Thanks to Atlanta Falcons rookie Takkarist McKinley, today I learned I may be color blind.
The rookie defensive end out of UCLA had a big game against the Los Angeles Rams this past weekend, with a couple of tackles and a big sack of Jared Goff, helping Atlanta move on to face the Eagles this coming weekend in Philadelphia.
Oh, and McKinley had to get a hair cut for the occasion.
Thanks to his Twitter account, via FTW, we learned that McKinley had to cut his dreadlocks because they were dyed green. Well, sort of.
"The green got to go.. we got philly coming up!" he wrote, complete with #riseup hashtag. He included a video of the barbershop and a photo of the aftermath.
Now, this is when I learned I may be color blind. To me, those dreads look closer in color to the Jacksonville Jaguars hamburger buns than the Eagles uniforms.
Here's a closer look at the BEFORE. Judge for yourself because you won't be able to see that hair come Sunday.
Casual fans likely remember McKinley from his emotional speech after getting drafted back in April.
If RAW is WAR, then this is certainly war.
Last night, the Wells Fargo Center welcomed the WWE for another night of Monday Night Raw, where Elias, one of the biggest heels in the game, went after Philadelphians and took a shot at Gritty during his Walk With Elias concert tour.
Here’s what he said.
He begins with a story about going to lunch with Carson Wentz and saying that our QB doesn’t truly care about the people in this city. He goes on to liken the appearance of Philadelphians to Gritty, the beautiful new Flyers mascot.
There’s something to be said, however, for how Elias plays the heel role and sits in front of tens of thousands of fans and makes fun of them. That takes some guts. However, you have got to leave Gritty out of this. Hasn’t he been through enough? Plus, how are you going to make fun of the guy while sitting inside his house?
That’s a bold move, Elias. Here’s hoping that Gritty is cooking up an epic response right now.
Update: Gritty responded.
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The Eagles playing a road game in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars sounds like a nice thing if you’re traveling over the pond for a really expensive vacation to watch the Birds in a unique setting.
But if you’re staying home in Philadelphia, well, it just kind of sounds like a headache.
The normal Sunday football viewing routine will be broken and you’ll be forced to tune in to watch the Eagles earlier than usual with a 9:30 a.m. start time on NFL Network.
Not only will you have to set the alarm for an early game and opt for some extra strong coffee in place of your typical game day beer, you’ll also have to deal with former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin calling the game.
The NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Morning” crew of Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Kurt Warner, and Michael Irvin will give it a go of calling the game from Wembley Stadium over in London.
“After a decade-and-a-half of planting new broadcast flags for the NFL Network, this one may be the most thrilling of all,” Eisen said. “I can’t wait to get to Wembley to start the call so I’m going to use this press release to remind everyone that the yellow line is unofficial.”
As if Troy Aikman, Tony Romo, Moose Johnston, and Jason Witten aren’t enough to give Eagles fans a headache while watching games, now we’ve got to deal with yet another former Cowboy calling our game.
Or you can simply flip on the radio and listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick. That’s always a solid decision.
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