Weekend Rips: Sixers look to finish strong, Phillies better not lose to the Mets
We made it to the end of a whirlwind week, my fellow Philadelphians. Round 1 of the NFL Draft was last night, and the Eagles drafted DeVonta Smith at 10 after trading with the Cowboys to screw over the Giants. Howie Roseman actually made the right move in the first round, and I’m in shock and awe at the whole situation. For the first time in a while, I’ve woken up on a Friday totally free of misery and despair. Then I remembered I had to write this stupid thing. Awesome.
Forget my brief moments of bliss being brutally ripped from me and replaced with existential dread. That happens daily, I’ll be fine. Focus up, because it’s time for us to get suited and booted for what should be a jam-packed weekend. It’s time to let it rip.
Eagles better not screw up rounds 2-7
As I said, the Birds wound up with the Slim Reaper with the 10th pick in the NFL Draft, and I could not be happier. The wiry Heisman-winning wideout from Alabama is a perfect fit for this squad. However, Howie and the Eagles’ front office has a lot of work left to do. There are six more rounds and we need to hit in at least the next two to three to have a semi-watchable product on the field for 2021. The Philly Pod himself broke down the trade and the pick beautifully right here.
Speaking of Mr. Reaper, the guy has signed more deals over the last 24 hours than I thought was possible. He has t-shirts (ours are better), Raising Canes, NFTs, Crypto, BOSE headphones, and Verizon contracts and it hasn’t even been 24 hours. Gotta love the hustle in this kid.
Circling back to t-shirts, Barstool Philly released a dud of a Reaper t-shirt and DSGN Tree dunked on them via Twitter. Looking at their instagram, where just last night people were commenting that DSGN Tree’s shirt design was better, all the comments have been deleted. Would have never thought that Barstool couldn’t take a little heat but when you have TLL and DSGN Tree breathing down your necks I guess things have changed.
Sixers should smack the Hawks and Spurs
The Sixers have ten games left in the regular season and have very little margin for error. Luckily, we have the easiest remaining schedule in the NBA, so things are looking up. Tonight, the boys take on the Atlanta Hawks without Trae Young which should be an easy win. Pair that with a trip to San Antonio to face the Spurs, and I am feeling pretty damn good about their chances at taking back the top seed in the East over the final week of the regular season.
I think we’re all ready for the NBA playoffs. This next week is going to be slow and miserable, much like every other week in my sad, depressing, quarantine life, but if the Sixers can land a one seed, it will certainly make all of our lives easier. Regardless, we shouldn’t be fearing the Nets or Bucks in the slightest.
Phillies have ceased to make sense
The Phillies just finished up a 3-4 road trip by splitting a four-game series with the Cardinals. The Police State in America has no say in what happens on the baseball mound. After both Harper and Gregorius were hit by pitches during the Cards series, Hector Neris plunked Nolan Arenado square in the back to restore law and order to the baseball diamond. If that’s not the best version of “Field of Dreams” you’ve ever watched then I can’t help you.
This weekend they are back home to face the New York Mets. Chase Anderson (god help us) is on the mound for the Phillies. He will face Marcus Stroman (3-1, 2.25 ERA). Anderson is 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA in two starts this season against the Mets.
The Phillies are in a three-way tie with the Braves and Mets atop of the NL East. Would be GREAT to see them create a little space in the standings this weekend, but you simply can’t tell much of anything about this team in the early goings of the 2021 season.
Kentucky Derby is the event of the weekend
“Bet the ponies, kid” my father used to tell a young 5-year old Ryan Conway while crushing Miller Lites at the Turf Club and asking me for another smoke as I clutched his pack of Marlboro Reds, shaking in fear, like my life depended on it. The Kentucky Derby is back.
There’s nothing quite like the southern charm of the 1% parading around horses that they will surely murder at the first sign of weakness. But in the end, the Kentucky Derby is the perfect excuse to day drink and toss some money around on horses with more-often-than-not cool names.
When the Flyers, who are now eliminated from playoff contention, are replaced by fake stories about me and my father and horse racing, you know the state of ice hockey in Philadelphia is in absolute shambles.
Liberty Line Radio and TLL behind the scenes
This weekend, Liberty Line Radio has been left to the youths. Luke Arcaini, Leo Silverman, and I will be on Fox Sports the Gambler this Saturday from 5-6pm.
Not really sure how we came to this point as a website, but we’re going to bring the heat while Drew is galavanting around Delaware County buying houses and attending weddings. Vic has been heads down crunching out draft content, motivated by taking down Jack Connell in the monthly standings, so the new guys are giving terrestrial radio a run for it’s money.
Speaking of Drew, did you guys listen to that 2.5 hour episode of TMR? If not you should. There’s seriously something wrong with those guys but it’s very entertaining and will only get better when cancel culture gets ahold of them. It’s only a matter of time.
We are wrapping up a career month here at The Liberty Line. I would hate to take the majority of the credit for the massive numbers. Victor Williams definitely came through with the draft and the Phillies content is through the roof. However, when you’re pumping out articles about the Communist Wells Fargo Center, ESPN’s obsession with tragedy porn, Kyle Pitts being a fake Philadelphian, and Daryl Morey’s elite taste in music, its extremely hard not to see me as the reason for a spike in numbers across the board.
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