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NCAA Media and Instagram Streams

March 3rd, 2023 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Basketball, College Sports, General, NCAA, Sports, TSP Radio


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Eagles Draft: Was Agholor the right pick at 20?

May 1st, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Eagles Draft: Was Agholor the right pick at 20? | Filed in Eagles, General, NFL

Obviously last night will be looked at as a disappointment for some Eagles fans as the team did not end up with Marcus Mariota. However, the draft continued after that dreamed died and the Eagles still had work to do. After staying at number 20, they selected wide receiver Nelson Agholor out of USC.

Agholor (6’1, 198 lbs) is coming off a 2014 junior season that featured 104 catches for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns. He brings a lot of versatility to the Eagles offense by having the ability to line up anywhere on the field and make plays. Scouts love his hands, he has good speed, and can jump out of a building. Pairing Agholor with second year wide receiver Jordan Mathews may be a beautiful sight for years to come in Philadelphia.

Personally, I think it was a very good pick. There was a part of me that wanted the Eagles to draft Byron Jones, but overall I think that Agholor was the better pick at the time. Along with his good route running, hands, speed, and leaping ability, Agholor is also a option for punt returns.

There is no question that the Eagles needed to address wide receiver in the draft after losing Jeremy Maclin, and while some think that the Eagles may have reached for Agholor or wanted to go defense at 20, Eagles fans will be very pleased with the production they get from the wide receiver out of Southern California.

Of course with every selection there is a flurry of reaction, so lets take a look at what others are saying about the Eagles selection:


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Soul make Steaks out of Sharks in Home Opener

April 15th, 2015 by Leo | Comments Off on Soul make Steaks out of Sharks in Home Opener | Filed in Football, General, Soul

Philadelphia Sports: Soul Home Opener

The Philadelphia Soul (2-0) held their home opener this week at the Wells Fargo Center against the Jacksonville Sharks (0-2).   A good crowd came out to cheer the most winning team in Philadelphia Sports on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  The Soul brought their A game to the arena and made Shark steaks out of Jacksonville defeating them soundly by a score of 63-52.

“The new faces of the roster add a spark this season and lift up the entire team up,” Soul Head Coach Clint Dolezel said. “Ryan McDaniel came ready to play like he has since training camp. He has been our offensive leader all season making big plays and catches. Both teams knew each other well and it was an important win to grab in front of our fans for the first time this season.”

The Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh had a great day, he completed 21 of 30 passes for 261 yards with eight touchdowns and one interception.  He was awarded the Russel Athletic Player of the Game for his efforts.  McDaniel’s didn’t disappoint the crowd either, he made some spectacular plays including a one handed touchdown grab.  McDaniels finished the day with 11 receptions for 133 yards and 5 TD’s.

The Soul had the lead at halftime with a score of 35-21 and continued their dominance throughout the second half.  The final score of 63-52 makes it seem as it was a close game but the Sharks had to make a big comeback in the fourth quarter to get within 11 by game’s end.  The two notable players for the Sharks was Tommy Grady, who completed 26-of-41 passes for 346 yards, eight touchdowns, and zero interceptions.  The other player was former Soul Tiger Jones, who led the Sharks with 13 catches for 239 yards and five touchdowns.


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Report: Eagles have interest in safety Ron Parker

March 10th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Report: Eagles have interest in safety Ron Parker | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL


The Eagles have a glaring need at safety and tried very hard to fill that need with Devin McCourty, but failed to sign him.

Still in the market for a starting safety to play alongside Malcolm Jenkins, the Eagles seem to have a new target in mind. According to NJ.Com’s Eliot Shorr-Parks, safety Ron Parker is on the teams “short list” of potential free agents to lock up when the new league year begins at 4:00 PM EST today.

Parker, 27, has played five years in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, and most recently the Kansas City Chiefs. Last season while playing for the Chiefs, Parker finished with 94 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, and one interception in 16 games.

He is also a versatile player, having experience playing both cornerback and safety.



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Reaction to the criticism of Sam Hinkie

February 25th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Reaction to the criticism of Sam Hinkie | Filed in Basketball, General, NBA, Sixers, Sports, TSP Radio

Sam Hinkie’s plan to bring a championship to Philadelphia is bold, but is he going to far?

Back in the 2013 NBA Draft a man named Sam Hinkie made a move that shocked many Sixers fans and made them wonder what just happened, including myself. The move was trading away Jrue Holiday, the young point guard of the Sixers who was coming off his best season as a pro, which included his first All-Star appearance.

I was shocked!

I didn’t understand why the Sixers traded away a player who had obvious talent, and potential All-Star talent. But then something clicked in my mind. The reasoning of the Sixers trading away Jrue Holiday finally made sense. Since the 2001 magical run led by Allen Iverson to take the Sixers to the NBA Finals before falling to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games, the Sixers were the definition of mediocrity in the NBA.

From the 2001-02 season through the 2012-13 season (Holiday’s final season) the Sixers averaged 38.1 wins per year in that span. They never won more then 48 games (2002-03) and never lost more then 55 games (2009-10). They made the playoffs seven times but made it out of the first round just twice, and were eliminated in the second round both times. The most recent of those two was in the 2011-12 season, which also happened to be the year of the lockout, when the Sixers lost to the Boston Celtics in game seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.


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Is Marcus Mariota Worth Trading Up For?

February 9th, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Is Marcus Mariota Worth Trading Up For? | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

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Super Bowl XLIX is in  the rear-view mirror, and that means the NFL Draft is approaching quickly. The 2015 NFL Draft will be like no other for the Philadelphia Eagles, however. Chip Kelly and the Eagles will be the subject of many, many rumors heading into Chicago. The focus point of said rumors will be on Marcus Mariota, the QB from Oregon. Oregon’s former head coach Chip Kelly has been the head coach of the Eagles for two seasons, and it has been widely speculated that Chip would “move heaven and earth” to acquire Mariota when he declared for the draft. That chance may present itself this April, as Marcus has gone public with his declaration for the NFL Draft. With rumors a plenty, there is only one question that needs to be asked. “Is Marcus Mariota worth trading up for?”

The 21-year-old Honolulu native has made quite a name for himself over three seasons in Eugene, but started out his football career as a practical unknown. Graduating from St. Louis High School in Honolulu, he was never provided with a starting opportunity, until his senior season. He quickly made his presence felt though, leading his team to an 11-1 record, and a state championship. Following that season, Marcus was heavily sought after by teams like Notre Dame, USC, and UCLA. Ultimately though, Mariota accepted a scholarship offer to go play for the University of Oregon. It was at Oregon that Mariota transcended the game, and became a superstar. The 18-year old Mariota red-shirted the 2011 season, delaying his arrival by a season. The 2012 season was Mariota’s breakout year as he led the Ducks to a 12-1 record, including a 35-17 victory over #5 Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl. Mariota’s 3,429 total yards from scrimmage, and 37 total touchdowns were only a glimpse at what was to come from the pride of Honolulu. The team took a step back in Marcus’ sophomore season, finishing 11-2 with a 30-7 win over Texas in the Alamo Bowl.  Mariota had another strong season, becoming the only player in Oregon’s history to eclipse 4,000 total yards of offense. He also racked up 40 touchdowns. Many were left wondering how Mariota’s college career could get better after that season.

Well, the 2014 season proved just how it could.  The Ducks went on a tear, finishing 12-1 in the regular season. By winning the Pac-12 championship, Oregon had avenged its’ only blemish by decimating the #6 Arizona Wildcats. Mariota’s dream season continued as he led his Oregon Ducks to the first-ever College Football Playoff. Knocking off #4 Florida State, the Ducks advanced to the National Championship. Unfortunately for Marcus, his dream season would not conclude with the ultimate prize. Oregon ran into an Urban Meyer-led Ohio State buzz-saw. Mariota’s 2014 season is being referred to as “one of the greatest single-season performances” by a college-athlete. Racking up over 5,000 total yards of offense, he also tallied 58 total touchdowns, and 4 interceptions.  Those numbers led Mariota to his first Davey’ O’Brien Award, and Maxwell Award. He also became the first Hawaiian-born player to win the prestigious Heisman Memorial Trophy. As life would have it, Marcus’ best season in Eugene would also be his last, as he declared for the NFL Draft. Moving onto the next portion of his career, Mariota is a locked in first-round selection this April. The question remains where in the first round?

The majority of teams in the NFL seem to be settled on a choice at QB, at the present moment. As usual though, there are a few exceptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who currently possess the 1st overall pick are the team with the largest need for a QB. However, they also have many other needs on the defensive side of the ball.  The Tennessee Titans stake claim to the 2nd overall pick, but they seem ready to commit to LSU alum Zach Mettenberger as the signal-caller. This leave the New York Jets, and our Philadelphia Eagles as potential destinations for the pride of Oregon. Mariota has long been associated with the Birds, solely because of his relationship with coach Chip Kelly. However, with the questions surrounding the solidarity of Nick Foles under center, the Mariota rumors have begun to gain steam. Many experts have supported the idea that the Eagles should go get Mariota.  In fact, an AFC scout has gone as far to say “Chip (Kelly) will mortgage the future to go get him. If he misses on him, (Kelly) can just bolt back to college.”   That may be true, but it’s more complicated than just mortgaging the future. Kelly would need to decide how much of the future, he wants to mortgage.


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2014 Eagles: A Team Of Destiny?

August 10th, 2014 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on 2014 Eagles: A Team Of Destiny? | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL


The Nick Foles era is well underway, and it was made crystal clear during a week 6 thrashing of the Oakland Raiders, in which Foles threw for 406 yards and a historic 7 TDs.  Perhaps last season’s 29 TDs – 2 INTs ratio was a fluke, or perhaps it was the start of something great. Either way, Nick knows that it won’t be easy to match those numbers, but he won’t roll over and take a step back either.  Foles was quoted in an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer as saying: “Our team isn’t measured by my 27-2.”

“Can I be a good-enough leader to where I can make these guys better players around me to where it makes the team better and we win? Now, I might not ever reach those [statistics] again. … I hope I do.  I want to get better and I want to be a better player. But if you’re just looking primarily at statistics, you might not ever.  ” It’s clear that Foles isn’t expecting to put up numbers similar to the year prior, however Foles seems more than ready to take the reigns of this team.

With that said, the Eagles are in a better position to succeed this year, than last year. Even if Foles doesn’t put up the same numbers (which is highly unlikely), this team is loaded with talent.  Players like LeSean McCoy to Brandon Boykin to Jordan Matthews to the newly-signed Malcom Jenkins, this teams is stacked.  The offseason acquisitions of scat-back Darren Sproles and monstrous wideout Jordan Matthews more than made up for the loss of all-pro wideout DeSean Jackson on offense.

While, the acquisition of lockdown safety Malcom Jenkins has shored up the defensive secondary, it still remains the primary weakness of this team. The defense as a whole is a solid unit, but the lack of secondary talent and depth has proved to be a problem and could do so once again. Cary Williams, Brandon Boykin, and Malcom Jenkins are the secondary leaders, but can’t carry the load themselves.  The acquisition of Nolan Carroll could prove beneficial to a weak secondary, and may push a playoff team into a championship contender.

The Eagles posted a 10-6 record last year with a rookie coach, a rookie QB, Bryce Brown, Nate Allen, and DeSean Jackson on the squad. Was that a fluke or destiny? To me, it seemed like destiny.  Everything broke the Eagles way last season. We avoided Aaron Rodgers, we ran into a puddle of clay defense in Chicago, and perhaps most importantly….Brandon Boykin came up HUGE with that interception that sealed the division against Dallas.  If that’s not destiny, I don’t know what is…


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