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The Eagles Lead The League!

Kyle Scott - December 4, 2012

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In having the most vegetarian friendly NFL stadium. 

Kewl.

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While the Linc is undoubtedly the greenest structure this side of Al Gore’s vacation home on a glacier, it is also the most vegetarian friendly… you know, so all you cheesesteak roast pork dripping juicy fucking cheeseburger juicy fuck zucchini obsessed Birds fan can dine daintily during Eagles losses.

That is all. Andy Reid is still the coach, but you can get a plate of grass and a side of squash behind each end zone. Thanks, Christina Lurie.

Solar Panels Are Now Installed at Lincoln Financial Field

Kyle Scott - November 16, 2012

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The Eagles may be the biggest laughing stock in all the land (literally), but that won’t stop Jeffrey Lurie from having the greenest fucking stadium this side of the nuthouse. 

As you know, wind turbines have already been placed on the Linc’s roof, there are solar canopies in the parking lot, Al Gore has manually tuned each blade of grass… and now we get the solar panels on the stadium roof. And perhaps if the Eagles harness all of their combined power, Jason Babin may, just once, be able to get through an offensive lineman sans spin move!

Anyway, these are pics forwarded along by an Eagles employee of solar panel installation that, we’re told, went on this week. 

The Eagles are 3-6.

Sports Betting Updates

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DraftKings Sportsbook Review

DraftKings Sportsbook has been live in New Jersey for over two full months now and a lot has changed since launch. While they were the first out of the gate for legal US sports betting, they now face competition from many sites, including FanDuel Sportsbook, SugarHouse Sportsbook, BetStars and others. How do they stack up and what promos does DraftKings Sportsbook offer? Let’s take a closer look. Bonus: First bet matched up to $200 Minimum

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Your Complete Eagles and Saints Betting Guide

In many ways, the Philadelphia Eagles enter their matchup with the New Orleans Saints this weekend in a similar spot to what their previous opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, found themselves in a week ago. More than a touchdown underdog on the road against what’s believed to be a far superior team, the Eagles appear outclassed and overmatched. Most people figured they were tuning into the Cowboys’ funeral a week ago, and just as many, if

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Every New Jersey Sportsbook Promo You Need To Know This Weekend

Black Friday is just about a week away, and if you’re like me, you could probably use some extra spending money to take advantage of all the hot deals that will soon be out there. Good news. There will be plenty of betting opportunities to find some winners this weekend. It’s Week 11 in the NFL and the race for the playoffs is revving up. Every Top 25 college football team is in action. There’s

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UPDATE: Car Fire in Parking Lot Outside Lincoln Financial Field

Kyle Scott - November 11, 2012

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This is what the end of an era looks like: Quarterback concussed. Team blaring music to drown out boos. FUCKING CARS ON FIRE!

We don’t know for sure what happened (see updates). But, the above pic of a what is apparently a car on fire in the parking lot outside Lincoln Financial Field was tweeted by WMMR’s Marisa Magnatta. She didn't give any details, and neither did a Philly.com article, but we do have these Tweets. Take them with a grain of salt, for now:

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See anything? Have video? See this guy? Let us know.

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UPDATE: Here's another pic via reader Dan (@dryan32):

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UPDATE 2: Another pic from Mac in the comments. Jane writes that it was caused by hot charcoals, not intentional:

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UPDATE 3: 97.3 ESPN's Ryan Messick spoke with a AAA service guy. He was told it was an Eagles fan's car and was, indeed, accidental. 

Wind Turbines Finally Go Up at Lincoln Financial Field

Kyle Scott - October 25, 2012

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Cheeseball newspaper lede: There might be turmoil on the field and in the locker room… but there are turbines on the roof.

That, or Transformers 18 is being shot at the Linc.

Finally, after a lengthy delay, wind turbines will be added to Lincoln Financial Field. It’s all part of a green initiative that will include 11,000 solar panels, solar canopies in K Lot, and a new cell phone antenna system. Those changes we detailed back in June.

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No word on how long it will take for the turbines to get up and running. But now you know what that goofy contraption on the roof will be when you see it on Sunday. 

Photos via the Lincoln Financial Field Twitter account (@LFFStadium), which has been put on this earth to tell you how great the Eagles are and about their quest to save humanity.

Merrill Reese’s Calls of Lawrence Tynes’ Field Goal Attempts are Awesome

Kyle Scott - October 1, 2012

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Merrill Reese felt… exactly how you felt when he learned that Andy Reid called timeout before Lawrence Tynes and his legbia (that’s a hybrid of leg and la… never mind, you get it) missed their first of two game-winning field goal attempts. 

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Jeffrey Lurie’s State of the Team Address is Today, and A Wednesday Recap

Ryan Gillon - August 30, 2012

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This will be Lurie's second attempt this preseason (Photo: LehighValleyLive.com)
 
Let's try this again.
 
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie will address the media today before tonight's final preseason game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field.
 
Initially, Lurie scheduled the State of the Eagles address earlier this month at Lehigh University during training camp. It was canceled because Andy Reid's son, Garrett, was found dead that same morning.
 
As the Inquirer's Jeff McLane notes, the content of the address could be more interesting than usual, given the owner's personal offseason.
The Eagles announced the Luries' split on July 4. While the statement made it clear that Jeffrey and Christina's parting would have no effect on the Eagles and that they would continue to work together, there was some concern that the team could be torn apart in divorce proceedings. Earlier this month, though, there was a report that Lurie would maintain majority ownership and still have the final say in all matters related to the Eagles. Christina Lurie will have a small stake in the team like other minority owners.
 
The team also has to reduce their roster from 75 to 53 players by tomorrow at 9:00 pm. They no longer have Joe Banner in the fold, and despite a tulmultuous offseason that included death and divorce, expectations are high.
 
That doesn't mean we won't hear the same old story from Lurie… no one's holding their breath.
 
In case you missed it on Wednesday:
 
Vance Worley will be shut down for the rest of the regular season.
 
Glen Macnow spotted Chase Utley taking grounders at third base yesterday during a live broadcast at Citizens Bank Park… very sly, Glen. Very sly.
 
Tyler Cloyd made his first professional start last night after Cole Hamels went down to a gastrointestinal illness.
 
The CEO of the company that makes Michael Vick's flak jacket made a pretty ballsy guarantee.
Another first for Bryce Harper… he was ejected last night.
 
Happy Thursday, folks. More to come.
 
You can follow Ryan Gillon on Twitter @SeriouslyRyan

“The Wall” Did Some Damage to the CBP Outfield

Kyle Scott - July 20, 2012

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Not surprisingly, Roger Water’s The Wall, performed last Saturday night, left behind some substantial markings in the outfield at CBP.

Funny, because, having been on the field for various events, groundskeepers act like they’ll shoot you if you step foot near the infield or sectioned off areas of the grass… but a few million bucks to host a concert is a different matter.

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Pic via our friend John Russo, who has many more here

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UPDATE: Jonathan Papelbon Prevents Fan From Dismembering Every Single Phillies Reliever (Now With Video!)

Kyle Scott - July 8, 2012

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Hey, here’s something!(?) Who’s with me?!

looks around, no one… oh, you, a 33-year-old legal clerk who watches Phillies games from his man cave in his mom’s South Philly basement.. alright! welcome! – 

The crowning of achievement of the 2012 Phillies season happened last night: Jonathan Papelbon stepped up big time in the seventh inning when a fan tried to climb into the Phillies bullpen, presumably to suicide-bomb Antonio Bastardo.

The above picture is the only one that exits (or, that we can find), but there were numerous accounts of the incident, which is surprising, because I would have assumed that most folks threw in the towel by that point in the game.

Here’s one version of how it happened, from Tom Dabomb Jackson on Facbeook:

went to the phils game tonight with my brother and my father who i haven't hung out with in almost 15 yrs, they lost but i had an awsome time!!! saw a fan try to jump into the phillies bull-pen right in front of my seat and Jonathan Papelbon put him in a head lock!!!!! that shit was wild! ……..and then Jeremy Horst threw me the ball he was warming up with right before he went into the game!!!! WHAT A GAME!!! AND I WAS SOBER!!

 

Neat. 

Anyway, were you at the game? Had you not slit your wrists before the seventh inning? Have pictures? Video? Evidence that there are live bodies in the Phillies’ bullpen? Let us know!

UPDATE: (@kevinpmcw) sends along somewhat grainy video. You can view it after the jump.

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