Here are a few fun facts about Chris Ferguson, the Philly native in the commander seat of the NASA Atlantis mission that just left off for space a couple of minutes ago: "But Ferguson won’t be the only Philadelpian aboard the craft. He’s
bringing another local icon with him: Tastykakes. Last ride, Ferguson
brought along a Chase Utley jersey. So even though he’ll be lightyears
away from the City of Brotherly Love, he’ll have an (edible, this time)
memento or two to remind of home."
He's also a four for four guy, from an Interview with Drexel University, his alma matter:
How often do you get back to Philly and do you still consider it your hometown?
get back at least once a year and yes, still consider it my hometown.
My wife, Sandy and I both have a lot of family attachment to the
area.Try as I may, I simply can’t split my allegiance to the Phillies,
Eagles, Flyers, Sixers….and cheese steaks.
Philly Connection: Philadelphia Native To Command Last Space Shuttle
Mission, Bring Along A Tastykake Or Two For Good Measure [uwishunu]
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The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract.
Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.
In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015.
Thomas (6-5, 315 pound) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing agains the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016.
In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries.
Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.
Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.
Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.
"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.
Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.
It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.