The Philadelphia Flyers have officially announced their television schedule for the 2011-2012 National Hockey League season. The club is set for 13 national appearances split between NBC and Versus/NBC Sports.
The Flyers' season opener versus the Bruins, season closer versus the Penguins and, of course, Winter Classic match up versus the Rangers are all on the schedule. Starting with their February 12th contest against the Detroit Red Wings, the Flyers will finish their 2012 stretch run with six NBC/Versus dates. A March 26th meeting with the Tampa Bay Lightning is definitely set for Versus while the five other dates are subject to a "flex-schedule" in the interest of possibly being chosen for the NBC Game of the Week.
Given the Flyers traditionally high cross-country ratings as well as Comcast's new partnership with NBC, the number of dates, especially those potentially "flexed," come as little surprise.
A copy of the national TV dates along with a link to Flyers' complete 82-game regular season schedule can be found below.
10/6/11 @ Boston 7:00 p.m. on Versus
11/2/11 @ Buffalo 7:30 p.m. on Versus
11/9/11 @ Tampa 7:30 p.m. on Versus
12/7/11 @ Buffalo 7:30 p.m. on Versus
12/21/11 @ Dallas 7:30 p.m. on Versus
1/2/12 vs New York 1:00 p.m. on NBC
1/22/12 vs Boston 3:00 p.m. on NBC
2/12/12 @ Detroit 7:30 p.m. on NBC/Versus
3/4/12 @Washington 7:00 p.m. on NBS/Versus
3/18/12 vs Pittsburgh 3:00 p.m. on NBC/Versus
3/26/12 vs Tampa 7:30 p.m. on Versus
4/1/12 @Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. on NBC/Versus
4/7/12 @Pittsburgh 4:00 p.m. on NBC/Versus
The Flyers full 82-game schedule here. For which games are you most the most jacked?
Oh, man. Remember that time Joel Embiid did the Dream Shake?!? And then that time he did the crossover. And when he was pumping the crowd up on his way back down the court after drilling a three ball?!?
Well now you don't have to just remember it. You can watch it all again.
Our friendly video team cut together a video featuring every single minute of JoJo's action in his NBA debut. Sadly, he was on a 20-minute restriction, but that didn't stop Brett Brown from getting him out there for a couple of extra minutes.
Enjoy. And as Dario Saric would say, "I love him so much."
If reading is more your thing, check out Jess Camerato on Embiid's debut and Andrew Unterberger on The Process being secured.
Sevyn Streeter, the performing artist who claimed Wednesday that the Sixers replaced her for the national anthem because of her intent to wear a jersey with the words "We Matter," signed a contract that prohibited political statements, according to CBS3's Jan Carabeo.
Per the report, Streeter was offered an alternate shirt and told she could wear her own shirt in the stands after the performance.
"I was angry, extremely, extremely angry and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart," Streeter told The Associated Press. "Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that."
The Sixers didn't directly confirm or deny the allegation but 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."
This statement is consistent with efforts being made throughout the NBA calling for action over gestures, as detailed in a feature in B/R Mag.
“I’m past the gestures,” Carmelo Anthony told B/R Mag. “I’m past that. It’s all about creating things now and putting things in motion. So, that’s what I’m on. I’m trying to get guys on board with that and help them understand that — enough of the gesturing and talking and all of that stuff — we need to start putting things in place.”