Aug 102011
 
Eagles sign former Giants wide receiver Steve Smith

The Eagles haven’t made any splashy signings in the past few days, and apparently they just got a little twitchy. Today the Eagles inked former Giants wide receiver Steve Smith to a one-year contract, reportedly valued at $4 million with half of it fully guaranteed. Eagles head coach Andy Reid is obviously pleased. “Like I’ve said many times [More…]

Aug 102011
 
MLB releases 2011 Postseason schedule

Major League Baseball announced today the planned schedule for the the 2011 playoffs. Even after the World Bleeping Championship in 2008, it’s still hard to believe we’re at a point that the Phillies are a team that not only will make the playoffs, but anything short of a World Series is a major disappointment. Here’s the [More…]

Aug 102011
 
The Crow's Nest: A Case(y) for Blake

With Placido Polanco being diagnosed with a sports hernia and his status unknown for the foreseeable future the Phillies once again have some questions about third base. This is still a question that deserves an answer, despite the Phillies motoring along at a high rate with the best record in baseball again. Right now super [More…]

Aug 102011
 
BAM on Boxing: The Legendary Blue Horizon

I remember going to a fight at the Legendary Blue Horizon with my dad about five or six years ago and thinking that I wanted to work there.  In September of 2009, I went to the Blue and asked for an internship.   I knew it was going to be a long shot but I got [More…]

Aug 102011
 
Phillies Runaround: Cliff Lee gets win, hits homer; Hunter Pence; more...

Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors, and stories from around the web.  Click titles for complete articles… Phillies’ Cliff Lee beats Dodgers on mound, and at plate August 10 Los Angeles Times The Dodgers-Phillies game Tuesday night featured an opening twist in which both teams got their first two runners aboard in the first inning and yet [More…]

Aug 102011
 
Eagles safety Marlin Jackson out after having surgery on sports hernia

Get ready to bend that ring finger down as this one’s a shocker — Eagles safety Marlin Jackson is injured.  Again. This time it’s a sports hernia, which Jackson had surgically repaired Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson Hostpital.  The procedure will have the perpetually hurt veteran d-back out for at least a few weeks, possibly a [More…]

Aug 102011
 
Taking the Grantland stat nerd to task over DeSean Jackson

The only thing worse than a baseball stat nerd is a football one.  At least baseball statistics can help paint a pretty clear picture of a player’s worth, even if some over-analyze numbers to the point that they would rather stare at a calculator screen than watch an actual game.  You know, the ones who think that [More…]