“Blurb Sauce!” is a quick look at some of the stories floating around the blogosphere today. It’s also two really inelegant words put together.
John Clark is a Crazy Airport Stalker.
He’s also good at his job. NBC Philadelphia’s John Clark was at Philly International Airport last night to greet Cliff Lee with a microphone, but really to ask for his autograph. Regardless, Lee gave Clark a couple of minutes, and remained modest after being asked if this Phillies rotation is the greatest of all-time. Check it out here.
P.S. It’s so much cooler when he’s this modest.
McNabb Gets Booed by Fans Outside of Philadelphia… sort of.
The 5-8 Washington Redskins are having the type of season that… well… the Washington Redskins always have. The trade for QB Donovan McNabb hasn’t made much of a difference for the ‘Skins and some even think they’re worse off, despite a $70 million contract extension, which really turned out to be a $4 million plea for Fletcher Smith to shut up. There is even a rumor that backup QB Rex Grossman could start Sunday, although those rumblings have subsided.
On to last night, where the Los Angeles Lakers came to D.C. to play the Washington Wizards. McNabb attended the game, and his face on the big screen led to a chorus of boos sprinkled with cheers, according to Washington Post blogger Dan Steinberg, who wasn’t there.
Some describe the reaction more as half-and-half, and a couple others mention that it was mostly Lakers fans that booed the Skins’ embattled quarterback. Whatever the case may be, this “story” wouldn’t be a story if McNabb and the Redskins were playing better. Mike Sellers and DeAngelo Hall also didn’t receive the warmest of receptions.
DeSean Jackson is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week
And who is really surprised? Jackson’s four catches for 210 yards was the third-highest single game total for the Eagles in their history. (Interesting to note that Kevin Curtis, who just battled testicular cancer and signed with the Dolphins this week, is second on that list)
Jackson has given himself plenty of reasons to be in the news this week, given his on-the-field and off-the-field antics. However, we always welcome news like this. It should also be known that Jackson is only the 8th player in NFL history to have at least 900 receiving yards in his first three seasons in the league. Congratulations to him on the accolade.
MJ Not Phased by Monster Dunk
Late in the third quarter of last night’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats, the Raptors’ Demar DeRozan delivered an electrifying dunk while drawing a foul and giving his team the lead. That’s pretty damn impressive.
Michael Jordan didn’t look so impressed…
Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk came across a great video of the dunk, followed by MJ’s stoic, seemingly bored reaction. Jordan is the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, so on top of “not being impressed”, he was probably a little pissed off, too.
All the more entertaining, so make sure you check it out!
The Flyers Topple The Penguins
On top of watching a very entertaining game last night with terrible commentary from the folks at Versus, the Flyers were able to pull out a 3-2 victory over the cooled-down Pittsburgh Penguins, whose winning streak ended at 12. The win also put the Flyers in the league lead with 45 points.
Who better to recap last night’s victory than Daily News Flyers beat writer Frank Seravalli? Seravalli is also an alum of Ancillae-Assumpta Academy and Holy Ghost Prep, two schools I’ve always had a deep affection for… for one reason or another. Check it out here!