Yesterday's Scores: Jets 24, Eagles 12; UConn 20, Villanova 15; Lenoir-Rhyne 41, West Chester 28; Ursinus 17, Millersville 9 (5OT)
Today's Schedule: Phillies @ Red Sox - 7:10 PM (CSN / 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP); Jacksonville @ Delaware - 7:00 PM (94.7 WDSD); La Salle @ North Penn - 7:00 PM (Bob Long Sports)
Trip to Fort Lauderdale for Flyers @ Panthers - October 9th-12th - More information here.
EAGLES FALL TO JETS; TEBOW, MOSTERT IMPRESS
It was a horrible game to watch, mainly because it's the final preseason game, but the Eagles could not finish the preseason undefeated after a 24-12 loss to the New York Jets. The secondary did not look that good, especially Eric Rowe. Color commentator (and Haverford School alum) Mike Mayock held nothing back on the rookie from Utah during the first half. Jaylen Watkins helped his case for a final roster spot with an interception in the first half. Kiko Alonso played the opening series on defense and made three tackles and looked ready for next Monday night in Atlanta.
The big story was the quarterback battle between Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow. Barkley played the first and third quarters, as he went four-for-nine for 45 yards and an interception, which came on the second play of the game. His first quarter started out slow, but had a nice 21-yard pass to tight end Trey Burton on fourth down to get into the red zone. He finished the preseason going 27-for-52 for 351 yards and two interceptions. Tebow played the even quarters, and much to the delight of Skip Bayless, he finished going 11-for-17 for 189 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception, and ran the ball four times for 32 yards. He finishes the preseason going 21-for-36 for 286 yards, two TDs, and an interception, and carried the ball 14 times for 82 yards and a score. Raheem Mostert stared as the primary running back tonight, playing as a RB and a Sproles-like flex. He carried the ball 15 time for 69 yards, and caught eight balls for 93 yards. Barner didn't play a lot tonight, so it might mean that Barner will be on the team and that Mostert might get a call to the practice squad. Local product Rasheed Bailey impressed again with two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown. He might not get a roster spot, but he should also be getting a call to be on the practice squad.
The Eagles have until Saturday at 4 P.M. to finalize their 53-man roster, although it may come as early as today. (REPORT)
FLYERS TRAINING CAMP TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 18
After announcing Wednesday that Rookie Camp would begin September 14th, the Flyers announced that the big boy camp would begin four days later on September 18th at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. 61 players will be reporting for on-ice sessions in two weeks, before their first preseason games on September 21st, which are split-squad matches in Lehigh Valley and in Brooklyn, both against the Islanders. It's not October yet, but it's so close you can smell it. (REPORT)
Also, you can watch the ice get installed and even take a selfie on the Flyer bench on Tuesday!
JAKE VORACEK'S POINT TOTAL WILL MATTER OFF THE ICE AS WELL
Jake Voracek led the Flyers in the point department with 81 last season, which was good enough for fourth overall. After signing an 8-year $66 million extension this summer, he has announced the formation of the Jakub Voracek Foundation, which is aimed at battling multiple sclerosis, a diagnosis that his sister, Petra, has. Every point he records this season will result in a $1,000 donation to his foundation. He should win the Art Ross just because of that. (REPORT)
LA SALLE TAKES ON NORTH PENN IN SEASON OPENER
The 101st season of La Salle football begins tonight at 7:30 PM as the Explorers travel to North Penn to continue their yearly opener against the Knights. For students going to the game, it is a blue out, so wear blue. Chris Sanders will have a game preview up later in the day, but while you wait, take a look at his season preview.
TOM BRADY WINS DEFLATEGATE...FOR NOW
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman nullified the NFL's four-game suspension against New England Patriot's QB Tom Brady, making the prolific passer eligible to play next Thursday in the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots responded to the news very well on Twitter:
READING FIGHTING PHILS CLINCH FIRST DIVISION TITLE SINCE 2000
The big Phils have been horrible lately, so this should give some baseball fans some optimism for the future. Reading defeated last year's Eastern Division champion Binghamton 2-1 Thursday night at home to win their first division title in 15 years. The team will finish the regular season with a four-game series in Richmond against the Flying Squirrels before they begin postseason play. (REPORT)
CAMDEN RIVERSHARKS MIGHT BE ON THE WAY OUT
According to some reports, Camden County officials are working to bring a new ball club with a major-league affiliation to Campbell's Field for the 2016 season. The Riversharks, who are not in Major League Baseball's farm team network, have been rumored to replace New Britain, CT's Rock Cats franchise. If Camden does want a new MLB-affiliated franchise, the Phillies would have to approve of it, since Camden County falls in Phillies territory. The Riversharks have played at Campbell's Field since 2000. (REPORT)
THE REDSKINS ARE STUPID
Forget the whole RGIII situation and what happened with the wife of the team's GM, this might be an all-time low. The team charges $50 to leave a ticket at the stadium's will call. And that's not even the worst part! It's only available for season ticket holders, which absolutely makes no sense, nor do the entire organization. Note to any sport management majors or minors, do the opposite of whatever the Redskins are doing, because you will probably end up better than they are right now.
NEW ISLANDER ALTERNATE JERSEYS ARE BLACK, WITHOUT LONG ISLAND
The New York Islanders are rumored to have a new alternate jersey, being released September 21st. A leak that came out on Thursday have the black jerseys with a logo similar to the Stadium Series version, without the chrome finish. No word of whether or not they are the real things or not, but they look much better than other infamous Islander jerseys. (REPORT)
COULD "RUGRATS" MAKE A RETURN?
Because who doesn't want to watch old Nickelodeon shows. According to Russell Hicks, the president of content and development at Nick, said that the TV network is "looking at our library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way." It looks like it won't be reruns of old episodes, but instead as specials or possible movies. Also included in the report was "Hey Arnold!", which includes our favorite football head, Arnold. You can't deflate his head. (REPORT)
MIGHTY DUCKS 4 MIGHT HAPPEN, ACCORDING TO AVERMAN
On the Quack Attack podcast, Matt Doherty - better known as Averman - said that a sequel to D3 is "definitely" in the works. It's just a rumor at this point, as we have no clue when the film will be out for everyone to see. Quack. Quack. Quack. Quack. Quack. (REPORT)
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 476: Romulus Augustulus is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself "King of Italy", ending the Western Roman Empire.
- 1781: Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by Spanish settlers.
- 1882: Thomas Edison turns on the first commercial electrical power plant, lighting up one square mile of Lower Manhattan, the day that began the electrical age.
- 1888: George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
- 1950: Darlington Raceway hosts the Southern 500, NASCAR's first 500-mile race. It returns to the raceway this weekend.
- 1972: Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz wins his seventh gold medal in Munich.
- 1995: WCW Monday Nitro makes its debut on TNT.
- 1998: Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
- Tom Watson (66)
- Damon Wayans (55)
- John Vanbiesbrouck (51)
- Phill Lewis (47) - GET OUT OF MY LOBBY!
- Mike Piazza (47)
- Mark Ronson (40)
- Beyoncé (34)
- OMI (29)
VIDEO OF THE DAY
From Seinfeld Current Day: Part of Kanye West's VMA rant rearranged as part of a standup act to the theme of Seinfeld. It's like he's actually Jerry Seinfeld.