Usually when a list based on the national spectrum of sports is produced, the only way Philadelphia falls near the top is if it is regarding rowdy fans or incidents in history that the rest of the national won’t seem to forget.
There is one recent list that brings a positive compliment Philly’s way.
ESPN ranked the top sports uniforms by city in a segment for Uni Watch. Philadelphia ranked fourth, behind only Boston, Pittsburgh and Chicago.
The Flyers' home preseason game on Sept. 25 against the New York Islanders has been bumped up one hour to 6 p.m., the team announced on Thursday.
The team cited travel restrictions throughout the City of Philadelphia as the reason for the change. Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia that weekend has led to significant (and controversial) adjustments the City has made -- including the complete closures of the Schuylkill Expressway and Ben Franklin Bridge, as well as closure of several exits along Interstate 95.
Back in the summer of 2012, the Flyers used their second-round pick, 45th overall, to select goaltender Anthony Stolarz. Recognizing a farm system devoid of legitimate goaltending prospects, Stolarz immediately became the long-term project and joined the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.