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, 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.

September 23, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Face it, Eagles fans: Carson Wentz is a one-hit wonder

The immediate connotation of the phrase "one-hit wonder" is negative. Clearly anyone with only one hit – as amazing as that song may sound – was never talented enough to really do anything with it. While that may be true for the majority of artists who wear that unfortunate title, there are a couple of exceptions who break through, creating a new category – the two- or three-hit wonder.

September 15, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Carson Wentz lacks feel, Doug Pederson outsmarts himself

The Philadelphia Eagles blew a 17-point lead against the Washington Football Team. That’s it. That’s the column. What more do you want me to write? What else is there to really discuss about how brutal of a loss it was? It was the most embarrassing loss of the first week around the entire NFL. Even the Jaguars won!

September 10, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Eagles need Miles Sanders and Jalen Reagor to live up to the hype

There is really no other way to put this — and please know that I get just how absurd it might sound if you say it out loud — but there is a ridiculous amount of pressure on two young Eagles players this season. Yes, ridiculous, and it comes with the threat of a rather large domino effect if one or both can’t live up to the hype. You may think it rather strange to put so much pressure on a rookie wide receiver or a second-year running back, but this is the situation the Eagles have set up, for better or worse.

September 2, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: The Eagles aren't doing Carson Wentz any favors heading into 2020 season

Once again, we find ourselves building up the most unrealistic expectations — expectations we then watch come up short, leaving us to wonder what could have been. This year — this ridiculously crazy year — you’re off the hook.

August 25, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Sixers should trade Ben Simmons — not because they want to, but because they have to

The Philadelphia 76ers are an unmitigated disaster right now — no thanks to ownership and the toxic culture created since the league-sanctioned ousting of Sam Hinkie. Once again, the deck of the Titanic will be shuffled around, making sure there will be difficulty in pinpointing who is actually responsible for all of these terrible decisions. So instead of pounding the pavement with my bare knuckles for the next 600 words, let me offer a solution to getting out of this real trouble.

August 19, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Carter Hart is Philly sports' MVP right now and it's not even close

Carter Hart is the most valuable athlete to play a sport in Philadelphia — maybe in the last 15 years.

August 12, 2020

Sixers

Eytan Shander: Only Josh Harris can save the Sixers — by selling the team to people who care

This is tough to watch. It’s even tougher to say. The Sixers are an absolute train wreck. This is a problem from top down and has put this team in the worst possible place: NBA purgatory, just good enough to make the playoffs, just bad enough to get knocked out in the first round.

August 4, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Flyers fans deserve better as their team contends for Stanley Cup

You really know things are starting to return to normal when absurd expectations are attached to a team. There was always a fine line between being happy your team won and then attaching some ridiculous future to said team, one that if not met, provides nothing but anguish.

July 29, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Major League Baseball has a serious problem, needs to shut it down

Major League Baseball decided to leave the fate of a team up to the ball players.

July 23, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Bryce Harper for Phillies GM

Welcome home, Bryce Harper. The man is going to be here for a while and has had no issue settling in. Harper has gone to many lengths to embrace the fans - successfully – and is now throwing his hat in the GM ring. As one of those aforementioned fans, I couldn’t be happier.

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