A new year often brings hope.
Some of us act like we're going to eat better and go to the gym while others simply go on Twitter and refresh the Sixers' page looking for any sign of life from Markelle Fultz.
And it looks like 2018 is off to a nice little start for Sixers fans. After the team released a statement earlier in the day about Fultz reaching the next step in his rehab, their multimedia folks gave us a new year's treat on Tuesday evening.
Perhaps you saw earlier in the day when a number of media members shared very brief clips of Fultz at the team's practice facility doing basketball things.
Well, the Sixers have all the access to Fultz that they want -- and more than the rest of us -- so they shared a much more in-depth (and likely edited!) look at Fultz on the court.
The slow-mo, the spin, the hesi, the up-and-under, the creation-ability... it's certainly a teaser Sixers fans both wanted and needed. But the shot? The shot still looks a touch uncertain.
In case you missed the earlier report, Fultz is cleared to begin “the final stage of his return-to-play program.” Whatever that means. But there he is on the court doing basketball things, so I'll take that as a positive.
The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl.
Just wanted to remind any of you who may have forgotten. I know it's not likely, but you never know. There are some weirdos in the world.
And not only did the Eagles win the Super Bowl, they just put together a 45-minute documentary with inside access to the team that only they could provide.
It's titled, "All We Got. All We Need.: 2017 Philadelphia Eagles Season," and you can watch it right now for free on YouTube.
From Doug Pederson speaking to his players at OTAs in the spring — "what are you willing to give up starting today so that we can hold that trophy high come February of next year" — to Doug after Brandon Graham's strip of Tom Brady — "we got the ball! we got the ball! we got the ball!" — this covers all of those amazing moments.
"Eagles fans everywhere, this is for you!" Merrill Reese exclaimed after the final whistle.
It won’t be long until Eagles fans turn Canton, Ohio, into a sea of green this summer.
That’s when Eagles all-time great and fan favorite Brian Dawkins will be officially enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Class of 2018 also includes Terrell Owens, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher.
Here’s our first look at Dawkins’ bust, which will eventually find a permanent home in Canton.
The 2018 class will be enshrined on Aug. 4 in Canton at 7 p.m. Dawkins previously announced that his teammate Troy Vincent will present him for the Hall of Fame.
While players don’t go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of a specific team, Dawkins spent the majority of his career with the Eagles and is arguably the most popular Eagle of all time after making seven of his nine Pro Bowl appearances with the Birds. He now works in the Eagles’ scouting department.
It won’t be long before the finished bust is presented to the football world.