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The big news Saturday night in Sixerland had nothing to do with the whupping administered to the local NBA outfit by defending champ Miami. If the Heat showed up the least bit interested, the Sixers were done. Miami did, and Doug Collins’ team was.
While we wait for Chip Kelly to announce the remainder of his top-secret coaching cabinet, we are left to contemplate a zany Super Bowl that included power outages, big plays, and mercifully, limited camera shots of The Ray Lewis Football Revival Meeting.
It was a sad day for the local crowd at today's Wing Bowl. On the very day that El Wingador fell to cocaine charges, his successor Jon Squibb lost by a mere five wings-FIVE wings--to a New Englander nicknamed "The Bear" wearing a Tom Brady jersey. 287 t0 282 was the final score, though no one came close to Takeru Kobayashi's record 337, set last year. Managing to throw two insults in one breath, "The Bear" said afterwards: "You know, this wasn’t necessarily as intimidating as I thought, but the final result was a lot closer than I thought it
At 7:45 this morning, thousands of bleary-eyed wing-watchers were treated to a different sort of Bird. Chip Kelly, man of the people, and new Eagles coach, appeared on stage to "Fly Eagles Fly" in an unexpected Wing Bowl appearance. Angelo Cataldi, the show's longtime emcee, declared in the biggest moment in the event's history. "This is a great moment for all of us." [Philly.com]
Eagles fans who feared new head coach Chip Kelly was planning to use the run-n-shoot, wishbone or single wing schemes on offense beginning next season had to be cheered by the news that Kelly has hired a real NFL grown-up, former Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, as his offensive coordinator. Shurmur is a West Coast offense devotee, just like a certain deposed emperor, and it’s likely he’ll teach Kelly a few things about professional passing attacks.
Andy Reid just won't go away. Just as the Eagles were breaking free from a good relationship gone stale, new head coach Chip Kelly has hired back a member of Reid's braintrust to run his offense: former quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur. Shurmer's spent his last two years coaching the Cleveland Browns, and before that, was O.C. for the Rams. The stats, as Birds 24/7 notes, aren't overwhelming.The Browns ranked 30th and 24th, respectively, in scoring offense with Shurmur at the helm. The Rams ranked 32nd and 26th with Shurmur as the offensive coordinator.The Eagles will also reportedly hire fan favorite
Any Google user knows that when you start typing search terms into Google, Google makes "live" recommendations based largely on what terms and phrases people are searching for frequently.Type "Is Michael Nutter" and Google offers "Is Michael Nutter in Law Abiding Citizen" as its first suggestion. "Is Cecily Tynan" yields "Is Cecily Tynan pregnant." "Is Tom Corbett" produces "Is Tom Corbett Democrat." Ha!Well, earlier today, when I typed "Is Chip Kelly," referring to new Eagles coach Chip Kelly, here's what I got in response:When I searched again a little later, "Is Chip Kelly gay" had moved up to second position:Now
According to a sports reporter in Oregon, brand new Eagles coach Chip Kelly is "very sharp," "quick on his feet," and "he will say something pretty interesting lots of times." So, the opposite of Andy Reid. Great! Not all is smooth on the horizon, however: "He does have a little bit of thin skin when he’s criticized, especially if he thinks it is unfair criticism, and I suspect he’ll get some of that in Philadelphia." Not for a few days, at least. [CBS 3]
Nearly two weeks after first courting Oregon coach Chip Kelly (and after nearly two weeks of thinking Chip Kelly had rejected the Eagles), Lurie and co. have brought the Duck to Philly.Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski took their best shot at Kelly back on January 5, as a scheduled lunch spilled well into the night and lasted some eight hours. Oregon booster and Nike co-founder Phil Knight reportedly made a strong push to keep Kelly with the Ducks, and it looked like it had worked. Not so fast.“Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles,” said Lurie, as the