This Eagles Game Thread Brought To You By... I Can't Find It, the Hell With It

This Eagles Game Thread Brought To You By... I Can't Find It, the Hell With It

That's all we got, three goddamn wins? You can't say "goddamn" on this blog. Don't worry, nobody is reading anyway.

The juice is gone, Monday night's loss to the Bears draining whatever backwash of enthusiasm remained at the bottom of most Eagles fans' tanks. The Birds have to win today, then beat the Giants at the Meadowlands next week before we can even begin to entertain playoff scenarios again. Even then, Philadelphia would be a disappointing 5-5, with tough opponents in the Patriots and Jets ahead, not to mention road trips to Seattle and Dallas coming off of short weeks.

Which is why when the 2-6 Arizona Cardinals get destroyed at the Linc on Sunday, we don't expect anybody to care.

I'm going to go out on a limb and predict this game will not be exceptionally close. Vegas likes the Eagles by two touchdowns. The Cardinals are likely without starting quarterback Kevin Kolb. They are a two-win team from the NFC West, a division that includes three teams with five wins between them. Arizona's two wins this season were a fourth-quarter comeback against the equally hopeless 2-6 Panthers, and last week's 19-13 overtime thriller over the 1-7 Rams -- the same squad the Eagles mercilessly stomped 31-13 earlier. Oh, and rookie Patrick Peterson scored the game-winning touchdowns on punt returns in both victories.

So even though the Eagles have given us every reason to doubt them this season, all signs point to a W in this one. Now here's another bold prediction: the post-game reaction.

These guys aren't so bad!

They're still shitty.

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.

Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.

The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.

Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).

Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.

The Coyotes have won four of their last six.

Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.

Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).

Joel Embiid admits to aggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid admits to aggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.

After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.

Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.

"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.

"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."

Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below. 

Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.