Mailbag: Why No Flyers Love?

Mailbag: Why No Flyers Love?

Q: Hey guys. Nice site. One question: I see an Eagle, a Phillie and a Sixer on the banner. Where's the Flyer? I know we suck ass right now, but that's just another reason for us not to be left out of Philadelphia Sports Hell these days. -DarthFlyer

A: DarthFlyer, solid name you got there.  Sure, we support the Flyers in their attempt to win more games in 2006 than the Eagles, but to be honest, we're one of those playoff only hockey fans.  We are a four for four Philly guy for sure, but the Flyers come in at the bottom of the list.  But don't worry, we shuffle the banner up there from time to time depending on the season and mood, etc.  Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, and Allen Iverson have all graced our beautiful banner.  Don't give up hope Mr. Darth; the Flyers suck and there is nowhere to go but up.

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.