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Drew Pearson has tremendous response for booing Eagles fans at NFL draft

Drew Pearson has tremendous response for booing Eagles fans at NFL draft

As much as you might hate Drew Pearson, one of the Cowboys' all-time great receivers, you've got to give him credit for this.

Roger Goodell tried to have some fun with the Philly fans, who booed him mightily (so mightily it was expressed over closed captioning) when he took the stage at the start of Rounds 1 and 2 of the NFL draft.

But he paled in comparison to Pearson, who was ready for the awesomely rude reception. 

"All right. How about dem Cowboys!" he said. "I want to thank the Eagle fans for allowing me to have a career in the NFL. Thank you.

"I am honored as an undrafted free agent to be selected to make the Cowboys' second-round draft pick ... 

Raises his voice ...

"... and on behalf of the five-time World Champion Dallas Cowboys, Hall of Fame owner Jerry Jones, Gene Jones and the Jones family, coach Jason Garrett, all the Cowboys players that played before me, that played with me and played after me. 
 
Raises his voice ...

"With the 60th pick in the second round, the Dallas Cowboys select defensive back from Colorado Chidobe Awuzie." 

Fittingly, it's a corner the Eagles could have used.

A three-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro, Pearson spent all 11 of his NFL seasons with the Cowboys (1973-83) and won one Super Bowl. He had 72 receptions for 950 yards and five touchdowns in 20 career games — 15 of them wins — against the Eagles. He actually compiled more yardage and touchdown receptions against each of the other NFC East teams (Redskins, Giants and Cardinals) than the Eagles.

Here's the viewpoint from inside the boos:

Fans react to news of Chase Utley's retirement

Fans react to news of Chase Utley's retirement

On Friday, beloved former Phillies second baseman Chase Utley announced he will retire at the end of the season in order to spend more time with his family (see story). His contract was slated for another year with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but Utley will end his career at the culmination of this season, his 16th in the majors.

For fans, this marks the end of what was an incredible journey with Utley. The love felt for Utley is clear from the reactions across social media. Here are some of the ones that best speak to Utley’s mark on Philadelphia. 

The Dodgers will play in Philadelphia in two weeks, opening the series July 23 at 7:05 p.m. Fans will have one last chance to see him play at Citizens Bank Park. Then, we wait for a potential Hall of Fame announcement.

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EA updates Nick Foles' Madden player rating after Eagles appeal

EA updates Nick Foles' Madden player rating after Eagles appeal

Who says nothing good happens on Twitter?

After Eagles fans were upset about low ratings for many of the team's players, including Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, the team's official Twitter account made an appeal to the makers of the game to adjust their ratings.

Some on Twitter noticed that Foles' catch rating was a paltry 32 while New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's catch rating was a 39. Perhaps you watched Super Bowl LII in which Brady DROPPED A PASS while Foles caught a TOUCHDOWN that will go down as one of the greatest plays in Philly sports history.

Here's the Eagles initial appeal to EA Sports:

EA then put the play under review:

And voila!

What does this mean? Probably not much but it is another small victory for Nick Foles — a man already known for his winning.

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