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Archive: April, 2013

Twins pitcher Glen Perkins gives stranded fans tickets to game

Monday, April 29, 2013, 4:12 AM
A Minnesota Twins fan found himself in a tough spot after a problem acquiring tickets online for Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers. The stranded fan turned to Twins closer Glen Perkins (who else?) for help on Twitter. Luckily for the fan, Perkins quickly responded and secured four tickets... Read more

Video: Barkley's 'numbers never lie'

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:54 PM
The Eagles shocked everyone when they picked quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round, 98th overall. He was the first pick of the fourth-round in the NFL draft on Saturday afternoon. For fans who are still unsure of how he will fare as a Eagle, ESPN's "Numbers Never Lie" breaks down his numbers... Read more

Penn Relays staffer breaks it down

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 1:57 PM
Out in the concourse, where the air is clear of bugles and pistol fire, the beats are flowing. And some staffers just can't help themselves. Read more

Watch: High school athlete vs. journalist

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 1:34 PM
Franklin Field is crawling with ridiculously physical high school athletes today, making the Marines' pull-up challenge a popular booth. Enter Alex Krynski, formerly of Penncrest High School. He popped off his windbreaker for a shot at the grand prize, a Marines t-shirt. I decided to give it a try... Read more

Athletes become poets

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 11:33 AM
Away from the track, the Penn Relays allows its young athletes the chance to leave a mark on the event, in more than a clocked time or a crater in the sand. There is a wall where they are encouraged to leave messages for each other, as well as partake in a Nike-sponsored haiku contest, illustrating... Read more

Best players available after first three rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft

Friday, April 26, 2013, 11:32 PM
Here's a look at the top-ranked players remaining after the first three rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft, based on CBS Sports' rankings. Which players will the Eagles go after on Saturday? Rank Player Pos. Pos. Rank School Class Ht. Wt. Proj. Round 37 Matt Barkley QB 2 Southern California Sr 6-3 227 1-2 39 Jesse... Read more

Lane Johnson (did not) wrestle bears to improve his blocking

Friday, April 26, 2013, 5:52 PM
Eagles' first-round pick Lane Johnson met with the media Friday and talked about how he used to wrestle bears. Seriously. (UPDATE: 5:55 p.m.): Apparently Lane Johnson is a big liar, as he now says he made up the bear wrestling story. Apparently, he's been telling this story for a while now. FROM... Read more

Lane Johnson's first meal in Philly is a cheesesteak, because of course it is

Friday, April 26, 2013, 2:40 PM
Lane Johnson has arrived in Philadelphia, and will meet with the media at 5 p.m. But as a 300 lb. offensive lineman, Johnson had to stop for a quick meal, his first in Philadelphia. To no surprise, it was the most cliche thing possible, a cheesesteak. According to Geoff Mosher of CSN, the sandwich... Read more

Eagles will draft Geno Smith in the second round, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.

Friday, April 26, 2013, 2:25 PM
ESPN's "Draft Expert" Mel Kiper Jr. has the Philadelphia Eagles taking West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the third pick in the second round of the NFL Draft. He has the Jaguars selecting USC's Matt Barkley with the 33rd pick, Zach Ertz (TE, Stanford) going to the 49ers at 34, and then the... Read more

Tharold Simon Day ruined by Tharold Simon

Friday, April 26, 2013, 1:35 PM
UPDATE, 2:18 P.M.: "20 witnesses" are now claiming Simon "did nothing wrong." A potential NFL draftee, the evening before the draft, is going to have some nerves. Not LSU cornerback Tharold Simon, whose confidence was so sky-high, his hometown of Eunice, Louisiana had declared today "Tharold Simon... Read more
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