KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.
The Sixers current slogan is “together we build.” The team traded its best player in the offseason, and are building with youth and the draft. It may mean wins in the future, but for now, it means a lot of losses, and a lots of empty seats.
Chris looks back at yesterday’s testimony before Congress by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Sixers surprise win in their opener over the Miami Heat. He talks to investigative journalist Audrey Hudson, Dr. Douglas Tynan from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and Comedian Rory Albanese.
According to a national poll, Michael Vick is the most disliked player in the NFL.
Chris covers the latest round of negotiations to end the government shutdown, the special Senate election in New Jersey between Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan and polling about how politically divided Americans are. He talks to Author Ann Coulter and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
Chris covers the ongoing Senate speech by Texas Senator Ted Cruz objecting to funding Obamacare, the chaos at Yankee Stadium over Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Night, and bystanders not acting to help a police officer in a scuffle with a suspect on a SEPTA platform. He also talks to the President of the NRA, David Keene.
Of the big four professional sports teams in Philadelphia, the Sixers have had the least playoff success in the last decade. The team has taken steps to try and rebuild a winner over the last few months, but the on-court product in recent years has left a lot to be desired.
The Eagles have not won a Super Bowl during Jeff Lurie’s tenure as owner of the team, but that hasn’t stopped the team from being one of the most valuable in football.
Philadelphia not on the list of the top ten most miserable sports cities.
The Phillies and Eagles are two of the 50 most valuable sports franchises in the world, according to Forbes magazine.
It would seem as though the Phillies, as a team, are unlikely to bring home a title this year. Chase Utley, individually, was just awarded one that he’d probably rather not have received.
Forbes list has Eagles coach Chip Kelly the 9th highest paid coach in American sports, but he still trails Andy Reid.
Despite lack of success on the field, Tim Tebow remains the most influential athlete in America.
Phillies fans are the second most loyal in MLB, according to a study.
A Forbes report says the Phillies are worth $893 million, good for 5th best in baseball.