Weekend Rips: A few things to keep an eye on heading into the weekend
It’s another beautiful Friday in the Delaware Valley. Put down your pens and pencils and close that old Lenovo work laptop that keeps shoving HR emails from Tracy down your throat about who’s birthday it is and how you need to pitch in and buy them a cake. Screw the cake, it’s the weekend.
Grab yourself a nice alcoholic beverage, throw on The Masters, and get ready for a weekend full of Philly sports. Drink responsibly so you can keep up with all of the action. Or don’t, I’m not here to tell you how to live your life. It’s time to let it rip.
Sixers are on the road and Joel Embiid is back.
After demolishing the Celtics on Tuesday night, the Sixers look to take that momentum to New Orleans tonight to face the Pelicans at 8 pm. With Joel Embiid back in the lineup after a few weeks, it will be interesting to see how the Sixers play against a semi-decent team in the Pels. More importantly, keeping tabs on Embiid’s fitness and comfort level will be the team’s, and much of the fanbase’s, top priority. After his dominant performance against the Celtics, where he posted 35 points and 6 rebounds in only 33 minutes, I’m not worried. Instead, I’m stoked to watch Jojo feast on the Pelicans tonight and OKC tomorrow night. Nothing like back-to-back ass whoopings, folks.
And please, for the love of god, let’s all hope Ben Simmons snaps out of his bad offensive streak so we don’t have to listen to Steven Conrad Jr tell The Liberty Line that Tyrese Maxey should be starting over him.
You can check out a more professional and in-depth preview for tonight’s matchup against the Pelicans here.
Phillies face the Braves and Rhys Hoskins is cooking.
We here at The Liberty Line have been loving the start to this Phillies season for a ton of reasons. The bullpen has been great, and the lineup has been solid, but seeing Rhys Hoskins rake to start the year has been one of our favorite stories early on. Rhys has been hitting.417 with 10 hits, 6 of which have been doubles. He also has an opposite-field home run under his belt, which I never thought I’d live to see. Of course, baseball is a game of averages, but here’s hoping Big Hosk can keep his hot streak going in the ATL.
Phillies Spread. Phillies Money Line. Phillies Over. Like clockwork, baby.
There’s a Phillies preview in the works, but no one has time to wait for Zach Brader to do his job. I can’t stress it enough. It’s the weekend. Click the Home tab and it’ll be up soon.
The Flyers suck.
That’s about it for that one carry on.
Actually, hold on a minute.
If it wasn’t for our good friends at the Liberty Yell – Chris Stumpo and Danny Diemer – I wouldn’t have any reason to care about the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Fortunately, I’m in a Twitter group chat with them, and they’ve informed us Flyers draft pick and stud defenseman Cam York will make his AHL debut on Saturday. A Michigan product and IIHF World Juniors Champion, York will bring a winning pedigree along with the perfect combination of skill and grit to the Flyers organization. Much needed if you ask me.
You can catch the Phantoms on the Service Electric Network at 7:05 PM, but I’m sure Danny and Stumps can help you find a better stream.
A tradition unlike any other. Betting on the Masters.
The Masters is back at Augusta National and by god is it beautiful. CBS has broken out the 4K cameras we grew to love this past NFL season, and Jim Nantz’s voice is butterier than a Stock’s pound cake. If you love golf, you love the Masters, and if you don’t love golf, who cares? Nobody asked. Just bet on it like everybody else.
You can tune into Fox Sports The Gambler 102.5 FM – 1480 AM to get the best Masters picks, plus picks for every game this weekend.
Liberty Line Radio
The Misery Report is back on air for Liberty Line Radio tomorrow on Fox Sports The Gambler too. Make sure to tune in. Word has it they might do a livestream of the show later tonight, which if I know anything about TMR, they will probably get kicked off Twitch for theorizing about Q Anon, Jeff Bezos, and the rest of the Silicon Valley overlords.
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