The NFL showed this video tribute to Philadelphia's own Steve Sabol before the 1pm games today
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for throwing punches in a scuffle with Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams in the game between the two teams last Sunday, according to csnphilly.com. Jackson's fight wasn't the only brawl between the Ravens and Eagles. There were numerous outbursts throughout the game, including one involving Philadelphia defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. The 305-pound lineman was hit with a fine of $7,875 for unnecessary roughness. The wallets of a few Ravens will be feeling a little lighter on Friday as well. Williams was also fined $10,000 for his fight with Jackson. Running back Ray Rice and guard Marshal Yanda were each fined $7,875. The Eagles eventually won the game, coming back to prevail, 24-23. For more on the Eagles, check out Bleeding Green Nation. For the Ravens, make a trip over to Baltimore Beat Down. For all things NFL, go to SB Nation's NFL hub.
DeMeco Ryans was mic'd up against the Ravens. There's a decent argument to be made that the Eagles haven't had this kind of on-field vocal leader since the departure of Brian Dawkins.
Al Pacino, perhaps best known for portraying mobsters in films such as Scarface and in The Godfather trilogy, is reportedly set to portray Joe Paterno in his next project, as he is attached to a potential film to be produced around Joe Posnanski's biography Paterno, a New York Times bestseller. The agency ICM Partners will take the package, according to the Deadline report. Pacino's manager, Rick Nicita, will produce the project. The film is expected to cover the story of the rise and fall of Paterno's legacy at Penn State, as well as the controversy and scandal that continues following his retirement and death. The movie will also reportedly cover much of Paterno's own back story, and the strength Paterno had at Penn State as the football coach of the Nittany Lions. The film is in the very early stages of development, without a script, director or studio attached. For more Penn State coverage, check out Black Shoe Diaries.
Browns Rookie RB Trent Richardson and Eagles S Kurt Coleman went head to head.. the result is an illustration of what makes football awesome. Of course, the irony here is that if Coleman did that Richardson, he would have gotten a 15 yard penalty and a $10,000 fine.
Redditor Diego_Poop was at the Franklin Mills Mall and happened across this unholy affront to nature and snapped a pic. Seriously, this should be the lead story on Action News. Get on it Jim Gardner. Piles of the shirts should be burned and whoever made it should be shunned form society as a heretic. Flyers, Phillies and Steelers? WTF? Also it looks like an 8 year old with a windows 98 version of print shop made it.
It’s with great pleasure that I unveil the first step in the next evolution of SBNation Philly. In the next month SB Nation will be undergoing a dramatic upgrade to our platform and our editorial process. There will be much more detail to come but for now, the new logo below is just a first taste of what is coming for SBNation Philly. This is a small, but important sample of what is coming when our network undergoes its most exciting and radical transformation in the eight-year history of the company. A new visual identity here and across the network is only one step we are taking to unite our network of sites. United through individuality is the underlying theme of this project. You’ll notice that our team colors and the unique spirit of our individual community is maintained while making it clear to sports fans that each site is a part of the larger SB Nation network. We want everyone to know that they can find the same type of great writing, video and conversation that we offer here on all of our 350 plus sites. You can browse through all the new logos on a special page we put together at sbnation.com/united.
The NFL has announced a second season of their cartoon "NFL Rush Zone: Season of the Guardians" on Nickelodeon. The basic plot is that a kid and his friends protects the NFL against an evil mastermind. The show has real players with their real voices in it. Apparently they can’t protect themselves against some sort of evil robots from space, but this kid can. Here’s the description of season two with a video after the jump. Season two begins with Ish and his family relocating to Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where he discovers the NFL is facing a new foe, Wild Card, and his wingman, Drop Kick. The pair schemes to destroy the NFL and the world by targeting the 32 teams’ Megacores – the essence of each team, its fans and its community – and the Core itself. With the escalation of this conflict, Ish heightens his own training, skills and powers and is joined by an unlikely group of heroes, members of his local Youth Football Tackle league.