The atmosphere was much more David Stern than Dwayne Wade. It felt like an after work party you go to where everyone is kind of laid back and enjoying the food and booze but not really letting loose. As far as crazy Vegas parties go, Rain didn't really have that kind of vibe to it, but was a great time none the less.
The spread was quite impressive with all the food and drink you could want. Like the Elton John concert on Friday night, the party at the Palms was open bar. open bar + bars open all night in Vegas = dangerous
The Goo Goo Dolls put on a show which went pretty much how you'd think a Goo Goo Dolls show would go. It being a TNT party, I was hoping to see Sir Charles make an appearance but never saw the speedy guy. No big name celeb sightings. Jerry Tarkanian and John Salley were rocking the pool bar. Mike Miller and Nate Robinson were chilling in the Palms lobby. I can indeed confirm the fact that Nate Robinson is short. I am officially impressed with Nate.
The Inquirer's David Aldridge was there and I actually got a chance to talk to him briefly. He mentioned he had already seen my Walton post early in the day -- pretty exciting for a blogger. He spoke highly of the Philadelphia fan and says he loves writing for such a passionate audience. David even mentioned he hopes to get a chance to write about the Phillies a bit more this season. Definitely exciting to meet David who was a nice guy.
Who can spot Waldo? Craig Sager loves those horrible suits, with sneakers taboot.
Three games into his NFL career, Carson Wentz might need a bigger trophy case.
The 23-year-old, who picked up his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Pittsburgh, has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.
Yes, Wentz's first NFL month was a special one.
The No. 2 pick from North Dakota State has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 769 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's the first rookie in NFL history to put up those numbers in the first three games of a career. And his 102 straight passing attempts without an interception is also a rookie record.
It's hard to believe that a little over a week before the season began, Wentz was scheduled to be the Eagles' third-string quarterback and have a redshirt year. That all changed when de facto GM Howie Roseman traded away starter Sam Bradford and the team decided to start the rookie.
While many thought the decision to start Wentz was the beginning of a long rebuilding year, the rookie has the Eagles off to a fast 3-0 start. Wentz has played very well, but has also been aided by a stout defense, led by NFC Defensive Player of the Month Fletcher Cox.
This week, Wentz is spending some time hunting while the Eagles are on their bye week. He bagged another trophy on Thursday.
The team will be back in action on Oct. 9 in Detroit to face the Lions.
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Joel Embiid really trusts the process.
And he'll tell you as much over and over.
In fact, JoJo said it so much yesterdady that he was cracking himself up about just how much he trusts the process.
By most accounts, Joel was a bit rusty in the first couple of practices to kick off training camp, but, you know, you've just got to trust the process.
And he does. Trust the process.