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Watch: NFL draft stage is going up quickly in front of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Watch: NFL draft stage is going up quickly in front of Philadelphia Museum of Art

The NFL draft will officially begin on Thursday, April 27, in Philadelphia but the construction of the mammoth structures in front of the Museum of Art and along the Ben Franklin Parkway are well underway.

CSNPhilly's John Boruk went over to the Parkway on Tuesday to check on the progress of the stage and other installations that are going up with roughly eight days to go before things kick off.

You can watch his segment in the above video. And see just how big the stage will eventually be.

The one guy working on it says it's the biggest stage ever built in North America.

The inside lanes of the Ben Franklin Parkway will be closed beginning today. The whole Parkway will be shutdown this weekend.

Nolan Patrick shows his wizardry with through-the-legs pass for goal

Nolan Patrick shows his wizardry with through-the-legs pass for goal

We've heard so much about Nolan Patrick's vision and passing ability.

Now we know why.

Patrick on Tuesday delivered the first jaw-dropping highlight of his NHL career when he slickly dropped a pass through his legs for a trailing Dale Weise, who finished the play with the Flyers' fourth second-period goal of the night (see observations).

You can watch the play in the video above … and just, wow.

Patrick, only 19 years old, does it so naturally and without even looking — at all — in Weise's direction.

Some Flyers were seen on the bench smiling in amazement of the teenager.

And it probably won't be the only time.

Joel Embiid explains the reasoning behind his wild new hairstyle

Joel Embiid explains the reasoning behind his wild new hairstyle

Joel Embiid said plenty with his words on Tuesday afternoon when he called the decision to have a minutes restriction in the teens to begin the season "f-----g BS."

He also sent a message with his fresh new look.

Jojo showed up to practice on the eve of the Sixers' season with a new hairstyle -- some cornrows remeniscent of the last great Sixer to captivate the city of Philadelphia.

No, not Andrew Bynum.

We're talking about Allen Iverson.

"I had the old hairstyle for a long time so I just wanted something new," Embiid said. "I know my mom won't be happy but it's only for a couple of days."

Robert Covington saw a resemblance, "Everybody was shocked. Told him he’s going to be the new AI.”

Was he inspired by somebody? Anybody?

"I just wanted something new, something crazy. I never do anything crazy, so..."

"I think it looks OK," Embiid said, always his toughest critic.