Chris Paul And Dean Ween Meet in Philly

Chris Paul And Dean Ween Meet in Philly

Ween played a show in Nashville on their tour last year and we're told the owner of the New Orleans Hornets showed up with his son to enjoy some Chocolate and Cheese. Being that my brother is fishing buddies with Deaner, I got a first hand report from the Ween guitarist that after hanging out and enjoying a few cold ones back in Nashville, Deaner got an open invite to come watch the Hornets play sometime. Well, New Orleans was in town to play the Sixers on Monday night and Deaner did, in fact, get the rockstar treatment down at the Wachovia Center.

For those unfamiliar, Dean is a huge Philly sports fan. The orange and black are his favorite team to watch but like many of us, he's just a big sports guy.

Two minutes after pulling up to the player's entrance and being surrounded by Escalades and Bentleys, Dean found himself sitting next to Peja Stojakovic and Tyson Chandler in the visitor's locker room. Five minutes after that, he was on the court tossing Peja loose balls as the sniper practiced from beyond the arc.

Unfortunately for us, the Sixers lost but Deaner said the obvious highlight of the night was getting to meet former Rookie of the Year, All Star, and Olympic gold medalist, Chris Paul. He says that CP3 is a "super friendly dude."

The NBA: where rockstars being smitten by Chris Paul happens.

>>Previously: Surf Fishing With Dean Ween [The700Level]

Union emotional after Maurice Edu's season-ending injury

Union emotional after Maurice Edu's season-ending injury

CHESTER, Pa. — On the eve of his comeback after missing nearly 13 months with a left tibia stress fracture and other related injuries, Union midfielder Maurice Edu fractured his left fibula on Saturday, keeping him out for the 2016 playoffs and beyond.

“I was trying to take the shot on goal and my foot got stuck in the turf,” Edu said Sunday, in his blue Union-issued suit and supported by crutches. “My ankle rolled and twisted and it kind of snapped a little bit. I heard it crack, and a lot of pain from there. I got a scan afterward, and there was a break.”

There's no timetable his return.

Edu, 30, has spent over a calendar year fighting various injuries that have kept him out of game action. His trouble began on Sept. 30, 2015, when he played through the U.S. Open Cup final with a partially torn groin and sports hernia. It was during Edu’s recovery from those injuries that he developed a stress fracture.

"A little bit frustration. A lot of frustration, to be honest," he said. "But all I can do now is get back to work, focus on the positives and make sure that my situation isn’t a distraction from the team."

Edu’s teammates were equally devastated by the news. Edu, the Union captain when healthy, is popular and well-respected in the locker room.

"I feel so bad for him," said Alejandro Bedoya, who wore a dedication to Edu under his jersey on Sunday. "He’s one of my good friends, so I was looking forward to playing alongside him. I know how hard he’s worked to get back, and to see him go out like that, it’s heartbreaking. I’m sad for his loss and I hope he stays strong."

Edu, who has been with the Union since 2014, returned to training in July and played three conditioning appearances with the Union’s USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC. He was on the bench for the Union’s last three games and was set to make his first appearance in over a year against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, a game the Union eventually lost, 2-0 (see game story).

"We’re gutted for Mo," Union manager Jim Curtin said. "He was slated to start today. It’s real upsetting because he’s worked so hard to get back on the field. It’s been a tough 2016 for him, but I know he’ll come back stronger."

While he was visibly shaken by recent injury, Edu is driven to return.

"What happened, happened," Edu said. "I have no control over that. The only thing I do have control over is my next steps from here, how I prepare myself mentally and emotionally and how I continue to support this group."

Watch: Malcolm Jenkins saves Jon Dorenbos, who can't work his magic with bow tie

Watch: Malcolm Jenkins saves Jon Dorenbos, who can't work his magic with bow tie

The magician himself needed help on this one.

His bow tie.

Hey, this is what teammates are for, right?

On Monday night, Eagles longsnapper and NBC's America's Got Talent star Jon Dorenbos emceed safety Malcolm Jenkins' third annual Blitz, Bow Ties and Bourbon charity event, which raises money for Philadelphia's youth and underserved communities.

Dorenbos, quite the wizard with his hands and card tricks, couldn't solve the bow tie.

“I had no clue,” Dorenbos said in an interview with CSN's John Clark. "In fact, this is the first bow tie I’ve ever worn.”

Jenkins had his back. Watch the Eagles' leader go to work and save Dorenbos in the video above.