Place Your Bets! Vegas Likes the Birds Super Bowl Chances in 2012

Place Your Bets! Vegas Likes the Birds Super Bowl Chances in 2012

With the Giants getting to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy on Sunday night, you'd think they'd be one of the favorites to win it all in 2012. Not exactly.

Would you believe the Philadelphia Eagles have better odds to win it all in 2012? Andy Reid's squad is tied for the fourth best odds with three other teams to win the Super Bowl next season. [full odds below]

Here are the 2012 Super Bowl odds courtesy of

Green Bay Packers                     6/1
New England Patriots                  7/1
New Orleans Saints                    8/1
Philadelphia Eagles                    12/1
Pittsburgh Steelers                    12/1
Houston Texans                         12/1
Baltimore Ravens                       14/1
New York Giants                        15/1
San Diego Chargers                   16/1
New York Jets                           16/1
San Francisco 49ers                  18/1
Dallas Cowboys                         18/1
Detroit Lions                              18/1
Atlanta Falcons                         22/1
Chicago Bears                           30/1
Arizona Cardinals                       30/1
Miami Dolphins                          35/1
Cincinnati Bengals                     40/1
Indianapolis Colts                       50/1
Tennessee Titans                       40/1
Oakland Raiders                        50/1
Carolina Panthers                      50/1
Denver Broncos                         50/1
Kansas City Chiefs                    50/1
Seattle Seahawks                      60/1
Buffalo Bills                               60/1
Washington Redskins                60/1
Minnesota Vikings                     75/1
St. Louis Rams                          75/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers             75/1
Cleveland Browns                       100/1
Jacksonville Jaguars                   100/1

Also of note, the odds to land Peyton Manning.

What team will Peyton Manning be a member of for game 1 of the 2013 Regular Season?

Arizona Cardinals                          2/1
Washington Redskins                     5/2
Miami Dolphins                             3/1
New York Jets                              7/2
Indianapolis Colts                         7/1

Instant Replay: Coyotes 5, Flyers 4

Associated Press

Instant Replay: Coyotes 5, Flyers 4


Two bizarre goals less than two minutes apart ruined a special night for the Flyers on Thursday at Wells Fargo Center.
Martin Hanzal scored a tie-breaking goal simultaneously while teammate Jakob Chychrun was being pounded in a fight with Brayden Schenn during a 2-2 game.
Then, rookie defenseman Ivan Provorov tackled Brad Richardson, who fell into goalie Steve Mason for a shorthanded goal that counted after review for interference.
That’s one way of losing as hockey game, 5-4.
Notable goals
Brandon Manning, who has been outstanding on both sides of the puck, tried an ill-advised clearing pass up the high slot and it was picked off by pinching defenseman Oliver Edkman-Larsson for a quick turnaround shot to make it a 2-0 lead.
Goalie report
A huge save on Anthony Duclair in the first period by Mason after a turnover from Andrew MacDonald. Mason didn’t look great on the fifth goal. Rushes to the net were a problem in front of him.
Power play
The Flyers scored three against Buffalo. In this one, they had five scattered shots over their first three power plays. That's not going to get it done. But they did get it done on their fifth power play with Schenn diving with his stick extended hit the ice as he tipped Shayne Gostisbehere’s point shot home to tie the game, 2-2. The Flyers were 2 for 8 on the power play.
Power-play points
Claude Giroux leads with six overall.
Penalty kill
There was no Boyd Gordon in this one to take PK draws. That went to Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. Roman Lyubimov had a nice shorthanded move for a possible scoring chance but couldn’t complete it.
Big hit
You've got to like Sean Couturier upending Duclair during the opening minutes of play along the left boards. Duclair later had a fine assist on Jamie McGinn’s goal that gave the 'Yotes a 1-0 lead.
Ryan White had a goal that made it 5-3 late in the game.
Third line
The new third line with Nick Cousins centering Schenn and Dale Weise scored in the second period. All three picked up a point with Cousins banging home the Schenn rebound to make it a 2-1 game.
Chychrun lost to Schenn, who had sent Michael Stone to the boards hard with a legal shoulder check. Stone still assisted on Hanzal's goal that began the madness that saw Arizona get two quickies.
Injured: Forwards Scott Laughton (knee) and Michael Raffl (abdominal pull), defenseman Michael Del Zotto (knee). Healthy: forward Gordon and defenseman Nick Schultz.
Up next
The Flyers will practice Friday at Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J., and host the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Report: Sixers exec Jason Wiley led meeting on national anthem issue

Report: Sixers exec Jason Wiley led meeting on national anthem issue

The Sixers' meeting on Thursday to address the national anthem situation on opening night was led by VP of Content and Integrated Marketing Jason Wiley, John Gonzalez reported.

Wiley and team executives decided not to have Sevyn Streeter perform the national anthem because she wore a "We Matter" shirt, according to the report. The team had concerns Streeter would have further protests. 

A member of the Sixers' dance team performed in her place.

Wiley helped book Streeter, according to the report, and had previously worked for Bad Boy Records and had music industry contacts.

CBS3 reported Thursday that Streeter had signed a contract that barred her from making a political statement during the performance (see story).

The Sixers discussed the incident and are considering options on how to address it (see story).

“I think the team, not only do we want to speak up on the matter that happened yesterday, but I feel like we’re now starting to push, like it’s not just about saying something, it’s about making a difference,” Nik Stauskas said. “It’s about going out there and doing something. So we don’t really know what we’re going to do yet, but I know a lot of guys on this team are eager to go out there and make a difference one way or another.”