Howie: Say My Name.

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South Philly Target Still Makes No Sense

You may recall a couple months ago where we documented the South Philly Target store stocking on up Oregon State Beaver merchandise. We returned this past weekend to that same store and guess what? That Oregon State Beaver merch is still there. Hard to believe people in Philadelphia, PA didn’t buy that shit up.

However, there is a recent development at the South Philly Target with regards to collegiate gear. They’ve added a bunch more in the way of shirts and schools.

As anyone would expect with this store, they have a rack of Oklahoma Sooners gear. WTF?! WHY ARE THERE OKLAHOMA SOONERS shirts here? I mean, North Dakota State gear would make sense with Carson Wentz, but Sooners??

That would be weird enough, but this is the store that keeps on giving.

The Philadelphia Eagles are currently 8-1 and by all accounts the best team in the NFC, if not the entire NFL. So, why wouldn’t South Philly Target start to bring in Steelers AND PENGUINS gear.

I spent four college years about 45 minutes northeast of Pittsburgh and spent a good many weekends in Pittsburgh. It’s safe to say I never saw an Oregon State or Oklahoma gear and I damn sure never saw ANY PHILADELPHIA TEAMS.

We may have to get an exclusive with the buyer here to try and make sense of this, though the Pittsburgh stuff just makes no sense. That’s a TOTAL VIOLATION. Make those Steelers and Penguins fans order that shit and wait for Lazer Ship to screw up their Amazon deliveries.

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Howie Roseman Has Gone Psycho

Howie Roseman has gone Psycho on the NFL and Eagles fans have to love it. The NFL may want to test Rosemen for PED’s because he’s just crushing the competition.

I’m sorry I ever doubted Howie Roseman 2.0. The first go around was tough, but now, with Joe Douglas by his side, he’s resurrected better, stronger, smarter, and more aggressive than ever and there’s nothing not to like. 2.0 is just shredding through the league making shrewd trades and off-season signings and everything is coming up Howie!

On this glorious Halloween, Howie Roseman added Jay Ajayi for a stinkin’ 4th round pick from the Miami Dolphins. That’s not like trading with the Patriots where you have to worry about getting fleeced. This is the Miami Dolphins. The team Howie himself fleeced when he traded Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell (who was released last week) for the 8 overall pick a couple years ago, which he then flipped for the pick that landed Carson Wentz.

At 7-1 and the odds on favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl Howie Roseman is moving all in. While Philadelphia fans have been sitting patiently waiting for the processes of the Sixers, Flyers, and Phillies to play out, Howie Roseman has turned around the Eagles in two years—2 FRIGGIN YEARS—and is stopping at nothing from getting to Minneapolis in a smart way.

Ajayi is better than any RB on the Eagles in every facet of the game. He’s a talented three-down back who is young, talented and cheap. He’s only due $1.7M over the next two years. Miami didn’t trade Ajayi because his skills have diminished. He was traded, as reported by the Miami Herald, for being a problem in the locker room and not buying into Adam Gase. Can you blame him for that?

Ajayi is still a good player and behind a good offensive line, he’ll do good work. The reason Ajayi was traded has to do with team culture and locker room chemistry and player buy-in. (Miami Herald)

It’s not even noon yet. Be sure that Howie and Joe Douglas are still out there trick or treating trying to steal some more treats from other NFL teams. GMs Beware!

Miami Dolphins fans feel like they got tricked and they’re probably right. It’s good to be on the treat side of these things. THANKS HOWIE! Happy Howieween!

To make your Halloween better, check out some of the comments by Dolphins fans on the Miami Herald’s site:

David Dain · If I was Ajayi, I’d be pretty bummed that all I was worth was a lousy 4th round pick. It’s a shame they had to move him for so little, since there are so many teams out there that could use a young, talented running back.
Ken Lawrence · WTF – 4th rounder for a pro bowl running back who is only 24 years old – are Gase and the entire front office clueless or on coke like their OL coach – 4th rounder for him is embarrassing – what a joke the Dolphins are turning out to be. Let’s trade Landry for a 3rd rounder and a bag of peanuts!
Shane Le Gresley – This is insanity unless it is the start of a complete rebuild, that means almost everyone goes. Now we have zero running game so this season is a throw away.

Jay Pao – This really reinforces how much sh-t this franchise sits in. It can’t pull itself out under Ross’ ownership…But to let go 2 of your top offensive weapons screams out that this young head coach is in over his head as well.


I love Wentz and I love Ajayi. I am really ready to move my focus and loyalties to Philly. They seem to have a plan that is working.
Graciela Celaya Lleonart – Sorry to see Ajayi go, he can run the ball behind a good offensive line and I think he will do so in Philadelphia.
Scott FrommasIf your 2 best offensive players don’t buy into the system, then the problem is the system.
Marcus Estes · Our offense is struggling so we get rid of 1 of our best offensive players? This dumb move had better get us someplace quick Gase or the city will turn against you next.
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Fultz being evaluated by 76ers top shoulder docs.

Fultz being evaluated by 76ers top shoulder docs.

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Fultz Shoulder Chaos

Fultz’s agent tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski’s that Fultz had fluid drained from his shoulder. Whaaaat? Who had fluid drained from their shoulder? Water on the shoulder?

“Markelle had a shoulder injury and fluid drained out of the back of his shoulder,” agent Raymond Brothers told ESPN.

 

Then, the agent clarifies that Fultz had a cortisone shot.

“He had a cortisone shot on Oct. 5, which means fluid was put into his shoulder — not taken out,” agent Raymond Brothers told ESPN on Tuesday night. “

Now, the Sixers have released a medical updates saying Fultz will miss the next 3 games and have his shoulder re-evaluated on Tuesday.

In all this insanity, only one image comes to mind.

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Fire at Foy’s

Woke up this morning to the sad news that Headhouse Square, South Street staple Bridget Foy’s suffered a massive fire overnight. The Foy family have always been active in the South Street community and employ some great people. Hopefully, they can rebuild and reopen. Foy’s has been on the corner of 2nd and South Street for 40 years.

Even sadder is news that two rescue dogs up for adoption at the Doggie Style next door passed due to smoke inhalation.

Here are some images from the morning after:

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BONEHEAD VIOLATION of the Day

Walking on South Street for lunch today and witnessed the biggest bonehead Violation of the Day. Cars were backed up for two blocks. Horns were honking. This truck was delivering to an eyeglass shop and decided to block South Street, which is also a bus lane, to make the delivery.

Delivering in center city and South Street is a nightmare. I empathize with delivery guys trying to find a space to park their vehicles while making their deliveries. But, not this guy.

 

A. He could’ve moved his truck about 3 feet to the left so cars could’ve gotten by.

B. He could’ve moved up 5 feet so the cars behind him could swing around.

C. There’s an entire half block out front of Jim’s Steaks where this guy could’ve pulled into and allowed traffic to get by.

This guy is the clear winner of Violation of the Day. Absolutely need to hold up a dozen or so vehicles to make his delivery.

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Too Soon?

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USA Today’s 2017 Sixers Prediction

38 wins. Yikes. That ain’t right.

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The Most Annoying Eagles Post This Week

This is probably going to be the most annoying Eagles post or article you read all week. It’s definitely the most annoying I’ve written in recent memory.

It basically goes like this….slow your Eagles roll. Keep your Eagles expectations in check. Remember the history and pain of the past before reserving your Super Bowl hotel room in Minneapolis. Remember last year’s 3-0 start.

Why? Because as we covered last previously, low expectations make for happier people. Because of this:

Giants 0-5
Chargers 1-4
Redskins 2-2
Cardinals 2-3

That makes the winning percentage of the teams the Eagles have beaten a whopping .263 (5-14). Last year, when the Eagles were 3-0, they had beaten teams with a combined winning percentage of .222 (2-7) after the first three weeks of the 2016 season.

The Redskins are okay. The Giants blow. The Chargers blow slightly less. The Cardinals suck without David Johnson. Their only two wins this year have been against the Andrew Luck-less Colts and the 49ers and they needed overtime for both of those wins.

The Eagles are a better team than last year. They have far more talent. Doug Pederson has the team playing at a high level. Carson Wentz looks better each week. They’ve played bad teams and they’ve won, which is not always easy to do. However, I’m staying cautiously optimistic to avoid a heartbreaking drop off a cliff.

This week’s game against Carolina is probably the toughest test to date, especially with the shortened week. If they come out with a win in Carolina on Thursday night, I’ll probably be reserving a room in Minneapolis. Until then, take the 4-1 for what it’s been…fun.

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