This week we have Kirk Cousins. Kirk cashed in on a 3 year 84 mill guaranteed contract with the Minnesota Vikings this week. Kirk tricked the Vikings into thinking he is an elite quarterback and deserves 84 million dollars. Which is impressive and why he is the JCB player of the week. I don’t agree, but what do I know I’m a jabroni. Good for Kirk. That 84 million dollars will buy a lot of tin foil for all the steaks he will grill.
Yes Kirk Cousins grills his steaks with tin foil underneath…
This weeks player of the week is Shaquem Griffin. Shaquem impressed scouts and put up some impressive numbers at the NFL combine this past week. What’s more impressive is that he did it with one hand. Literally.
Shaquem was born with amniotic band syndrome. Which means the fingers on his left hand were not fully developed as a child causing him pain every time he hit his hand. Having his hand properly amputated didn’t stop him from playing football. In 2017 he was the AAC defensive player of the year at UCF where he had 11.5 sacks and 92 tackles. Shaquem ran a 4.3 40 yd dash (fastest ever for a linebacker) and bench pressed 225 20 times pretty much with one hand. What is even more impressive is that Shaquem wasn’t even invited to the combine at first and now he is being considered a 4th round pick.
Happy Friday to the good Lads! The Town Mile Podcast #8 is fresh out of the frying pan for a brand-new Friday edition. It may be blowing and snowing like crazy outside in Philly, but it’s toasty warm in here and we’ve got topics from Money Mike Miller to Matt Forte’s career to cover (and a pic collage from our good friends at Pic Collage). Let ‘er rip and have an awesome weekend!
Since our fearless founder Joe Janssen started this blog/podcast he had one realistic goal in mind. Get an interview for the podcast with former NBA sharp shooter Mike Miller. For those of you who don’t know Mike and Joe were both born and bred in the great state of South Dakota, Joe from Emery and Mike from Mitchell. Joe’s father Terry Janssen was a sports writer for many years in South Dakota and had the chance to cover Mike Miller when he was in high school. Mr. Janssen was also very good friends with Mike’s former coach Gary Munsen. Joe and I know we have a great audience in South Dakota and this is our plea. If one of you great citizens from South Dakota has a connection to Mike and can some how talk him into to calling us for an interview we would be forever in your debt. I personally have messaged Mike everyday for the last three days, and honestly I will still be sending him messages in hopes that some day he will answer and talk to us.
We aren’t schmucks, we are very serious about this. Joe and I love doing the podcast and want to put out great content for our listeners. I hope this reaches some one out there and eventually reaches Mike. If that happens please DM us on twitter or on Instagram @thetownmile. Thank you for your time and Thank you to the great people of South Dakota.
This weeks winner or winners I should say is the US Women’s Hockey team who took home gold for the first time in women’s USA hockey history. If any of you ladies are on the corner of 17th and Wharton Jeff Cold Beer will have your award. Congratulations!
To the city of Philadelphia: It happened, it’s real: Your Eagles are the Champions. Finally tonight, we’re able to take the time and reflect on an incredible last two weeks in South Philadelphia. Our boy Jason Kelce has been down with Matt since day one. And now Jason Kelce is forever a Philadelphia Icon. What a time! What a week! Whew, enjoy it. Keep it rolling.
“Chase Utley hold my beer I’m about to burn down philly with my fiery words of passion”. That I assume is a direct quote from our JCB player of the week this week Jason Kelce.
Chase I love you man but dropping a F bomb isn’t going to cut it. Jason, in my opinion is the cooler of the Kelce brothers and proved my point last Thursday as the birds celebrated their first Super Bowl victory.
Jason Kelce is what Philly loves in their athletes. A guy that will stand up for the city and its people and realizes that it’s more than just a game for some people. Congrats Jason the first six pack at JCB is on us.
Good Saturday morning, The Town Mile Podcast #6 is fresh out of the oven: Last night our main man Skin and Bones joined us to discuss two upcoming Bowls and the NFC Champion Birds!! Huge Thanks to Breandan Lyman for giving us his Philly Food Knowledge, the Wing Bowl veteran comes through big for us. As the Great Wayne Campbell said: “It’s Friday, it’s 9:30, and it’s time to party….”
This weeks Jeff Cold Beer Player of the week is Big Dick Nicky Foles. Nick destroyed the Vikes defense to bring the NFC title back to Philadelphia. Super Bowl fever has hit the city of Philadelphia and we are hoping that Nick and the boys can bring it home. Go Birds!
Tonight we recorded the latest episode of The Town Mile podcast. IT’S ON!!!!! 2 physical, classic throwback NFC teams are about to throw down this Sunday. **Matt would like correct the name Jeff Schwartz to mean he meant to say Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. We sometimes fact-check on the Town Mile.**