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  1. Peter Laviolette, Dan Byslma Talk Dynamics of Working Together

    Aug 27, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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    Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette will be an assistant for Team USA in the upcoming 2014 Olympics, which is cool. He’s working underneath Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma, which is interesting to say the least. I don’t need to tell you there’s history there. The Flyers and Penguins have a rivalry so bitter, it nearly…

  2. Phillies Prospect Maikel Franco Hits 30th Home Run on 21st Birthday

    Aug 27, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Cody Asche might be the “full package,” but Maikel Franco is the muscle. The Phillies’ other third-base prospect has been tearing it up in the minor leagues all summer, and on Monday he reached some big milestones for a baseball season at any level, coincidentally on the same day he reached a big milestone in…

  3. Kevin Kolb’s NFL Career Might Be Over

    Aug 26, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

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    Poor Kevin Kolb. He arguably never got a fair shake in Philly, hustled in and out of the lineup for Wildcat packages in his first game as the starting quarterback until he was injured and ultimately replaced. Never had a chance in Arizona behind one of the most putrid offensive lines imaginable. Now he may…

  4. Mike Vick Wasn’t That Bad in Jacksonville, and Other Offensive Observations

    Aug 26, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    On the surface, Michael Vick’s first game as the newly reinstated starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles seemed like a mess. He didn’t demonstrate flawless precision like the two games prior. He seemed to be holding on to the ball too long in general. He made some horrendous decisions with the football. Some of that…

  5. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from the Eagles’ Third Preseason Game

    Aug 24, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    Nick Foles, Chip Kelly

    Despite pulling out a 31-24 win in Jacksonville on Saturday night, there is no question this will go down as the most disappointing of the Eagles’ four preseason games. All you’re really looking for from these glorified scrimmages is execution, and it was lacking in bounds by Chip Kelly’s squad. The offense looked sloppy and…

  6. Eagles-Jaguars: Chip Kelly’s Dress Rehearsal Is Here, Battles on D

    Aug 24, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    This has been the most exciting Eagles preseason in recent memory, probably since at least 2004, but it doesn’t take very long to grow weary of games that don’t count toward the standings. I think I speak for everybody – fans, players, even the coaching staff – when I say I’m ready to get to…

  7. Cue the Shrimp as Phillies’ Walk-off Streak Reaches Three

    Aug 24, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

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    The bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth when Chase Utley steps to the plate. The 11-year veteran works a full count against Eury De La Rosa as a lively crowd of 32,619 anticipates the pay-off pitch is on its way. It’s a dream scenario for the batter. Utley just stands there and…

  8. If the Sixers Don’t Add $10 Million in Payroll, Then… Nothing

    Aug 23, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    With all the attention that’s placed on the salary cap, people can sometimes forget there’s also a salary floor. It’s not often we see that come in to play – spending too little is one problem the Flyers will never encounter – but after trading Jrue Holiday for draft picks and making no attempt to…

  9. Felix Jones, We Hardly Knew Ye: Traded for Former Temple LB

    Aug 23, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

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    When the Eagles brought Felix Jones into the mix at the end of May, it was with an understanding he was no lock to make the team. If he could demonstrate some of dazzling moves and explosion that led the Dallas Cowboys to draft him in the first round in 2008, there might be a…

  10. Phillies Come From Behind, Walk It Off Again, Then Cliff Lee Falls Down

    Aug 23, 2013, 6:30 AM EDT

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    This is starting to feel like a subplot from the film Mr. 3000. T-Rex Pennebaker gets a dysfunctional Brewers locker room to rally around a chase for third place. Just that one specific part of the movie though. Obviously I don’t think Ruben Amaro is interested in having Ryne Sandberg come out of retirement to…

  11. Steve Mason Will Have Zombie Ben Franklin on His Goalie Mask This Season

    Aug 21, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    In coming up with the paint job for his new goaltender mask, Steve Mason wanted to combine his love of horror movies with some Philadelphia flavor. This is how we are getting the Zombie Declaration of Independence signing. There isn’t a finished product to showcase just yet, but NHL.com brings us a cool video interview…

  12. Coming to Terms with Vick as the Eagles’ Starting QB… Again

    Aug 21, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    There may not be a more outspoken critic of Michael Vick the football player than myself since his arrival in Philadelphia in 2009. It’s got nothing to do with past criminal behavior – he paid his debt to society. In fact, I kind of like the reformed Mike. He strikes me as a thoughtful and…

  13. Is Michael Young the Worst Everyday Third Baseman in Baseball?

    Aug 20, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Well, is he? Probably not seeing as Michael Young has been playing more first base than third since the trade deadline. Okay, but apparently up until three weeks ago, Young was the worst everyday third baseman in the Majors, this according to wins above replacement. Ryan Fagan for The Sporting News compiled a position-by-position list…

  14. The Anti-Chip? Bill O’Brien Won’t Name a Starting Quarterback Yet for Penn State

    Aug 20, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

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    Hey, Nittany Lion fans: college football season is only 11 days away, which is eight days closer than the Eagles’ Monday night opener in Washington. Yet after today, the Birds have a starting quarterback, and Penn State still does not. Of course, Bill O’Brien is in a little bit different of a position than Chip…

  15. What They’re Saying: Players and Coaches React to Vick Being Named Eagles’ QB

    Aug 20, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Chip Kelly dropped some big news today, naming Mike Vick the Eagles’ starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Washington Redskins and the foreseeable future. He probably could have waited another week to make an announcement, but Vick was clearly ahead of Nick Foles after the last preseason game and that was unlikely to change,…

  16. No, the Eagles Should Not Trade Nick Foles Now

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    You may have heard the chatter on talk radio or in some shallow corner of the internet. Rich Hoffman wrote what I’m sure is a thoughtful piece (behind a subscriber wall) on the topic today for the Daily News. Since Nick Foles failed to overtake Michael Vick in the Eagles’ quarterback competition, the team should…

  17. Vick Has 13th-Best Odds to Win NFL MVP This Season

    Aug 20, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    From wide-open quarterback competition to most valuable player in the NFL? You can bet on it. Literally, you can. Maybe it’s only coincidence (probably not), but not long after Chip Kelly named Michael Vick the Eagles’ starting quarterback, his odds on winning some serious hardware improved rather suddenly. In fact, only 12 players are getting…

  18. Carlos Ruiz Bats Second Tonight as Phillies Open Series against Rockies

    Aug 19, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Here’s some random trivia. Over his 16-year playing career, Ryne Sandberg logged 1,217 games as a two-hole hitter, more than any other spot in the order combined. Entering Monday night’s game against the Rockies, Carlos Ruiz has started exactly two Major League games in that two slot. One came in 2008, the other this year.…

  19. Have We Seen Enough of the Eagles’ QB Competition? And More Observations

    Aug 19, 2013, 6:30 AM EDT

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    At this point you probably should be resigned to the inevitable. Barring injury or a dramatic reversal of fortune, Michael Vick will be named the Eagles’ starting quarterback sometime between now and September 9. It’s not that Nick Foles has been bad by any means. The 24 year old moved the offense quite capably. It’s…

  20. The Flyers Want to Set the World Record for People Watching Paint Dry… Seriously(?)

    Aug 18, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Tomorrow is Monday, so naturally you don’t have anything to do. It’s not like you’ve got to go to work, or find a job in the first place, or watch The Price Is Right with Drew Carey. All that business is whack. You’re better off watching paint dry than watching Drew Carey. Lucky for you,…

  21. Eagles Preseason Evaluations: What Is This Defense’s Strength?

    Aug 18, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

    Fletcher Cox, Cam Newton

    As the old saying goes, it all starts up front in the game of football, and that certainly rang true for the Eagles’ defense against Carolina this past Thursday. Coming off of what one might go so far as to describe as a humiliating effort versus New England a week earlier, defensive coordinator Billy Davis’…

  22. Trending Up? Eagles Move Ball at Will, Allow Zero TDs Against Panthers

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

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    It’s only preseason, and believe me, the Eagles still have plenty of kinks to work out. A pair of turnovers cost the offense an opportunity to jump all over the opponent early, an opponent that may have left the defense off the hook a few times due to their own inefficiency. When the gun sounded…

  23. Roy Halladay Pitched Today… In a Game!

    Aug 15, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    The Doc is in. Roy Halladay made his first rehab start for the Gulf Coast League Phillies on Thursday, and initial estimates have him rejoining the big club possibly as early as this month. So, how did the two-time Cy Young Award winner do in first game action since May 5? Eh, well it’s hard…

  24. All Eyes on Eagles’ Defense in Second Preseason Game – What We Want to See

    Aug 15, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Brandon LaFell, Nate Allen

    The Eagles’ defense has been taking a beating all week. First they had to fight Tom Brady and 10 of his best friends last Friday, the result of which was – to put it bluntly – an ass whoopin’. And over the six days since, observers have been picking over the scraps, questioning everything from…

  25. Josh Harris: ‘The Sixers are staying in Philly’

    Aug 15, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    If there was ever any doubt about 76ers owner Josh Harris’ commitment to keeping the 76ers in Philadelphia, he attempted to put that to rest on Thursday. Harris’ ownership group has finalized a deal to purchase the New Jersey Devils and the Prudential Center in Newark (pending NHL approval). The unholy alliance was rumored for…