I preemptively came out and said the Phillies "Goosebumps" campaign was going to stink before I ever saw the spots, based solely on their past track record with slogans such as "Red Means Go" and commercials of players frolicking in the grass, etc. After viewing the spots on Phillies.com, my opinion hasn't changed much with the exception of one great commercial. Other than being disturbed by the young teenager (if that) at the end of this spot coyly state that "Chase Utley makes me feel all tingly", the other noteworthy commercial featured Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel stepping up to the plate -- from which side can be debated. Kudos to Big Charlie and the Phillies for this one, finally a commercial we can laugh at.
I have a feeling that if the Phillies start off hot and get out to an early lead in the division and stay there for a portion of the summer, Philly fans may actually "ya know, like" start to embrace Charlie Manuel.
>>Phillies Goosebumps Commercial feat Charlie Manuel [Real Player]
>>All 6 Goosebump Commercials at Phillies.com [Phillies.com]
The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract.
Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.
In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015.
Thomas (6-5, 315 pounds) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing against the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016.
In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries.
Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.
Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.
Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.
"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.
Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.
It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.