We are days away from the NFL Draft. Will the Eagles keep their 12th pick? Will they wheel and deal and move up? Or will they do the Philadelphia Eagles Draft special and draft down? Only time will tell. Meanwhile, Joel Embiid is out in the community doing great things. Derek Chauvin was convicted of all three charges against him in his trial for murdering George Floyd. This and so much in this week’s Brew. Let’s get to it.
Who are some players to watch for the Eagles?
Surtain II, Marshall Jr, Bateman, and other Eagles fits to watch during the NFL Draft https://t.co/mb1kIj7QM6
— Philly Influencer (@PHL_Influencer) April 23, 2021
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni says he played rock-paper-scissors with draft prospects via Zoom.
Changing the way the game is played 😂
— The MMQB (@theMMQB) April 21, 2021
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) April 22, 2021
The Chiefs are beefing up at O-Line
Kansas City is trading its first-round pick Thursday night, along with three other picks in the 2021 and 2022 drafts, to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Pro Bowl OT Orlando Brown and one pick in the 2021 draft and another in 2022, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2021
This looks mean and nasty
The new look Chiefs offensive line💪 pic.twitter.com/GLD28dyrjr
— PFF (@PFF) April 23, 2021
Check out these digs for the Rams’ draft location
The LA Rams are opting not go to Cleveland for the NFL Draft and are instead carrying out their draft operations out of a 9,000 square foot mansion in Malibu. Fans can enter to win a 3-day stay in the house following the draft. #nfldraft 📸 @RamsNFL pic.twitter.com/scWnS9NDGv
— Mick Akers (@mickakers) April 19, 2021
Here’s who is attending the draft in-person
Zach Wilson, Mac Jones, Trey Lance among 13 players who will attend NFL draft. https://t.co/XggwHk5Ywq
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 23, 2021
Zach Wilson to the Jets?
— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) April 24, 2021
Do we really care?
Roger Goodell has been vaccinated and players will be allowed to hug him in this year’s NFL draft pic.twitter.com/TtOl1RAsfG
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) April 23, 2021
Cowboys appear to love Kyle Pitts
— theScore (@theScore) April 22, 2021
Dolphins not done dealing?
— Safid Deen 💯💯💯💯 (@Safid_Deen) April 20, 2021
Are the Patriots looking for a QB?
The Patriots reportedly are taking a close look at one of this year’s most productive quarterback prospects. https://t.co/ITigTiGTUZ
— NESN (@NESN) April 23, 2021
Shaq voices his opinion on NBA MVP
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 22, 2021
Speaking of Embiid
The NBA announces that Joel Embiid has received the March NBA Cares Community Assist Award.
To honor Embiid’s efforts, the NBA will donate $10,000 to Covenant House Pennsylvania.
— Lauren Rosen (@LaurenMRosen) April 19, 2021
18 years ago
18 years ago, Chase Utley hit a grand slam at Veterans Stadium, the first hit in his major league career. pic.twitter.com/7Q8jrNOROO
— Phillies Nation (@PhilliesNation) April 24, 2021
Bryce Harper is really good at baseball
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 25, 2021
Derek Chauvin Guilty on all three charges
— CNBC (@CNBC) April 20, 2021
George Floyd’s family reacts
— BET (@BET) April 21, 2021
More Floyd family reaction
“He had nine minutes to understand that my brother’s life mattered,” Philonise Floyd said of Derek Chauvin.
The Floyd family is calling for the passing of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to bring police reform. https://t.co/doAkE2hSK2
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) April 22, 2021
This is a problem
— Forbes (@Forbes) April 25, 2021
The verdict led Tucker Carlson to have a meltdown on national television
Tucker Carlson had a complete meltdown tonight in response to a former New York corrections officer who criticized Derek Chauvin for using excessive force on George Floyd. Here’s how the interview (abruptly) ended. pic.twitter.com/mBOxrsbhaJ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 21, 2021
Former President Obama weighs in
“We cannot rest. We will need to follow through with the concrete reforms that will reduce and ultimately eliminate racial bias in our criminal justice system,” the Obamas said after Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all 3 charges in George Floyd’s death https://t.co/H23TrkU1qD
— CNN (@CNN) April 21, 2021
Just in case
You have the right to film police. Here’s how to do it effectively — and safely.
Smartphone video was critical in convicting Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd. Here’s five practical and technical lessons for using your camera to bear witness. https://t.co/FT3EYH0VUI
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 24, 2021
Around the same time as the Derek Chauvin verdict, tragedy struck again
Columbus police shot and killed 15-year-old Makiah Bryant, who called the police for help. https://t.co/RivpIWBCBc
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 21, 2021
And another cop shooting
Virginia State Police, which is handling the investigation, issued a statement saying, “The sheriff’s deputy attempted to verbally engage Brown and it was during this encounter that the deputy discharged his service weapon [TEN TIMES].” https://t.co/SpuktGfukF
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 23, 2021
Method Man and Redman on Verzuz
— Verzuz (@verzuzonline) April 21, 2021
Their chemistry is phenomenal
Another great #Verzuz in the books.
— Okayplayer (@okayplayer) April 21, 2021
That might be my favorite #Verzuz . #MethodMan x #Redman shut it down. We even saw Keith Murray. Like dawg the Hit Squad reunited on stage when they brought K-Solo and EPMD . Only people missing was Das Efx. Epic 🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/BFgX0U9HJC
— SteakxEggs 🥩🍳 (@SteakxEggs) April 21, 2021
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) April 21, 2021
— So Extra Blog (@SoExtraBlog) April 21, 2021
DMX memorial at Barclays: thousands of bikes and his casket in a monster truck. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/VDeeYS76M5
— Sarah! (@SarahisSorry) April 24, 2021
What a way to go out
Ruff Ryders represent for the Legend DMX. Salute homie ✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/1P9Erxqb24
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 25, 2021
Clean up your mess, Kevin
Clean up your mess, Kevin. pic.twitter.com/tnzZpQhK3b
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) April 20, 2021
Ted Cruz cannot stop lying
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “You didn’t see Republicans when we had control of the Senate try to rig the game. You didn’t see us try to pack the court.” pic.twitter.com/reUU9WJU1d
— The Recount (@therecount) April 22, 2021
Did someone say lies?
Don Jr posted a fake LeBron quote and this is what his Instagram story now looks like pic.twitter.com/WuAWl7xGSE
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 25, 2021
Josh Hawley continues to be a disappointment in life
JUST IN: The Senate voted 94-1 to pass the anti-Asian hate crimes bill.
Republican Josh Hawley was the only “no” vote. https://t.co/L3vxojEDwX
— Axios (@axios) April 22, 2021
Caitlyn Jenner is running for governor of California
Though Caitlyn Jenner is one of the most famous transgender people in America, the announcement of her candidacy for California governor was greeted hostilely by one of the state’s largest LGBTQ-rights groups. https://t.co/xNj0Y7pY7j
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 24, 2021
And Jenner’s campaign advisor is:
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) April 23, 2021
India is in trouble
India has emerged as the country facing the world’s fastest-growing outbreak. https://t.co/hmdTOF6B0x
— Bloomberg (@business) April 24, 2021
Not a good look for WWE
— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) April 22, 2021
More from Mickie
♥️ To whom it may concern ♥️ pic.twitter.com/RPGOOazm8F
— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) April 24, 2021
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon respond
Upon learning of the disrespectful treatment some of our recently released talent received on behalf of the company, we took immediate action. The person responsible for this inconsiderate action has been fired and is no longer with @WWE.
— Triple H (@TripleH) April 23, 2021
.@MickieJames I am embarrassed you or anyone else would be treated this way. I apologize personally and on behalf of @WWE. The person responsible is no longer with our company. https://t.co/nvN4WsKC0I
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 23, 2021
Vince McMahon is crazy
this is some wild ass weird old man behavior pic.twitter.com/US22nH4mxf
— TAPE (@tapemachines) April 23, 2021
I’m sure LeBron James is devastated
Aww Damn! I was headed there to watch our game tonight and have a drink! Welp. 🥴 https://t.co/RRfRksjckM
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 24, 2021
The Jets and Maple Leafs don’t like each other
The Jets weren’t pleased with the Maple Leafs’ physical play in their latest matchup, and Wayne Simmonds responded with his thoughts on the situation. 👀 pic.twitter.com/qbgKurzj6r
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 23, 2021
You love to see it
This interaction between Julius Randle and his son 🥺 pic.twitter.com/w9eGuofWTa
— ESPN (@espn) April 24, 2021
Jorge Masvidal got rocked!
— The Fight Bubble (@thefightbubble) April 25, 2021
Ja Morant Ladies and Gentlemen
Morant. WOW. pic.twitter.com/QiLZtHFEDz
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) April 25, 2021
This year’s MLB All-Star Game has officially been moved to Colorado
The 2021 All-Star Game logo is official! 🏔
How do we think it compares to logos from the past? 🤔
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 24, 2021