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Eagles Injury Update: Not Entirely Reassuring

Kevin Kinkead - November 22, 2019

Lane Johnson is still in concussion protocol as of 10:51 on Friday morning.

The positive thing, according to Doug Pederson, is that Andre Dillard has “looked good” at right tackle this week, as he prepares to possibly step in against Seattle.

“He’s really settled in and had a good day yesterday,” Pederson said at Friday’s press conference. “We expect the same today, so he’s trending in the right direction.”

“Trending” was the word of the day, according to the head ball coach, who also described Nelson Agholor and Alshon Jeffery as moving “in the right direction” with their respective injuries. Jeffery missed the New England game with a bum ankle while Agholor hurt his knee. They might just have to deal with the pain on Sunday.

Doug was also asked about Jordan Howard, who still is not cleared for contact after suffering a stinger in the Bears game:

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Jimmy Butler on Joel Embiid: “That M********* is Special”

Kevin Kinkead - November 22, 2019

Double Sixers special coming at ya this weekend.

Tonight it’s 5-10 San Antonio, who were supposed to hold shootaround at the Palestra this morning but canceled for some reason. Tomorrow night, in a rare home/home back-to-back, Jimmy Butler returns to Philly with his 10-3 Miami Heat.

Jimmy hit it off with Joel Embiid during his time here, which was well known. In an interview with The Athletic’s Michael Lee, he talked about his admiration for the Sixers’ center:

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Big Daddy Graham Does First Public Appearance Since Summer Surgery

Kevin Kinkead - November 22, 2019

Last night Glen Macnow and Big Daddy Graham did a sold-out launch event at P.J. Whelihan’s in Cherry Hill, introducing the new and revised edition of The Great Book of Philadelphia Sports Lists.

The packed room included a who’s who of Philadelphia media and sports personalities and it was Big Daddy’s first public appearance since July, when he was hospitalized after suffering a spinal bleed that left him partially paralyzed. He’s doing rehab now and operating from a wheelchair after dealing with a months-long recovery process.

Rob Tornoe at the Inquirer was at P.J.’s last night and wrote this:

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Charlie Manuel and Larry Bowa Slept Outside Last Night

Kevin Kinkead - November 22, 2019

Why?

They did it to raise money and awareness for homeless youth in Philadelphia, as part of the Covenant House “Sleep Out” program.

Eyewitness News did a ‘VO/SOT’ on it this morning, which is fancy industry lingo for “video + sound on tape,” where the anchor reads some copy before cutting to a soundbite:

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“It’s Not Me,” Says Nelson Agholor of Burner Account

Kevin Kinkead - November 21, 2019

“It wasn’t me” was a famous song released by Shaggy back in 2000, appearing on the multi-platinum Hot Shot album.

It’s also Nelson Agholor’s response to accusations that he’s running a burner account on Twitter, as you can listen to right here:

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Brad Lidge Says the Phillies are Going to Throw Some “Sick Money” at Gerrit Cole

Kevin Kinkead - November 21, 2019

Last year it was stupid money.

This year it’s…. sick money? That’s according to Brad Lidge, who said the following today on MLB Network Radio on Sirius:

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This Woman Was Killing it on the Jumbotron at the Sixers Game

Kevin Kinkead - November 21, 2019

So last night at the Sixers game the crowd was going nuts for this woman who was being shown repeatedly on the jumbotron, dancing and flinging her hair around like Tawny Kitaen in a Whitesnake video. The folks who run ops down there like to give us a dance battle in the second half, usually the backpack kid vs. shirtless kid, but I don’t think they’ve been at the games this year.

I couldn’t find a clip at the time, but Twitter user @Go_Sixers_Go was good enough to send me her Instagram account, which features video from the Wells Fargo Center, captured by Johnny Airport Clark over at NBC 10. Here’s “Julia Rae” –

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Laugh or Cry? People Dug Up Racist Tweets from Woman Whom Charles Barkley Apologized To

Kevin Kinkead - November 21, 2019

Not sure if y’all saw this the other day, but Charles Barkley apologized to an Axios reporter after making a joke about hitting her:

Sounds like something Charles might say, but it was not well-received.

In a statement made through Turner PR, Barkley offered up this:

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