Do you bleed green, red or orange for any of the Philadelphia sports teams? If so, you need to be reading Crossing Broad, the best sports blog in the city of brotherly love.
Kyle Scott, writer of the blog, flat-out knows his stuff. Seriously, this man knows Philadelphia sports, including the players, personnel, and most importantly, the fans, inside and out. But that’s not all. The guy is hysterically funny.
It might seem really hard to mix humor with sports, especially in Philadelphia where we take our teams as life or death, but Scott is the master. He isn’t some third-party like ESPN. He is a die-hard Philadelphia fan that writes for the other hardcore fans in the language we speak.
This isn’t the kind of reporting you’re going to find in the Inquirer. He breaks Philly sports news faster than Cliff Lee’s fastball and he does it in true Philadelphia style, otherwise known as a balance between sarcasm and serious emotion.
On Crossing Broad, yes, you will get game recaps but you’re going to get the inside scoop on pretty much anything you could imagine related to our teams. I would have to say my favorite segments of the site include “Shut Up Wheels,” which highlights all of the wonderful announcing faux pas by the incredibly “talented” Phillies’ announcers, and the now passé “Morning Carts,” which tracked former Flyer Jeff Carter through his various rendezvouses.
The site also features tickets and plenty of awesome links and advertisements. Of course the man has to make money, so he sells some ad-space, but I promise you, they are all relevant to fans. You can find links to the kinds of T-shirts and merchandise you won’t see sold in stores.
You can like Crossing Broad on Facebook and you can follow Crossing Broad on Twitter. Go ahead and tweet him and many times he’ll actually tweet back, which as a fan who he has tweeted back to, it’s awesome to know your feedback and opinions are important.