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Connor Barwin Continues to be Awesome, Decorated the OLB Room with Old-Timey Portraits of His Teammates


The smart, cool, and charitable Connor Barwin is continuing to be smart, cool, and charitable. Yesterday, he took to twitter to show off all of the new art he purchased for the outside linebacker room.

It all came from Nobilified, and while he went straight pop-culture for his own portrait above, he went historical for everyone else:

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The dude is good at his job, he drives a Tesla, he throws charity benefits for local parks, and gets very regal hand-painted oil paintings made of his friends? He’s like Superman whose haircut we still can’t fully get behind.

via USA Today


Here are Photos of Jeremy Maclin and Bradley Fletcher Fighting

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Haven’t seen any video of the fight. Here are some photos courtesy of reader Jim (@james_t_moore), Michael Misciagno Photography.

From NJ.com:

For the second day in a row, the gloves came off during Eagles training camp.

After running back LeSean McCoy and linebacker Trent Cole went at it during a seven-on-seven drill on Sunday, receiver Jeremy Maclin and cornerback Bradley Fletcher came to blows on the last series of the day at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday.

“When you get the pads on, a lot of contact goes on,” Fletcher said after practice.

What got the fight going wasn’t clear, but it escalated quickly, as Fletcher threw multiple punches towards Maclin’s body as the receiver held the cornerback’s helmet.

The two had to be separated, with Maclin seeming especially upset about the incident, needing to be restrained the entire time as he walked back to the sideline.


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Get one.


DeSean Jaccson Says Redskins Fans are Better Because They Don’t Boo Their Own Players

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Fucc DeSean.

DeSean Jaccson spoke with CSN Washington yesterday about the difference between Eagles and Redskins fans. These are the words that escaped his mouth:

“It is different. They’re very supportive here, you know, they’re open. Being out here on the field, I’ve been hearing, you know, certain things, but, you know, they’re good things, you know. In Philly sometimes things could’ve got a little negative. You know, they booed their own players, so. But here, you don’t really get that. You know, they’re supporting you, they’re out here. I mean just as many people as here in the morning practices come to our walkthrough practices, so that shows you something, to not really have a practice and sit through a walkthrough. They’re big fans and they support us.”

F uuuuuueeewwww, DeSean Jaccson. F uuuuuueeeewwwwwwwwwww.

He’s got to be trolling us. No human can possibily be that ungrateful towards the city where he became an absolute star and the team representative in an Oscar-winning movie. But I’m going to go point-by-point:

1) They’re very supportive here, they’re open. Being out here on the field, I’ve been hearing certain things. They’re good things, you know. IT’S TRAINING CAMP, YOU MORON. I do and will continue to struggle to recall the last time an Eagle was lustily booed during the opening days of camp. In fact, Mark Sanchez, whom I keep forgetting is an Eagle, says we’re “nice.”

2) In Philly sometimes things could’ve got a little negative. Yeah have fun in Washington:

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3) They booed their own players, so. Ew.

4) But here, you know, you don’t really get that. You know, they’re supporting you, they’re out here. Yeah no Eagles fans never go to training camp. I swear to God, about 20% of the season ticket holders in the second level would show up to watch the grounds crew paint the lines on the field. But I guess only Redskins fans show up to camp. Makes sense, idiot.

DeSean Jaccson is not the man

Video after the jump.

H/T to (@JPFinlayCSN) Continue reading


The Washington Times Has Partnered with the Washington Redskins to Cover… the Washington Redskins

Photo credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Photo credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

From the Washington Times, which today enters into a content partnership with the Washington Redskins, the subject of its “coverage”:

The Washington Times and the Washington Redskins announced a unique partnership that will make the newspaper a content and marketing partner of the team.

Under the partnership, the Redskins and the Times will collaborate on unique content offerings throughout the year designed to provide Redskins fans with compelling, timely and unique coverage.

The offerings will include a weekly “Redskins Weekend Game Guide,” which will wrap the front page of the Times’ print edition each Friday during the NFL season and a new free digital magazine called “The Redskins Report,” which will showcase exclusive content about the Redskins. Both features are expected to launch in August.

In addition, Times’ sports reporters, such as Thom Loverro and Zac Boyer, will provide commentary and analysis on selected Redskins‘ radio and TV shows and also appear on the team’s online pregame show and the halftime shows. The halftime show also appears on FedExField’s HD video boards during halftime.

The team will provide the Times with commentaries and access to players, coaches and front office personnel that will be incorporated into the Times’ weekly guides, digital magazine and special sections.

That reads like satire for what’s wrong with sports journalism. As if traditional sports media isn’t already in bed with its subjects, here comes The Washington Times to strike a content partnership with the team it’s covering, a deal that will effectively whitewash any criticism of, say, that team’s radically offensive name. Well played, Mr. Snyder. Well played.

Never mind that the Washington Times or even sports in general aren’t that important in the grand scheme of things, this is a great example of the difference between old and new media. Another good one is Les Bowen getting irrationally angry over a blog post by Allen Rodriguez, who dared to question Jeremy Maclin’s ability and effort. Whether you agree or disagree with A-Rod’s(?) conclusion, there’s no avoiding the fact that his piece, which cited HD video footage as evidence, was well-written and thought-provoking. But not for Les, who couldn’t comprehend how someone could analyze a game or draw conclusions about a player from the comfort of his own home, while reporters got the real story about players and coaches from the players and coaches themselves.

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Whether it’s sports, news or politics, mainstream media outlets often present their coverage from the top-down.* It’s why CNN always cites “US officials” and mostly ignores reporting from the rest of the world or people who aren’t official sources. That’s not to imply there’s any sort of conspiracy, but official sources – whether they work in the US Capitol or Lincoln Financial Field – typically have some skin in the game and a general message they want to impart. Rarely do you hear players and coaches, or Presidents, Senators and sources, say something that isn’t in their best interest. Their words are part of the story, sure, but often they’re only part of the story. The subject (person or thing) should almost never frame the entire story. Yet, it happens all the time. Why? Two reasons, I think:

1) It’s the way things have always been done. In sports, reporters and editors start out as interns, move on to covering high school teams, work their way into a few big-time press conferences, eventually get to interview an athlete, take on a beat for a major team, get a column, and become an editor. That’s the career path. There’s a similar arc for all fields of reporting. From very early on, including college, it’s taught that the stories about [insert subject] come from [insert subject]. That’s just what you do. Sometimes you get some fan sentiment, talk to “league sources,” or draw your own conclusions, but many stories, like that sunshiny one about Maclin on the back page of the Daily News today, come exclusively from the subject himself or herself. Of course Maclin is upbeat, positive and confident returning from an ACL injury. Athletes usually are in those situations. It’s barely a story, let alone the story today. It’s not particularly informative, insightful or interesting. It’s just Maclin saying he feels good. It would’ve been balanced with something like, ironically, Rodriguez’s post. Continue reading


Donovan McNabb Thinks Nick Foles Should be Ready to be Treated Like Donovan McNabb

McNabb not getting booed and yelling about it.

During a recent roundtable discussion on Fox Sports 1 — which proves the point that if a TV channel shouts, but no one watches it, it still makes a noise — Donovan McNabb had some advice for Nick Foles. First, of this coming year, McNabb said:

“I’m just a little worried if he can do it for a full season,. I’m just worried about that aspect, not so much of his health, but can you be consistent like what we saw last year? We’ve seen so many quarterbacks give us one year of greatness, and then all of a sudden they can’t live up to the expectations. I’m not saying he can’t do that in that offense, but I think expectations are a little bit too high for Nick Foles.”

We really all want to believe in Nick Foles here, and while his one year of greatness was in fact great, it was still only one year. Many QBs have gotten huge contracts off of one great year (or even one pretty good game, Matt Flynn), but there will be a lot of pressure on Foles to do well this year. Here is where McNabb is not wrong. He continued, according to Philly Mag:

“‘When you’re in command of an offense like that, the confidence is so high going into this offseason about Nick Foles, instead of the offense. Guys remember that. Guys have that in mind going into workouts, and they’re hearing so much about the quarterback. But for Nick Foles, he’s never truly been a guy where the focus is on him. In Philadelphia, the focus is on the quarterback. If he can’t do the same things he did in that first season, it’s gonna be tough.’

After host Joel Klatt jokingly asked McNabb how he would know, the former Eagles quarterback said: ‘Yeah, I know. Just be ready for the boos.’”

This is where, even if number five will always love us, he still pisses us off. At least he (kind of) admits that he was booed because he didn’t perform. But he’s still salty about it. You can tell. Fans have booed pro athletes on their own teams for many reasons, but the most frequent one is when they are expressing their displeasure when said player was doing poorly. Donovan was only really booed when he threw a horrible interception, or hurled a 3rd down pass at someone’s shoelaces, or forgot that NFL games could end in a tie. Those are all very boo-able offenses. Fans aren’t cheerleaders, and if they think you suck, they will let you know. Donovan should have accepted that as fact and gotten used to it a long time ago. And if Foles does those things, yes, he will probably be booed. But those boos aren’t expressions of “get out of here we don’t want you on our team,” they’re saying “hey, we don’t like that you just did something that helped the other team, don’t do that again.” It’s a perfectly reasonable expression of disappointment from a feverishly loyal fan base. And wouldn’t you rather be booed a little bit in a packed stadium than play in front of a half-full, half-interested crowd like the ones at Citizens Bank Park? I’ll answer that for everyone, because that answer is yes.

People will always remember McNabb getting booed at the draft. That day is its own monster. But enough years have passed that, on a national scale, no one really knows or cares about the times McNabb was booed by Eagles fans. And everyone would probably move on, if McNabb would stop bringing it up.


The Eagles Will Run a 50/50 Raffle This Year, Likely Give out More Money Than the Flyers, Phillies, and Sixers Combined

The Eagles will follow the lead of the Phillies and Flyers and Sixers by rolling out a 50/50 raffle at home games this season.

The Eagles’ raffle will benefit the health and educational programs of the Eagles Youth Partnership. It’s pretty much guaranteed to be huge money, too. The Flyers’ 50/50 is the most successful in the city right now (peaking at $72,545 total jackpot in the playoffs, leaving one lucky fan with over $36,000), while the Sixers and Phillies routinely hand out checks well under $5,000. I would not be surprised, however, if the good spirits, alcohol, and general sold-out status of games pushed the Eagles’ total jackpot to double the Flyers’ max.


Evan Mathis Completely Punked Everyone, Will Not Hold Out

Despite reports to the contrary — and fears about an already hindered offensive line — Evan Mathis reported to his hotel room at camp on time today. A holdout situation was rumored for a while, but Mathis himself downplayed the talk (before the talk picked up again).

This is just another case of Evan Mathis completely and totally punking everyone again. Or people preferring rumors and rumblings over the actual words of a player.


Matt Barkley Found Some of Donovan McNabb’s Old Shoes and Joel Embiid Knows Someone with Photoshop

Right now in the Twitter accounts of local athletes who aren’t playing:

The prototype cleats above, which are certainly more stylish than any of the other cleats McNabb wore, were found by Matt Barkley while he was hanging around the NovaCare Complex(?). Barkley was presumably looking for some flashy kicks because he wanted to look his best for his catch with Jimmy Kempski.

Donovan, you’re free right? You can swing on by and pick those up anytime.

And Joel Embiid knows someone who is does passable Photoshop work:

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