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  1. Photo and Video of the Night: ‘Rowdy’ the Cowboys’ mascot is sad, alone, dejected; Separately, Monty G makes sounds

    Dec 30, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    This is Rowdy. He’s the Cowboys’ mascot. This is Rowdy (courtesy USA Today Images) sitting on a chair, by himself, in AT&T Stadium following the Eagles’ 24-22, NFC East-clinching win over the Cowboys Sunday night. Below, conversely, is an Eagles fan named Monty G. You may already be familiar with his work. Skip ahead 50…

  2. Watch: The most Nick Young shot attempt in the history of Nick Young shot attempts

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    I once wrote that there’s “not a lot of swag in being quietly efficient.” I stand by that — and so does Nick Young. Yes, Kobe Bryant played his first game back from an Achilles injury last night, but the return of a five-time NBA champion and a future Hall of Famer was overshadowed by…

  3. Photos and Time Lapse: This is what Eagles fans faced upon returning to the parking lot Sunday

    Dec 9, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    This picture was taken at about 6 p.m. Sunday, and comes to us courtesy CSNPhilly’s Tim Riday, who like most of you just wanted to go home at that point. [More: Snow Bowl coverage] Associated Press photographer Matt Rourke took this picture from earlier in the day of fans just trying to get the f—…

  4. You can only barely see Lincoln Financial Field from Wells Fargo Center, and you can’t see Calvin Johnson’s face at all

    Dec 8, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

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    This picture comes to us courtesy CSN video producer Tom Finer, who’s currently working (going to be stuck for a while) inside Wells Fargo Center. It’s not like you’re unaware, but the Linc is maybe only 400 yards away from where this picture was taken: [Snow links: Linc photo gallery | Jason Kelce's beard] As…

  5. GIF: Jason Kelce’s beard in the snow; Also, Reggie Bush warming up prior to his calf injury

    Dec 8, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

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    We’ve got something like 30 pictures of Lincoln Financial Field covered in snow right here, but they all pale in comparison to this gif of Jason Kelce from @_MarcusD_: The man is a young Santa Claus. [Snow links: Linc photo gallery | Calvin Johnson's non-existent face] And, as you may have heard, Reggie Bush did…

  6. Photo Gallery and Tweets: Lincoln Financial Field covered in snow

    Dec 8, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

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    [Links: gif Jason Kelce's beard | Calvin Johnson's lost face] Snow football at the Linc: Game notes – http://t.co/uCal7lNlti | Inactives – http://t.co/LsjPJduM6b #EaglesTalk pic.twitter.com/dOq0x2ctBk — Andy Schwartz (@aschwartzCSN) December 8, 2013 Let’s get it, Eagles. pic.twitter.com/vbLj3LGSdD — Kyle Gauss (@kylegauss) December 8, 2013 Snow at the Linc for #Eagles vs Lions pic.twitter.com/CB44F5VxVc — Marc…

  7. Photos: Temple Basketball will wear these new shorts vs. Texas today

    Dec 7, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Let’s get this out of the way right up front, in light of Friday’s news. Temple University is not paying for these. Under Armour is. Now, behold: Temple Basketball’s new alternate shorts, courtesy Darren Rovell on Twitter. They’re apparently part of the team’s “Big Owl” uniform, which features some gold trim on what are basically…

  8. Photos: The giant owl eyes now painted on the Liacouras Center wall are pretty menacing

    Dec 5, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    A few days back, Temple started teasing that it had something planned in the way of a new paint job for the Liacouras Center. They revealed the makeover last night, featuring a massive set of owl eyes painted on what used to be the plain gray wall behind the student section. Given how dark it…

  9. This outlandish Penn State-themed Christmas light display is going to cost a lot of money

    Dec 3, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

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    At what point do you conclude that it’s reasonable pay thousands of dollars for a month-long electric bill? When your football team embarrasses Wisconsin at Camp Randall. This specific light display comes to us courtesy Onward State (via WithLeather). They explain: Penn State alumnus and superfan Bob Witt has outdone himself again this year. After…

  10. Happy Black Friday: Evan Turner will pay you $500 for a $229 TV

    Nov 29, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

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    When you’re averaging a career-high 21.4 points per game and have an $8.7 million qualifying offer potentially coming your way, you can overpay total strangers to do your Black Friday shopping for you. Enter Evan Turner, who would really like you — as long as you’re out — to pick him up an XBOX One…

  11. Prospective NBA head coach Andre Iguodala endorses Jason Kidd’s soda spill

    Nov 28, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Hats off to Jason Kidd, who to date has seemed over-matched as a first-year head coach with an ancient roster, a questionable bench and very possibly the worst active general manager in the NBA. Hey, Billy King. But you’ve got to give the guy credit for ingenuity. With his Brooklyn Nets trailing the Lakers Wednesday…

  12. Photo Gallery: Nike’s 2013 Pro Combat Army-Navy Uniforms

    Nov 25, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

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    The 114th playing of the Army-Navy game is scheduled for December 14th. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. The 2013 game will mark the 84th time the city of Philadelphia has played host. Those are the necessary details, and now for the uniforms. I enjoy these two notes from Nike on…

  13. How much did Kwame Brown make per game? Per minute? Per point?

    Nov 21, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Kwame Brown’s tenure as a Philadelphia 76er came to an end Wednesday night around 5 p.m. The Sixers waived Brown and Darius Morris prior to their loss to the Raptors to sign guards Lorenzo Brown and Elliot Williams. Explaining the moves, Brett Brown cited Tony Wroten’s play as what pushed Morris out the door, and…

  14. The Flyers are just 4 points out of a playoff spot in a terrible Metropolitan Division

    Nov 18, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

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    So far this season, the Flyers have endured their worst eight-game start in franchise history at 1-7 , saw their head coach hit the unemployment line after all of three games, made headlines for all the wrong reasons after a goalie “fight,” and have gone through such awful offensive dry spells that their most-skilled players…

  15. You will fall in love with Aquille Carr and the rest of the Delaware 87ers

    Nov 14, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

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    Teammates, and training camp roommates, Aquille Carr (5’6″, 148 lbs) & Reggie Johnson (6’10″, 290 lbs) pic.twitter.com/PrOuOjxghq — Delaware Sevens (@Sevens) November 14, 2013 One day after the Sixers named Rod Baker head coach of the Delaware 87ers, they announced the team’s roster, which you can see in full at the bottom of the post.…

  16. Your latest Brian Dawkins is ‘phenomenal’ story; this one also featuring Bill Cosby

    Nov 12, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

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    If we learned anything from the Shawn Andrews people-said-I-ate-fast-food-but-I-really-didn’t-eat-fast-food-but-Donovan-rolled-his-eyes-at-me saga, it’s that there isn’t anyone with anything negative to say about Brian Dawkins. Even Andrews referred to Dawk as the only guy he could trust during his time in Philly. Some Dawk stories are legendary, and this one about he and Gary Papa has always…

  17. Shawn Andrews accuses Donovan McNabb of mistreatment, says he requested a trade

    Nov 8, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

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    Fresh off the heels of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation, former Eagles offensive lineman Shawn Andrews is accusing his ex-teammates of mistreating him during his time in Philadelphia. Of all people, Andrews had plenty to say about Donovan McNabb — albeit without ever saying much of anything. Andrews went on 97.5 The Fanatic Friday afternoon…

  18. Your 2013-14 City 6 College Basketball Season Preview

    Nov 7, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    The city’s first Big 5 game tips off Saturday night, when Temple meets Penn at the Palestra. Also on Saturday, La Salle hosts Manhattan, St. Joe’s visits Vermont. Villanova gets going Friday night against Lafayette, and Drexel takes on No. 22 UCLA at midnight ET (Friday into Saturday). Zeitlin’s going to be back tomorrow with…

  19. Apparently, Darren Daulton had to stop Mitch Williams from ‘attacking’ Lenny Dykstra on Saturday

    Nov 3, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Pretty descriptive headline, right? While we were out doing whatever it was we were doing, it sounds as if a fight was only narrowly avoided on Saturday at the Granite Run Mall between members of the 1993 National League champion Philadelphia Phillies during an autograph signing. Philliedelphia was the first one of the first sites…

  20. Photo: I can’t stop looking at this picture of Jay Wright and Nicki Minaj

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT

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    Coach pic.twitter.com/84tgbj1wk9 — IG: @NickiMinaj (@NICKIMINAJ) October 28, 2013 That’s just — that’s just super. If you’re wondering what the hell is going on, Villanova brought in Ms. Minaj to perform at its Hoops Mania event over the weekend — one of those college basketball kickoff-open-practice-lively-party events that are becoming bigger and bigger spectacles. Michigan…

  21. The Sixers have one week to extend Evan Turner — What are their options?

    Oct 24, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams represent the Sixers' future? But does Evan Turner? We're about to find out. (USA Today Images)

    The Sixers’ three biggest preseason storylines involve Lavoy Allen missing practice, their future franchise centerpiece who probably won’t play at all (which no one minds) and the creation of Team Whop. Two things: 1. There’s really, truly, sadly, but sort of gloriously, very little of note to report. 2. And even the relevant contract talk…

  22. GIF: Andy Reid is now actually the Kool-Aid Man

    Oct 21, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

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    The guy goes by Big Red for 14 seasons in Philadelphia and then goes to Kansas City — where he’s still big, and now actually clad in red. Naturally, references to the Kool-Aid Man — best known for breaking through walls and going “Oh yeah!” — abounded, and LSUfreek of EDSBS fame has captured it…

  23. Per Freddie Mitchell, Eagles lost Super Bowl thanks to Harrison’s HGH use, McNabb’s ‘s***ty a**’ arm

    Oct 21, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

    Freddie Mitchell of the Philadelphia Eagles, left, speaks during a press conference at Harvard Business School as fellow NFL players listen in, from left to right, Todd Collins of the Kansas City Chiefs, Dhani Jones of the Philadelphia Eagles, Ted Johnson of the New England Patriots and Greg Comella of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Harvard Business School has developed a workshop focusing on the needs of NFL players interested in owning, operating, or building their own businesses, Thursday, April 7, 2005. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    A not-so-great former athlete with an outlandish sense of self who can’t seem to stay out of trouble, on social media and otherwise. Where have I heard this before? Like, really recently? Freddie Mitchell — best known for his great hands, but most recently known for a tax fraud scheme and having seven pounds of…

  24. Marcus Vick: Nick Foles supporters are ‘silly peasants’ and Eagles fans are ‘dumb motherf***ers’

    Oct 20, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

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    Paging all you silly peasants and dumb mother– nevermind. Marcus Vick took to Twitter Sunday to rub in an especially insufferable first half of Eagles football with his typically insufferable tweets. And now, Marcus’ thoughts, as Nick Foles was going 11 for 29 for 80 yards while getting sacked three times. Bear in mind, this…