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Eli Manning hasn't called Eagles Super Bowl champions

Eli Manning hasn't called Eagles Super Bowl champions

The NFC East is a mess in 2018. That's a fact.

Just because the Eagles, Redskins, Giants, and Cowboys have all gotten off to a rough start to the season, that doesn't change another fact: the Eagles are reigning Super Bowl champions.

The Eagles players may want to remind Eli Manning of that fact this evening when they take on the Giants up at MetLife Stadium on Thursday Night Football.

Check out this nugget from today's New York Post:

It is accurate to call the Giants’ next opponent the Super Bowl champion Eagles, a designation that is difficult for the Giants to utter aloud.

“I haven’t referred to them as that, I don’t think,’’ Eli Manning said, and laughter ensued.

Eagles fans can hate on Manning for his performances on the field as much as they want. He has been a bad quarterback as of late and for much of his career. But in Manning's defense, he is pretty jovial with the media in the locker room. Eli's media battle with Lil Wayne has been kind of hilarious. 

A media battle with OBJ may not be far down the road. The Super Bowl champs should help see to it this evening.

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Harper Watch 2019 in full effect in Philadelphia

Harper Watch 2019 in full effect in Philadelphia

Storm Tracker 2019 is in full effect this weekend as Winter Storm Harper is set to terrorize much of the East Coast.

NBC Sports Philadelphia's resident meteorologist Marc Farzetta has been tracking Harper's developments for what seems like months now and has your up-to-the-minute report right here.

"Harper will avoid D.C. all together passing right over for a big shot at Philadelphia and New York," Farzetta said.

"Some reports say there is a 100 percent chance this storm could hit Philadelphia. Other reports say there's a zero percent chance Harper hits Philadelphia. We're 60 percent sure one of those reports is correct."

Don't forget about the possibility of other storms as well.

"According to our Salisbury model, Winter Storm Manny is also set to hit the Philadelphia area," Farzetta said. "We'll have to wait and see if it does. It's a very, very slow moving storm front. No hustle in this storm, you could say. But when it hits, it hits hard."

Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals fans are keeping as close an eye on these developments as Phillies fans.

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Flyers mascot Gritty gives Mike McKenna thrill of a lifetime with autographed mask

Flyers mascot Gritty gives Mike McKenna thrill of a lifetime with autographed mask

What an honor for Mike McKenna.

Not only did he get to meet Gritty Wednesday night, but he also got the Flyers' mascot to sign his mask, which sports a drawing of the fuzz ball (see story).


(Zack Hill/Philadelphia Flyers)


(Zack Hill/Philadelphia Flyers)

Looks like Gritty didn't love McKenna questioning his pregame meal — it's obviously 10 plates of pasta … the guy needs fuel.

McKenna is the Flyers' seventh goalie of the season, while the Flyers are the seventh team of McKenna's career.

Now he'll have a special signature to always remember it.

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