Jesus Says It's Only Tuesday

Jesus Says It's Only Tuesday

What to read on your flight to Florida for a routine angioplasty.

  • If you're looking for a great 2007 Phillies preview, look no further.  You may just need a couple hours to read the whole thing. [Citizen's Blog]
  • "Hey Tom, we know you're fine and all, so why don't you get on a plane and fly up to Philadelphia just, you know, for a routine check up.  Yeah... we always schedule checkups a couple hundred miles away in the middle of spring training." Right. [Beerleaguer]
  • Javy Lopez got cut yesterday. [CBS]
  • Macho Man suing Kobe over use of Elbow without proper copyright. [The Basketball Jones]
  • Have you ever heard of Al Horford? [HoopsAddict]
  • Philebrity is making a stop in Clearwater on the way to SXSW.  I'm insanely jealous.
  • Perhaps it's the over-exposure, but I'm just not that excited about filling out a bracket this year.  Last year I was all hyped up and traveled to Minneapolis to watch my B.C. squad lose to 'Nova.  The year before that I was out in Vegas. This year, nothing. Previously: Sweet 16 Road Trip Part I, Part II
  • Review of The Roots with Lupe Fiasco [NYTimes]
  • "Eagles cornerback Sheldon Brown, The Phillie Phanatic, 6ABC's Monica Malpass, 98.1 WOGL's Valerie Knight and 610 WIP's Brian Startare were among participants in the Big Brothers Big Sisters "Bowl for Kids Sake" event at Lucky Strike Lanes (1336 Chestnut) last week." Where was Don Polec? []
  • What could the Eagles use to get Lance Briggs?  Maybe they can do a sign and trade package deal and send Mahe, Tapeh, and a Baskett of fruit for Brigs and Urlacher.
  • Good news for the other side of PA. Pens got a deal. []
  • Headline of the week.  The guy's name is Jesus.  Another Jesus after the jump.

I always liked how Jesus Shuttlesworth got his name.

NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

NEW YORK -- The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall.

The league said the quarterback and his wife fully cooperated in the seven-month investigation, providing interviews and access to all records sought by investigators. Manning vehemently denied the allegations when they were made late in the season.

Manning retired from the NFL a month after Denver's 24-10 win over Carolina in Super Bowl 50.

The NFL is continuing its investigation into allegations made against other NFL players in the documentary, which the league said involves "different lines of inquiry and witnesses."

Eagles CB Jalen Mills rocks a green hairdo, says he kind of likes it


Eagles CB Jalen Mills rocks a green hairdo, says he kind of likes it

Seventh-round draft pick Jalen Mills was one of the standouts of the Eagles' offseason program, quickly climbing the depth chart and impressing on the field. But on the first day of training camp, the rookie cornerback stood out for a far different reason.

As you can see, Mills' hair is green.

The LSU product turned some heads and even got a few chuckles from onlookers. Don't expect that to persuade him to go back to a more conventional look anytime soon though. Mills said he got the color done about a week ago and thinks he'll stick with it.

"Just joking with one of my friends," Mills said of how the new hairdo came about. "Then the joke, I actually came through and I actually kind of like it a little bit, so I'm gonna keep it for sure."

As for Mills' teammates, well, they've got jokes too. Let's just say the green hair has inspired some new nicknames for the first-year defensive back.

"Green Goblin. The Joker. I've heard Lime Green Skittle. Starburst," Mills said, rattling off some of the nicknames going around the locker rom. "I've been getting an earful."

Of course, Mills isn't the first Eagles player or even defensive back to sport team pride by changing the color of his locks. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie showed up to training camp with a green stripe in his hair back in 2012.

Hopefully it works out better for Mills than it did DRC, who went on to have a disastrous season. Fortunately, the 22-year-old seems to have his head on straight and is not merely vying for a roster spot, but perhaps serious playing time this season.

Mills opened up the first day of training camp with rookies and selected veterans by breaking up several passes, building on a strong offseason that saw him working with the first-team defense as the nickel corner. As for how he's gone from late-round pick to in the mix so fast, Mills credits hard work, along with his coaches and teammates.

"Just being focused and being determined," said Mills. "We've got a great coaching staff helping me, great players in the defensive back room as well, just everybody being able to help me put my first step forward.

"I'm really trying to give my all for this team and it's showing through."

It's showing through quite literally at the moment.

Video of Joel Embiid arm wrestling Justin Bieber exists


Video of Joel Embiid arm wrestling Justin Bieber exists

He may or may not have crossed paths with Rihanna or Kim K. just yet but Philadelphia 76ers social media sensation Joel Embiid locked arms with pop star Justin Bieber over the weekend in a Los Angeles night club.

According to social media reports, Embiid and the Biebs actually competed in an arm wrestling battle at Hyde night club in L.A. It's unclear if Embiid allowed Bieber to win or not.

If you missed Embiid ripping his shirt off and dunking on fools or praising Sam Hinkie as a GOAT over the weekend as well, surely you'll want to check those out as well.