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.

CHUNKY SOUP

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.

Topps cover man Claude Giroux answers U.S.-Canada questions

Topps cover man Claude Giroux answers U.S.-Canada questions

Claude Giroux spent Friday signing virtual autographs as the cover athlete for Topps NHL Skate 2017, a new onilne digital trading card game. Remember when trading cards came in a bubble gum pack? 

After the event, Giroux sat down with CSN's Michael Barkann on Philly Sports Talk for a game of “Who Does It Better: Canada or the United States?”

The game started off with a few easy softball questions, with Giroux picking the NFL over the Candian Football League. Then it got a little tougher, as Giroux chose Canadian hockey over U.S. hockey.

Despite talents like Drake and Shania Twain, Giroux went with the U.S. over Canada in music, and also chose American bacon over Canadian bacon.

Eventually, Barkann asked Giroux which beer he preffered.

“I don’t drink beer," Giroux responded.

Really? What Canadian doesn't like beer?

As he started to get up out of his seat after the interview, Giroux showed his true colors. “I love beer. I love beer,” he said.

Check out the video above to see the full game. 

Wayne Gretzky defends Connor McDavid's outburst over Brandon Manning

Wayne Gretzky defends Connor McDavid's outburst over Brandon Manning

PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the primary target of opponents over his Hall of Fame career, Wayne Gretzky can certainly empathize with the frustration of Oilers star Connor McDavid.

McDavid and Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning jostled all evening long in a 6-5 Edmonton loss. McDavid denounced the tactics of his opponent after the game, claiming Manning intentionally injured him last season; McDavid missed 37 games with a broken collarbone.

"I guess we can put the whole 'if he did it' thing to rest because what he said out there kind of confirmed that," said McDavid, who taunted Manning after scoring the second goal in the Oilers' loss.

"I think anybody who knows me or who has played with or against me along the road here, knows that I am not that kind of player," Manning said, according to a statement released by the Flyers. "I am not out there intentionally trying to hurt people. I'm a guy who plays the game hard and I take pride in that."

Gretzky didn't mind seeing that fire in McDavid, saying competitiveness is part of what makes the great ones great. And he said the targeting comes with the territory of being a superstar. It was something he and Mario Lemieux dealt with, too.

"And Connor, he's going to get tested every night, but this is not new for him," Gretzky said Friday at the NHL board of governors meetings. "He's been tested since he was a kid and then playing junior hockey and now in the NHL and he's always responded and done his part."