Temple, Villanova and UPenn were all in action this weekend, as the Owls visited Idaho and the Wildcats and Quakers faced off against each other at Villanova Stadium. The city emerged from the weekend 1-2 overall, as Temple continued it's struggles.
The Philadelphia Eagles got absolutely manhandled by the Denver Broncos to the tune of 52-20 this afternoon. Peyton Manning had his way with the porous Eagles D, throwing for over 300 yards and 4 touchdowns in only 3 quarters of action. The Broncos looked every bit the Super Bowl favorite in this one by generally manhandling the struggling Eagles in every aspect of the game.
It's over. Take solace in that statement. The Phillies worst season in over a decade and first losing season since 2002 has finally ended. The Phillies finished out the season the same way they played much of it, getting crushed. The Phillies fell in Atlanta in the end by a score of 12 to 5 and that was all she wrote for a miserable season.
For those who closely follow NBA news, or for those who don’t, you may or may not have heard that, for at least one game this season, the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets Fighting Prokhorovs agreed to feature game jerseys with an unconventional twist to them. Instead of the normal last name on the back of the jersey, each player will get to select a nickname to be displayed in its place. Finally! The NBA has answered the prayers of many and we will at last be able to see Ray Allen wear the jersey of his Hollywood alter ego, famed fictional baller Jesus Shuttlesworth from the movie He Got Game. Other monikers that will be seen include LeBron James as King James, Dwyane Wade as Flash, Chris Andersen as Birdman, Kevin Garnett as either KG or Big Ticket, and Paul Pierce as The Truth. It’s a different approach to the way the game is marketed, appealing to a younger generation of fans.
The Phillies led from the first inning on in their second to last game of the season, withstanding a late rally by the Braves to win by a score of 5 to 4. The Phillies looked to their bullpen to piece together another game and luckily they were able to do just enough to walk away victorious.
The Eagles will look to get back on track on Sunday as they face the Denver Broncos (Mannings) on the road. The Birds come in struggling, having dropped two games in a row after starting the season with a win against Washington. Denver's offense comes into the game playing at a ridiculous level, averaging more that 480 yards and 42 points per game.
The Union visited Sporting Kansas City, second in the Eastern Conference, as they attempted to halt their recent skid and move back into the playoff picture. Behind a solid defensive effort, the Union did just that, as they won by a score of 1 to 0 to pick up three points and move into the fifth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference for now.
The Phillies dropped the second game of their four-game set against the Braves to close out a tumultuous 2013 season. Cliff Lee looked terrific in his final start of the season, but the Phillies offense continued to flounder about, as they were shut out by the Braves on their way to a 1 to 0 loss.
The Phillies were blown out as they opened their final series of the season at Turner Field against Atlanta in front of all 5,000 of their dedicated fans. The Braves jumped out to an early lead and cruised from there, which is probably a good thing I guess, because at least Brian McCann didn't try to fight anyone. In the end the Phillies fell 7 to 1 as they moved slightly closer to finishing out a miserable 2013 season.
Another week, another typical Joique Bell performance. This is what you get for listening to the Beat. If you weren't lucky enough to snag Joique, look to the waiver wire this week for trendy pickups like Cordareelle Patterson, Donnie Avery and the Kansas City defense. Or maybe you don't even need to pick anybody up, good for you. I'll just assume you have fantasy leviathan, Peyton Manning, on your team. Without further adieu, because we at the BSB hate adieu, I give you this week's rankings.
Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!