How's this for some irony?
Former Eagles and 49ers head coach Chip Kelly auditioned for an analyst job at FOX Sports, per Yahoo!'s Charles Robinson.
The report comes as a bit of a surprise, considering Kelly's relationship with the media hasn't always been the best. Here's just one example from the coach's time in Philadelphia when he was asked about baiting opponents with certain play calls.
Those play calls and the ensuing results (or lack thereof) are a major reason Kelly is currently out of work. Let's take a look at his four seasons as an NFL head coach.
With Eagles in 2013: 10-6, wild-card playoff berth
With Eagles in 2014: 10-6, missed playoffs
With Eagles in 2015: 6-9, fired before final regular-season game
With 49ers in 2016: 2-14, fired after regular season
With a 28-35 record in four years and a system that mostly hasn't worked in the NFL, it will be interesting to see how Kelly assimilates as an analyst. And if he can stick in that role, as well.
The Phillies are going to look at lot different as they take on the Chicago Cubs on Players Weekend, August 25-27 at Citizens Bank Park, but for two players, they won’t get the look they desired.
Major League Baseball is paying homage to Little League Baseball and the kid in all of their players by offering the chance to wear brightly colored jerseys and a nickname of your choosing on the back, unless that nickname infringes on a copyright.
According to Matt Breen of Philly.com, two players, Zach Eflin and Hoby Milner had their nickname requests denied due to trouble with copyrights. Eflin was hoping to be known as “Led Zeflin” and Milner wanted to use the Force as “Hoby Wan Kenobi.”
Neither player was listed on the Phillies.com article displaying the nicknames the players on the team selected.
Don’t worry, though, not only was the $13.5 million dollar, 7.1-inning man Clay Buchholz included, his jersey is available for purchase.
If you missed it, here’s how the Phillies and Cubs will look on Players Weekend.
The reactions have been pouring in after the Eagles sent their top pass catcher from a season ago, Jordan Matthews, to the Bills along with a 2018 third-round pick for cornerback Ronald Darby. It’s clear that Matthews, who the Eagles selected with the 42nd overall pick in the 2014 draft, was a well-respected member of the locker room. His quarterback, Carson Wentz, was one of the first to post a message about his now-former teammate on social media.
Despite being teammates for a short period of time, newly acquired WR Torrey Smith offered his words of support, too.
Trey Burton and Alshon Jeffery, fellow SEC-products posted some powerful messages on their Twitter.
In addition to his teammates, experts and fans weighed in on the deal as well.