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Archive: June, 2009

McNabb partners with IHOP

Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 8:38 AM
Last week, we told you that Campbell's Chunky Soup had decided not to use an NFL player in its marketing campaign for the first time in over a decade. Donovan McNabb had not appeared in a commercial for the company recently, and the announcement confirmed it would stay that way. But fear not. You'll... Read more

Brian Mitchell resurfaces at WIP

Monday, June 29, 2009, 3:18 PM
Earlier today, we wrote about ex-Eagle Brian Mitchell and his departure from ESPN 980 in D.C. The station said they let Mitchell go because of the economy, but the former special-teams ace told USA Today that it may have had more to do with his criticism of Dan Snyder and the Redskins' organization... Read more

B-Mitch let go for criticizing 'Skins?

Monday, June 29, 2009, 8:47 AM
If you tuned in to WIP last week, you may have heard the familiar voice of ex-Eagle Brian Mitchell. In this morning's USA Today, Mitchell shed some light on why he lost his gig as a radio host in D.C. He had been working for ESPN 980, a station owned by Redskins owner Dan Snyder. The station said... Read more

One Eagle in the top 50?

Saturday, June 27, 2009, 11:24 AM
Before we know it, Super Bowl predictions are going to start emerging from publications across the country. And judging by the national reaction to the Eagles' offseason moves, several of those are going to have the Birds going to Miami. But one national writer doesn't seem to think too much of the... Read more

T.O. returning to Superstars

Friday, June 26, 2009, 5:23 PM
I did not catch the first episode of 'The Superstars' on ABC, but judging by how many people read philly.com's story about the show earlier this week, a lot of you did tune in. So we thought it might be of interest to some of you that Terrell Owens and his partner Joanna Krupa will return to the show... Read more

Ochocinco's Michael Jackson slip-up

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 7:35 PM
At the sports bloggers conference I went to a couple weeks ago in New York City, they talked about how athletes can use Twitter to interact directly with fans. Chad OchoCinco, who has a very active account, showed this evening exactly how not to use the social networking tool. The Bengals' wide receiver... Read more

Bernard Hopkins rips McNabb (yes, again)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 11:20 PM
Back in November, we wrote a blog post titled Hopkins rips McNabb (again). The entry came after Bernard Hopkins slammed Donovan McNabb on Comcast SportsNet, something that has been commonplace in this city over the years. So the mere fact that he ripped into the Eagles' quarterback once again Wednesday... Read more

No soup for McNabb, and others

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 11:37 PM
If you've been anxiously awaiting the next Donovan McNabb Campbell's Chunky Soup commercial, you're fresh out of luck. The company will not use an active NFL player in its marketing campaign for the first time in over a decade, according to Terry Lefton of the SportsBusiness Journal. Per the article... Read more

Barkley thinking Eagles Super Bowl

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 6:00 AM
Count Charles Barkley among the many who love what the Eagles did this offseason. Sir Charles joined Howard Eskin and Marc Farzetta on WIP Monday and predicted a Super Bowl for the Birds in 2009. "Good luck to my Eagles too," he said near the end of the interview. "I think the Eagles... Read more

Report: Release surprised Otis Smith

Monday, June 22, 2009, 2:29 PM
Back from my vacation in Portland and getting caught up on some online reading. A roundup of some links of interest: ** Assistant secondary coach Otis Smith was surprised when the Eagles let him go, according to Mike Reiss of The Boston Globe. Per the report, Smith was released on June 12. To our... Read more
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