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Two teams enter. Only one can lose.

Mark Saltveit - January 3, 2016

The Eagles and Giants are both out of the playoffs. Chip Kelly’s gone and Tom Coughlin will reportedly retire after Sunday’s game. But the outcome is definitely not “meaningless.”

Philadelphia and New York are two of the six 6-9 teams going into week 17, and three more are just one game worse at 5-10. The losing team could rise as high as the 9th pick in the draft, while the winner could fall to 17th — and gets a harder schedule next year.

So what happens if both teams want to lose?

That’s not a given, of course. Fans have paid good money for their tickets, and even if he does retire, Coughlin may want to finish his 20-year coaching with a win. (He’s 170-149 so far.) The Eagles may have the common “just fired a coach we were sick of” surge.

But assuming they are both playing for the long run, it could be a weird kind of chess match. Sitting their healthy starting QBs might be too obvious, but Odell Beckham, Jr. could “tweak something” while warming up, something he does fairly often anyway. Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul and WR Dwayne Harris are “questionable” on the official injury report already.

It’s easier for the Eagles, who have already ruled out CB Byron Maxwell and NT Bennie Logan. Logan has clearly been playing injured since at least December 6th. Not coincidentally, the team’s run defense has collapsed during that stretch.

CB Eric Rowe has done pretty well for a rookie, even when thrown into games against wide receivers as good as Megatron, so it makes sense to test him against ODB if he does play. He’ll be seeing plenty of the Giants star for years to come if he does emerge as an Eagles starter. He’d probably get torched, but his confidence seems strong and the sooner his learning process can begin, the better. They could go whole hog and start Randall Evans at the other corner slot.

But if the Eagles really want to lose, the answer is easy: just give DeMarco Murray all the carries he wants.

Video: David Beckham Has No Idea Who Mike Richards Is

Kyle Scott - March 30, 2012

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Mike Richards has changed.

Earlier this year we brought to you his attendance at the premier of Twilight: The Seventhy-Fifth Movie About a Forlorn Hottie Chasing Vampires Through a Field. His Tweets to Justin Bieber. His appearance on NHL 36. And now this little segment with Cabbie Richards.

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The two Richards attended a Lakers-Suns game earlier this season. They sat courtside, just a few seats down from David Bekham, who had absolutely no idea who (Mike) Richards was, just like the rest of the 20,000 people in attendance (this is funny because last year Richie went looking for Becks at PPL Park on the same day that he had surgery). Kobe Bryant, however, pretended to be chummy with Richie: “He plays for the Kings. Yeah, I know that.” 

Meanwhile, it must be getting close to playoff time. Mike's teammate and brotastic buddy, Jeff Carter, is in a walking boot.

Video after the jump.

H/T (@DXFlyers), (@deifert5), and (@Amoyer4)

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Everyone Loves Doc, the Phillies

Kyle Scott - October 8, 2010

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The ripple effect of a no-hitter is felt throughout the sports world.  The ripple effect of a postseason no-hitter is felt throughout the world.  Everyone from soccer stars, to MTV, to the Flyers had their eyes on Doc, who, of course, turned Lettermen, CNN, Fox News, and CBS.  He's special, that Roy.

The Flyers watched: [Philly.com]

Forward Scott Hartnell was amped about Halladay's first postseason start even before the Flyers left for Pittsburgh. Hartnell was walking around the Flyers' locker room in Voorhees, N.J., saying "Go Phillies!"

Hartnell likely would have been at Citizens Bank Park if the Flyers started the season at home. Hartnell attended most of the Phillies' World Series home games last year.

"We all watched it," Claude Giroux said. "It was awesome."

"That was pretty cool," goaltender Brian Boucher said. "Roy Halladay is a machine." *

Leonard Weaver called Roy a beast: [Philly Sports Daily]

“That was amazing, wasn’t it,” said fullback Leonard Weaver, who was flipping through the channels and got locked in on the action. “To watch history like that — that was special. That boy (Roy Halladay) is a beast.”

Below, a compilation of images and screen grabs from around the web, and lots of Becks…

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Becks has the unbuckling effect

Lots more after the jump. 

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