Although as of now there has been no official word from Eagles personnel, several credible news authorities are reporting that a deal between the Philadelphia Eagles and Asante Samuel has, indeed, been agreed upon as of today. Apparently, Micah Warren of gcobb.com first broke the news of the signing:
I spoke to a source close to the situation who told me that Asante Samuel is in. It’s done. Per the source, the cornerback and the Eagles have worked out a deal. Samuel is definitely one of the big-time names in free agency this year, and the Eagles were obviously intent on signing him. If the Eagles do indeed land Samuel, you can start the clock ticking on Lito Sheppard’s tenure as a Philadelphia Eagle. It’s been reported that he isn’t happy with his contract, and if he thinks he hates it now, wait until he sees what Mr. Samuel will make.
Just a couple of hours ago the Sporting News seemed to be confirming the deal, as it also provided details of the reported contract agreement:
The deal is expected to be worth $47.2 million over five years, ESPN reports. Samuel had been seeking a deal worth at least $10 million a year. but phillyBurbs.com reports that Samuel’s agent, Alonzo Shavers said he was looking for more like $12 million a year.
Now if we could follow this up with the acquisition of a top WR, be it through free-agency (e.g. Larry Fitzgerald ) or the draft (e.g.DeSean Jackson), we could be looking at a scary team (maybe the best since that 2004 squad that went to that thing) lining up on opening day of the 2008 season. With the release of Javon Kearse yesterday, this is already shaping up to be one of the most interesting off-seasons in recent memory for the Eagles, and it will surely be an important one as the McNabb-Westbrook-Dawkins Eagles’ “window” is slowly shrinking with each passing year.
You have to see the 10 funniest graphs and charts. Apparently the only funny graph missing from the list was the following:
How this product came to exist is completely beyond me, but, indeed, the P-Mate is a cardboard device that helps women urinate while standing.
Regardless of whether it is useful or becomes popular, one thing is for sure: it’s online advertisement is some of the most unintentional comedy I’ve seen in a long time; check it out:
Apparently there is a market for this kind of thing, so potential buyers should not be confused with the Shenis: a non- disposible model that, um, resembles something else.
BONUS SHENIS COVERAGE: Watch Heidi Klum try one on or a bunch of girls getting drunk and then using them to engage in a peeing contest.
This website is cool as shit. It’s called the daily mugshot, and it tracks your physical aging every day and gives you a visual representation of you growing older.
It’s not terribly complex…….and it requires a web cam. And really all it does it take a picture of you every day.
But it’s awesome; look at what you get in the end:
I forgot to put this up when I found it, and that sucks because it’s the best site ever: what color is the empire state building.
In this article in Star chronicling Jamie Lynn’s troubled life, she (reportedly) utters what must be the quote of the year:
Just days before announcing her pregnancy in December, Jamie Lynn shocked a boy at a party by asking him for sex. “It’s cool, I’m pregnant,” she said. “I can’t get pregnant again!”
This is pretty sad but really funny: a guy proposes to a woman at a Rockets game and gets rejected. What’s great is that the announcer predicts it and that it cracks Tracy McGrady up on camera.
A great article listing 10 unfortunate facts of life/10 things every adult should know.
Real interesting shit explaining why eating a big mac is cheaper than eating a salad.
Finally, it’s Frankie’s new favorite website: Damn Interesting. Just look at this description of it, found on MSN’s Top 10 Web Sites You’ve Never Heard Of:
If you ever find yourself sucked in by the occasional History Channel special, you’ll quickly get lost in Damn Interesting, a blog that writes long-form historical summaries of just about anything that’s, well … damn interesting. Read about the bizarre saga of the Trans-Siberian Railway, or the story of the failed invention of wireless electricity. If you’re in need of an engaging academic time-waster, you’ve found it.