We've checked in with former Sixers player Matt Geiger a few times over the past few years, mostly to point out that he still had enough money to buy ridiculously outrageous mansions, then wanted to sell said mansion because he was having a kid but had quite a bit of trouble doing so, and also because someone had the audacity to call him a "retired NBA star."
Gieger is back in the news this morning after getting in the way of a live ball in play at a baseball game in Tampa where the Twins were taking on the Rays. Notice he walks out of the stadium with security by himself. You think the former NBA player goes to baseball games solo?
I solicited jokes about Geiger from the Level team this afternoon. Kulp's was the best:
"Matt Geiger was an electrifying basketball player at both ends of the court."
UPDATE: Apparently Geiger was not kicked out of the park all together but rather "relocated" from his posh seats.
[watch video of Matt Geiger interfering with a foul ball here]
It look like the Eagles have found their replacement for Greg Lewis.
According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Eagles are expected to hire Rams receivers/passing game coordinator Mike Groh.
The news that the Eagles fired Lewis came out on Jan. 9 and the team has been looking for a replacement. They reportedly interviewed Groh and Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal.
Groh, 45, spent the 2016 season with the Rams after three years as the Bears' receivers coach. Groh is available because the Rams switched head coaches, bringing in Sean McVay.
Before coming to the NFL, Groh was a longtime coach at the college level. He is the son of former Virginia head coach Al Groh and eventually became an offensive coordinator under his father before bouncing from Alabama to Louisville and then back to Alabama before heading to the NFL.
Groh was actually the quarterback at Virginia in the 90s before his father ever coached there. Groh's first coaching job was under his father as assistant coach with the Jets in 2000, when Al Groh was named their head coach for the season.
If the Eagles are looking to sign a big-name free agent at wide receiver, there could be a reunion of sorts in Philly. During his four seasons as an NFL receivers coach, Groh has worked with Alshon Jeffery and Kenny Britt, who are two of the top receivers who will be available.
The Eagles started their season with a first-round pick, two second-round picks and a third-round pick at wide receiver, but their unit was one of the worst in the NFL. Jordan Matthews was consistent, but tight end Zach Ertz was the team's leading receiver.
It's unlikely Groh will have the same unit to work with as Lewis did in 2016, but it is likely Groh will be expected to get more out of his group in 2017.