DeSean Jackson latest to rip Chip Kelly

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DeSean Jackson latest to rip Chip Kelly

Four years after his Eagles release, DeSean Jackson still bears the scar from his rift with Chip Kelly. The veteran wide receiver won’t even mention his former head coach.

Other than to point out he’s a major crackpot.

TMZ Sports ambushed Jackson at an airport this week, where they conducted a wide-ranging interview in less than 60 seconds. Among the topics broached was Kelly’s new job as head coach at UCLA, but the three-time Pro Bowl selection wasn’t hearing it.

“Oh, no, we don’t even talk about that dude,” Jackson says, cutting the interviewer off. “He’s a weirdo. He’s a big-time weirdo.”

It wasn’t the first time Jackson declined to discuss the controversial coach. Whatever issues that existed between the two, he’s generally kept Kelly’s name out of his mouth since his Eagles departure.

Jackson doesn’t really need to comment. Since his release in 2014 – a move that was reportedly made at Kelly’s insistence – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout has eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving twice, and signed two expensive contracts.

After pushing for Jackson’s release, Kelly amassed an 18-29 record, got fired from two jobs, and left the NFL with his tail between his legs, returning to college football.

Jackson clearly came out of this feud on top, and he’s not the only former Eagle pushed out by Kelly who feels vindicated.

Never one to shy away from criticizing Kelly, running back LeSean McCoy – traded to the Buffalo Bills in 2015 – likely summed up the feelings of Jackson and several others back in January.

“I got a lot of love for Philadelphia now that the little short coach is with the kids where he belongs,” McCoy said on NFL Network, via ProFootballTalk.

Kevin Hart uses curious recruiting tactic to get LeBron to Philly


Kevin Hart uses curious recruiting tactic to get LeBron to Philly

Kevin Hart is one of the most well-known Philadelphia sports fans in the world.

He made a scene at the Super Bowl while showing support for the Eagles.

So it's no surprise when TMZ asked him about LeBron James and his 76ers, Hart lit up a bit, even going so far as to say he has already attempted to recruit him to Philly.

"I sent him $40. He didn't accept it," Hart said. "I really did try. I sent him 40 dollars and I said come to Philly."

"He said, 'kiss my ass!'"

"I don't think he's going anywhere," Hart added.

Probably not if $40 is the best we as a city have to offer.

Loser Colin Cowherd pays off bet, wears Sixers jersey


Loser Colin Cowherd pays off bet, wears Sixers jersey

The Philadelphia 76ers as a team, and Joel Embiid specifically, reminded the world last night that FS1's Colin Cowherd is quite often full of it when they won their 40th game of the season.

We wrote about this last night when Jojo poked fun at Cowherd for his preseason assertion that Sixers wouldn't sniff 40 wins. But today Cowherd held up his end of the preseason bet by rocking a No. 21 Sixers jersey during his The Herd show.

Cowherd's co-host Kristine Leahy posted video of the frequently wrong analyst admitting he'd lost and saying he'd own up to it, eventually.

"I'd love to have [Embiid] on this show anytime he wants," Cowherd said today. "I made a bet. I lost. I'm not going to welch."

But then he spoke about not being able to find a jersey that fit while Leahy was wearing one that would clearly fit him. They eventually found one and he put it on.

"They deserve love," Cowherd said.

Winning sure feels good. All kinds of winning.