Your Monday Morning Roundup

Photo credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Photo credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Just want everyone to remember that I was first when I wrote, mostly hyperbolically, last week that the Eagles were going to win the Super Bowl. It seems after their dominating performance on Saturday others have jumped on this bandwagon, including John Smallwood, Bob Brookover and Ray Didinger– media types not typically known for a lack of restraint. Anthony Gargano, too, but he loves everything.


Of course, you also could evaluate what you have seen from the Eagles thus far and be optimistic that the Birds just might make something special out of the upcoming campaign.

The NFL is a week-by-week evaluation, and something can change based on the next performance. But all we have to judge right now is what the Eagles have done up to this point.

With that as the criteria, how can you not like the Eagles’ chances going into 2015?


The Eagles are good enough to win the Super Bowl.

Yes, of course, that’s a dangerous statement to make after three preseason games, especially when the starting quarterback with the dubious medical history has played only four series. On the other hand, if you watched the Eagles play their three preseason games, it is impossible not to consider them among the NFL elite with the “meaningful” portion of these meaningless games behind us.


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This might become one of those enjoy the ride type seasons. You can shake on that.

Let’s hit it!


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The roundup:

The Eagles’ first 12 roster cuts feature guys you knew wouldn’t make the team and QB turned WR G.J. Kinne:

Additions to the list of hobbled players include Lane Johnson, the as-yet-unseen Kiko Alonso, and Cody Parkey. All are expected to be ready for week 1.

Irving Fryar is not guilty of mortgage fraud, according to Irving Fryar.

At last night’s VMAs, Nicki Minaj calling out Miley Cyrus may have seemed scripted, but Miley’s not that good of an actress.

Miley couldn’t escape the entire show without dropping a nip in there.

The theme of the night? Pot and pot and pot.

Justin Bieber and his Kate Gosselin haircut cried on stage.

Taylor Swift’s group of tall friends – Team Taylor – was out in full force.

And also, say what you will about Kanye West’s rambling, 13-minute, bruh-filled speech, but you probably won’t see anything that unrehearsed on a major live TV production ever again.

Tomes will be written about the VMAs last night, but all I know is Macklemore’s Downtown is absolutely phenomenal.

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Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins made the last two outs in Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter last night. It’s the second time they’ve been no-hit in 10 days and the third time Chase has been involved in a no-hitter in a little over a month.

More glowing praise for the Birds.

Ray Didinger gushing about the Birds.

Reuben Frank writes about the Eagles’ THREE-HEADED MONSTER.

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When did John Harbaugh turn into such a dickhead? First he pops off about Eagles players respecting his goddamn thug defensive lineman, then gets in Jay Gruden’s face on Saturday night and caps the night off by being an absolute asshole to a handpicked, hometown reporter for no reason whatsoever. Slow your roll, coach.

Washington Post reporter on the Redskins: “I’ve covered misguided franchises, but this is unprecedented pandemonium.”

Chip’s a racist, or he just doesn’t like assholes:

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Don Tollefson’s Super Bowl blowout sale.

97.5 The Fanatic Fantasy Fest violations. I seriously can’t imagine anything worse in Philly sports than going to Xfinity Live! for 97.5’s fantasy football festival.

Joe Banner remembers Chocolate Thunder with possibly the most generic and tame story of all-time:

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Fans were confused when the Phillies game switched to Spanish for an inning the other night in honor of my favorite night, Goya Latino Family night, or, for our Spanish readers who have never understood a word I wrote, Goya latino noche familiar:

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H/T to (@MrJerseyJosh)

Jahlil Okafor at Kevin Hart:

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Hart’s concert at The Linc will, apparently, be aired as an HBO special.

All about Mike Richards’ situation with the Kings.

Still time to sign up for Kevin Cooney’s memorial golf event for his father:

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In attendance? Charlie Manuel.

Scathing take by the Frances Stead Sellers of the Washington Post on how Philadelphia is handling the Pope thing with which I completely agree:

Whether it overdoes or underdoes the papal preparations, Philadelphia risks reinforcing the notion that it is a second-rate stopover between Washington and New York City, both of which will host His Holiness and appear to be taking his arrival in stride.

Rams cheerleader surprised by military husband’s return. Gets me every time.

Howard Eskins Beats headphones color of the game:

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27 Responses

  1. I don’t know why but I’m oddly attracted to Miley Cyrus even with how gross she is trying to be.

    1. Chip looking for young talent, good to see him spend time appreciating the kids love of the game. When can we start working on the mold for his statue? I think it needs to go right in the center of the parking lot of lincoln financial.

  2. Sam Bradford looks like the real deal. His perfect 10/10 passing completions, along with 3 TDs was a sight to see. The special teams continues to dazzle as well as the running game. Chip Kelly continues to shine with his oh my God someone please shove a Chase Utley bobble-head doll up my ass and smack my c0ck with a cheese grater over and over please!!!

    1. city of champions 2018:
      eagles win bowl(s) by then
      sixers put it together
      phils rebuild
      flyers finally have a goalie

  3. “Fans were confused when the Phillies game switched to Spanish for an inning the other night in honor of my favorite night, Goya Latino Family night”

    When the Phillies celebrate African American Heritage night, do the announcers speak in jive for an inning?

    1. Dey doesn’t speaks jive no moe. Dey speaks ebonics. Man, where you was at???

    2. african american heritage night is when 50% of the crowd decides not to graduate from high school and then complains that whitey took all the jobs.

      1. meanwhile asian american and mexican heritage night is when the crowd takes white and black american jobs.

    1. f-ck Ike reese. i hate the candy mike and ike and reeses pieces too! why does wip hire people who sound like they just came off a 4 week meth smoking bender.

    2. I suggest you stop listening to that show. Barkann just tries to create drama and seem hip like a father trying to be cool around his child and their friends. And Ike Reese is negative to just be negative and create some kind of half-assed discussion. He is going to keep going back to Bradford’s knee all season and bitching about letting 34 year old linemen go, and Trent Cole who is even older. The guy bitched all summer about needing “talent” to win, but oddly enough this is the most talented team philly football has had since Ike played here.

      Some players in sports were just great at that, playing…..but when they have to take a step back and analyze the organization/team as a whole in terms of roster building, relationships with coaches/players and the relationship with the players themselves, managing a salary cap etc. most of these jocks don’t have a clue……I loved Nick Foles, he seems like a great guy but if you can’t tell that Bradford is immensely more talented than him, which Ike can’t, then i just cant take your opinion seriously

  4. You hear his slip up during the morning show? That Mikey Miss gave him and MCW a bottle of wine. Guess they really are a couple.

  5. Need more on your new writer Mark. The important stuff. Length? Girth? Shower or grower? Spit swallow or a mix of both. Is he a juuuuuuu?

    1. If this new writer Mark gets out of hand and writes bad things about the Missanelli name I will kick his ass in the parking lot of CB headquarters. Decorum!

  6. Whoa whoa whoa!!! Who is this Bobo me?!?! As my fashion sensed, know it all, man of the people brother would say, that’s a violation Holmes!!! Meet me in a parking lot and I’ll fight your ass!

  7. And move your pretentious ass to the kitchen to make us all a sandwich.

  8. Nothing on Gargano tanking in the morning, or Rob Ellis’ shows failing? Or, Missanelli’s further downward spiral?

  9. The Cuz has us in the playoffs, possibly Super Bowl. I’ll come back to haunt his ass if he’s wrong.

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