How’s that for a title?
I get lots of people sending me links to posts, articles, and things of that nature. I try to link to as many as possible, but sometimes can’t get to them all. I’m behind schedule with that stuff so I’m just putting as many links as possible here.
Let’s start with a very cool project. Fans of The Wire may remember season 2 when the Teamsters shipped a police van around the world and took pictures with it in various locations. An Eagles fan has come up with a similar concept. Instead of taunting a police official, he’s trying to show just how worldwide fan support is for our beloved Eagles.
Eagles fan Aran is shipping an Eagles troll all over the world. As he said to me in an email:
“Basically, I had a vintage Eagles Troll laying around, and I started a blog for when we mail him around the world (“Trolling It Forward) taking pictures with him and captioning them. We have people in the UK, India, soldiers in Afghanistan, Sweden, Australia, Spain, and across the U.S.. It’s a way to show that the Bleeding Green nation knows no borders.”
I think this is one of the coolest things I’ve heard of. Give Aran a follow on Twitter to find out what’s happening. I’m looking forward to following this project.
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I have a draft prospect that is definitely flying under the radar. And he is an Eagles fan. No, this isn’t Vinny Curry’s little brother. A guy on the Eagles Message Board that posts as Ferrisbueller84 decided to participate in a regional combine. He is 28 years old and an active duty member of the Air Force.
FB84 ran 5.52 in the 40-yard dash. His vertical jump was 22 inches. His 3-cone time was 5.03. As you can see, his lack of speed is matched by his lack of agility or explosion. This would be fine if he were huge and trying for the DL or OL, but he’s a DB. Yikes!
A couple of quotes from him:
” I can lay the boom… ”
“Like colt Anderson but better and better hair (my comb over is epic)”
Should the Eagles be interested? Yes. Hell yes. As his buddy HazletonEagle said on the EMB, “I believe that for a hybrid defense you need hybrid players. This guy is a NT in a CBs body. Thats a rare combination. Im not sure Ive ever seen it. I think hes a perfect fit.”
I don’t think FB84 is worth a 1st rounder, but after that…all bets are off.
Here is the thread if you want to check it out. Eagles fans are insane, but mostly in a good way. Kudos, FB84.
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Eagles fan Jacob Shubert has started a sports blog and would love you to check it out. Mostly basketball talk for now. Jacob is a college student and is just getting into writing. He’s off to a good start, but why the heck is he writing about basketball in the middle of football’s offseason? Very weird. Give us 1,000 words on the Darryl Tapp era. I know that’s a post I’d read with excitement.
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An Eagles fan across the pond wrote a piece on TE prospects. Some of his conclusions are a bit off, but he’s got some good info and ideas. Give it a look and see what you think.
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