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Now We’ve Got LeBron James Calling Out Drew Brees

Kevin Kinkead - June 3, 2020

Look at this:

Brees, in part:

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Major League Baseball Rejects Union Proposal

Kevin Kinkead - June 3, 2020

Surprise!

Still no agreement between MLB and the players union:

Here’s Bob’s take on the matter:

“MLB owners and the MLBPA keep looking for the upper hand through media leaks. It’s not working as the public has zero appetite for this process. There’s no sympathy for either side. Each would be best served by staying quiet until there’s a resolution.”

Jeff Passan and others have reported on the idea of MLB coming back with a 50-game season offer, so I guess we’ll continue to patiently wait and see what happens here.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Proposing 22-Team Return to Play

Kevin Kinkead - June 3, 2020

The NBA has a Board of Governors meeting set for tomorrow, and Shams Charania says Adam Silver will propose a 22-team return to play, which means the stinky New York Knicks would be done for the year.

Shams at The Athletic:

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Philadelphia Looters Take Everything Except Dallas Cowboys Chair

Kevin Kinkead - June 3, 2020

Go Birds! –

I need another couple of sentences for this story, so how about a statistic:

Playoff wins since the year 2000:

  • Eagles – thirteen
  • Cowboys – three

Time’s yours.

 

 

Flyers Source: Report on Oskar Lindblom Completing Treatment “Inaccurate”

Russ Joy - June 2, 2020

Per a Flyers source, a report circulating about Oskar Lindblom having completed his treatment for Ewing sarcoma is, “Inaccurate. He is not done treatment.”

I know people are looking for any positive news to cling to, given everything happening in the world, but spreading false information about someone’s cancer treatment is incredibly reckless and shameful. It’s worth noting that while the headline “Brave Hockey Star Oskar Lindblom, 23, Completes Cancer Treatment– Fans Flood Twitter With Votes for Beloved Philadelphia Flyers Player” seemed totally declarative, leading to the spread of the story on Facebook and Twitter, the body of the story did accurately note that Lindblom was nearing the end of his treatment, citing quotes from Flyers assistant GM Brett Flahr in April.

We all hope for good news and things sound like they’re trending in the right direction, but he still has some treatment ahead of him. Our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes are with Oskar and his family as he continues his battle against this rare form of cancer.

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Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins Share Thoughts on George Floyd and Racial Inequality

Kevin Kinkead - June 2, 2020

At The Athletic, Ken Rosenthal organized a panel discussion involving a handful of retired black MLB players.

Included were Phillies Ryan Howard and Jimmmmmmmmy Rollllllllins, who shared their thoughts on George Floyd and racial inequality in America.

A couple of snippets from the piece, which is unlocked (no paywall):

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Here’s the Eagles’ Statement, from Jeffrey Lurie Himself

Kevin Kinkead - June 2, 2020

Here you go:

Phillies Issue George Floyd Statement While Jeffrey Lurie Addresses Eagles

Kevin Kinkead - June 2, 2020

The Eagles haven’t posted a single thing about George Floyd or the Philadelphia rioting and protesting, which seems a bit weird since Jeffrey Lurie and coaches were supportive of Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long, and others during the Colin Kaepernick saga. Lurie has always been one of the more progressive NFL owners.

Monday, however, he apparently addressed his team virtually, via T Mac:

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