@TSFSports Week 14 NFL Picks: Time for the Eagles to take flight

Posted in Blogroll on December 4th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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The Eagles offensive line is healthy and LeSean McCoy is peaking for a postseason run.

The Philadelphia Eagles (9-3) have had gone from surviving a 17-0 deficit to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 to defeating the Indianapolis Colts on the road the following week. Chip Kelly’s bunch has also survived last-minute losses to the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals.

Let’s not forget the 53-20 spanking the Green Bay Packers gave them nearly a month ago.

Mark Sanchez stepped in for an injured Nick Foles in the Houston Texans game and led the team to a 3-1 record as a starter including last Thursday’s 33-10 pounding of the Dallas Cowboys. This week’s showdown against the Seattle Seahawks (8-4) will tell us all we need to know about the 2014 Philadelphia Eagles.

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The Interview: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Columnist Bryan Burwell

Posted in Blogroll on December 4th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

Reposting this from ’07 because Burwell died early today of cancer at 59. RIP Bryan. 

Bryan Burwell is another one of the many journalism legends that have been gracious enough to give TSF a few words about the state of sports as well as encouragement for what we are trying to accomplish here. He is grounded in hisburwell criticism of Barry Bonds and Michael Vick while enjoying the time he spends covering the amazing athletic exploits of one Albert Pujols. I may not agree with everything he says, but I most definitely respect his opinion because he does have the experience I’m trying to attain with every fiber of my soul. Crazy that Bryan and I aren’t that far off in age and I have to be honest that the brotha sounds exactly like my Pop. I had to look over my shoulder because of lasting images of orange Hot Wheel tracks and The Belt. Seriously though, Bryan is an inspiration to anyone looking to get into the field because of his thirty plus years experience. He’s seen it all and has vivid memories of Ralph Wiley that I know I would cherish. In an age of alcohol abuse in MLB club houses, I admire his stance on the social hypocrisy regarding alcohol…It’s something he definitely should get more props for because most writers could give a damn. In that regard, he’s sui generis.

Happy Belated Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. I hope you had a good one. I know I did.

Enjoy.

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