Comment of the week sponsored by Smith's Restaurant and Bar

Comment of the week sponsored by Smith's Restaurant and Bar

We're happy to be teaming up with Smith's Restaurant and Bar to bring you a new weekly "Comment of the Week" post in which we highlight one of our insightful or witty commenters. Every Wednesday we'll highlight one noteworthy comment and the winner will receive a $25 gift card to Smith's which is located in Rittenhouse.

This week's winner is Sir Digby who sees a pattern in the Flyers coaching carousel.

The Flyers replaced the stern, too demanding Hitchcock with John Stevens, who supposedly had a great relationship with the young players because he was their coach with the Phantoms, until said players took advantage of that relationship, leading to his dismissal and the hiring of the hard-assed Laviolette, who was subsequently too stern and demanding, leading to his dismissal and the promotion of the supposedly player-friendly Berube. Notice a trend here?

Flash forward 2 years (or less) and Berube will be fired in favor of a more stern and demanding coach. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

But heaven forbid you suggest to that old fart Snider that the team needs to change it’s culture…

Congrats on the $25 gift card to Smith's, Sir Digby. Shoot us an email.

For those who may be unfamiliar, Smith's Bar and Restaurant is located right off of Rittenhouse Square on 19th Street between Chestnut and Market. It's a great spot to watch some football with two bars, 11 TVs, and drink specials during all NFL games on Thursdays and Sundays including $3 Bud Lights and Lager drafts. They also do fantastic work in their kitchen and serve great $10 pizzas.

Also, be sure to keep your calendar open for January 23rd when we'll host another meet up slash Flyers viewing party at Smith's.

Sevyn Streeter claims Sixers stopped her from singing national anthem

Sevyn Streeter claims Sixers stopped her from singing national anthem

Performing artist Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to sing the national anthem Wednesday night before the Sixers' season opener but says she was replaced because of the jersey she was wearing.

Jemila Worthy, a member of the Sixers' dance team, sang the anthem instead.

Streeter says change was made because she was wearing a jersey with the words "We Matter" displayed on the front.

"I'm at the 76ers game to sing the national anthem," she said in a video on Twitter, "and the organization is telling me that I can't because I'm wearing a 'We Matter' jersey."

The Sixers responded with the following statement:

"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."

In the Sixers' preseason finale against the Heat in Miami, Denasia Lawrence performed the anthem while wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt and kneeling on one knee (see story). She said she did it to protest racial oppression.

Streeter is the latest to use the national anthem as a stage to protest racism and social injustice. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the well-documented movement by refusing to stand during the anthem, and various other professional athletes have made their own statements.

In a protest planned by safety Malcolm Jenkins, a handful of Eagles raised their fists during the anthem before the team's Week 2 game against the Bears on Monday Night Football.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.