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Report says Eagles among teams with most interest in Joe Mixon

Report says Eagles among teams with most interest in Joe Mixon

After reports of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon's being linked to another violent incident when he was in high school (which were later recanted by the allegder) were trending earlier today, 94WIP's Howard Eskin tweeted he had heard Mixon was off of the Eagles' draft board.

Now there is a report saying the opposite.

The latest comes from NBC Sports analyst Josh Norris in a conversation with ProFootballTalk today.

"I think Joe Mixon is a first round talent. I think he's the second-best running back in this draft," Norris said. "Just his vision and patience alone, along with that receiving ability."

That said, Mixon's falling would not be a surprise.

"I think it's entirely possible he falls out of Rounds 2 or 3."

"You obviously have to get permission from your owner in order to draft him. I have a list of five or six teams that I've been told have that permission."

The Eagles are apparently one of those teams. Florio pressed Norris later in the segment on those teams.

"I've heard the Saints, I've heard the Vikings have done a ton of homework, pro days and visits as well, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Oakland Raiders. There might be a few more here and there. He might be on a secondary board for the Dallas Cowboys, not necessarily on their top board, so if he slides a little bit. Other teams will have that similar conversation."

"But if I were to peg a few that are interested the most, the Bengals absolutely, early on I think at pick No. 41 in the second round and the Philadelphia Eagles in round two as well."

Norris and Florio spent about nine minutes on the single topic of Mixon. You can watch that conversation below.

[via BleedingGreen]

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.