What an Exciting Thursday Night for Philly Sports Fans!
What a Thursday for Philadelphia sports fans!! First, the Phillies got the day started by finishing off a sweep of the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park with a 7-1 win during the afternoon. Phillies Ace Starter Zack Wheeler went Six innings without giving up a run to pick up his first win of the season. With that victory, the Phillies even their record at 10-10 heading into the weekend three-game series with National League East rivals the New York Mets.
After 7pm the Sixers tipped off in Toronto for Game Six against the Raptors. Losing the last two games to the Raptors, the Sixers needed to win or face down the ominous Game Seven back home in Philadelphia. The Sixers started off sluggish and ended the first half up 62-61 even though James Harden at 12 Points and Eight Assists at Halftime. In the third quarter, the Sixers came out hot, outscoring Toronto 37-17 thanks to a 17-0 run. All five starters finished the game scoring double figures and as a team shot 58% from the field and 40% from the three-point line.
The NFL held the first round of their 2022 draft and Eagles fans had their clickers working as they waited to see what the Birds would do with the 15th and 18th overall picks. Keeping one eye on the Sixers and one eye on the draft we saw the Sixers eliminate the Raptors 132-97 and then the Eagles move up to pick Georgia Defensive Tackle Jordan Davis. Then Philadelphia makes a blockbuster trade with Tennessee to acquire Pro Bowl-caliber Wide Receiver A.J Brown.
All and all, it was an exciting Thursday for Philly sports fans and this weekend in The Locker Room we will talk about it all!
On Saturday’s show, my basketball guru Mike Carlin joins me in the studio as we recap the week in sports. The Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan checks in from the Las Vegas, the site of the 2022 NFL draft. Dave does his weekly segment giving us his expert analysis about betting on the big games. Then in Hourt Two, we will talk with the 2008 World Series Champion Manager for our Phillies Charlie Manuel. Charlie will be with former Eagles great Seth Joyner in Ocean City on Saturday for a meet and greet at the Music Pier on the Boardwalk.
On Sunday’s show Pete Thompson joins me in the studio. We will continue the conversation and Sixers basketball, Eagles draft and Phillies baseball. Former Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene does his weekly segment “On the mound with Tommy Greene” brought to you by GSF performance club. Tommy will give his thoughts on the Phillies. Hour II we will hear from a Temple football great Paul Palmer. Paul is being honored by the Philadelphia sportswriters on Monday. We will ask Paul about the honor. Dick Vermeil, Ron Jaworski, Larry Bowa headline the event on Monday Night!
All that and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN FM Radio.