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The Eagles Are Borrowing a Brain Damaged Bald Eagle for Their Home Games

Photo Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Before this season, a real-life bald eagle would occasionally make appearances at Eagles home games by flying over the field during the National Anthem. That eagle is named Challenger (above), which is an awesome name for an eagle. But this season, the Eagles have partnered with the Elmwood Park Zoo to bring their bald eagle, Noah, to all home games for pictures, meet and greets, and some beautiful, terrifying, American nobility.

But Noah, whose name is not as cool as Challenger, has had a rough go of things, because in the NFL, even the live-animal mascots have a history of brain injuries. According to the Norristown Times Herald:

Noah is a 13-year-old bald eagle that is in the possession of the Elmwood Park Zoo by the authority of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. At just 8 weeks old he suffered an 80 ft fall that left him with permanent brain and eye injuries. He spent several years in a rehabilitation facility before arriving at the Elmwood Park Zoo in 2008.

Yikes. We can only assume that Noah will be a better and less risky addition to the Eagles family than the brain damaged horse was to the Griffin family. In fact, he has already been at home games this season, and he will continue to hang out in HeadHouse Plaza for pictures before kickoff and his on-field appearance.

No word on if Noah is subject to ImPACT tests before taking to the sky above the Linc, but just look at how excited and/or horrified he is:

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So excited… so scared.

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Sponsored: Win Weekly Prizes Playing Fantasy Football at SugarHouse Casino

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We mentioned it before, but SugarHouse’s $50,000 Fantasy Football Challenge is now rolling into Week 5, and they have already handed out thousands in prize money. Each week the top ten winners take home cash prizes, and the next time you’re at SugarHouse, it’ll be super easy to enter:

  • Insert Rush Rewards Card into a Fantasy Football kiosk machine located by The Player’s Place.
  • Select your picks by using the QUICK PICK or MANUAL OPTION.
  • If manual option is selected, pick (1) Quarterback, (2) Running Backs, (2) Wide Receivers, (1) Tight End, (1) Kicker and (1) Defensive Team.
  • You will receive your picks via a kiosk printed ticket to track your weekly progress.

That’s it. And each week the top team brings home $750 cash, second place gets $500 cash, and more down to 10th place. Additionally, the best year-end teams get some pretty great prizes as well:

  • 1st Best Overall SEASON Score: Trip to the 2015 Championship Game or $5,000 CASH
  • 2nd Best Overall SEASON Score: 1 winner to receive $1,000 CASH
  • 3rd Best Overall SEASON Score: 1 winner to receive $1,000 CASH
  • Highest Overall QB Score: 1 winner to receive $1,000 CASH
  • Highest Overall RB Score: 1 winner to receive $1,000 CASH
  • Highest Overall WR Score: 1 winner to receive $1,000 CASH

Throughout the season you can pick up to eight teams to widen your odds at winning. More information is available over here.

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Here’s Donnie Jones Singing “Baby Got Back” to Darren Sproles

This is like fucking Inception. Here’s what I wrote about Sproles exactly two weeks ago:

No but for real, can we talk about his massive legs and ass? Not since Antonio Bastardo and his Centaur-like figure have we been introduced to a butt like this. He’s built like Nicki Minaj. Turns out that sort of thing is good for an all-purpose NFL back. MY ANACONDA DON’T, MY ANACONDA DON’T.

And today, this video of Donnie Jones singing the original Baby Got Back to him. Weird.

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Peter King says the Eagles are a “Prime Candidate” to Play in London

Photo Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

In general, Peter King is a jackass. But he’s a plugged-in jackass, so when he says the Eagles are one of a few “prime candidates” to play a game in the International Series over the next few years, many NFL fans think, “Oh, they’re still doing that?”

Yes, they are. Last week the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins faced off in London’s Wembley Stadium — only the best for the Brits — and this season will also bring Lions/Falcons and Cowboys/Jags across the pond. According to King’s MMQB, Mark Waller, the NFL’s executive vice president of international, believes the NFL will have a team in London in seven to eight years which is THE WORST IDEA OF ALL TIME. But in more reasonable and near-future news, the Eagles could be popping over to jolly old England soon:

In the short term, Waller says to expect three NFL games played at Wembley Stadium during the 2015 season (England is hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with two matches scheduled at Wembley for Sundays in September, one reason the NFL will stick with three games). Two of those games will be played on consecutive weeks, to test how the stadium’s field holds up to that wear and tear. This is important, because if there were a team in London, its schedule would likely be played in two- to three-game blocks, home and away.

The NFL’s international committee discussed plans for 2015 about two weeks ago. The Jaguars, who made a four-year commitment to the International Series, will be one of the “home” teams in London each season through 2016. Who else could be in the mix? Well, the league’s international committee has reps from nine teams, six of which have played in the International Series, and three that have not: Chiefs (Clark Hunt is the committee’s chair), Bills and Eagles. Those teams will be prime candidates in 2015.

As Bleeding Green Nation points out, Jeffrey Lurie holds a spot on the NFL’s International Committee as well, seemingly making the whole scenario pretty viable. And if it’s announced, you’ll probably want to get on reserving your ticket and flight right away, since those International Series games, mostly ignored here, draw 80,000+ to Wembley almost every time.

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Jay Glazer Destroys Donovan McNabb after Five Says Something Stupid about Tom Brady

Donovan McNabb, who struggles mightily with the English language and basic logic, was asked about Tom Brady’s performance last night and his future with the New England Patriots. McNabb offered this PIPING, SIZZLING HOT TAKE, with which Jay Glazer disagreed:

McNabb: “If this continues on for another five or six weeks, believe the rumblings will start that this will be Tom Brady’s last year in New England. I put it out there first.”

Glazer: “Tom Brady’s last year in New England?”

McNabb: “If this goes on for about six-seven more weeks…”

Glazer: “Are you out of your mind?”

McNabb: “There’ll be rumblings.”

Glazer: “There’s been rumblings every time Tom Brady has a bad game. There are rumblings up there in Boston… this guy it’s time for him to move on. Are you crazy, dude?”

McNabb is so desirous for a successful quarterback to fail in a spectacular fashion. But to his credit, there is already that rumbling in Boston today. Still fun to listen to Glazer (and Randy Moss) tear Five apart, though.

via The Big Lead

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KC Fans Forego Tinder, Try to Snag Jason Kelce and his Brother with Posterboard

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How dare they act like Jason is the consolation prize.

At last night’s demolition of the New England Patriots at the hand of Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs, there were two fans in the crowd trying to get the attention of Travis Kelce, Chiefs Tight End and brother of Jason. Maybe they don’t know about Tinder, or maybe Jason hasn’t tuned Travis in to his certain successes using it, but either way, I’m not sure the sign game is the way to go.

Seriously though Travis, go ahead an enjoy yourself. Jason, take it easy and don’t aggravate that injury.

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Chiefs Fans Face Hump Pats Fan, but Philly Fans Are the Most Obnoxious and Boorish

Best fan taunt I’ve ever seen. Funny and non-violent. Of course, if the Pats fan didn’t have a receding hairline, and wasn’t wearing plaid shorts and a fancy watch, and wasn’t double-fisting a cranberry and vodka, this would’ve escalated to slobberknocker in a hurry. But alas. No fight.

H/T to Hall of Fame CB reader (@Banditmax)

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How Do We Feel about This “5 Stunk” License Plate Spotted in Limerick?

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I laughed at this. Simple. To the point. Honest. Not sure what it says about you if you have tinted windows with an Eagles decal and a customized plate ripping an ex-quarterback. But, I like the sentiment.

H/T to reader Packy

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