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Joe Girardi has been throwing down in the kitchen during time off

Joe Girardi has been throwing down in the kitchen during time off

With no baseball games to manage, Joe Girardi is leaning into one of his biggest hobbies.

"I love to cook so I've kinda broadened what I cook," Girardi told Mike Missanelli late last week. "I've been making this Nutella pizza, the simplest thing to make."

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"You just buy the dough that's pre-made," the skipper said. "You cook it for about seven, eight minutes at 450 (degrees), then you pull it out and you put the Nutella on it and you put strawberries or bananas, whatever you like, and a little powdered sugar and it's a great dessert. 

"The kids absolutely love it. That has been my new thing."

Kind of like a crepe — there's sweet and there's savory. Depending on how much Nutella you slather on there, you're looking at about 500 to 600 calories for one piece and 60 to 70% of your daily sugar intake. Every calorie matters during such a sedentary period! I am not proud to say I gained six pounds in the first three weeks of the quarantine.

Girardi, like practically everyone else, is making the most of the extra family time he's getting with his 20-year-old daughter Serena, 18-year-old son Dante and 13-year old daughter Lena. 

"I find myself cooking every night," Girardi said. "I think I've picked up from a restaurant one time. I love to cook so it works out and my wife loves to clean up so it works even better."

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Mike Missanelli goes on epic rant torching the Sixers after blowout in Miami

Mike Missanelli goes on epic rant torching the Sixers after blowout in Miami

The Sixers took a shellacking at the hands of the Heat last night down in Miami.

Ben Simmons was unhappy about it. Fans were unhappy about it. And you know sports talk radio hosts are going to be unhappy about it.

Mike Missanelli was unhappy with many things this afternoon: Simmons saying the Sixers were soft last night while refusing to shoot a jump shot. Joel Embiid moping around the floor in the fourth quarter and complaining about his lack of shots after the game. Al Horford stealing money. The Sixers' ownership group enjoying the Super Bowl in a luxury box alongside Simmons, Embiid, Tobias Harris, and Meek Mill and allowing a photo to be taken of the group.

Mikey Miss is bothered by A LOT.

Some notable moments from the rant he went on during his show today on 97.5 the Fanatic:

"I'm bothered by the fact that Al Horford -- who clearly has NO interest in playing for this team; NONE! -- steals money every night with his passive play -- passive as a pussycat play. That bothers me too," Missanelli said.

"I am bothered by every little thing about this team right now," Missanelli told his listeners as if they hadn't been listening for the past few minutes.

"To salvage this season, some kind of drastic change is needed, which includes: zipping the head coach, making a major deal at the trade deadline. If you don't do anything at all this season has the earmarks of a first round playoff exit and that, my friends, would be a damn shame."

"Last night was a flat-out, absolute disgrace, and somebody needs to take heat for it."

You can watch the entire rant above. He even mixes in an impersonation of Josh Harris sitting courtside!

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Radio caller claims to have been involved in incident with Sixers' Mike Scott, shares his side

Radio caller claims to have been involved in incident with Sixers' Mike Scott, shares his side

A man who claims he was one of the tailgaters involved in an altercation Sunday with Sixers forward Mike Scott called in Tuesday to The Mike Missanelli Show.

Earlier in the day, 97.5 The Fanatic’s Farzetta & Tra In The Morning show aired audio that they said preceded the incident with Scott. In the recording, a man shouted vulgar insults at fans wearing opposing jerseys.

The caller, purporting to be the man in that recording, said of Scott, “Nobody knew he was an NBA player. The minute we found out he was an NBA player, you want to talk about hearts sunk, grown men with tears in their eyes.”

When asked by Missanelli whether any racial slurs were used, the caller said, “It’s been coming out that it has. There’s a lot of us there. I want to say no, but I would probably be justified in saying yeah, someone did, yes.”

PhillyVoice’s Kyle Neubeck reported that tailgaters had directed racial slurs in Scott’s direction, citing witnesses at the scene. 

A Sixers spokesperson told NBC Sports Philadelphia that the team is not treating the incident as a disciplinary matter

Watch the video above for more of Missanelli’s interview. 

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