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NBC Sports Philadelphia accepts Chicago-based pizzeria's wager

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NBC Sports Philadelphia accepts Chicago-based pizzeria's wager

You’re on, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria and we’re bringing our friends at Tommy D’s in Wyndmoor and Ambler with us.

This week, we posed a very important debate topic on social media. 

While there is no debate locally, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, who consider themselves “the oldest family name in Chicago pizza,” took exception and issued a challenge.

With the help of Tommy D’s, we accepted.

Sports can bring out the best in our respective cities, so we’d be happy to wager cheesesteaks for deep dish pizza. If it’s anything like the wager we had last year with NBC Sports Boston, we’ll be grabbing a fork and knife and enjoying the fruits of Lou Malnati's Pizzeria’s labor.

The saying last year was “hungry dogs run faster,” and despite a trip down Broad Street with the Lombardi Trophy in hand, we’re still hungry.

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DeSean Jackson rings Sixers' ceremonial pregame Liberty Bell, soaks in love from fans

DeSean Jackson rings Sixers' ceremonial pregame Liberty Bell, soaks in love from fans

If you want to soak in some adulation from the good, sports-loving people of Philadelphia, there is one thing you need to do — ring the Sixers' ceremonial Liberty Bell before a game. 

Wearing a backwards Sixers cap, DeSean Jackson did exactly that prior to the Sixers' matchup Friday night vs. the Kings. 

Jackson, acquired by the Eagles in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is seeking a storybook ending to his career by returning to the place where it all started for him (see story).

Thursday's introductory press conference was a nice, formal way to introduce the new version of Jackson back to Philadelphia fans. But ringing the bell makes the whole thing real. It's not a dream — DeSean Jackson is back in Philly.

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Mack Hollins has perfect response to giving DeSean Jackson No. 10

Mack Hollins has perfect response to giving DeSean Jackson No. 10

DeSean Jackson shared the news at his re-introductory press conference on Thursday that he worked out a deal to get his old No. 10 jersey back from fellow wideout Mack Hollins.

DeSean didn't share the specifics on what went into the deal, but did say "we worked it out."

It's the right move to let the vet get his old number back.

Hollins has been wearing No. 10 for the past few seasons including the magical Super Bowl season in 2017. But DeSean put together some of the most memorable plays in Eagles history while wearing No. 10 in his first stint with the team.

Eagles fans everywhere who had old No. 10 Jackson jerseys sitting in the back of their closet are likely stoked they can break them out again. And Hollins added some humor to the news, joking about how much money he saved fans from having to purchase new Jackson jerseys this time around.

That, of course, is a photo of Hollins from the Super Bowl parade that he helped bring to Philly. Only this time the Geico gecko makes an appearance. The raw Photoshop likely took only 15 minutes.

Hopefully we find out some more details on what Hollins received from DeSean but at least we know Mack's being a good sport about the change.

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