Ax Man Back! A Reunion of Sorts for JR’s Ramblings!

29 09 2009

Just when I thought YOU weren’t getting a Tuesday Ramblings, the Eagles went and made another odd move in what seems like an endless supply since last free agency started. We’ve been through them all so I won’t re-hash, but really, did you ever think Jeremiah Trotter would be back on this team in any other capacity besides, “team ambassador.” I knew you didn’t. Anyways, on to the real thing………… Read the rest of this entry »





Plaxico Found by the Sistas? Phillies Still Closer-less? It’s Ramblings Time………

25 09 2009

by John Ryan

In my busyness (editor’s note: Go back to sleep old man, you’ve got a long day of drinking and beating the shi* out of me tomorrow), I neglected to fire off a ramblings early in the week. Because of this travesty, you get a preview of the coming weekend as opposed to a recap. Off we go………

1.) The NY Daily News is Reporting Plaxico Burress is having a rough first week in prison. I gotta say this right off the bat: I think it’s hilarious. He’s a 6’6″ NFL player, and yet he is probably scared to death. While I won’t say prison is a joke, I just keep

Who was that idiot's lawyer?

Who was that idiot's lawyer?

thinking the situation is a joke. He shot himself in the leg (what irony) and he winds up getting two years in prison. Meanwhile, the following people have served less or no prison sentences: OJ Simpson, Donte Stallworth, Michael Vick, Ray Lewis. Quite a list. I wonder if he is having a rough time because in Rykers Island, the majority of the inmates are probably Jets fans, or is it because “Boggs” and the “Sistas” found him in there and want to know his sexual orientation. I guarantee you, though, two things will never happen again after this day: Plax will never catch another NFL pass, and Boggs and the Sistas will have instant street cred in prison. Is raping an NFL player (and one who’s 6’6″ for God’s sake!) the most incredible thing an inmate could do? What would be more brag worthy in the surreal world of prison? Hope I never get the answer to that trivia question the hard way……… Read the rest of this entry »





Down Goes Fraser!

25 09 2009

On March 4, 2009, the Philadelphia Flyers traded fan favorite Scottie Upshall (forward) and a 2011 second-round draft pick to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for forward Daniel Carcillo. Carcillo, who grew up a Flyers fan, amassed 254 penalty minutes while playing for Phoenix and Philly in the 2008-2009 season. No other player in the league eclipsed 200. Said GM Peter Chiarelli of the Boston Bruins upon hearing news of the trade last year, “That will make them funner to play against.” This video might demonstrate what he meant.





Eagles Work Out Jeremiah Trotter

24 09 2009

by Michael DeLuca

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting via Twitter that the Philadelphia Eagles brought in former middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter for a workout. Trotter has not played a single down since 2007 when he was used sparingly by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then went down with a knee injury. He’s had two seperate stints with the Eagles already, from 1998-2001 and again from 2004-2006. Believe it or not, Trotter is only 32 years of age.





Eagles Add TE

24 09 2009

by Michael DeLuca

The Philadelphia Eagles have officially announced the release of Rob Myers from the practice squad and have replaced him with Martin ruckerRucker, who was released by the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday. Rucker was a fourth-round pick in 2008 from Missouri and was believed to be the Browns TE of the future not long ago. Many believed the team traded All-Pro tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. to the Tampa Buccaneers in order to make room for Rucker in the starting lineup. In the end, the Browns viewed Rucker as an above average pass catcher but inadequete blocker. In other words, the type of TE that the Eagles covet.





76ers Add Four

19 09 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Dionte Christmas, Sean Singletary, Brandon Bowman, and Jared Reiner have been extended sixers logofree agent invitations to join the Philadelphia 76ers training camp roster. Yes, there’s still a basketball team in Philadelphia.

Christmas, a Philadelphia native and Temple standout, was surprisingly undrafted and participated on the Sixers/Nets Pro Summer League team in July.

Singletary is also a Philadelphia native and attended Penn Charter and later started all 90 games he appeared in at Virginia. The 6’0 guard was Sacramento’s second-round pick in the 2008 draft. Read the rest of this entry »





NFL: PCP’s Power Rankings

17 09 2009

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1. Pittsburgh Steelers – They didn’t look great against Tennessee but they managed to get the victory. I’ll reserve the top spot for the defending Super Bowl champs for the time being, but the  Polamulu injury (left mcl, 3-6 weeks) will really make the next few weeks a lot more difficult.

2. Minnesota Vikings – The part that bothers me about this team is that I think they’re going to make a real run…and would have without Favre as well.  Peterson is a beast, but the true strength of this team is in the trenches, where Minnesota very well may have both the best offensive and defensive lines in the game.

3. Philadelphia Eagles – Blowout victory over a very good Panthers team catapults the Birds up this list. Defense was amazingly effective. The McNabb injury will hurt a bit, but the depth at that position is now ridiculous. The only thing that will hold this team back is McNabb playing at less than 100%.

4. New York Giants – Once again, a solid all around team. Great defense, well coached. Read the rest of this entry »