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Archive: April, 2011

Eagles Fans Optimistic About Lockout's End

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 4:26 PM
The NFL draft starts two weeks from tomorrow, as strange as that seems in a league where players aren't allowed to speak to their coaches or show up at the team facility to work out. The only NFL news being made outside courtrooms and judge's chambers these days is the weird kind. You probably saw... Read more

Eagles set preseason schedule

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 4:14 PM
The Eagles announced their preseason schedule, if there is a preseason. They open at home against Baltimore in Week 1, travel to Pittsburgh in Week 2 for a nationally televised game on Fox, host Cleveland in Week 3 and then close with the annual finale at the Jets in Week 4. Here is a rundown, with... Read more

Not Feeling Draft: Will Lockout Cage Eagles?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 1:07 PM
With nobody outside Judge Susan Nelson's chambers knowing when or whether there might be NFL free agency this year, the focus across the league sits more squarely on the draft than anytime in recent memory. But I'm having a hard time getting into it. It's almost like the league is going to pretend... Read more

Thoughts on mock drafts; NFLPA firms up draft event

Monday, April 11, 2011, 11:54 AM
As the draft approaches, we're seeing a shift away from Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi as the most popular presumed Eagles target at 23rd overall in the first round, toward Colorado corner Jimmy Smith. My view, this reflects the fact that we're almost certainly heading into the draft with no free agency... Read more

Site for Sore Eyes: Birds Battle Board Backlash

Friday, April 8, 2011, 8:03 PM
The Eagles' message boards, in all their fabled glory, should be back by Monday, team Website czar Dave Spadaro said yesterday. Spadaro has spent the week dealing with angry users of his site, which late last week converted to an NFL-mandated universal platform. That platform included a message board... Read more

Catching up on Eagles, NFL lockout

Monday, April 4, 2011, 12:58 PM
Back from a week in furlough limbo, which is not unlike being locked out, except that unlike Eagles players, I was not barred from my workout facility, Royal Fitness in Barrington, N.J. I just didn't get there much because I'm old and lazy. I figured going into the week that nothing would happen on... Read more

Banner on profits vs. victories

Monday, April 4, 2011, 12:14 PM
Eagles president Joe Banner spoke at Temple University last week during the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management’s ongoing Executive in Residence program. Banner met with 250 students, talking about his unsual path to a high-profile position in the NFL, the labor negotiations, his managerial... Read more

Nightclub Still Waiting For LeSean To Return The Money

Friday, April 1, 2011, 10:10 AM
When we last left Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and his brother LeRon, they were assuring us that the $2,500 advance he got for an appearance he failed to show up for in northeastern Pennsylvania on March 11 was ``ready to be returned.’’ Even though this sounded a lot like the popular... Read more
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