Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Philadelphia 76ers had a great preseason. Now the team starts the season Wednesday with high hopes.
Philadelphia Phillies sportscaster Harry Kalas used to sing the song "High Hopes." That's the perfect song for the Philadelphia 76ers, who begin the start of the NBA season on Wednesday. With the Philadelphia Eagles struggling, the Phillies out of the playoffs and no hockey for the Flyers, the Sixers might be the proud son of the city. In other words, they might get lots of brotherly love. Even with star center Andrew Bynum sitting out the start with banged up knees, the Sixers team is perhaps the most talented and deepest in several years. The Sixers did a great job during the off-season acquiring key talent. They only return five players from last year's roster. But those five are key: Point Guard Jrue Holiday is a rising star, forward/…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, the legislator leading the charge for legalized sports gambling, welcomes the lawsuit.
The four major professional American sports leagues and the NCAA have filed a lawsuit to block sports wagering in New Jersey. AOL/Sporting News.com's Fanhouse reports that Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and the National Hockey League joined the NCAA, collegiate sports' governing body, in filing a complaint in federal court in Trenton on Tuesday to block proposed legislation that would legalize sports betting in the Garden State. A news release put out by the NBA states the following: The leagues and the NCAA assert that the state’s recently announced decision to offer sports betting violates long-standing federal law. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) became…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The NBA invited Norristown residents to vote for their favorite restaurant in the inaugural contest.
The Norristown Business Association (NBA) would like to congratulate Zachary’s BBQ for winning the first annual "Restaurant of the Year" award. The NBA asked the community to vote for their favorite Norristown restaurant and the voters have chosen Zachary’s BBQ as Norristown’s Restaurant of the Year. Zachary’s barbecue is smoked in a wood fire pit to perfection by chef Keith Taylor and his team of culinary professionals. The restaurant, located at 1709 Markley Street, also offers catering services. About Norristown Business Association The Norristown Business Association is a collaborative network of businesses and professionals in the Norristown area. The purpose of the association is to create a thriving business community where …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Norristown Business Association is asking the community to vote for their favorite Norristown restaurant.
There's still time to help the Norristown Business Association's (NBA) in their search to find Norristown's most popular restaurant. Just go to the NBA's survey website and write in the name of your favorite restaurant. The NBA will be announcing the winner before the end of the year.
Monday, May 2, 2011
This week, we’ll take a look at an anemic Phillies offense, the new birds in the Eagles' nest, an embarrassing series opener for the Flyers, and a final look at the Sixers 2010-11 campaign.
Before we begin, we would like to announce the winner of last week’s free Phillies ticket giveaway. Being the first person to get all five questions correct and correctly guess that Ryan Howard would have two hits, the winner is … Jeremy Lieberman. Congratulations! For the hundreds of Philly faithfuls who didn’t have their name called, rest assured that you’ll have another shot at picking up a free pair of Phillies tickets. Due to the overwhelming amount of submissions, we’re going to hold a new contest next week, with a new set of rules and a new way to win! Now back to sports! The Good Rhino goes yard, twice! As Patch readers across Montgomery County were watching Friday night’s game against the Mets, I don’t think anyone thought he …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The Phillies continue a hot start, while the Flyers and Sixers begin their playoff runs.
Welcome to Phour for Phour, a weekly sports column that takes a look at all things Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers. In this week's column, we'll look at dominant pitching performances by the Four Aces, a rough start for the Sixers in their return to the playoffs and the Flyers first-round match up with the Sabres. Let's begin... The Philadelphia Phillies continued their hot start to the season, going 4-2 over the past week, with wins against the Braves, Nationals and Marlins. Credit has to go to the pitching staff, especially when considering the Phillies have scored 4 or less runs in their last 6 games. A look behind the numbers shows an amazing string of quality starts in their last four games. Starting from Halladay's complete game …