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The Prodigy Returns

September 23rd, 2018 by Leo | Comments Off on The Prodigy Returns | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

Carson Wentz’s return from injury will be one of the greatest moments in Philadelphia sports history.

Make no mistake about it, Carson Wentz turned the Eagles franchise around and brought them their first championship in six decades. Sure, Nick Foles stepped into the role and had a marvelous run, quarterbacking the team through the playoffs and an electrifying Super Bowl win. But Foles and his teammates rode Wentz’s spirit to victory. They followed the path blazed by Wentz, and were infused with the confidence that can only be inspired by a player endowed with divine abilities. Carson Wentz took a team, and a city for that matter, that had been so demoralized from fifty-seven years of losing, and changed their DNA. He changed their destiny.

So, on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., savor what you are witnessing. Listen to the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field when Carson Wentz trots out of the tunnel onto the hallowed grass of his home turf. There will be a roar you will not hear again in your lifetime. Because the fans know innately what this wunderkind did. Generations feel it in their marrow. And they will welcome back their young, gridiron general with the enthusiasm and reverence reserved for only the greatest of warriors. It will be, well, let’s call it a religious experience.

That’s what Carson Wentz means to Philadelphia.

To take a peek back, it’s hard to believe what Wentz has accomplished in less than two years as a pro.

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Some Quick facts on the SuperBowl Win : Lutz

February 17th, 2018 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Some Quick facts on the SuperBowl Win : Lutz | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

All the way to the end, till the very-last snap, it was a nail biter. But somehow the Philadelphia Eagles prevailed, as 4.5 point underdogs, winning the city’s very first Lombardi Trophy.

Journeyman, former Eagles’ player, starting quarterback Nick Foles had another phenomenal 2018 postseason game and came away with Super Bowl MVP honors. Foles was an Eagles’ 3rd-round pick from Arizona in 2012 and made the NFC Pro Bowl the next year. Despite being traded to St. Louis, then going to Los Angeles and Kansas City, the Eagles brought him back to back up 2016 number-two overall pick Carson Wentz.

Wentz, who was on pace this season to be an MVP finalist, tore multiple ligaments in his knee and ended his season because of it. Foles took over like he hadn’t missed a step from 2013 and played with confidence and control.

The majority of football fans know what Patriots’ future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady can accomplish against adversity, no matter the roster. Coming into the postseason, he already won five titles, NFL MVP twice and made several AFC Pro Bowl teams. But could Foles also win a title in the face of adversity, put the team on it’s back and outlast Brady?

To critics and analysts, it didn’t seem likely.

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Martin Luther King should be Celebrated

February 12th, 2018 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Martin Luther King should be Celebrated | Filed in General, PhillyWood, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly

 

Before and after his April 4, 1968 assassination, legendary activist, religious figure and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has made a significant impact on America to this day.

His impact is so strong, America started to observe a federal holiday in his name — known as Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In 1983, former U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law and it was first observed three years later. It falls on the third Monday of January for each year.

On Jan. 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. [born Michael King, Jr. ] was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His father, Martin Luther King, Sr., was a reverend, Baptist pastor and Civil Rights figure. His mother, Alberta was a teacher before retiring to be a homemaker. In addition to MLK, Alberta gave birth to two other children, a boy and a girl.

King’s family, including his mother prior to her teaching career, came from a long line of Christian pastors and preachers, yet while some people may refuse to continue in their family’s footsteps, King stuck to his roots.

In the ‘60s, racial tensions were very high. The ‘60s were a time of significant change in American culture. Music was changing, politics were changing, and people were changing. Yet most people’s views on race weren’t. By each decade, Americans’ opinions are always going to be at change, but in this case, accepting other ethnic groups’ views and ideals was difficult.

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Soul Opener 2017 Starts the Road to Repeat

April 16th, 2017 by Leo | Comments Off on Soul Opener 2017 Starts the Road to Repeat | Filed in Football, General, Soul, Sports

ROAD TO REPEAT BEGINS WITH A 56-52 VICTORY

Soul Start 2017 Season with a Win on the Road

 TAMPA BAY— The Philadelphia Soul (1-0) defeated the Tampa Bay Storm (1-1), with the final score 56-52 in front of 9,071 fans at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL on Saturday night.

“Tonight was not one of our strongest performances,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel.  “We need to dust off the cobwebs and correct some mistakes before we head into the rest of the season but I am happy with the win.”

Soul WR Darius Reynolds led the receivers with five receptions for 78 yards and three touchdowns.  WR Ryan McDaniel added nine receptions for 87 yards and one touchdown and WR Shaun Kauleinamoku tallied five receptions for 49 yards.  Tampa Bay WR Kendrick Ings led the Storm receivers with seven receptions for 137 yards and two touchdowns.

Philadelphia QB Dan Raudabaugh completed 22-of-31 passes for 257 yards and five touchdowns.  Tampa Bay QB Randy Hippeard completed 20-of-33 passes for 292 yards and six touchdowns. 

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TSP Babe of the Year 2012: Kourtney Reppert, an Inside TSP Story

November 6th, 2015 by Leo | Comments Off on TSP Babe of the Year 2012: Kourtney Reppert, an Inside TSP Story | Filed in Eagles, General, Interviews, Philly Babes, TalkSportsPhilly

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Back in 2012 TalkSportsPhilly decided to start its Babe of the Year project and the very beginnings of Philly Babes.  As you can see Kourtney is a very beautiful woman from the Philly area and has a large following on social media among other numerous credits.  As I approached her about it and after she inquired and we talked.  KR (that’s what i call her) decided to accept and we began to work together setting it up.

Since it was the first TSP Babe of Year and playing with the Philly Babes idea, KR and I talked, tossed some ideas around and cross promoted, a win-win situation, what could go wrong?

Well, I put the page together with her approval and links connecting to different outlets you can find KR.  I was promoting on the Philly Babes page, fresh out of the starting gate at the time, and KR was helping to spread the word.

One morning I awoke and went to my computer, I am a professional, so it’s a part of my life.  I went to the Philly Babes page and received a rather disturbing message.

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Report: DeMarco Murray will play Sunday vs. Jets

September 25th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Report: DeMarco Murray will play Sunday vs. Jets | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

Eagles running back DeMarco Murray will play this Sunday according to a report from ESPN’s Ashley Fox.

The report is good news for the Eagles and their fans after Murray suffered a hamstring injury this week at practice, which caused his status for Sunday to be up in the air.

The Eagles are desperate to get their new running back going, after rushing for 11 yards on 21 carries in the first two games of the year. This week won’t get any easier for Murray or the Eagles against a very good defense in the New York Jets.

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