I'm Just Watching for the Commercials

I'm Just Watching for the Commercials


That's not completely true.  I'm actually really excited to watch the Super Bowl this year.  The last game I really got into was the Eagles loss in New Orleans and Lord knows I was a mess watching that one.  This match up tonight is all fun with Bear v. Colt.  Plus, Billy Joel, Prince, and commercials.

We're going to be following along with a number of live blogs.  Deadspin, The Fanhouse, and Will Leitch over at CBS.  Maybe a few others.  I may also write whimsily, which I'm pretty sure isn't a word, about the game for the Fanhouse, like why ESPN had bowling on today.  And don't forget: Blogs make the Super Bowl awesome!

-Billy Joel sings the anthem.  FLY BY!  That dude once had children with Christie Brinkly.

-CBS got Deadspin's Will Leitch to blog for them today: "Look, it's Billy Joel. They brought him out a piano, which is good,
because it allows him to sit down. Honestly, he looks old enough to
start doing comedic commentary at the end of "60 Minutes" right now."

-Got sidetracked by some of Kathy's meatballs and rigatoni.  Devin Hester, eh?  No good commercials yet, but the Blockbuster mouse click made me chuckle.

-I think it's safe to say it's slippery in Miami.

-Football has taken a back seat to me writing about clowns.

-AOL already has some of the commercials up.

-All Prince needs is a guitar.  Awesome.  PURPLE RAIN PURPLE RAIN, I only wanted to see you underneath the purple rain.

SECOND HALF

-Breaking weather update: It's raining in Miami.

-5 point game with 13 minutes to play and I still can't decide who I want to win.  If anything, I think I'm pulling for Philly's own Marvin Harrison -- Roman Catholic grad.

-This game is pretty disappointing.  The commercials aren't even that great.  YouTube has some voting on the ads thing going on.

-Congrats to Marvin, Peyton, and Tony.  The only way this game could have been more exciting is if you happened to be a Colts fan.

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Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

If healthy, Ryan Howard is expected to start all three games in the Phillies' final series of the season Sept. 2-4 at home against the Mets.

He might also start the entire Braves series.

The Phillies' final six games are all against right-handed starting pitchers: Julio Teheran, Mike Foltynewicz and Josh Collmenter in Atlanta; Robert Gsellman, Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard with the Mets. That could mean six starts for Howard before his time with the Phillies expires.

Howard's batting average has been below .200 for practically the entire season, but he's been much better since the All-Star break, hitting .259/.325/.598 with 11 homers, five doubles and 25 RBIs in 123 plate appearances (see game notes). He went 0 for 6 in his last two starts but homered in each of his two previous starts to reach 23 for the third year in a row.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup Tuesday against Teheran:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, LF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P

Matt Kemp is out of the Braves' lineup.

1. Ender Inciarte, CF
2. Adonis Garcia, 3B
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Nick Markakis, RF
5. Tyler Flowers, C
6. Jace Peterson, 2B
7. Dansby Swanson, SS
8. Mallex Smith, LF
9. Julio Teheran, P

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Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman solidified his hold on Executive of the Year Tuesday when he re-signed guard Darrell Greene to the practice squad and released JaCorey Shepherd from the practice squad. Shepherd was signed on Wednesday when Greene was previously released.

The Eagles were undefeated with Shepherd on the practice squad this year.

But they're also undefeated with Greene on the practice squad.

Roseman did not return messages requesting comment about Shepherd's seven-day stint with the Eagles.

Once Roseman realized he had actually NOT signed Lito Sheppard, the deal was voided.

The Eagles don't play this coming weekend so we were hard-pressed for any actual news.