Missanelli Apologizes for Cruz Injury Tweet

Mike Missanelli, a host on 97.5 The Fanatic, is an unpopular man in New York this morning after he sent out a taunting Tweet in the wake of Victor Cruz’s injury in the Giants’ game against the Eagles.

That Tweet is even on the cover of the New York Daily News today:

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The Newest Member of the Clintons Is a Philadelphia Eagles Fan

Chelsea Clinton, second from right, leaves Manhattan's Lenox Hill hospital with her newborn baby, Charlotte, husband Marc Mezvinsky, left, mother Hillary Clinton, partly visible, second from left, and father Bill Clinton, in New York, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Charlotte was born Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Chelsea Clinton, second from right, leaves Manhattan’s Lenox Hill hospital with her newborn baby, Charlotte, husband Marc Mezvinsky, left, mother Hillary Clinton, partly visible, second from left, and father Bill Clinton, in New York, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Charlotte was born Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Last night, Hillary Clinton spoke at the National Constitution Center at a rally for Pennsylvania gubernatorial hopeful Tom Wolf. And we learned one very important fact about the Clintons: The newest Clinton is a fan of the Eagles.

Chelsea’s husband is Marc Mezvinsky, the son of Edward Mezvinsky and Marjorie Margolies. He’s From Here! One can only hope when Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky is inevitably President of the United States, she remembers to rule in a way that would best benefit the Philadelphia Eagles. Can the president request replay reviews? I think the president should get to request unlimited replay reviews.

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WATCH: Bradley Cooper Imitates NY Accent, Tells You How to Shut Up a Giants Fan in New #FlyEaglesFly Video

The Philadelphia Eagles released their latest #FlyEaglesFly video and this may be the best one yet. Just in time for this weekend’s face-off between longtime rivals the New York Giants, the ad features a voiceover by a pumped-up Bradley Cooper. “This is more than a mid-season matchup,” he says. “This is a street fight—Wall Street against Broad Street.”

He goes on to have a little fun with the piece, imitating a New York accent and offering advice on how to shut up a smack-talking Giants fan. Penn alum John Legend and Philly’s The Roots provide the background sounds. Give it a watch above.

Bradley Cooper Mocks Giants Fans in Eagles Video

Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field, the 4-1 Eagles play the suddenly hot 3-2 Giants in what will likely be a nerve-wracking game. But — before a stressful football game leaves Eagles fans a complete drunken mess, win or lose — please enjoy this Eagles promo video narrated by Bradley Cooper.

You’ll note this clip does not contain perhaps the greatest play in Eagles-Giants history, the DeSean Jackson walkoff punt return in 2011. Still, it’s pretty entertaining! Anything making fun of Giants fans is going to play well to a Philadelphia audience.

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Has the League Figured Out Chip Kelly, Nick Foles?

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The candidacies of Chip Kelly and Nick Foles for Man of the Year in Philadelphia took a bigger hit this week than the SRC.

Indeed, grades are being placed on Kelly and Foles — and this after the Eagles won a game last Sunday over the St. Louis Rams. The win made the Birds 4-1 on the season, and gives them a chance to build a huge line of credit with a win over the New York Giants on Sunday that would take them into their seasonal bye having won five of their first six games of the NFL season,

So here’s what the people are now suggesting: The rest of the league has quickly caught on to and conquered Kelly’s innovative ways, while Foles is no better than an average quarterback who’s playing scared and unconfident. (Somewhere, Buzz Bissinger, the journo-provocateur whose spring Philly Mag profile of Foles suggested such, is grinning and spitting out canary feathers).

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Boyz II Men to Perform at Halftime During Eagles vs. Giants

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Philadelphia’s own Boyz II Men will make an exciting appearance at this Sunday’s Eagles vs. Giants game. R&B hit-makers and Philly natives Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, and Nate Morris will perform during halftime on Sunday, October 12th. The Grammy-winning group will put on a medley of their biggest hits and their newest tunes. Boyz II Men’s latest album, Collide, drops Tuesday, October 21st.

It looks like the Eagles are already warming up for Boyz II Men’s performance:

Buzz Bissinger Claims Vindication on Nick Foles

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Picture of Buzz Bissinger by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, via her Twitter feed. @SabrinaRErdely

Once upon a time, Buzz Bissinger didn’t seem to think much of Nick Foles. That time was July, and Buzz was writing for the cover of Philadelphia magazine:

But unless he stops being chickenshit and goes into the middle, he will never guide the Eagles to the place that only tantalizes us. We are tired, Nick. We are already dependent on you. So man up to be the man.

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Would You Let Your Son Play Football?

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So: Are you going to let your son play football?

I’m not. And if you’re like growing numbers of parents, you won’t either: Pop Warner participation rates dropped almost 10 percent between 2010 and 2012. Why? Because we love our sons, and we are worried that the rough, tumble, and hard knocks of a football game might turn their brains into soup.

There’s a name for the soup: CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. It’s a brain-wasting disease notable for producing depression, sharp personality changes, and erratic, even violent behavior among those who suffer from it — and those who suffer from it seem to be disproportionately people who hit and get hit for a living: Football players. I’ve written about it before, noting that it seemed connected to the suicides of Penn lineman Owen Thomas and former Eagles standout Andre Waters, and asking whether it might’ve had anything to do with the murder charges against former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

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