Birds Contain Purple Jesus, Win in Minny

Birds Contain Purple Jesus, Win in Minny

Adrian Peterson showed flashes of why they call him "Purple Jesus" but the Eagles ended the day with the Big Guy up there apparently on their side.  The final was 23-16 and the Birds moved to 3-4 on the season while the Vikes fell to 2-5.

Aussie punter Sav Rocca came through again in the clutch, pinning Minnesota deep inside their own territory.  This time the Eagles defense didn't let Savs handiwork go to waste.I'm not sure if it was on the final drive or not, but at some point Jevon Kearse got a sack.  Good to see he's still alive.

Don Mckie penned a piece today saying that if the Eagles lost, Donovan McNabb should be pushed aside to let Kevin Kolb take the reins.  I'd just like to say that under no circumstances should Kevin Kolb start a game this season if McNabb is healthy.

Five showed that he still has it when his receivers can get open and make some catches.  They did just that.  Kevin Curtis made an amazing circus-style catch that was one of the most impressive grabs an Eagle has made in ages.  Reggie Brown stepped up for a big game after being criticized for dropping a potential TD last week.  Heck, even Greg Lewis caught a ball.

The Eagles got the win, but they still don't breed much confidence.  The entire game, with the Vikings lurking only one score away, I was anticipating how the Vikes would decide to slit our throats.  Alas, like the Jets game, we got the W against a rather crappy team.  It sure beats losing in the final two minutes.

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

In case you haven’t heard, the Sixers traded big man Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks before Thursday's deadline (see story).

While Noel's former teammates were saddened by the trade, including Joel Embiid, the rookie big man is already looking forward to squaring off against his friend.

The Sixers face Noel and the Mavericks on March 17 at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

BOX SCORE

Jackson Kent and Tom Vodanovich combined to score 31 points and James Madison held off Drexel late to secure a 70-64 victory Thursday night.

The game could be a preview of a first-round match-up in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. With one game left in the regular season, James Madison (9-21, 7-10) is the No. 7 seed and Drexel (9-21, 3-14) has locked up the No. 10 seed. Those seeds meet in the first round, with the winner facing the No. 2 seed in the second round.

Sammy Mojica hit a 3-pointer with :32 left to get the Dragons within four, 66-62, but Shakir Brown and Joey McLean each hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

Kent hit 6 of 11 from the floor and tallied 16 points with eight rebounds to lead the Dukes. Vodanovich added 15 points.

Kurk Lee and Mojica both scored 18 points off the Dragons' bench.