New Topic: Weekly villain of the week

We wanted to start a new buzz on our website with adding a weekly villain of the week. The topic does not have to be Philly sports related. Shoot us some ideas if you would like to nominate a villain of the week. We are open to suggestions. The weekly villain will be posed at the end of each week(we will do our best).

-We4philly.com

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BREAKING NEWS: Eagles’ Kevin Graf will face the Colts Monday night

According to sources, The Eagles promoted Kevin Graft to their 53 man roster from the practice squad. Graf will be the backup tackle due to the injuries across the Eagles offensive line. Graf will get the chance to face the Colts Monday night.

“It’s been very exciting,” Graf told CSNPhilly.com during a interview. “It’s a dream come true to be a part of an NFL team, especially the Eagles with such great coaches and great players. It’s a special place.”

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Sixers’ Joel Embid is taking his talents to soccer?

Of course after he’s done playing for the Sixers and helps Philly get a basketball title. I’m not really a soccer fan but I would love to see Embid attempt playing soccer. Maybe he’s good. Who knows.

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Phillies’ Ken Giles has stage fright

Ken Giles was honored after Monday nights game along Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels, and Jake Diekman. They stumped the Braves with a combined no-hitter on September 1.

Ken Giles throws a fastball over 100 mph, and when it comes to throwing words, he’s lost.

“Well, someone put me on the spot,” Giles said. “That’s all right. Well, thank you, for everybody, for coming and celebrating this great day for us.”

“I dunno, what’s um… I feel really awkward right now. I don’t know what to say.”

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Merrill Reese sends letter to DeSean Jackson with no response after five months

DeSean Jackson is making headlines again. According to NJ.com, Merrill Reese mailed a letter to DeSean Jackson once he was traded to the Redskins’.

Reese wrote, “Dear DeSean, thank you for some of the most memorable moments in my broadcast career. I wish you continued success and good health.”

Five months later, no response from DeSean Jackson.

Merrill Reese is a well respected Philadelphia sports broadcaster. It’s common courtesy to write back or drop him a five minute phone call, thanking him for the letter. I guess DeSean Jackson is busy these days taking Instagram pictures and tweeting.

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Sixers: USA Today’s 2014-15 projected record: 8-74

As reported by Adi Joseph from USA today, He predicts that the Sixers miss the playoffs with a projected record of 8-74, which can be read here –  Philadelphia 76ers: No. 30 in NBA Watchability Rankings. The Sixers do have rebuilding to do. Sam Hinkie will need do what it takes to secure the number one draft pick in 2015. Regardless of how many wins this season, I predict that Nerlens Noel receives the rookie of the year award.

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Frank Caliendo does Allen Iverson with a twist of Morgan Freeman

Frank Caliendo appeared on the Mike & Mike show doing the Allen Iverson ‘practice’ rant in Morgan Freeman’s voice. I can watch video over and over again. It’s just hilarious.

 

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Villain of the week: Adrian Peterson

The hot story going around last week that I noticed was about Adrian Peterson. Peterson mentioned about finishing his career in his home state of Texas. According to ESPN’s Outside The Lines, Peterson told Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in June that Peterson wants to end his career in Dallas.

“Well, I understand, Adrian,” Jones told Peterson by phone, via Don Van Atta, Jr. of ESPN.  “I’d like that, too. . . .  Well, I love your story.  I love your daddy’s story.  I’ve always respected what you’ve been about. I’ve always been a fan of yours.”

I would love Peterson as an Eagle side by side with McCoy but not as a Cowboy. Adrian Peterson is my villain of the week.

 

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Who comes close to DeSean Jackson this season for the Birds?

We are all waiting to find out who will shine this season in the wide receiver position. If you compile some stats maybe we will come close. We will be working with the two Eagles veterans Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin. DeSean Jackson had 1,332 yards with 9 touchdowns in 2013. Since DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant are out of the Eagles mix we only have Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin.

Riley Cooper had 835 yards with 8 touchdowns last season. Cooper did step up last season compared to 2012. Cooper had 248 yards with 3 touchdowns in 2012. Riley Cooper will be going into his 5th season as an Eagle.

Jeremy Maclin missed the 2013 season due to a knee injury. I  will be using Maclin’s stats from 2012. Maclin had 857 yards with 7 touchdowns in 2012. Maclin will be going into his 6th season as an Eagle. It would have been interesting to see Maclin’s stats if he wouldn’t have missed the 2013 season. I think Maclin would have come close or possibly pass DeSean Jackson’s final season as an Eagle.

Who do you think will shine this season at the wide receiver position?

 

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The fans SHOULD know the way the Phillies do business

The article published by Todd Zolecki on MLB.com Amaro formulating plan for Phillies’ future was interesting to me.

I do feel it is the fans business the way the Phillies do business. The fans are the ones that buy the tickets and watch the horrible games on TV. Apparently the GM is not doing his job or the Phillies wouldn’t be in last place.

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