You know how sometimes you’re scrolling through Instagram and see a picture of people have a good time and you decide that just can’t stand, that something must be done to stop other decent humans from going about their living? Some surely well-balanced person saw Cody Asche’s Instagram photo with his wife, Angie, and figured it’d probably been a while since someone wished death upon him and his entire family, and so they set out to fix that:
Excuse me, Personal_Sports_Coach: Cody’s been in the league four years, not six. Get your facts straight.
I will never understand the need for someone like ol’ PSC above to hide behind a private account with no name or picture and just be a piece of shit to someone you don’t know while patting yourself on the back or, more likely, tugging yourself to another solo climax. It’s the saddest existence I can think of, other than being one of those people who posts 50 hashtags with every picture– they’re actually worse.
An entire day’s Tweets, quotes and observations, in one easy to digest meal.
There’s a cornerback battle. Philly.com:
Shepherd isn’t settling for the nickel corner role. He wants to start on the outside and said that he has as good a chance as any of the competitors. “Hell, yeah. It’s open, baby,” Shepherd said. “No job is taken yet, and that’s the way I’m going to attack it. Regardless of how many [defensive backs] we have in the room, I know I’m going for a starting spot.”
Eric Rowe had some hiccups in the road this offseason. BGN:
“He’s learning a new defense and new techniques this year from [Schwartz’s defense]. And there were some hiccups in the road a little bit this offseason and he was pulled back a little bit, but you just want to see that growth and that development with any player on your roster.”
Sam Bradford and Carson Wentz are bonding. Philly.com:
So on Monday, when 38 Eagles rookies and select vets took the field for the first practice of training camp, and Bradford and Wentz spoke with reporters for the first time in six weeks, we eventually discussed paddle-boarding. Not its future as a possible Olympic sport, or the techniques involved in navigating swells, but the fact that when Bradford was asked if he has gotten to know Wentz, Bradford volunteered that he and Wentz pursued this activity together, along with the other dozen Eagles who gathered earlier this month in San Diego to train and bond.
Isaac Seumalo will have to play catch up due to the graduation rule. Philly Mag:
One rookie who may play right away is third-round pick Isaac Seumalo. The Oregon State offensive lineman, whom Pederson says faces a “little bit” of an uphill battle because he missed most of the spring practices due to the graduation rule, is focusing on learning left guard during training camp. Seumalo appears to be one of three main contenders for the starting job with Allen Barbre and Stefen Wisniewski.
Bradford is ahead of where he was last year. Philly Voice:
Today, in his first practice of training camp, Bradford took a snap from under center, tripped over one of his offensive linemen’s feet, regained his balance, turned his body, and fired a completion to the sideline. Having observed him for a full training camp in 2015, I do not think that is a play he would have made a year ago.
I believe he’ll get off to a better start to the season than he did a year ago, although, obviously, that is not at all a high bar.
Meet the “Green Goblin.” NJ.com:
Eagles rookie cornerback Jalen Mills has been turning heads with his play since being selected in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
On Monday, he let his hair do the talking as well.
Mills was sporting neon green hair during the team’s first practice of training camp on Monday, a look that has earned him a new nickname with his teammates.
The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday that Tom Gamble has been named assistant general manager.
“Tom is an accomplished talent evaluator who grew up around the game of football,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “Having spent the last 28 years of his life in the NFL, his wealth of experience has been invaluable to our organization for almost a decade. Tom is a hard-working professional and more importantly a good man. We are excited he will continue to play an integral role in the development of our team.”
Gamble returned to the 49ers in Jan. of 2015 after spending the previous two seasons (2013-14) as the Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel. He originally joined the 49ers in 2005 and spanned eight seasons with San Francisco including his last two as the director of player personnel (2011-12). While working closely with Baalke, Gamble oversaw both the college and pro personnel efforts of the 49ers. As the 49ers director of pro personnel from 2005-10, he monitored every NFL roster with an emphasis on scouting talent of upcoming pro free agents, while also maintaining continuous depth of personnel on the team’s roster.
Gamble: What do I do now?
Gamble: For what?
Chip: My signal.
So there will totally come a time this season when Doug Pederson finds himself fighting the Eagles’ brass over his refusal to play Carson Wentz when he’s obviously the team’s marketable star, right?
Oh yeah, here are a few shots of Sam Bradford, too.
The MLB trade deadline is quickly approaching, and I can already see Jeremy Hellickson is Marlins…uh…orange and black and that kinda teal color.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies have been scouting the Marlins’ Gulf Coast League prospects in preparation for a possible Hellickson-centered deal. Why the GCL? Because the “Marlins’ farm system is pretty weak, so it makes sense that the Phils would be scouting the low minors looking for high upside talent.” Helli is also catching attention from the Pirates, Giants, and Orioles and is set to start against his potential future team tonight in Miami.
Additionally, Vince Velasquez is reportedly a target of the Texas Rangers – doesn’t it feel like they always want our pitchers? – but his price would be way high.
Oh Christ Jesus the woodworker. We’re not even a full day into Eagles training camp and Les Bowen has already complained about 1) access and 2) the state of media.
I know some readers think I pick on Les too much, but he makes it so damn easy. Like why even Tweet this? Here’s a thought: Rather than bitch about the fact that the news cycle no longer waits on newspaper reporters to write an article a day later, or six hours later, or even an hour later, why not do something different – original or otherwise interesting – and stop relying on vanilla quotes from press conferences? Les is actually a pretty good reporter when he wants to be. But what we see here is a sad old man’s lament of the state of media because his role has been commoditized. Social media waits for nothing and no one, certainly not a mundane recap a few hours later. If something truly interesting happens, the team, another reporter, or just a highly-engaged fan, watching online anyway, will make sure the good stuff gets out there in real-time. We’re all fighting the social media beast, and even posts that I wrote six years ago when I started the site would never fly today because the speed of Twitter moves too quickly for them to be worthwhile. But constantly lamenting the state of things as if the world was better for anyone but Les when we all had to wait until the following morning to hear the carefully considered and empty nothingness from press conferences is just the lamest thing and a self-serving gripe that literally no one gives a shit about.
God this is perfect.
Cleveland had a crazy ass vote, WWE entrances and Ted Cruz torpedoing his political career. In Philly, we get booing, BOOING EVERYWHERE!
This morning, DNC Chair Debbie Wasjlasdjhfjklsahfgjlhadljasdjlfhadsfuck Schasdfjklads;fjisdutlz, who is stepping down from her post after hacked emails revealed that the primary process was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton, spoke to Florida delegates. She was booed:
And this afternoon when Bernie Sanders reitreted his support for the Clinton ticket… he was booed:
And just as I write this, Debbie Wasdjasl;kfjskdasdflkjasdfjalk;asdjfskjwachaflocka Schjsadlhfasdkadhjkksadjfjksltz announced that she won’t kick off the convention today, because boos would overshadow the message of the convention, whatever that is.
I can only assume the proceedings tomorrow will be dominated by battery-throwing concerns.
I CAN. NOT. get enough of this guy:
“Yeah we down here settin’ up this shit. Gettin’ this shit outta here. Now we down here on this overtime, ya know what I mean? We down here gettin’ this double-up money. Gettin’ this OT money ya hear me? Yea this shit is all real in the field, ya dig? Yea this shit is real. They settin’ up all this shit. We down here gettin’ it. Nah mean? Double-up time, yeah. My man said we can stay til two in the morning if we like. Yeah. That’s double the mother fuckin’ money. So we down here gettin this paper.”
“Sittin here in Club Facebook. Waitin’ on my next assignment. You know. I’m tired as a muthafucka though I ain’t gonna lie. Pull that sixteen and a half, shit got me beat. But I’m right back up and at it, ya hear me? Why wouldn’t I? 47 an hour? Fuck is you kiddin me? I’m in here with the bells on, ya dig?”
If a DNC speaker is looking for a feel-good story about a Main Street (46st street?) American worker grinding, then they should look no further than (@brockafella_46st) on Instagram, the guy who set up “motherfucking Club Facebook,” rolled around on them CNN jitneys, and got that paper “doin what we do” in order to turn the Wells Fargo Center from a sports arena into the center of the political universe. The dude’s Instagram, as positively ridiculous and vulgar as it is, takes us inside his 16-hour, $47 PER HOUR “double up” shifts starting at 6 a.m., and then along for a ride with his kids as he somehow finds the energy to be a parent in all of it. Love this dude. A timeline of his weekend– get it, Brockafella: Continue Reading