Westbrook Super, McNabb Not So Much

Westbrook Super, McNabb Not So Much

Perhaps my favorite article on the Eagles 17-7 victory over the Dolphins is Ashley Fox's piece titled, "Man and Superman, McNabb and Westbrook."  In the early days of The 700 Level, I used to throw around the nickname "Super Five" with regularity.  I believed in the dynamic duo of McNabb's arm teamed up with his legs.  Those days seem like a thing of the past with McNabb again finding a spot on the sideline after banging up his ankle.

Westbrook on the other hand has done nothing but show up and play like a beast.  Game in and game out, 36 West has dazzled.  He did it again yesterday coming up just shy of a buck and a half.

Say what you will about this Eagles team.  To me, in depth analysis is useless at this juncture.  The Birds fit that press conference saying that coaches like to use so frequently.  They are what they are.  (17 point dogs to the Patriots next week.)

An assortment of random Extras, after the jump.

BC came up big in Death Valley and clinched a spot in the ACC title game.  Atlanta Eagle makes a plea for students to head to Florida, no excuses, " 'I’m broke.' You are a college student. Of course you’re broke. But
I imagine if you are like most college students you can always scrounge
up a few bucks if you really want something. Beg, borrow, deal. Go to
the blood bank. Sell your text books. Sell your roommate's text books!
Whatever it takes. Credit card debt lasts forever but as the ads say,
seeing BC battle for the ACC crown is priceless." [Atlanta Eagle]

Perhaps the best thing to come out of the OSU/Michigan rivalry?  The signs. [FJLV]

Nova beats Bucknell and Temple gets their first W against Marist. [Inqy]

I hear Golden State has the hottest fans. [BallHype]

Terrell Owens: still good at football. [ESPN]

You're a sellout.  I'm a sellout. [Stereogum]

The future of books? [Gizmodo]

The NFC is bizarre.

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.

Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.

The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.

Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).

Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.

The Coyotes have won four of their last six.

Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.

Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.

After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.

Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.

"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.

"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."

Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below. 

Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.