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Watch the Lions Prematurely Celebrate, Complain About Snowballs Being Thrown

Kyle Scott - December 12, 2013

Snowballs… at the SNOW BOWL?! Take that, Santa.

At some point during the game on Sunday, presumably before the Lions took a shit on the frozen tundra of the Linc, Jonte Green and Bill Bentley celebrated with Jeremy Ross, who returned two kicks for touchdowns, and yelled “Merry Christmas” in the general direction of the crowd.

Unfortunately for the Lions, it would not be a Merry Christmas… and they got a couple of snowballs hurled in their direction just to drive the point home.

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Lions Fan Claims He was Beaten Unconscious Leaving Eagles Game

Kyle Scott - December 10, 2013

I was hesitant to post this since all it’s going to do is give some Philly-hating nutbag fodder to call my a hypocrite the next time I point out something shitty done by fans of another team. But the fact is, bad shit happens everywhere. Adrian Peterson said the people in Baltimore are basically the worst on Earth:

Anyway, this unidentified Lions fan told the Inquirer and FOX Philly that he was beaten unconscious leaving the Eagles game on Sunday as he walked on Pattison near Xfinity Live!.

From the Inquirer:

As he crossed the street, heading toward the train, six of the men blocked his path and continued to scream at him.

“I was like, ‘Are you guys serious? You won, enjoy it.’ ”

The smallest man slapped his head from the side. Another man then pushed him from behind, and the group bum-rushed him, he said.

To defend himself, he threw a punch and brought one of his attackers to the ground. But then he felt punches to the back of his head, he said: “I felt like I was being choked and punched.”

That’s when he lost consciousness, he said.

When he came to, sore and bruised, another Eagles fan was standing over him, offering help, he said. “He stayed with me and walked me toward SEPTA.”

The man remembered the Good Samaritan being so disgusted over what he had witnessed that he took off his Eagles jersey and threw it in a trash can.

That last part sounds a little fishy. That happens in soda commercials. What, did Mean Joe Green show up next and toss his jersey to some kid? I find it hard to believe some Eagles fan was so repulsed by what he saw – after one of the best games in team history – that he just decided to throw out his jersey on a whim because of a few dickhead fans.

From FOX Philly:

“They were looking for this situation. They weren’t gonna let it go. They obviously were probably drunk, wanted to fight,” he said.

The victim says he also endured repeated taunting and being pelted with snowballs and plastic beer bottles during the game while he sat in his front-row seats behind the Eagles bench.

He said he has gone to Lions games all over the country and never experienced this level of aggression and violence.

“It’s not worth going to games if it’s going to be like this,” he said.

Smitty over at Barstool points out something about that bottle comment:

So many holes in this tall tale I’m shocked he didn’t say he was attacked by Paul Bunyan in a Dawkins jersey then get turned to stone after looking some broad from Delco named Medusa in the eyes. Dude’s got knuckles as swollen as Rocky’s after a prize fight and he’s saying he got slapped around and sucker punched? Red flag #1. Other questionable things to note: No security cameras or other witnesses saw this but “The Good Samaritan”? What about the thousands of other people making there way home in that exact spot after the games? What about getting pelted with bottles inside the stadium when, as McG’s stated, you can only get served in cups at the Linc? Whole thing reeks.

If this guy really got beat up, and what he said happened actually happened, then, obviously, I feel bad for him. But there would would’ve been a ton of people that witnessed it. People with cell phones. People tweeting. People peopling. Yet no one has come forward. Something tells me either A) nothing happened, or, more likely, B) there was a fight and this guy lost. There are two sides to every story, and this sounds like just one of them.

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UniDiction 2012 – Week 6 – Lions vs. Eagles

Dan Fuller - October 14, 2012


Had enough pink yet? Only two weeks after this Sunday until we run the risk of forgetting about breast cancer without the NFL's campaign to remind us. If you can believe it, the percentage of proceeds devoted to "curing breast cancer" is even less than you might've expected (warning: link goes to Jezebel).




Week 5 seemed to have little going on uniform-wise, but it actually saw two uniform premieres. The Jaguars now-primary black jersey was worn for the first time (and without the black pants the team promised/threatened), and the Seahawks combined their navy jersey with grey pants for the first time in their current uniform set. (we've seen it previously with both white pants and navy pants). The Jaguars combo is…fine in terms that there are worse modern uniform designs, but why have teal in the color scheme, if they're just going to wear black helmets, jerseys, and socks. Second warning of the article: the Seahawks have three jerseys and three pairs of pants, and they're not afraid to mix and match. Trivia: how many combinations does that make for an entire season? Nine? Nope. It's a trick question. They can only wear the alternate (grey) jersey twice per NFL rules, so we'll only see up to eight combos. The Seahawks uniforms seem to grow on me each week (assuming they're not in monochrome navy blue), so I'll call this new combo successful.



Seahawks combos as of Week 6

 The Eagles play the Lions at home this week; Gameday shows green jerseys, so we've got green over white vs. the Lions white combo. For reference, the Eagles played the Lions last in 2010 as the visitors, and I did a UniDiction for that one, too. Warning (3rd one!): you'll see some uniform flip-flopping between that article and this one. The Lions have a pretty consistent uniform set through history; even though it's been updated a few times, it's still "Honolulu Blue," white, silver/grey, and black (though black was added in the early 2000s). As I said in 2010, the Lions uniform is exactly the sum of its parts: good, not great, with nothing particularly offensive anywhere. Look for an Eagles (uniform) win in an all-around good-looking game this week (minus the pink crap everywhere). Lots, lots more after the jump.


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Eagles Live Game Feed

Kyle Scott - November 7, 2010


We bring you the latest updates from the Eagles writers on Twitter.  Follow along live for discussion, news, and talk from the guys in the press box.  And us.

The Morning After: This Was All Expected (And a Boardwalk Empire Spoiler)

Kyle Scott - September 20, 2010


Sunday went according to plan.

We all expected the Eagles to beat the Lions, we all expected Michael Vick to have a good game, and we all expected the quarterback controversey (at least in the eyes of the fans) that is about to ensue.

One of my favorite things ever is to watch the media do exactly what I am about to do: talk about how there is no controversy, and in doing so, start a controversy.  It's as predictable as the seasons, but there's really no avoiding it.  Especially in this scenario.

Andy Reid has stated that Kevin Kolb will be the quarterback next week.  And he is right to do so. The Eagles have put all of their eggs in Kolb's basket and they're not going to allow one bad half stop him from being the great quarterback they expect him to be. 

Here's the problem: he has never done anything to show anyone that he will be a great quarterback. He was a second round pick, a backup in waiting, and other than a few starts (one against the worst team in the league), he hasn't given us any reason to think he will be anything more than an average NFL passer.  To fans, it just feels like Bobby Hoying redux.  We all expect him to be good. But quite honestly, we know nothing about him.  We would like to see him pull a "Jimmy" and steal $60k worth of whiskey, sell it to Al Capone, and then show us the loot.  We want to be Nucky.  We want Kevin Kolb to show us what he's capable of- we'll be on board.  But so far, he's done nothing more than be our "number two" and kick up a fuss (how's THAT for an uberly- current pop culture reference?)

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UniDiction (uniform+prediction) – Week 2 – Eagles vs. Lions

Dan Fuller - September 17, 2010



A lot of stories coming out of last week's season opener against the Packers.  Injuries, a quarterback conundrum (don't call it a controversy!), and what turned out to be a pretty good uniform match-up.  The 1960 throwbacks, which I publicly gave a "meh" opinion, actually worked quite well on the field.  And oh yeah…my first UniDiction: Packers 26, Eagles 18.  Actual score: Packers 27, Eagles 20.  I'm going to count this as a win for my "system."

The Lions have only worn white at home twice in their (documented?) history, so it's safe to assume they'll be wearing their Blue over Silver uniform, not White over Silver, which puts the Eagles in the White over Midnight Green combination.  Wikipedia says  The Lions  have a throwback uniform in their repertoire, but looking through pictures of each game last season, they haven't been worn since the  the 2009 uniform/logo update, and let's be honest, if they're worn this year, they'll save them for the Packers or Bears.

There are no "uniform stories" this week (do brain injuries count as "uniform stories" because a helmet is involved?  hmm…no.  no they do not), so let's get right to the for the full breakdown after the jump.

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What The Hell is Wrong with People? Week 2: “We’re Gonna Shoot Some Eagles, Son”

Kyle Scott - September 17, 2010


Ah, Christ.

For Week 2 we bring you some jackass who wants to "go Eagle huntin'."  First thing's first, someone really needs to get that gun away from him, he can shoot his eye out.  

LionsToSuperBowl (AH-HA-HA) here decided it would be a good idea to pack a huntin' rifle for this here video, so he could ponder the merits of the name Kevin COLEB for almost four minutes.  Two problems:  it's Kolb (cah-b) and HE'S NOT PLAYING!  Who the fuck is he going to shoot if his arch-rifle-toten enemy isn't there?  

He shows all the signs of an unemployed auto-worker from Flint.  Lions hat, blue sunglasses, rifle, Michigan State throw.  Oh yeah, he was putting brake pads on a Focus just a few weeks ago.

Amazingly, he invokes Star Trek voice within the first 70 seconds, just after this little gem:

We're not deterred, we're not forlon, we're not carrying a weight of catnip litter on our backs (???) because of Calvin Johnson's ruined call last week.  It's a new week, it's a new season, it's a new era. And this week, we're gonna hunt some Eagles.

Well that's good.  Because if it's not the Eagles, it's going to be his former co-workers in Flint.

Video after the jump.

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