The Philadelphia Eagles might want to make room on the shelf for some Emmys next to the Lombardi Trophy.
The real Philly Special was throwing it back to the `80s on an episode of ”The Goldbergs.”
The casting call for an Eagles ensemble came last year when ”Goldbergs” creator Adam Goldberg picked a football theme for his latest Philly sports episode. The furry green Philly Phanatic had guest starred and Flyers gear is much a part of the fabric of the show as Bev Goldberg dropping a ”schmoopie” reference. So it seemed fitting the Eagles would eventually get co-billing Authentic Tracy Walker Jersey , and they do, on Wednesday night’s ”Hail Barry ” episode.
About the only thing Goldberg couldn’t script was a perfect ending: He watched the Super Bowl at a party in Los Angeles and had to skip a hopeful trip to the Eagles’ championship parade in Philadelphia because of a time crunch to write this season’s final episodes.
One cool part of being the boss of your own show is getting the chance to invite your idols to the set. His Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, family was part of a group that shared Flyers season tickets from 1985 to 1994 and older brother Barry was a die-hard Eagles fan. The 41-year-old Goldberg said his older brother arranged his wedding around an Eagles game, and is still a season-ticket holder even though he lives in New York. ”The Goldbergs” featured an episode on Eagles’ gameday superstitions but Goldberg went straight to the source for this week’s homage – 1980s star wide receiver Mike Quick.
Quick, a five-time Pro Bowl pick in the 1980s, was Barry Goldberg’s favorite player and plays an assistant high school coach in ”Hail Barry.” Eagles president Don Smolenski, vice president of football operations Howie Roseman and radio announcer Merrill Reese all make cameos. The Eagles executives made an appearance on the set when the team spent a week in Los Angeles in December between road games at Seattle and Los Angeles.
Goldberg also taps into the NFL pop culture of the day with a shoutout to the Eagles 1988 rap video , ”Buddy’s Watchin’ You .”
Quick, a color commentator for the team radio broadcast, was a natural on set.
”He crushes every joke to the point where the writers are like Authentic Da'Shawn Hand Jersey , can he come back as a cast member. I’m like, this guy has a real job,” Goldberg said. ”He’s so funny. If he went out here and went on auditions, he would get work.”
Barry Goldberg, who swore he would never act on the ”The Goldbergs,” broke his vow for the shot to live out a boyhood dream by playing catch with Quick . Barry Goldberg and his real-life Jenkintown Posse (JTP!) buddies play a game of touch football with their TV counterparts.
At the end of the episode, the cast gathers for an ”E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles” chant as the screen shows ”Dedicated to Eagles Fans Everywhere ,” and Queen’s ”We Are The Champions” plays.
”I knew the Eagles would win,” Goldberg said.
Because of talent?
”The minute I knew that (Barry) couldn’t go to the game because he got the flu , I said they’re going to win Authentic JK Scott Jersey ,” Goldberg said.
Ah yes, some good-natured teasing between brothers, 3,000 miles from the City of Brotherly Love.
The season five finale hit a bump this week when director Kevin Smith said he had a heart attack after performing at a Los Angeles comedy show Sunday night. Smith credited a doctor with saving his life after the 47-year-old ”Clerks” filmmaker suffered a total blockage of his left coronary artery, often referred to as ”the widow maker.” Smith was set to start shooting the finale of the hit ABC comedy on Monday but Goldberg said a staff writer will take his place for the episode.
”I’m just happy he’s OK. I emailed him and told him don’t worry about my dumb comedy show,” Goldberg said . ”Get better and we’ll have you back ASAP.”
TORONTO — The New York Yankees will open an 11-game road trip in Toronto on Friday, a journey that will take them to the All-Star break.
But the Yankees received some bad news on what was an otherwise a happy Fourth of July.
After the Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-2 in the rubber match of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, it was revealed that their superb rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres had a hip strain that will sideline him until at least mid-July.
Torres will be on the disabled list when the Yankees (56-28) open a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays (40-46) at the Rogers Centre.
The Yankees will start right-hander Sonny Gray (5-6, 5.44 ERA) against Blue Jays right-hander Sam Gaviglio (2-2, 3.97).
Torres was removed from the game Wednesday during the fourth inning and an MRI showed a strain.
“Any time you’re talking about a groin, a hamstring Authentic Oren Burks Jersey , quads or a hip — once you have a strain in there, you can punch through it or make it a worse strain,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “So, I think the wise thing is to do this now. Gleyber wants to take a couple of days and work through it, but I think he also understands this is the best thing for him and for us.”
Infielder Tyler Wade will be recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for the game on Friday. After going 3-for-35 (.086) in 13 games with New York early in the season, Wade was demoted to the RailRiders and batted .271/.332/.376 with two homers and 18 RBIs.
Torres is batting .294/.350/.555 in 63 games with 15 homers and 42 RBIs for the Yankees since being called up from Triple-A April 22.
The Blue Jays lost their game Wednesday to the New York Mets 6-3 to split the two-game interleague set. They are 3-3 on the homestand and 23-23 overall at home.
Gray has pitched well at the Rogers Centre, going 2-3 with a 1.88 ERA in seven career starts while pitching for the Yankees and the Oakland Athletics, who traded him to New York during last season.
The 28-year-old is 4-3 with a 2.71 ERA in 11 career starts against Toronto. As a Yankee, he is 1-1 with a 2.96 ERA in five starts against the Blue Jays, and he is 0-0 with a 3.52 ERA in three starts this season.
Gray has lost his past two starts, including Saturday against the Boston Red Sox when he went 2 1/3 innings Authentic Marquez Valdes-Scantling Jersey , his shortest of the season, and allowed six earned runs.
“That was embarrassing for me and I think for everybody in here,” Gray said. “I haven’t beat a lot of teams since I’ve been here. I’ve been bad against the Red Sox, I’ve been bad against a lot of teams. I don’t think one particular team you can say has my number or whatever. I’ve been bad against multiple teams.”
“The good thing about Sonny is, he’s got the equipment to get this right,” Boone said. “He’s got the stuff to be the same pitcher he’s been at times in his career. This guy’s still a dude. He’s got to dig his heels in and it’s on all of us to try and help unlock that.”
Gaviglio has faced the Yankees once in his career, pitching seven scoreless innings against them June 6 in a no decision as New York won 3-0 in 13 innings.
In his most recent start, the 28-year-old allowed three runs, four hits and three walks in seven innings Saturday against the Detroit Tigers but did not factor in the decision. Toronto won the game 4-3 on Justin Smoak’s leadoff homer in the bottom of the ninth inning.
This will be Gaviglio’s 11th appearance and ninth start with Toronto after going 0-0 with a 1.86 ERA in five starts with Triple-A Buffalo.
The Blue Jays made two moves before the game Wednesday, designating right-handed reliever Preston Guilmet for assignment and returning left-hander Tim Mayza on option to Buffalo. Right-handers Luis Santos and Rhiner Cruz were called up from Buffalo. Each had a scoreless relief outing against the Mets.
The Yankees lead the season series 7-3.
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