Philly Top Five Power Rankings
The long summer of discontent is over, and football is here. I feel like we celebrate the return of football like 75 times a year, but this is really it. It’s not mini-camp or the start of training camp or the preseason or the draft, it’s actually football.
Getting fired was the best thing to ever happen to Charlie Manuel in Philadelphia. Imagine he plays out the season, and the Phillies continue to play as poorly as they had. Charlie leaves, everyone is miserable, the season sort of fades away into nothingness.
A new era in Eagles football starts tonight, and that is a super big deal. I mean, it will be a big deal for about a quarter, and then the game will devolve into preseason slop like it always does, but it’s still football.
It was a week of new beginnings and sad endings. Eagles training camp begins, and the Chip Kelly era is born, and the Phillies season, and perhaps this era, look like they’re ending.
The time surrounding the MLB All-Star game is always the most quiet sports time of the year. Sam Hinkie is just fine with keeping it that way. Thankfully, DeSean Jackson noticed the need for news and said something awesome (stupid).