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Eric Marmon is a sports blogger and Doctor of Divinity. Formerly the Senior Editor at the NY Sports Digest, Marmon currently resides in Manhattan, New York, and loves his sports teams more than he will ever, ever love you.

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Why the Eagles Fired Chip Kelly (and All Your Other Questions Answered)

(14) Comments | Posted December 30, 2015 | 8:20 AM

Here's a stab at answering all the major questions Philadelphia Eagles fans are asking themselves in the wake of Chip Kelly's firing:

Let's start with the easy one: why did the Eagles fire Chip Kelly?

The obvious reasons are pretty extensive, but I'll try to keep it brief: Kelly...

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Why Chase Utley Was Philly's Favorite (and he Should be Your Favorite, Too)

(5) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 11:09 AM

There have been a lot of likable Philadelphia Phillies over the past 10 years. Jimmy Rollins. Ryan Howard. Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz. Cole Hamels. Shane Victorino, the "Flyin' Hawaiian". Jayson Werth. Aaron Rowand. Hunter Pence. Brad Lidge. Roy Halladay. Roy Oswalt. Cliff Lee.

None were as beloved as Chase Utley.

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Geno Smith Injury May be Blessing In Disguise for New York Jets

(2) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 9:22 AM

Who would have ever imagined a New York Jets quarterback would top the Butt Fumble?

In a legitimately-serious-but-equally-hilarious bit of news this week, it was announced that the Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith would miss the start of the NFL season due to a broken jaw he suffered when teammate...

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Chip Kelly Isn't Racist, He's Just Really Weird

(46) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 2:22 PM

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly isn't a racist, as some have recently suggested, but he is extremely out of the ordinary.

The theory that Kelly is a racist has been a significant talking point this offseason. The speculation has been echoed by LeSean McCoy (who said Kelly is getting...

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Phillies Might be Wise to Keep Cole Hamels

(2) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 10:30 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies are a dumpster fire. Not only are they the worst team in the major leagues, they are making a run at being one of the worst teams in baseball history. With under two weeks until the MLB trade deadline, all Phillies fans have to look forward to...

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Should Those Who Spoke Out Against Donald Sterling do the Same With Isiah Thomas?

(331) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 4:00 PM

"Don't forget, you f------ b----, I'm the president of this f------ team." - Isiah Thomas to Anucha Browne Sanders, according to former Knicks assistant GM Jeff Nix.

Isiah Thomas, the Hall of Fame basketball player who more recently was found guilty of sexually harassing a female...

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Deflategate Ruins Tom Brady's Reputation, Permanently

(186) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 9:59 AM

Take away Deflategate, and Tom Brady finds himself in the conversation for greatest quarterback of all time.

Of course, if you take away the steroid controversy, Barry Bonds is your unquestioned home run king, and Alex Rodriguez would likely be on his way to catching him. Ignore the rulebook...

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The New York Giants Should Sign Ray Rice

(22) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 2:39 PM

The New York Giants should sign Ray Rice because they present the best opportunity to turn a troubled and lost individual into the biggest advocate against domestic violence in the history of professional sports. Likewise, if there is to be a happy ending to the Ray Rice story, the best...

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Philadelphia Eagles Moves Are Unnecessary (and Therefore Stupid)

(60) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 9:37 AM

The conclusion to be made after the flurry of moves Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles have made this week is that they're all, for the most part, unnecessarily stupid.

The adjective "unnecessarily" is the key preface to the "stupid" because a team that wins 10 games in back-to-back...

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How David Stern's Dress Code Transformed The Modern NBA Star

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 7:32 AM

It's February 14th, 2015, and the front page of the New York Times Sports section features a quote from Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young. "I'm like Kanye, Pharrell," says the boyfriend of Iggy Azalea. "You could compare me to those levels."

Young is not referring to his stardom on...

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James Dolan Email Casts Adam Silver in New Light

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 8:46 AM

To the surprise of no one, New York Knicks inheritor James L. Dolan proved himself a bully and a jerk this week when he sent an email to a lifelong Knicks fan calling him a miserable person and an "alcoholic maybe." To further call his own intelligence into...

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Joy to the World, the Dallas Cowboys Lost

(212) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 9:21 AM

While winters frost has suddenly hit us hard, the new year is already ripe with reason for celebration. This week the sun shines a little bit brighter, food tastes just a little bit better, and a stranger's scowl during the morning commute seems just a little bit less menacing. The...

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Philadelphia Eagles Front Office Foolish to Follow San Fran's Ego-Driven Destruction

(6) Comments | Posted January 2, 2015 | 8:04 AM

How can the Philadelphia Eagles be so ignorant?

More specifically, how can team owner Jeffrey Lurie, General Manager Howie Roseman, and Head Coach Chip Kelly ... all incredibly smart, successful individuals... be so blinded by their own egos that they seem destined to strangle a golden goose before it lays...

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What's Next for Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles?

(8) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 9:54 AM

"Watch now," said Chip Kelly the Magnificent, "as I pull a franchise quarterback out of my hat!"

Since Nick Foles' collarbone was smashed on the unfavorable turf of NRG Stadium six weeks ago, Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles have been exposed for what they really are. Thanks to an innovative offensive...

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Jimmy Rollins' Philadelphia Phillies Legacy: A Promise Kept

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 1:25 PM

Philadelphia fans should be forever grateful Jimmy Rollins didn't follow the script his peers provided.

The future Philadelphia Phillies hits leader first arrived at the start of the 2001 season. That same summer, the Allen Iverson Era would hit its high-water mark as the 76ers fell short in the NBA...

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NBA Sets a Moral Compass the NFL Can't Follow

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 2:36 PM

In Lebron James' universally-applauded letter in Sports Illustrated announcing his return to Cleveland, the four-time MVP touched on his responsibility as a role model. Wrote James, "What if I were a kid who looked up to an athlete, and that athlete made me want to do better in...

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Tony Dungy's Comments Shed Light on Michael Sam's Draft Stock Drop

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 12:49 PM

Former NFL head coach and NBC talking head Tony Dungy found himself trending this week when he said he wouldn't have drafted openly-gay player Michael Sam. Said the former Super Bowl winning coach "I wouldn't have taken him. Not because I don't believe Michael Sam should have a...

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World Cup 2014: American Soccer Fans Are Awesome

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 1:59 PM

FACT: Outside of Brazil, no country bought more tickets. for this month's World Cup than residents of the United States.

The original inspiration for this post was an opinion-based piece appearing in The Wall Street Journal by Jonathan Clegg. Self-described as having grown up "as a...

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Something's Missing: Eagles Cutting Jackson Goes Against Kelly's Logic

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 2:58 PM

It just doesn't add up.

Everything the Philadelphia Eagles have done since naming Chip Kelly the head coach just over a year ago has had a perfectly reasonable and logical explanation. Whether it's paying Nnamdi Asomougha millions to go away, making Mike Vick compete to become the starter, or...

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Chip Kelly, Nick Foles, and the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles: Five Definitive Answers

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2014 | 4:29 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles surprising season came to a screeching halt Saturday night against the New Orleans Saints. As such, it's as fitting a time as any for fans to pick their collective heads off the bar, wipe the drool from their faces and take stock of the future for their...

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