NBC Sports Philadelphia airs 'Mission Miami' tonight at 6:30

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NBC Sports Philadelphia airs 'Mission Miami' tonight at 6:30

Philadelphia, PA (January 2, 2020) – NBC Sports Philadelphia is the home for unparalleled coverage of the NFC East Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Across multiple platforms including the MyTeams app, NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com, and Philly Pass, fans can access the most up to date Eagles news where and when they want it. 

Tonight at 6:30 pm, NBC Sports Philadelphia will air Mission Miami, hosted by Michael Barkann, with guests including NBC Sports’ Chris Simms, and featuring Barrett Brooks, Ray Didinger, Derrick Gunn, Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro. Mission Miami will also stream live on the MyTeams app and Philly Pass. 

Mission Miami Airings
Thursday, January 2 – 6:30pm (LIVE on NBCSP, MyTeams app, and Philly Pass)
Thursday, January 2 – 8pm (Replay on NBCSP)
Friday, January 3 – 11pm (Replay on NBCSP+)
Saturday, January 4 – 6:30pm (Replay on NBCSP)

On Sunday, January 5 Eagles Pregame Live and Eagles Postgame Live will broadcast from NBC Sports Philadelphia’s state of the art studios. Kicking things off at 2:30 pm is Eagles Pregame Live with Michael Barkann, Seth Joyner, Ray Didinger and Barrett Brooks on set, with Derrick Gunn and Reuben Frank reporting from the field. The crew returns between quarters and at halftime for In Game Live, exclusively on Facebook Live and Periscope. Immediately after the game fans can tune into Eagles Postgame Live for instant analysis and insight with player interviews, and press conferences from Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz. Ed Rendell provides his insights on Eagles Postgame Live.

Eagles Pregame Live and Eagles Postgame Live will also stream live on the MyTeams app for authenticated subscribers. Out of market Eagles fans can stream the programs on Philly Pass, available here.

Sunday, January 5 Eagles Coverage on NBC Sports Philadelphia
2:30 pm        Eagles Pregame Live
7:45 pm       Eagles Postgame Live
10 pm          Birds Outsiders 
In-Game Live will air in between quarters and halftime on Facebook Live and Periscope. 

Exclusive Eagles post-season articles, videos, podcasts  from Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro can be found on the MyTeams App, on www.nbcsportsphiladelphia.com, as well as on all social media channels. Special playoff editions of Eagle Eye and 4th and Jawn podcasts can be downloaded here. Fans can tune in to Quick Slants and SportsNet Central  throughout the post-season.

Tony Hawk goes the extra mile to return a favor to young fan and it's epic

Tony Hawk goes the extra mile to return a favor to young fan and it's epic

You know him, you love him and now — there’s going to be a whole new level of respect for one of the greatest athletes in the world. 

Tony Hawk has been a household name for decades and even if you don’t follow the world of professional skateboarding, it’s not hard to recognize the legend that he is. 

Well, what he recently decided to do is just one of the best gestures we’ve seen in a long time. 

A boy named Cooper is a huge Hawk fan and was on a mission to send something to the pro. After chasing down and stopping his local FedEx truck down the street from his house, he asked if the delivery man could mail something for him. 

He quickly ran into his house to grab the item and returned to the truck holding a skateboard and asked if he could send it to Hawk. The board had almost been used to its limit — but on the bottom it had “Tony Hawk” and “Cooper” written on opposite ends.

It felt like a bit out of “Toy Story,” having a name written on the bottom of an item to show ownership — but the gesture was so wholesome, the delivery man said he would get that board to Hawk.  

Here comes the power of the internet. The delivery man, who is also a music artist in the making, used his platform and created a video in hopes to get in contact with the pro skater. He shared it on his TikTok u/fresh2deaf and it went viral overnight. 

@fresh2deaf

@tonyhawk ##fedex ##fedexlife ##fedexdriver

♬ original sound - fresh2deaf

Not even six hours after the initial video was posted, something epic happened — Hawk saw the video and responded to Cooper. Not only did he share his gratitude for the gesture of sending the board, but he wanted to make a fair trade and is sending him one of his own. 

@tonyhawk

♬ original sound - tonyhawk

I’m sure both boards will become memories that Cooper and Hawk will take with them forever. 

There is still good in the world — and Hawk was a clear reminder of that today. 

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Premier Lacrosse League announces 2020 Championship Series

Premier Lacrosse League announces 2020 Championship Series

Get ready lax fans, the Premier Lacrosse League is brewing something fun for the summer. 

After their inaugural season in 2019 being a huge success, many were looking forward for what was to come during their second go — though due to COVID-19, co-founder of the league, Paul Rabil, announced the postponement of the season that was supposed to kick-off at the end of May. 

The league consists of seven teams, where they hold a tour-based schedule over the course of 14 weeks. Throughout that time, teams travel to major market cities as an innovative and thrilling way to help grow the game. 10 weeks are dedicated to the regular season, with one All-Star weekend and three weeks of pure playoff chaos — in the best possible way. 

Now, while the plans have shifted, fans still have something to look forward to — as it was announced Wednesday that a new, fanless tournament, the PLL Championship Series, is set to take place this summer. 

The series is scheduled to take place July 25-August 9, weeks that were originally slotted for the 2020 Summer Olympics. It will be a 16-day event with 20 games and they will be broadcasted across NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold and will also be streamed online. 


(Image credit: Premier Lacrosse League) 

Those involved with the event will have to self-quarantine for a certain amount of time leading up to the tournament and the league has also formed a COVID-19 Medical Committee to ensure the safety of all participants. 

The Premier Lacrosse League is excited to be a leader in the return of pro sports this July,” said Rabil. Although we’ve pivoted our originally scheduled season to a full quarantined, finless model, our PLL Championship Series will bring sports fans an innovative and thrilling experience that only the best players in the world can provide. It’s taken a village of top-notch executives to develop.

While a location for the event has not been decided yet, the countdown is most certainly on. 

This tournament holds all of the potential to grow the ever-evolving game of lacrosse during a time with no sports. 

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