A couple missed dunks will not faze Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo

A couple missed dunks will not faze Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo

There's something the Internet loves about a missed dunk. It's typically rather hilarious to watch an NBA player miss a dunk because, well, they are in the NBA! Make a dunk, will ya?!?

It's not quite as humorous at the college level, but when you're talking about a guy playing for the defending NCAA champs, it's still a "whoops" moment.

One may think that a missed dunk could throw a player off of his game -- two missed dunks, for sure -- but not Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo. That dude can ball as demonstrated by his impressive performance in the opening round victory over Mount St. Mary's on Thursday afternoon.

A blooper barely fazed him.

Sometimes you just misjudge. Donte was asked about the two missed dunks and didn't really have an explanation.

From the Villanova postgame:

What happened on the dunks?
Donte: "I don't know. The first one I took off too far, I guess. The second one, I don't know what happened. I just didn't get a lot of lift. I tried to get it back off the steal.

On the second one were you trying to make up for the first one?"
Donte: I wasn't really worried about that. It's something that goes through your head after that second missed dunk."

Jay Wright: "I have no problem with that at all, none. ... He made two great defensive plays to get out there and he just took off. He's one of our best dunkers. He took off too far on the first one and probably on the second one, he should have gone off one foot. I think he heard the crowd as he was going. They were kind of laughing and I think he slowed up and said I'll go off two feet, which he didn't have to do. It's one of those things a freshman does. I won't say a word about that. I'm so proud about how he rebounded and how he defended."

DiVincenzo clearly didn't allow it to affect the rest of his game as he finished with 21 points on 9-15 shooting with an impressive 13 rebounds to boot. He was integral Villanova's turnaround. Much more on DiVincenzo's big night of rebounding from CSNPhilly.com's Reuben Frank who was up in Buffalo for the victory.

You can enjoy the plethora of non-blooper highlights DiVincenzo provided in the below video. Better to remember those anyway.

Philly skyscraper lights up with team logos on entire building for NFL draft

Philly skyscraper lights up with team logos on entire building for NFL draft

The NFL and the city of Philadelphia have really put on a spectacle for the thousands and thousands of fans who descended on the Ben Franklin Parkway over the past few days.

But you don't have to be in front of the Art Museum exactly to see the NFL's influence on the city. All you have to do is drive down Interstate 76 through Center City at night while the draft is going on and you can't miss which team is on the clock.

That's because the entire side of the Cira Centre building that is connected to 30th Street Station lights up with the logo of whichever team is on the clock.

You can see our above video which features the Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, and Pittsburgh Steelers. No confirmation to the reports that birds flying over excessively pooped on the building when the Dallas Cowboys' star lit it up.

The Eagles shared a pretty nice shot of their logo lighting up the building as well.

It's just another nice touch to what has been a wonderful event so far for the city of Philadelphia.

Brian Dawkins: Philly has set bar for future NFL drafts

Brian Dawkins: Philly has set bar for future NFL drafts

Naturally Philly fans have gotten attention for booing during the 2017 NFL draft.

Just ask Roger Goodell and Drew Pearson.

Anything else would have been disappointing. 

But Eagles fans made as much if not more noise on Benjamin Franklin Parkway when the Birds picked. Their renditions of the Eagles fight song have been nothing short of fantastic. And, knock on wood, the fans have also behaved themselves.

So when Brian Dawkins followed Brian Westbook and took the podium before the start of Day 3 — after being introduced by another former Eagle, Troy Vincent — Dawk gave the fans well-deserved props. 

"Yeeaaah baaabby!!!" he bellowed (watch video below). "Hey, listen. Philadelphia, you ought to be proud of yourselves. You are representing right now. You have the bar of what the draft is supposed to be like. That's how you do it. That's how we do it. All right? Hey .. and let all the haters hate. Don't worry about the haters. Don't worry about the haters. Be you. Be you. If you want to do what you do, you do what you do."

Then, of course, he led another rendition of the fight song. 

Before Dawkins' brief speech, Westbrook had a message for Pearson and any Cowboys fans.

"I just want to say two things," Westbrook said. "First of all, I love you guys. Second of all, if anybody from Dallas steps to this doggone podium in my city, in my town -- we're going to give them a true Philadelphia welcome. Enjoy your day."