It’s that time again. We’re back with an all-new Morning Brew. What a couple of days it has been. The NFL is back and teams have reported to training camp. Jalen Hurts is having a nice start to camp. Zach Ertz has an interesting new look. The NBA Draft took place on Thursday night and yes – Ben Simmons is still a Sixer…for now. It was a wild MLB trade deadline with a lot of wheeling and dealing taking place, so let’s get right to it.
It’s back to school time for the Eagles
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) July 27, 2021
Sirianni and Roseman speak
— Philly Influencer (@PHL_Influencer) July 29, 2021
Even Zach Ertz reported to camp
Zach Ertz reports to Eagles camp. https://t.co/TVKyGjIifm
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 27, 2021
What do we think about the new hair color for Ertz?
— Martin Frank (@Mfranknfl) July 28, 2021
Of course people have jokes
— Ryan Brodo (@Ryan_Brodo) July 28, 2021
Oh nah Zach Ertz that hair gotta go brotha 😂
— Hand of the Queen (@B_Allen53) July 29, 2021
Zach Ertz bleached his hair. Throw in an upside down cross earring and all I see is Kiefer in The Lost Boys pic.twitter.com/HSRfBti70y
— Sean Marks (@SeanMarksCTV) July 30, 2021
Miles Sanders signs autographs
— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) July 28, 2021
Jalen Reagor is slowed by a failed conditioning test and the loss of a close friend.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) July 29, 2021
Training camp Week 1 Highlights
— Philly Influencer (@PHL_Influencer) August 1, 2021
Look who is back in Green Bay
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) July 27, 2021
New NFL Covid protocols
The NFL tonight sent clubs updated training camp and preseason COVID protocols, including discipline for any player — regardless of vaccination status — who refuses to wear a tracking device ($14,650) or refuses to submit to required virus testing ($50,000), per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 28, 2021
We know what this answer really means
Colts QB Carson Wentz politely declines to say whether he is vaccinated. “It’s a Personal decision.” pic.twitter.com/RtoZZHVAMg
— Jim Ayello (@jimayello) July 28, 2021
Our QB1 is better than that
Jalen Hurts says he’s vaccinated. #Eagles
— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) July 28, 2021
Wentz injured already?
Colts’ QB Carson Wentz is out indefinitely as he undergoes further testing on a foot injury that he suffered at the end of Thursday’s practice, per @MikeWellsNFL and me.
Colts’ second-year QB Jacob Eason took the starter reps at today’s practice, with Sam Ellinger as his backup.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 30, 2021
Cole Beasley speaks…for anyone that actually cares
#Bills WR Cole Beasley is talking to reporters now and he starts off by reading a prepared statement. Says he’s not pro or anti-vaccine but that he’s pro-choice. Full video below: pic.twitter.com/C0O39zjaza
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) July 28, 2021
NBA Draft round 1 results
— NBA (@NBA) July 30, 2021
Welcome to Philly, Jaden Springer
— Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) July 30, 2021
Round 2 Sixers picks
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) July 30, 2021
Did the Sixers really make a fantasy basketball like offer to the Raptors?
The 76ers and Raptors were reportedly talking Ben Simmons trade. 👀 pic.twitter.com/JTjLAd3Ubd
— theScore (@theScore) July 27, 2021
Ben Simmons trade watch
ESPN Sources: Sixers continue to canvass the league for Ben Simmons trades — armed with a steep asking price. Simmons and his agent, Klutch CEO Rich Paul, are in step with a move elsewhere. Draft night is always an ideal vehicle for a deal, but talks could continue into summer.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 28, 2021
More help is on the way for LeBron James
The Washington Wizards have agreed to trade Russell Westbrook, 2024 second-round pick, 2028 second-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell and No. 22 tonight, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 30, 2021
Key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season
Key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/nbwcIvRHZH
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) July 27, 2021
The NBA and Former President Obama are working together
— NBA Africa (@NBA_Africa) July 27, 2021
Bryce Harper hit an inside the park homerun
🚨 BRYCE INSIDE-THE-PARK HOMER 🚨 pic.twitter.com/xtjZxHBK0R
— MLB (@MLB) July 28, 2021
Brad Miller’s walk-off grand slam was awesome
TV, radio, and Spanish calls of Bamboo Brad’s walk-off grand slamhttps://t.co/UuKJtLGKb1
— Philly Influencer (@PHL_Influencer) July 30, 2021
Sweet play by Jean Segura
Jean does it all. pic.twitter.com/X9K6GYks5P
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) August 1, 2021
The MLB trade deadline was crazy
— thepibrew (@thepibrew) July 30, 2021
A devastating tornado struck down in Bensalem
— money_heff (@HeffMoney) July 29, 2021
This is absolutely terrifying
— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) July 30, 2021
A message from Faulkner Auto Group
Faulkner Auto Group releases statement after tornado in Trevose caused major structural damage: pic.twitter.com/qhs8oU5COW
— Katherine Scott (@KScott6abc) July 30, 2021
3:30 PM: A confirmed EF3 tornado in Bucks County in the Bensalem/Trevose area with peak winds to 140 mph. The storm damage survey team mentioned the most intense damage was to car dealerships and an adjacent mobile home park. More details tonight. #pawx
— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) July 30, 2021
Look at that sky
View of the Trevose-Bensalem,PA tornado last night from Philadelphia Mills (formerly Franklin Mills Mall) in far NE Philadelphia, PA last night (right of the light pole). Forgive the high contrast, etc., but there was heavy rain & some hail occurring at the time. #pawx #stormhour pic.twitter.com/15savSNrk7
— Ed Sweeney (@EasternChaser) July 30, 2021
New Jersey wasn’t spared from the Tornados either
KDIX – Super-Res Velocity Tilt 1 6:26 PM EDT I’ve never seen a long – track, long duration tornado in NJ like this one. Whether it will be classified as 1 or two separate tornados , we are in uncharted waters here in NJ. pic.twitter.com/9Fmm4a2YaE
— James Gregorio (@JamesGWeather) July 29, 2021
All these tornados sure make it seem like global warming is legit
We can confirm an EF-0 tornado briefly touched down in Essex County, NJ yesterday evening.
Maximum winds were 65 mph and it was on the ground for less than a half mile. Several trees and large limbs were knocked down, with one home left severely damaged. #NJwx #tornado pic.twitter.com/SZ7ilLUTPt
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) July 30, 2021
Alaska was rocked by a huge Earthquake
A 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, according to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey https://t.co/YtIrwhuYmc
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 29, 2021
A Tsunami warning was then issued
BREAKING: 8.2 magnitude earthquake has occurred 75 miles SE of Chignik, AK. Tsunami warnings are in effect for the Aleutian Islands and parts of Alaska. A Tsunami watch is in effect for the Hawaiian Islands pic.twitter.com/o8CfAjBQsg
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) July 29, 2021
Simone Biles is doing what’s best for her and no one should have issues with that
Simone Biles spoke after the U.S. finished second in the team final.
She said Tuesday was “really stressful” and she had “never felt like this going into a competition.” pic.twitter.com/fVt0u0hJmN
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 27, 2021
Simone Biles’s withdrawal from Olympic events reflects a cultural shift, as some athletes put mental health above an appearance of invincibility. https://t.co/6yr4lGGeLn
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 28, 2021
Charlie Kirk, the boy with not an ounce of athleticism in his body, calls Biles weak
Charlie Kirk calls Simone Biles a “selfish sociopath” and a “shame to the country”
“We are raising a generation of weak people like Simone Biles” pic.twitter.com/yDLtblAS35
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) July 27, 2021
Yeah, that Charlie Kirk
The guy who cried when they dumped a cup of water on him? pic.twitter.com/t6LTrjWDLF
— Edna K. – Vaccine 5G Microchip Support (@EdnaK_) July 27, 2021
And then there’s this…
Charlie Kirk provided nearly 100 buses & offered free hotel rooms to any terrorist willing to come to DC & storm the Capitol.
Arrest him NOW. pic.twitter.com/VDZJbF3RzU
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) July 28, 2021
Ted Cruz is useless
Sen. Ted Cruz comes to votes in workout clothes, telling reporters they scheduled a vote “in the middle” of his basketball game pic.twitter.com/XgzsUE1hu8
— Ali Zaslav (@alizaslav) July 27, 2021
Has there ever been a bigger loser than this little, little man?
DOJ notes: Trump told DOJ officials “just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me”; rejected DOJ debunkings of specific claims with, “Ok fine — but what about the others?”; said, “You guys may not be following the internet the way I do.” https://t.co/PN89CXltSN
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 30, 2021
The January 6th Commission went to work
The insurrection on #January6th is not a partisan issue. It was a blatant attack on our democracy and Constitution. Our bipartisan committee will find the facts and reject those who spread the lies that fueled this attack. pic.twitter.com/FhmRJMpVcE
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) July 27, 2021
The events of January 6 make me sick
Vile racist slurs. Attempts to gouge out eyeballs. And Republicans who repeatedly downplay it all.
In an effort to set the record straight once and for all, law enforcement officers recounted the gruesome details of January 6th in front of the House select committee. pic.twitter.com/5Q6F6mNt00
— The Recount (@therecount) July 27, 2021
*NSFW – This is the result of one person and one person only…Don the Con
Warning: Graphic Language. 1) Product of Trump, 2) Exacerbated by Trump, 3) Same as it Ever Was or 4) Something Else? pic.twitter.com/N7m7KFY6cW
— Don Lewis (@DonLew87) July 28, 2021
Someone should subpoena Jim Jordan right now
In a long rambling answer, Jim Jordan admits he talked to Trump on January 6th. When asked what they discussed, Jordan changes the subject to the Speaker and security posture pic.twitter.com/n6sLuudNoX
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 27, 2021
Billy Baldwin nails it
Republicans say… “My body, my choice” when it comes to vaccinations but not to a woman’s reproductive rights.
Republicans are pro life but also pro death penalty.
Republicans say… “All Lives Matter” responding to Black Lives Matter but Blue Lives don’t matter on January 6th?
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) July 28, 2021
The Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor-Greene circus was interrupted by protesters
Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz and others drowned out by protesting brass bandhttps://t.co/2hsVyMRa1J
— The Independent (@Independent) July 27, 2021
Matt Gaetz refuses to answer the million dollar question
Look how scared they are running away from a couple of protesters but thousands of MAGA terrorists storming The Capitol to overthrow democracy is ok
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) July 27, 2021
“A literal pedophile!”
Matt Gaetz’s future sister-in-law REVEALS ALL about the “gaslighting creep” in leaked TikTok videos.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) July 27, 2021
Remind me never to go to the County of Calvert in Maryland
This is now displayed in my home county of Calvert in Southern Maryland pic.twitter.com/VRvB9e64AR
— chris evans (@chris_notcapn) July 28, 2021
NEW: Two NYPD cops had sex with a vulnerable teen member of the police youth program, taking advantage of the underage girl to “satisfy their depraved interests,” an internal department judge has ruled.https://t.co/D4H17fBRZ5
— Craig McCarthy (@createcraig) July 27, 2021
The Delta variant is causing serious concern
#DeltaVariant surging in U.S. New data show Delta much more contagious than previous versions of #COVID19. Unvaccinated people: get vaccinated & mask until you do. Everyone in areas of substantial/high transmission should wear a mask, even if vaccinated. https://t.co/tt49zOEC8N
— CDC (@CDCgov) July 27, 2021
New Jersey Gov says his state is heading in the wrong direction
JUST IN: @GovMurphy “Strongly recommends masking in indoor settings. Our metrics are trending in the wrong direction. New data suggests the Delta vatiant is more transmissible even among vaccinated individuals, which why we are making this strong recommendation.” @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/ljezwE7i5w
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) July 28, 2021
Florida strikes again
This is not good. FL is now in uncharted territory with 21.7K new cases reported today (the largest single day number of new cases). 108 new deaths. This wave is now larger than all previous waves. 10,187 hospitalized (83% of its all-time pandemic high). Time to change gears: pic.twitter.com/4wJ3PpWaJL
— Thomas P. Bossert (@TomBossert) July 31, 2021
LinkedIn makes the right call
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 29, 2021
What in the world is going on?
The FBI is investigating reports of “a possible jetpack man in sight” 15 miles east of LAX. https://t.co/m9Qyu8gW32
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) July 30, 2021
Slipknot founding member Joey Jordison has died at the age of 46. The musician was the band’s former drummer for nearly two decades beginning in 1995. https://t.co/zsXP9XEOQH
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 27, 2021
I guess bathing is overrated???
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis say they don’t believe in bathing their kids or themselves too much.
“If you can see the dirt on them, clean them,” Kutcher said. “Otherwise there’s no point.” https://t.co/YxzjsEuzcC
— CNN (@CNN) July 27, 2021
Fred Durst is alive?
Wild fun performance from Fred Durst and Limp Bizkit at Lollapalooza tonight. pic.twitter.com/2OzO6Oz53N
— Todd Boskey (@toddboskey) August 1, 2021
Stunning WWE news
— WWE (@WWE) July 31, 2021
Reaction to the Wyatt release
Bray Wyatt’s WWE release a hit to morale for several, talent reaction
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) August 1, 2021
Patrick Mahomes Rookie Card Sells For $4.3 Mil, Most Expensive Football Card Ever! https://t.co/kianOSp9WC
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 28, 2021
Serious allegations have been leveled against Evander Kane
The League was made aware this evening of a post on social media alleging that San Jose Sharks Player Evander Kane bet on NHL games. The integrity of our game is paramount and the League takes these allegations very seriously. (1/2)
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) July 31, 2021
— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) August 1, 2021