NBC Sports Philadelphia Announces Eagles Playoff Coverage

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Announces Eagles Playoff Coverage

 

NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES MULTIPLATFORM EAGLES PLAYOFF COVERAGE

MISSION MINNEAPOLIS SPECIALS AIR MONDAY AND FRIDAY

SPECIAL PLAYOFF EDITIONS OF QUICK SLANTS, EAGLE EYE, PODCASTS AND FACEBOOK LIVE CHATS

AUTHENTIC FAN FRIDAY: PLAYOFF PARTY  
AND LIVE SHOW AT XFINITY LIVE! ON JANUARY 12

PHILADELPHIA- (January 1, 2018) – The Road to Minneapolis goes through Philadelphia and there is no place better to provide Eagles fans non-stop coverage than NBC Sports Philadelphia.  With extensive multiplatform coverage of the team’s road to Super Bowl VII, complete with daily coverage including press conferences, insider access, expert analysis, weekly specials, and Authentic Fan Playoff Parties – no team has the Eagles covered quite like NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Beginning on Monday, January 1 and throughout the Eagles playoff run, NBC Sports Philadelphia will provide the Eagles fans with multiplatform coverage on-air, online, on social media, plus shows from Xfinity Live! 

“Mission Minneapolis”
Each Monday and Friday throughout the playoffs, NBC Sports Philadelphia will air “Mission Minneapolis” programming, as the Eagles hope to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2005.  Amy Fadool and Michael Barkann will host the specials, alongside Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks. Rob Ellis and John Clark will also provide input.

“Mission Minneapolis” Schedule:
January 1             6 p.m.   
January 5             10 p.m.
January 8             6 p.m.
January 12           6 p.m. (Live from Xfinity Live!)
January 15           6 p.m.

Authentic Fan Friday Playoff Party  at Xfinity Live! January 12
Join NBC Sports Philadelphia at Xfinity Live on Friday, January 12 at 6 p.m. for an Authentic Fan Friday: Playoff Party featuring a live broadcast of “Mission Minneapolis” with Michael Barkann, Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks. In addition to the live show, there will be giveaways including two pairs of tickets to that weekend’s Eagles Playoff game and a signed Carson Wentz Jersey courtesy of Xfinity.   The event begins at 5 p.m. with free parking and $5 food specials. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, and wear their favorite Eagles gear.  The first 500 people receive a free beer courtesy of Miller Lite. 

Multiplatform Playoff Coverage
NBC Sports Philadelphia will air special playoff editions of Quick Slants, complete with accompanying podcasts. Additional coverage is provided on NBCSPortsPhiladelphia.com, with exclusive content including insider access, video blogs and “Eagle Eye” airing daily.

“Eagles Pregame Live” with Michael Barkann, Ray Didinger, Barrett Brooks and Seth Joyner, returns to Xfinity Live! for all Eagles home playoff games, airing one hour prior to kickoff.  In between each quarter, Eagles fans can log onto NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com for “In-Game Live,” as the team breaks down the action and what they can expect coming up. “Eagles Postgame Live” airs immediately after the clock hits zero. “End Game” with Amy Fadool, Barrett Brooks and Seth Joyner follow with a lighter look at the game. 

NBC Sports Philadelphia will host special playoff editions of Facebook Live with Derrick Gunn, Reuben Frank, Barrett Brooks and Ray Didinger.  Fans should like NBC Sports Philadelphia's Facebook page to make sure they never miss one.  

Must follows for total Eagles coverage during the season and throughout the playoffs.
NBC Sports Philadelphia                
Michael Barkann                              
Rob Ellis
Derrick Gunn
John Clark
Amy Fadool
Danny Pommells              
Reuben Frank
Barrett Brooks
Dave Zangaro

About NBC Sports Philadelphia: 
NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+, part of NBC Sports Group, provide award-winning sports news, analysis, live game coverage and original programming to nearly three million viewers in the Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together the networks present more than 500 live game broadcasts annually, featuring the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, NCAA and high school events, plus extensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles. NBC Sports Philadelphia broadcasts pre/post-game coverage and the most comprehensive local and regional sports news available. The networks’ news and original programming teams have been distinguished with numerous Emmys and Edward R. Murrow Awards, and handle sports coverage for Philadelphia's NBC10 affiliate WCAU-TV.  NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com, also provides Philly sports fans with the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online local sports destination that includes live streaming of Sixers basketball, Flyers hockey and Phillies baseball. The site is the go to source for up-to-the-minute sports news, game previews/recaps, highlights, numerous multimedia video clips, blogs and top-notch coverage from “Insiders” for the city’s favorite pro teams. NBC Sports Philadelphia can be found on multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (@NBCSportsPhilly).

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 35 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia +, NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington + and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Northwest. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit www.NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com

Which decade of Philadelphia sports are you? Take the quiz to find out

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Which decade of Philadelphia sports are you? Take the quiz to find out

Throughout the years, Philadelphia sports have had quite the journey. 

Looking back, every decade went through some highs and lows but no matter what, it was always a thrilling time (minus those few pesky seasons that will forever haunt us ... I'm looking at you 1993 Phillies and 2010 Flyers). 

While some years see more success than others, it always seems like the four teams find a way to balance out to keep Philly sane. 

Which decade of Philadelphia sports do you resonate with the most?

Take  the quiz below and find out: 

 

Vote Now! Who is the ultimate Philly Sports Villain?

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Vote Now! Who is the ultimate Philly Sports Villain?

All last week, fans voted to find the ultimate villain for the Eagles, Sixers, Phillies and Flyers. Now, we’re down to four contestants. 

Vote for the ultimate Philly Sports Villain below. 

Here are your nominees:  

Eagles: Chip Kelly

Kelly ruined the Eagles from the inside. And even though the Birds went on to win a Super Bowl just a couple years after his ouster, that pain still runs deep. 

That’s why Kelly beat out Norman Braman, Michael Irvin and Jadeveon Clowney to become the ultimate Eagles villain. 

 

The shame of it was that Chip wasn’t a bad coach. The Eagles won 20 games in his first two years. But he was an awful general manager, getting rid of great talents like DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy and Nick Foles. And his idea to treat NFL players like his college athletes was a complete disaster. We always say Chip the GM got Chip the Coach fired … but Chip’s personality didn’t help either. 

After Andy Reid created one of the best locker room cultures in the NFL over 14 years in Philadelphia, it didn’t take Kelly long to completely destroy it. He was cold, awkward and was devoid of what we later began to call “emotional intelligence.” 

— Dave Zangaro 

Sixers: The Colangelos 

The other villains on this list are plenty worthy and deserve your consideration.

But are they guilty of a hostile takeover, nepotism, poor personnel decisions, the mishandling of a star player’s injury and last but certainly not least making the organization the laughing stock of the entire league?

Only one father-son duo is guilty of that: The Colangelos. While you may not have been on board with Sam Hinkie’s Process, consider how disastrous Bryan Colangelo’s tenure was as the team’s president of basketball operations.

Colangelo got the Ben Simmons’ pick right … but little else after. He passed on All-Star Pascal Siakam twice late in the first round of that same draft. Under his stewardship, Joel Embiid played a game on what turned out to be a season-ending injury. He got swindled by Danny Ainge and agreed to trade for the No. 1 overall pick before even seeing Markelle Fultz work out. He also got little in return for former lottery picks Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor.

And just when you thought things couldn’t get much worse, Collargate happened. While Colangelo feels “absolved” for the incident it’s still a stain for the Sixers’ organization and still a punchline around the league.

While you can’t go wrong picking any of the villains on this list, consider the Colangelo conglomerate as the biggest.

— Paul Hudrick 

Phillies: Joe Carter

It's no surprise that Carter beat out Chipper Jones, J.D. Drew and Cody Ross for ultimate Phillies Villain. The guy hit a walk-off home run to win his team a World Series, which has happened only twice in baseball history.

It was the ultimate heartbreak for Phillies fans.

Jim Salisbury had an interesting, funny story about how Carter even got to Toronto. Then-Blue Jays GM Pat Gillick was the man who orchestrated the blockbuster trade that sent Fred McGriff and Tony Fernandez to San Diego for Roberto Alomar and Carter. You don't see 2-for-2 trades like that anymore. 

Carter has his own wing in the Hall of Phillies Villains, though he was a very good player against most teams. He hit 402 career home runs. The biggest one came at the Phillies' expense.

— Corey Seidman

Flyers: Sidney Crosby 

Not only is Crosby the clear-cut No. 1 Flyers villain, but he’s also right up there among the top villains in Philly sports.

The rivalry with the Penguins’ star goes back to 2005 and is still humming.

Crosby has scored more goals (43) against the Flyers than he has against any other team and he owns 105 points in 70 career regular-season meetings with the orange and black. He has also knocked the Flyers out of the playoffs three times and has won three Stanley Cup titles in Pittsburgh while the Flyers continue to look for their first championship since 1975.

There’s something about the way in which he plays (and wins) that has never jived with Flyers fans. The disdain for No. 87 is authentic and it won’t be fizzling anytime soon.

— Jordan Hall