Things That Happened in Sports: Hey McNabb, "Tell Us About Your Childhood"

Things That Happened in Sports: Hey McNabb, "Tell Us About Your Childhood"

  • This may be the best Donovan McNabb interview ever (Okay, maybe second best). Donovan McNabb no longer eats Chunky Soup. Can we hire this kid to report for The700Level?
  • Those X Gamers are a tough bunch. Watch snowboarder Shaun White smash his face into some ice and then later win the gold. [Yahoo!]

  • Placido Polanco was at the Majestic Clubhouse this afternoon signing autographs for fans. He also chatted on WIP with Glen Macnow and Ray Didinger. Polanco says the move to third base will be no big deal. He's played the hot corner plenty in the past and may just need a little extra long toss to get the arm adjusted. Describing playing at third base, Polanco says you field ground balls and you throw the ball. So simple even a caveman can do it.
  • Temple handled LaSalle fairly easily this afternoon. [ESPN]
  • Former Eagle great Tom Brookshier has passed away. Ray Didinger called Brooky the greatest open field tackler in Eagles history. The 2010 squad could certainly use a guy like that. RIP, Tommy. [CSN]
  • Brian Seltzer will be the new radio voice for the Reading Phillies. Good news for fans of the minor league team. You can listen to Reading Phillies games on their website.
  • Our buddy Will Brinson over at FanHouse will get to drink Gatorade with DeSean Jackson in Miami and maybe work out or something.
  • Green Men are still humorous sometimes. [Deadspin]
  • Willie Mays tells his story in new book. [NYTimes]
  • Michael Phelps was in Altantic City getting his Michael Phelps on. That is if getting your Michael Phelps on involves playing cards. [Mighty Dan Gross]

Former Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans joins 49ers coaching staff

Former Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans joins 49ers coaching staff

About a year ago, while in Indianapolis for the combine, the Eagles cut veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans. 

Ryans has finally found his next job ... as a coach. 

The 32-year-old former linebacker has been named a defensive quality control coach on Kyle Shanahan's staff in San Francisco. Shanahan was on the Texans' staff for the first four years of Ryans' pro career. Niners defensive coordinator Robert Saleh was also on that Houston staff. 

After the Eagles cut him last Feb. 24, Ryans was out of the league in 2016 after 10 NFL seasons. He played the first six years of his career in Houston, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler, before joining the Eagles through a trade in 2012. 

While the Eagles cut Ryans after the 2015 season to save $3.5 million in cap space, they made a point to go out of their way to praise him on his way out. He was very well thought of in the locker room and throughout the building. 

While Ryans played one season under Andy Reid, he quickly became a favorite of Chip Kelly, who frequently called Ryans the "Mufasa" of the Eagles' defense. 

Kelly didn't forget about Ryans when he went to San Francisco to coach the 49ers for the 2016 season. In fact, in Kelly's questionnaire in the NFL's 2016 information guide, Kelly listed Ryans as a player who'd make a great head coach. 

1992 interview between Donald Trump and Randall Cunningham surfaces

1992 interview between Donald Trump and Randall Cunningham surfaces

Philadelphia Magazine's Dan McQuade unearthed a YouTube video of a 1992 interview former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham did with real estate tycoon Donald Trump from his short-lived interview special titled Randall Cunningham’s Celebrity Rap.

Apparently, it was a show on WCAU where Cunningham sat down with random celebrities. As McQuade points out, it is pretty weird.

And one of those celebrities just so happened to go on to become president of the United States.

There isn't a whole lot about sports. Trump briefly mentions Randall's career with the Eagles and also discusses Mike Tyson and his rape conviction. Trump appears sympathetic to Tyson's struggles.

Mostly it's a puff piece in which Trump talks somewhat aimlessly from topic to topic. If you don't want to waste 15 minutes watching it, Philly Mag summarized the most bizarre moments