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Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Rich DiPiero

Rich DiPiero grew up in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia and has been a hockey player and a Flyers fan his whole life. As a kid, his favorite player was Eric Lindros. Below, he gives us the top five reasons he loves the Flyers. 5. History While it is still one of the “younger” franchises in the NHL, over time since its establishment in 1967, the Flyers have created a great story line. Winning two Stanley Cups before the franchise turned 10 years old. With a gritty, hard-working style of play allowed Philadelphians to be easily drawn to The Broad Street Bullies. …

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Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Dan Miller

Dan Miller is a State Farm Agent living in South Jersey. He grew up in Delaware County and disliked the Penguins before he liked the Flyers. Even as a kid, he thought a Penguin was a stupid men’s professional team mascot. He spent his youth skating at the Skatium in Havertown. Murray Craven taught him a proper wrist shot at Cobbs Creek rink the same night he offered to “go” with Dave Schultz. Below, he gives us the top five reasons he loves the Flyers. 5. Gene Hart My Dad was a football fan. Gene Hart taught me hockey. How …

Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Anthony Mingioni

Anthony Mingioni, born and raised a mere eight blocks away from FF chief Marcello D in South Philadelphia, writes the Off The Post column covering the Flyers and the NHL at large for Sportsology, co-hosts Off The PostRadio Show on BlogTalkRadio Monday nights from 9:30-10:00 p.m. and is a contributing writer to Center Ice Philly Magazine.  You can follow him on Twitter @AnthonyMingioni. Below, he gives us the top five reasons he loves the Flyers. 5. The Crest There is simply no other logo in professional sports quite like the Flyers. It’s impossible not to have some sort of response to it, …

Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Mark Trible

Mark Trible is the head Flyers writer and content manager for The Checking Line. He also co-hosts Flyers Corner radio. You can also follow him on Twitter. Below, he gives us the top five reasons he loves the Flyers. 5. The dedication of the fans I can say that I’ve come across all types of fans in my life, and Flyers fans are certainly among the top of the line when it comes to diehards. Even at rookie camp, massive amounts of people come out and support the team. It’s not just that they support the team, many of them know …

Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Marc Siciliano

Marc Siciliano runs the blog The Orange & Black Breakdown on Kukla’s Korner. He worked on the production crew for HBO’s “24/7 Penguins/Capitals” and “Hard Knocks: Bengals”. He also runs the ticker for Versus. You can follow him on Twitter here. Below, he gives us the top five reasons he loves the Flyers. 1. Passion Does it come as any surprise that the team with the Flying ‘P’ on its chest is synonymous with as much passion as the Flyers? But for me, it’s not just the organization – it’s pretty much everything and everyone that is associated with the …

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