We interrupt baseball talk for a second to give a plug to the latest HBO Sports special… The Broad Street Bullies.
The show follows the outrageous, violent and vilified Philadelphia Flyers of the 1970s and how they fought and brawled their way to the Stanley Cup titles in 1974 and 1975.
They follow Bill Barber, Bill Clement, Dave “The Hammer” Schultz, “Moose” DuPont, Bobby Clarke and all the rest of the toothless grin Flyers who were the most polarizing team in hockey history… and took on the Russians in 1976.
Even if you are not a hockey fan, trust me… watch it. HBO Sports NEVER gets it wrong.
Their recent documentary Magic and Bird: A Courtship of Rivals was riveting.
And Broad Street Bullies is directed by friend of Sully Baseball George Roy.
He directed the riveting films City Dump, Fists of Freedom and Mantle.
And oh yeah… he also directed yours truly in the Emmy Award winning Curse of the Bambino and the brilliant follow up Reverse the Curse of the Bambino.
So check out the trailer and set your DVRs tonight!