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Alshon Jeffery dreams of Philly being just like the movie 'Invincible'

Alshon Jeffery dreams of Philly being just like the movie 'Invincible'

Alshon Jeffery will be officially introduced to the Philadelphia media on Friday afternoon but he's already gushed about his new quarterback Carson Wentz.

First at the Philly airport to CSN's John Clark and later in a piece Alshon wrote for the Player's Tribune.

Jeffery talked a lot about his experience in Chicago playing for the Bears and what that city meant to him. He mentions watching Michael Jordan and Walter Payton as a youngster, how he wanted to become the greatest Bears receiver of all-time and bring the city another Super Bowl.

He fell short in Chicago but has similar hopes in Philadelphia. 

After thanking everyone who supported him in Chicago, Alshon turned to his new city and new quarterback.

Jeffery recalls watching Carson Wentz play against the Bears in week 2 of last season and seeing something there despite it being so early in his career.

"I remember thinking for a quick second, Man, this kid can do some things," Jeffery writes.

"As the season went on and he kept playing better, I thought that someday he was gonna be a legit MVP contender. I think he has that kind of talent."

He shares a text exchange the two had after news broke of Jeffery coming to Philly. Alshon told Carson he believes the second-year QB has the potential to win an MVP in the NFL and Carson responded by saying all he wants is to win a championship.

In a I'm-not-sure-how-to-feel-about-this moment, Jeffery writes that what he thinks of Philadelphia comes from watching the Disney movie "Invincible" recently. I suppose that's better than "National Treasure."

"I actually just watched the movie Invincible a couple of months ago," he writes. "You remember that scene where Mark Wahlberg scores a touchdown at the old Veterans Stadium, and he holds his arms out to celebrate, and all you can see in front of him are the fans going nuts and wearing that old-school Eagles green and white."

"That’s what I imagine it’s going to feel like playing at the Linc."

Well, at least he supports bringing back the old-school green and white! Eagles fans can get behind that.

You can read his whole piece here.

Joel Embiid expects 90 percent of his tweets to go viral

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Joel Embiid expects 90 percent of his tweets to go viral

One of the things that I love about Joel Embiid is the fact that it seems like every day we find another reason to love him even more.

Today's entry comes from a profile in GQ magazine in which he talks about plenty of things. But it was one of the first things he was asked about his Twitter account that had me rolling once again.

How do you find out if one of [your tweet] has gone viral, then?

Joel: I think 90 percent of them [will be viral]. That’s the expectation.

Amazing. The thing is, I don't know if he's giving himself enough credit. ONLY 90%????

Oh, and he subscribes to the Jah Rule school of thought: WHO CARES?

"Then I had so much time, too, because I missed that whole year and the second year after, so I didn’t have anything to do," Embiid said. "[I’d] just go on social media and converse with fans, make crazy jokes, and tweet crazy stuff because I don’t care. I say whatever I want to."

His critique of other players' boring Twitter accounts is also incredibly on point:

What do you mean some guys are always tweeting the same thing?

Joel: Bullshit like, “Game Day!” “It’s a great game.” I don’t know. They’re all the same. It’s boring.

Amen.

The whole Q&A is worth any Sixers fan's time just to get to know a little more about Jojo. Be happy he's ours. And pray he stays healthy so he can take his game on the court to the same level as his game off of it.

Eagles-hater Pete Morelli allowed to referee future Birds' games

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Eagles-hater Pete Morelli allowed to referee future Birds' games

If you like penalties and hate the Eagles, you clicked on the right story.

Alleged Eagles hater Pete Morelli will be allowed to referee future Birds' games after the league found no signs of bias towards the Eagles. 

How's this for bias? In a Week 6 win over the Panthers, the Eagles were flagged 10 times for 126 yards. Compare that to the Panthers' one penalty for one yard and you see the problem.

But it wasn't the first time Morelli got flag-happy against the Eagles. In Morelli's last 4 Eagles' games — all away from the Linc — his crew has thrown 40 penalties for 396 yards to opponents' eight penalties for 74 yards. I'm not a numbers guy, but something seems off here.

In true Philly sports fashion, the Eagles will now reach the Super Bowl where Morelli and Co. will be waiting to rain yellow on the field, leading to an Andy Reid-led Chiefs' victory where Reid orchestrates an efficient two-minute game-winning drive, perfectly utilizing all three timeouts.