Don't Forget to Watch Jrue Holiday Represent All That Is Good About the Sixers This Weekend

Don't Forget to Watch Jrue Holiday Represent All That Is Good About the Sixers This Weekend

Jrue Holiday has been the best thing (occasionally, the only good thing)
about watching the Sixers this season, and for his efforts to make our
team watchable—usually in vain, but at least the boy tries—he was
invited to hobnob with the NBA elite at All-Star Weekend this year. Not
only will he be playing in the game proper, as the youngest Sixer ever
elected to represent the Eastern Conference at the Mid-Winter Classic,
but he'll also be participating in the Skills Competition, where he'll
get to prove that he can dribble through cones and pass through
cylinders and prove what a fundamental boss he is.

The skills
competition is up first on Saturday night, probably around 9:00-ish
(just after the always-riveting Shooting Stars competition), and Jrue is
currently being pegged
by Vegas as the favorite at 3 to 1, ahead of Tony Parker, Damian
Lillard, Jeremy Lin, Brandon Knight and Jeff Teague. (Sounds right to
me—my money would either be on Jrue or Lin.) The All-Star Game is on
Sunday at 8:00, with Jrue coming off the bench for the East. Expect the
Damaja to get a decent amount of burn as one of only two point guards
the team will have at their disposal, along with Cavaliers sophomore
sensation Kyrie Irving.

No other Sixers at All-Star Weekend this
year, regrettably—Arnett Moultrie's recent hot streak was far too
little, too late to get him into the Rookie-Sophomore Game, and none of
our other guys are skilled enough to get into any of the other
competitions on their own merits. Still, if we were to send but one
representative to basketball's three-day celebration of its best and
brightest, we could do a lot worse than Jrue. Support your a11-star,
won't you?


Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract. 

Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.  

In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015. 

Thomas (6-5, 315 pound) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing agains the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016. 

In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries. 

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.

Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.

Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.

"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.

Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.

It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.

[via Cut4]