Andy Reid Is Back to His Old Antics of Fat Jokes

Andy Reid Is Back to His Old Antics of Fat Jokes

Kansas City BBQ and Andy Reid always seemed like a match made in heaven.
You can only eat cheesesteaks for so many years before your palate
needs something new, fresh, marbled in fat, and even more waistline expanding.

How many different barbecue-specific eating establishments have you dined at in your lifetime?

5? 10? 15? 20? 25? 30 max?

How about in the last four months alone? Via NESN:

Fifty!? Damn. That's a whole lot of ribs, brisket, and BBQ baked beans. Is he
joking? Is he being earnest? I'm going to guess he's half serious but
embellishing a bit to make it seem like he's joking.

This in addition to the fine people at Tommy Bahama who have been keeping Reid decked out in his favorite shirts.

"You know what, over on the Plaza [in Kansas City] there's a Tommy Bahama shop," Reid told The Program's Soren Petro on Monday (via Arrowhead Pride). "There's a lady over there who took care of me, the manager of the
store over there. She heard the story about the Tommy Bahama shirts and
she sent that one over to me without any fanfare or anything. I
appreciated that."

Aldous Snow does admire Sir Tommy Bahama, but what makes Andy such a fan?

"You wear them and you can hide cheeseburgers underneath and no one will ever know."

New secret to life: have your team quit on you, and then move to Kansas City.
For the full breakdown of Andy Reid's NFL Draft fashion choices, visit Arrowhead Pride.

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Ben Simmons, Robert Covington react to Ersan Ilyasova trade

Ben Simmons, Robert Covington react to Ersan Ilyasova trade

On Wednesday, the Sixers traded Ersan Ilyasova to the Hawks in exchange for Tiago Splitter and a 2017 second-round pick, as well as the option to swap 2017 second-round selections (see story).

"I want to thank Ersan Ilyasova for his positive contributions to this organization both on and off the basketball court," president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said in a statement. "Ersan is a true professional whose daily examples of hard work, focus and consistency have helped facilitate the ongoing growth of our program and culture."

The Sixers took to Instagram to express their appreciation for Ilyasova’s leadership. Ilyasova quickly embraced the role of a veteran go-to when he was traded to the Sixers in early November. Both posts below exemplify his team-first mentality.

✊🏼 A true Pro @ersanilyasova7

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Thanks for being a great teammate @ersanilyasova7. Wishing you the best in ATL

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Best of NHL: Rickard Rakell, Ducks snap Bruins' win streak at 4

Best of NHL: Rickard Rakell, Ducks snap Bruins' win streak at 4

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rickard Rakell broke a tie with his second goal with 2:34 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped Boston's four-game winning streak under new coach Bruce Cassidy with a 5-3 victory over the Bruins on Wednesday night.

Rakell also scored in the second period for the Ducks and has 24 goals in his outstanding season. Ondrej Kase, Josh Manson and Andrew Cogliano also scored for Anaheim, and Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves in his first victory since Jan. 23.

Frank Vatrano scored the tying goal in the third period for the Bruins, who hadn't lost since Cassidy replaced Claude Julien on Feb. 7. Defensemen Brandon Carlo and Zdeno Chara scored early goals, and Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots.

Anaheim beat Boston for the seventh straight time (see full recap).

Rare goal from Russell lifts Oilers over Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Kris Russell's goal with 7:58 left was his first in more than a year and lifted the Edmonton Oilers over Florida 4-3 on Wednesday night to snap the Panthers' five-game winning streak.

Russell's goal was his first since Feb. 11, 2016, when he played for Calgary. He went goalless in his first 48 games with the Oilers.

Fellow defenseman Oscar Klefbom also scored for Edmonton, as did forwards Zack Kassian and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Connor McDavid, who came into the night leading the NHL scoring race, had an assist on Russell's goal.

Aleksander Barkov, Colton Sceviour and Jonathan Marchessault scored for Florida. Keith Yandle had two assists for the Panthers, giving him 400 points for his career.

Cam Talbot stopped 31 shots for the Oilers, who have won their last eight games at Florida -- last losing on the Panthers' ice in 2002. James Reimer made 31 saves for the Panthers, who just completed a 5-0-0 road trip (see full recap).