Glen Macnow

Sports Columnist

Don't make Brett Brown the 76ers scapegoat: Macnow

The Sixers didn’t lose Sunday night because of Brett Brown. They lost because one of the NBA’s greatest players launched a buzzer-beating, high-arching fadeaway from the corner with 7-foot-2 Joel Embiid bearing down. Kawhi Leonard’s shot hit the front of the rim, performed a magic-bullet turn,...

Monday, May 13, 2019, 11:18 AM

2019 Kentucky Derby saw instant replay ruin another sport: Macnow

The fastest two minutes in sports devolved into a half-hour of tedium and confusion Saturday. The Kentucky Derby ended in embarrassment, with genteel horse racing fans angrily chanting “bull----” on national television as a back-up winner was crowned.   And another sport was infected by the...

Monday, May 6, 2019, 12:34 PM

As Chris Long sets to depart Eagles, a tribute: Macnow

When you’re a fan of a team, players come and go by the dozens.    It’s the nature of sports: Players are replaceable; the game goes on. As Jerry Seinfeld once noted, we’re basically rooting for the laundry.    Some players manage to leave an indelible mark for their on-...

Monday, April 29, 2019, 11:10 AM

Donovan McNabb comments on Carson Wentz, fumbles again: Macnow

After 20 years, Donovan McNabb still hasn’t gotten over being booed at the NFL draft.   At least, that’s what I surmise from the latest batch of horse manure emanating from the former quarterback’s mouth.    McNabb went on the radio over the weekend and threw shade at Carson...

Monday, April 22, 2019, 8:59 AM

Glen Macnow: An early, early look at Eagles Week 1 betting line vs Redskins

I don’t usually bet on NFL games more than five months before they occur. We haven’t even gotten to the draft yet, let alone the preseason. Guys get injured, or benched, or – well, you get the point. Too much uncertainty. But I’m confident enough now that I’m taking a few dollars to the sports...

Sunday, April 21, 2019, 1:30 PM

Tiger Woods a great golfer but no hero to me: Macnow

The world celebrated Sunday as Tiger Woods secured his fifth Masters and first major title since 2008. Broadcasters palpitated over the 43-year-old golfer’s amazing return from physical ailments, depression and what they gently termed “some personal matters.” “The world is rooting for this one,”...

Monday, April 15, 2019, 10:57 AM

Another wasted season for increasingly irrelevant Flyers: Macnow

The last time the Flyers won a playoff round, Peter Laviolette was their head coach, Chris Pronger the captain, and Ilya Bryzgalov the goalie.    That was 2012, eons ago by NHL standards. Since then, the orange-and-black have gone through three coaches, one captain (although I do not...

Monday, April 8, 2019, 12:19 PM

Glen Macnow Game of Thrones odds and betting preview

With “Game of Thrones” final season premiere days away, the question of who winds up on the Iron Throne is the most highly anticipated TV mystery since “Who shot J.R.?” The difference between 1980, when “Dallas” ended, and now is that now you can legally bet on the outcome. So here are the odds,...

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 10:00 AM

Meaningful baseball is back for the Phillies: Macnow

Well, it didn’t take long to establish that fun, winning baseball has returned to South Philadelphia. Before April even broke, the Phillies swept the defending division champions, pounded eight home runs and almost got into a brawl with the Atlanta Braves. Ahh, good times.   Everything we...

Monday, April 1, 2019, 12:15 PM

Glen Macnow's guide to predicting 2019 Phillies win total

After a stunningly aggressive offseason, the Phils are projected by Vegas to win 89.5 games in 2019. Do you go over or under? Here’s a handy guide. For each of these 13 questions that you answer “yes” to, add two wins to that total. For each “no,” subtract two. 1. Let’s start with the big one....

Monday, March 25, 2019, 10:49 AM

Glen Macnow: Eagles reveling in the ineptitude of the rest of the NFC East

The first week of the new NFL calendar arrived in Philadelphia with a flurry. The Eagles brought back prodigal son Desean Jackson and added DT Malik Jackson. They said goodbye to Nick Foles, Jordan Hicks and Golden Tate. Overall, are they better than they were at the end of 2018? I ran a Twitter...

Monday, March 18, 2019, 4:53 PM

Glen Macnow: A handy guide to filling out your NCAA bracket

More than 70 million Americans will enter NCAA bracket pools in the next few days. Chances are you’re among them, whether you’re a hardcore hoop-head or the receptionist who bases picks on mascots and where her friends went to college. Chances are also good that by the time you finally figure out...

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4:48 PM

Glen Macnow: Exploring MLB Cy Young Award odds

For years, a buddy and I wagered an annual steak dinner on baseball’s Cy Young Award. We each had a short list of studs – mostly favorites – and once you won with a guy, he was yours forever. So my pal collected three juicy porterhouses, thanks to Max Scherzer. And I’ll always toast the late, great...

Monday, March 11, 2019, 6:49 PM

Some big names for Eagles to pursue in free agency: Macnow

NFL free agency officially begins Wednesday afternoon. Here’s my advice to fans: Put on your Eagles green, flip on the NFL Network, order in a hoagie and get ready for the excitement. Unlike baseball’s endless Game of Thrones winter, the NFL hot stove heats up fast. Prominent names will move in...

Monday, March 11, 2019, 12:16 PM

Macnow: For Gabe Kapler, pressure is on to do the simplest job

In some respects, Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler’s job grew simpler this off-season. Nothing’s easier than writing four new star players into the daily lineup, sitting back with a pack of sunflower seeds and watching the brilliance unfold. But all that talent comes with a price. For...

Monday, March 4, 2019, 12:59 PM

Glen Macnow: Exploring Bryce Harper Phillies MLB prop bets

The Phillies incredible signing of Bryce Harper last week opened a lot of wallets. Start with owner John Middleton and his partners, who committed $330 million to Harper over the next 13 seasons. Add in fans, who rushed to buy an estimated 100,000 tickets just the day news broke. And then, tip a...

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 5:52 PM

Macnow: 44 years later, the Cup comes to Bernie Parent

They lugged the Stanley Cup down a quiet residential street in Warminster on Sunday. Carefully, NHL officials carried the trophy into a home, placing it on a coffee table, not too far from the homemade braciole. And there, sports’ greatest prize glistened, its shine matched only by the smile of...

Monday, February 25, 2019, 12:52 PM

Macnow: Ranking the top Philly athletes of the future

Who has the highest upside among young athletes in Philadelphia? Put it this way: Who are the players who’ll provide the most value between now and the end of their careers? Here’s my take. I made the upper-end cutoff here age 26; about the time most athletes enter their prime. And I only...

Monday, February 18, 2019, 12:58 PM

Macnow: Hey, Carson Wentz critics - "Shaddup!"

I’ve got four words of advice for Carson Wentz critics: Shut the $#@&*% up! Pardon me for losing my cool. But as L’Affaire Carson drags into its third week – still filling newspaper columns and talk-radio shows – it must be said. This is the longest-running story about nothing since...

Monday, February 11, 2019, 1:33 PM

Glen Macnow: Bet on Phillies to go over 84.5 wins this season

I’ve been walking around since November with $100 in my back pocket. I host my radio show at a Delaware casino every Saturday, and I’ve earmarked that C-note to slap down at the betting window once I decide which way to wager on the Phillies in 2019. The bill is frayed after all these months. So...

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 4:47 PM