Found May 04, 2013 on Eagles Eye:
Maybe I'm still shell-shocked at how our Livefyre commentary section has just arisen from the dead--- but I find myself immersed in "Leon Sandcastle" back-from-the-past speculation... Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson were probably the last of the 2-sport stars sharing both Major League Baseball and NFL football pedigrees... But in a moment of reflection, I wonder how, if the hands of time were turned differently, these following spotlighted past stars of baseball would have fared in the NFL...and possibly for the Eagles... First up--- Mickey Mantle... 5-11, 195, and 4.25 in the '40...             Mantle was clocked at 4.25 in the '40 (yes, I know, it was a handheld stop-watch) coming out of high school in Commerce, Oklahoma in 1949. After busting up his knee in an outfield drain/spike-catch incident in Yankee Stadium in 1951, Mantle would never again approach that kind of foot-speed. Mickey Charles Mantle was born on...

Ifeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn Could Give Eagles WR Corps a New Identity

With the emphasis on size that Chip Kelly has put on most of the players the Philadelphia Eagles have acquired this offseason, I have to wonder what he thinks about the wide receiver corps. Kelly obviously prefers athletic big guys who play physical football.  However, when you think about the Eagles’ wide receivers from last year, “big” and “physical” aren’t exactly...

‘Smoking (LeSean McCoy) by five yards’ in the 40, expect Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to earn another Comeback Player of the Year award in 2013

In response to the 2011 All-Pro running back calling the greatest rushing quarterback in NFL history an “old man,” Michael Vick agreed to race LeSean McCoy in the 40 and “smoked him by five yards” on Thursday. Considering the 24-year-old McCoy ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds at Pittsburgh’s Pro Day in 2009, the victory proves that Bad Newz Kennels’ mastermind can...

Exclusive: How Mike Vick Beat LeSean McCoy in a Foot Race

We've hit what we call the slow news period for the NFL. Between now and training camp, not much will happened -- except things like Mike Vick beating LeSean McCoy in a race. According to the always reputable Pro Football Talk, McCoy had been taunting Vick for weeks, calling him an old man.That led to a race, which according to back up safety Colt Anderson, didn't go so...

Eagles G Danny Watkins Could Be On The Chopping Block

Vaughn Johnson of Philadelphia Inquirer writes that Eagles G Danny Watkins could end up being released at some point in the coming months now that their offensive line offers a good amount of depth. The Eagles drafted Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson at No. 4 overall, which basically guarantees him a starting job this season. Johnson expects Jason Peters to return and reclaim the starting...

Michael Vick beat younger Lesean McCoy in 40-yard foot race at Eagles’ practice

Tweet People have been highly critical of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick over the past few seasons, questioning his ability and the injury-risk that he brings because of his style of play. However, one thing that people have never been able to call into question is Vick’s elite speed. Apparently he put that speed on [...]

Matt Barkley won’t take Donovan McNabb’s number out of respect

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks have been in the news a lot over the past two days. On Thursday, Michael Vick smoked running back LeSean McCoy in the 40-yard dash heard round the world.  On Friday rookie Matt Barkley spoke up on a much more serious note and cast a vote of confidence for himself. Please click here to read this story. The post Matt Barkley won’t take Donovan...

Michael Vick smokes LeSean McCoy in the 40-yard dash, taunts him on Twitter

LeSean McCoy challenged Michael Vick to a race in the 40-yard dash, which didn't turn out too well for the youngster. Vick beat him down on the field and then again on Twitter.

Taping the Eagles' ankles is an unsung art...

It's something you don't think about much as a phan...unless you have primordial memories as a former amateur player... But pro players have to tape their ankles before every practice and game. The good news in the pros--- there is a staff of trainers to do the job. But when you were a third-string special teams player like I was in high school, and subsequently...

Mickey Mantle corked bat hits auction block

Mickey Mantle may be the most famous Yankee to ever play the game of baseball, but it now appears that Mantle could have used a doctored bat at some point in his career. Multiple reports indicate that Grey Flannel Auctions has verified that a bat used by Mantle during the 1964 season was loaded with cork, a substance used to help players increase bat speed and subsequently, power...

Mickey Mantle’s alleged corked bat to be auctioned off

While there is zero evidence tht a corked bat actually helps a batter to hit a ball further, there are still people out there that believe it makes a different. New York Yankees Hall of Fame centerfielder Mickey Mantle, the greatest player ever in all of sports that never actually reached his full potential, allegedly used a corked bat sometime during his career during the 1960s...

Did Mickey Mantle use a corked bat back in the day?

In a tough day for baseball traditionalists, an x-ray showed a piece of cork in one of Mickey Mantle's game-used bats from 1964.

Mickey Mantle Corked Bat Up For Auction

Well, this about proves it: no player in MLB history is clean. The L.A. Times reports that a corked bat which once belonge…
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