Could Be Rough For McNabb on Sunday

Could Be Rough For McNabb on Sunday

The starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks has not been announced.  Andy Reid has made it clear that if McNabb is healthy, the job is his.  Whether McNabb will be ready to go physically is another story.  Donovan says he "expects to be ready."

One thing I think we can expect is McNabb to get booed like crazy if he starts.  It just goes to show what a bunch of morons Philly fans can be at times.  Listen, I'm no longer in love with McNabb and I agree that Feeley performed better than anyone had anticipated last week but the bottom line is that you don't boo before a guy has even had a chance to screw up.

Look at Pat Burrell.  He doesn't get booed on his first trip up to the plate each game, even the Phillies fans wait until he strikes out at least once or botches a play in left.

Maybe you would prefer that Feeley gets the start on Sunday (Matt likes Feeley against Seattle).  I won't argue with that.  At this point I feel like it's a coin flip.  But if McNabb comes out of the tunnel, try not to boo the guy until he does something that deserves a boo.

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

What is there to say about the Philadelphia Phillies?

In doing my usual postgame perusal of the Internet after their 7-2 loss on Wednesday night, I visited Phillies.com to see what kind of "highlights" they could have possibly posted from another crushing defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.

Thankfully, the first thing that caught my eye was a video titled, "Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby."

It was not Larry Andersen in the Phanatic's arms. Nor me.

And that's the Phillies season in a nutshell.

"You gotta question the parenting skills here," John Kruk said on the telecast. And he's right! What kind of parent would raise their kid to be a Philly sports fan?!?

The Phillies now have the worst record in all of baseball. They're 4-20 in their last 24 games. It's their worst start to a season since 1960.

Even the Phanatic doesn't have enough popcorn to mask all the pain.

If you want to read about the upbeat approach Pete Mackanin is taking, go give this a gander.

"In a long season, these things sometimes happen," Mackanin told reporters. "I remember Atlanta, the first half last year, was terrible. They had a real good second half. I believe we just need to get something going. We're going to put something together. I believe that."

That makes one of us.

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

The future of Villanova basketball just got brighter.

Brandon Slater, a 6-foot-6 wing and highly touted 2018 recruit, told Scout.com on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the Wildcats.

He later made the announcement on Twitter.

Among the 2018 recruiting class, Slater, a product of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, is ranked in the top 30 by Scout.com and top 50 by ESPN.com. He's slated as a four-star talent by both media outlets.

Per ESPN, Slater had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC and Virginia Tech. He is Villanova's first commitment for 2018.

"Going up there it just feels like a second home," Slater said, via Evan Daniels of Scout.com. "It gives me a good vibe. It's nothing like all the other schools. I just feel like a Villanova guy. It feels like PVI. It's already home."

Slater and Villanova head coach Jay Wright expressed their excitement on Twitter.