PHILADELPHIA—He was obviously going to miss. Phil Booth had three guys on him when he took the shot, and one of them was 6-foot-8 Penn forward A.J. Brodeur. The shot left Booth’s hands wrong. The arc was too high.
Joel Embiid is dealing with a few ailments.
Jason Witten retired in May after 15 NFL seasons, leaving for a job as a color commentator on Monday Night Football. Jason Garrett has apparently been trying to get him to un-retire.
Congratulations to Jimmy Gressier, a 21-year-old French runner who defended his title in the Under-23 European men’s cross country championships today. We’d also like to extend our apologies to Jimmy Gressier, the two-time defending Euro cross country champ who many people now know only because he face-planted while…
Gonzaga played Washington last night. It was a pretty good game! Rui Hachimura hit a foul-line jumper with less than a second left to give the Bulldogs the win. But, obviously, this exciting 81-79 game was overshadowed by Bill Walton’s announcing, who was working with play-by-play announcer Dave Pasch. He pontificated…
Philadelphia has a lot of new mascots. This year alone we’ve met Gritty, Phang, Wingston. Franklin is only three years old. Last night at halftime, the Eagles had a pro vs. college mascots football game and it was great. You can watch the whole thing here, or follow down below as I break down some of the all-22.
I was once like you. I thought all celebrity relationships were a sham. Two celebrities “date” to get the news to say their names without having to pay for it. The old pro wrestling adage applies here: If it’s on TV, it’s a work.
I liked stuffed toys. I had a bunch when I was little and despite being 35, I still have Doggy—a stuffed toy that is older than I am, and which is missing its nose and one eye, and also may actually be a rabbit. I had to learn to sew to re-attach Doggy’s head recently.
Patrick Beverley had an eventful game on Sunday! In the third quarter, the Clippers guard knocked out Dennis Smith’s tooth while diving for a loose ball. But it was the fourth quarter where Beverley got into it with a fan—and got ejected.
Perhaps you have heard about the big cow.
Thanksgiving is over: It’s time to ditch the turkey and bring on the beef! This week on Emergency Football Show Weekly, Dom and I discuss Baker Mayfield’s beef with Hue Jackson, the Steelers’ struggles in Denver, and the return of good touchdown celebrations.
The Penn men’s basketball team is 5-2 so far this year; freshman Michael Wang has been particularly impressive. Their losses are to Kansas State and Oregon State. The only blip this season so far is losing Ryan Betley for the season five minutes into the opening game. (Penn rallied to win at George Mason, 72-71,…
The Dolphins and Colts were cruising along, having a normal game, when they suddenly started to just give the ball to the other team.
It took a while for Tyler Lockett to get his eighth touchdown of the year. The refs initially ruled the Seahawks WR just short of the goal line, but Pete Carroll challenged the call and it was overturned to a touchdown.
We’re here with your Thanksgiving week edition of Emergency Football Show Weekly! Dom Cosentino and I break down the show put on by the Rams and Chiefs on Monday Night Football, a costly mistake by Philip Rivers, the resurgence of the Indianapolis Colts and, of course, Jon Gruden and Derek Carr arguing with each other…
Enzo Amore was once a popular wrestler in WWE’s NXT promotion before getting called up to the WWE, suffering a scary-looking injury, alienating fellow wrestlers with his attitude. He then was released in January after being accused of rape. (He was not charged.)
The Raiders had a funny, embarrassing moment involving Jon Gruden today, if you can believe it!
Last week Dom Cosentino and I discussed one simple truth of this NFL season: The Dallas Cowboys were a mess. Naturally, the Cowboys went out and beat up on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
While Flyers front office types were throwing around names for the new mascot, team president Paul Holmgren tossed out a suggestion: “Gritty.” Players the Flyers liked were always described that way, and Holmgren thought it’d be a good name for a mascot.
Here’s a representative lowlight from the Raiders’ 20-6 loss to the Chargers today: QB Derek Carr, after a timeout to set up a crucial fourth-down play, throws the ball directly into the turf.