NFL Draft in Philly: Unquestionable Success

Fans arrive ahead of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Philadelphia, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Some of you guys (cough, cough Victor) took issue with the minor inconveniences that interrupted your otherwise breezy days because we held the NFL Draft along the Parkway this past spring. I get it: “Sports are for lowbrow losers… We should be celebrating some other obscure, more wholesome and educational endeavor… Blah, blah, blah…” You suck and don’t know how to have fun. Read more »

WATCH: Kevin Hart Practices With the LA Rams

After three Pro Bowl seasons in midnight green, Eagles fans have gotten used to the sight of watching miniature running back Darren Sproles receiving punts on Sundays (likely taking them to the house for a touchdown). Now what if we inserted diminutive Philly comedian Kevin Hart into the lineup?

We wouldn’t be sacrificing much on height in this wildly hypothetical scenario –
Sproles is listed at five-foot-six while Hart reportedly stands at about 5 feet 4 inches. But talent? Now that’s where we see the folly in this exercise. Read more »

Eagles Chris Long, Malcolm Jenkins Speak Out on Charlottesville

Photo of Chris Long (left) by Kiel Leggere. Photo of Malcolm Jenkins by Jeff Fusco.

By now I assume we’re all aware of the pure evil that came out of the shadows and reared its ugly head in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. If not, here’s a good retrospective of the reprehensible – and utterly pathetic – Nazi/KKK rally that very predictably escalated into a violent affair on Saturday, leaving a 32-year-old woman dead and at least 34 injured in its wake. Read more »

Bud Light Is Throwing Us a Party If Eagles Win Super Bowl

Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson seems like a pretty self-aware dude. He let down the team last year when he tested positive for a banned substance (his second offense) and was suspended 10 games, a fact he himself offered to reporters following his return.

Lane knows that he owes us one, and he’s dying to bring the Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia.

“I have a lot to prove to this city,” Johnson said after the team’s open practice at the Linc on Sunday. “I think if we have a few big years and make the playoffs, if we win a Super Bowl, I’m giving out beer to everybody.”

Did he just say free beer for everybody after a potential Super Bowl victory? I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate myself.

But as ESPN’s Tim McManus points out:

According to the 2016 census, the city of Philadelphia has a population of around 1.5 million. Of that number, roughly 75 percent are adults. If he bought a drink for every of-age man and woman in Philly at $3 a pop, he’d ring up a bar bill of around $3 million.

That’s a lot of cash! Luckily for Johnson, Bud Light stepped in and offered to pick up the tab for what will only be the most raucous party in Philadelphia history.

My only question: Does this pledge roll over like cellphone minutes or do we have to win it all this year?

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Eagles Sign … A Canadian Rugby Player?

The Eagles on Monday announced the surprising signing of tight end Adam Zaruba, a star for Canada’s national team in the World Rugby Sevens Series.

The 26-year-old Zaruba has no professional football experience, but he did play in high school and was also recruited by Simon Fraser University – an NCAA Division II school in British Columbia. The North Vancouver native is listed at 196 centimeters tall and weighs in at 146 kilograms (which I’m told is 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds). Read more »

WATCH: Torrey Smith Playing With His Kids at Eagles Training Camp

Photo by Kiel Leggere/Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles opened training camp at the team’s NovaCare Complex on Monday with rookies and a few select veterans reporting for work in South Philadelphia. New wide receiver Torrey Smith wasn’t among those practicing today – full-team workouts begin Thursday – but he showed up to camp early with two special guests by his side: Read more »

We Would Like to Welcome Jon Dorenbos’ New Wife to Philly

Jon Dobrenos and his new wife Annalise Dale at their wedding in Mexico. | Photo courtesy the happy couple

I, for one, can’t wait until the start of Eagles season. No, it’s not because I’ve suddenly become a die-hard fan — I’m one of those annoying fair-weather bandwagoners — but because the new Eagles season will hopefully mean that we’ll get to see Jon Dorenbos’ new wife around town on the regular. Read more »

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