You spoke, Turkey Hill listened?
Ten days ago we posted a story that Turkey Hill had discontinued their Graham Slam flavor of ice cream, which has been promoted for years during Phillies games, after seeing this tweet.
The reaction surrounding the news, however, may have changed their minds. Wednesday night, CSN's John Clark tweeted out a photo of perhaps his final cup of the dairy delight on his account.
Fans, including baseball writer Jayson Stark, chimed in with disappointment that the ice cream was going away.
… but wait, Clark posted this update today, which put a smile on the face of anyone who thought they'd never have another scoop of Graham Slam ice cream.
While you may not be able to grab a pint at your local grocery store anymore, you can still find Graham Slam at ice cream shops and at Phillies games.
It could make for a sweet moment during what has been a woeful baseball season.
We're two weeks out from the Eagles' season opener at Washington.
Fantasy football is back. Sunday afternoons will be fun again. All (not really) will be well in the world again. And count Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson as excited as we all are.
Johnson on Wednesday penned an article on The Players' Tribune that touches on everything from his 10-game suspension last season for performance-enhancing drugs to the Dallas Cowboys to Washington, which has beaten the Eagles five straight times — the Birds' longest losing streak to the Washington football team since a six-game streak 1981-84 (h/t to CSNPhilly's resident stat guy Reuben Frank).
We have gathered our favorite tidbits from Johnson's piece below:
On his 10-game suspension and the aftermath:
"That experience of being on the sidelines — and the humiliation of being asked about it on a daily basis (and I’m still hearing about it from fans on Twitter) — hasn’t been for nothing. It forced me to reevaluate not just my suspension, but also how I carried myself in general. At times in my career I’ve lost focus. Well, I’m done with that.
In other words, this situation has lit a fire under my ass."
On the season opener in Washington
"Let me tell you what’s going to happen in a couple of weeks: This team is going to go down to D.C. and whup some ass against the Redskins. We’re going to surprise some people."
On Cowboys fans in Philly
"I realized that if you want to be a Cowboys fan, that that’s something between you and your maker. But never be a Cowboys fan dumb enough to mouth off at an Eagles tailgate in Philly."
On what he wants from Eagles fans
"Come out to the games, drink some beers and raise some hell. Make this a place where our team loves to play and everybody else hates — especially Cowboys fans."
To read Johnson's full piece, click here. It's quite entertaining.
There were a whole lot of people who were excited when the Philadelphia Eagles selected Sidney Jones with the 43rd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Eagles fans were elated that the team took a risk on a stud cornerback -- a position of desperate need for the franchise.
Jones was stoked to finally hear his name called after some concerns over his injury prevented him from going earlier. And two other people were simply thrilled to be involved in announcing his name.
Mikki and Chris, wife and son of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Demetrius Frison who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011, were chosen to accompany Ron Jaworski to announce the Eagles pick in the second round as part of the NFL's Salute to Service initiative.
Lt. Frison was a native of Philadelphia and a huge Eagles fan so it was a special moment for his family
Well that wasn't the only treat Mikki and Chris would end up receiving. They got the opportunity to finally meet Sidney this week at the team's NovaCare Complex and they presented him with a special gift, one of Lt. Frison's dog tags.
Jones shared the special gesture on his Twitter account.