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ESPN overlooks Phillies and Rhys Hoskins reminds it of last Philly underdog

ESPN overlooks Phillies and Rhys Hoskins reminds it of last Philly underdog

The Phillies just keep plugging away, winning games, and staying atop the NL East standings.

Nobody must have told the folks over at ESPN, which put together its MLB Power Rankings this week and had the Phillies actually fall a spot.

Its top 10 forgot about the first-place Phillies but included the Atlanta Braves at No. 10.

Philly fans were rightfully upset. The Phils were ahead of the Braves in the previous version of the ESPN rankings, but for some reason, they've now flipped. The Nationals are right behind at No. 12.

But it wasn't just the fans in town who took note. Rhys Hoskins took to Twitter to remind the sporting world of the last time a Philly sports team was the underdog.

Hoskins has taken on a leadership role with the Phils, as we wrote a few weeks ago. There's no longer a need to doubt this team. It has shown it over and over.

"I think we're past the narrative of, 'Are we a good team?'" Hoskins said after the Dodgers series. "I think to be able to take two of three from the Dodgers, take two of three from the Padres as well, I think we're here to stay and it's exciting."

And Hoskins has a point. The Phillies could find themselves with the best record in the NL if the out-of-town scoreboard falls the right way tonight. Then you'd have to include them in the MLB top 10.


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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

The Eagles have been quite the disappointment this season, with the latest being their atrocious 37-31 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday in South Florida. And with disappointments come possible troll jobs? 

As the clock wound down and fans became increasingly exasperated with the team, social media anger started to build and it looks like one fellow Philadelphia team may have added just an oh-so-subtle jab in there.

As the 37-31 score went final, the Flyers sent out quite the interesting reminder of their impressive record this November. It seems like they don’t want fans to forget that they are NOT part of the teams that have been disappointing this city. 

You have to admit, the timing is a bit suspicious. 


Fans certainly seem to think that the Flyers are trolling the Eagles with their post, based on the replies. 

https://twitter.com/sluongo19/status/1201252463703154688 https://twitter.com/btcs41/status/1201252665977720837

We love a little friendly fire between the Philadelphia sports teams, if this is a true troll job. Or maybe it’s just a conveniently scheduled tweet by the Flyers' social media team. 

You be the judge. 

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Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Updated: 6:35 p.m.

Oh boy.

Things have gotten wild over in the Eagles' world today, beginning with former Eagles cornerback Orlando Scandrick torching almost everyone on his old team on FS1’s “Undisputed” this morning (see story).

Then, Malcolm Jenkins clapped back at Scandrick in NSFW fashion to essentially dismiss the claims by Scandrick, to which Scandrick then responded on Colin Cowherd’s show that he essentially “wasn’t attacking anyone personally”(see story).

And so, after a morning of ping-ponging back and forth, we have the ultimate response, from the team itself.

The Eagles social media account offically weighed in in the most brilliant way. Actions speak louder than words, Scandrick, and you can't run from history.

Well damn, they really just exposed Scandrick. I mean, how do you come back from being shredded by both Jenkins and a professional NFL team?

So long Scandrick, you won’t be missed.

Jenkins himself apparently liked the tweet, too ... he had a very interesting quote tweet.



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