Happy 40th Birthday, Eric Lindros

Happy 40th Birthday, Eric Lindros

Ah, to be born on of Feb. 28 or March 1 and not have to fake your birthday like those weird Feb. 29 kids. This guy knows what we're talking about.

Anyway, Happy 40th Birthday, Eric Lindros. The Big E is over the hill.

In honor of the occasion, SI's Extra Mustard crew has put together these eight pictures of a young Lindros mostly lounging around, save for when he's water skiing and receiving the Hart trophy.

Watching two-thirds of the Legion of Doom skate at Citizens Bank Park during last year's Winter Classic alumni game — on a line with Mark Recchi, no less — you can't deny there was a thought in your head, that even though they were playing a bunch of old dudes, "maybe these guys can still play."

Then again, it was good just to see that Lindros and the organization had buried the hatchet — and not in each other's foreheads. As two of his former defenseman said after the game:

“There was really no difference,” Desjardins said, of skating again with No. 88. “We just give him the puck, and he does the rest.”

“He looked happy,” Therien said. “He looked like something was put to bed.”

Good times.

Here's E nearly killing Andreas Dackell and a couple other videos for your enjoyment. Best part is him looking pissed off afterwards and basically telling the Ottawa bench to go F itself.

Favorite or least favorite Lindros memory? (Game 7 against the Devils we know, we know, we know, we know.)

Leave 'em below:





Another award: Carson Wentz named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

Another award: Carson Wentz named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

Three games into his NFL career, Carson Wentz might need a bigger trophy case.

The 23-year-old, who picked up his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Pittsburgh, has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.

Yes, Wentz's first NFL month was a special one.

The No. 2 pick from North Dakota State has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 769 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's the first rookie in NFL history to put up those numbers in the first three games of a career. And his 102 straight passing attempts without an interception is also a rookie record.

It's hard to believe that a little over a week before the season began, Wentz was scheduled to be the Eagles' third-string quarterback and have a redshirt year. That all changed when de facto GM Howie Roseman traded away starter Sam Bradford and the team decided to start the rookie.

While many thought the decision to start Wentz was the beginning of a long rebuilding year, the rookie has the Eagles off to a fast 3-0 start. Wentz has played very well, but has also been aided by a stout defense, led by NFC Defensive Player of the Month Fletcher Cox.

This week, Wentz is spending some time hunting while the Eagles are on their bye week. He bagged another trophy on Thursday.

The team will be back in action on Oct. 9 in Detroit to face the Lions.

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Watch: Joel Embiid can't get over how much he trusts the process

Watch: Joel Embiid can't get over how much he trusts the process

Joel Embiid really trusts the process. 

And he'll tell you as much over and over.

In fact, JoJo said it so much yesterdady that he was cracking himself up about just how much he trusts the process.

By most accounts, Joel was a bit rusty in the first couple of practices to kick off training camp, but, you know, you've just got to trust the process.

And he does. Trust the process.