#AskFakeWIPCaller: A Philly Sports Mailbag

#AskFakeWIPCaller: A Philly Sports Mailbag

With the Eagles on their bye week, the Phillies assembling a squad of over-35 All-Stars and the Sixers completely ruining their future by trying hard and winning, I figured we'd try something different this week: It's the first-ever @FakeWIPCaller Philly sports mailbag.

All of them.

I wish the Eagles' owners had the competitive spirit and commitment to winning of Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder.

No. My ranking of Eagles coaches goes Buddy, Chip,  Vermeil, Marion Campbell, Ray Rhodes, Rich Kotite, Andy Reid.

Donovan has guys?

You said it. I agree with the caller last week who demanded that the Eagles, right now, give Foles the franchise tag.

Only if they have a way to repeatedly ram it into the Braden Holtby statue.

His birthday was a huge distraction during the bye week.

Normally I'd ask for them to wait until the next induction ceremony, but I think the situation calls for a special exception, like the NHL did for Gretzky.

I agree. Andrews was a fat, lazy, embarrassing weakling, and shame on McNabb for picking on him.

Buddy and Dykstra, mostly. And every 65-year-old ex-Flyer with teeth missing.

Other Philly sports takes:

- I was really down on the 2014 Phillies, and didn't see much reason for hope. But now that I hear Ryan Howard lost weight? Game changer. First place is ours.

- Still, disappointing that the Phils lost out on Prince Fielder. Imagine him and Howard in the same lineup…

- So, so nice that Andy Reid's annual November collapse is happening in another city this year.

- According to the Daily News, the Sixers' biggest weaknesses so far this year are depth and defense. So here's hoping for less depth, and less defense.

- I said that line brawl against Washington would turn things around for the Flyers, and no one believed me. Well well well…

- T.O., Shawn Andrews, Freddie Mitchell. Every Eagles player McNabb feuded with his career is either broke, depressed, or in jail. I'm just saying, is all.

- Jon Bon Jovi wants to buy the Buffalo Bills? Wait until he promises them a concert...

- Happy Thanksgiving! It would be my favorite holiday each year if the Cowboys weren't involved.

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Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

What a week it's been for Chris Christie. 

After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governer called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."

He can now add being torched by Former Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list. 

"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governer in the country," Rendell said. 

(Three fire emojis).

"In retrospect, the governer's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."

Boom. Roasted.

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We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

Ugh. Joel Embiid may not be perfect.

He may be buddies with Johnny Manziel, at least according to the former NFL hopeful turned party boy.

It all started when Manziel took to Twitter today to talk about doing a free autograph signing for the people of Texas.

The Twitter rant also included this strange line: "No lie.. I was a [bad word] in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."

Hey, owning it is the first step to recovery, right? 

Also, he knows how to get Twitter's attention:

And:

And:

After doing one Google search, there were reports of the pair hanging over the summer in LA. From Busted Coverage:

[Manziel] was tearing up the Warick LA lounge with his Los Angeles friends at a party that included Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, Kendra Wilkinson and Joel Embiid among others.

More to this as we learn it...