Flyers fans Mike “Orangeman” Fritz and Jim Davis of Holmesburg plan to support the team at games now that the NHL lockout has ended. (Photo courtesy of Jim Davis)
They may not be Philly’s most loved or glamorous team, but the Flyers have loyal fans. That audience will get to see some hockey after all this year. Just days before the NHL was prepared to cancel the season outright, players and management have hammered out a 10-year contract.
NHL players and team owners spent 113 days negotiating a new contract. They announced a tentative deal Sunday. continue reading »
Friday – A Frankford High School student tested positive last week for tuberculosis. A spokesperson for the School District of Philadelphia said both the district and parents of all Frankford High students were notified. Students and staff who spent more than two class periods with the infected student will have to be tested for TB, as well. continue reading »
Photo by Donny Smith
We received several dozen photos of the chaos at Frankford and Cottman Monday night in honor of the Flyers entrance into the Stanley Cup playoff. As promised, we’re not running any of the suggestive ones, but check out our slideshow to see the nearly 50 shots from the celebration. continue reading »
A knife fight erupted yesterday when two groups of Flyers fans confronted one another in a parking lot behind the bowling alley on Roosevelt Boulevard between Rhawn Street and Holme Avenue.
One of the men, who was returning with friends by bus from the Flyers/Devils game in Newark, called his brother, an 18th District police officer, in advance to tell him the group was expecting trouble. When the bus pulled into the parking lot after midnight, the second group of fans tried to board it, sparking arguments and physical confrontations between the groups. continue reading »
By Shannon McDonald
After the World Series chaos at Cottman and Frankford, we all kinda knew this, but NEasters are die-hard Phillies fans. Our latest poll results prove it.
We asked which team’s bandwagon you’re on, and the Phightin’ Phils came in first:
- Eagles: 17%
- Flyers: 11%
- Sixers: 0%
- Phils (because they won the Series): 17%
- Phils (because I’m a lifelong fan): 41%
- Phantoms: 0%
- Soul: 0%
- Kixx: 11%
You all agree the Sixers are on the same level as the minor league hockey and football teams. That’s gotta hurt.
Image courtesy of Newberg.