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L.A. Is A New Team With Chris Paul; Boston’s Win Streak Is OverUpdated Feb 11 Share Tweet
Most nights when the home team gets run out of the gym, the arena is unusually quiet. Not last night in Philly. While the Clippers were busy laying a 17-point beatdown on the Sixers, the crowd was halfway in-between incensed and amazed. It really began …
Share TweetWe’ve picked up some more details regarding Mike Vick’s new contract with the Eagles. So since we have them, we may as well use them. For starters, a source with knowledge of the deal tells PFT that it’s actually a three-year deal. But the final t
Blake Griffin Switches Hands Mid-DunkUpdated Feb 11 Share TweetThis is reminiscent of (but not nearly as pretty as) Michael Jordan switching hands in Game 2 of the 1991 Finals against the Lakers. It's not as fluid and obvious as Jordan, but that same hesitation is there and, anyway, Griffin's game has never been ab…Source: deadspin.com
Vick deal could put Carson Palmer in a pinchUpdated Feb 11 Share TweetThe Eagles owed quarterback Mike Vick $15.5 million for 2013. They’ll pay him considerably less. The Raiders owe quarterback Carson Palmer $13 million for 2013. Vick’s new deal could provide the template for a similar arrangement. Though many assuSource: profootballtalk.comShare TweetAngels manager Mike Scioscia was not surprised closer Ryan Madson had elbow soreness in his rehabilitation from reconstructive surgery.Source: CNNSI.com
Clippers close out road trip with rout of SixersUpdated Feb 11 Share TweetChris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 107-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetThe Eagles don’t want a defense that is predictable. So when reporters tried their best to pin Chip Kelly and new defensive coordinator Bill Davis on whether the Eagles would remain a 4-3 defense or adopt a 3-4, they gave few details.
Pat Shurmur expects Chip Kelly to call Eagles playsUpdated Feb 11 Share TweetEagles head coach Chip Kelly, known to quip more than his predecessor, Andy Reid, wasn't exactly forthright. But he was amusing when talking about how the team's play-calling duties will work between him and new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.Share TweetEdith Houghton, one of the first female scouts in Major League Baseball, has died at the age of 100.Source: CNNSI.com
Braman, ex-Eagles owner: No tax money for Dolphins stadiumUpdated Feb 11 Share TweetNorman Braman, who became a billionaire thanks to Florida car dealerships and investments in fine art and the Philadelphia Eagles, is no fan of taxes paying to upgrade Sun Life Stadium for the Miami Dolphins.
Ex-Eagles owner: Dolphins stadium “welfare for a multi-billionaire”Updated Feb 11 Share TweetThe former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles is one of the most outspoken critics of plans to use taxpayer dollars to renovate the Miami Dolphins’ stadium. Norman Braman, an auto magnate who bought the Eagles from Leonard Tose in 1985 and sold the franchSource: profootballtalk.com
High-Flying Clippers Top 76ersFeb 11Blake Griffin thrilled the crowd with another highlight reel dunk and Chris Paul had 21 points, 11 assists and 5 steals to guide the Clippers past the 76ers.
NFL32OT: Vick Remains An EagleFeb 11Episode 266: Adam Schefter breaks down Michael Vick's deal with the Eagles. The NFL32 crew discuss Rob Gronkowski's recent off-field behavior.
How do Philadelphia Eagles fix their defense?Feb 11Willie McGinest discusses how Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles can improve their talented defense in 2013 after an unsuccessful 2012 campaign.
Will Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's offense work in the NFL?Feb 11The "NFL Total Access" crew debates if Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's offense can succeed in the NFL.
Peter King: Looking back at Greg Roman's play calling, more mailFeb 11In the coming years, when I think about the Super Bowl just played, I know I'll think about the play that might have been: third-and-goal from the Baltimore 5. Colin Kaepernick, at the snap of the ball, took one step back and Frank Gore roared in front …
Clayton's mailbag: Big spending, subpar resultsFeb 11The teams that spent the most in 2012 got little bang for their buck. Plus, answers to reader questions.