Your Wednesday Morning Roundup

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Everything is starting to come up for Philly.

We’ll talk Eagles a little later, but the Flyers got some of the Super Bowl magic onto them.

Jordan Weal won last night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes with three seconds left in overtime.

It also helped that Claude Giroux played goalie for two shots in the extra session to keep the game alive. Wayne Simmonds scored the equalizer in the second period, after Elias Lindholm got the scoring going.

Brian Elliott returned to the lineup after missing four games due to a lower-body injury. He made 27 saves on 28 shots in the win.

Flyers return home on parade day Thursday when they host the Montreal Canadiens.

The Roundup:

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The Sixers played in Philly for the first time since the Super Bowl win, and invited some players to the game. They ended up watching a dominant 115-102 win over the Washington Wizards to open up a crucial five-game homestand.

Joel Embiid had 27 points and 12 rebounds for his 24th double-double of the season, while Dario Saric had 20 points. The other three starters also reached double-digit point totals.

The team goes back up a game over .500, and resume play on Friday against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Also on Friday, the team will honor Bobby Jones with a sculpture on their “76ers Legends Walk” in Camden.


Now to a boatload of Eagles content.

First off, we know more details about the parade. Maybe every player should get introduced? See you at 11 AM on Thursday.

If you are using SEPTA Regional Rail, good luck getting a pass.

Carson Wentz added another ring. An engagement ring. What a week.

Inside the NFL released some new clips from Sunday. First, we found out that Nick Foles, the Super Bowl MVP (!!!), called Philly Special. Also, Malcolm Jenkins yelled at Tom Brady after he failed to catch a pass in the second quarter.

Speaking of Philly Special, somebody got a tattoo of the play thanks to one of our shirts! Specifically, this one!

Someone else got a tattoo of Nick Foles hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy on his calf.

Foles is back on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

The Eagles released video of Merrill and Mike calling the top plays from the Super Bowl and it’s even more surreal that we won.

There’s plenty more reactions of the final play from the Super Bowl from many Birds fans.

Four plays that people aren’t talking about, but should.

Tim writes on the Super Bowl and rips Ernest Owens because he pretty much deserves it.

Reliving the Super Bowl through fans of NFC East rivals.

Alshon Jeffery doesn’t care about the Super Bowl hooplah.

The team’s future is bright, but let’s enjoy the moment for now:

The “bright future” pieces are a staple of sports journalism; they burn hottest when a team comes close but doesn’t quite close the deal. Had the Eagles lost Sunday, you’d be pretty much squinting from the glare of them by now. But the truth is, none of us can foretell the future.

I don’t think I know anyone, a year ago, who saw the Eagles winning this Super Bowl, and I am extremely certain I didn’t know anyone a year ago who foresaw them winning it with Nick Foles passing for 373 yards while Wentz watched from the sideline. For one thing, Foles was still in exile with the Chiefs at that point.

I’m just really happy to be writing about a parade this week, and about history being made, and to not to have to pen any of those “cheer up, they’ll be back” screeds. I covered the Eric Lindros-era Flyers. I wrote that sort of thing in 1995, 1996, 1997 after the sweep by the Red Wings in the final, and probably a time or two after that, as well.

I covered most of the Donovan McNabb era with the Eagles. I vividly recall that night 16 years ago in St. Louis, 52 yards away from the Super Bowl, Aeneas Williams outfighting Freddie Mitchell for the McNabb pass, McNabb coming out to the tunnel to watch the Rams celebrate their 29-24 victory.

Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night. Last night, Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz, Chris Long, and Jalen Mills joined Jimmy Fallon:

Malcolm Jenkins was also on Late Night with Seth Meyers:

Torrey Smith went on CNN.

Adam Schefter spoke to Brian Dawkins and Jeffrey Lurie on his latest podcast.

Enjoy Boston being angry.

Air Traffic Control told a smaller flight to speed up. Because the Birds were behind them.


In college hoops, Penn crushed Princeton 82-65, and St. Joe’s got walloped by Davidson 91-62.

Tonight, top-ranked Villanova hosts St. John’s on FS1 and Temple hosts East Carolina on ESPNEWS. La Salle visits George Washington. All three games start at 7 PM.


In other sports news, Josh McDaniels withdraws at the last second from the Colts head coaching job. He’ll stay as New England’s offensive coordinator. Could this be a reason why?

Kristaps Porzingis tore his ACL against the Bucks. His season is done.

This also happened:

The Cavs are a mess. LeBron won’t waive his no-trade clause, he reportedly doesn’t have a relationship with any of the team’s front office staff, Isaiah Thomas made a comment, and the Cavs lost to the Magic after leading by 21.

Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney has been placed on paid leave after his ex-wife accused him of harassment.

Carlos Beltran won’t join his Astro teammates at the White House.


In the news, it might be good the parade isn’t today. The weather’s gonna be crap.

Another rocky day on Wall Street?

Donald Trump wants a big military style parade. Bud Light probably won’t sell free beer on that parade route.

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2 Comments

  • How would Bud light... February 7, 2018 at 9:42 am

    sell FREE beer?

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  • Aaron February 7, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Military parade? Why? This president must have the smallest wee-nee ever….

    Reply
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