I'm not a gambling man, but I think everybody else at Crossing Broad is. So there was a lot of interest when odds makers adjusted their playoff numbers to account for Carson Wentz's season-ending ACL injury. Turns out the drop off from Wentz to Nick Foles is worth about 3 to 4 points, which would presumably make the Eagles' the underdogs at some point in the postseason. [ 243 more words ]
Let’s take a quick break from working ourselves into a full-fledged panic attack over the Eagles and check in on the Phillies. There was a little flicker atop the hot stove yesterday when the team agreed to terms with relief pitcher Pat Neshek on a two-year deal worth just over $16 million. The move to bring back the 37-year-old, who was the Phillies’ lone representative at the 2017 All-Star Game, stabilizes a young bullpen that has some upside, but also many question marks. [ 415 more words ]
Here they come! Not the Sixers, ESPN, who will dedicate a full day of coverage to your team, your town, this Friday. "Philadelphia All Access" will feature Sixers content across all platforms, culminating with the nationally televised home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team featuring Steven Adams and a supporting cast of role players. From the press release: [ 246 more words ]
This is life and life sucks. Our biggest fear was confirmed by Doug Pederson on Monday. Carson Wentz has as torn ACL and is done for the year. Now a team that was poised for a trip to the Super Bowl is in the hands of Nick Foles with Nate Sudfeld as QB2. Wentz posted a video of his own on Twitter, with a more positive reaction to the situation: [ 948 more words ]
Funny you should ask. McNabb is just one of many former NFL players and network execs named in a lawsuit by former NFL Network stylist Jami Cantor, who alleges that analysts and executive producer Eric Weinberger, who now runs Bill Simmons' media company, sexually harassed her. Phil is working on a post about the whole ordeal, but quick highlights from the lawsuit posted by… [ 134 more words ]
A day after tearing his ACL in the win against the Los Angeles Rams, quarterback Carson Wentz posted a video to Twitter. You can view it after the jump: [ 389 more words ]
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On a fourth and goal from the Rams' two-yard-line, Carson Wentz dropped back, surveyed the field and threw an improbable touchdown that fortuitously found the hands of wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. The score put the Eagles back ahead of L.A. in a thrilling game that was supposed to serve notice to the rest of the NFC that the road to the Super Bowl was coming through Philly. [ 229 more words ]
My Sadness Sustains Me by @BWcrossingbroad
Cheering for someone getting hurt and probably done for the year is disgusting. And yes, I know Eagle fans have done it before with Michael Irvin and that's also very bad. Their fake fans were proud about it as well. Their reactions after the jump.
Only in Philadelphia: Ten Takeaways from Eagles 43, Rams 35 by @Kevin_Kinkead
Upset. Distraught. Unsettled. Sick. I don't know what word to use to describe how I feel, how you feel, how we all feel. Yesterday was the truest definition of bitter-sweet. The Eagles got the 43-35 win over the LA Rams and clinched the NFC East, but lost Carson Wentz to what appears to be a torn ACL. Nick Foles entered the game and led the team to victory along with the defense hunkering down and making some key stops and forcing a fumble to earn the victory. [ 941 more words ]
Can someone please carry him? Like why isn't there a bunch of beefy lineman carrying Wentz on a litter whilst the townspeople throw assorted ligaments at him? Please be OK.
So you're saying there's a chance? It still doesn't sound that optimistic that Wentz didn't tear his ACL. I also don't want to think he might be fine and then find out he's still done for the season and my hopes get crushed again. We'll probably know more tomorrow.
I have so many thoughts. So many feelings. And yet, I can't feel anything. I'm numb. At one point during the fourth quarter, as I paced around the family room staring at my phone in disbelief, my wife mentioned that she thought it was warm in the house. I wasn't sure how to respond, because I couldn't feel things. If anything, I felt a slight tingle in my left knee in oneness with Wentz. [ 574 more words ]
Carson Wentz might be done for the year with a torn ACL. Here's more video of him hobbling off the field: He's still hobbling, but it doesn't look like a severe limp. He has a towel around his neck and nobody appears to be in a good mood. Zach Ertz, who didn't play today, followed him off and put his hand on his back. [ 25 more words ]
Life in Philadelphia pretty much sucks right now. Again. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz left the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. Not sure about the severity of the injury, but it might be bad. After this hit, he stayed in for four more plays, including an Alshon Jeffery TD, before limping off the field and into the locker room. [ 41 more words ]
The Eagles were lucky to have two trips to Los Angeles this season. It's better than going out to London, which they almost had to do. Last time the Birds were out on the west coast, fans invaded the StubHub Center, a soccer stadium, for the Chargers game. It was an embarrassment for Los Angeles and how it wasn't really a football town. [ 95 more words ]
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The Eagles wrap up their two week stay out west today against the NFC West leading Los Angeles Rams. With a win or tie, the Eagles would officially clinch the NFC East. They can also do so with a Cowboys loss or tie against the Giants. On the injury front, tight end Zach Ertz (concussion) and linebacker Joe Walker (neck) are questionable. [ 80 more words ]
After winning nine straight games, the Eagles hit a bump in the road last week in Seattle. So did most of our predictions, except for Anthony. This week, the Birds are in Los Angeles for the second time this season to take on Jared Goff and the Rams. To recap, here’s where the staff stands entering Week 14: 1: Bob (11-1) [ 918 more words ]
There's decorating for Christmas, and there's decorating for Christmas. Via the Deptford's Dazzling Lights Facebook page, a Deptford, New Jersey resident named "Charleigh" decided to decorate with an Eagles theme this holiday season. Check it out: This is a display that would make Clark Griswold proud. Meanwhile, I put up this Eagles flag in front of my condo back in September and received a written complaint from the community association that I've since ignored. Bah humbug, assholes!
Eagles "exposed?" A "must win" game? Panic "setting in?" Seems like we've run the gamut of emotional responses to Sunday night's loss in Seattle, but Vegas isn't worried about the Eagles' postseason chances. At betlabsports.com, the Birds are the Super Bowl favorites coming out of the NFC: Fans in Philadelphia might be worried but there is no reason to fret about the Eagles. [ 161 more words ]
Surely you've seen the video of Joel Embiid and LaVar Ball encountering each other in the bowels of the Wells Fargo Center after the game last night. If you haven't, here is the video originally captured by Zach Gelb: I've been trying to process this all morning. There's a lot going on here, and moments like this are why I've always been obsessed with the inner workings of sports stadiums and once filmed my own sequel to [ 536 more words ]
Let me get the formalities out of the way first, because I have a feeling that what I'm about to write isn't going to be popular. The Flyers have a three-game winning streak for the first time this season. The Flyers swept the Western Canada road trip, something that's not easy to do. Michael Raffl is on fire, having scored in each game. [ 1,909 more word ]
Stay in Yo Lane: Five Observations from Lakers 107, Sixers 104
What's this? What's this? There's colour everywhere What's this? There's white things in the air What's this? I can't believe my eyes I must be dreaming Wake up, Jack, this isn't fair What's this? Those are the words of the immortal (literally?) Jack Skellington upon learning of the great joys of Christmas. An unexpected treat, if you will. That was the Saints' loss to the Falcons last night. [ 279 more words ]
Thursday was a good day off the court and a bad day on it for the Sixers. Hours before the primetime tip-off against the Los Angeles Lakers, reports surfaced, and were then confirmed, that the Sixers ended the Jahlil Okafor saga. Philly shipped the exiled big man, Nik Stauskas, and a 2019 2nd round draft pick to the Brooklyn Nets for Trevor Booker. [ 1,167 more word ]
The trade went official around 6:15 Thursday night. Jahlil Okafor is free, sent to the Brooklyn Nets along with Nik Stauskas and a second round pick for power forward Trevor Booker. Brett Brown spoke about the deal ahead of the Los Angeles tip-off. "I think rarely do you find a trade that seemingly works well for both teams," the Sixers coach said. [ 642 more words ]
Free Jah, right? He's free and off to Brooklyn, according to reports: Booker makes around 9 million dollars but is on the final year of his contract, so no long-term complications here. Okafor didn't have a future in Philadelphia but gets a shot to revive his NBA career in Brooklyn before becoming a free agent at the end of the season. Stauskas was used sparingly this season and had a tough outing in Monday night's loss to Phoenix.
Through scorched Earth and only one threatening phone call to our printer, we have WEATHERED the storm of Black Friday sales. Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt orders, except for those within the last two days, have been shipped. Stock on our most popular shirts is good. Our most recent shipment of Birds shirts is here, so those orders are now being fulfilled. New orders on most shirts will ship in about 3-5 days, with priority being given to Ugly Christmas Sweatshirts (any orders now will deliver by next weekend). [ 185 more words ]
Leave Lonzo Ball Alone by @Kevin_Kinkead, whom I disagree with on the grounds of "fuck Lonzo, LaVar and the other L's in that family"
No Fun League: NFL Players Must Embrace NBA's "Softer" Masculinity to Survive by @PhilKeidel
There was something a little bit different about the Flyers last night as they won consecutive games for only the second time all season. They continued the notion of secondary scoring being key, as they got four more goals from guys not named Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier and Jake Voracek - a trio that had scored 45.7% of the teams' goals prior to the last two games. [ 2,059 more words ]
It’s an unquestionably big, BIG, game this Sunday between the Rams and Eagles. The storylines are rife with drama. You’ve got Jared Goff and Carson Wentz going head to head for the first time with, no less, the inside track to a first round bye in the NFC playoff picture at stake. The two leading NFL Coach of the Year candidates, Sean McVay and Doug Pederson, will be matching wits in a showdown of the league’s two highest scoring teams. [ 397 more words ]
Since losing 10 straight games, the Flyers have won two straight. Is a huge turnaround on the horizon? The Flyers completed the Alberta sweep with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. It's only the second time the Flyers won two in a row. The other time it happened this year was the home opener against Washington and the following game against Florida. [ 949 more words ]
Enough with Don Tollefson by @coggintoboggan
Even though construction manager LF Driscoll put a miniature Billy Penn statue on top of the new Comcast Technology Center, it won't be the building's tallest point. And if you're a conspiracy theorist, maybe that's why the Eagles lost on Sunday night. An explanation after the jump: [ 220 more words ]
A couple of injury updates highlighted a quiet day at the Sixers' Camden training facility. Dario Saric suffered a left eye laceration and right eye poke during Wednesday's practice. "He got whacked in the eye," head coach Brett Brown told reporters. "His left eye, I think he had three stitches. I think after that we'll be okay." Brown isn't sure if he'll have Saric for tomorrow night against the Lakers. [ 609 more words ]
Looks like Entercom made the right decision to acquire CBS Radio. 94 WIP topped the ENTIRE Philadelphia market in November on the strength of the Eagles' 9-1 start. WIP finished with an 8 share, which I'm told is the highest in the station's history. The previous record share was set just one month earlier, when the Eagles were also cruising through September and October. [ 608 more words ]
The Supreme Court heard a case on Monday that may determine the future of legalized sports gambling. From the New York Times: A federal law that effectively bans commercial sports gambling across most of the nation faced skepticism at the Supreme Court on Monday. A majority of the justices indicated that the law had crossed a constitutional line by requiring states to do the bidding of the federal government. [ 1,296 more word ]
Villanova is now 2-0 in their last two games against national runners-up after destroying Gonzaga last night on the strength of HOLY SHIT SUSPENSION BRIDGES: Bridges may be a lottery pick. Jalen Brunson may be the player of the year. And Omari Spellman is baby Embiid. From one first round pick to another. Just another day in the Nova Nation. Oh, and also Villanova is undefeated, the number four team in the country, and a national championship contender yet again. Like. Fucking. Clockwork.
Angelo Cataldi won't retire at the end of his contract, which was due to expire this month. From CBS Philly: Cataldi has renewed his contract with Entercom Communications — the No. 1 creator of live, original, local audio in the U.S. — to remain with SportsRadio 94WIP, the company announced on Wednesday. Cataldi has anchored the 94WIP Morning Show, Philly’s most popular sports radio morning show, since 1990 and he will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. [ 333 more words ]
Yesterday was a rare night in which none of the pro teams were in action. The only team in action was No. 4 Villanova, who took care of No. 12 Gonzaga 88-72 at Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats were propelled from a career night by Mikal Bridges, who scored a career-high 28 points to go with six rebounds and two blocks. [ 1,017 more word ]
Eagles beat writers don't get to experience the joys of the road much. For away games they typically fly to a city the day before, spend the night there, cover the game the next day, and then fly back obscenely early in the morning to make the mid-day press conference the following day. That is, of course, when the Eagles don't spend the week on the left coast. [ 109 more words ]
The Eagles' Defense Struggled with Seattle's Empty Sets by @Kevin_Kinkead
Wow. Big news today. From CNBC: Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox are closing in on a deal and it could come as soon as next week, according to sources familiar with the matter. CNBC has been reporting that Disney has held talks with the Rupert Murdoch-controlled media company to acquire its studio and television production assets, leaving Fox with its news and sports assets. [ 397 more words ]
Maybe I've been watching too many episodes of Stranger Things on Netflix, but for the past 36 hours I feel like I'm in the "Upside Down." The Eagles looked bad for the first time all season (although I was the only member of the CB team to see that coming). The Sixers got beat on their home court by a woeful Phoenix Suns team. [ 1,609 more word ]
A Case of the Mondays: Four Observations from Suns 115, Sixers 101 by @Kevin_Kinkead
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