Mike and Mike broadcast from Xfinity Live! this morning, where they were joined by Andy Reid and, as mandated by law and ESPN when talking about football in and or around Philadelphia, Ron Jaworski and Sal Paolantonio. [Listen to all three.]
Reid told the Mikes, somewhat sarcastically, that despite not running the ball, somehow the Eagles have had great running backs:
“I never run the football. But Duce Staley, Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy somehow end up in Pro Bowls. Or end of being the leading rushers in the National Football League or in the history of the Philadelphia Eagles.”
Eh on including Duce Staley (who, by the way, is now a metric ton), but agreed on Westbrook and McCoy. The problem is, as Reid went on to mention, those guys often get the ball on short passes and screens. So, it’s not necessarily about him not using the running backs, it’s about him not letting them run the ball. Big difference, Big Red.
Last night after Donovan McNabb’s first appearance on Daily News Live, where he will appear every Thursday night for the rest of the season or until a team picks hi HAHAHAHAHAHA, Former Five swung by Xfinity Live!, where he, apparently, hung out with Evan Turner:
I imagine those two had a classic the fans just don’t understand me fest. Meep, meep.
CSN Philly is reporting that King Dunlap will likely not play on Sunday. I am reporting that is one small step for man, one slow, plodding shuffle for shitty offensive linemen.
Lance Easley, the replacement official who hocked up the Packers-Seahawks game, told TMZ he made the right call:
He says strongly … the Packers player who allegedly intercepted the ball never had singular possession because, "You have to not only have the ball but have either 2 feet or a body part on the ground, and that never happened."
Easley says this was clearly a case of simultaneous possession — meaning the catch goes to the offensive player – adding, "Put any other official who knows the rules and they would make the same call."
The Sixers have a new ticket platform that lets you pick individual seats. Tickets go on-sale today at 10 a.m.
I’m sure reader and conspiracy theorist Al will enjoy this Philly Mag article about five ways the government is tracking you and going to storm into your homes in the middle of the night and steal your children, liberty and PS3.
Wow. Apple CEO Tim Cook writes an open letter to customers apologizing for the new maps and even suggests downloading alternatives.
John Gonzalez is allowed to write about the Eagles again, it seems, and he wonders if the Eagles-Giants rivalry is the best one in Philly. From a critical mass standpoint? I’d say yes. But the Flyers-Penguins rivalry is significantly more entertaining.