Nick Foles took the country by storm on Monday night when he stepped in for an injured Mike Vick in front of a national audience on ESPN and proceeded to throw darts against the New England Patriots and their second and third teamers. But if Foles doesn't turn out to be the next Joe Montana, he could still make a run at being the next Pablo Picasso.
Perhaps you've seen these drawings on sports cards done by NFL rookies this season for the Panini America card company -- Andrew Luck's Lucas Oil Stadium that auctioned for $1,500 garnered quite a bit of attention -- but other stories failed to notice the genius of Eagles' backup-superstar-in-the-waiting Nick Foles.
SB Nation did a ranking of sorts of all of the rookie's works of art, but clearly overlooked Foles' strokes like so many other NFL team's who passed him up in April's draft.
Look at the use of those blacks and greys, the white space, accentuated nicely with the green text. The "Fly Eagles" is a bit tough to decipher, leaving it up the viewer's interpretation.
You can see more NFL rookie artwork on baseball cards here, but like in football and life, it doesn't get much better than Nick Foles.
Oh, man. Remember that time Joel Embiid did the Dream Shake?!? And then that time he did the crossover. And when he was pumping the crowd up on his way back down the court after drilling a three ball?!?
Well now you don't have to just remember it. You can watch it all again.
Our friendly video team cut together a video featuring every single minute of JoJo's action in his NBA debut. Sadly, he was on a 20-minute restriction, but that didn't stop Brett Brown from getting him out there for a couple of extra minutes.
Enjoy. And as Dario Saric would say, "I love him so much."
If reading is more your thing, check out Jess Camerato on Embiid's debut and Andrew Unterberger on The Process being secured.
Sevyn Streeter, the performing artist who claimed Wednesday that the Sixers replaced her for the national anthem because of her intent to wear a jersey with the words "We Matter," signed a contract that prohibited political statements, according to CBS3's Jan Carabeo.
Per the report, Streeter was offered an alternate shirt and told she could wear her own shirt in the stands after the performance.
"I was angry, extremely, extremely angry and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart," Streeter told The Associated Press. "Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that."
The Sixers didn't directly confirm or deny the allegation but responded with the following statement:
"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."
This statement is consistent with efforts being made throughout the NBA calling for action over gestures, as detailed in a feature in B/R Mag.
“I’m past the gestures,” Carmelo Anthony told B/R Mag. “I’m past that. It’s all about creating things now and putting things in motion. So, that’s what I’m on. I’m trying to get guys on board with that and help them understand that — enough of the gesturing and talking and all of that stuff — we need to start putting things in place.”