Your Friday Morning Roundup

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If you chose to watch the likes of Chris Worley and Donnel Pumphrey last night over college football or anything else, good for you. Because not only did the game lack star power, it just sucked overall.

The Eagles lost to the Jets by a score of 6-0. Two field goals were made, and that was it. I think watching Ronald Darby getting lost in virtual reality was more enjoyable.

Here’s a quick summary of the game for you: Daeshon Hall is pretty good, Clayton Thorson was horrendous, Wendell Smallwood fumbled, and Cameron Johnston did a drop kick to start the second half:

Congrats. It took you less than a minute to find out what happened last night rather than watching a 3+ hour football game. Make good choices.

But now come the roster cuts. The team has to trim the squad to the normal 53-man limit by Saturday at 4 PM. There will be some tough decisions to make. Will the Eagles keep four QBs with Nate Sudfeld out for the start of the season? Will Greg Ward make the team? What about Stefen Wisniewski and Johnathan Cyprien?

After that’s decided, Week 1 football will be seven days away. Washington comes to town. We will all be saved from meaningless preseason football.

The Roundup:


The Phillies return to action tonight as they begin a three-game weekend series with the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. First pitch for tonight’s game is at 7:05 PM on NBC 10. Aaron Nola takes the mound against Zack Wheeler while Jason Vargas and Zach Eflin start the other two games in the series.

With the team off yesterday, the Phils are now 2.5 games behind the Cubs for the second wild card spot:

Sean Rodriguez finally apologized for using the word “entitled” to describe Phillies fans.


Kevin has some thoughts on Joe Johnson and Spencer Hawes working out with the Sixers yesterday.

Also per The Athletic

(Carmelo) Anthony’s future could be tied to free agent Joe Johnson, the MVP of the BIG3, who was out of the league last season. ESPN reported that Johnson will work out for the 76ers on Thursday and that he’s also drawn interest from the Clippers, Bucks, Nuggets and Pelicans. Assuming Johnson signs, other teams in the market for bench scoring could turn their attention to Anthony.

Anthony has reportedly been linked to both the Clippers and Lakers. His representatives have also had conversations with Philadelphia.

Alright.


Check out a brand new episode of the Snow The Goalie podcast with special guest Jason Myrtetus.


In other sports news, Clemson, Texas A&M, Utah, and UCF all won pretty handily last night in the first real big night of college football.

Minnesota avoided an upset against South Dakota State, but this happened:

FCS Central Arkansas defeated FBS Western Kentucky for the first FCS win over an FBS program this year.

Also, Cincinnati beat Chip Kelly and UCLA, Arizona State took care of Kent State, and UConn barely got past Wagner.

Charlotte also won, and their head coach took off his shirt:

Also, a turnover cane:

Ryan Fitzpatrick is your Week 1 starter for the Dolphins.

Wilson Chandler has been suspended 25 games for PED use.

Larry Johnson had a scorcher of a take, the “Carli Lloyd would get hurt in the NFL” take is lame, and is Tony Romo worth $10 million?


In the news, Hurricane Dorian is close to making landfall in Florida and is gaining a lot of strength.

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