Well “commercial” may be a bit of a stretch since it’s nearly four minutes long: That clip above, a kind of Lonely Island-lite music video which is supposedly an advertisement for Madden 15, features Kevin Hart, James Franco’s brother, digital Richard Sherman, Damian Lillard, and a rap interlude from LeSean McCoy and Colin Kaepernick that actually doubles as a sly dig at athlete-rappers (a certain ex-Eagle comes to mind). It’s a bit much.
Bob Grotz of the Delco Times with this PIPING HOT TAKE on LeSean McCoy’s (somewhat awesome) publicity stunt for Bounce dryer sheets:
Poking fun at the [league's PED] program basically makes fun of Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL Players Association, who helped craft it for the safety of players.
The press conference thing and the breaking news angle are interesting. The content insults the NFL, the union and their attempts to deal with a serous issue. And it sets a poor example for youth.
In other news: There’s someone on Bob’s lawn, and he wants that person to get off.
Michael Irvin was at Eagles camp today. He kissed Riley Cooper on the forehead on this, the one-year anniversary of Cooper’s N-word coming out. And before Irvin could taint the outer layers of LeSean McCoy, Shady stopped to remind some fans that he does, indeed, possess the Dallas Cowboys.
This week’s issue of Sports Illustrated, their annual Fantasy Football preview, will feature LeSean McCoy on the cover. Or, at least 25% of them will, as Shady shares carries with Eddie Lacy, Jamaal Charles, and UCLA’s Brett Hundley. Somewhere, Adrian Peterson just looked at all of those covers and thought, “Wait, what the fuck?”
via SI on Twitter
Photo: Vision Bar
Athletes have birthday weekends, not birthdays, and LeSean McCoy is keeping that trend alive. After buying himself a Rolls-Royce, last night he celebrated his birthday, or the Royce, or just his general greatness, at Vision Bar with special guest Nelly. Tonight, a white party on the Battleship New Jersey, and that’ll be after a celebrity basketball game at Neumann College (has a less cool sentence ever been written?) that advertises attendance by DeSean Jaccson, Michael Vick, Victor Cruz, Dion Waiters, Bobby Valentino, Bernard Hopkins and Allen Iverson.* Me thinks that getting even 40% of those people out to Neumann College on a summer Saturday has about as much of a chance of happening as DeSean displaying a modicum of humility.
McCoy’s multiple celebrations supposedly benefit ALS through his Shades of Greatness Foundation, which, at least in 2012, donated $71k to families in need in Harrisburg. That’s in stark contrast to Jaccpot’s charity, which, according to its most recently available tax filing, has never made any charitable contribution but spent $27k advertising and promoting events that only raised $16k.
There are more pictures of McCoy’s party with Nelly. Where dey at? Where dey at? They’re after the jump. Continue reading
This might be my favorite TMZ headline ever, but I think it obscures the lede. Never mind that LeSean McCoy and Mike Jerrick entering a frame containing Kacie McDonnell might make you worry about Kacie’s well-being, the real story here is that Shady has apparently never heard of a green screen and seems to be genuinely amazed by a teleprompter. That, or he’s just speechless around Kacie and her Finnish Flag dress. No one ever said running backs were smart.
And why yes, I do hate July.
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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.
As players are making certain predictions based on whatever, individual player predictions about this season can be made by looking at statistics. And if LeSean McCoy has an average year, he’ll set the Eagles Franchise Rushing Record.
With the numbers he has now, he’d already hold the franchise record in New England and Houston, and will pass the franchise leaders for Kansas City (Priest Holmes), Tampa Bay (James Wilder), and New Orleans (Deuce McAllister) on his way to passing Wilbert Montgomery’s current franchise mark. He’ll also have to slip by Steve van Buren (5860) and Brian Westbrook (5995) to get there. And as I said above, with just an average year for McCoy of 1,094 yards, he’ll surpass Montgomery’s franchise record by 29 yards.
It took Montgomery 1465 attempts over 100 games to set the record where it is today (6538 yards), which is right about the pace McCoy is at — if he breaks it in the last game of this year, it’ll be in his 90th game and he’s about 300 touches behind Montgomery, but I’d be surprised if he got that many.
According to the Inquirer, when Shady was told how close he was to the record, “McCoy smiled and said: ‘That’s it?’” He continued, saying:
“I won’t say [it's] a given. Nothing’s a given, but that’s another goal to put into my list of things to get done. Hopefully guys up front, blocking the way they’ve been blocking the last couple of years, hopefully I get it done.”
It might take the whole season, but if he stays healthy, I don’t see him not setting the new record, with (hopefully) many more years of adding to it ahead of him.