Here's how it goes: The long-suffering Adrian - the girl Rocky met
in the Kensington pet shop in the original - is dead. Rocky owns a
restaurant in South Philadelphia. He's pals with Adrian's brother
Paulie (Burt Young), but he's distant from his son, Rocky Jr. (played
by Milo Ventimiglia), who goes by Robert as he lives the yuppie life in
He's friendly with Marie - played by Geraldine Hughes - who was a kid in the first Rocky. She's a single mother living on the edge of poverty.
The world has changed, but Rocky hasn't.
The line from the article that is begging for riducule: "If 1976's Rocky was a story for the ages, Rocky Balboa is a story for the aging." I feel like Rocky Balboa is begging for the Internet to rip the new film, but I can't find it in me to make fun of Rocky. He ended the cold war single-handed for Christ's sake.
Here's to hoping the movie is decent and if all else fails it sure seems like they are doing a lot of the filming in Philly. There is a new photo up over at the Rocky blog, not nearly as exciting as the last one of Rocky in the ring.
About a year ago, while in Indianapolis for the combine, the Eagles cut veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans.
Ryans has finally found his next job ... as a coach.
The 32-year-old former linebacker has been named a defensive quality control coach on Kyle Shanahan's staff in San Francisco. Shanahan was on the Texans' staff for the first four years of Ryans' pro career. Niners defensive coordinator Robert Saleh was also on that Houston staff.
After the Eagles cut him last Feb. 24, Ryans was out of the league in 2016 after 10 NFL seasons. He played the first six years of his career in Houston, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler, before joining the Eagles through a trade in 2012.
While the Eagles cut Ryans after the 2015 season to save $3.5 million in cap space, they made a point to go out of their way to praise him on his way out. He was very well thought of in the locker room and throughout the building.
While Ryans played one season under Andy Reid, he quickly became a favorite of Chip Kelly, who frequently called Ryans the "Mufasa" of the Eagles' defense.
Kelly didn't forget about Ryans when he went to San Francisco to coach the 49ers for the 2016 season. In fact, in Kelly's questionnaire in the NFL's 2016 information guide, Kelly listed Ryans as a player who'd make a great head coach.
In the 2016 NFL Info guide, Chip Kelly named DeMeco Ryans as a player who would make a great HC. Now, he's on the next 49ers staff. pic.twitter.com/TGx0cfDr3c