Eytan Shander

Eytan Shander

Eytan Shander has been a local Philadelphia and national radio host for over a decade. He's currently on FOX Sports Radio - The Gambler in Philadelphia, 97.3 ESPN in South Jersey, and can be heard nationally on SB Nation Radio. Shander also covers the NFL and sports betting news for Bookies.com. A lifetime Eagles fan, Shander lives just outside the city with his fiance. His Weimaraner "Ace" makes frequent appearances on his live streams.

March 31, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Sorry fans, don't expect to attend a single sporting event in 2020

The way things are going we might be out and about by July. But even being allowed to leave your house won’t transfer over to 20,000 people attending a basketball game.

March 24, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Thank god for the NFL offseason, a 'needed distraction'

We have never needed football more than right now, stuck at home, wondering about our immediate and collective future. It’s far from just a “needed distraction” or a way for your local radio host to fill a four-hour talk show. The NFL is so tightly woven into the fabric of our lives that it might be the only normal thing left.

March 17, 2020

Eagles

Eytan Shander: Don't rip Howie Roseman (yet), and coping with coronavirus

Every year around this time – even during a pandemic – we get all giddy about the possibilities of Howie Roseman signing a big-name Free Agent. It’s what you do this time of year in the NFL. Even the Browns are getting in on it!

March 11, 2020

Coronavirus

Eytan Shander: Does staying home and not going to the game make you less of a fan?

Don’t laugh, but with the growing inevitability of professional sports being played in empty stadiums, it’s only a matter of time before someone asks this on a radio show: Does staying home and not going to the game tonight due to fear of the coronavirus make you less of a fan?

March 3, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Every single year, the Eagles swing and miss on receivers and cornerbacks

It seems impossible, but somehow the Eagles are in this same situation each and every offseason. To quote Ice Cube, "Once again it’s on."

February 25, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Don't worry, there's plenty of room for you on the Flyers bandwagon

I think there’s a fine line between jumping on a bandwagon and treating the Flyers like we do the Eagles and Sixers. Consider me on the Flyers wagon and your ally in sports media when I say this: “you don’t want the Flyers covered like we do the Eagles and Sixers” not in the slightest.

February 18, 2020

Phillies

Eytan Shander: If Segura can give up whiskey, Phillies fans can give up booing (at least for a little)

You are still an idiot if you booed Gabe Kapler before his first home game. 

February 11, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Joel Embiid's latest antics are about wanting attention, not forcing a trade

Can it be that it was all so simple? Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Brett Brown, and a mixture of draft picks and veterans all on the same page with the same vision. Before we go any further, we have to be 100 percent honest with ourselves. Over the last six years, no star – or mid – athlete in this city has gotten a bigger pass/more patience from the fans than Embiid. That is not a bad thing. But it does help to explain the process of pure love for this man breaking down in front of our eyes.

February 4, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Here's why the Sixers should stand pat at the NBA trade deadline

This might be the most straightforward column I’ll write here. The Sixers don’t have the assets to trade their way out of a suspect season. That’s the biggest hindrance working against the team.

January 28, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Kobe Bryant's death was different, and the same, for everyone

Sometimes it takes a loss of such magnitude, one that resonates with people from young to old, a true motivator who accomplished everything in their industry, to keep us all honest. No matter how many walls we put up - how often we “play” another person online or in real life - there are few things like death where no matter the social or celebrity status, we can all unify in remembrance. But herein also lies the inner contrast of coping with death, especially a tragic one.

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