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So What Does The Guy Who Got “Fire Andy” Tattooed on His Ass Last Week Do Now?

Kyle Scott - December 31, 2012

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Earlier this month, I received an email from reader Mike Palmer, who said that his friend Dylan was crazy enough to make good on this Tweet:

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As you can see, Dylan got his 500 RTs, and, five days later, on December 23, I received a follow up email from Dylan. Text: I told ya this dude was a crazy bastard! 

That email included a closeup of Dylan’s ass, forever emblazoned with a horrific-fonted, temporarily skin-irritated, red, Fire Andy tattoo. 

So today, we wonder: Now what? Andy is fired, and we assume that, at some point, Dylan will realize that tattoos are meant to be a permanent thing, and getting them removed is a real pain in the… um, you know.

Full pic after the dump. Er, jump. But I’m warning you– it’s gross.

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UPDATE: “Indications” Are That Reid Will Not Be Fired Today

Kyle Scott - November 27, 2012

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I took the dog for a walk early today.* Well, earlier than usual– around 8:45 a.m. I figured that if Jeffrey Lurie decides to fire Andy Reid , an announcement will likely come around late morning so the Eagles have enough time to craft a statement but not enough time to trot Reid out there for one final press conference. 

But, early signs are that things will remain status quo and Reid will, once again, have to figure out a way to do a better job. Tim McManus, of Philly Mag:

Stay tuned. And while you wait, I’m taking suggestions for celebratory YouTube clips for whenever Andy gets fired. Though my money is 100% on New Year’s Eve, the day after the Eagles’ last game at a time when media coverage will be light and bloggers will be forced to take their heads out of tubs of beer to write snark about how it should have been done months ago. But I’m not proactively bitter. No, not at all.

UPDATE: Sources tell Jeff McLane and Matt Lombardo that Reid will, in fact, coach against the Cowboys next week.

*Her first snowfall and she’s completely unfazed by it other than the fact that SHE CAN’T FUCKING FIND A PLACE TO PISS. I knew girls in college who were more willing to spritz in the snow. I felt like a Zamboni, clearing a path with my foot (for the dog, not my slore friends in college). Also, I can't feel my right thumb. It's frozen.

Your Monday Morning Roundup: Disasters, Lies and Idiots Edition

Kyle Scott - November 19, 2012

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Jason Babin is famous… for being terrible at his job, pic via (@bjeter25)

Since Andy Reid’s firing is an inevitability, I’ve decided to pre-write the lede, this way I’m prepared if it happens during the season. It’s sort of like a Mad Lib, only if Mad Libs were head-shaking blog posts about the awful state of your local NFL team. Here’s what I got:

It’s over. The Eagles have fired Andy Reid, the team announced today. The final straw was the Eagles’ most recent loss, a ___-___ ass-kicking by the _____. ____ will take over as interim head coach, though the team will presumably look at other candidates for next season.

In a statement released by the team, Jeffrey Lurie said: _______________. 

This was Reid’s 14th year with the Eagles. He finishes his time here with a ___-___ record, five NFC Championship appearances and one Super Bowl appearance. He only won only one of those six games.

Time's ours.

That should do, at least initially.

Let’s hit it.

 

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Meet Chase Utley. He will be signing autographs at the Sports Vault in the King of Prussia Mall on Saturday, December 8 from 1 – 3:30. 

Donovan McNabb doesn’t seem so bad anymore, does he? Get his autograph at the Sports Vault in the King of Prussia Mall on Saturday, January 5 from 1 – 2:30. Makes a great Christmas gift for the deprived Eagles fan in your life.

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The roundup 

– Claude Giroux injured his neck playing for the Berlin Ice Bears over the weekend, according to a hockeyweb.de, via Broad Street Hockey:

Playing in the German mayor league (DEL) is not harmless at all not even for NHL Lockoutplayers. In the yesterdays game between Eisbären Berlin (Giroux and Briere) and Krefeld Pinguine (Christian Ehrhoff) Claude Giroux got hurt and was brought to he hospital. It happened in the 2nd period of the game. His cervical spine was overstretched after he got hit by another player.

Observers are sure his head was hit but there where no penalties given. The Eisbären Berlin applied for an investigation procedure and sent the video of the scene. The German League will check the situation. After the medical examination Giroux was able to leave the hospital but he will not play in Cologne (against Kölner Haie – with Coach Uwe Krupp)  tomorrow.

 

The Flyers don’t believe the injury is serious. Giroux told the Daily News’ Frank Seravalli that it’s nothing serious

– On Saturday, Seravalli, writing for SportsWeek, quoted sources that said Ed Snider was extremely unhappy with Gary Bettman’s handling of negotiations. Snider strongly disagreed with the report and sent a statement to the Daily News calling the report “erroneous.” He told others it was a “fabrication.” 

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Andrew Bynum's sweet gloves, pic via (@MattMcLaughlin9)

– Speaking of (accused) shoddy reporting… the Wilmington News Journal has an exclusive story today in which a doctor, who has no involvement with Andrew Bynum or his injury, said that the Sixers center could require surgery. It’s a reasonable theory, but the story’s headline, “Evidence shows Bynum likely out for season,” is a gross exaggeration. Relevant story, but completely misleading.  

A source told CBS Philly’s Spike Eskin that the Sixers are unhappy with Bnyum. Eskin pointed out that it was odd how the Sixers sent Bynum out this weekend to give updates on his knee. I agree.

TWITTER IDIOTS

– Marcus Vick, who may be in jail right now (no, really), who was supposedly going to censor himself after requesting a trade for his brother, fired this bad boy out into the ether this morning. About Reid? Probably. 

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– 97.5’s Harry Mayes chided Evan Turner on Saturday, telling him to work on his J instead of watching the Ohio State basketball game. Turner’s response?

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– Jason Babin’s appearance on the cover of the Washington Post may have helped him to a net gain in his Twitter following: 

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What a tone deaf, lunkhead. 

That's a sentiment with which most of you agree. Check out the responses to Babin:

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– LeSean McCoy has a concussion because Andy Reid is stupid and left him in during garbage time. Reid’s reasoning? “Because we were trying to catch up and win the game.”

The Eagles were losing 31-6 at the time, with under two minutes to play in the game.

– Finally, this Joe and Casey Conklin parody of Taylor Swift’s We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, We Are Never Ever Gonna Win With Andy, is perfect.

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Notice that Eagles logos are absent in the video and jerseys are turned inside out? The original video, which briefly showed up on YouTube two weeks ago, was shot outside Lincoln Financial Field with Casey in an Eagles jersey. The video was quickly removed and replaced with this sans-licensed-product version. You can probably deduce why. Must-watch video after the jump. Casey actually has an amazing voice.

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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. 

Fire Andy

Kyle Scott - November 11, 2012

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We had this on the site in January… it's back today, via (@MarkAMansfield)

Go Cowboys! Sorry. It’s for the greater good. It’s a Greater Good Game. 3G, if you will.

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Reader Jared and friends are ready for today's big showdown with Dallas

How To Fix Our Football Team: Give Us A New One

Kyle Scott - October 22, 2012

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Photo: Lehigh Valley Live

Last year, after the Eagles got out to a 3-6 start, I wrote an almost 3,000-word post on what was wrong with the team and organization as a whole. Almost all of it remains true today. Some details have changed, but the message is the same: the Eagles aren’t capable of winning a Super Bowl as constructed, Andy Reid needs to go, and the team needs an image refresh. Here is that post, originally on this site on November 16, 2011.

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Andy Reid’s Job Is On The Line This Year, But Is It Really?

Ryan Gillon - August 30, 2012

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Andy Reid is signed on to be the Eagles coach through 2013, but if there is anything that came out of Jeff Lurie's State of the Team Address today, it's that Andy Reid isn't a lock to be the Head Coach of the Eagles in 2013.

Simply, Lurie implied that it all depends on how his 2012 shakes out.

When asked by reporters about Andy Reid's status, Lurie made it clear that nothing is guaranteed after this upcoming season, even in light of the tragic events in Reid's personal life.

"This is a business, and you're there to win and win big… so all the emphasis will be on Andy Reid the coach," Lurie said.

Everyone knew the question was coming, and Lurie needed a stern response in light of the comments Reid's agent Bob LaMonte made three weeks ago.

Via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Lurie "has stated again and again, any time that I’ve been with him, that was as long as he’s the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles Andy Reid would be his coach," LaMonte said. "And I’d say the proof of the pie is in the pudding. He’s been here 14 years.”

“This man has earned the right to decide what he wants to do, and he may well decide he doesn’t want to coach and Jeffrey may decide he doesn’t want to hire him, but I can just tell you Jeffrey Lurie has told me on any occasion I’ve ever been with him, as long as he’s the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, Andy will be his coach," LaMonte said once again. "Now, if you know something else, tell me, because I should probably know."

 

Agents… 

Lurie continued by saying that last year's 8-8 record was unacceptable and if the same result happened this season, Reid would be dismissed. Reporters continued to prod and Lurie admitted that there are always exceptions, but "you just have to make the best decisions you can after the season," but that "it'll be very clear."

Whether you believe Lurie or not is up to you. I think he's partially full of shit because I'm a firm believer that if Reid was going to get fired, it was going to be at the end of last season. Why? Because as Lurie said, there are always exceptions.

If Mike Vick goes down for a few weeks at any point in the season and Nick Foles is behind center? That's an exception. If there is any injury to a big name player at any point in the season, that's an exception. There are always exceptions.

Lurie had to say what he did, partially because of what Reid's agent foolishly said, but I do think he would have said something along those lines anyway. He had to follow up on his comments at the end of last season.

It comes down to this; Lurie will only fire Reid if he truly wants to, or if this season is a complete disaster. I don't think that Lurie wants to fire Andy Reid, and I don't think he will at the end of this season.

Hopefully, we won't have to find out.

Eagles Running Back Dion Lewis Was Arrested This Weekend After Getting Drunk and Pulling a Fire Alarm at a Hampton Inn

Kyle Scott - July 9, 2012

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Are you ready for some football?! A July afternoon party. We've got booze and alarms and Hampton Inns and Jesus Christ what the fuck are we talking about? 

Our first official bit of Eagles news this summer, and it’s a blasty. 

Backup running back Dion Lewis, 21, and his brother, Lamar, 35, got drunk this weekend and locked themselves out of a Hampton Inn in Albany, where they were staying, forcing them to pull the fire alarm. The plan completely backfired (jokes!): [Times Union]

The incident unfolded around 4 a.m., when Lewis and his brother, Lamar Lewis, were locked out of the Hampton Inn on Chapel Street, police said. The two men, who police say were intoxicated, then tried to get back into the hotel, but the sliding glass door to the lobby was locked, Officer Steve Smith said.

According to the police report, Dion and Lamar Lewis struck the doors "with such force as to rock them and nearly break them from their hinges." They then pulled on the alarm outside the hotel's lobby, the report said.

 

I almost read the original story as “Lewis pulled a fire arm,” not fire alarm, which, somehow, would have been more expected from an NFL player doing anything at 4 a.m.

Lewis and his brother were charged with falsely reporting a fire (a felony) and misdemeanor reckless endangerment. 

*In completely unrelated (yet totally related) news, I had a dream that Michael Vick and his now wife Kijafa confronted me about not giving QB 7 and his recent streak of good citizenship a fair shake. That’s it. That was the whole dream and I wanted to tell you about it.

UPDATE: Lewis wants to put out… the fire. He says not to be… alarmed about his behavior:

"I want to apologize to my family, the Albany community, the Eagles organization and fans, and to the NFL for my involvement in an incident this past weekend. It was never my intention to cause any public alarm or damage any property. I am sorry for any embarrassment and inconvenience that my actions have caused. I am committed to continuing to conduct myself in conformance with the high moral, ethical and professional standards that I have my entire life and of which so many others rightly expect of me. Because the matter is still in the hands of the court system, I cannot comment any further."

Here all week, folks.