Watch: NFL draft stage is going up quickly in front of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Watch: NFL draft stage is going up quickly in front of Philadelphia Museum of Art

The NFL draft will officially begin on Thursday, April 27, in Philadelphia but the construction of the mammoth structures in front of the Museum of Art and along the Ben Franklin Parkway are well underway.

CSNPhilly's John Boruk went over to the Parkway on Tuesday to check on the progress of the stage and other installations that are going up with roughly eight days to go before things kick off.

You can watch his segment in the above video. And see just how big the stage will eventually be.

The one guy working on it says it's the biggest stage ever built in North America.

The inside lanes of the Ben Franklin Parkway will be closed beginning today. The whole Parkway will be shutdown this weekend.

If you have ever wanted to see Zach Ertz (mostly) naked, here's your chance

If you have ever wanted to see Zach Ertz (mostly) naked, here's your chance

Have you ever wanted to see Zach Ertz naked?

Well now is your chance.

After marrying in March, Ertz and his wife, Julie, who plays on the US women's soccer team, will both appear in the 2017 ESPN The Magazine Body Issue.

You can see a preview of the two, but you’ll have to wait until the issue comes out on July 5 to see the full photo shoot.

Ertz joins other NFL stars Ezekiel Elliot and Julian Edelman in the issue.

Whatever Ertz ends up doing (or showing) in the photos, it can’t be more magnificent than Vince Wilfork’s cover in 2016.

 

Watch: A shirtless Ben Simmons puts Lonzo Ball on notice with delicious dunk

Watch: A shirtless Ben Simmons puts Lonzo Ball on notice with delicious dunk

Concerned about Ben Simmons' right foot?

Well, don't be.

While Simmons will not play in the Summer League, the 6-foot-10 point guard/forward/baller sure does look healthy and ready to go for 2017.

Early Sunday morning, a shirtless Simmons posted an Instagram video of a delicious one-handed self alley-oop after working out at the Sixers' practice facility in Camden.

A little fun after 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Let's circle back to Thursday night after the NBA draft and LaVar Ball.

After LaVar's highly ambitious — an awfully generous take —  prediction that his son, Lonzo Ball, drafted No. 2 by the Lakers, would lead L.A. to the playoffs this season, Simmons had a cryptic tweet presumably about LaVar.

That sparked Joel Embiid to tweet:

And now, with Simmons' Instagram post early Sunday morning, we have evidence the 2016 No. 1 overall pick is healthy enough to, indeed, throw down some rambunctious dunks.

Of course, we'll have to see it in a game first, but until then, let's think of June 25 as the day Ben Simmons unofficially put Lonzo Ball on notice.