Nov 17, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT
Penn State defeated Indiana on the gridiron for the 16th time in 16 tries thanks in large part to outstanding performances by Matt McGloin and Allen Robinson. Unfortunately, their huge afternoon was marred by an injury to the heart and soul of the football team. Senior linebacker Michael Mauti went down with a serious-looking knee…
Nov 17, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT
After 46 years, the Reading Phillies are no more. Philadelphia’s Class AA affiliate unveiled the end result of its re-branding process to anxious fans on Saturday. Say hello to the Reading Fightin Phils. The Fightin Phils moniker should ease some of the angst over the name change at least, as it does further the franchise’s…
Nov 16, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT
The Birds are headed down to D.C. on Sunday for an NFC East showdown with Robert Griffin III and the Redskins, an encounter with far-reaching implications for both sides – the losers will fall into sole possession of last place. Exciting! At this point, there really isn’t much reason to believe the 2012 Eagles could…
Nov 15, 2012, 3:50 PM EDT
Pretty soon reporters are going to need a hall pass in order to use the restrooms at the NovaCare Complex. The Morning Call’s Nick Fierro had a run-in with security on Thursday afternoon. It seems he was going to attempt to sneak a peek at the Eagles’ super-secret practice, which has been closed to members…
Nov 15, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT
In advance of their move to Allentown, the Flyers’ minor-league affiliate unveiled their new name and logo on Wednesday. Get ready for a whole new look. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are set to drop the puck on AHL action in a brand new arena beginning in 2014. While it’s still not the good ol’ Spectrum,…
Nov 15, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT
As we prepare for Foles Fever to descend on Washington this Sunday, it would be wise to consider the somewhat long odds Nick Foles faces if he is to become a fulltime starting quarterback in the NFL. After all, there are not many chosen in the third round of the draft or beyond who go…
Nov 15, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT
The sports scene in Philadelphia hasn’t been a whole lot of fun lately, but sometimes you just have to roll with the punches and revel in the terribleness. 94WIP’s Angelo Cataldi gave his list of the six worst athletes in town on Thursday’s morning show, and while we don’t necessarily agree with his list in…
Nov 14, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT
The NHL lockout continues going nowhere, but the AHL plays on. The Phantoms were in action this morning in Manchester– yes, you read that right: this morning – tying up the loose ends on a 4-1 victory as many folks in the region were sitting down for lunch. Brayden Schenn was wide awake and ready…
Nov 13, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT
Jrue Holiday turned the ball over eight times en route to a 103-96 home loss to Milwaukee on Monday night, and while giveaways certainly were not the only reason the 76ers tasted defeat, they are part of what has suddenly become a troubling trend for the fourth-year point guard. How big of a problem are…
Nov 12, 2012, 2:04 AM EDT
In a totally Eagles series of moves, they picked two-time Pro Bowler and Cowboys free-agent Mat McBriar to compete with incumbent Chas Henry after a four-way punter tryout back in July. McBriar appeared to be the superior punter, which is of course the punter’s primary job, but was cut before camp concluded because he messed…
Nov 11, 2012, 11:28 PM EDT
In the hyper-competitive world of the NFL, where coaches work obscene hours, and playbooks are thicker than phone books, there’s not a lot of monkey business when it comes to preparing for game day. Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan needed a go-to play for his trip to Philadelphia though, and according to his play chart,…
Nov 11, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT
Prayers were finally answered for many football fans throughout the Delaware Valley on Sunday when Michael Vick exited the Eagles’ game against the Cowboys with a concussion midway through the second quarter, bringing on the debut of rookie quarterback and preseason darling Nick Foles. But if you weren’t paying attention – and judging from our…
Nov 11, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT
Any rivalry loses a bit of intensity when two franchises are mired in a race to the bottom, but even in this forsaken year, the Eagles can still hang their hat on beating Dallas. In order to win though, they must prove they are the less dysfunctional of the two, and good luck with that.…
Nov 9, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT
The Eagles have fallen on some hard times of late, but they will get better eventually. Andy Reid will be relieved of his duties as head coach and vice president of football operations before the year is out so long as this season continues down its current road, and Howie Roseman can’t be too far…
Nov 8, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT
Major League Baseball’s general managers’ meetings are coming to a close, but it sounds like business is about to pick up for the Phillies. According to Jim Salisbury, Ruben Amaro Jr. has been communicating with the agent for centerfielder B.J. Upton. Describing Upton as, “the free agent the Phillies have been most connected to,” Salisbury…
Nov 8, 2012, 4:08 PM EDT
With most observers feeling fairly certain these days that Andy Reid’s time is running out with the Eagles, the head coaching Christmas lists are starting to come out. Earlier this week, Sean Payton’s name popped up when it was revealed the NFL never approved his contract extension with the Saints. The likelihood that Payton will…
Nov 8, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT
In the past, Philly fans and Dallas fans have had a lot of fun mocking each other through the years. The Cowboys haven’t fielded many serious contenders since the mid-90′s, but they always have those five Super Bowls to fall back on. So far this season however, there hasn’t been much back and forth between…
Nov 8, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT
When we suggested yesterday that the sorry state of the Eagles’ offensive line wasn’t on Andy Reid, a handful of folks still felt a few key injuries are no excuse. Had the front office only drafted better, they wouldn’t be in this mess, right? The problem with that theory is unless Reid was planning to…
Nov 7, 2012, 2:22 PM EDT
LeSean McCoy is finding very little room to run. Michael Vick is getting killed out there. The offensive line is already in shambles, and the news on Todd Herremans is not good. Now ask yourself honestly: is any one man truly at fault for the state of the offensive line? You can lump a lot…
Nov 6, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT
Nick Young likes to shoot the ball — a lot. He likes to shoot the ball so much, apparently he’ll fire it up from just about anywhere without prejudice.
Nov 6, 2012, 2:22 PM EDT
Probably not the news you wanted to hear less than 24 hours after the Eagles were embarrassed on a national stage, their season heading into the toilet. In fact, it’s probably the exact opposite. The Inquirer’s Jeff McLane filed a report on Tuesday morning that indicates we might be stuck with general manager Howie Roseman for awhile.
Nov 6, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT
Coming into this season, I thought the Eagles had a good team, and I was not alone. Prognosticators picked them to win 10 or 11. Vegas liked their odds to reach the Super Bowl. Even some fans were on board.
Yet here we are with eight games left in 2012, their fate already sealed it would seem. The Eagles are going to miss the playoffs for the second straight year, and Andy Reid will be out the door once it’s over.
How did we get here? Where did it all go wrong?
Nov 6, 2012, 12:15 AM EDT
That was hard to watch. This entire season, even when things seemed to be going well, has been hard to watch.
The Eagles walked into the Superdome and maintained some semblance of control for most of the first period. Then almost on cue, Michael Vick hurled a red-zone interception, which the Saints returned 99 yards for a touchdown. New Orleans never looked back, finishing the Birds — and likely their season — by a score of 28-13.
Nov 5, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT
With the Eagles’ record at 3-4, their season seemingly on the brink of disaster, and Andy Reid’s demise likely hanging in the balance, we simply are not feeling the big-game vibe that is usually associated with Monday Night Football in New Orleans. Since the Atlanta Falcons systematically destroyed the Birds eight days ago, there has been a creeping feeling the Birds are heading south for the winter.
Nov 5, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT
At 17.1 points per game, Philadelphia features the NFL’s 28th ranked scoring offense in the NFL, while they have also given the ball away 17 times, tied for the fourth-most. Their inability to protect the football and convert opportunities into points is the biggest reasons why the Eagles are standing at 3-4 today.
Tonight the Birds will be faced with their best opportunity to break that trend when they face off against the league’s worst defense in New Orleans.
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