It's strange to think that the three quarterbacks that the Eagles had on their roster two seasons ago are now all starters in the NFL, albeit with differing levels of success in week one.
Donovan McNabb had a wormball of a weekend for the Vikings while Kevin Kolb made the Arizona Cardinals management feel a bit better about all of that cash they shelled out for him. Kolb was great over the weekend and on Monday was asked about his old team on the Scott Van Pelt Show.
"If we don’t win it, I want them to win it. I truly mean that. I
love those guys over there and I wish them the best except for Week 10
or 11, whenever it is that we play them."
Not exactly the same response you'd get from that guy on the Vikings, is it?
It's pretty clear that Kolb has maintained a great relationship with his former team, including the guy who took his job from him. Mike Vick did his weekly show on 94 WIP on Monday evening and talked about how he and Kolb are great friends and actually texted each other after Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers' crazy good performances on Thursday night's season opener. Vick said something along the lines of, "Now we gotta step it up," or something similar, noting that Kolb and Vick need to put up big outings on Sunday to stay at the top of the best quarterback conversation.
I'd say they succeeded in week one. And it's nice Kolb still thinks fondly of his old teammates.
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.