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DraftKings Sportsbook Is Now Officially Live in New Jersey

Kyle Scott - August 6, 2018

DraftKings launched its sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, last Wednesday in New Jersey on an invite-only basis while the company completed a five-day soft launch trial.

Today, it launches in full. And while you have to be in New Jersey in order to use the app, you don’t have to live there. So if you’re at the Shore on vacation, you can get going.

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We’ve put together a full review of DraftKings Sportsbook. But the short version is that this is a very impressive debut.

At launch, DraftKings Sportsbook lists action on everything from baseball to darts – DARTS! – with a wide variety of traditional, prop and live bets. Most notably, however, they have implemented something called a “live ticket,” which essentially allows you to exit bets before their completion. So, if you’re winning a bet and want to lock in a profit, you can do so (albeit at a slightly lower rate), or you can exit a bet you’re losing to recoup at least a portion of it.

For a limited time only, DraftKings Sportsbook will match your first bet up to $200.* Current DraftKings daily fantasy players can use their available DFS funds in the DraftKings Sportsbook app. Otherwise, a minimum deposit is only $5— well worth it to try out what is the first online sports betting offering in New Jersey.

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*If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800 GAMBLER. 
21+. NJ only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See website for details. 

First bet matched up to $200. Free bet must be used within 30 days of first bet. Free bet amount is not included in any returns or winnings. Free bet is also not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-refundable. Promo ends 8/31/18. 

Full disclosure: We are an affiliate of legal New Jersey sports betting sites, so we may receive a commission if you use our links.

Here’s Brian Dawkins’ Hall of Fame Speech

Chris Jastrzembski - August 4, 2018

It’s worth the 22:17.

No, Gabe Kapler Isn’t Too Positive

BWanksCB - August 2, 2018

For whatever reason, the “Gabe Kapler is too positive” takes continue to be a thing.

Kapler was asked about his positive approach by Angelo Cataldi during his weekly appearance on 94WIP’s Morning Show earlier today. Here’s what he had to say:

“I get it, I get it. Angelo, I know that you and I know that are fans are very passionate. Part of the passion extends to wanting to be privy to everything that happens, including discipline. Unfortunately, that’s just not the way people work best, I think you’ll understand this. If you want to raise the bar for one of your colleagues from the station, you’re not gonna do it at a client dinner. And if you need to talk to your kids about disappointing report cards, you’re not gonna wait for the neighborhood block party to do so.”

“I, and our entire staff, are very comfortable having hard conversations with players when necessary, we never stop raising the bar for our men. However, it will always be done with respect and consideration and it will happen behind closed doors. My job is motivate players to perform well. I don’t believe that players perform well when publicly criticized. I don’t think it will help us win more baseball games and above all else, our fans expect me to do what I believe will help us win more baseball games.”

Amen.

I don’t love everything Kapler does, but I’m 100% with him on this issue, so a word for those who still don’t quite seem to get it:

No, he’s not insulting your intelligence, “old-school” Phillies fan. No, publicly criticizing, say, his centerfielder for missing a line drive that should’ve been caught with ease isn’t going to facilitate the elimination of such future mistakes. And no, standing in a room full of beat writers blasting his overachieving and scrappy young team when they make mistakes or struggle isn’t going to rectify the strikeouts or shoddy defense. If that offends you, sorry. You know what doesn’t offend me? First-place on August 2.

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Crossing Broadcast: MLB Trade Deadline, NBA/MGM, How to Cook a Steak

JoyOnBroad - August 1, 2018

Kyle and Russ recap the Phillies’ moves at the trade deadline, the NBA’s sports gambling partnership with MGM Resorts International, Kyle’s appearance at a media summit, Russ’ trip to Asheville, and finish with a debate about the proper way to cook a steak.

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Audio after the jump:

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Fanatics Is Having a Massive Sale on Eagles Super Bowl Swag

Kyle Scott - July 20, 2018

DEAL ALERT.

Fanatics is having a ludicrous 75% off sale today (up to), and that includes massive discounts on Eagles Super Bowl stuff. And there’s FREE SHIPPING on orders of $30 or more with code 30SHIP.

That’s an affiliate link, so if you use it you’ll also be supporting the site.

Not sure how else to pitch it– it’s a great sale.

Shop Fanatics right here.

Nick Foles Wins Again

Kevin Kinkead - July 20, 2018

Nick Foles beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl and also beat Tom Brady in jersey sales from March through May. 

That’s via ESPN’s Darren Rovell, citing quarterly sales rankings released by the NFL Players Association.

Carson Wentz came in third and Saquon Barkley was actually fourth, if you can believe it.

Here’s the top 10:

  1. Nick Foles
  2. Tom Brady
  3. Carson Wentz
  4. Saquon Barkley
  5. the Cowboys’ quarterback
  6. Aaron Rodgers
  7. the Cowboys’ running back
  8. Jimmy Garoppolo (last seen with a porn star)
  9. Odell Beckham, Jr.
  10. Derek Carr

Some interesting notes from Rovell’s piece:

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The Sky is Not Falling

Kevin Kinkead - July 18, 2018

Surprise! Sixers Twitter is a hot mess today.

And Phillies Twitter is sort of a mess, but not nearly as bad.

On the basketball side, I think most of this is overreaction to Brett Brown’s “star hunting” quote, the idea that the general manager-less Sixers were ready to go out and sign a big free agent superstar (LeBron) or trade for one (Kawhi Leonard) to complete the Process and leapfrog Boston as the favorite to win the Eastern Conference.

So when the Spurs traded Kawhi and Danny Green to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and a 1st round draft pick, the reactions were predictable:

“Brett Brown sucks! This team needs a GM!”

“Boston is gonna roll the Sixers in the playoffs again!”

“This team isn’t good enough!”

“No one wants to come here!”

“The Process wasn’t worth it!”

So on and so forth.

But let’s start with the trade itself, which is a Hail Mary for Toronto, who just fired Coach of the Year Dwane Casey because his 59-win team couldn’t beat LeBron James in the postseason. LeBron is now in the Western Conference, the Raps have a new coach, and they just made a risky trade for a guy that doesn’t want to play for them. This is their last chance to get it done, win the East, and have the distinction of getting swept by the Warriors in the finals.

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UPDATE: LeSean McCoy Is Being Accused of Beating His Girlfriend

Kyle Scott - July 10, 2018

LeSean McCoy is being accused by IG-er MIA (@miamor_i_adore), an apparent friend of Shady’s girlfriend, believed to be Delicia Cordon (@decordon).

The picture was posted this morning with the following description, accusing him of domestic assault, child abuse, animal abuse, and drug use:

shadymccoy is THE DEVIL!!! YOU ARE AN ANIMAL!!!!!! We didn’t say anything about how you beat your dog “Henny” into kidney failure. Let’s not talk about all the times my best friend had to stop you from VICIOUSLY beating your son for small things like peeing in the bed. We kept quiet about your drug usage … all the ILLEGAL steroids and needles you were using, but we will not keep quiet about this!!!!!! I can’t believe you did this to my best friend!!!!! YOUR KARMA IS GOING TO BE SO REAL!!!!!! The world needs to know what type of animal you really are!!!!!!! This was just her yesterday on the left and now this morning this is her on the right!!!!

A check of the Instagram accounts shows that the woman in question – tough as it is to tell her distinctive features – is McCoy’s girlfriend, seen with McCoy in this picture posted in February:

And MIA and Delicia appear in several photos together on their respective IG accounts:

The story – at least the respective relationships – appear to check out.

This is not the first time McCoy has been accused of heinous activity. In 2013, he was embroiled in a party bus incident where he allegedly forcefully removed a woman on a trip to New York, this after he was wrapped up in public baby mama drama and was accused of having herpes. Marcus Vick later accused him of giving herpes to his girlfriend.

In 2016, he was involved in the beating of two off-duty Philly police officers, but he was never charged by since-convicted DA Seth Williams, who was a big Eagles fan and is believed to have known McCoy.

Now this.

If true, that should just about do it for Shady’s career.

UPDATE:

Not the first time a sentence like this is written about McCoy.