Sound the alarm. The Eagles have the best record in the NFL through the first seven weeks of the season. Philly was slow out of the gate, but turned it on later in the game en route to a 34-24 win over the Redskins on Monday night. The Eagles are now 6-1 on the season and in the driver’s seat for not just the NFC East, but the NFC overall.
During pre-game, ESPN re-aired this feature on Carson Wentz and the Kusters.
Also in attendance was former Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos, who received a great welcome back:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 24, 2017
He also met another former Philly athlete:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 24, 2017
A lot of positives to take from this one, but a few major injuries as well with Jason Peters and Jordan Hicks exiting the game early. Early reports do not look promising. Stay locked to Crossing Broad all day long as we’ll have the best day-after Eagles coverage.
Now to other stuff that doesn’t matter quite as much.
The Sixers played last night as well and earned their first win of the season, 97-86, over the Detroit Pistons. Ben Simmons recorded his first ever NBA triple-double and Joel Embiid dropped 30 points in the win.
Fultz had two points off the bench. What’s eating him?
This is just beautiful:
— drew (@Dcorrigan50) October 23, 2017
Stay locked to CB for more day-after Sixers coverage today. The team hosts the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
A CFL game ended with a team earning a one-point win by fielding a missed field goal and kicking it out of bounds. What?
In ESPN’s latest Egg-on-their-face moment, it canceled Barstool Van talk after just one show and released this statement:
“Effective immediately I am cancelling Barstool Van Talk. While we had approval on the content of the show, I erred in assuming we could distance our efforts from the Barstool site and its content. Apart from the decision, we appreciate the efforts of Big Cat and PFT Commenter. They delivered the show they promised.”
If you have this bad of luck, you really did someone wrong:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 23, 2017
Dan Patrick is starting a broadcasting school:
This week, he plans to unveil the plans behind the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting at Full Sail University. The revenue-sharing partnership will see the Winter Park, Fla.-based for-profit university develop a sportscasting degree with instruction from Patrick and many of his industry colleagues.
The program launches Jan. 29. Administrators are in the process of hiring a regular faculty to teach the courses.
It already has commitments from what it calls an associate faculty. For example, a couple of times a year Bill Simmons will provide writing instruction, Jeremy Schaap will give talks on reporting and interviewing, and Jay Harris will teach the ins and outs of appearing on camera. They also are talking with former ESPN President George Bodenheimer about taking part.
This is a pretty cool time lapse from Penn State’s White Out last Saturday.
Eagles fans are currently the most interested in buying Super Bowl tickets.
According to a study, watching sports is not good for our health:
“Our results indicate that viewing a hockey game can likewise be the source of an intense emotional stress, as manifested by marked increases in heart rate,” said senior investigator Professor Paul Khairy, MD, PhD, Montreal Heart Institute, University of Montreal. “The study raises the potential that the emotional stress-induced response of viewing a hockey game can trigger adverse cardiovascular events on a population level. Therefore, the results have important public health implications.”
James Harden was a school yard bully last night on the court:
James Harden wasn't having it. pic.twitter.com/qzKtxpIpKV
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 24, 2017
Our Kevin Kinkead dives deeply into the mess that is the Philadelphia Union now that their season is over:
It was business as usual in Chester, where the season’s inevitable outcome was determined less than halfway through. Young players were benched, others regressed, and the team played the same damn formation before finally getting experimental when the season was lost. One step forward, one step back for a franchise that can’t seem to get out of its own way.
The positives are few.
Rookie Jack Elliott surprised everyone with his intuitive and veteran style of play. Sapong, who started the season on the bench, had a career year. Haris Medunjanin wound up being a great signing and Andre Blake again proved his case for a European transfer. Folks continued the treck to Talen Energy Stadium despite onset apathy and continuing mediocrity, showing me that this fan base remains recession-proof and dedicated.
On the ice, the Flyers host the Ducks at the Wells Fargo Center. The puck drops at 7 p.m.
In the non-sports news….
A couple got a lot of weed with their Amazon order.
Teens dropped rocks on a road, killed a passenger in the process.