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Former Eagles K David Akers roasts Cowboys at NFL draft

Former Eagles K David Akers roasts Cowboys at NFL draft

Once again, the Eagles have one-upped the Cowboys. This time it happened at the NFL draft – twice – and with respect to Howie Roseman, David Akers stole the show.

First, Roseman traded ahead three spots to leap the Cowboys in the draft order, selecting tight end Dallas Goedert the same day their Hall of Fame tight end, Jason Witten, reportedly decided to retire. That was just cruel.

Then Akers took the stage to announce the Eagles’ second-round pick, and the greatest kicker in franchise history dropped a nuclear bomb on AT&T Stadium, aka Jerryworld, home to the Cowboys and site of this year’s draft.

“Hey, Dallas, the last time you were in the Super Bowl, these draft picks weren’t born.”

The Cowboys haven’t been to a Super Bowl since the 1995 season. Truth hurts.

Watch video of Akers’ entire rant here.

Last year, legendary Cowboys wide receiver and noted supervillain, Drew Pearson, trolled Eagles fans at the NFL draft in Philadelphia. The Eagles, of course, had the last laugh, going on to win the Super Bowl at the end of the season.

How much have the tides turned in the last year? Now kickers are straight dumping on the Cowboys in front of the entire world.

Brian Dawkins makes a 'great' pitch for Bryce Harper to sign with Phillies

Brian Dawkins makes a 'great' pitch for Bryce Harper to sign with Phillies

Brian Dawkins could motivate Eeyore.

His pregame speeches made you want to run through a brick wall. His motivational speeches now are just as incredible.

He actually spoke to Phillies prospects not long ago.

So who better than the Eagles' legend to throw a free-agent pitch to Bryce Harper?

Dawkins did just that Tuesday night, tweeting at Harper about one great fit for Philadelphia.

"B-Dawk" fit this city like a glove. Many believe Harper would fit very similarly as his passion, intensity, hustle and toughness jive with the Philadelphia way.

In the past, Harper has actually shared his appreciation for Philly fans.

"I love coming in here and playing in this park, being able to play in front of these fans," he said in April 2017, via Ryan Lawrence.

Dawkins knows these fans. He also knows greatness.

He sees Harper as a great fit for Philly. Pretty soon, we'll see if Harper agrees.

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Kevin Hart and Ben Simmons get icy on LeBron James

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Kevin Hart and Ben Simmons get icy on LeBron James

Kevin Hart had his favorite basketball player from his hometown Sixers on his YouTube show “Cold As Balls” in an episode the diminutive funnyman dedicated to the city of Philadelphia.

Hart takes extra special care of Ben Simmons as he’s getting in and out of the ice bath to make sure there’s no freak accident that could derail the Sixers’ title run this season.

Hart, who is frequently seated courtside at Sixers games, asked Simmons his thoughts on Hart’s infamous trash talking.

“There was this one time against the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade — you were talking sh** to him the whole time — he hit a big shot right in my face. I remember I was like, ‘Why is Kevin talking to him! He’s got to sit down and enjoy the game,’” Simmons said.

Hart brought up the meeting LeBron James, a mentor of Simmons', took with the Sixers during his free agency this past summer before he opted to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

Simmons said Philly may have been more of a consideration earlier in James' career, which kind of implied winning may not be James’ sole focus in Los Angeles. Yep. Hart and Simmons joked that the Sixers don’t need him anyway.

“We got this,” Simmons said.

Perhaps the best moment from the icy chat was when Hart asked Simmons what he would say to Simmons' Rookie of the Year competition Donovan Mitchell if he had the opportunity.

“Nothing,” Simmons said with big smile. “He knows.”

The two also talk Philly, video games, burner accounts, wild animals, Australia, Bentleys, and much more. You can watch the segment below. It's pretty much the polar opposite of Joel Embiid on "Hot Ones."



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