We first pointed you to Donovan McNabb's blog post in which he says the Eagles need to add some weapons this off season. I found this action to be refreshing and something that shows he's willing to step up, be a leader, and voice his opinion. Surely it's a sentiment shared by most Birds fans. Others interpreted the quarterback's wishes quite differently and Sheldon Brown simply disagreed.
Sheldon was a guest on Sunday night's Sports Final and seems very willing to speak his mind. I certainly don't agree with Brown, who seems to imply that McNabb was "throwing teammates under the bus." Perhaps Brown's lowest blow was when he says, in regards to the defense forcing turnovers, "Whats the point if the offense isn't going to do anything with them."
The full 9 minute interview video after the jump.
Howard Eskin and Sheldon Brown seem to be on team "we don't need to add playmakers, we have players who can make plays," while John Clark seems to actually get something right for once asserting that a good kick returner is indeed a playmaker.
Claude Giroux spent Friday signing virtual autographs as the cover athlete for Topps NHL Skate 2017, a new onilne digital trading card game. Remember when trading cards came in a bubble gum pack?
After the event Giroux sat down with Michael Barkann for a game of “Who Does It Better?: Canada or the United States.”
The game started off with a a few easy softball questions, with Giroux picking the NFL over the Candian Football League. Then it got a little tougher, as Giroux chose Canadian hockey over U.S. hockey.
Despite talents like Drake and Shania Twain, Giroux went with the U.S. over Canada in music, and also chose American bacon over Canadian bacon.
Eventually, Barkann asked Giroux which beer he preffered. “I don’t drink beer," Giroux responded. Really? What Canadian doesn't like beer?
As he started to get up out of his seat after the interview, Giroux showed his true colors. “I love beer. I love beer,” he said.
Check out the video above to see the full game.
PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the primary target of opponents over his Hall of Fame career, Wayne Gretzky can certainly empathize with the frustration of Oilers star Connor McDavid.
McDavid and Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning jostled all evening long in a 6-5 Edmonton loss. McDavid denounced the tactics of his opponent after the game, claiming Manning intentionally injured him last season; McDavid missed 37 games with a broken collarbone.
"I guess we can put the whole 'if he did it' thing to rest because what he said out there kind of confirmed that," said McDavid, who taunted Manning after scoring the second goal in the Oilers' loss.
"I think anybody who knows me or who has played with or against me along the road here, knows that I am not that kind of player," Manning said, according to a statement released by the Flyers. "I am not out there intentionally trying to hurt people. I'm a guy who plays the game hard and I take pride in that."
Gretzky didn't mind seeing that fire in McDavid, saying competitiveness is part of what makes the great ones great. And he said the targeting comes with the territory of being a superstar. It was something he and Mario Lemieux dealt with, too.
"And Connor, he's going to get tested every night, but this is not new for him," Gretzky said Friday at the NHL board of governors meetings. "He's been tested since he was a kid and then playing junior hockey and now in the NHL and he's always responded and done his part."