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Jeffrey Lurie Danced In The Locker Room After The Eagles Win

Tyler Trumbauer - January 13, 2018

I’m sure Jeffrey Lurie had to be the first one in the elevator to rush down to the locker room so that he can be there to break it down with the players after the game. He showed off his moves on Ronald Darby’s Instagram Live:

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Eagles-Falcons Divisional Playoff Live Thread

Tyler Trumbauer - January 13, 2018

It’s finally here. The long-awaited divisional playoff game is upon us. Eagles vs. Falcons with the winner advancing to the NFC Championship next weekend.

Check out our CB staff predictions for the showdown. Do you have some money on the game, the line has been weird all week, but moved a bit today.

Follow along for today’s games here and in the comments below as the birds play in their first playoff game since 2014.

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Your Thursday Morning Roundup

Tyler Trumbauer - January 11, 2018

The Philadelphia Flyers are on a bye week, but that isn’t keeping them out of the news.

Claude Giroux was selected to play in the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, which takes place later this month in Tampa, Florida.

This is Giroux’s fifth trip to the All-Star Game, with his last coming in 2016.

Here’s a rundown of the weekend, which is Jan. 27-28:

The 2018 NHL All-Star Skills Competition will take place on Saturday, Jan. 27 (7:00 p.m. on NBCSN) and the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be on Sunday, Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. on NBC).

The annual mid-season event returns to a 3-on-3 tournament format for the third straight year – Nashville (2016) and Los Angeles (2017). Under the tournament rules, the NHL All-Star Game will be divided into three 20-minute games, with star players from each NHL division making up the four All-Star teams: Pacific, Central, Atlantic, and Metropolitan.

The Flyers return to regular season action on Saturday.

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Your Tuesday Morning Roundup

Tyler Trumbauer - January 9, 2018

Roll Tide.

In an instant classic, Alabama proved its dynasty is still strong with a comeback 26-23 win over Georgia in the College Football National Championship. ‘Bama was down 13-0 at intermission and trailed 20-7 midway through the second half.

Nick Saban benched starting QB Jalen Hurts for freshman Tua Tagovailoa, who more than delivered. The future of the program was 14-24 for 166 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. It culminated with this game-winning pass on 2nd and 26 after taking a 16-yard sack:

President Donald Trump attended the first half of the game and was on the field for the national anthem ceremony:

The college football season is officially over. Now full focus on the NFL and the Eagles’ road to the Super Bowl.

Let’s go!

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Your Monday Morning Roundup

Tyler Trumbauer - January 8, 2018

The stage, or shall we say cage, is set.

The Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons this Saturday at 4:35pm on NBC. The Birds are home underdogs, something that hasn’t happened for a one seed in the playoffs since 1970. The Falcons face the Birds because they took down the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night, 26-13. In the other Wild Card Weekend games, another Andy Reid team collapsed, Jacksonville was not as bad as Buffalo, and the Saints managed not to give it away to the Panthers.

It was an entertaining weekend, here is the schedule for the divisional round:

Saturday, January 13

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles, 4:35 p.m. (NBC)

Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots, 8:15 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, January 14

Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:05 p.m. (CBS)

New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings, 4:40 p.m. (FOX)

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Your Friday Morning Roundup

Tyler Trumbauer - January 5, 2018

The Flyers scored four goals in one period, but still nearly blew the lead in a 6-4 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

It was a feisty one as well, with some good fights, including this one:

Ivan Provorov scored two goals and one assist in the winning effort for the Flyers while Sean Couturier had one goal and an assist of his own.

However, the best part of the night may have taken place in the concourse as CB staffer Chris Jastrzembski ran into the legend.

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Your Tuesday Morning Roundup

Tyler Trumbauer - January 2, 2018

College football needs more than four teams in a playoff.

I’m not advocating for an eight-team playoff as certain years there may not be eight teams worthy, and I understand the arguments of devaluing the regular season. So I’m proposing a six-team playoff.

Six teams. The top two teams get byes. Two weeks of playoff games before the national championship.

Take this year’s final CFP rankings and this is how it would play out:

Clemson and Oklahoma get a bye.

Georgia vs. Wisconsin and Alabama vs. Ohio State in the first round.

Then Clemson gets lowest seed remaining and Oklahoma faces the highest the following weekend.

Doesn’t that sound like an enticing few weeks of college football?

It’s the perfect mix of playoff expansion while keeping the regular season still as important as before. Teams can play for that bye and those that have one or two losses can still get in to the dance.

More exposure, more money, and more boosters. That is what it is all about in college sports.

If even one of those first round games are like yesterday’s Rose Bowl, it was definitely worth it.

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Speaking of that Rose Bowl game. Wow. In an Instant Classic as Georgia topped Oklahoma 54-48 in the first ever Rose Bowl that went to overtime. The Bulldogs blocked an OU field goal attempt in the second overtime and then rushed in the game-winning score on their possession.

Georgia will face Alabama in the National Championship on January 8 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium as the Tide defeated Clemson 24-6 in the All-State Sugar Bowl in the second-half of the CFP doubleheader on New Year’s Day.

In the other New Year’s Six bowl games, Penn State topped Washington 35-28 in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl. It was also the final game of Saquon Barkley’s college career as the star running back declared for the NFL draft on Monday:

In other games, Wisconsin beat Miami 34-24, Notre Dame staved off LSU 21-17, and UCF defeated Auburn 34-27 in Scott Frost’s last game at UCF before he officially takes over at Nebraska.

To the pro game, a somewhat subdued week 17 in the NFL produced some excitement, especially for the Bills.

Thanks to the Bengals defeat of the Ravens 31-27, Baltimore missed out on the postseason and Buffalo got the final playoff spot in the AFC, sending the franchise to the postseason for the first time since 1999. That ended the longest current playoff drought in the NFL and among all four major sports. That now belongs to an MLB team:

The rest of the weekend went as expected and resulted in these playoff matchups:

The Eagles game against the Cowboys left much to be desired this past Sunday as the Birds fell 6-0 to Dallas. These stats sum it up pretty well:

See what our CB staff predictions were for the game.

The lackluster game left Eagles fans less than optimistic about the upcoming playoffs. Tony Dungy is more of a glass half full type of guy when it comes to Philly:

Elsewhere around the league on Sunday, the Saints played the Bucs and this weird exchange between coaches occurred after:

After the games, the NFL coaching carousel began to spin. Here is the rundown:

The Bengals may still part ways with Marvin Lewis, the Giants already canned Ben McAdoo, and there may still be another surprise.

The Raiders seem to have done what others thought was impossible:

To accomplish that, the team is reportedly offering Gruden a part ownership in the franchise.

Arians’ farewell speech was short and sweet, but perfect:

With all of these openings, teams are going to start plucking from the successful teams in the league, like the Eagles, who could be getting stripped of their best coordinators and assistants this off-season. Already John DeFilippo is reportedly interviewing for the Bears and Cardinals head coach vacancies. Jim Schwartz is reportedly interviewing with the Giants this week. Also, don’t be surprised if Frank Reich gets at least a few looks as well.

The Sixers are 17-19 and currently sit 10th in the Eastern Conference as the calendar turns to 2018. The team is on a two-game win streak with triumphs over the Suns and the Nuggets last week.

The club hosts the Spurs on Wednesday at 7pm.

The Flyers are 16-14-8 after a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning back on Dec.29, their most recent contest.

The team hosts the Penguins tonight at 7pm.

In other sports news…

DGB was arrested for DWI.

Villanova was upset by Butler and fell from undefeated and #1 overall.

Avery Bradley of the Pistons reportedly settled a sexual assault case.

In non-sports news…

The protests in Iran continue.

The minimum wage is going up in 18 states, except Pennsylvania.

This:

Happy New Year, everyone!

Your Thursday Morning Roundup

Tyler Trumbauer - December 28, 2017

Looks like we finally have that Markelle Fultz update. Well, unofficially.

Nothing from the Sixers yet, but reportedly Fultz is ramping things up:

Fultz posted on Instagram before Christmas, hinting that some news may be dropping, and this appears to be it, a bit more training and traveling with the team. Seeing him in game action is something else entirely.

The Sixers kick off another west coast swing tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers. Tip is at 10:30 p.m.

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