A young Darren Sproles before feasting on an outmatched Pop Warner defense.
If you think Eagles running back Darren Sproles still has all the right moves at the ripe old age of 34, you should see how he embarrassed kids while playing Pop Warner in Olathe, Kansas way back when.
To celebrate the NFL’s active leader in all-purpose yards, the Birds posted a hysterical video on Twitter of young Sproles breaking ankles and making plays out of nothing, per usual: Read more »
Carson Wentz. (Jeff Fusco)
Carson Wentz is carrying on the tradition of past Eagles quarterbacks such as Donovan McNabb and Sam Bradford (it’s such an embarrassment that he ever wore the wings) by hosting his pass-catchers in North Dakota for a private workout in July.
With mini-camp now complete, the Birds have some extended time off before the next phase of their offseason program – training camp – kicks off at the NovaCare Complex in the end of July. But there is never really an offseason for the dedicated, and count our young signal caller among them. Read more »
Photo by Philadelphia Eagles-Kiel Leggere.
Newly minted Eagles defensive end Chris Long has yet to play a snap in midnight green, but the Super Bowl champion is already endearing himself to both fans and teammates alike with his winning personality.
The ex-New England Patriot (and Hall of Famer Howie’s son) has an active social media presence and isn’t afraid to speak his mind on any topic, which we learned first-hand when Long tweeted a profane rant directed at supporters of Confederate monuments shortly after signing with the Birds. Read more »
Photo by Moments in Milestones.
What are some ways that diehard Philly sports fan couples incorporate their love for our teams into their wedding day? Usually it’s a small nod to the effect of naming tables after favorite players, a funny wedding cake topper or having the DJ play “1 2 3 4 5 Sixers.”
But that wasn’t enough for one lucky Bucks County couple, who won WIP’s Dream Sports Wedding contest and had Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham officiate their nuptials on Thursday at Celebrations Wedding Venue in Bensalem. Read more »
Carson Wentz. (Jeff Fusco)
Weren’t finals the worst? No student wants to take a comprehensive final exam at the end of a long school year. It’s June, the weather is warming and you’re wishing that you weren’t stuck inside taking a stressful two-hour test.
With that spirit in mind, students at West Chester Rustin High School in Chester County cut a deal with their seemingly-cool teacher to ditch the final if Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz retweeted or favorited their tweet of the handshake agreement. Read more »
Chip Kelly. (Jeff Fusco)
Following his swift dismissal as San Francisco 49ers head coach in January (his second firing in just two short years), odds makers predicted that former Eagles warlord Chip Kelly would likely land on television.
Never one to admit defeat, Kelly defiantly stated that he would continue to seek work in the NFL – although being passed over for an assistant coaching job by the lowly Jaguars had to have been a shot to the old Chipper’s ego. After being spurned by professional football, Kelly has signed a multi-year deal with ESPN to serve as an in-studio analyst of the college game. He’ll also moonlight on some NFL coverage as needed. Read more »
Chris Long. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Eagles defensive end Chris Long hails from Charlottesville, Virginia, but don’t confuse him for just another “good ol’ boy” — Long has been socially active before he was even cognizant of the fact himself, first appearing as a baby in a 1980s PSA with dad Howie (NFL Hall of Famer and Villanova grad) for the United Way.
In the years since his star turn as an infant spokesman, the former number-two overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft has never shied away from sharing his opinion on important issues, no matter how many of his social media followers may disagree. With protests erupting on Saturday in Long’s hometown over the pending removal of a statue honoring Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the Super Bowl champion had to weigh in on Twitter: Read more »
Photo illustration by Joe Trinacria.
Today is May 4th, a day when Star Wars fans choose to celebrate the beloved movie franchise (because of the date’s cringe-worthy “May the Force Be With You” pun) and sports teams enjoy getting in on the act. They wear jerseys inspired by Chewbacca, Darth Vader makes an appearance, and everyone goes nuts. Repeat in stadiums all across America.
But only one team really knows the ways of the force like no other. Read more »
Photo by: Jeff Fusco.
In terms of sports fanaticism, we here in Philadelphia revel in our collective identity as the villains. Sure, our teams have played the role of American heroes the occasional time or two, but we’ve always been a bit more comfortable wearing the black hat.
We’re proudly the fans that everyone loves to hate – an idea that was on full display Friday night when former Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson stepped to the podium positioned on the Rocky Steps to announce Dallas’s second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Read more »
Eagles fourth-round pick Mack Hollins has a major thing for reptiles. The 6’4″ wide receiver keeps two large snakes for pets, and once he even tried to convince his college roommates that an alligator was a necessary addition to their abode.
According to CSN Philly, Hollins told local reporters on a conference call Saturday that he’s driving to Philly from his hometown of Rockville, Maryland, and his slithering serpents are riding shotgun. Read more »