There are many troubling questions surrounding the local sports scene. I’ve got the answers (that you might not agree with!) to four burning questions in Philly sports.
How can an MLB player not know how to bunt? I’ve got the answer!
I can’t believe I’m going to let J.T. Realmuto off the hook, but I will. If your bosses run baseball games like accountants, you ignore basic skills of the game that they don’t value.
The fact that Rob Thomson never considered laying down a bunt came from way above his head. To not sacrifice the runners is willful ignorance, but it started years ago. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost numerous games on failure to execute this and other fundamentals, but the spreadsheet cowboys don’t care.
Is the banged up Philadelphia Eagles defense ready to survive the Vikings offensive attack?
I’m optimistic that we will see a much better Eagles offensive attack on Thursday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings. Early scoring would give the defense the opportunity to try and tee off on Kirk Cousins.
There is one huge problem. If you don’t get home like you didn’t on Mac Jones, Cousins has three weapons in the passing game that can cause significant damage. Watch the QB pressure and hits on Thursday. If we don’t see more contact, Cousins and the Vikings can win this game.
Is James Harden ready to act professionally or to create a circus?
My answer will surprise you. I’m going to give James Harden the benefit of the doubt that he won’t decide to go into his Bozo mode like he did to force his way out of Houston. My best guess is he handles this more like the situation in Brooklyn.
I feel a tight hamstring coming soon. James is crafty enough to look the part. He’ll then fail to deliver, much like he did in Games 6 and 7 against the Boston Celtics.
Is the “resistance” to the Philadelphia 76ers arena is being orchestrated?
I posted to my social media a picture yesterday of the latest “organic” protest against the 76ers arena.
A handful of “outraged” protesters didn’t seem interested until the cameras came over. Well-dressed people provided them with signs and coached them up on “What we are going to chant once the cameras are ready to tape?” It was like a D-list movie set. I believe the 76ers arena project needs honest and respectful debate. This kind of choreographed protest to create an anti-arena narrative is weak. It’ll be one of the burning questions in Philly sports while this long-term saga continues.