Anticipation

With the summer breeding a closer sense of normalcy, The Philadelphia major sports teams are in various stages of building for their upcoming season, or, in the case of the Phillies,trying to right their ship.

More on that mess in a bit.The Flyers, Sixers and Eagles all had disappointing seasons.

The Sixers playoff loss probably hurt more than than the other two teams. The offseason has been riddled with trade speculation but, thus far, nothing has materialiized, The Sixers team is very close to greatnees but a few bugs need to be worked out.

The Sixers share a building with the Flyers who also had a disappointing end to their season. General Manager, Chuck Fletcher has certainly been proactive with the acquisition of three defensemen. The only marketable loss Fletcher suffered was Jakob Voracek.

Something I found intersting is the three new players all had one thing in common. Each was an Alternate Captain for their previous team. Is that as sign for Claude Giroux? Time, as they say, shall tell.

Philadelphia’s beloved Eagles. I think its safe to say that no team has made more personnel changes in the offseason and, once agin, rumors swirl about bringing in DeShaun Watson. Financially, it makes sense and factor in his age of 25.

Head Coach, Nick Sirianni has not anointed Jalen Hurts as his starting Quarterback. Is that a tell tale sign of some possible behind the scenes skullduggery? Will write three words, don’t laugh too hard. Zach Ertz’s hair! Ertz has the heart of a warrior but I hope he lost a bet!

The Eagles are anticipation personified. All the new faces on both sides of the ball. Optimists tell us 9 wins.

The offensive line contines the five year pattern of injuries and the Eagles could slip to the 6 or 7 win area.

Now to Joe “Captain Hook” Girardi and the overbearingly frustrating Phillies. Pitching, defense, or lack there of with bats going cold have kept thie team at the .500 markmost of the season, Trade deadline looming. Clearly, a quality starter and or a shut down closer are at the top of their need list.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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