Plaxico Burress Has Nice Choice in Headwear, Vegas Loves Him in Philly

Plaxico Burress Has Nice Choice in Headwear, Vegas Loves Him in Philly

Yes, for some strange reason, Plaxico Burress was wearing a retro Phillies cap when he left prison on Monday morning. Did he win the hat in a inter-prison poker game? Not likely.

My bet? That intrepid agent of his, Drew Rosenhaus, thought his client wearing a cap of a team from Philadelphia would garner a bit of media attention. Not bad, Rosenhaus. You win.

What goes on in Rosenhaus' head is unclear exactly, but for some reason everyone seems to think Philly is a favorite to land Burress' services. While it seems like a bizarre move given the Eagles currently very solid receiving corp, Vegas loves Burress to the Eagles.

The odds, courtesy of Bodog, of where Burress will end up.

Who will sign Plaxico Burress?  

Philadelphia Eagles                    3/2

New York Jets                           3/1

St. Louis Rams                          11/2

Washington Redskins                15/2

Minnesota Vikings                     15/2

Pittsburgh Steelers                    10/1

Chicago Bears                           12/1

New York Giants                        12/1

Cleveland Browns                       15/1

Oakland Raiders                        15/1

Your thoughts?

Report: Sixers finalizing trade to send Ilyasova to Hawks for Spiltter, 2nd-round picks

Report: Sixers finalizing trade to send Ilyasova to Hawks for Spiltter, 2nd-round picks

The Sixers are trading a frontcourt player before the deadline … just not the one people expected.

According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers are finalizing a trade to send Ersan Ilyasova to the Atlanta Hawks for center Tiago Splitter and two second-round picks.

Ilyasova, acquired from Oklahoma City on Nov. 1, has averaged 14.3 points and 5.9 rebounds this season. However, he has struggled lately, shooting just 30.9 percent from the field over the last five games before the All-Star break.

The move also allows Sixers rookie Dario Saric to receive even more playing time and experience as the team heads down the home stretch of the regular season.

Joel Embiid is the Joel Embiid of trash talking

Joel Embiid is the Joel Embiid of trash talking

Joel Embiid was back in the gym on Wednesday afternoon after enjoying his All-Star break down in New Orleans and appears like he's ready to get back out on the court this weekend.

“I hope that they’re going let me play,” Embiid said after practice on Wednesday. “I feel great. I want to play. If it was my decision, I’d be playing.”

The team doctor's aren't so sure. Joel is currently listed as doubtful for both of the Sixers games this weekend.

But that didn't stop JoJo from talking some smack with one of his favorite teammates, Dario Saric, while battling in a little one-on-one after practice.

Embiid was seen by reporters using some colorful language directed in Saric's direction, screaming "you can't ****-ing guard me!" while the two went at it.

The chatter didn't stop there. Embiid was later asked about the one-on-one and unleashed a little more on Dario.

"He don't like playing me," Embiid said. "He never wins and he doesn't handle me talking trash to him. I would love to play against him all the time because that gives me a lot of confidence beating him every day."

"It's fun playing against him. We both like to compete."

"That's my guy," he added.

And Sixers fans love them both. Let's just hope to see more of them teaming up in actual games soon.