Two doinks, one playoff win (and a tip).
My God what a game. The Eagles, who came in with the worst odds to win the Super Bowl and probably still do right now, went into Chicago and battled tough with the Bears defense and did a great job against their offense at times to hold on for a 16-15 win.
But the moment of the night came when Cody Parkey had his 43-yard field goal tipped by Treyvon Hester. Who would’ve thought a guy named Hester would make a play in Chicago in 2019 playoff game?
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The Sixers had an eventful weekend as well. The biggest story came on Sunday when the Sixers waived Demetrius Jackson. He’s accepting a deal in China.
But also, Woj and Ramona Shelburne released a story Friday afternoon that detailed Jimmy Butler “aggressively challenging” Brett Brown on his role. Brown confirmed what happened in a film session but downplayed the severity of the situation, which was what it felt like after reading the post.
As for the on-court product, the Sixers held on to beat the Mavericks 106-100 despite leading by as much as 19 in the fourth quarter. Ben Simmons had another triple-double with 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. Joel Embiid had another double-double with 25 points and 12 boards, JJ Redick had 20 points, and Jimmy Butler missed the game due to an upper respiratory infection.
The Sixers start a back-to-back home-and-home with the Wizards on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
The Flyers continue to suck. They gave up a 2-1 lead to the Calgary Flames and lost 3-2 in overtime. Carter Hart still hasn’t won a game since winning his first two in the NHL.
Hart started because – you wouldn’t believe this – Michal Neuvirth got hurt. So the team claimed Mike McKenna off waivers. He was just traded from Ottawa to Vancouver on Wednesday!
They host the Blues tonight at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
In college hoops:
- Villanova held on to beat Providence 65-59 despite a long scoring drought
- Temple defeated Wichita State 85-81 in overtime
- La Salle opened A10 play with a 69-60 win over UMass
- Princeton edged Penn 68-65 in overtime
- George Washington used a big second half to beat St. Joe’s 70-56
- William & Mary crushed Drexel 84-66
In other sports news, the Minnesota Timberwolves fired Tom Thibodeau as president and head coach.
We have some sports resolutions.
In the news, the federal government is still shut down.
The Golden Globes were last night.