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Axalta Racing unveils Eagles-inspired race car


Axalta Racing unveils Eagles-inspired race car

Today, Axalta Racing held a press conference at Commerce Square in Philadelphia to unveil a special race car to honor the Super Bowl champions.

The car will be driven by Alex Bowman, who pilots the No. 88 car in the NASCAR Cup series, in the Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Speedway on July 29.

Last year, avid Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. was supposed to drive an Eagles-themed scheme, but because of an NFL policy — that has now been rectified — he was unable to use that look.

As the saying goes, hungry dogs run faster, but maybe for one day, they'll drive faster.

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Listen to the Australian radio call of Super Bowl 52

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Listen to the Australian radio call of Super Bowl 52

Tired of hearing about the Eagles winning the Super Bowl? No? Same.

You’ve heard the Merrill Reese version, but have you heard the call from Australian radio icon Gerard Whateley?

Here you go, mate.

Click here to listen to the highlight reel of big plays from the game.

Whateley (joined by Bob Sansevere) called the game for 1116SEN, Melbourne’s Sports Entertainment Network, and became the first Aussie to call the Super Bowl back to Australia live on radio. Whateley routinely covers the Australian Football League, cricket, horse racing and Olympic swimming, but his call of the Super Bowl is another fun way to hear the Eagles’ triumph against the Patriots.

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Phillies call out FOX Sports over tweet omitting Aaron Nola

Phillies call out FOX Sports over tweet omitting Aaron Nola

What is it going to take for Aaron Nola to get some national respect?

How about his first All-Star selection? Nope.

What about an NL-best 12 wins? Nah.

The second-best ERA in the league? Meh.

Looks like Nola will have to do even more to get the respect he deserves as evidenced by yet another diss.

Earlier Tuesday, FOX Sports MLB posted this tweet, and Phillies fans went wild. As of writing this, the tweet had more than 250 comments of people, kindly and not-so-kindly, letting it know about the glaring omission.

The Phillies even were puzzled, too.

Let’s take a look at the players on the graphic:

Max Scherzer: 11-5, 2.33 ERA, 127.2 IP, 177 K, 0.89 WHIP

Jacob deGrom: 5-4, 1.79 ERA, 115.1 IP, 142 K, 0.99 WHIP

Jon Lester: 11-2, 2.45 ERA, 106.1 IP, 81 K, 1.17 WHIP

Let’s look at Nola’s numbers:

12-2, 2.27 ERA, 123 IP, 126 K, 0.98 WHIP

No matter what numbers you like, Nola is, at the absolute worst, the third-best pitcher of the four and probably is having the second-best season in the NL.

In fact, before the season, MLB Network omitted Nola’s name from a list of 22 pitchers.

Sure, pitching in his home ballpark and with the numbers he has put up this season, Scherzer looks to be locked in as the starting pitcher for the Midsummer Classic, but there will be a time when Nola will continue to perform and his ability will be too loud to ignore.

For now, put this one on the bulletin board and keep pitching for the NL East crown.

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