The NFL draft in Philly wants you to park in South Philly and take SEPTA

The NFL draft in Philly wants you to park in South Philly and take SEPTA

The 2017 NFL draft kicks off on Thursday, April 27, and the city of Philadelphia says they expect a whopping 200,000 fans to come through to enjoy the NFL Experience along the Parkway.

With dozens of street closings around the Museum of Art, parking will surely be a nightmare. That's why they're encouraging fans coming into town to park all the way over in South Philly at the sports complex and take SEPTA down the Broad Street Line and exit at City Hall.

The good news for fans is the parking in South Philly will be free.

From the Draft in Philly website:

Free parking for the NFL Draft Experience is available in South Philadelphia at both Citizens Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center beginning 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, and continuing through Saturday, April 29. In addition, fans exploring the annual Penn Relays event at Franklin Field in West Philadelphia are also invited to park for free and ride SEPTA as a convenient transportation option. 

So the parking is free but you've got to buck up roughly $2.25 per person to hop on the Broad Street Line. I'd suggest you bring cash as well but you can also attempt to get a SEPTA Key card now because it's 2017.

Phillies to offer $14 tickets to next week's games in honor of NFL Draft

Phillies to offer $14 tickets to next week's games in honor of NFL Draft

Many of us have hit up a South Philly double header in the past: starting the day at a Flyers game and ending it at a Phillies game across the street. But the NFL Draft coming to town next week offers a new double header option. How about a Thursday Business Person Special at Citizens Bank Park followed by the first round of the NFL Draft in front of the Art Museum?

And the Phillies are encouraging such behavior with a sweet ticket deal for Eagles fans -- or even imposter Eagles fans.

"In celebration of the 82nd NFL Draft being held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on April 27 -- 29, the Phillies are extending a special ticket offer. With the Philadelphia Eagles having the 14th Pick in the NFL Draft, all fans wearing Eagles jerseys or gear can take advantage of tickets priced at just $14 each in locations regularly priced $38 & under," the Phillies announced in a release.

The offer is good for the Tuesday and Wednesday games against the Miami Marlins at 7:05 or the Thursday afternoon game at 1:05 pm.

All you have to do is show up to the ticketing windows at CBP on gameday rocking some Eagles gear and you'll get the special price.

Phillies managing partner John Middleton was a guest on 94 WIP on Thursday and talked about the promotion.

"In addition to giving Eagles fans a discount, maybe we should hit [Cowboys, Redskins, Giants, and Patriots fans] with a surcharge," Middleton said. "And I gotta tell you, [Eagles owner] Jeffrey [Lurie] loved the idea, but I’ve been told the second half of that idea may be viewed as inhospitable."

Could be a new slogan: Make Philadelphia Inhospitable Again.

Perhaps these three games will get a pass for being the only games all season where an E-A-G-L-E-S chant is acceptable at Citizens Bank Park?

Report says Eagles among teams with most interest in Joe Mixon

Report says Eagles among teams with most interest in Joe Mixon

After reports of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon's being linked to another violent incident when he was in high school (which were later recanted by the allegder) were trending earlier today, 94WIP's Howard Eskin tweeted he had heard Mixon was off of the Eagles' draft board.

Now there is a report saying the opposite.

The latest comes from NBC Sports analyst Josh Norris in a conversation with ProFootballTalk today.

"I think Joe Mixon is a first round talent. I think he's the second-best running back in this draft," Norris said. "Just his vision and patience alone, along with that receiving ability."

That said, Mixon's falling would not be a surprise.

"I think it's entirely possible he falls out of Rounds 2 or 3."

"You obviously have to get permission from your owner in order to draft him. I have a list of five or six teams that I've been told have that permission."

The Eagles are apparently one of those teams. Florio pressed Norris later in the segment on those teams.

"I've heard the Saints, I've heard the Vikings have done a ton of homework, pro days and visits as well, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Oakland Raiders. There might be a few more here and there. He might be on a secondary board for the Dallas Cowboys, not necessarily on their top board, so if he slides a little bit. Other teams will have that similar conversation."

"But if I were to peg a few that are interested the most, the Bengals absolutely, early on I think at pick No. 41 in the second round and the Philadelphia Eagles in round two as well."

Norris and Florio spent about nine minutes on the single topic of Mixon. You can watch that conversation below.

[via BleedingGreen]