Weekend Rips: Eagles storm the Capitol in Week 3, Phillies Red October on the horizon
There’s nothing quite like football weather. With temperatures reaching the 50s across the Delaware Valley, the stage is set for a weekend of great importance in the world of Philadelphia sports.
The Phillies have 13 games remaining in their Hunt for Red October, and three of them are this weekend against the Braves. Meanwhile, the Eagles are headed to D.C. to wreak the most havoc the city has seen since January 6, 2021. Plus, degenerate gamblers across the region will be betting on the slew of college football games this weekend.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
I’ll admit, I missed last week because I got hammered for Thursday Night Football. Sue me. I took my bye week early, which may have been a mistake, but I’m back and (slightly) less hungover.
Before you say anything, I’m sure you’re sitting there sweating booze as you read this. If not now, we both know you have sat withering away at your desk trying not to look like Tom Holland in End Game. If not, you’re either lying, a Mormon, or both.
Regardless of how you’re feeling now, you’ll feel a lot better with a few Friday Beers in you and the Fightins on the TV. It’s time to let it rip.
Eagles storm the Capitol
The Birds aren’t looking to overturn any election results, but they’re looking to right a wrong by stomping Carson Wentz & Co. into the ground. The quick trip down the beltway is the first divisional game for the squad, and they have a chance to further cement themselves as the favorites in the NFC East.
Of course, the Eagles are coming off of a massive beatdown of the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. The Vikings treated that game like the Super Bowl, which was a bad idea considering how that team fares against the Birds in playoff scenarios (38-7).
Jalen Hurts has entered the MVP conversation, AJ Brown is a top-graded receiver in the league, and Darius Slay had two interceptions while holding Justin Jefferson to one catch. Yeah, the Eagles are fucking good.
Keep your eye out for Victor Williams’ game preview this weekend. It’ll have matchups to watch, what’s at stake, and what I assume will be a juicy parlay.
Phillies Weekend Update
The Phillies are on the road to recovery after a brutal week in which they were swept by the Braves and shellacked 18-11 by the Blue Jays. Now they hold a one-game lead over the Braves, with three to play over the course of the weekend.
Zach Wheeler came back on Wednesday and mowed down every Blue Jay in sight. Now’s the time of year you need everyone healthy, and Nick Castellanos is scheduled for a rehab start this weekend.
While winning the Braves series isn’t wholly necessary to clinch a playoff spot, it would be extremely helpful in holding off the Brewers. The Brew Crew sits 2.5 games behind the Phillies in the Wild Card, and taking three of four off the team that swept them last weekend would be a hell of a boost heading into the last 10 games.
Here’s Luke Arcaini’s series preview. It includes a new entry into the Parlay Palace you’re going to want to bet on.
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What’s happening in Philly?
We didn’t have a lot of odd city news to cover this week. So I’ll use this spot to discuss Doc Rivers being dethroned as horniest coach in the NBA.
It happened as quickly as it began. Doc was on top of Horny Mountain after Twitter users combed through his liked tweets to find copious porn tweets featuring trans women, something called “sissy roleplay,” and a lot of other interesting stuff.
Sadly, he was usurped by Celtics coach Ime Udoka, who received a one-year suspension for getting some strange on the side within the organization. He shit where he eats to the highest degree.
Classic Doc. He had a massive lead and blew it.
We cover everything here at The Liberty Line, especially the weird shit. Here are the biggest stories from the site this past week:
- Milly Alcock, the actress who plays Rhaenyra Targaryen in Game of Thrones House of the Dragon, said nude extras were 69’ing each other for 12 HOURS during filming of the brothel scene
- Umpire Andy Fletcher with the WORST call of the year during the Phillies game tonight
- The internet reacts to several liked tweets from 76ers head coach Doc Rivers “Hacked” Twitter account
- St. Louis radio host Vic Faust has terrible sexist, expletive-laced tirade caught on hot mic
- Football Guy: Eagles WR Britain Covey was turned away from player parking at the Linc before Monday Night Football
Inside The Liberty Line
As usual, it’s an exciting time at The Liberty Line. Views are up, the timeline is abuzz, and our new shirts are the freshest in the city. But even more exciting than all of that is the return of the Prodigal Son:
He’s been in the group chat since I got here a year and a half ago, but could only write about the Phillies because he’s an actual sports journalist. Now that he’s no longer covering the Sixers for anyone else, he’s free as a bird to make things happen.
It’s nice to add someone to the mix that can read, write, and isn’t a complete moron. Kev ticks all of those boxes.