour passes away at 82 - [New York Islanders] [Tim Panaccio - CSN Philly] The legendary Islanders head coach who helped lead the team to four straight Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983, one of those against the Flyers, passed away on Friday at the age of 82. Arbour had tremendous success as a coach, spending 1,499 games behind the bench from his hiring in 1973 to his retirement in 1994. He returned... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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The 82-game grind draws closer for the Flyers, now less than a month away from training camp and the preseason and 43 days away from the season opener in Tampa Bay. This season will be about signs of improvement, making an attempted return at a playoff appearance. There will be stretches of the season that will define this team, that will help them form an identity and show what they are made of. Here are five key points to the Flyers schedule. October – Slow starts have plagued the Flyers in each of the last three seasons. This season, the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com With the preseason now halfway over following back-to-back wins for the Eagles in a matter of six days, the time for roster decisions becomes even more magnified. After essentially swapping DE Wade Keliikipi for waiver claim DT Jeremy Towns, the Eagles still have 90 players on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Eagledelphia
The Eagles have been awarded DT Jeremy Towns off waivers from the Buffalo Bills. Towns, 26, was released by the Bills on Saturday. An undrafted free agent out of Samford, Towns spent time with the Washington Redskins before joining the Bills. The 6'3", 303-pound defensive tackle has no NFL game... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Repetition and consistency. That is a way to silence the doubters and be a competitive team that is forced to be reckoned with. Again, it is only the preseason. But two weeks in, the Eagles appear to have all the makings of a dominant offense and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Philadelphia sports teams rank 4th in ESPN uniform poll Usually when a list based on the national spectrum of sports is produced, the only way Philadelphia falls near the top is if it is regarding rowdy fans or incidents in history that the rest of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Usually when a list based on the national spectrum of sports is produced, the only way Philadelphia falls near the top is if it is regarding rowdy fans or incidents in history that the rest of the national won’t seem to forget. There is one recent... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Usually when a list based on the national spectrum of sports is produced, the only way Philadelphia falls near the top is if it is regarding rowdy fans or incidents in history that the rest of the national won’t seem to forget. There is one recent list that brings a positive compliment Philly’s way. ESPN ranked the top sports uniforms by city in a segment for Uni Watch. Philadelphia ranked fourth, behind only Boston, Pittsburgh and Chicago. “From team to team, from top to bottom, not a stinker in the bunch,” writes Paul Lukas. “Philly fans may be notorious for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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Chase Utley made his major-league debut in April 2003. That August, I attended my third ever baseball game, the last I would see live in Veterans Stadium. The second baseman hit seventh that night. The shortstop hit eighth. And those two players would eventually be responsible for so much of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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It’s something I never thought I’d say, but after watching the body of work that came complete Wednesday, I have to say it. The Phillies front office did an excellent job at the trade deadline and beyond. Forget who had the primary say or who was orchestrating deals. The Phillies... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Philliedelphia
The Flyers announced that they have hired Brady Robinson as a goaltending development coach. Robinson joins goaltending coach Kim Dillabaugh on the Flyers staff. Robinson spent nine seasons in the WHL with the Victoria Royals. He is also a member of Canada's Goaltending Advisory Group. Robinson has over 19 years of coaching experience and spent 15 years as regional manager for British Columbia for the Goaltending Development Institute. Dillabaugh was also a member under Ian Clark, who is goaltending coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Robinson is a native of British Columbia, playing junior hockey in the British Columbian Hockey... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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Photo by Kevin Durso/Flyerdelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall used the team’s seventh overall pick at the NHL Draft to get the player he had always coveted. Ivan Provorov wasn’t selected to be part of the future. He was picked as a big piece of it. Hextall has shown his emphasis on building the Flyers blue line with patience and careful selection. And it certainly appears, in the early stages at least, that Hextall hit a home run with both of his top picks. Along with Provorov, Travis Sanheim appears to have the ceiling of a top-pair defenseman as well. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com No Sam Bradford. No DeMarco Murray. No Mychal Kendricks. No DeMeco Ryans. All four were perfectly healthy, but held out of Sunday’s preseason opener. And it didn’t make one difference. The Eagles preseason opener didn’t come without a few hiccups, but was impressive, all things considered.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The current state of the Flyers, trying to develop young talent, is a far cry from where the Flyers were on July 1, 2007, when they signed free agent Danny Briere to an eight-year deal. That was an era where the Flyers were hungry for superstars and playoff success. They got both in Briere. Briere had spent the majority of his career to that point as an enemy of the Flyers, having playoff success against them in Buffalo with the Sabres. He was originally drafted as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes, the 24th overall pick,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Very simply, the preseason is a chance at evaluation and to make projections on what to expect for the upcoming season. The first game of that preseason is to essentially speculate what you have on the roster and how it could fit as part of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The first preseason game can often times be a feeling out process and feature little bumps in the road on the way to the regular season. It isn't supposed to be perfect. There were bumps in the road for everyone who took the field, but the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Football is back in Philadelphia. The Eagles return to the field for the first of four preseason games leading up to the 2015 NFL season. Their first opponent is the team that fell just short of a Super Bowl appearance at the hands of the eventual... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The preseason is set to kick off and with that, the Philadelphia Eagles return to the field. A long but eventful offseason kept fans plenty busy during the down time without game action, but today, the games begin. While it is just the preseason and wins... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com And so it begins for the new-look Eagles. New quarterback. New running back. New wide receiver. New secondary. There is a lot of new going around. Change can sometimes be a good thing. We’re all about to find out. The Eagles open the preseason on Sunday... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Chase Utley was placed on waivers last Saturday, cleared on Tuesday and has been a focal point of trade talks between the Phillies and San Francisco Giants. It appears those talks are heating up even more. According to Giants beat writer Chris Haft, GM Bobby Evans... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Philliedelphia