Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bradley makes SI's All-Pro team

Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley was named to Sports Illustrated's All-Pro team, put together this season by Peter King. Says King: "Rangy brain center of NFL's No. 3 defense." Bradley was the only Eagles player to make the team. In case you're curious, the team the Eagles play this weekend -- the Giants -- had three players named to the team: defensive tackle Fred Robbins, fullback Madison Hedgecock and center Shaun O'Hara. On the bright side, no Eagles players were named to Don Banks' All-Disappointment team on SI.com. The Giants had Plaxico Burress on that list. In other news... The Cowboys released cornerback Pacman Jones yesterday. To recap, they signed Pacman in the offseason after he was suspended for 2007. Jones provided entertaining clips on HBO's Hard Knocks, including one where he wrote a letter asking for reinstatement. He played, and not particularly well, in the team's first six games before allegedly punching one of the team's bodyguards and being suspended for six games. And then he played in three of the team's last four games, just in time to see them miss out on the playoffs. ESPN reports that three Atlanta-area men allege that Jones arranged to have them shot at outside a strip club. Jones' response to the Dallas Morning News: "It will be a lawsuit in a week against ESPN," Jones said. "That's stupid. It's so stupid I have no more comments." Moving on, FoxSports.com's Kevin Hench writes that the Giants are seemingly getting punished for earning the No. 1 seed: That's right, the New York Giants' run of bad luck continues. It's not enough to have lost their lone double - coverage-demanding wideout to the combustible combination of sweatpants and firearms. Now, after earning the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a 12-4 record, the Giants' reward will be a third meeting with the Eagles, arguably the hottest team in football and certainly the scariest 6-seed since the Steelers won it all in 2005. No one could have been rooting harder for Minnesota Sunday than the Giants were, including the thousands of Vikings season-ticket holders who chose not to use their playoff tickets. Thanks to reader Kathleen for passing along the link.

Bradley makes SI's All-Pro team

Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley was named to Sports Illustrated's All-Pro team, put together this season by Peter King.

Says King: "Rangy brain center of NFL's No. 3 defense."

Bradley was the only Eagles player to make the team.

In case you're curious, the team the Eagles play this weekend -- the Giants -- had three players named to the team: defensive tackle Fred Robbins, fullback Madison Hedgecock and center Shaun O'Hara.

On the bright side, no Eagles players were named to Don Banks' All-Disappointment team on SI.com. The Giants had Plaxico Burress on that list.

In other news...

The Cowboys released cornerback Pacman Jones yesterday. To recap, they signed Pacman in the offseason after he was suspended for 2007. Jones provided entertaining clips on HBO's Hard Knocks, including one where he wrote a letter asking for reinstatement. He played, and not particularly well, in the team's first six games before allegedly punching one of the team's bodyguards and being suspended for six games. And then he played in three of the team's last four games, just in time to see them miss out on the playoffs. ESPN reports that three Atlanta-area men allege that Jones arranged to have them shot at outside a strip club. Jones' response to the Dallas Morning News:

"It will be a lawsuit in a week against ESPN," Jones said. "That's stupid. It's so stupid I have no more comments."

Moving on, FoxSports.com's Kevin Hench writes that the Giants are seemingly getting punished for earning the No. 1 seed:

That's right, the New York Giants' run of bad luck continues. It's not enough to have lost their lone double - coverage-demanding wideout to the combustible combination of sweatpants and firearms. Now, after earning the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a 12-4 record, the Giants' reward will be a third meeting with the Eagles, arguably the hottest team in football and certainly the scariest 6-seed since the Steelers won it all in 2005. No one could have been rooting harder for Minnesota Sunday than the Giants were, including the thousands of Vikings season-ticket holders who chose not to use their playoff tickets.

Thanks to reader Kathleen for passing along the link.

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