The Locker Room is ready for the Flyers and Sixers Weekend
On Tuesday night, my The Locker Room with Billy Schweim guys were treated to a night at the Wells Fargo Center attending the Flyers game versus the St. Louis Blues. Blues Head Coach Craig Berube is an old friend and he invited my co-hosts and I to watch the game. We had a great time despite the fact that the Flyers lost. The Flyers are losers of their last six games and owners of two of the longest losing streaks in Flyers history with 13 games from December 30th, 2021 to January 25th, 2022. The other losing streak was 10 games that lasted from November 18th, 2021 to December 8th, 2021. The Flyers have a 15-26-10 record and are one of the worst teams in the NHL this season. What really stuck out to me was the attendance or lack thereof; I have never seen or attended a Flyers game in any home arena, the Wells Fargo Center or The Spectrum, seeing it that empty. The Flyers are currently 16th in the NHL in Home Attendance and are averaging their fewest fans per game since the 1983-84 season. I guess while the prices go up and the win total goes down, this is the result. Have we turned into "fair-weather fans" or has the side effect of rising costs outpriced the loyal fan?
Thank God for the Sixers! The James Harden era starts Friday night in Minnesota against the Timberwolves. Harden is almost averaging a triple-double in the 44 games he’s played this season with 10.8 assists per game, 8.0 Rebounds per game, and 22.5 Points per game. The excitement level is High for the second half of the NBA season for the 76ers with their NBA MVP Candidate Joel Embiid leading the way.
On Saturday’s The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, former Eagles Linebacker Brad Quast will be in the studio with me with the Flyers and the Sixers being the big topics this weekend. We will hear from the Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan live from Las Vegas with his big plays this weekend.
On Sunday’s show, Pete Thompson, Brad Quast, and I will get things heated up as we discuss the weekend in sports. Mike Carlin will check in from Cleveland with his basketball report. Then we will talk with one of the Flyers' most dedicated fans: Karen Schaevitz has been a season ticket holder since 1974 and has only missed a handful of games in 48 years. Talk about a Loyal and dedicated Fan!!
All that and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12 noon on 97.3 ESPN radio.