Saturday, December 19, 2009

Video: Brandon Jacobs Gets Salty At Taunting Eagles' Fans

Typically, NFL players completely block out fans from opposing stadiums during warmups. There's really no point to defend themselves against drunk people, especially when you'll make more money through the second quarter than they will in the whole year.

But here's a short video from November when the Giants were in Philly. Brandon Jacobs of the Giants allows the fans get to him and then decides to take a couple shots of his own. Mainly about him being rich and the Eagles losing to the Crypt Keepers' Raiders two weeks earlier.

Video after the jump.

Dolla Dolla Bills Yall - Week 15 NFL Spread Picks

Last weekend I went to Delaware Park to get the only legal gambling fix available to us east coast fools.  Did I walk away a winner?  No, I certainly did not (damn parlay betting).  But I did have an afternoon full of excitement at what ended up being an incredibly cheap price. 

You should definitely take the trip with a few buddies and enjoy a Sunday afternoon down there before the season over.  You won't regret it - even if you don't hit it big, it's a great time of football watching, yelling, and beer drinking.

Without further ado, the Shark's Week 15 picks...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Could You Quit Sports?

Interesting article from in which former sports nut John Swansburg describes his experience after completely quitting watching, listening, reading, or interacting with sports in every way. Sound crazy? Hell yes. Is he better for it? Quite possibly.
"There was a time when I'd catch a game here and there, watch SportsCenter a few nights a week, and really start paying attention come playoff time. I woke up one day not long ago (to a clock radio blaring WFAN) and found that I had a Google alert for "Kevin Garnett knee," a subscription to Baseball Prospectus, and a genuine interest in the Twitter updates of Juan Pablo Montoya."
I admit that my sports PHanaticism at times can seem a bit crazy (Yes, I own a lucky Eagles blanket. No, I don't wash it after a win), but I'm confident that most of us far from the deranged Big Fan / It-puts-the-lotion-on-its-skin territory. Would quitting sports improve your quality of life? It's worth thinking about.

In the meantime, check out the full article here. I'm gonna go and watch 3 straight hours of NFL Network.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

These Aren't Your Dad's Phillies Anymore

As the dust settles from the Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee deals one thing has become apparent. These aren't your same old Phillies anymore folks. This team operates differently than it once did and that's a very, very good thing for us fans.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Halladay - Lee Trade: The Breakdown

With Roy Halladay and the Phillies reportedly coming to an agreement on a contract extension, it looks like this deal is all but done. Honestly, there is a ton to digest in this trade and the last 24+ hours have been a whirlwind of rumors and names of prospects being thrown around. Now that we finally have a concrete idea of who is going where, here is the breakdown:

Roy Halladay Deal Not Worth It?

So we still don't know anything in regards to the biggest trade in recent Phillies history. Rather impressive considering we live in a world where news travels lightening fast and details leak well before 'official' press conferences are scheduled. Ruben Amaro, like always, has played this close to the vest but that isn't stopping news outlets from taking stabs at the real question - besides Cliff Lee, who else are the Phillies giving up?

CSN made a report late last night as to who it may be. And honestly, it leaves me a little less excited than I was 12 hours ago.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Eagles 45, Giants 38: PimpPimp, HOORAY!

Doo doo wool coat? Check.
Second-grader picture day multi-colored silk tie? Check.
Elton John pink glasses? Check.
Floppy brown poverty-pimp hat? Check.
Huge fucking win over the Giants? Check and mate.

Roy Halladay, Almost Done?

It appears the Phillies are close to a deal for Roy Halladay. However, rumors are stilling flying around as to who is going where, so it's practically impossible right now to offer any true analysis. Here is my quick opinion: Roy Halladay is awesome. The guy is super-duper-good and wants to pitch in Philly. As long as it doesn't cost Cliff Lee AND multiple prospects, I think the Phillies make out good here, especially since they'll be signing him to an extension.

Again, I'll be back with a longer analysis once this is finalized and we know who is going where. Until then, check out MLBTradeRumors for updates.