Every week my e-mail ([email protected]), gets flooded with readers from our site asking me questions about various Philadelphia sports topics. Normally they are topics that I either already am planning to answer in one of my daily pieces, or I try to work into our sites’ content. Unfortunately, some questions go unanswered, which lead me to the idea of doing a weekly mailbag, where I answer some of the best questions that I get sent over the course of the week. And now that football season is coming to a close, and the only big Sunday sporting event until baseball season will be the Sunday NBA Showcase (which we won’t be seeing the Sixers on anytime soon), I figured Sunday would be as good as any day to do the mailbag.
Wes from Easton: What are your thoughts on the Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing the halftime show at the Superbowl?
Tim: I really don’t have an opinion on it. If it was up to me, I would have had Jay-Z perform because it was in New York. Then again, I would have had Jay-Z perform with Beyonce last year in the Superbowl, and the NFL didn’t do that either. Apparently Roger Goodell didn’t like Magna Carta…Holy Grail.
Anyway, as our own Akiem Bailum put it Friday, I don’t consider myself a fan of Mars, but I don’t hate him. I like a few songs by him, but he isn’t really the genre of music I listen to on a consistent basis. The same can be said for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
I hope the halftime show is great, but you can’t tell me that a halftime show of Jay-Z and Eminem wouldn’t have been better– or Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons continuing their performance from last Sunday’s grammys. But, at least it isn’t Taylor Swift.
Marcus from South Philly: What was the deal with all of the reports that Jeremy Maclin had resigned on Friday night, and what is his current status?
Tim: His current status is simple, he is an impending free agent still. Despite this tweet from Bleeding Green Nation’s John Barchard Friday evening, which was taken out of context by the way, nothing officially is done.
Source: “#Eagles are going sign Maclin to a two year deal.”
— John Barchard (@JohnBarchard) January 31, 2014
Nowhere in that tweet did Barchard guarantee anything. He said going, which still leaves the door open for the deal to fall through, and also for it to take place at a later date. I’m not sure he is going to sign a two-year deal, but Bleeding Green Nation is one of the best Philadelphia Eagles’ websites on the web, therefore they get the benefit of the doubt.
I highly doubt that Barchard made that rumor up, so maybe it happens. If not, then maybe he had a bad source. It happens sometimes in the media world, especially when you don’t work for ESPN or FOX, or another huge outlet.
I think Maclin tweeting this Friday afternoon, is a good indication that he is going to return to Philadelphia, whether there was any truth to this rumor or not.
Stay tuned y’all…..
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