Tim Tebow is an Eagle?

Chip Kelly never disappoints. Just when you think you know what he is planning to do with the QB position, he goes out and signs Tim Tebow. That’s right. Touchdown Jesus is back, and this time with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles, who already traded Nick Foles and a second round pick for Sam Bradford. Yes, the same Sam Bradford who is not even eligible to be the starter because he has to be cleared by his doctor.

But wait, there’s more. This is the same Sam Bradford who has not one, but two ACL surgeries, and has one year left on his rookie deal that will pay him over $13million this season. Foles, who was due to make about $650K, is never going to be the QB that fits what Kelly wants to do on offense, but he is every bit as mobile as the twice cut Bradford.

And hey, Mark Sanchez, here is another $5million for you to come back for next season.

Let’s not forget that Chipper traded up in 2013 to grab Matt Barkley.

All I know is that Eagles Fan better hope that Kelly pulls his master plan off and lands Marcus Mariota on draft day. Otherwise, there is a chance that Tim Freaking Tebow winds up being your Week 1 starter in Philly. All he has to do is outperform Mark Sanchez in the preseason, and you know the Tebow fans will come out in droves pounding sports radio and the web with their pro-Tebow nonsense.

Granted, trading Foles was not necessarily a bad move, but I do question the timing of it.  Why not use Foles as a chip to move up and get Mariota?  He costs about $12.5million less this year than Bradford does, and he is not coming off his second straight missed season due to knee surgery.  Do not even get me started on the Eagles giving up a second round pick in the deal.  So while I would certainly have traded Foles, I would not have done it in a manner like this.

Bradford, by the way, has long been rumored to just be a trading chip himself.  Not to help the rumor mill too much, the Eagles have yet to offer Bradford jerseys in their stores or on their site yet.  Coincidence?

 

Monday Morning Fodder

Busy weekend in sports as we head towards Turkey Day and the final regular season weekend of college football.

North Carolina beat Old Dominion 80-20. Both head coaches agreed to shorten the fourth quarter to 10 minutes, a modern mercy rule. Some were calling Fedora classless, dont know why, they had scout team players in and took a knee on a fourth and goal. Cant just stop playing. ( btw, Florida State and South Carolina also won by 60 or more points)

Duke beat Wake Forest 28-21.  This sets up a big game vs North Carolina this weekend, they win and they will be in the ACC Championship Game vs Florida State.

Will Jameis Winston be able to play in the Championship Game, and a possible National Championship? We wont find out until after Thanksgiving.

East Carolina beat NC State in Raleigh 42-28.  State fans had to endure the “Our State” chants again, and a billboard on Capital Blvd.  Some statefans have called for that campaign to be retired.

Duke basketball escapes with a 91-90 win over Vermont. Coach K said they were “lucky to win”. 

UNC basketball bounces back with two wins over the weekend, including a 93-84 win over defending champs and #3 ranked Louisville. Marcus Paige had a career high 32 points.

Carolina Panthers won their 7th game in a row, Manning cant beat Brady, Brian McCann to the Yankees, five years, $85 million.

Ice Up, Son!

The NFL refs are back, ACC has the top party school, Duke basketball first to issue Ipads, UNC honors Military

Settle down. I'm back!

The long national football nightmare is over. In a way, thanks to the keen throwing abilities of Russell Wilson (who can do no wrong), the lockout of the NFL referees is over.  The game winning interception to Golden Tate and twitterrage was the last straw. The real refs will be back tonight. Hochulis! Hochulis! Hochulis!

Playboy names its top party schools. Number 1…The University of Virginia.

UNC is having Military Appreciation Day at the game Saturday against Idaho. Red, White and Blue “NC” logos on helmet and field.

Duke is first basketball team to issue Ipads to players. Playbook, practice schedules, video study, recruiting tool.

Frat boys butt-chugging beers?!? WTF? Must be a Tennessee thing.

Charlotte Observer makes fun of Cam Newton

 

Russell Wilson throws game winning interception.

This will be the talk of the sports world today. It even led the morning news shows. Of course, everyones favorite QB, the greatest of all time Russell J.O. Wilson was involved.

In case you didnt stay up to watch the ending of Monday Night Football, Seattle beat Green Bay 14-12 on a hail mary/jump ball in the end zone that was intercepted by Green Bay’s M.D. Jennings.

Seattle receiver Golden Tate (after shoving a Packer player in the back out of the way) stuck his hand on the ball as Jennings came down with it. One ref signaled stop the clock/interception another signaled touchdown. Chaos ensued.  The head referee runs to the replay booth, (which he shouldn’t have done because replay cant determine possession) came back and said “The ruling on the field stands”. Touchdown. Game over. Everyone go home happy.

Twitter was at DEFCON 1 afterwards.

Packers lineman TJ Lang had this to say afterwards. You can click and read. He will be getting a nice fine from the commish.

Ed Hochuli is sitting at home ROFLing at all of this, and flexing his biceps.

 

After Labor Day fodder: ACC Roundup, NFL starts tomorrow

Hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day holiday. I didn’t make it to Dragon-Con but I did see some Wolfpack fans at Saturday’s Braves game and plenty of Tennessee fans. ..

Chick-Fil-A Kick Off Classic Games

Tennessee 35, NC State 21.  Game fell apart for NC State in about two minutes in the first quarter: Tennessee 72-yard TD pass, Glennon fumble in end zone for safety, Tennessee 67-yard TD run. The Vols had over 500 yards of total offense. Glennon was picked off three times.

Clemson 26, Auburn 19. The ACC got the Chick-Fil-A split with the Clemson win. Andre Ellington rushed for 231 yards, DeAndre Hopkins had 118 receiving yards and the go ahead touchdown.

20 year old Tennessee fan fell to his death during the Tennessee/NC State game, cheering after a touchdown.

Other ACC games…

UNC 62, Elon 0. Yes it was Elon. But impressive debut for Larry Fedora. UNC’s first shutout since 1999, and the Heels had their biggest scoring day in 17 years.

Virginia Tech 20, Georgia Tech 17 (OT). The Hokies got a 41 yard field goal as the clock ran out in regulation. Then their defense gets a turnover, and they get a game winning field goal in overtime. Interesting factoid: In the seven years the ACC has held a championship game, only the Hokies (five times) and Yellow Jackets have ever represented the Coastal Division. The victory, because of tiebreakers, essentially gives Virginia Tech a two-game lead over the Yellow Jackets.

Florida State wins 69-3, loses Senior defensive end Brandon Jenkins for the rest of the season. Duke 46, FIU 26. Miami 41, Boston College 32. Virginia 43, Richmond 19. Wake Forest 20, Liberty 17. In a shootout, Maryland 7, William & Mary 6.

Future ACC member Pittsburgh lost 31-17 to Youngstown State. It was Youngstown State’s first win over a BCS school in school history.

NFL Kicks off tomorrow night. Defending champion New York Giants vs Dallas.

RJOW!!!!!!!!!

Russell Wilson, THEE Russell Wilson, former Wisconsin NC State quarterback, was named the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks for their season opener. Head Coach Pete Carroll made the announcement Sunday night. Wilson beat out Matt Flynn, who was Seattle’s big free agent pick up from Green Bay.

Flynn is guaranteed $8 million dollars this year as part of the three-year $26 million deal the Seahawks gave him to lure him away from being Aaron Rodgers backup. Now he gets to hold the clipboard and backup Russell Wilson.

Congrats to Russell Wilson, RJOW!! For his next feat, he will fly around the Earth really fast and make it rotate backwards so he can save Lois Lane from the earthquake.

A Big, Heaping Helping Of WTF

This week was so full of WTF that I couldn’t wait until Friday.  At the same time, there was so much WTF that I couldn’t decide on one thing to write about.  Finally, I decided to write about a bunch of things.  So, here goes….. Continue reading A Big, Heaping Helping Of WTF

Meril Hoge is a Dumbass

ESPN football analyst Meril Hodge is a dumbass. Why? Because Kurt Warner said he wouldn’t encourage his kids to play football. With the death of Junior Seau last week, and the Saints bountygate, head trauma and concussions in the NFL became a huge topic.

Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner was asked on the NFL Network if he would allow his kids to play football.  He basically said if they want to play when they get older that is their choice but he prefer his sons not play football.  Sounds reasonable. Not to Hoge.

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