Cowboys @ Eagles 2nd Half Live Blog

Cowboys @ Eagles 2nd Half Live Blog

To see the first half live blog -- complete with Jim Cramer, iPhone commercials, and the Eagles getting stomped -- click right here.

Some thoughts on the second half, after the jump.

Halftime - Something about igloos and ice bergs melting.

2nd Half - The second half gets off to a great start for the Eagles with the Cowboys returning the ball to about midfield.  I don't know if I'm going to be able to do this for another half.

Terrell Owens walks about 40 yards into the endzone to put the Cowboys up 28-7.  T.O. proceeds to do his Eagles wing flapping TD celebration.  To be honest, he was kind of prancing around while doing it.  Which is weak. Nobody likes a prancing TD celebration.  And nobody in Philadelphia likes Terrell Owens.  Let me put this in terms you can all understand: this game sucks.

Eagles get a first down!  L.J. Smith lives!  On third and inches, Andy Reid calls a pass play (natch) and Donovan does a little bit of scrambling before finding L.J.  A few plays later, McNabb had Smith open in the end zone but the couldn't connect.

On third and sixteen, Donovan finds Westbrook about 5 yards down the field (natch) and the Eagles settle for a David Akers field goal.  Dallas 28 Eagles 10

Movie commercial analysis: Did every single kid who was forced to read Beowulf when they were in high school absolutely despise it?  I'd refuse to see the movie based of the fact it'd probably give me nightmares of Mr Roper's English class.  One good fact about Beowulf, it introduced me to the concept of mead.  Anyone actually ever had mead?

Fight!  YES!  Break Terrell Owens ankle!  Kick Tony Romo in the groin!

Jason Witten catches a touchdown on an impressive pass from Tony Romo.  Will James, you didn't look to good.  34-10 Cowboys.

And with that, our live blog will probably suck from here on out.  Hey Eagles fans, you may want to send text messages to all your friends, just to make sure they don't do anything stupid.

Correll Buckhalter fumbles on the kick off return.  I'm fairly surprised the Cowboys didn't end up with it.

I quote: "You knew this would happen. When the game starts getting out of
reach, go back to talking about Andy Reid and his family. Now, the game
is secondary."

At least Brian Westbrook doesn't suck like the rest of the Eagles.  He runs for a nifty little scamper for a first down.

...Running out of things to say...

Jason Witten takes a -- *BOOM* /Madden -- hit that forces his helmet to fly off and continues to run another 20+ yards without his helmet.

Brian Dawkins makes the first good play against Terrell Owens all day, preventing more embarrassment.  The D stops Barber on third and goal.  This was a vital stop, keeping the Eagles within only 4 touchdowns instead of 5.

Prediction: Kevin Kolb will replace Donovan McNabb... at some point in the future.

The Eagles convert on a 4th and five.  Donovan McNabb then fails to connect with Terrence Newman on an out route.  Damn people just can't catch passes McNabb throws right to 'em.

TOUCHDOWN HANK BASKETT!  38-17 Cowboys.  Now all the Eagles have to do is execute a successful onside kick, score a touchdown, another onside kick, score a touchdown, another onside kick, score a touchdown, and it's a tie!

Onside kick attempt fails.

Not at all shocking news of the night: Terrell Owens loves attention.  Never would have guessed that one.

You know who you kind of have to feel bad for through all of this?  Brian Westbrook.  That guys is a beast.

And to cap off the piss poor night, Donovan finally gets a completion to Terrence Newman.

Final score: Dallas 38 Eagles 17

Are the Eagles really this bad?

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.