Vote for Donovan McNabb as the NFL’s Greatest Quarterback!

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March is over! The best part about this is not the nicer (“nicer”) weather or the sunnier days. No, the best part is a dramatic reduction of brackets.

To decide the best team of the 68 who qualify for its postseason tournament, the NCAA uses a bracket. It is a good way to whittle down the top 68 teams to just 1! Single-game elimination is not the most fair way to decide a champion, but 68 teams is too many to hold round-robin groups or a bunch of best-of series.

For some reason, the media finds March a great time to hold brackets of everything. Drugs versus Alcohol, from Jezebel. The fucking Philadelphia sports media, from Crossing Broad. A bracket of brackets, from Sportsgrid. The fucking White House did a fucking animated GIF bracket.

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Are These Photos of DeSean Jackson Throwing Gang Signs?

Now that the Eagles have released DeSean Jackson, with reports surfacing that Jackson has ties to members of violent Los Angeles-area gangs, the DeSean Jackson gang allegations are turning up everywhere. (Jackson has issued a statement saying, in part, that “I am not and never have been part of any gang.”)

But TMZ was pushing the DeSean Jackson gang angle weeks ago, with a story that none of us noticed then: “DeSean Jackson Throwin’ Gang Signs With Rapper Nipsey Hussle.”

And if you scour the Internet, you’ll find more than a few photos of Jackson “throwin’ gang signs.” But is Jackson really “throwin’ gang signs,” or is he just making stupid hand gestures, like all those idiots on the Tumblr WhitePeopleThrowingGangSigns? You be the judge.

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The Best Tweets About DeSean Jackson’s Release

DeSean Jackson’s departure from the Eagles is generating plenty of chatter online…..

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7 Presents Philadelphia Should’ve Given Pope Francis

Can you believe the mayor of Philadelphia went to the Vatican and gave the Pope a freaking football jersey?

Pope Francis actually got jerseys of six Philadelphia sports teams: The four major sports, a Union jersey — which is at least a sport that’s popular in both Italy and the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s native Argentina — and the St. Joe’s Prep football jersey above. Yes, the Pope now owns a Phillies jersey; he can dress like Macklemore.

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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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