Hey Sixers, The Phillies Jake Diekman can dunk!

The Phillies Jake Diekman is keeping himself in shape this offseason doing cardio. Diekman posted this Vine video doing a slam dunk. Hey Sixers, give this man a contract!

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Phillies 2008 World Series Ring Sold at Auction

You could have owned a piece of the Phillies 2008 World Series champions, but it would cost you an arm and a leg. The ring up for auction was the personal ring of Ramon Henderson, who was the bullpen coach. The ring’s estimated price range was from $15,000 to $25,000. The ring sold for $24,200. That’s not bad for a bullpen coaches ring.

Ramon Henderson 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Ring

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Eagles 2014 Full Disclosure

Well it’s nice to be back after a few months of baby hibernation or coma depending upon one’s perspective-anyhow, What about full disclosure? This is where a less confidant writer or blogger (insert your decriptive classification of choice) would claim that he or she had extrapolated from training camp and preseason that the Eagles would be a 12-4 team, and for whatever reason didn’t have the time to put that prediction on record. I however will humbly state the opposite. I projected the Eagles to be 9-7 this season- but didn’t take the time to put it on record. The reasons I believed to be obvious. The lack of a pass rush without blitzing. An average at best secondary-especially at the corners, and finally, a glaring need for an upgrade at place kicker. (In spirit of full disclosure I must admit Cody Parkey and his lack of a pro resume didn’t stifile my apprehension.) I could also mention depth at a few positions but 31 other teams could claim the same concern. Now that I concisely disclosed my projection for the Birds in 2014, I will make one more disclosure which is also unfortunate if it becomes the truth. Eagles lose to Green Bay this Sunday 34-23. Beyond this Sunday, and now with Mark Sanchez at QB I can not honestly claim to have a read on this team. But with a 9-7 preseason projection, I can’t say I had a correct read to begin with…Yet, a playoff berth does seem to be a foregone conclusion, but we can save that for another disclosure.

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Donovan’s 32: Power ranking the Eagles

Donovan McNabb took a stab at the power rankings for week 11. Since power rankings are meaningless, I was interested to see McNabb’s rankings.

4. Eagles — Mark Sanchez gets a win in his first start with Philly. Let’s see how things go this week on the road in Lambeau.

McNabb is showing Sanchez some love. Take it for what it’s worth and nothing more.

11. Packers — When Aaron Rodgers plays like this he’s as good as it gets.

When I hear the name Aaron Rodgers, I just want to scream “Discount Double Check”.

Donovan’s 32: Will Cards hold onto top spot, NFC West without Palmer?

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Joel Embiid goes to his “First football game”

Joel Embiid tweets a photo to his “first football game”. Fly Eagles fly!

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Phillies looking for “at least three top prospects” for Cole Hamels, Red Soxs on no-trade list

As reported by Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, The Phillies “are looking for at least three top prospects” for Cole Hamels.

Hamels has a 20-team no-trade clause. Hamels can be traded to the Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Cardinals, Nationals, Braves, Yankees, Red Sox, and Rangers.

Update: According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Red Soxs are one of the 20 teams on Hamels’ no-trade list.

Hamels is owed $96 million over the next four seasons. He signed a six-year $144 million contract back in July 2012.

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Drew Bledsoe interviews with ESPN about Mark Sanchez

Drew Bledsoe had an interview with ESPN on Monday. Bledsoe described the rough treatment Sanchez received while playing for the Jets.

“Going to play quarterback for the Jets … it’s kind of like, you know when they used to take the pretty young virgin up to the edge of the volcano and then just throw them in?” Bledsoe said. “That’s kind of what it is when you play quarterback for the Jets. It just feels bad.
“Mark had to live with that for a long time. And people threw him under the bus like he was the whole reason for the demise of the Jets. … To see him be able to come on to the field in a good system, with good talent and perform well, I’m just really happy for him.”

Mark Sanchez will be the #1 starter for now. Nick Foles will not need surgery according to sources. Foles is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a collarbone fracture.

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Cowboys running back asked for a massage during his arrest

As reported by TMZ, the Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle asked for a massage during his arrest. Randle offered the officer $100 for the message. This is worth posting just for the humiliation.

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The Flyers demote Shayne Gostisbehere to the Phantoms

The Flyers demote Shayne Gostisbehere to the Phantoms. The move will clear a roster spot for Vinny Lecavalier, who will return to the lineup against the Panthers after missing seven games with a left foot injury. Gostisbehere had no points and was minus-2 in two games with the Flyers.

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The Phillies congratulate Giants with a Tweet

The Phillies finished last in the NL east division with a record of 73-89. They still have a heart, congratulating the World Series champs – San Francisco Giants.

The fans are not happy with this tweet. Philly is hungry for another championship. After all, It’s been six years.

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