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Relive the Eagles’ Super Bowl Season in Concert Format

Kevin Kinkead - April 18, 2018

Why go to Camden to see Dave Matthews for the 14th straight year when you can do something completely different this summer?

On July 24th, the Eagles are teaming up with NFL Films and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts for the world premiere of the “Philly Special” concert event.

A description from the event page:

Hosted by the “Voice of the Eagles,” Merrill Reese, relive NFL Films’ stunning video highlights of the Philadelphia Eagles Championship Season on three giant screens alongside the great Philadelphia Orchestra, performing live the inspiring, uplifting and wonderfully symphonic music of NFL Films. Show your team spirit by wearing your Eagles’ gear and come celebrate with the Eagles Cheerleaders and Swoop!  Be sure to pack a picnic and bring the whole family as we continue to celebrate this unforgettable football season!

Merrill Reese narrating Eagles highlights with the Philadelphia Orchestra? Dude, I’m in. I’ll bring the tomato pie and crappy beer, you call up Vikings fans and tell them they’re invited.

Tickets are $25 to $65, but watching Tom Brady fumble the ball again is priceless. Sales start this Friday at 10 a.m. and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Mann Center’s free arts education initiatives and Eagles Autism Challenge.

 

 

The Difference Between Daryl Worley and Michael Bennett

Kevin Kinkead - April 16, 2018

Two Birds, two arrests.

One player was released within hours while the other remains on the roster, which probably has some people wondering, “what gives?”

My gut reaction tells me that the Birds saw video of Daryl Worley’s weekend incident and decided that due process wasn’t going to change anything in this case. While the 23-year-old cornerback hasn’t had his say, or his day in court, it’s obvious the Eagles were convinced by whatever they saw or whatever they learned.

To rewind, these are the pieces of information being reported about what happened:

  • Worley was (allegedly) asleep in his car at the intersection of Broad and Pattison at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning
  • he (allegedly) did not cooperate with police, who used a taser on him
  • he (allegedly) had a loaded gun in his possession
  • it’s not clear if he was carrying that gun legally

That’s the gist of it. Worley apparently became combative with police and was taken into custody. This morning, we learned that he’s been charged with Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act, Driving Under the Influence, Disorderly Conduct, and other related charges, such as Resisting Arrest:

The nature of the charges seem to indicate that Worley was not in legal possession of the gun. Les Bowen adds this:

That’s what we know, for now. He was arraigned and released.

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Eagles’ CB Worley Arrested, Team Reportedly Considering His Release

BWanksCB - April 15, 2018

The Eagles’ title defense begins tomorrow when the team assembles at the NovaCare Complex for OTAs, but it is unclear if one of their offseason acquisitions will be in attendance after this troubling report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport emerged earlier this morning:

That…doesn’t sound ideal. To be fair, the circumstances around Worley’s arrest are still unclear, but the initial information is concerning.

Passed out in a vehicle that was blocking traffic + tased + combative with police + arrested + gun = ?

Les Bowen reports that the team is considering parting ways with Worley:

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Reports: Cowboys Release Dez Bryant

Kevin Kinkead - April 13, 2018

See ya later:

Fantastic football player, but he (was) a Cowboy and is also a total asshole, so that means we automatically hate him.

Doug P is Ringing the Bell Tonight

Kevin Kinkead - April 11, 2018

Doug Pederson, head coach of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, will ring the bell at the Wells Fargo Center tonight as the 76ers look to lock up the #3 seed and end the regular season on a 16-game winning streak.

That’s one hell of sentence.

Anyway, if it’s anything like his first pitch at the Phils game, the noise from the crowd might blow the roof off the Center:

Is Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh Really a Rivalry?

Kevin Kinkead - April 11, 2018

I haven’t written anything about the Flyers this year because I don’t know anything about ice hockey. That’s Anthony’s beat anyway. He’s got you covered.

What I do know is that I hate Sidney Crosby and his fat face. I hate his smug demeanor and childish attitude and his 89 points. I hate his three Stanley Cups and his seven All-Star selections and his pair of Conn Smythe and Hart Trophies.

When it comes to Pittsburgh, however, that’s about it. Obviously Wawa is better than Sheetz, and it’s “soda,” not “pop,” but I really don’t dislike anything else about the Steel City.

But it’s not about me, it’s about you, the readers of Crossing Broad dot com, who overwhelming said that Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are not rivals:

Seems accurate to me.

When you go down the list of sports teams, it’s hard to find a ton of meaning:

Penguins/Flyers

Metropolitan Division rivals. Frequent games, playoff history, exciting matchups.

Steelers/Eagles

One AFC team, one NFC team. Infrequent games, no playoff matchups even possible outside of the Super Bowl.

Pirates/Phillies

It used to be something special before the Pirates moved to the National League Central back in 1994. You could go back to the 70s and find 10 NLCS appearances between the two teams, an era of success that saw the Pirates win it all twice (’71 and ’79’) and the Phillies once (1980). It’s been tempered since then, and when the Pirates began to turn the corner about five or six years ago, the Phils were sliding back to mediocrity after the 2008 and 2009 World Series appearances.

Sixers/no one

Pittsburgh doesn’t have an NBA team.

Union/no one

No MLS team, but Pittsburgh does have a USL team, the Riverhounds, who play Bethlehem Steel a few times a year.

Colleges 

Pitt kind of sucks in all sports now, so it’s hard to find meaning there. They don’t play Temple or Villanova anymore, and those football and basketball games weren’t rivalries anyway. What else is out there? Duquesne? Carnegie Mellon? The Point Park Pioneers?

I think that’s it, really, it’s just the Penguins and Flyers for real substance and meaning.

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Come To Our Live Podcast with I Do And I Will on Wednesday, April 11 at Philly’s #1 Gastro Pub

JoyOnBroad - April 6, 2018

If you’ve been listening to Crossing Broadcast the past few weeks, you’ll already know about our newest sponsor, “I Do & I Will”. Next Wednesday, April 11th at 7PM, we’ll be hosting a live show at 6 Feet Under Gastropub featuring some of the guys who write for the site and host shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network.

“I Do & I Will” is a local company that helps you save a boatload of money on your wedding and honeymoon.

The average cost for a wedding in the Philadelphia region is over $40,000, so let “I Do & I Will” help you find a way to alleviate some of that financial burden.

If you come out Wednesday night at 7pm to the LIVE PODCAST, you’ll get to meet Richard Suplee, a St. Joe’s Grad, who created a brand that has forged powerful partnerships with popular companies you or your partner know like Vera Wang, South West Airlines, Sephora, Brooks Brothers, and many more. Need another reason to come out? Richard has promised us a pretty cool giveaway at the show. All you have to do is head to 6 Feet Under Gastropub on Wednesday night. You can also enter to win a free honeymoon, which will be given out to one lucky winner this July.

Additionally, if you and your significant other are looking for major ideas on how to make your wedding a major success, “I Do & I Will” are attending the Pennsylvania Bridal & Wedding Expo on Sunday, April 15th, 2018, at the Valley Forge Casino and Resort, in King of Prussia from 12pm to 5pm. If you’re looking to earn some points with your significant other, head on out to the Expo on the 15th and sneak away to the casino floor. Of course, stop by the “I Do & I Will” booth to register for some major savings!

Kyle, the writers, and I hope to see you Wednesday at 7pm at 6 Feet Under for an awesome show, some incredible pub food, craft beers, and cocktails.

If you want to register for that free honeymoon, make sure you visit “I Do & I Will” on their Facebook page.

Richard Rodgers Introduced to Philly Media

Kevin Kinkead - April 6, 2018

Richard Rodgers is a man of few words.

The new Eagles tight end spoke to media for the first time today, an availability that ran much shorter than the introductions of Michael Bennett, Haloti Ngata, Daryl Worley, Mike Wallace, Paul Worrilow, and Corey Nelson.

The 26-year-old former Green Bay player signed with the Birds on a one year deal, replacing the departed Brent Celek and Trey Burton as Zach Ertz’s backup.

“That’s just how it panned out,” Rodgers said of his free agent deal. “Obviously it’s a good opportunity for me to reset my value. But that’s how things panned out and I’m just going to try to make it happen.”

Rodgers was a third round pick out of California in the 2014 draft. He played his best season as an NFL sophomore, catching 58 balls for 510 yards and eight touchdowns.

That production dropped off in 2016 and 2017, when he combined for 42 catches for 431 yards and 3 scores, a two-year stint that was less effective than his previous campaign.

Maybe he was just being diplomatic, but Rodgers says he’s not sure why his numbers dropped off.

“I just did what I was told, did what the coaches asked me to do,” he explained. “That’s all you can do as a player, do what the coaches ask you to do. My numbers dropped, for whatever reason. I’m just trying to contribute, to help the team win.”

I’d say losing Aaron Rodgers maybe, probably, almost certainly played a role in that. The Packers also brought in Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks, which ate at the available snaps.

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