Philadelphia Descends Upon RFK

Philadelphia Descends Upon RFK

Somebody once told me there really is no such thing as a Nationals fan.  After attending Friday night's Phillies game at RFK stadium, I'd have to disagree.  There are about four of them.  I found it quite sad that in the final weekend of their ball park, nobody in DC seems to care about the Nationals.

The outfield was full of rowdy Phillies fans who made the quick trip down to our nation's capital to watch the Phils bats finally come alive.  Philadelphia lived up to it's reputation as being well traveled, loud, drunk, and obnoxious.  A group of about 50+ Phillies fans all sat in centerfield and formed what was the loudest cheering section of the entire ball park.

I caught a quick video of part of this crew on their way out of the stadium.  They just so happened to cross paths with a Mets fan.  Enjoy their chanting after the jump.

Also, Saturday night's game just got under way.  Chase Utley put the Phils up fast with a homer and a 1-0 lead.  The Mets have notched a win, so the Phils will need to keep pace.  Discuss it all here.

Even after beating the Nationals, Phillies fans voice their distaste for those New York Mets.  This video is NSFW, of course.

Guess how Dave Spadaro felt about Zach Ertz not blocking for Carson Wentz

Guess how Dave Spadaro felt about Zach Ertz not blocking for Carson Wentz

Eagles fans were pretty livid earlier in the week when they saw Zach Ertz do what he could to avoid making a block for Carson Wentz.

Ertz, for his part, defended himself.

“I understand all the criticism and stuff,” Ertz said on Wednesday. “I’m not going to get into the details of every thought I had on that play. I’m focused on giving this city everything I have on each and every play. I promise going forward, I will do that. I think I have done that in the past. 

"I understand how it looks on the film, but I’m not going to get into the minute details of what I saw on the play and what I didn’t see on the play and how it impacted the play and vice versa. I’m focused on getting better. I know I’m far from a finished product as a tight end. I’m looking forward to this week against the Redskins.”

Dave Spadaro was a guest on Philly Sports Talk this week and was also asked about the play. Guess what he had to say? You can watch the video above.


Joel Embiid 'shoots the ball with the touch of like Steph Curry'

Joel Embiid 'shoots the ball with the touch of like Steph Curry'

NEW ORLEANS -- Of all the players Joel Embiid could be compared to, a similarity between a 7-foot-2, 270-something-pound center and a 6-foot-3, 190-pound point guard wouldn’t seem like a match.

That’s exactly what Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry sees, however, when looking at Embiid and reigning MVP Steph Curry.

“He’s different than anybody that’s been in this league in a long, long time,” Gentry said Thursday before the Sixers win over the Pelicans. “He’s a tremendous talent, he really is. I’ve never seen a guy that size, and with that kind of strength, that’s got such a soft touch. He shoots the ball with the touch of like Steph Curry. It’s so soft when it leaves his hand.”

Curry is shooting 48.9 percent from the field and 40.1 percent from three. Embiid is 45.8 percent from the floor is 44.2 percent from long range.

Embiid flashed a big smile and paused to react when hearing of Gentry’s praise. He had been feeling hard on himself after going 0 for 5 beyond the arc against the Pelicans (see story).

“Steph is probably one of the best shooters in the league right now," Embiid said. "So that compliment means a lot."