O. Em. Gee.
An anonymous tipster sent me these photos and I thought I had a real scoop on my hands until I realized that they’re publicly available on Reuben Frank’s Facebook page. No matter. I don’t know the context, nor am I sure I want to. Let’s just work with the data set that we’re given or can infer– Anthony Gargano and Reuben Frank raced each other at the Penn Relays sometime in the late 1980s, because apparently they’re around the same age (?), leading to this epic showdown between two heavyweights:
LOOK AT THE FORM! How many ACLs were torn in the making of this photo? Did Anthony’s back foot ever come unstuck from the ground? WHY ARE SOCKS? These are all questions I have.
I know everybody is in the #content game right now, so here’s a bit of gratis advice to CSN, the sort of thing I would usually charge for: Recreate this race now and live stream it. We need this. Just have the defibrillator and Primo’s ready to go. Maybe both.
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No surprise here. Mathews was coming off a neck injury and had to be medically cleared before the Eagles could cut him.
Mathews underwent a physical yesterday and today he was cut. The move will save the Eagles $4 million in cap space for this season (with $1 million in dead cap). Joining Mathews in traded or cut players counting against the Eagles’ cap are Chase Daniel, Sam Bradford, Marcus Smith, Eric Rowe, Connor Barwin, Jordan Matthews and Leodis McKelvin. With the move, the Eagles will be third in the league in dead cap money:
Howie Roseman, cap master.
A cutting-edge “Sponge Suit” that has the unique ability to clean the ocean by absorbing harmful oil-based contaminants as you swim will be prominently featured in the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles Swimsuit Calendar, which went on sale today.
The Sponge Suit was designed by Eray/Carbajo, an architecture and design studio based in New York and Istanbul, with technology engineered by Sponge, Inc. The prototype was created using a super-hydrophobic carbon based “sponge” material fitted into a cutting-edge 3D printed form. This environmentally proactive wearable technology has the ability to absorb harmful oil-based contaminants, while repelling water. The contaminants are trapped within the inner pores of the material so that the wearer does not come in contact with it. The design allows to recycle the saturated “sponge” fillers to refill with new inserts.
The highly anticipated 2018 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Calendar can be purchased here, at Eagles Pro Shops starting this Thursday, and in bookstores nationwide.
That’s it. This is too much. Christina Lurie has gone too far. She can have our electric power grid. She can have our Kelly Green. She can even have the entire Sun over K Lot. But she will never, AND THE ROCK MEANS NEVER, take our string bikinis.
Side note: Am I the only one thinking that the cheerleader in the photo is not cleaning anything since the entire bathing suit is OUT of the body of water it intends to clean? Get in there and get frolicking, the whales need saving!
Side note 2: How dirty is this thing when it comes out the water? Is it like a fish filter– just gunked up with carbon and feces? I mean, this all sounds good until Amber slowly emerges from the breakers and looks like a dragnet filled with mollusks. Gross.
You can see the video here.
You can judge a man on the way they react to unexpected awkwardness. I, for example, facing the prospect of a strange encounter, freeze up like a fainting goat and look down at my all-consuming connected light device, my iPhone. But not Rhys Hoskins. Oh no– perhaps with a bit of forethought, the Phillies rookie played it off so well after hitting his first Major League home run:
Rhys Hoskins' 1st Big League HR was cool, but his fake High Fives in an Iced dugout were way cooler
— Marc Farzetta (@MarcFarzetta) August 15, 2017
Chris Wheeler would’ve talked about this for two innings.
HOME OPENER AT HOME AGAINST THE CELTICS ON A FRIDAY NIGHT. As the kids say, it’s going to be – prepares to sound cool – lit AF!
From the Sixers:
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today its schedule for the 2017-18 regular season, which opens at the Capital One Arena against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. It is one of 14 regular season games the team will play on national TV.
The 76ers open the home schedule two days later on Friday, Oct. 20 at The Center against the Atlantic Division rival Boston Celtics. Philadelphia and Boston then meet again on Nov. 30 in Boston and Jan. 11 at The O2 Arena in London, before closing out the season series on Jan. 18 at TD Garden.
Other notable highlights include:
The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors visit Philadelphia on Saturday, Nov. 18, a week after the Sixers square off with the Warriors in Oakland.
2017 No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz and the 76ers host No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 7 (8 p.m. ET, TNT).
The 76ers host LeBron James and the defending Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers twice in 2017-18, first on Nov. 27, and again on April 6.
For the first time since 2001, Philadelphia will play on Christmas Day as the Sixers take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Rough start, with some tough road games. Right into the fire we go! Trust the process.