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The Locker Room with Billy Schweim 2023 Year In Review

Article Written by Billy Schweim

Contributing Author(s): Josh Hennig

Originally Published on December 29th, 2023

The great rollercoaster ride for Philadelphia Sports fans started last January with an Eagles playoff run that ended with a Super Bowl loss on February 12th to the Kansas City Chiefs.  It’s been so much fun to talk about the Eagles, especially knowing that since 2000 the Eagles are tied for the 2nd most playoff appearances (16) in the NFL, trailing only New England (18). 

The Philadelphia 76ers finished the 2022-23 season with a 54-28 record, third place in the Eastern Conference.  Joel Embiid won the NBA MVP award however it was not enough as the Sixers lost in the second round AGAIN and this time to the Boston Celtics after leading the series 3 games to one.  We all have to survive the James Harden drama but Sixers fans have been rewarded with the rising stardom of Ryrese Maxey during this 2023-24 NBA season.

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The Flyers had a dreadful 2022-23 season which resulted in the firing of General Manager Chuck Fletcher.  The organization decided to restructure Hockey Operations and thanks to the guidance of Keith Jones (President of Hockey Operations) along with Danny Briere (General Manager) the Orange and Black are finally fun to watch again.

Spring Training 2023 was the first time in a decade which saw everyone on the Phillies bandwagon after their World Series appearance the year before.  What a ride 2023 was but it ended with a deflating loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Championship Series.  They had a 3-2 series lead but the team failed their fans losing two straight home games to end their season.

The Locker Room with Billy Schweim always enjoys bringing you the Beach Patrol Report each summer.  Covering the Dutch Hoffman and Margate Memorial Life Guard Races along with the South Jersey Lifeguard Championships live on 973 ESPN Radio South Jersey was a blast!  Thanks to John McShane, Dan Adams, and Jack Brooks for their help in making the Summer of 2023 another one to remember.

The action didn't stop because after the Summer ended, the Eagles kicked off their 2023 campaign with high expectations.  Heading into New Year's weekend, the Birds are 11-4 and headed for another playoff run.  The Locker Room with Billy Schweim has been broadcasting Live at the Caesars Sportsbook inside Tropicana Atlantic City every Sunday this football season.  We want to thank Joe Giunta, Victoria Becker, and everyone at Tropicana for everything this football season.

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As a passionate sports fan, I Love talking sports with Philly Sports fans.  We are very lucky to live in this area where sports are a big part of our lives.  I hope you have enjoyed listening to The Locker Room with Billy Schweim as much as I enjoy trying to entertain the listeners with great guests and topics every week.

I want to thank the people who made the show go this year!

*973 ESPN Station Manager Mike Gill, My great Producers Nick Earnshaw and Danny Ryan, plus the guy who wears many hats, Josh Hennig.  My Co-hosts Mike Carlin, Dave Klemic, Mark Grimes, my brother Bobby Schweim, and my Fantasy Football Guru Brian Hartley along with special thanks to Scott Grayson from Fox 29 News. 

But Most importantly my loyal advertisers and supporters:

Randazzo’s Pizza, Joe Lenegan Plumbing, Mark Grimes my agent at the beach, Tom Jackson Electrical, Tom McMinamen from Toms River Volkswagon, LaScalla’s Beach House in Brigantine, Ron Conklin from Surety Title, Circle Liquor Store in Somers Point, John McCann from McCann Realtors and Capt’n Chucky’s of Sea Isle City, Dave Stanton from Stanton Insurance, Dave Newman from Blitz's Market in Ocean City, Prime IV with Brian Propp, Jimmy and Jeff Thomas from Charlie's Bar in Somers Point, plus the Camden County Commissioners and Lou Cappelli. Without your business and support, The Locker Room with Billy Schweim would not be on the air each weekend.

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On Saturday’s show, former Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Dave Klemic and Producer Nick Earnshaw join me in the studio.  We will talk about the Eagles' final two games, the Flyers winning, and the Sixers play during the holidays.  In Hour Two, the Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan joins us Live from Las Vegas with his unique perspective on betting on this weekend's action.  Plus we want to hear from YOU: we will have a text board question and want to hear from sports fans at 609-403-0973.

On Sunday, join me, Mike Carlin, and Josh Hennig, as we broadcast Live from the Caesars Sportsbook inside the Tropicana in Atlantic City for NFL Week 17.  We will get you ready for the Eagles-Cardinals game and get the “Keys to the Game” with Fox 29 News Sports anchor and 973 ESPN Eagles Writer Scott Grayson brought to you by Blitz’s Market of Ocean City.  In Hour Two we will hear from my Fantasy Football Guru Brian Hartley brought to you by Charlie’s Bar in Somers Point.

All that and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, heard every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to Noon on 973 ESPN Radio South Jersey.


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