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Your Tuesday Morning Roundup

Tyler Trumbauer - October 3, 2017

Only Andy Reid could cover a seven point spread in a tie game with 10 seconds remaining.

The Roundup:

The Redskins fell to the Chiefs last night on a late field goal, which keeps the Eagles alone atop the NFC East at 3-1. BUT, are they legit contenders? Kyle asks that question.

The Skins also lost Josh Norman, who reportedly will be out several weeks. The Birds host Washington on October 23.

Your first-place Eagles opened as 6.5 point favorites at home against the reeling Arizona Cardinals.

Birds fans traveled cross-country and pissed off Chargers fans by invading their place. It not only made it enjoyable for the road team, but also may have added fuel to the fire for the crowd that wants to move the Chargers back to San Diego already, as Sports Illustrated writes:

Chargers owner Dean Spanos couldn’t wait to high-tail it out of San Diego and this is what he gets. And, of course, Roger Goodell and the league were there to support the move. Now they all have a full-fledged problem on their hands, because the scene at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., yesterday was embarrassing and sad.

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Roundup: DeSean Jaccson’s Future, AI’s Suits, A Chipmoji, Chip’s New House, Draft Kings

Jim Adair - October 21, 2015

Eyyyy, ya boi DJacc might ain’t be da skin n e more ya herr !! Though his 20.9 yards per catch last season, the second highest total of his career (same with total receiving yards), led the league, he’s only played in 72.7% of his games in a Redskins uni (compared to 90.6% of his games as an Eagle from a much larger sample size). The Washington Post’s MIIIKE JOOOOONES, in his mailbag column, said that he would not be surprised if this is Jaccson’s last season in a ‘Skins uni:

“I’m expecting an overhaul of the receiving corps this offseason. I can’t see them bringing DeSean Jackson back to the tune of 9.25 million next season. He’s not reliable enough. Explosive, yes. But he’s not very versatile or dependable. Cutting him would save $8 million against the cap. Garcon has a cap number of $10.2 million next season, but the team could cut him and save another $8 million.”

I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t want to pay him over $9 million.

Just last week was the tenth anniversary of the so-called “Allen Iverson rule,” more commonly known as the NBA’s dress code. In a piece by Yahoo’s Marc Spears, he says Iverson’s baggy clothing that inspired the rule also carried over to his suit game, but it was just a comfort thing according to Andre Iguodala:

Former Sixers forward Andrew Iguodala said Iverson bought several oversized suits to adhere to the dress code.

“Allen wasn’t a fan of it,” said Iguodala, now with the Warriors. “Allen just wanted to be comfortable. He wasn’t trying to just be a rebel without a cause. He was like, ‘I just want to be comfortable. I just want to go to the game and play basketball.’ He didn’t want to be uptight or feel restricted.

“You watched him play and his style was to be able to freelance and move carefree, just be comfortable in his own world. He said, ‘When I do that, I don’t want to be restricted with a tie or collar on my neck.'”

What we’ve all been waiting for, a Chip Kelly emoji:

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What play could he be calling here, other than “Cat Shit”? Matt Mullin at the PhillyVoice has a good theory: “Either Sam Bradford’s about to throw an interception or, more likely, someone needs to clean out his cat’s litter box.” You know what? Chip does feel like a cat guy to me.

Chip bought a house in New Jersey? Kyle: Multiple tipsters giving slightly varying bits about Chip, but here seems to be the common theme: Chip bought a house in Haddonfield, very near Sam Bradford, perhaps across the street. Once again– free t-shirt to whomever gives some concrete info (link, picture, listing, deed, etc.).

To the 94 people who beat me in Draft Kings… just waiting on emails from Draft Kings and you should have your code in the next day or so.

Your Wednesday Morning Roundup

Kyle Scott - September 2, 2015

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Your Monday Morning Roundup

Jim Adair - January 19, 2015

Photo Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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The Super Bowl this year will be the Patriots vs. the Seahawks — pretty much the opposite of the matchup most neutral fans wanted — so now we’re left rooting for either Peter Carrol or Bill Belichick. Football isn’t fair. So let’s just get to it.

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The roundup:

Seahawks Win? Sad Packers fan:

Tom Brady finally got that high-five he’s always wanted.

Before anyone could even cry “cheaters,” the NFL started investigating the Patriots for deflating their footballs like a bunch of cheaters.

These may be the Fantasy QB rankings, but it goes to show that fantasy success does not even remotely equal real-world success:

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Seahawks fans pulled a “Miami Heat fans” move and left before seeing their team win the game and earn a trip to the Super Bowl. 12th Man, etc.

Former Sixer Arnett Moultrie is playing basketball in China. How’s he doing?

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Oh, so he’s doing great.

A Sixers player (or former player, or hanger-on) was probably looking for some ladies he can pay to get naked in Philly yesterday, but didn’t give much notice, so who knows how it worked out:

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Peter Laviolette, now with the Nashville Predators, doesn’t take kindly to refs winking at the other team:

Macrus Mariota said a reunion with Chip Kelly would be “a lot of fun,” and Sal Pal just fainted.

We’ll be seeing a whole lot of Max Scherzer over the next seven years or so, as he reportedly gets paid $180 million by the Nationals.

Another relic hanging on after the Phillies’ past success that we feel bad for? Charlie Manuel, who turned down some coaching offers to stay with the Phillies doing whatever he does. Cholly deserves better, but he just wants to help us:

“I figured if I was going to do what I really wanted to do, I was going to stay with the Phillies and going to work with some of the players. I want to be part of something and contribute and try to get back to the success that we’ve had and see our fans happy again.”

Here’s a local high-schooler doing cooler things than you’ll ever do, specifically awesome dunks.

Sylvester Stallone, in town to film “Creed,” is apparently just hanging out at the Art Museum, waiting to be recognized.

You commentors are the best. Really. But if anything if gonna give you guys a run for the money today, it’ll be the Philly Mag post calling for the end of the Wing Bowl.

When I applied for this job, I wrote a sample post about when the next MLB All-Star Game will be held in Philadelphia. I surmised the Phillies would make a run at it in 2018 or 2019, but also considered that they’d wait longer to capitalize on some American history (as they did in 1976). According to the Washington Post, that’s exactly what they’ll do:

Ten of the 14 new stadiums built since 2000 are in the NL. Excluding Petco Park, five new stadiums have yet to host an all-star game: Tropicana Field in Tampa, Yankee Stadium in New York, Marlins Park in Miami, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia (the Phillies are waiting to bid for the 2026 edition to commemorate when America turns 250) and Nationals Park.

Jeremy Maclin, named to the Pro Bowl to replace an injured Demaryius Thomas, will not play in the game due to “personal reasons.” The players can’t even be forced to care about this game. He’ll be replaced by Golden Tate, who could back out if he wants to.

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Your Monday Morning Roundup

Jim Adair - December 29, 2014

Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Well, that’s it. The Eagles won ten games and missed the playoffs. The Cowboys won the division and are really coming alive at this point. All is wrong with the world. Your next few months will be filled with getting excited over sporadic Flyers and Sixers wins (post coming later), bouncing about various Phillies and Ruben Amaro rumors, and wondering what the Eagles are going to do in the draft and next year. But first, we’ve got some things to get through.

Let’s hit it!

 

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The roundup:

At one point during yesterday’s games, your perfect fantasy lineup would have featured Geno Smith at quarterback. At some other point, Sanchez was in that role. Or, as Redzone put it:

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Two birds, one stone.

Is LeSean McCoy worried his career as an Eagle might be over? Sure. Why?

“I’d be lying if I say it never flashes in my mind, because it happened to [Jackson], off his best year. So you never know.”

For what it’s worth, Chip Kelly wants Shady back. Luckily, he can just voice that feeling to Howie Roseman, since their relationship is “good.”

And now that the 2014 season is over, we know the full 2015 list of Eagles opponents. They are, according to Bleeding Green Nation:

HOME: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals

AWAY: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Detroit Lions

Chances are high:

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Aliens over Philly? Aliens over Philly. (You really don’t have to even watch the video there, just listening is enough.)

You can’t get to heaven on the Frankford El, or to a hospital, so sometimes you just gotta have your baby on the train.

And, for no reason at all, this: “A burglar who masturbated while inside a woman’s apartment and then stole her dog was shot when he tried to break into a second Bucks County apartment, according to investigators.” So, you know, someone had a worse week than you.

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Roundup: NCAA Regionals in Philly, More Mo’ne, the (Fake) Death of Mr. Met

Jim Adair - November 17, 2014

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Mo’ne

After becoming the first female pitcher to ever win a game in the Little League World Series — and racking up all of the acclaim (and media coverage) that came with that — Mo’Ne Davis will release her memoirs next year. How a teen has memoirs, I do not know, but HarperCollins will publish Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name under their children’s books umbrella, and the book will be co-written with (or “as told to”) Hilary Beard.

NCAA Tournament

Two great pieces of news on the March Madness front:

1. We get to start calling the round of 64 the “first round” again after the NCAA pretended those play-in games were anything other than a way for them to make more money.
2. The 2016 men’s basketball tournament’s East Regional games will be played at the Wells Fargo Center.

LaSalle will play the role of “host institution” and the other sites for the regional round are Chicago, Louisville, and Anaheim. The 2016 Final Four will be played at NRG Stadium, where they have some experience with basketball court-style floors.

Podcasts

Twitter-hero FanSince09 has released a new conspiracy-driven (and mocking) sports podcast, which should put you in the right mindset for whatever the Phils are going to do this offseason.

And on a slow and dreary day, you can take solace in the fact that Mr. Met is dead. The Onion’s newest spinoff site, Clickhole, reported the death of the “baseball-headed demon” today, at the age of 10,000. In mourning his passing, Clickhole gave us this amazing image:

The world loved Mr. Met’s boisterous performances during Mets games and the way he would walk calmly to the stadium’s boiler room after games and stand motionless, facing the wall, all night long until the next game began.

This could have all happened years ago of course, because of the Phanatic.

Mid-Week Mini Roundup: Boyz II Men and Other #BlackSunday Things

Jim Adair - October 8, 2014

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The Eagles already pulled out all the merch stops for this weekend’s Sunday Night Football matchup against the Giants, but now, they’re going all in on halftime. Promoting their new album Collide, Boyz II Men will perform live on the field at halftime, and those not at the game can catch their performance (likely of “Motown Philly,” but an audible into “One Sweet Day” would be weird and wonderful) on the Eagles’ website and mobile app. It’s going to be great, but it also reminds me of one of the greatest moments in television history: The sing-fight from Making the Band 4 set to “End of the Road”.

And if that wasn’t enough of an effort to up your gameday experience, the Eagles have been sending surveys out to game attendees to ask about their travel time, cell reception, and more:

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In sending out the survey, the Eagles said: “With the help of the National Football League, we are working to ensure that we are meeting your expectations in every way … we invite you to share your thoughts with us by completing the following survey. Please take the next 15 minutes to express your opinions relating to your overall gameday experience, and if possible, please aim to complete your survey by this Saturday.” The league could probably be focused on some more pressing matters, but it’s nice that the Eagles care.

And finally, in the lowest form of pre-game smack talk, Prince Amukamara and Dominique “Still in the League” Rodgers-Cromartie posed with Giants super-fan “License Plate Guy” and his personalized Eagles jersey:

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We can’t say it about Amukamara, but that zero DRC is holding up also represents the number of Super Bowls he’s won. Plus, I’d almost rather have zero Super Bowls than be seen with this guy. Almost.

Your End of Week Roundup

Jim Adair - August 29, 2014

Sixers Draft Pick You Forgot About Will Play in League You Didn’t Know About

Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan McRae, one of the 400 players the 76ers drafted in the 2nd round this year, is going to be playing pro basketball in Australia. McRae was the 58th pick of the 2014 draft and traded to the 76ers from the Spurs, and will now suit up for Melbourne United in the NBL. McRae was named to the Second Team of the Summer League’s All-NBA squad when he averaged 21 points on 50% shooting in four appearances.

One report thinks the Sixers retain the right to call McRae back to the NBA until January, but if not, he’ll spend the year playing in the same league as Josh Childress. And that is what Josh Childress is up to.

This Evolution of Madden Video Reminds You How Many Hours and Hours You’ve Played These Games

The video above, via Barstool, shows the evolution of every few years of the Madden video game franchise over the past 26 years. It’s gotten me excited to play Madden 15, but I’d also be fine pulling out Maddens 02/03/04.

Soothsayer Larry Mendte Says the Eagles Won’t Win the Super Bowl

Call of the parade, Eagles fans, the harbinger of Eagles success has announced that they will not win a Super Bowl this year, so let’s just pack it up. That Nostradamus of professional football is Larry Mendte, and he just knows this year is not the year:

After false prophets who came to Philadelphia and fell short of leading us to the Promised Land, Eagles fans believe they have found their Messiah. And I am now put in the unenviable position of having to yell at the Chipnotized, “Snap out of it! It’s not going to happen this year!”

That hurts to admit. There are just way too many questions. I believe Nick Foles can and will be a star in this league. But, the defense is still suspect, as is the kicker. Depth is also a problem. What happens if offensive linemen Jason Peters or running back LeSean McCoy gets hurt? Injuries at key positions are inevitable. The Eagles don’t have the depth at most positions to compensate.

The great prognosticator of the Philadelphia fan has spoken, and his will shall be done.