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Seasons Change


Seasons Change Philly Sports Muse

Philly Sports Muse has been going for eight years, and during that time there have been so many changes to the Philadelphia Eagles, to Philly, and to our lives in general. Andy Reid was the coach when this all started, and a Lombardi trophy still loomed large in the distance. Continue reading ‘Seasons Change’

Happy Holidays from Philly Sports Muse




No, the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t make the playoffs during Chip Kelly’s second year as head coach of the team. Yes, they will play a meaningless game against the New York Giants to close out their season come Sunday. But put that aside for now. It’s the holidays. Continue reading ‘Happy Holidays from Philly Sports Muse’

Enter the Philly Sports Muse holiday contest!


Philly Sports Muse is giving readers a chance to talk Eagles and win a $25 iTunes OR $25 Amazon gift card just in time for the holidays! Entering to win is simple – just head to social media!

Ways to enter:

1. “Like” Philly Sports Muse on Facebook;

2. Make a Philadelphia Eagles-related comment on the PSM Facebook page;

3. Follow Philly Sports Muse on Twitter at @sports_muse; 

4. Tweet about the Eagles and use the hashtag #PhillySportsMuse.

That’s it!

One winner will be selected at random. Contest runs now through 11:59pm on Wednesday, December 19. Winner will be announced and notified via Twitter or Facebook (depending on how entry submitted) on Friday, December 21 and will have the choice of selecting a $25 Amazon gift card OR a $25 iTunes gift card.

What are you waiting for? Get to talking! Good luck!

Want more Philly Sports Muse? You can find me on Twitter at @sports_muse and on Facebook.


Happy Thanksgiving, Philly Sports Muse readers!


Happy Thanksgiving, Philly Sports Muse readers!

This year I am so thankful for each and every one of you. Thank you for stopping by, reading, engaging, commenting and commiserating about the Eagles, the NFC East and all things football.

Philly Sports Muse is closing in on two years of chronicling the highs and lows of the Philadelphia Eagles, and what a ride it’s been. To celebrate, look out for a contest or two  through the end of the year. The holiday season is here and it’s time to reward those who have helped make this experience so rewarding. Stay tuned and keep spreading the word about Philly Sports Muse!

Until then, I hope you ALL have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love, family and food. And, of course, football.

Want more Philly Sports Muse? You can find me on Twitter at @sports_muse and on Facebook.

Evan Mathis Talks to Philly Sports Muse: “I’m A Fierce Competitor”


Evan Mathis

You may not see eye-to-eye with Eagles LG Evan Mathis on the effectiveness of Andy Reid as the Eagles’ head coach, but regardless of your feelings his success with Howard Mudd and the Eagles offensive line in 2011 cannot be denied or overlooked.

In case you missed it, Mathis proved to be the most powerful man in Philadelphia social media on Tuesday, as a singular tweet led to almost immediate radio and TV interviews with 97.5 The Fanatic and on Daily News Live regarding this tweet, which he posted in the midst of Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie’s press conference:

‘Twas the post heard around the Philadelphia Twitterverse. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and Mathis did not back away from or try to hide the controversial tweet, instead embracing opportunities presented to clarify his comments in more than 140 characters. That has to be worth something. And seriously? It was one tweet.

Evan Mathis is a unique presence on Twitter. He is witty, eloquent, irreverent, and clearly, sometimes controversial. We discuss his use of Twitter in the second part of our conversation. Today, however, we talk about what matters most to him as a player and to us as fans: Football.

Mathis, a self-described journeyman, was signed to the Eagles as a free agent this summer after two seasons in Cincinnati (prior to that he was in Miami and was drafted to Carolina in 2005). He brought important veteran experience to an offensive line that featured two rookies, center Jason Kelce and RG Danny Watkins, who were even more green than usual due to last year’s lockout. The o-line was one of the greatest areas of concern at the start of the season but found its rhythm in the latter half, being an integral part of LeSean McCoy’s record-breaking season.

Mathis’ success on the field with the Eagles in 2011 has garnered him notice. Pro Football Focus rated him as the top OG in the league for the season.

Evan Mathis spoke exclusively to Philly Sports Muse about his arrival in Philadelphia, the gelling of the Eagles offensive line, the fiercest defensive linemen in the National Football League and why working with Howard Mudd has him playing the best football of his career. Continue reading ‘Evan Mathis Talks to Philly Sports Muse: “I’m A Fierce Competitor”’