Reggie White Tribute

Reggie White Tribute

For those of you who don't frequent the Philadelphia Eagles official site, they have been doing a rather nice job with their content for the Reggie White tribute in coordination with all of the festivities going on tonight.  Reggie's number is officially being retired at tonight's game against the Seatle Seahawks.  There are video interviews with Merrill Reese, Garry Cobb, Andy Reid, Chris Berman as well as testimonials by Clyde Simmons, Keith Byars, Mike Pitts, Mike Golic.  There is a four part video real that is definitely worth checking out for any Eagles fan.

Last week while browsing the Eagles site, I was thinking back on my memories of Reggie.  I remembered when I was maybe 10 so I drew or painted a picture of one of Reggie's football cards I had.  I remember thinking to myself what a great job I had done and being really happy with my work.  Last week I went into the attic where my parents still have amazing amounts of old stuff in search of the drawing.  This was like looking for a needle in a haystack.  I unfortunately did not find the drawing.  I did find a painting I made of Shaq's locker with his jersey from the Orlando Magic and I even dated it '93.  In my search, I found some great football/baseball/basketball cards.  In a pile of random basketball cards (I think it was mostly Stadium Club) I came across, miraculously, the card I think I tried to replicate when I was 10 or so.  I believe it is Reggie's Topps rookie card.  What are the odds that I would have found this among thousands of cards?  I took a picture of the card next to Scott's starting lineup of Reggie.  That is my tribute to the late great Reggie White.

My camera's batteries are perpetually dead, so I had to use my crappy cellphone camera.

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

In case you haven’t heard, the Sixers traded big man Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks before Thursday's deadline (see story).

While Noel's former teammates were saddened by the trade, including Joel Embiid, the rookie big man is already looking forward to squaring off against his friend.

The Sixers face Noel and the Mavericks on March 17 at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

BOX SCORE

Jackson Kent and Tom Vodanovich combined to score 31 points and James Madison held off Drexel late to secure a 70-64 victory Thursday night.

The game could be a preview of a first-round match-up in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. With one game left in the regular season, James Madison (9-21, 7-10) is the No. 7 seed and Drexel (9-21, 3-14) has locked up the No. 10 seed. Those seeds meet in the first round, with the winner facing the No. 2 seed in the second round.

Sammy Mojica hit a 3-pointer with :32 left to get the Dragons within four, 66-62, but Shakir Brown and Joey McLean each hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

Kent hit 6 of 11 from the floor and tallied 16 points with eight rebounds to lead the Dukes. Vodanovich added 15 points.

Kurk Lee and Mojica both scored 18 points off the Dragons' bench.