Eagles Player Malcolm Jenkins is Making Bow Ties and Bringing Them To Philly

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The dapper Malcolm Jenkins. Photo via Rock Avenue Bow Ties.

Sometimes the world of fashion crosses over into the world of sports (see: our official style ranking of all the uniforms in the NFL). And now we’re heading back out to the field once again, thanks to football player Malcolm Jenkins, who signed a three-year contract with the Eagles last Wednesday. What this means for Philly: We have a veteran safety on the team who, according to Shoppist’s sister blog Birds 24/7 (I know, can you believe we’re related?) is “an adequate, starting-caliber safety with good size and versatility.” Hm. Okay. But it also means that we’ve now got Rock Avenue Bow Ties, Jenkins’s bow tie and pocket square line.

Okay, but is it any good?

Lawsuit: Eagles Fan Assaulted After “Good-Natured” Obscenity

Fans at Lincoln Financial Field can unpleasant. The Linc doesn’t have Veterans Stadium’s reputation for boorish fan behavior, but attend a game and there’s a good chance someone around you will be making a scene of himself with obnoxious behavior. It is part of the, erhm, charm of attending an Eagles game. (That, and the harassment of women.)

Where was I? Anyway, a fan from Levittown is suing the Eagles, claiming he was assaulted after shouting a “good natured” obscenity at a fan.

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The Ultimate Philadelphia Klout Ranking

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Klout, Inc. was founded in San Francisco in 2009. It measures online influence by using data from Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, WordPress and a bunch of other social media platforms. Each user is assigned a Klout score on a scale from one to 100. The higher your score, the more influence you are said to have online.

Many Internet aficionados are skeptical or downright dismissive of Kloutjoin them at your own risk. Marketers and major companies take the very basic web analytic very seriously.

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The First Annual Philly Sports Roast Featuring Terrell Owens

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Last night Philly’s funny man and impressionist extraordinaire Joe Conklin and WIP on-air sports savant and Wing Bowl creator Al Morganti presented the “The First Annual Philly Sports Roast” at the Crystal Tea Room. More than 600 people filled the room to see former Eagle and NFL bad boy Terrell Owens roasted by media personalities, politicians, former and current Eagle players, and Damon Feldman.

In a no-holds-barred night, everything was on the table: marriages, baby mamas (four), salaries, tights, his big ego and even, shockingly, suicide attempts. Proceeds from the evening went to firefighters support organization All Hands Working.

A couple of the zingers at the event: “Former Eagles defensive tackle Hollis Thomas is here tonight. Look at that guy. Hollis, are you OK? You’re sweating profusely. I haven’t seen someone sweat this much since Freddie Mitchell’s tax audit.” And: “Joe Conklin, Man of 1,000 voices, and he can’t get laid in any of them.”

More of Hughe’s photos and account from the First Annual Philly Sports Roast after the jump »

Why the Eagles Should Draft Michael Sam

Instead of presenting a long list of reasons the Eagles should draft Michael Sam, the Mizzou offensive lineman who came out of the closet on Sunday and stands to be the first openly gay player in the NFL, let me present two words:

Michael Vick.

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Hugh Douglas Will Plead in Assault Case

AP: “The lawyer for Hugh Douglas says the former NFL defensive end will plead no contest to a misdemeanor to resolve a Connecticut case that accused him of assaulting his girlfriend at a Hartford hotel. The attorney, Corey Brinson, told The Associated Press on Friday that he expects Douglas to plead to breach of peace and avoid a jail sentence Monday in Hartford.” Douglas played much of his career with the Eagles.

The Official Shoppist Style Ranking Of NFL Uniforms

We here at Shoppist are passionate about sports. This probably comes across in posts like this (it can be cold out there on the field!) and this. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that today, in honor of the Super Bowl which we hear is on Sunday, we compiled a complete ranking of all the teams in the NFL. We spent countless hours deliberating and, yes, sometimes it got heated. But after filtering each team through the same set of considerations (use of color, use of graphics, proper employment of metallics, font choice, neckline, helmet design, execution of figure-flattering design i.e. stripes on leg, and shoe choice) we are proud to present you with The Official Ranking Of Every Team Uniform In The NFL. (Also, if you’re a betting reader, you might want to take into consideration our number one choice. A good-looking uniform goes a long way. Just sayin’.)  Go team!

 

 

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