The NFL just released its 2021 schedule and Eagles fans are getting excited for two reasons: Reason One is for the optimism from the Eagles having statistically the easiest schedule in the league this fall. The Second Reason for Eagles fans to be excited is that Lincoln Financial Field will return to allowing fans back in the building at full capacity to start the 2021 season!!   Plus a new coaching staff, an objectively good draft class combined with an easy schedule and a full Stadium packed with passionate Eagles fans is a recipe for success!!  So you can see how easy it is to get excited!!! 

The Philadelphia 76ers have dropped two in a row after winning eight straight games but still have an opportunity to lock up the Number one seed in the Eastern Conference  heading into action on Friday Night with one win in two games at home against the Orlando Magic.  Plus, the 76ers are also allowing more fans in the building for the postseason!!  Can’t you feel the excitement for Sixers Basketball in the NBA Playoffs?

The Phillies took two out of three against the Washington Nationals and head to Dunedin, Florida to take on the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend.  The Phillies are 20-18 and in 2nd place in the NL East heading into action on Friday Night.  Can the Phillies get another road series win before returning home?  The Blue Jays are 20-16 and in 2nd place in the AL eEst behind the Boston Red Sox.  It's a big weekend series for the Phillies.

Mainland Regional High School Pitcher Chase Petty has been creating a lot of buzz every time he takes the mound for the Mustangs.  After striking out 35 hitters in his last two starts and throwing two no-hitters this year, pro scouts are intrigued with his ability and Petty is projected to be taken in the first round of this year's MLB Draft which will be held July 11-13th.  The Phillies Single-A Affiliate the Jersey Shore Blueclaws season just started and they will generate some excitement as future Phillies stars take the field in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Finally the Preakness is set for Saturday afternoon as the Madina Spirit Scandal is over, now the winner of the Kentucky Derby competes again in weekend's the race.  How will Medina Spirit race in the Preakness? 

On Saturday’s The Locker Room with Billy Schweim Scotty McKay and I will review the Eagles schedule and make our early predictions.  Then we will introduce you to the young pitching phenom Chase Petty from Mainland High School.  Chase is projected to go high in this year's MLB draft and we are excited for him!  Then we will talk with Jeffrey Nash from Jeff will review the race and talk about the Madina Spirit scandal.  

On Sunday’s Show, Mike Gill sits in with me as we recap the weekend's sports results. My guest on Sunday is the Director of Communications for  the Jersey Shore Blueclaws: Greg Giombarrese.  We’ll ask Greg about the team and the Phillies Single-A affiliate playing in our backyard.  Plus we will give away a pair of tickets for a Blueclaws game to a lucky listener.

Sixers, Phillies, Eagles talk and more on The Locker Room with Billy Schweim every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12 noon on 97.3 ESPN Radio.

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