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Mop Nuzzling with Ben Simmons and Blossom

Kevin Kinkead - August 15, 2018

Ben Simmons was on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night alongside Mayim Bialik, who played “Blossom” on that 90s sitcom and now stars on The Big Bang Theory.

I haven’t seen much of Corden’s show, but in watching the replay, it looks like he brings out the guests first and does some goofy skit before the traditional interviews at the desk.

Last night Simmons and Bialik played some game where you put on a blindfold and “nuzzle” a random item, and the gist is that you have to identify the item based on pressing your face up against it.

She went first:

“Is it a nylon grocery bag?” 

Ben went second, after the jump:

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Scumbag Phillies Fan Gives Foul Ball to Young Girl

Kevin Kinkead - August 15, 2018

Remember how Eagles fans threw snowballs at Santa that one time? And remember how we’re all raging assholes, spewing vulgarities and acting like boorish slobs while fighting each other at tailgates?

More appalling behavior was on display last night when this Phillies fan pulled off a clever wheelbarrow move to snag a foul ball, then gave it to a young Red Sox fan in the stands:

It made the SportsCenter top ten:

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The Flyers Get 17 Games on National Television

Kevin Kinkead - August 14, 2018

That means more Pierre McGuire for your viewing pleasure.

The NHL on NBC schedule came out this week and your town, your team, your Philadelphia Flyers have 17 games on national TV. That’s up one from last season.

The slate:

  • 10/4 (Thursday) – at Vegas, 10 p.m./NBCSN
  • 10/9 (Tuesday) – vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 11/21 (Wednesday) – at Buffalo 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 11/23 (Black Friday) – vs. Rangers 1:00 p.m./NBC 
  • 12/27 (Thursday) – at Tampa 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 1/8 (Tuesday) – at Washington 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 1/16 (Wednesday) – vs. Boston 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 1/28 (Monday) – vs. Winnipeg 7:00 p.m./NBCSN
  • 1/29 (Tuesday) – at Rangers 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 2/11 (Monday) – vs. Pittsburgh 7:00 p.m./NBCSN
  • 2/17 (Sunday) – at Detroit 6:00 pm./NBCSN
  • 2/23 (Saturday) – vs. Pittsburgh 8:00 p.m./NBC
  • 2/26 (Tuesday) – vs. Buffalo 7:00 p.m./NBCSN
  • 3/6 (Wednesday) – vs. Washington 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 3/17 (Sunday) – at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m./NBCSN
  • 3/24 (Sunday) – at Washington 12:30 p.m./NBC
  • 3/31 (Sunday) – vs. Rangers 12:30 p.m./NBC

So that’s four games on NBC and 13 on NBCSN. You’re gonna get three of the four games against the Rangers, Penguins, and defending champion Capitals on national TV, plus a Thursday night season opener at Western Conference champion Las Vegas.

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The Redskins Released Orlando Scandrick

Kevin Kinkead - August 14, 2018

NFC East news:

Washington is rolling with Josh Norman and a bunch of question marks in the secondary.

The Redskins released the veteran Scandrick on Tuesday in a shocker of a move, just five months after signing him to a two-year deal worth up to $7 million.

The longtime Dallas Cowboy was expected to start this season, but apparently the ‘Skins are really comfortable going with an inexperienced group of corners instead.

From ESPN’s John Keim:

A number of young corners have performed well, including Quinton Dunbar, a fourth-year player who switched from receiver during his first camp. The Redskins have been pleased with his development but have always liked his ability in press-man coverage.

They also have Fabian Moreau, a third-round pick in 2017 who has worked in the slot. Rookies Greg Stroman, a seventh-round pick, and Danny Johnson, an undrafted free agent, also have impressed the coaches. In addition, Washington drafted Adonis Alexander in the supplemental draft in July.

The Redskins’ corners now feature only one player, Josh Norman, with full-time starting experience. They’ll have new starters in Dunbar and Moreau (slot), plus the three rookies as backups. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday he’s confident enough in this group to make the move with Scandrick.

Alright then.

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Eagles Training Camp: The Final Day

Kevin Kinkead - August 14, 2018

Another 10-10-10 practice for the Eagles to wrap up training camp before they head to Gillette Stadium for Thursday’s preseason game against the Patriots.

And by “wrap-up” training camp, I mean that media will only be able to see limited portions of practice from here on out. The team basically just keeps doing what they’ve been doing. It used to be more symbolic when they’d pack up at Lehigh and return to Philly.

Let’s start with head ball coach Doug Pederson, who was asked today about Ian Rapoport’s report that Alshon Jeffery, who is returning from offseason shoulder surgery, could begin the season on the physically unable to perform list.

Doug’s response:

“You know what, we didn’t – I’m not gonna comment on it because obviously we’re just monitoring his progress. It’s day-to-day, we’re happy where he’s at and we’ll continue to do that. I’m not sure where that came from.”

More from Pederson:

  • Nelson Agholor has a “lower body” injury, needs rest, timetable is to get him ready for week one
  • Corey Clement also needs rest from a “lower body,” same as Agholor
  • Nick Foles will play Thursday night, not sure how long yet
  • will sit down after Thursday with medical team to talk about Carson Wentz and where he’s at physically
  • feels it’s important to get starting quarterback at least some time in preseason games, other teams obviously doing things differently
  • would want at least a full week of preparation with Wentz before determining that he’s ready for week one, but didn’t want to get into hypotheticals
  • expects Brandon Graham to continue rehab, wouldn’t make a decision on week one

Nick Foles and Carson Wentz also spoke today:

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Free Beer for Browns Fans, on One Condition

Kevin Kinkead - August 14, 2018

Dilly Dilly.

Bud Light is doing a promotion for long-suffering Browns fans, explained by ESPN’s Darren Rovell:

Hey that’s pretty cool. Free beer!

But what if the Browns don’t win a game? Rovell says the beers will be replaced once per month until Cleveland gets that first W.

Here’s their opening slate:

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Geoff Mosher is Leaving 97.5 the Fanatic

Kevin Kinkead - August 14, 2018

He had been with the station since 2015.

A handful of Tweets from him this morning:

More after the jump:

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Trolling the New England Patriots, in New England

Kevin Kinkead - August 14, 2018

If you’ve ever been to Gillette Stadium, you know it’s in the middle of nowhere, built off of I-95 and connected to a shopping complex about halfway between Providence and Boston. There’s an Olive Garden and a CVS and Bass Pro Shops and all of that.

You have to drive down Route 1 to get into the stadium, unless there’s a back entrance that I’m unaware of. But for Patriots fans heading to Thursday night’s preseason game, they’ll see this billboard on their way in:

It says “Go Birds, World Champs” and shows the 41-33 Super Bowl scoreline with Brandon Graham’s famous strip sack on the right. Jason Kelce, in parade garb, is in the middle.

Boston’s WBZ-TV did a story on the billboard, and some of the reactions are dumb as hell. One guy doesn’t recognize Tom Brady (who, admittedly is wearing a different number) and thinks it’s a player from the Carolina Panthers:

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