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Eagles Trade For Running Back Jay Ajayi

The Eagles made a big move ahead of the NFL trade deadline, picking up running back Jay Ajayi.
The team gave up a fourth-round pick to pick up the Dolphins’ starting running back.
Ajayi gives the team an upgrade at the running back position, and is under team control for next season as well.
Credit Howie Roseman for […]

Sixers Week In Review: Ben Simmons Continues To Shine


The Sixers finally made the right move, and shut down Markelle Fultz. It was painfully obvious that Fultz was laboring through the first three games of the year, and he was no good to them in his current state.
Ben Simmons…wow. Simmons has been turning heads left and right through his first six NBA games. Ben […]

Thoughts From Eagles-49ers

Eagles Abuse Lowly 49ers
It was an orderly win at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Eagles came out and took care of business, dropping the San Francisco 49ers to 0-8 in a 33-10 thrashing.
The Eagles pretty much did exactly what you’d expect on the defensive side of the ball. They shutdown the lone 49er […]

Eagles Podcast: Impact of Peters/Hicks Injuries, Eagles-49ers Preview


The Philadelphia Eagles are in control of both the division and the NFC Conference at 6-1, but sustained major injuries to Jason Peters and Jordan Hicks last week against the Redskins.
In this week’s podcast, Denny Basens is joined by Tucker Bagley and Jesse Larch of The three discuss the injuries and what they mean […]

Thoughts From Eagles-Redskins

Franchise Quarterback Takes Eagles To 6-1
Remember when the Cleveland Browns patted themselves on the back for passing on Carson Wentz, whom they didn’t so much as consider a top-20 quarterback?
Yeah, about that…
Carson Wentz turned in another spectacular performance in primetime in a big game.
Despite a slow start, the franchise quarterback rallied the team for two […]

Thoughts On The Sixers’ First Three Games


Ben Simmons has without a doubt been the brightest part of the Sixers’ first three games. Simmons has double-doubled in each match, and has also become the first player to start his first three games with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and five or more assists since Oscar Robertson.
Simmons has primarily stuck to driving towards the […]

Eagles Podcast: Eagles-Redskins Preview


The Philadelphia Eagles are 5-1, set to face the Washington Redskins for the second time this season on Monday Night Football.
On this week’s podcast, Denny Basens is joined by Tucker Bagley and Jesse Larch of The three discuss whether or not the Eagles are truly the best team in the NFC as their record […]

Thoughts From Eagles-Panthers

Defense Overcomes Terrible Officiating, Anchors Eagles In Gritty Win
The Carolina Panthers put up 23 points, but they had to scratch and claw for every yard they gained, and if not for the constant aid given to them by Pete Morelli’s one-sided crew of officials, they may not have put up more than 17 on the […]

Sixers Should Let Markelle Fultz Get Healthy

The preseason hasn’t exactly gone well for Sixers’ top draft pick Markelle Fultz.
Fultz has battled both shoulder and knee injuries, that have clearly impacted his production. His shooting form is different, and his game as a whole just looks awkward.
So now the question is what the Sixers should do. He’s healthy enough to gut it […]

Thoughts On The Ruben Amaro-Phillies Manager Rumor

Lost in the Eagles’ thrashing of the Arizona Cardinals, the Sixers’ preseason, and Flyers’ regular season getting underway over the last weekend was a particularly troubling Phillies’ nugget that came to light.
According to Boston Globe reporter Nick Cafardo, former Phillies’ village idiot General Manager and current Red Sox first base coach Ruben Amaro Jr. could […]



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