A lot of talk lately has been about who needs to step up in TOs absence. I always thought Freddie was capable of more than what he was doing on the field. He was frustrated some through out the season due to the lack of balls being thrown his way, but he kept it relatively to himself. Some people hate the guy for putting on the belt as "The People's Champ" but I think it is a pretty orignial move and love when he does it.
The Eagle's website has a Q&A with Freddie which talks about his world travel, partying in Brazil, Mariah Carey, and even being on CSI.
Freddie has made the two most memorable catches in all of Donovan McNabb's career: the epic 4th and 26th catch against Green Bay in last years Divisional Playoff and this years amazing 14 second scramble by Donovan to launch a bomb which Freddie caught in stride. The 14 second scramble is up for play of the year which you can vote for on Nfl.com.
Obviously Donovan needs to have a good game and Westbrook is expected to produce like he can, I think the key players who will step up are Freddie Mitch and L.J. Smith. L.J. has been battling some injuries lately and was kept out of mondays practice, so I think Minnesota's LBs will allow him to get down the middle of the field.
Our worst fear is to see the Eagles come out on Sunday and be flat, but I believe Andy will have the offense clicking and we will silence many of the Eagles-are-dead-without-TO people.
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.
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.