Football Friday: Terrell Owens Style

Football Friday: Terrell Owens Style

October 8th is only days away.  A Terrell Owens round up of sorts:

  • First off, over at the Fanhouse I wrote about the fact that FOX is putting in some precautionary measures to keep profanity and the like off of your airwaves.
  • Doctors: Terrell Owens Still A Threat To Go All The Way At Any Time [Onion Sports]
  • US Airways painted an entire plane in the Eagles colors complete with Eagles logo.
  • Owens says he never got McNabb's text, "I NVR GT NO TXT FRM 5!@!!!" [Fanhouse]
  • Howard Eskin played the clip from the "T.O. is Wack" video I first posted on Tuesday.  He did not mention where he found said video.
  • So you know how Donovan called T.O.'s last book a "children's book?"  Well T.O. is coming out with a children's book.  It's about little T learning how to share.  Holy Percocet you can't make this shit up! [Mercury News]
  • Observant reader Matt P. pointed out that Comcast Sportsnet played a snipit of the T.O. video on Wednesday and did in fact give mention of The 700 Level.
  • Westbrook is listed as questionable. [Philly]
  • T.O.'s official Myspace.
  • Check out Dallas radio's The Ticket 760 this morning to hear a handsome Eagles blogger discuss the Terrell Owens return.

Non Football linkage:

  • The Sixers played last night in Spain. [Yahoo Photos]
  • Flyers get shutout 4-0 to the Penguins in their season opener. [Philly]
  • The circus may be coming to town on Sunday, but the Zoo is jumping Arc [Philly]
  • The Phillies failed to make it to the post season, but that doesn't stop the Beerleaguer from getting all dressed up. [Beerleaguer]
  • Glad to see the Phillies fans over at the Good Phight are keeping things pessimistic. [The Good Phight]

Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

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Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati


CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half, rallying No. 20 Cincinnati to its ninth straight win, 81-74 over Temple on Wednesday night.

The Bearcats (16-2, 6-0 American Athletic) trailed by six points before Washington made two one-handed shots during a decisive 17-5 run that put them ahead to stay. Cincinnati led by as many as 13 points.

The Bearcats extended their best winning streak in three seasons and completed a series sweep of the Owls (10-10, 1-6), who were sloppy with the ball.

Troy Caupain had 18 points for the Bearcats, including seven free throws in the closing minutes.

Shizz Alston, Jr., led Temple with 25 points for the second game in a row, matching his career high.

Obi Enechionyia made a 3-pointer, a dunk and a 15-foot jumper as Temple opened a six-point lead at the start of the second half, its biggest of the game. Washington then led the decisive run by scoring on two shots near the basket.

Big picture
Temple: The Owls have been prone to bad first halves, but that wasn't the case this time. They led 28-26 at the break despite having nine turnovers and no offensive rebounds.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have won their last 19 home games, their longest such streak since taking 19 in a row from March 2, 2013 through Feb. 15, 2014. Their last home loss was 77-70 to Temple in their league opener last season.

Poll implications
A ragged win over a struggling Temple team won't much help the Bearcats. They don't play a currently ranked team until next week, when they host crosstown rival Xavier, which is ranked No. 22.

Up next
The Owls have a week off before hosting Memphis next Wednesday. They split their series last season, with each team winning at home.

The Bearcats play at Tulane on Saturday. They beat Tulane 92-56 at home on Jan. 1.

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

He’s on fire.

Ever wonder what it would be like to play NBA Jam with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons? Well now you can.

Thanks to a roster update, spotted by Kotaku, you can now have the fun of matching up Embiid with Simmons, or Embiid with Nerlens Noel or even the more daring combination of Jahlil Okafor with Noel.

Here’s what the player ratings look like for all of the aforementioned players in this reboot of one of the more popular games in the early-90s.

In addition to current NBA rosters, the game also gives you the ability to play with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Kanye West, and yes, even Harambe.

So fire up your computer and match up your favorite two Sixers, or politicians.