Brian Westbrook is a Beast

Brian Westbrook is a Beast

I highly reccomend going to check out the Inquirer's photo album from yesterday's victory over the Niners.  Click back and forth between photo 4 and photo 5.  It's awesome.

Brian Westbrook is one of the most underrated players in the NFL.  He does it all.

-Video of Mike Paterson's 98 yard fumble return & Westbrook's 71 yard stiff arm. [YouTube]
-Mike Quick had some insider info on the first play of the game. [Fanhouse]
-Nice piece by Rich Hoffman on Dawkins.  "Players make plays." [Inquirer]
-Check out the threads BDawk is rocking in yesterday's post game interview. [Eagles, Real Media Req'd]

Some Phillies, from an ESPN article For Phillies, 'it's not over yet':

"Ryan is a super-hero," said shortstop Jimmy Rollins, "and Chase is a nice-looking young man, if you ask all the ladies.

And Jimmy on E-A-G-L-E-S chants:

"There might be five guys in the stands trying to get it going, but
people just aren't joining in now," Rollins said. "Sometimes people
even boo. That's a good thing. You can't expect the Eagles chants to go
away completely, though. That's a Philly tradition."

-John Rocker is a little.. uh.. I'm not real sure.  I bet he eats at Geno's. [Deadspin]
-Army guy in Iraq with the Phillies 'P' on his gear.  That's awesome. [BS&S]
-Cole Hamels is OFF the market. [Illadelph]
-That Ryan Howard guy is pretty good. [NYTimes]
-The unedited IM I received from a disgruntled BC football fan after the jump.

DisgruntledFan: bc fuckign sucks man
DisgruntledFan: they are a disgrace
DisgruntledFan: ohliger should kill himself
DisgruntledFan: and so should dana bible
DisgruntledFan: and the whole defense
me: yep.

Future Eagle (?) Latavius Murray posts workout with Carson Wentz on Instagram

Future Eagle (?) Latavius Murray posts workout with Carson Wentz on Instagram

Could the Eagles be interested in signing another top free agent running back named Murray?

No, not that guy. 

Oakland/Los Angeles/Las Vegas Raiders running back Latavius Murray.

Murray posted a picture on Instagram of the soon-to-be free agent working out with Carson Wentz with the caption "im just here to help."

"im just here to help"

A post shared by Latavius Murray (@lataviusmurray) on

It's no surprise the Eagles can stand to upgrade their running back corps this offseason — as several mock drafts have suggested. Could Murray be the answer?


Instant Replay: UConn 64, Temple 63

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Instant Replay: UConn 64, Temple 63

Temple’s roller coaster season continued with a new low on Sunday afternoon.

The Owls, who led nearly the entire way, allowed UConn guard Jalen Adams to make a reverse layup with 2.9 seconds remaining in a 64-63 loss at the Liacouras Center.

Shizz Alston Jr. missed the potential game-winning shot from half court as time expired.

Turning point
The Owls (14-14, 5-10 AAC) looked like they might avoid blowing a 10-point lead after Quinton Rose responded to Rodney Purvis’ game-tying three-pointer with a three of his own to give them a 63-60 lead with 2:32 left.

However, the Huskies (14-12, 9-5 AAC) responded with a pair of free throws from Adams before he snaked his way into the lane with the clock running down for the game-winner. The layup gave UConn its seventh win in the last eight games.

Big men on campus
The Huskies were led by Rodney Purvis’ game-high of 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He also added five assists. 

Adams shot just 5 of 13 for 13 points, but connected with the game on the line. He also chipped in five assists and five boards.

The Owls received a jolt Sunday from their young players, as freshmen Damion Moore and Alani Moore II scored a combined 22 points on 9 of 10 shooting. 

In a solid all-around effort, Temple’s Daniel Dingle scored 17 points, with six boards and six assists. Alston Jr. contributed 11 points, six assists and 5 rebounds.

Inside the box score
• After making 5 of 9 shots from three-point range in the first half, Temple finished the game 7 of 21 from deep.

• UConn's Kentan Facey had a big game in the first matchup between the two teams with 23 points and 10 rebounds. On Sunday, the senior was held to eight points and four rebounds after dealing with foul trouble in the first half.

• Temple couldn’t find any room inside, as the Owls lost the points in the paint battle 26-16.

History lesson
With the win, UConn improved to 9-7 in the all-time series. The victory was the Huskies’ third straight in the series.

Up next
The Owls will continue on a three-game homestand Wednesday at 7 p.m. against UCF.

UConn will stay on the road and play at Houston also on Wednesday.