Jon Dorenbos talks about a Saint saving his life on Ellen


Jon Dorenbos talks about a Saint saving his life on Ellen

Jon Dorenbos visited his good friend Ellen DeGeneres on her midday show on Monday to talk about the wild ride he's been on since being traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the New Orleans Saints this summer.

The trade helped doctors find a serious issue with his heart that required surgery and ended his career in the NFL.

We saw Dorenbos get a pretty nice ovation at an Eagles game a couple of weeks back but this is among the first times we've actually seen him talk about the serious nature of his open-heart surgery.

"The first thing I thought of is, 'Wait, that's Ellen's favorite team,'" Dorenbos said of being traded to New Orleans.

But after playing in the Saints' first preseason game, the team doctor sent him to get a test on his heart which showed he needed emergency heart surgery and that his football career was over.

"As my heart was pumping blood out, a lot of blood was leaking back in. It was working really hard," he said. "The aorta was expanding like a water balloon. It should be [about the size of a quarter] and mine was the size of like a coke can. They basically told me, 'Had you been hit in the chest on Monday Night Football, the odds were far greater that you'd die than live.'"

Jon and his wife talked to doctors all across the country and had the procedure done in Philadelphia. It went well and he's doing great today and in fantastic spirits.

Dorenbos also talked about his new dog, who he just so happened to name Saint.

"My wife is my angel and that little guy right there is my Saint," Dorenbos said of his doggo.

Ellen gifted Jon with a pretty sweet dog house of cards. Because magic tricks.

You can watch much of the segment below.

Blue Jays bullpen overhears apparent breakup, tweets to offer help

Blue Jays bullpen overhears apparent breakup, tweets to offer help

There’s nothing like taking the person you love to a baseball game on a sunny, 80-degree night in Philadelphia. Unless you just so happen to break up with that person, in public and loud enough for the entire Toronto Blue Jays bullpen to hear you.

Looks like you’ve got a chance to make up and get an outside opinion from several members of a professional baseball team!

If you happen to know this couple, let them know that the Blue Jays are looking for them and a happily-ever-after ending could still be in reach.

If not, there’s always "The Bachelor."

Joel Embiid throws down playground dunk on poor soul

Courtesy of @FeliciaRicci Twitter account

Joel Embiid throws down playground dunk on poor soul

Where's Waldo?

How about Where's JoJo?

It's always awesome when Joel Embiid pops up around the city.

Let's be honest, it's hard to miss the Sixers' 7-foot-2 big man.

Like the time he was playing ball on the playground by Pat's and Geno's. Or the time he was just casually going for a run through the Philly streets.

Embiid was back at it Friday, hoopin' on the blacktop and dunking on a poor fella that had zero chance but gave good effort. According to the Twitter account @FeliciaRicci, who captured it all, the park was near Whole Foods on South St.

And later in the evening, Embiid was clearly tuning into Game 6 of the Cavaliers-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals series. He had some fun on Twitter, of course, stemming from a tweet he sent out earlier in the week.

Not a bad way to kick off the holiday weekend for Embiid.