July 22, 2015
A FEW WEEKS ago, in this very space, I laid my pride aside and revealed a part of me that I never thought I'd have the guts to write about. I did have the guts, however. In fact, I had so much guts it had developed into dad bod. What's dad bod, you ask? Clemson sophomore Mackenzie Pearson, in her college magazine, The Odyssey , explained it this way: "The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. The dad bod says, 'I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.' " While rejoicing that my dad bod would never again play second fiddle to Kim Kardashian's butt on Instagram, I explained that I achieved my dad bod with cheesesteaks, one succulent bite at a time.
June 15, 2015 |
LAS VEGAS - D'Angelo Russell canceled this weekend's scheduled workout with the 76ers after getting "real sick," according to a source close to the Ohio State standout. Another source said don't rule out the Sixers securing a workout with Russell in the near future. Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie declined to comment on Russell's canceled workout at the ASM Sports Pro Day at Impact Basketball. However, several pre-lottery mock drafts have the 76ers taking Russell with the third overall pick in the June 25 NBA draft.
May 30, 2015
The Eagles practiced Thursday with 85 of their 90 players participating in most drills during the third session of organized team activities. Safety Earl Wolff and linebacker Marcus Smith joined quarterback Sam Bradford as the players who were limited by injuries. Guard Evan Mathis has skipped the offseason program, which has been voluntary to date. Wide receiver Nelson Agholor, the team's first-round pick, was absent because of an NFL Players Association event. Wolff is recovering from a knee injury that affected him throughout last season.
May 30, 2015 |
It was just like old times for Tim Tebow during organized team activities with the Eagles on Thursday at the NovaCare Complex: It was not very good. Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner and a two-time college football champion at Florida, showed explosiveness as a runner. But even though Eagles coach Chip Kelly raved about his improvement as a passer before the workout, that was not immediately evident. Thursday was the Eagles' third workout and the first witnessed by the media. At first glance, the new and improved Tebow, who has spent more than a year working on his throwing motion with former major-league pitcher Tom House, looked a lot like the quarterback who completed just 47.9 percent of his NFL passes.
May 29, 2015 |
REPORTERS GET their first look today at the 2015 Eagles, when the team briefly opens up organized team activities, as mandated by NFL access rules. Chip Kelly is scheduled to speak, for the first time since the draft wrapup, nearly four weeks ago. Then, reporters will watch workouts, and when the players come off the field this afternoon, everyone is slated to be available, more or less at once, something that will happen only three more times before training camp begins, at the end of July.
April 24, 2015 |
IT'S THE SMOKING hot question of the week. Women across the city - and some men, too - have been wondering: Who is the Art Museum Hottie? Is he single? HughE Dillon of Philly Chit Chat kicked the mystery off over the weekend after he photographed the man people were calling the "Art Museum Hottie" on Saturday with his shirt off and muscles bulging. The mystery stranger was doing one-handed pushups and also something called elevated burpees, in which he moved his body from one step to the other while doing the full-body exercise.
April 22, 2015 |
The Eagles began spring workouts on Monday, and while Tim Tebow was at the NovaCare Complex after he signed a one-year contract, the team was without Evan Mathis, Mychal Kendricks and Chris Polk. Mathis, who has been the subject of trade speculation and has it made it clear that he wants a new contract, stayed away from the start of workouts and isn't expected to participate any time soon, an NFL source said. The workouts are voluntary, but the left guard was in attendance last year even though he was unsatisfied with his contract situation then and was also on the trading block.
April 20, 2015 |
All Ryan Gillyard wanted this past Christmas was a rope ladder and a set of field cones. The 15-year-old St. Joseph's Prep freshman was determined to play Division I college football, and, despite the rigorous workouts he endured at Prep, he wanted to keep doing drills at home. "That's how dedicated he was to football," his mother, Shannon Gillyard, said Saturday. On Saturday, the Upper Darby Township teenager, who had no known previous health problems, collapsed and died during the team's spring conditioning at its Cecil B. Moore Avenue practice field, shocking the closely knit school community.
April 9, 2015 |
AS MUCH AS Brett Brown tries to corral the young minds of his players into staying focused on the remaining four games, starting with tonight when they host the Washington Wizards, it's impossible for thoughts not to drift. Days that don't include travel or an early-morning practice after a game the night before seem heavenly right about now. But if the team is going to look anywhere past the remainder of this season, it's not so much to get away from the rebuild, it's to envision what lies ahead.