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MikeSBRantSports

Sports writer/blogger for 10 + years, work has been featured on NHL.com, CSNPhilly.com, RealGM.com, and NCAA.com. Currently the lead writer for GetFlyerdUp.com (Philadelphia Flyers) and 76ersCentral.com (Philadelphia 76ers) part of the RantSports.com Network.

Website: http://www.76ersCentral.com

Twitter: @@76ersCentral

Jaromir Jagr Throws Jabs at Pittsburgh Fans, Doesn’t Care if He’s Hated

www.rantsports.com - New Philadelphia Flyer Jaromir Jagr has broken some of the off season silence, with a couple of interesting quotes. Jagr returns to the NHL after a couple of years playing in the KHL. He reportedly spurned offers to return to his ...

NBA Union Chief Billy Hunter Doesn’t Believe 2011-12 NBA Season Will Be Played

www.rantsports.com - The already bleak NBA labor war is sporting another black-eye. On Wednesday NBA Union Chief Billy Hunter was asked whether or not the 2011-12 NBA season would take place. Hunter’s response was, “If I had to bet on it, no.” Hunter ...

First NBA Labor Talks Could Happen on Monday

www.rantsports.com - First off, I’d like to welcome you all to the new RantSports.com! Now, let’s talk some NBA! I know there isn’t much to get excited about with the NBA lockout in full force. However, the first positive sign could be ...


Mike Richards Denies Allegations That “Hard-Partying” Led to Trade

www.getflyerdup.com - Mike Richards was a guest on TSN’s “That’s Hockey,” and he responded to the allegation that hard-partying ways led to the trades of both he and Jeff Carter. When he was asked about “Dry Island” Richards had some interesting comments. ”It ...

My Final Word on What Got Mike Richads and Jeff Carter Traded

www.getflyerdup.com - Yesterday I wrote about the column written by Dan Gross of the Philadelphia Daily News. In the column Gross states that Mike Richards and Jeff Carter’s “hard-partying ways” played a “major role” in getting them traded. Some have attacked me for ...

More Philly Media Nonsense About Mike Richards and Jeff Carter’s “Hard-Partying” Ways

www.getflyerdup.com - Dan Gross, the Philadelphia Daily News’ resident “gossip” blogger writes that Richards and Carter’s hard partying ways did them in. Gross mentions “Dry Island,” a concept started by Flyers Head Coach Peter Laviolette, asking players to refrain from drinking alcohol ...


Philadelphia 76ers Announce 2011-12 Schedule

www.76erscentral.com - While NBA fans everywhere worry about whether or not the NBA lockout will put the 2011-12 NBA season in jeopardy, it’s business as usually, for now. On Tuesday, the Philadelphia 76ers released their 2011-12 schedule. The Sixers will open up the ...

Philadelphia Flyers Formally Announce the Signing of 3 Players

www.getflyerdup.com - The Philadelphia Flyers have formally announced the signing of 3 players, Center Jon Kalinski, Goaltender Jason Bacashihua, and 4th round pick, Forward Marcel Noebels. Kalinski spent all of last season with the Adirondack Phantoms, posting 6 goals, 17 assists and 86 ...

Philadelphia 76ers GM Ed Stefanski Not in New Ownerships Long Term Plans ; Could Be Headed to Toronto

www.76erscentral.com - According to Yahoo! Sports, Philadelphia 76ers GM Ed Stefanski has been given permission to inquire about GM openings around the NBA. Also, Stefanski is said to be one of three candidates for the vacant Toronto Raptors GM job. With the Philadelphia ...

Could Scott Hartnell Be the Next Philadelphia Flyer Sent Packing?

www.getflyerdup.com - It’s the lazy days of summer, the same can be said for the goings on in the NHL. After the free agent frenzy of early July calms down, hockey fans are left to discuss and wonder how their teams will ...