Meek Mill out of prison, will be bell ringer for Sixers-Heat Game 5

Meek Mill out of prison, will be bell ringer for Sixers-Heat Game 5

Updated: 7:32 p.m.

Hold up, wait a minute! 

Meek Mill is out of prison. And it’s just in time for him to get to the Wells Fargo Center before tonight’s Game 5. 

Oh, and by the way, he has arrived. He will also be the pregame bell ringer, chief executive officer Scott O'Neil said on NBC Sports Philadelphia's Sixers Pregame Live.

What did Meek Mill do upon getting his freedom back? He posted about the Sixers of course. 

Let’s go @sixers

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Meek Mill was officially released after spending the last several months in prison. In November, he was sentenced for two to four years for violating the terms of his probation. 

Comedian and Philly guy Kevin Hart, along with Sixers minority owner Michael Rubin, confirmed Meek Mill was getting out.

On the way to the sixers game let’s go!!!! #meekfree

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During the Eagles’ improbable Super Bowl run, Meek Mill’s song “Dreams and Nightmares” became the unofficial anthem of the team. The Eagles even used it as their entrance music in the postseason and it became a staple of postgame locker room celebrations. 

The Sixers are up in their series against the Heat, 3-1, and can finish the series tonight (8 p.m./NBCSP).

Concert celebrating Eagles' Super Bowl season sounds pretty epic

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Concert celebrating Eagles' Super Bowl season sounds pretty epic

Eagles fans will probably never stop reliving the first Super Bowl title in franchise history.

While watching highlights, wearing championship apparel and occasionally just looking in the mirror and reminding yourself, "We won the Super Bowl" are all good ways of remembering what the Birds accomplished, there's a pretty unique new way that you'll be able to experience it all over again.

On July 24, the Mann Center will be hosting "A Championship Season," a special event to honor the Eagles. 

Going by the Mann Center's description, it should be an incredible night.

The Mann Center, NFL Films, and the Philadelphia Eagles take center stage this summer to celebrate the Eagles’ Championship Season with the world premiere of this “Philly Special” concert event. Hosted by the “Voice of the Eagles,” Merrill Reese, relive NFL Films’ stunning video highlights of the Philadelphia Eagles Championship Season on three giant screens alongside the great Philadelphia Orchestra, performing live the inspiring, uplifting and wonderfully symphonic music of NFL Films. 

Part of the proceeds from "A Championship Season" will benefit the Eagles Autism Challenge and the Mann Center's free art education programs. 

If you want to be part of the epic celebration, get your tickets here

Ilya Bryzgalov roasts Flyers' playoff goaltending

Ilya Bryzgalov roasts Flyers' playoff goaltending

Welp, that wasn't pretty and an old friend is offering his services.

Brian Elliott's playoff struggles continued Wednesday night as he allowed five goals on 19 shots before being pulled for Petr Mrazek after the Penguins' fifth goal at 9:01 of the second period. The Flyers were down 5-0.

Remember Ilya Bryzgalov (who the Flyers are still paying until 2026-27)?

Of course, we remember Bryzgalov. Usually not for good reasons on the ice. His time as a Flyer was a total disaster, but he was the goalie of record when the Flyers beat the Penguins in six games in 2012.

As for Elliott, in four playoff games with the Flames last spring, he allowed 12 goals and had a .880 save percentage. Wednesday was his third game back from core muscle surgery.

Last Saturday, in the regular-season finale, Elliott pitched a 17-save shutout as the Flyers clinched their playoff berth. In Game 1 Wednesday, Elliott looked far from a goalie the Flyers can win with.

It was only one game, but the goaltending concerns entering Wednesday certainly weren't eased.

But, hey, if you're in Aston, Pennsylvania, check out Elliott's Restaurant, an American style restaurant with chicken wings and chocolate milk. That comes in both small and regular. Flyers fans are going to need it after this one.