You’d be silly to not be a little excited of what we’ve seen from the Eagles so far in the first two preseason games. But, remember, let’s temper expectations when teams start playing their ones. The Eagles’ depth looks great right now, and I hope they’ll look just as good in December and January.
Here are ten takeaways from the Eagles-Ravens game on Saturday night from our Eagles writer, Anthony DiBona. It includes a look at the dirty and ugly Terrell Suggs hit on Sam Bradford.
It ain't preseason 'til somebody's punchin'. pic.twitter.com/DsDRftsCkZ
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) August 23, 2015
Good thing I didn’t have my fantasy football draft yet. My big one is scheduled for next Sunday, and I’ll hopefully avoid drafting a player that becomes injured, like Jordy Nelson and his torn ACL. Seth Vigdor will have your Top 30 fantasy wide receivers a little bit later on today.
IndyCar’s Justin Wilson is currently in a coma and in critical condition after being struck by debris on the track at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. Thoughts and prayers to him and his family. Tony Stewart donated a plane so Wilson’s wife could fly to be with him.
Cris Carter, who said that Buddy Ryan’s Eagles fought so much during training camp that one player almost wound up shooting one of his teammates, told NFL rookies to have a fall guy when they get into legal trouble. This video was posted on NFL.com, which has since been taken down.
Speaking of college football, THE Ohio State University Buckeyes are your number one ranked team in the preseason courtesy of the AP poll.
We all expected the Philadelphia Soul to be in the Arena Bowl this season. They won’t be.
The Flyers moved up their September 25th preseason game from 7 P.M. to 6 P.M. due to The Pope being in da hizzzzzoooouuuuussssseeeeee.
Sam Hinkie spoke in depth on Joel Embiid’s injury on Breakfast on Broad last Thursday.
“One of the things we try hard to do around here is try to strip out bias in all of us. We all have it,” Hinkie said during a conference call with reporters on Thursday. “Ask a barber if you need a haircut, the answer is yes. Of course. That’s what these men and women do — they solve problems for people by operating on people.”
It’s not like the surgeons are hurting for the work. Determining where to have the surgery and then coordinating the schedules of five busy doctors was a logistical nightmare. That’s why it took 38 days from the June press release saying Embiid would have surgery in seven to 10 days.
“I think my timeline stunk there,” Hinkie said.
Check out my SummerSlam review at The Philly Voice. The event was one for the ages, that’s for sure.