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Philadelphia: Now or never

Football

This week from the Eagles and College Hoops

March 25, 2021
Source: Villanova MBB/Twitter.com
Source: Villanova MBB/Twitter.com

🏈Eagles: The Eagles signed former Jets backup quarterback (QB) Joe Flacco to a one-year, guaranteed $3.5 million contract on Tuesday. We know what you’re thinking: WTF? Yes, 36-year-old Flacco won a Super Bowl in 2012. But...he also went 0-4 in the games he started last season. Yikes.

  • Even though Flacco brings knowledge and experience to share with the Eagles’ young presumed starter, Jalen Hurts, it’s not worth $3.5 million. Will the Birds ever stop burning money on half-rate QBs?  

🎓🏀WBB: The Drexel Dragons lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday, falling 67–53 to a rock-solid Georgia Bulldogs team. Senior guard Hannah Nihill was the lone Dragon to score in the double-digits, draining 22 points for the squad. Her career might’ve ended this week, but at least she went down scoring. 

MBB: After cruising through the first two rounds of the tournament, the No. 5 Villanova Wildcats will have to battle the No. 1 Baylor Bears in the Sweet 16 on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. ET.

  • The Bears, led by Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Davion Mitchell, are best-in-class three-point shooters, and many have them picked to go all the way. Once again, the world is betting against the ’Cats, but they’re thriving as the under...cats. 
  • Ever since ’Nova star guard Collin Gillespie injured his MCL a few weeks ago, forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and guard Justin Moore have seamlessly stepped up to lead the team. Time for them to take it to the next level. Survive and advance, baby!