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Eagles Training Camp Catch-up!

Chip KellyIn case you’ve missed them, here are some things that we’ve recently discussed during Eagles training camp! They’re the best articles written in the history of all articles ever. Fact.

  1. Hall of Fame writer Ray Didinger and 94WIP host Marc Farzetta were on our podcast. Need we say more?
  2. Hank explores if it’s reasonable to expect Chip Kelly to improve this season. Stats a-plenty!
  3. We explain who the hell Allen Barbre is. After all, he’s going to start the first four games.
  4. Ray discusses which players intrigued him going into the first preseason game.
  5. This team has some freakishly tall players—as in NBA starting five-sized players.
  6. The Eagles window to win a Super Bowl is shorter than you think. Believe it.

5 Names To Watch In Eagles Preseason Opener

Marcus Smith will get his first action as an OLB in Billy Davis' scheme.

Marcus Smith will get his first action as an OLB in Billy Davis’ scheme.

Football is back on Friday night at 8:oo p.m. Yes, it’s just preseason, but it is football nonetheless and Eagles fans are ready to get a glimpse of their team as the second season under Chip Kelly gets underway.

There are plenty of players to keep an eye on on Friday night, but some stand out more than others.

Here are the five players that I will be keeping the closest eye on when the Eagles take on the Bears in their preseason opener.

5. QB Mark Sanchez: Of course everyone will be watching to see how Nick Foles looks, myself included. However, you can expect to see a lot of fluidity out of Foles who should be familiar with the system and the majority of the weapons he’ll be working with.

Sanchez will get ample snaps on Friday night and the bottom line is that in the NFL you are extremely lucky if your second string quarterback doesn’t have to start a least a few games for you.

Sanchez has not played since he got injured last preseason and it’s time to find out if the Eagles got a steal in snagging him to backup Foles. Reports on him out of camp have been good so it’s time to see what he’s got.

Click Here To Read The Rest Of Ray’s Article At CBSPhilly.com

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Around The Cooler 8/3/14: The First Live Show!

GeorgeHere’s what we talked about:

  • The Hall of Fame and the players you grew up with
  • Feminine persuasion involves two female firsts.
  • The Eagles offense, training camp, and why Sanchez isn’t such a bad fit.
  • TWCNN gives another news update
  • Paul George, International brands, and the booming love of players.

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Dion May Be Exactly What The Sixers Are Waiting For

(credit: NBA.com)

(credit: NBA.com)

Throughout the NBA off-season, the Sixers have been the trendy name to bring up in connection to trades. The latest rumor that the Sixers have been linked to is an apparent interest on the part of the Timberwolves to acquire Thaddeus Young to replace Kevin Love if and when they deal the star forward.

The Sixers have also been linked to Dion Waiters of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Because Cleveland is the reported front-runner to land Love, it is only reasonable to think that a potential three team deal could be in the works that could send Waiters home to Philadelphia and Love to Cleveland to partner up with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

Fans have seemed to voice a bit of hesitancy when it comes to acquiring the third year guard out of Syracuse by way of Life Center Academy in Burlington, NJ.

The apprehension is somewhat surprising and if the Sixers can acquire Waiters and accompanying assets in a deal that would allow them to ship out Young, they will have made a great move.

READ the rest of Ray’s article at CBSPhilly.com

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The Wooder Cooler Is Two Years Old! (Belated)

2Yes, it’s been two years of The Wooder Cooler clogging up your Facebook and Twitter feeds and no one has fought me over it yet so I’ll take that as a good sign. I’d like to thank the people who comment on our posts, listen to our podcast, and make us a regular part of your day to day. You guys are the best (and I’ll probably hug you).

This site has taken some major strides in our second year…we did some work with an ESPN affiliate, both myself and Ray have begun putting our sports writing on CBSPhilly.com, and we’re doing Around the Cooler from a professional radio studio. It’s been wild and exhausting and endlessly enjoyable.

I’ve also fooled around with some things this year whether it be guest writers or podcast segments and anything in between. Like all experiments, some flopped and some were a great success. So while the site hasn’t gone through many major changes in the last few months and I want it to be clear that I’m by no means satisfied with where we are. There’s always a way to get better and I’m open to any avenue that allows us to do that so expect bolder moves over the next year. #TogetherWeBuild

-Vince

Ryan Howard Benching Could Be Beginning Of The End

Credit: (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Credit: (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

This has not been the best year for a number of members of the Phillies. The team is working to keep its collective head above water and with each passing day, the prime years of the core seem like a greater distant memory. That feeling holds true for Ryan Howard in particularly.

“The Big Piece,” has not been himself this season. He really has not been his “old self,” for much of the last three seasons as he has suffered and rehabbed several injuries.

The Phillies have been unable to rely on Howard the way they have in past years. That was no more evident than on Tuesday night when the Phillies fell to the Giants in 14 innings. Howard had an opportunity with a man on third and one out to give the Phillies the victory and he fittingly struck out.

It seems like the door is almost closed for Howard’s tenure as a Phillie. Speculation runs rampant and there is no way to know for sure what the brass is thinking, but the signs do not look good.

READ Ray’s entire story at CBSPhilly.com

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Around The Cooler 7/20/14: Gearing Up for the Long Haul

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • We break down the most important phases of the Eagles system on the Eve of Training Camp and the influence of Chip Kelly
  • We also are joined by Pete Curtin to talk about the outlook of the NFC East
  • Everyone’s favorite segment, Feminine Persuasion is back as WNBA All Star Schoni Schimmel and American Ninja Warrior Kacy Catanzaro
  • We broke down the newly proposed NBA draft system
  • Also, the TWCNN Weekly Update makes a return and Vince shares his progress on his diet “17 in 7”

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MLB Is Fully To Blame For Wainwright-Jeter Controversy

Bud Selig (credit: AP)

Bud Selig (credit: AP)

Tuesday night’s MLB All Star game had plenty of meaningful moments. The majority of those moments had to do with Derek Jeter who was ceremoniously playing in his 14th and final MLB All Star Game.

One of those special moments was Jeter’s leadoff double off Cardinal’s ace Adam Wainwright. That all too perfect hit was Jeter’s way of saying goodbye to professional baseball on a stage that garnered the attention of all sports fans around the country.

That moment was quickly clouded with controversy and regret. Wainwright spoke with reporters following the hit and said ““I was going to give him a couple of pipe shots. I didn’t know he was going to hit a double, though, or I might have changed my mind. I thought he’d line a single to right, or maybe a ground ball.”

Click Here to read the rest of Ray’s article at CBSPhilly.com

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Around the Cooler 7/13/14: Back on the Grid

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Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • LeBron James heads to Cleveland. Good move?
  • Another big game hunter hits feminine persuasion
  • Shaking up baseball’s conventions and home run derby team selections
  • We have a special Philly-related spelling bee!
  • Vince makes a weight loss guarantee

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Around the Cooler 6/29/14: Tip Not Included

Payton MCWHere’s what we’re talking about:

  • NBA insider Derek Bodner stops in to talk Sixers draft with us.
  • The Flyers hosted a draft too! How much do we like Hextall so far?
  • Cab fares, tipping, and the Wooder Cooler wooder cooler

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