Here’s another story brought to you by the fact that the Eagles are Super Bowl champions.
Remember that gorgeous ring the team received last week? Well, someone made a replica completely out of sand.
That’s pretty impressive work and it’s awesome to see that Stefen Wisniewski is so proud of his ring that he’s wearing it to the beach. His former teammate and "Philly Special" QB, Trey Burton, is questioning that decision, though.
After the ring ceremony, Wisniewski posted this to his Twitter account, a heartfelt story about what the ring means to him.
The guys on the Eagles just get it. Throughout this journey that brought Philadelphia its first Super Bowl trophy, the players have put the fans first and taken everyone along for this incredible ride. It’s awesome to see a story like this where a Super Bowl champion is so proud to share his new ring with a fan.
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Just 15 days ago, Alec Bohm heard his name called by the Phillies as the third pick in the 2018 MLB draft. Today, Bohm didn't waste any time showing why the Phillies signed him for $5.85 million. In fact, he showed it on the very first pitch of the very first at-bat of his professional career.
Batting second for the GCL Phillies, Bohm ripped the first pitch he saw to right field for an RBI-triple. The hit came off Anderson Munoz, a 19-year-old pitcher in the Yankees organization. Bohm ended the game 1 for 2, reaching on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the third before the game was suspended.
Bohm, 21, is coming off a big season at Wichita State, where he hit .339 with a .436 on-base percentage and 16 homers as a junior.
Last week, Phillies scouting director Johnny Almaraz said that Bohm will start in rookie ball with the GCL Phillies before making his way to Single-A Williamsport with the hope that he will finish the year at Single-A Lakewood, who have already clinched a spot in the South Atlantic League playoffs (see story). This is the same path Adam Haseley, the eighth overall pick in the 2017 MLB draft, took last year before starting his first full season of professional baseball in Clearwater.
As a 21-year-old who played three years of collegiate baseball, it’s not unfair to expect strong production from Bohm this year, as he will be playing against competition his age or younger than him, for the most part. Two at-bats into his career, he’s already off to a good start.
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If you have the Internet, you have probably seen this video of 6-foot-10, 12-year-old basketball phenom Olivier Rioux yesterday. What you might not have seen are these hilarious reactions by Joel Embiid and Steph Curry.
For those of you who somehow missed the video, here it is.
Joel Embiid, your thoughts?
I can’t imagine the joy Embiid had watching this video. As someone who has, as recently as this month, dribbled a basketball off someone’s face, swatted young fans shots during promotional events and joked about dunking on 5-2 trainers, Embiid had to have enjoyed this video more than anyone. He is also one of the best trash-talkers in the game, so his comment about Rioux staring down and trash-talking his opponents is pure gold.
Steph Curry also had his say, which is what we were all thinking.
Not for nothing, Rioux shows off a few good post moves in the video and some range as well. Just imagine how much fun it must be to be allowed to play as hard as you can against opponents that you’re able to completely dominate. Obviously, things will change for the youngster when he graduates to taller rims and taller opponents, but for now, this video is awesome and I hope we haven’t seen the last of this Canadian wonderkid.