Preseason Football Plus Minor League Baseball

Preseason Football Plus Minor League Baseball

File this one under promotions we can actually get behind. You want to watch some of the Eagles final preseason game next Thursday against the Jets, but you don't want to pay as close attention to the entire game as you would for a regular season game, so why not throw in a minor league baseball game as well?

From the Camden Riversharks:

‘Are you a Riversharks fan and an Eagles fan who can't decide which
game to watch on September 1st? Fear not friends, the Riversharks have
your solution!

On September 1st,  the Riversharks are
hosting an Eagles Party vs. the New York Jets in their air-conditioned
Diamond Café suite to celebrate the end of the Eagles pre-season. 
 There will be a big screen TV set up for fans to enjoy Thursday Night
football during the Riversharks 7:05pm game vs. the Lancaster
Barnstormers.  For only $22 fans can enjoy a ticket to the Riversharks
game, an all-you-can-eat wings buffet, and $1 beers for two hours in our
Diamond Café to watch the Eagles game.

All you can eat wings and $1 beers for 2 hours plus a minor league game in a suite? Not bad.

Group code "GoBirds" at Riversharks.com

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

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.

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

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.