Ryan Moats Doesn't Mess Around

Ryan Moats Doesn't Mess Around

The new blog setup over at the Eagles official website seems like it may bring quality entertainment to us even while the team may stink.  There is a blog by Kendra Wilkinson who is a playboy bunny, a blog by many of the Eagles cheerleaders, and a blog by Eagles rookie running back Ryan Moats among many other fan blogs.  From time to time I will post some excerpt of their blogs here for your entertainment.

I like Ryan Moats, despite his poor play last week, but I don't really grasp his blog thing on the Eagles website.  His most recent post today was about his fiance.

My whole life I never did the playing around thing with women. I always
wanted to find a lady who was on the same page with me and wanted the
same things I did. In college, it's hard to find that type of woman
because everyone wants to party. I really wasn't into that. She was the
only one I knew who was real concentrated on her work and knew what she
wanted. She's very independent.

It was just plain to see, if
this didn't work I wasn't going to get married. I don't see this not
working because we work at it. We don't like each other somedays. But
at the end of the day, I always come to my senses. That's part of love
I guess. Sometimes you don't like 'em, sometimes you do. She's very
responsible, a great worker. That's the type of partner I want. When we
try to make a life together, I don't want to have to do all of the work
like worrying about bills while my wife does the luxury thing. She
works just as hard as I do.

Okay, cool.  The guy found a woman that he loves and is going to get married, that's great man, good work Mr. Moats.  Is this what the future of sports teams on the Internet will be like?  We get to hear about the love lives of some of our teams players?  Can we sign Chris Webber or Terrell Owens up for one of these blogs?

The weirdest part of Moats most recent post was his proposal technique, not exactly Rico Suave:

What I did to propose was get her mad and started a fight that lasted
the whole week. I was being a jerk on purpose. She hung up on me that
week like four times. I got home and told her that I was being mean on
purpose. I got down on one knee and said since we get so mad at each
other let's do that marrying type of thang.

Ahh, "that marrying type of thang."  Congrats Mr. Moats to your new engagement and we want details about the honeymoon.

Fletcher Cox among Eagles not at OTAs; Doug Pederson updates position battles

Fletcher Cox among Eagles not at OTAs; Doug Pederson updates position battles

The Eagles had near-perfect attendance as they kicked off their Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Tuesday morning, but there were a few notable absences.

Fletcher Cox, Jason Peters and Donnie Jones are not with the team.

"Obviously as you guys know too, it's a voluntary offseason program," head coach Doug Pederson said. "I've been in touch with all three of those guys, so we've communicated for the reasons for them not being here. But no worries with them going forward."

This is the second year in a row that Cox has missed the start of OTAs. Last year, he was waiting on his big contract, which came after the minicamp in June.

Cox, who signed a mega contract less than a year ago, send out an Instagram story on Monday in Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles.

"The reason is satisfactory, but again it's a voluntary program," Pederson said. "I would love for everybody to be here. That's just me personally, I would love everybody to be here. But I know it's not always going to work out that way.

"Fletcher is one of the leaders on the football team and guys like that, you do expect to be here, but I get the rules, we abide by the rules and he's one of the guys too, at the end of the day, I'm gonna hang my hat on and go to war with."

As far as the guys who are with the Eagles this week, Pederson revealed some of the starters at positions in question (see OTA storylines).

Second-year guard Isaac Seumalo will begin OTAs as the team's starting left guard, taking Allen Barbre's place. Pederson did say Barbre is getting over a calf injury.

"This gives [Seumalo] an opportunity to work in there so we can get Allen," the head coach said. "Allen's a guy, as you guys know, one of those versatile offensive linemen who can play guard and tackle, so when we get Allen back we want to work him not just at guard but also at tackle."

Jason Kelce, who has been the center of plenty of rumors and whispers this offseason, is still going to take first-team reps at center, while Stefen Wisniewski and Seumalo will also get some reps at center.

And second-year player Jalen Mills and free agent pickup Patrick Robinson will start the camp running with the ones at corner (see players to watch at OTAs).

This first round of OTAs runs three days: May 23-25.

The Rockies Twitter account tweeted whole game in 'Rocky' quotes

The Rockies Twitter account tweeted whole game in 'Rocky' quotes

If you watched Monday night's Phillies loss at the hands of the Colorado Rockies, you probably weren't very entertained -- unless you're a Rockies fan.

But if you followed the game on Twitter and happen to follow the Rockies' account, you may have been slightly more entertained.

Slightly.

They tried something we haven't seen from an opposing team just yet. They tweeted throughout the game using only quotes from the Rocky movie franchise.

Now, you can debate how successful of a move this was but you have to at least give them some points for creativity. And it's not like this was a playoff game with high stakes. This was a relatively boring Monday night game in the middle of May.

You can read our recap of the Phillies' 8-1 loss right here. Or here's how the night transpired on Twitter: