Pod: Doug Pederson and James Harden Are Out; Should Scott Rolen Be In (the Hall of Fame)?

Considering the history of this podcast, it’s entirely possible – likely, even – that the Eagles will have either announced their new head coach or had the hire leaked by the media before this episode ever sees the light of day. This week, the guys talk about who they think will get the job and reflect on how the Doug Pederson era came to an end.

Also, James Harden is not a Sixer; thoughts are had. Finally, John makes the case for a not-so-beloved Philadelphia sports figure to achieve his sport’s highest honor.

The rundown:

• Joe gloats about correctly predicting Pederson’s firing as if it wasn’t the first thing he’s been right about in months

• John Reads The News™ (2:32)

• What Are You Drinking?™ (4:01)

• The guys discuss the Eagles parting ways with Pederson, the Jeffrey Lurie-Howie Roseman dynamic, the direction of the organization, and who the next coach might be (4:19)

• Sixers president Daryl Morey was reported to have had a deal for James Harden all but completed; the Rockets made the most of the “all but” part and sent him to Brooklyn instead, but the guys are fine with it (22:20)

• The Flyers’ season is finally underway, the mention of which eventually and inevitably leads to Joe complaining about them playing in Lake Tahoe next month (34:36)

• John pleads his case for why Scott Rolen should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, which is then discussed in both broad strokes and great detail at the same time; there’s something there for both purists and stat heads alike (38:29)

Joe Girardi is Fired; The Phillies Catch Fire The Philly Frenetics Podcast

Anything happen while we were gone? The guys return after a brief hiatus to discuss John's new digs and Joe's attendance at three notable baseball games in the span of four days before getting into the topic of the day: should the Phillies have fired Joe Girardi? (11:37)  And since they did, was it at the right time, and will it matter at all? (22:19)  Joe then shares his thoughts on what the team should be looking for in a new manager while John is, suffice to say, significantly less picky (31:15). You can find The Philly Frenetics Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @PhillyFrenetics and on the web at PhillyFrenetics.com. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. Joe Girardi is Fired; The Phillies Catch Fire
  2. This Sequel Sucked: The Sixers' Season is Over
  3. Sixers Beat the Raptors, Lose Embiid; Eagles Ace the Draft
  4. Instant Reaction: Sixers-Raptors Game 5
  5. Sixers vs. Raptors: Games 1 and 2

You can find The Philly Frenetics Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; download, subscribe, and leave a five-star review! You can also find us at http://www.anchor.fm/phillyfrenetics.

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