PHILADELPHIA — As the Flyers get ready to retire Eric Lindros’ jersey, NBC Sports Philadelphia looks back at Eric’s life and career as a Philadelphia Flyer. In addition to live coverage of his jersey retirement ceremony during Thursday’s game, NBC Sports Philadelphia will air “The Case for 88,” a look back at his storied career.
Earlier today, John Boruk posted a story to NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com on Eric’s coming full circle in Philadelphia: Eric Lindros Coming Home
Lindros will have his No. 88 jersey retired on January 18, making him only the sixth player in Flyers history bestowed with such an honor. NBC Sports Philadelphia will have complete coverage of the ceremony. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. and can be streamed through NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com or through the NBC Sports App.
The Case for 88
From the drama around him being drafted, the chaos surrounding his trade from the Nordiques to the Flyers, to his up and down career with the team, and ultimately his trade to the Rangers, “The Case for 88” covers it all. Lindros also reflects on his return to the Flyers during the 2012 Winter Classic Alumni Game, and his induction into the Flyers Hall of Fame in 2014. We’ll hear from team executives and former players including former Flyers President, Jay Snider, former Flyers GMs Bob Clark and Russ Farwell, and teammates John Leclair, Mark Recchi and Keith Jones during the one-hour retrospective.
“The Case for 88” will air on the following dates and times
NBC Sports Philadelphia
Wednesday, January 17: 10 p.m. (Premiere)
Thursday, January 18: 11 a.m. & Midnight
Saturday, January 20: 5 p.m.
NBC Sports Philadelphia+
Wednesday, January 17: 2 a.m.
Friday, January 19: 9:30 p.m.
Preview here: The Case for 88
PHILADELPHIA- (December 20, 2017) – NBC Sports Philadelphia and the Beasley Media Group announced a partnership which will bring The Fanatic’s popular afternoon show hosted by Mike Missanelli to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s air beginning in 2018. The announcement was made by NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Brian Monihan and Beasley Media Group Philadelphia’s Vice President and Market Manager Joe Bell.
“NBC Sports Philadelphia continues to be Philadelphia sports fans’ go-to source for game, news and opinion, on their favorite teams,” said Monihan. “With the addition of the Mike Missanelli Show to our lineup, we are providing our audience with yet another platform to hear from experts and fans on the state of Philly teams.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to have Mike Missanelli’s show on both 97.5 The Fanatic and NBC Sports Philadelphia,” said Joe Bell, vice president and market manager of Beasley Media Group Philadelphia. “We recently signed a multi-year extension deal with him. This exciting new partnership will be an added bonus for the dedicated Philadelphia fans who are passionate about their sports teams.”
The “Mike Missanelli Show” will air NBC Sports Philadelphia weekdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. “Philly Sports Talk” will air at its regularly scheduled time at 5 p.m.
Mike Missanelli is a well-known media personality and host of the #1 evening drive show--“The Mike Missanelli Show”—on Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic. Missanelli has served for the past 20 years as a sports talk host in Philadelphia and New York. He graduated from Penn State University, where he played varsity baseball and received a degree in journalism. The media veteran spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter (10 with The Philadelphia Inquirer), before branching off into positions in radio and television. He is a graduate of Widener University Law School and is a member of the Pennsylvania bar.
NBC Sports Philadelphia announces their 2017-18 NCAA Basketball schedule with 33 games featuring local teams, and CIAA and CAA Championship action. Local action tips off tonight with the Delaware Blue Hens traveling to Richmond to take on the Spiders at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia+.
Other local teams featured this season include Temple, Saint Joseph's, La Salle, University of Pennsylvania and Princeton.
Throughout the year, NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+ will air a number of collegiate basketball magazine programs including "Inside Villanova Basketball with Jay Wright," "The Penn State Basketball Story," and "Penn Athletics Winter Preview Special."