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.

July 8, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: DeSean Jackson needs to learn his lesson, but cutting him would be a bit much

I am appalled and disgusted by what Jackson posted — and also rather amazed at how someone can misattribute quotes to, of all people, Hitler. But I don’t think he should be cut.

July 1, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Sixers have the most to gain, and lose, from sports restart

Outside of someone contracting the virus, the failures of the Sixers will be on them, and should move on accordingly once pre-season expectations come up short.

June 24, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: A 60 game baseball season is a waste of time, one big fat asterisk

It stands alone. The entire season is one big fat asterisk.

June 10, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Change doesn't just happen on the front lines, and that's where sports comes in

This past week saw some faces speak out – thankfully – against police brutality and supporting the Black Lives Matter message. It was no coincidence two of the strongest trends on Twitter this past Sunday were Mitt Romney, and Bubba Wallace and NASCAR. I strongly urge you to NOT use any social media platform as any barometer for human behavior, so let’s examine the real-world ramifications.

June 2, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: 'We need to focus on how we speak'

We have to change everything and be ok with it. We have to change how we think, change how we act, change how we speak. We need to live the change we want to see acted out by “leadership” or “influencers” or some billion-dollar shoe company. You will hear plenty of people push for change in thought and action, rightfully so, but rarely focus on how we speak.

May 27, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Are we headed for full stadiums this fall — and is that a good thing?

I can’t believe I’m actually thinking this out loud, but I’d be shocked at this point if NFL stadiums aren’t full of fans. It’s getting to the point where the NBA and NHL could have fans by the end of July. I’d bet you NFL preseason games will have fans in some capacity.

May 20, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: If Eagles can't get Andre Dillard right, how can we trust them on Jalen Hurts?

You simply cannot take a major risk in the draft, by taking Jalen Hurts where you did, and turn around and totally botch another risk you made two years earlier. By messing up the Dillard pick, the team has ruined credibility in asking us to trust them moving forward. Only when someone new is in the position to ask for our trust will that truly go away.

May 13, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: COVID-19 is changing sports, possibly for the better

Not everything needs to return to normal once everything starts to return to normal.

May 6, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: There's no way Michael Jordan didn't bet on basketball

When I was fifteen years old, I switched high schools and repeated 10th grade. One thing I’ll never forget about that summer was attending the UNC Basketball Camp, staying on campus in the historic Chapel Hill dorms. We played basketball in the mornings – bussed to different gyms around the area – and listened to former UNC players talk to us in the afternoons. We sat in the Smith Center, watching people like Phil Ford, Hubert Davis, and even Dean Smith himself speak to us. We learned what it takes to be a better basketball player and person.

April 29, 2020

Opinion

Eytan Shander: Drafting Jalen Hurts puts more pressure, criticism on pretty much everyone

After selecting Jalen Hurts so high in the NFL Draft, you have to find a way to use him this season. Sitting on the bench ice cold this year simply won’t cut it. You, Doug Pederson and Andy Weidl took a young man with tons of promise at the QB position and are going to reduce him to Taysom Hill.

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