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LeGarrette Blount shows he can hoop and fire up Eagles fans

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LeGarrette Blount shows he can hoop and fire up Eagles fans

Before he runs the rock this Sunday at the Linc, LeGarrette Blount showed he can shoot it a bit, too.

The Eagles' running back took in the Sixers-Celtics preseason game on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. During warm-ups, he fired a healthy three-point jumper and drained it. (OK, he got some help from a few of the other basketballs en route to the rim, but who cares?)

You've got to love Blount's celebration of the made jumper. Fans are hoping he's celebrating touchdowns on Sunday when the 3-1 Eagles host the Cardinals.

Sounds like those fans are ready.

When the Sixers featured Blount on the scoreboard and played "Fly, Eagles, Fly," the Wells Fargo Center erupted.

Enjoy here, courtesy of NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jessica Camerato.

Simmons mic'd up against OKC: He wants Westbrook

Simmons mic'd up against OKC: He wants Westbrook

Friday night's Sixers game against the Oklahoma City Thunder turned into a wildly entertaining three-overtime affair.

Sadly, the Sixers came out on the short end but the final quarter and three extra frames sure were fun to watch.

It had the Joel Embiid-Carmelo Anthony dustup. The Embiid wave-off of Steven Adams. It had everything but the win.

Thanks to the NBA's official Twitter account now we get even more from the game. They've got a quick teaser video of Ben Simmons being mic'd up during the game.

The best part? Clearly when he's asking TJ McConnell who he's guarding and Teej defers to Simmons. Who does Simmons want? Westbrook.

The rookie isn't scared of the beastly vet. Gotta love it.

Eagles fans give MetLife Stadium a real fan experience

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Eagles fans give MetLife Stadium a real fan experience

First, it was StubHub Center in Carson, California, on Oct. 1. Then it was the Los Angeles Coliseum last week.

This time, on Sunday, it was a turnpike drive to MetLife Stadium. 

Eagles fans travel — we know that. An Eagles game in North Jersey? It's nothing new, Eagles-Giants, no matter how big of a ghastly mess the New York football Giants are right now, will always attract plenty of Birds fans. But this is quite something.

Eagles fans on Sunday gave MetLife Stadium — which has been open for eight seasons now — a baptism of what real fan experience looks like, writes the New York Daily News' Gary Miles:

Thanks to the Eagles fans, we found out MetLife Stadium can actually be as loud as Giants Stadium used to be. This is the eighth year for the new stadium and it hasn't jumped like the old place.

It's hard to say more than 50% of the stadium were Eagles fans, but they seemed to account for 75% of the noise, even more down the stretch when they were chanting, "Defense, defense, defense," on the Giants last drive.

This was worse than late in the 1978 season when fans burned tickets, rented an airplane to fly over the stadium pleading for the end of bad football and hung Wellington Mara in effigy from the mezzanine.

The Eagles fans invaded and the only retribution was cops handcuffed a fan wearing an Eagles No. 11 jersey and escorting him through the bowels of the stadium after the game.

Well done, Eagles fans. Well done.