My family gathered ’round and watched EDP vocalize our feelings about this f%#+#%#^%^}>%**%*#*}^%*#%}#}*#+#> Eagles team, and then we sat down for a nice Thanksgiving dinner.
Side note: I love how EDP briefly breaks character around 4:00, like a great wrestling heel breaking the fourth wall and getting honest with the crowd for a moment.
Eagles a burning pile of discarded rubbish? Cool. It gets worse. Jahlil Okafor was in a street fight last night. From TMZ:
It all went down after Okafor and the 76ers lost to the Boston Celtics — Jahlil and some friends went out on the town … and ended up in an altercation in front of Storyville Boston nightclub.
19-year-old Okafor was screaming at the other man, “We got money you broke ass n**ga.”
A scuffle ensues — people tried to hold Okafor back — but then he escapes and swings wildly at another man … connecting … and sending him flying to the ground.
In the melee, Okafor tumbles to the ground and a man in a green jacket tries to punch the 6’11” superstar in the back of the head.
We’re told everyone got up and fled the scene and no arrests were made.
We’re told the altercation began because one of the men in the other group yelled at Jahlil, “The 76ers suck.”
We got money, you broke ass n*gga— early favorite for the Sixers’ 2015-2016 marketing slogan.
Happy Thanksgiving? Video after the jump. Continue Reading
Email from reader Matthew:
Something definitely worth considering, and I’m sure Chip’s agent has heard it too is that this team will be eligible for HBO’s Hardknocks next year.
“The exemptions are:
1. Teams that have appeared on Hard Knocks in the last 10 years.
2. Teams with new head coaches.
3. Teams that have made the playoffs in either of the last two years.”
( http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/10/10/most-teams-will-be-exempt-from-hard-knocks-requirement/ )
Well all know how Chip has nothing but contempt for the media and this certainly would be something he hopes to avoid. This combined with possibly going to London.
For the record I’m still #TeamChip but I feel as though I am now in a silent minority. I genuinely believe you have to give this guy more than one season as GM to get it all together.
Thanks and keep up the good work.
P.S If you choose not to write about it that’s fine, but I’m going to send it to other publications Friday if that is the case.
So we looked it up, and our quick back of chat math says the qualifying teams the NFL could force to do it next season, if the season were to end today, would be the Bills (Rex Ryan already on it), Raiders, Jaguars,
Browns, Chargers, Titans, Bucs, Redskins, Rams, Eagles, Saints, Bears and 49ers.
Now, out of those, the top five coaches on the hot seat, besides Kelly, whose teams I’ve taken the liberty of crossing off, are Jim Tomsula (49ers), Mike Pettine (Browns), Mike McCoy (Chargers), Jason Garrett (Cowboys– in playoffs last year), and Jay Gruden (Redskins).
That leaves the Bills, Raiders, Jaguars, Titans, Bucs, Rams, Eagles, Saints and Bears. Which of those teams do you think would make for the most interesting watch? Maybe Matt has a point. Or, maybe, Chip won’t make his career decisions based on the possibility of appearing on a TV show.
Over the past few seasons, we have come to learn a lot about Chip Kelly. Anyone paying attention could tell you that Chip is stubborn, doesn’t like the media, and places importance on system over players. But don’t take your instincts and observations for it, take the word of an anonymous former Oregon Duck.
Now, who could this anonymous Duck be? Here’s a list of all the Ducks in the NFL, not all of whom played under Kelly, and with Eagles crossed off:
The obvious names that jump out? Casey Matthews and Patrick Chung, but if you also disregard former Eagles – which I think is what we’re supposed to do here – it could really be anyone. Let’s go with …. Kyle Long? Nah. He said Chip’s like family, even though Long always seems riled up about stuff. Maybe LeGarrette Blount? Yea. Probably Blount.
I mean, what did they really expect? A sampling of the best responses after the jump.
Wait, what? Someone else’s t-shirts? Are you guys friends? Enemies? Frenemies?
Nah, brah, don’t say that. It’s weird.
Fact is, this year, 2015, the year of sports bastard-ry in Philadelphia, the sports t-shirt market is hit and miss. Sure, we have a few of our own I’ll be pimping to you ad nauseam over the next few weeks, but also worth noting is Philly Phaithful’s Philadelphia Experience line – Philly themed shirts, with added perks – which they launched this year. They describe it as:
Philly Phaithful is proud to present The Philadelphia Experience (or PHL EXP), a project that celebrates the city of Philadelphia through originally designed apparel and unique prize packages from local business partners, including Di Bruno Brothers, Federal Donuts and the Electric Factory.
Each month we’ll release a new set of three tees. If you purchase any shirt as part of PHL EXP, you’re automatically entered to win a unique “Experience” presented by a local business partner. A portion of each purchase will also go the monthly charity, as chosen by our rotating partner.
They have a ton of great selections which you can check out here, and, bonus, BIG SALE on Friday:
So, swing back Friday, hit this link – no really, that one– I’m gonna have a baby to feed soon – and save up to 40% off at Philly Phaithful.
Before the season, Cowboys fans stood behind Joseph “DeMarco Murray left a lot of meat on the bone” Randle. A couple of a weeks ago, the Cowboys cut Joseph “I once got arrested for stealing cologne and underwear while being a millionaire” Randle. Last night, cops arrested Joseph “I refuse to leave this casino” Randle.
According to TMZ, Randle was at a casino in Kansas (maybe the saddest non-airport gambling locale) when he was asked to leave for being too drunk. He disagreed, so on the way out, he “spit on the floor and assaulted a security officer,” as you do. He was transported to jail on charges of “felony criminal threats, misdemeanor assault of a law enforcement officer, interference with a law enforcement officer, battery, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.” Not a lot of meat left on that bone. He picked up all them charges.
The NFL announced their International Series schedule today for games in London in 2016, and the Eagles are a big, bold MAYBE. Three games were announced:
- Week 4: Jaguars vs. Colts
- Week 7: Rams vs. NFC East Opponent
- Week 8: Redskins vs. Bengals
Why is Week 7 just listed as NFC East opponent? Well, due to the NFL’s scheduling, that game will be between the Rams and whoever finishes in the same spot in the NFC East. The Rams are currently third in their division at 4-6, and it’s very unlikely they’ll finish any higher than second. And the Eagles… well, they seem destined for second. Maybe an Eagles game in London would be cool, but a big part of me is into the idea of just sending the Redskins over there for two straight weeks and forgetting about them. Blimey!