The Disaster that is the Phillies and Eagles

The Phillies and Eagles are a disaster. Two once-proud franchises that had so much promise have become a shadow of what they once were.

Eagles Organizational Head Scratchers

The endless debate over the Eagles with Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson, and Howie “the genius” Roseman have become a train that has left the tracks. Who is to blame? Wentz, by all signs, has severely gone backward. Is it lingering effects from past and maybe current concussions? Please explain how he can go from MVP projections to a guy who seems completely lost? I am preaching to the choir. his downfall is on full display every week. Perhaps, too many voices in the head of Wentz during practice and games?

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Has Doug Pederson suddenly become a clueless coach? Perhaps he should storm into the office of Roseman and state firmly, “Do you want me to coach? Then let me friggin coach!” Is Doug Pederson too passive? Has Doug Pederson mentally checked out of this organization.

Now, on to Howie Roseman. He is a tremendous salary cap manager but a terrible at best, General Manager. Will Jeffrey Lurie stop the madness and clean the cupboards?

Phillies Organizational Lies

Across Pattison Avenue, we have another pending train wreck. John Middleton, the author of the famous quote, “spending stupid money.” Now he has egg on his face. Does he care more about winning or the bottom line?

All signs point to him allowing the best catcher the Phillies have had since Carlos Ruiz and, for that matter, the best in baseball in JT Realmuto, simply walk away? Same emotion from Middleton on Didi Gregorious… why? “We lost billions this season.”.  Sorry Mr. Middleton, you simply did not. With the uncertainty with world events, how many people will fork over money for Season Tickets?

Major job losses across the board. People are owed money from no attendance games on both sides of Pattison Avenue. There is still no guarantee of any full season for the MLB.

The Eagles have cashed a few thousand checks for season tickets. Business 101 tells you if you lose a customer, you may never get them back.

Trickle-down to Flyers and Sixers. The Flyers are a legitimate threat to win a Cup. The Sixers did what was needed and cleaned house and spent money that Middleton claims he no longer has. Middleton thinks we all forgot about his guaranteed long term cable deals to cover his “cash strapped” team.

Just my two cents on the Phillies and Eagles being a disaster from an organizational standpoint.

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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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