All of the Brian Dawkins Ceremonies on Sunday will be Broadcast Online

All of the Brian Dawkins Ceremonies on Sunday will be Broadcast Online

According to the Philadelphia Eagles official website, all of the special events involving Brian Dawkins that will take place before and during Sunday night game with the New York Giants will be broadcast live online at PhiladelphiaEagles.com.

6 PM - Jersey Retirement Ceremony at Headhouse Plaza. Ticket holders are invited to attend, but please note that space is extremely limited. Will be broadcast live on PhiladelphiaEagles.com

7:45 PM - Kickoff Show on PhiladelphiaEagles.com with special Dawkins tributes and must-see surprises.

8:20 PM - Giants-Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early for pre-game festivities.

10:00 PM (Approximate) - Halftime Report with Dawkins being honored on the field. Will be broadcast live exclusively on PhiladelphiaEagles.com

It will undoubtedly be an emotional night at the Linc. Note the Eagles website emphasizes the show up for opening kickoff early for some pre-game festivities. Wouldn't be surprised if that involves B-Dawk in some capacity.

Some of the current Eagles still view Dawkins as one of their best teammates ever, such as sure-handed wide receiver Jason Avant, "I like the way he carried himself in the locker room, what he stood for and how he played. It’s rare to find guys that practice what they preach. And he did it."

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The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

What is there to say about the Philadelphia Phillies?

In doing my usual postgame perusal of the Internet after their 7-2 loss on Wednesday night, I visited Phillies.com to see what kind of "highlights" they could have possibly posted from another crushing defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.

Thankfully, the first thing that caught my eye was a video titled, "Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby."

It was not Larry Andersen in the Phanatic's arms. Nor me.

And that's the Phillies season in a nutshell.

"You gotta question the parenting skills here," John Kruk said on the telecast. And he's right! What kind of parent would raise their kid to be a Philly sports fan?!?

The Phillies now have the worst record in all of baseball. They're 4-20 in their last 24 games. It's their worst start to a season since 1960.

Even the Phanatic doesn't have enough popcorn to mask all the pain.

If you want to read about the upbeat approach Pete Mackanin is taking, go give this a gander.

"In a long season, these things sometimes happen," Mackanin told reporters. "I remember Atlanta, the first half last year, was terrible. They had a real good second half. I believe we just need to get something going. We're going to put something together. I believe that."

That makes one of us.

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

The future of Villanova basketball just got brighter.

Brandon Slater, a 6-foot-6 wing and highly touted 2018 recruit, told Scout.com on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the Wildcats.

He later made the announcement on Twitter.

Among the 2018 recruiting class, Slater, a product of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, is ranked in the top 30 by Scout.com and top 50 by ESPN.com. He's slated as a four-star talent by both media outlets.

Per ESPN, Slater had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC and Virginia Tech. He is Villanova's first commitment for 2018.

"Going up there it just feels like a second home," Slater said, via Evan Daniels of Scout.com. "It gives me a good vibe. It's nothing like all the other schools. I just feel like a Villanova guy. It feels like PVI. It's already home."

Slater and Villanova head coach Jay Wright expressed their excitement on Twitter.