Enrico to the 2 day DL; Eagles goof; Chunky

Enrico to the 2 day DL; Eagles goof; Chunky

That's me.  I am going to be busy for the next few days.  So you may or may not hear from me.  Feel free to leave comments making fun of the Phillies, or Terrell Owens, or me.

Eagles News:

Donovan thinks they can win without TO: ESPN Article

"I feel that if he plays or not, we definitely have a chance of making
it to the Super Bowl and winning it," McNabb said Wednesday, one day
after owner Jeffery Lurie said the team won't redo Owens' contract.
"That's nothing against T.O. and it's nothing against anybody else. I
just feel confident in the guys
that we have. With T.O., I think we can do a lot of great things.
Without him, I still think we can do a lot of good things."

There is a memo from the NFL that the Eagles violated rules in conflict to the NFL's schedule, which means they will lose a week of summer practice time.  This means one thing, Terrell Owens will get paid for that week, even though he wasn't even going to be here anyway.


Donovan is back to his soup eating habits from Eagles.com:

The shooting occupied three days - one at Giants Stadium in East
Rutherford, N.J. and two in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field.
The end result will be five new Campbell's Chunky Soup commercials -
three 30-second spots and two 15-second commercials - and the stars
will be the McNabb Family. Donovan, a veteran of five years of
Cambell's Soup commercials, his mother, Wilma, in her fourth year of
Cambell's Soup commercials and the rookie, father Sam.

Feel free to send all cans of Chunky Soup to Terrell Owens or myself.

Nerlens Noel to undergo minor surgery on left knee

Nerlens Noel to undergo minor surgery on left knee

The Sixers on Friday announced that center Nerlens Noel will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his left knee to address an inflamed plica. 

Noel appeared in the Sixers' first preaseason game, but has been sidelined since Oct. 6 because of a left groin strain. 

While undergoing treatment, Noel reported left knee soreness, which led to the discovery of the inflamed plica.

Noel's status for the season opener on Oct. 26 was already in question, and knee surgery should officially rule him out. There is no timetable for his return.

No surgery for Bayless
The Sixers also announced that Jerryd Bayless' left wrist ligament injury will not require surgery.

Bayless, who has been a limited participant in training camp, will be reevaluated in two weeks.

Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel among Bovada's favorites to be traded this season

Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel among Bovada's favorites to be traded this season

The logam at the center position has dominated talk surrounding the Sixers as they approach the start of the 2016-17 season.

While a trade has yet to be made, Bovada believes there's a good chance two of the team's three young centers won't be in Philadelphia by season's end. 

Bovada released their NBA player props for the upcoming NBA season Tuesday, listing Nerlens Noel (5/7) and Jahlil Okafor (8/5) as two of the league's favorites to be dealt before February's trade deadline. On the other hand, Noel's odds to not be dealt are even, while Okafor's odds to remain a Sixer past this season are 4/9.

Kings swingman Rudy Gay was between Noel and Okafor with the second-best odds to be traded at 5/9. Gay's teammate DeMarcus Cousins had the fourth-best odds at 3/1. 

Bovada's over/under player props featured bets involving six different Sixers. Joel Embiid's rookie stat line was set at 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. In five preseason games, Embiid has averaged 11.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in just 14.4 minutes of action. If his limited preseason action is any indication, Embiid could certainly reach Bovada's averages once his minutes restriction comes off. 

Here are the rest of the Sixers' over/under prop bets: 

  • Jahlil Okafor: 15 points, 6.5 rebounds
  • Nerlens Noel: 9.5 points, 7.5 rebounds
  • Gerald Henderson: 10.5 points
  • Robert Covington: 12.5 points
  • Dario Saric: 5.0 rebounds