Former Eagles great-handed wideout Freddie Mitchell is back in the news this morning and he's "getting back at it, making it happen" once again. This time with the ladies.
According to Dan Gross, FredEx will appear on Bravo's "Millionaire Matchmaker," which leads to the obvious question: is Freddie the "millionaire" on the show or the person who is trying to date the millionaire?
We've written in the past about Freddie's failed restaurant venture which had reports of him owing quite a bit of money on the joint, and his arrest for failure to pay child support. His Twitter page turned into one bad infomercial/pyramid-scheme-linkathon after another. Are those the signs of exorbitant wealth?
Regardless of Freddie's financial position in life, we'll certainly tune in to watch the man work his dating magic. They didn't call him the Ladies Champ for nothing.
Perhaps we'll find out how that Freddie Mitchell country music album is coming along?
>>Dan Gross: FredEx on 'Matchmaker' [DN]
From November 2009: Freddie Mitchell Emerges, Loves His Country Music
From April 2008: FredEx Sighting! With Buttonless Babe
Forward Savon Goodman has enrolled in graduate classes at La Salle and will play the 2016-17 season with the Explorers.
“Savon is the perfect addition to our team next year,” La Salle head coach Dr. John Giannini said in a statement released by the school. “He shoots a great percentage and rebounds and defends with a tough, athletic style of play. He was a key part of an Arizona State NIT team and has had big games against great competition.”
Goodman, a Philadelphia native, graduated from Arizona State and is not subject to transfer rules.
He averaged 9.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in 28 contests as a junior in 2015-16. He shot 55 percent from the field overall.
In leading Constitution High School to the PIAA State Championship as well as the Philadelphia Public League title during his senior year, Goodman earned Public League MVP honors.
A piece of modern baseball history will be on display in Philadelphia for the next couple of weeks.
The original contract Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in April 1947 that allowed him to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball will be featured at the National Constitution Center from May 26 until June 5.
Mikalai Kontilia, CEO of Collectors Cafe, the company loaning the contract to the Constitution Center, brought both the Dodgers' document and the contract Robinson signed with the minor league Montreal Royals in October 1945 to The Comcast Network's Breakfast on Broad show on Tuesday morning.
"What's amazing is, these contracts, finally, after 60-some odd years, have been unearthed, discovered and the American people can finally see the Jackie Robinson contracts," Kontilia said.
The Dodgers' contract plays an important role in American history, and not just in terms of sport. Many people point to then-Dodgers owner Branch Rickey's signing Robinson as a starting point in the American civil rights movement.
Kontilia said a historic documentarian appraised the contracts at a value of $36 million.
For more on the contracts, check out the segment from Breakfast on Broad.
Photo credit of Robinson signing contract: DodgersNation.com.
As the Eagles kicked off their second round of voluntary OTAs on Tuesday morning at the NovaCare Complex, the team’s best player was still MIA.
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is staying away from the team as he awaits a long-term contract extension for big money. He hasn’t been at any of the team’s voluntary workouts this spring and the first mandatory date isn’t until June 7.
As the Eagles install a new defense, how much is Cox missing?
“It’s voluntary, so you can only do so much,” defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said on Tuesday afternoon in a near-30-minute press conference. “Fletch was drafted in a scheme similar to this. He’ll catch up. But I’m sure there will be some carryover for him. I assume he’s a fast learner and I assume he’ll pick things up quickly.”
Without Cox on Tuesday, veteran free agent pickup Mike Martin worked with the first-team defense at tackle next to Bennie Logan. Last week, at the first open OTA practice, Taylor Hart filled in for Cox.
When asked if he has spoken with Cox since taking the job, Schwartz declined to comment, saying he prefers to keep private conversations with players private.
And by the third consecutive Cox question – this one about how Cox will eventually fit into his defense – the veteran NFL coach was ready to move on.
“Why don’t we do this: That’s probably enough Fletcher Cox speak,” Schwartz said. “Let’s just talk about the guys that are here. I really can’t comment on the guys that aren’t here. I haven’t had any experience with those guys. So anything I’d say would really be hypothetical, to tell you the truth.
“I did look, as the whole defensive staff did, we evaluated last year, what guys did. And he certainly had an impressive year last year. And we think that scheme-wise and technique-wise, what we’re going to do is going to fit him very well.”