Philadelphia Eagles are Worth $4.7 BILLION

Sportico unveiled their annual list of professional sports team valuations on Tuesday. The Philadelphia Eagles make the Top Ten of most valuable NFL franchises and the Top Fifteen of North American sports teams.

The Birds ranked ninth with a value of $4.7 billion. That’s BILLION, with a capital B.

Jeffrey Lurie bought the franchise from idiot Norman Braman in 1994 for a cool $185 million. That’s not a bad investment!

The Eagles also saw their value increase from the previous year. The Eagles value shot up 21% from 2021 to 2022.

The average NFL franchise valuation is now above $4 billion a year. The average team saw an 18% increase in year over prior.

Here’s how the NFL Top Ten breaks down:

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MLB Legend Vin Scully Passes Away

An exciting day in the world of baseball ended on a sad note Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that longtime voice of the franchise Vin Scully passed away. The legendary Scully was 94-years old.

Scully joined the Dodgers organization in 1950 when the team still resided in Brooklyn, New York. He called games for 67-seasons, retiring after the 2016 season. No other announcer has come close to Scully’s tenure with one organization.

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Jim’s Steaks on South St is on Fire

The Philadelphia Fire Department is currently engaged in firefighting operations at Jim’s Steaks on South Street. The fire is currently at a 2nd alarm with exterior attack only due to the conditions of the structure.

The evacuation order was given by battalion chief 4 at 1053 hours.

** Update **

Here’s some footage from the scene:

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Philadelphia Flyers Re-sign Owen Tippett

The Philadelphia Flyers announced the re-signing of restricted free agent Owen Tippett. The two-year deal is worth an average annual value (AAV) of $1.5 million.Tippett was acquired by the Flyers on March 19 from Florida as part of the Claude Giroux trade. 

The 23-year old recorded seven points (4G, 3A), averaged just over 15-minutes of ice time a game in 21-games with the Orange and Black. 

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Adidas Will Stop Making NHL Uniforms After 2023-24

ESPN is reporting that NHL uniform maker, Adidas, will not renew its contract when it expires after the 2023-24 season. Adidas took over the NHL’s uniforms in 2017.

That noise you hear is fans celebrating. Yes, there are people that really care about this stuff.

Adidas is responsible for bringing the “Reverse Retro” program to the league in the 2020-21 season. The program, which has been Adidas’s most popular move on the ice, will return this upcoming season.

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SportsRadio 94 WIP Officially Announces Replacements for Ray Didinger

As first reported months ago by Crossing Broad, SportsRadio 94 WIP has tabbed the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Mike Sielski and Jody McDonald to partner with Glen Macnow on the weekends. Sielski will join Macnow on Saturday’s and McDonald will take the Sunday shift.

Here’s the annoucement by Macnow on Thurday morning’s WIP Morning Show:

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Sixers Officially Bring Back James Harden

The Philadelphia 76ers made the return of James Harden official on Monday night. Or as they put it, officially official .

Harden, 32, was acquired by the Sixers in February from the Brooklyn Nets in a deal that sent Ben Simmons to Brooklyn. “The Beard” averaged 21.0 points, 10.5 assists, and 7.1 rebounds in 21-games with the Sixers.

The 10-time NBA All-Star took less money to return to Philadelphia. He spoke about why in the Sixers’ official release.

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