Spitting in Philly’s Face, NFL Decides to Hold Next Draft in Dallas

Photo courtesy of the NFL.

Unable to resist capitalizing on the most viral moment in NFL Draft history, the league announced on Wednesday that its premier offseason event will head to Dallas instead of making a return to the City of Brotherly Love in spring 2018.

The only problem? Cranky old Drew Pearson’s rant was heavily propped up by the willingness of Eagles fans to let him have it like only we know how. And those folks who serenaded the old Cowboy with that sweet chorus of boos, you know, reside in Philadelphia – a true football town – mostly. What’s going to happen when we send Brian Dawkins or Seth Joyner up to the podium to give Dallas a taste of their own medicine? Read more »

Here’s the Real Reason Why We Get Hungry Watching Football

Vinny Curry jersey (left); Thai curry (right)

We didn’t have this problem during the preseason, but during the Eagles regular-season opener, we got hungry. Last Sunday, too. Specifically, we got hungry for Thai food. More specifically, curry. Especially when the Eagles’ defense was on the field.

We finally figured out: Defensive end Vinny Curry was signaling our taste buds to crave chicken bathed in coconut milk and spices. Which got us thinking: What other foodstuffs might be playing around the league?

Herewith, our compilation (with notations) of the first-ever NFL Food Bowl. Read more »

Michael Vick’s Latest Gig: FOX Sports NFL Analyst

Mike Vick ready to throw against the chargers

After spending the summer working as a coaching intern under former Eagles boss Andy Reid in Kansas City, Michael Vick has joined a new team.

The polarizing former Birds quarterback admitted to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter that he would love to coach in the NFL one day, but you won’t find the 2010 Comeback Player of the Year back on the sidelines this season. Instead, Vick – who famously spent 18 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty to dogfighting charges in 2007 – will be in the FOX Sports studio providing NFL analysis from a former player’s perspective. Read more »

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 »

The NFL Draft Explained for the Sports-Indifferent Philadelphian

Photo illustration by Joe Trinacria.

Photo illustration by Joe Trinacria.

Just what is this NFL Draft thing that’s been blocking traffic around the Art Museum? Are they really going to be playing football in that tiny tent set up on the Rocky Steps?

If you’ve been feeling lost among the incessant chatter surrounding Thursday night’s draft – whatever it is – fear not: We’re here to help you make sense of all the hubbub. Read more »

Here’s Why the NFL Draft Requires So Many Street Closures

Photo | Victor Fiorillo

Photo | Victor Fiorillo

The 2017 NFL Draft Experience will occupy the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Eakins Oval and the steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (a.k.a. the Rocky steps) between April 25th-29th. But somehow the city has planned a month of street closures – no kidding.

Road closures and parking restrictions for the football event kicked off today – and if you’re not happy about them, you’re not alone.  Read more »

Prepare for Travel Madness on the Parkway This Week

Courtesy City of Philadelphia

Courtesy City of Philadelphia

We told you to start planning for the 2017 NFL Draft Experience earlier this month – and hopefully you paid attention. The biggest – and worst – bulk of street closures will kick in tonight and tomorrow – and they’re sure to cause traffic snarls, congestion, bike-lane detours and headaches galore.  Read more »

Ex-NFL Tight End From Philly Believes He Has CTE

Frank Wycheck

Frank Wycheck catches a pass in Super Bowl XXXIV | AP Photo: Susan Walsh

Frank Wycheck, a native of Northeast Philadelphia who played 11 seasons in the NFL, told a Nashville TV station he believes he has CTE.

CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is a degenerative disease found in people who have suffered repeated brain trauma. Wycheck, a three-time Pro Bowler best known for throwing the lateral in the Music City Miracle play, tells Fox affiliate WZTV he suffered 25 concussions in his career.

“From 5 until I was done at 33, and I added it up to 297,000 collisions,” Wycheck said. “I was a linebacker and I was a running back, so I was hitting with my head every single time.” He says he suffers from headaches, depression, antisocial feelings, and light sensitivity. “I go into a room and forget why I went there,” he said. Wycheck went to Archbishop Ryan High School in the Far Northeast. Read more »

Philly-Area Man Has Chance to Take Down Patriots in Super Bowl

Matt Ryan

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One Philadelphia-area man can prevent the Patriots from winning the Super Bowl with just his arm.

That man is Matt Ryan, Exton native and quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons. Ryan, a 2002 graduate of Penn Charter, led the Falcons to a 44-21 win in the NFC Championship yesterday. He’ll face the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Yes, a guy from Philly can stop the Patriots from winning their fifth Super Bowl. Since every Eagles fan knows our team will never, ever win one, this is something we can all get behind. Read more »

Is Malcolm Jenkins a Model for Protesting in the Age of Trump?

Malcolm Jenkins. (Jeff Fusco)

Malcolm Jenkins. (Jeff Fusco)

Malcolm Jenkins looks tired.

The Eagles have just wrapped up a practice on the Thursday after Election Day at the NovaCare complex in South Philly, and Jenkins settles into a dark leather chair in the corner of a small spare office. He’s wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, black pants, and a black Eagles T-shirt that looks like it’s made of those synthetic fibers that are supposed to make you sweat less when you exercise.

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