A Weekend in South Philly Part 1

A Weekend in South Philly Part 1

In a 24 hour period over the weekend I was in all 3 of the major venues in South Philly.  I got hooked up with a ticket to watch the Eagles preseason home opener Friday night and went to the And1 Mixtape Tour at the Wachovia Center followed by sitting on the field at Citizen's Bank Park rocking it out to Jimmy Buffett on Saturday night.

I was at the Linc with perfect seats at the 45 yard line, Eagles' side, the perfect spot to see Terrell Owens catch a great pass from Donovan Mcnabb on the opening play; unfortunately, I was buying a beer.  Horrible.  I heard the cheers at least.  This seems to happen to me a lot.   The game in which Jim Thome hit his 400th home run last season, I was walking through the turnstile when the crowd erupted.

So Terrell was never really booed.  He never gave the fans a chance to do so.  Who would have thought he would take the first play of the game for six?  Not surprisingly, Donovan and T.O. showed no sign of celebration together.  Donovan was looking out for T.O. when he got tackled in a questionable horse-collar tackle.

The Eagles looked tremendous in the first half and gave the fans a lot to be excited about this year.  Donovan hit three different receivers for a TD including a nice effort by rookie Reggie Brown.  Cinci's offense was completely shutdown by a great showing from the Eagles.

To continue with all things Owens, T.O. was excused from today's Eagle's carnival

Posts about And1 and Jimmy Buffett at Citizen's Bank Park coming later.  Phone cam pic after the jump.


Report: Kings called Flyers about bad goalie Steve Mason

Report: Kings called Flyers about bad goalie Steve Mason

Dealing with injuries in their crease, the Los Angeles Kings called the Flyers to check in on the availability of bad goalie Steve Mason, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Kings starter and otherwise really good goalie Jonathan Quick is out up to three months with a groin injury, while backup Jeff Zatkoff is currently on injured reserve with a groin injury too.

Before eventually brining in former Predators and Coyotes goaltender Anders Lindbach, Los Angeles called around the league to see if any teams might be able to help them find a replacement for Quick. Mason was one of the potential candidates, Friedman said, but Mason's $4.1 million cap hit couldn't fit into their cap situation. Plus, the Flyers don't have any cap flexibility, either.

Mason is 4-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in six games this season.

Sixers fan ejected for flipping Russell Westbrook the double bird

Sixers fan ejected for flipping Russell Westbrook the double bird

Get this guy season tickets! (Just kidding, we don't endorse this kind of behavior and almost don't find it funny at all)

A man who if you were kind of drunk could almost look like Larry Bird's second cousin was ejected from the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night for showing a bit of negative emotion directed at Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.

Kids, if you're reading at home, stop....

earmuffs ** He flipped him the double bird ** earmuffs

The fan was later removed from his seat and probably told to act like a decent human.