A house in Levittown now sports a driveway that is a scale replica of the playing surface at Lincoln Financial Field. According to Levittown Now, brothers Justin and Jordan Koczrowski of DCE Flooring spent three days working on a special concrete overlay for the driveway. The green color of the concrete was mixed right in and not painted afterwards. I will not pretend to know how that works, unless you literally just mix dye in with concrete. In that case, I totally get it.
The brothers created the layout for the driveway and crunched all of the numbers to make sure everything is accurately to scale, which sounds like some difficult math so good for them for doing all that difficult math.
For real, it looks pretty awesome, and it’s probably now in the running to be the most famous Eagles-related driveway, coming close with this one.
h/t Tom Sofield
According to a report from Paul Domowitch (via CBS3), Lane Johnson has failed a PED test and will miss the first four games of this coming season. This wasn’t on the bill. Thumbs down Lane, thumbs down.
UPDATE: Maybe not?
Will update when we know more.
UPDATE 2: McManus clarifies:
“Johnson is not necessarily out of the woods. Players typically learn of a positive test before the league office. It’s possible, then, that his camp is aware of the failed drug test and it simply hasn’t hit the league offices yet.”
According to USA Today, there will be a bunch of professional glassholes at the Linc this year:
“Google Glass is slowly becoming more common in sports as teams and broadcasters try to bring fans closer to the action. The Philadelphia Eagles are going to test the Internet-connected eyewear for in-game use, and a company with a key application for the technology says it has secured a new round of financing that will help roll out its Glass program to sports, entertainment and other fields.”
The report goes on to say that the Eagles’ approach to using the technology will be much like the way the Indiana Pacers used it this season, “who used the CrowdOptic program to provide multiple courtside perspectives over the videoboard during games.” And now that the Linc has those big, fancy, new screens, everyone can enjoy new hi-def angles on giant family fights.
More specifically Pete Prisco, Senior NFL Columnist: In his annual column where he names the most overrated and underrated player on each team, Prisco named Nick Foles as the Eagles’ most overrated and Brandon Boykin the most underrated. On Foles, he said:
“Let’s slow the train down some, OK. He did some good things last season, but you’d think he was a star already. It takes time. Let’s see him do it again. Not saying he can’t, but let’s see it again.”
I don’t know if I’d call that “overrated,” but he’s right if a little condescending. While I fully believe in Foles and think he will have another great year, he didn’t play a full season last year, and I guess you can’t properly call someone one of the league’s best QBs when they haven’t started a full year. Whatever.
When it comes to Boykin, Prisco said:
” Who? He doesn’t start, but as the nickel corner he is a key to their defense. Boykin doesn’t have the size to be a full-time starter outside, but he is plenty good on the inside.”
I’m sorry Prisco, that “Who?” should be reserved for Walter Thurmond only. But really, all of this should probably be ignored since Prisco named Tony Romo the league’s 2nd most underrated player.
Say what you will about the way the Eagles handled DeSean Jaccson, but the NJ.com report about his supposed gang ties was definitely a huge part of the story. And since it’s the lull time of the football season, people are still asking DeSean about it. In an interview with ESPN the Magazine, DeSean said:
“If I score a touchdown or make a play and my boys at home can see me throwing up the area we’re from, that’s me showing them love, They weren’t fortunate enough to make it where I’m at. All my friends wanted to be in the NFL growing up, but they weren’t able to do that and I was. That doesn’t mean I forgot about them. They’re my boys, I grew up with them, and I’m going to give them love.”
That’s perfectly fine DeSean, but if the friends are actual gang members accused of murder and the hand signals look like gang signs, they quite literally become gang signs. You know, if.
According to the Eagles website:
“Two open practices at Lincoln Financial Field are set for Monday, July 28 and Sunday, August 3. All open practices are free of charge, but unlike last year, the two practices at Lincoln Financial Field will not require a ticket for entry. Like last year, the majority of the practices will be conducted at the NovaCare Complex and will be open to a limited number of invited guests, including season ticket members selected from every section of the stadium.
Tickets for the open practice at Franklin Field will be available beginning on Wednesday, July 16 at 10 am by logging onto PennAthletics.com/Eagles. There will be a limit of six (6) tickets per order. Ticketing questions can be answered by calling 215-898-6151 or emailing email@example.com …
Eagles President Don Smolenski [said], ‘although the total number of open practices has been reduced from last year due to events in and around our stadium as well as the joint practice sessions in Foxboro, we remain committed to providing our fans a fun atmosphere as they get an up-close look at our team, including what we think will be a special day at Franklin Field.’”
The Penn Athletics link doesn’t seem to actually be active yet, but once it goes live we imagine those tickets will go pretty quickly.
This year’s ESPYS, the awards ESPN made up so they could throw themselves a party, will be hosted by Drake (who just really, really want to be friends with all of the athletes). Voting is currently open for the awards, and both Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy are up for awards they likely won’t win.
Foles, as you can see above, will more than likely lose out to Richard Sherman in the Best Breakthrough Athlete category, while Shady may actually give the Best NFL Player category a run for its money, before conceding defeat Peyton Manning or Russel Wilson. But get over there and vote, prove me wrong, and bring us everything we deserve: a Nick Foles acceptance speech.
Just a week after trolling LeBron with not one, not two, not three … (okay it was two) super-pixelated Instagram posts about how he can’t win championships on his own, DeSean now wants LeBron to not win a championship on his own for DeSean’s favorite team. The caption read “Come on 2 LA where champions Are !! 16 NBA titles !! Lake show !!,” which does not contain an explanation for how they’ll pay for those two while paying Kobe $23.5 million.