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Jordan Matthews gets special start to offseason with engagement to Cheyna Williams

Jordan Matthews gets special start to offseason with engagement to Cheyna Williams

Belated congratulations to Cheyna Williams and Jordan Matthews!

Word got out last week, but Matthews tweeted a photo today about his engagement to Williams, a fellow Vanderbilt Commodore and professional soccer player for the Washington Spirit.

Here’s a look at the happy couple.

Here’s one with the ring. Nice job, Jordan.

While Matthews posted today, Williams posted this with the date 1-27-17 on it, showing a billboard of the two from their days at Vandy.

https://twitter.com/cheynalee20/status/825333618373455872

To our knowledge, Matthews is at least the third Philly athlete to get engaged recently, joining Flyers captain Claude Giroux and alternate captain Wayne Simmonds, whom each got engaged in December and January, respectively.

Best wishes to all the couples.

The Phillie Phanatic got a date with a Dodgers reporter, spilled all over her

The Phillie Phanatic got a date with a Dodgers reporter, spilled all over her

The Phillie Phanatic is nothing if not persistent. 

When he has his big bug eyes set on something, he goes to great length to make it happen.

So it was with great joy we got to see his wooing of Los Angeles Dodgers' reporter Alanna Rizzo paid off on Thursday -- at least in the short term.

Prior to today's matinee with the Dodgers, the Phillies broadcast showed the Phanatic setting up a lovely, romantic setting on the field at Citizens Bank Park for a date with Alanna.

"He knows exactly how to get to a ladies' heart," Phillies play-by-play man Tom McCarthy said.

But then the Phanatic had to go screw it up like the goof that he is and spilled his beverage all over his date.

We're hoping that Phyllis does not see this clip, for everyone's sake. But part of us thinks it may have all been a ploy to punk the opposing team's media member. Maybe the Phanatic is smarter than we all think and had that up his sleeve all along.

"Do they have to put him in a cage when they take a flight," John Kruk wondered aloud.

Good question.

New York media talking head loses his mind over Giants' awful offensive line

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New York media talking head loses his mind over Giants' awful offensive line

Can't say we're super familiar with the work of Don La Greca, whose bio says he's a co-host on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say he's either a total joy to listen to or absolutely a chainsaw to your ears.

One or the other, tough to say.

But it's hard to argue with the impressiveness of the rant he went on regarding the New York Giants offensive line the other day.

The stats he quotes are just hard to argue with in any capacity.

Regardless of how you feel about advanced stats, I thinkk we can all agree the Eagles D-Line is gonna go all Pythagoras on the Eli this weekend.