Chunky Soup Has Same Effects As LSD

Chunky Soup Has Same Effects As LSD

I'm your typical average white guy, so maybe I have no idea what I am talking about, but wtf is Donovan saying?  Black-on-black crime?  Go to ESPN's piece here and watch Donovan talk to Michael Smith.

"It was definitely a slap in the face to me. Because as deep as
people won't go into it, it was [a] black-on-black crime.
I mean, you
have a guy that has been criticized just about all his career and now
the last criticism is that I'm selling out because I don't run anymore,
by an African-American [J. Whyatt Mondesire, the NAACP chapter
president who ripped McNabb in a column that appeared in the
Philadelphia Sun].

"And to say if we had Brett Favre,
that could mean that if you had another quarterback of a different
decent or ethnic background, we could be winning. That's something I
thought about and said, 'Wow.' It's different to say if we had Michael Vick, Daunte Culpepper, Steve McNair, Aaron Brooks, Byron Leftwich. But to go straight to Brett Favre, that slapped me in the face, like what I've done and what I set out to do…"

To be honest, I didn't think once about the fact that Brett Favre was white.  Michael Irvin was the guy who brought up Brett Favre in the first place.  T.O. just took the bait and ran his mouth with it.

I can't believe we are still talking about the rift between Terrell and Donovan.  I've had Donovan's back through all of this, but I don't understand why he is lashing out against Owens now?  Why didn't he deal with this when in first came up?  Shouldn't we have moved on from all of this bull shit drama?

What motives did Donovan think Terrell had behind his actions?

"It was money and power. Obviously, with the whole money situation I
have no control over that. That's between that individual and the
organization. And the whole power situation of being the face of the
team or the recognizable guy -- if it's that he was trying to outdo me
or outdo the organization, whatever -- that's what I felt led to what's
been going on.

You can't argue with that really.  If we've learned anything through all this, if history has taught us anything, it's that you can kill anyone it's that Terrell has huge ego issues and personality flaws.  He doesn't think like the rest of us.

Who knew it all started in a 27-6 win over the Giants in 2004?  It's some interesting stuff, but perhaps the line T.O. will hate to read the most is when Donovan says, "I brought you here for a reason, for people to understand the chemistry
that we have and the things we can do, which will lead us to winning a
Super Bowl.'"

My take: I'm not giving up on Donovan, after all it's in Donovan we trust, right?  Terrell Owens is certifiable, but why is Donovan firing back now?  And what good will it do?  Why now?  I'm sticking with Donovan; fickle Philly fans forget he was off to an MVP caliber season this year before getting injured.  He's taken a whole lot of unwarranted criticism over the years, more than any athlete I can think of.

The bottom line: Donovan's feelings are hurt.  I just hope he can get over it and get the Birds to Miami.

 

 

In cruel twist, former Eagle Byron Maxwell one of NFL's top corners now

In cruel twist, former Eagle Byron Maxwell one of NFL's top corners now

Remember how excited you were when the Eagles signed Byron Maxwell to a huge free-agent contract in 2015? Remember how much more excited you were this past April when the team traded Maxwell and Kiko Alonso to the Dolphins to move up five spots in the first round of the NFL draft?

Well, as it turns out, Maxwell may not have been the dog most everybody in Philadelphia seemed to think he was. At least, the sixth-year veteran is having a good enough season in Miami to boast without a hint of irony that he's the best cornerback in the league, and smart writer-types like Armando Salguero for the Miami Herald are actually buying it.

Maxwell's performance this season has him so filled with confidence, he's going right after Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson for an imaginary title.

“Man, listen, if he wants to say that, he can say that. I’m pretty sure he believes that,” Maxwell said of Peterson being the best. “Just like I believe I’m the best.

“Nothing against him, he is a great cornerback. The answer depends on who you ask.”

The answer might depend who you ask, but pretty sure the only people who would respond with "Byron Maxwell" are Maxwell himself and maybe a few people in his family. I'm not even sure Maxwell's own mother would proclaim him the best corner in the NFL.

This isn't just Philly picking a bone with Maxwell either, a free-agent bust who the team couldn't wait to unload this offseason. While his attitude was questionable and he had little chance of ever living up to the six-year contract worth $63 million the Eagles gave him in the offseason, Maxwell actually got a little bit of unfair shake here. He made terrible first and last impressions, but was okay in between.

Whether he's one of the best corners in the NFL or not though, it turns out the Eagles probably could've used him this year. Leodis McKelvin is terrible, Nolan Carroll isn't much better, Ron Brooks is on injured reserve and the defense has had to ask way too much of seventh-round draft pick Jalen Mills.

It's just another example of how the Eagles improperly prepared at the position heading into this season. Trading Maxwell and then Eric Rowe to the Patriots as well — two players that accounted for 19 starts in 2015 — left the club little room for error with regard to how they filled those jobs.

The sad thing is, both Maxwell and Rowe are probably better than anything the Eagles have, and Maxwell in particular gets to go around bragging about how he's the best in the league. It's a gut punch to be certain, and amid an Eagles season increasingly filled with them.

Eagles Injury Update: Eagles hurting at wideout vs. Washington

Eagles Injury Update: Eagles hurting at wideout vs. Washington

The Eagles are a little banged up at their skill positions heading into Sunday’s game against Washington at the Linc. 

Jordan Matthews (ankle), Ryan Mathews (knee) and Dorial Green-Beckham (abdomen) are all listed as questionable. 

Right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) is the only player who has been ruled out. 

Ryan Mathews, who has missed the past two games with an MCL sprain, was a full participant on both Wednesday and Thursday. “Today, we’re going to back [Mathews] down just a touch, so we can keep him ready to go for Sunday,” head coach Doug Pederson said on Friday morning. 

Jordan Matthews missed the Bengals game after injuring his ankle against the Packers. It was the first missed game of his career. Matthews was a limited participant on Wednesday for precautionary reasons, according to Pederson. 

“[Matthews] was great on Thursday and no setbacks,” Pederson said. “He made it through practice. We look forward to having him a good day again today.”

It seems a little more likely that Matthews and Mathews will be able to play on Sunday than Green-Beckham. 

Green-Beckham, who hurt his mid-section during the loss to the Bengals, wasn't able to practice on Wednesday or Thursday. Still, earlier in the week, Pederson said he thought DGB would be able to play this weekend. 

“He’s still on that path,” Pederson said Friday. “He worked yesterday a little bit. It’s still sore. I want to see where he’s going to be today before making a full decision on him. I don’t want to risk having a guy out there that’s not 100 percent.”

With Green-Beckham and Matthews banged up, it looks like the Eagles will go into this game with just three fully healthy wide receivers – Nelson Agholor, Bryce Treggs and Paul Turner.

Pederson said there’s no immediate plan to sign another receiver to the 53-man roster. 

So what’s the plan at wideout? The same thing the Eagles did last week. 

“Well, I’ll probably lean more on the tight ends,” Pederson said. “Trey [Burton] has kind of taken that role the last couple of weeks. Trey Burton and Zach [Ertz] and Brent [Celek]. That’d be the direction we’d go.”