Of all the photos coming out of Super Bowl week -- Brent Celek at the Playboy party, Donovan and Terrell at the club -- this shot of DeSean Jackson being treated like a lab rat is, obviously, the strangest.
My friend and former colleague Will Brinson over at FanHouse competed against the Eagles stud receiver in some sort of bicycle endurance test put on by Gatorade. (Or something, I'm still not clear on what they did on those bikes.) All cycling aside, Brinson had a nice conversation with Jackson about all things Eagles.
I cherry picked this quote from Jackson in which he talks about heart.
WB: It seems like people are
always trying to question shorter athletes -- not that you're short or
anything -- but has that always been a really motivating factor?
DJ: Yeah, the biggest thing in
football, in my eyes, is heart. A lot of guys are big, some guys are
small and it doesn't really matter at the end of the day if you go out
there and put a lot of heart into it and do what you need to do. So
that's always been my thing: always wanting to be the toughest little
guy and play like I'm 6'8" or whatever.
Somehow, if DeSean was 6'8'' I don't think he'd be quite as quick.
Mr. Brinson also name dropped us to DJacc but sadly it didn't sound like Mr. Jackson reads too many blogs. He's too busy spending all of his time trying to come up with the perfect tweet.
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On Friday, Sixers fans got some bad news when the team revealed that No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
The Sixers didn't give a timetable for his return, saying that they were reviewing treatment options for the 6-foot-10 point-forward.
As a guest on CSNPhilly's Sportsnet Central, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Schwartz gave a little insight into Simmons' injury. Schwartz is not treating Simmons, but has dealt with similar injuries. Schwartz believes the prognosis is good for the Sixers' rookie.
"The big question is where the exact location of this fracture is," Schwartz said. "That will dictate the prognosis and the treatment. If it's at the base of the fifth metatarsal, it's usually a non-surgical treatment. It's usually a cast/boot for six to eight weeks and return to play somewhere around eight weeks."
That would be great news considering Sixers fans didn't get to see Nerlens Noel the year he was drafted and are still awaiting the debut of 2014 draft pick Joel Embiid.
Schwartz warns that the injury could be something known as a Jones fracture, which would likely require surgery and the recovery could be three to four months. The prognosis would still be good, according to Schwartz, but other NBA players have had lengthy recoveries with a similar injury.
"The prognosis is still good, but we know that Kevin Durant had a Jones fracture and he was out for an entire season because of it not healing," Schwartz said. "But the prognosis is good, however, the question is whether it's going to require surgery or not."
For more from Schwartz on Simmons' injury and possible timetable, check out the video above.
HANOVER, N.H. -- Alek Torgersen threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more scores as Pennsylvania rolled to a 37-24 victory over Dartmouth in the Ivy League opener for both teams on Friday night.
Torgersen finished with 188 yards passing, and bounced back from having his 17-game TD-passing streak snapped in a 31-17 loss at Fordham last week. He capped the Quakers' opening drive with a 28-yard scoring strike to Christian Pearson. Torgersen also bullied in from the 4 and 3-yard lines to help stretch Penn's lead to 35-10 late in the third quarter.
Tre Solomon ran for 107 yards on 29 carries and had scoring runs of 1 and 7 yards for Penn (1-2, 1-0).
Jack Heneghan was 27 of 43 for 289 yards passing, and threw two touchdown passes late in the fourth quarter to lead Dartmouth (2-1, 0-1).
It was second-year Penn coach Ray Priore's first win against Dartmouth.