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Sylvester Stallone


... He'll Figure It Out

10/7/2015 4:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

At least one Philadelphian has Chip Kelly's back ... and it might be the biggest one of all -- Sylvester Stallone who's begging the city NOT to throw in the towel on the football coach just yet. 

With the Eagles nursing a 1-3 record and the offense looking more like Glass Joe than Rocky ... Stallone says things may be looking bad, but Philly has always been an underdog city ripe for a comeback. 

"Give him time to develop. It's a new time. It's a new era," Stallone says ... "I don't think it's time for Chip's ahoy yet."

There's more ... Sly also says Chip might wanna take Congressman Bob Brady up on his offer and drink from the Pope's water cup. 

"Couldn't hurt."

Eagles' Chip Kelly

I'll Let You Drink from Pope's Cup

... Says Philly Congressman

10/7/2015 7:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Can the Pope's saliva save the Eagles? Maybe ... 

Turns out, the Philadelphia congressman who took Pope Francis' water cup after his holiness spoke in D.C. last month says he's willing to let Chip Kelly take a swig from the glass -- if it can help the team!  

1007-subasset-bob-brady-apWe spoke with Congressman Bob Brady who says he's still a huge Kelly supporter -- despite the fact they're struggling this season with a 1-3 record. 

So, if it means bringing Kelly to his office to sip from the holy cup ... Brady says he's 100% on board! 

There's just one problem with the potential divine intervention -- their next opponent is the Saints. 

Sly Stallone

The Eagles Friggin' Blew It

... By Cutting Tim Tebow

9/10/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Philadelphia Eagles know they done messed up now ... 'cause Sly Stallone -- a Philly Icon -- says the team totally crapped the bed ... by cutting Tim Tebow

Stallone's been well on-record with his love for Tebow ... predicting to TMZ Sports that Tim would make the final 53 man roster when we got him out in Beverly Hills last week. 

Well that didn't happen ... Tim was cut from the Eagles' roster this past Saturday and when we ran into Stallone again in Beverly Hills, (the man likes what he likes), he was none too pleased about the decision.

"Everyone freakin' blew it, it's a mistake. He's an underdog, like Rocky."

Check out the clip -- Stallone goes on to say it's not over for Tebow ... telling our guy Timmy is a "late bloomer" who could still figure out the NFL.

Good news for Tebow? When we asked Stallone what Tim should do now that his on-field future looks pretty bleak ... Sly had a very interesting answer.

"Come to Hollywood."

'Expendables 4?'

Tim Tebow

Reportedly Spotted at Airport

... Eagles Mum on Status

9/4/2015 12:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0904-tim-tebow-twitter-01Tim Tebow's NFL career is up in the air -- maybe literally -- because he was reportedly spotted at the airport in Philly moments ago ... and now everyone's wondering, DID HE GET CUT???

Our friends at posted the photo (sent by @CrimJimmegan) -- which appears to show Tebow walking through the airport with his bags. It doesn't necessarily mean he's been cut, but it's got everyone buzzing. 

After the way he balled out last night, most people thought he'd make the squad -- but you never know with the NFL. 

We called the Philadelphia Eagles and spoke with multiple people -- but Eagles staffers kicked us around and no one would tell us Tim's current status with the team. 

Stay tuned ... 

LeSean McCoy


... With Killer Crossover

6/23/2015 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Now, Mike Vick knows how all those defenders felt ... 

The NFL quarterback got crossed over HARD at his celebrity basketball game in Virginia this week ... and was left swingin' at air ... and the culprit is one of his closest friends -- LeSean McCoy

The two former Philadelphia Eagles teammates hit the hardwood at Warwick High School in Newport News -- where Vick grew up -- to raise money for the Mike Vick Foundation, which works with underprivileged kids.  

We're told Vick beat McCoy in a 40-yard dash a few years ago ... and McCoy had vowed revenge ... which he finally got on the court.  



NFL's DeMarco Murray

I Got Married

... And My Wife's Preggo!!!

6/22/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0622-demarco-murray-instagram-01Big weekend for Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray ... who married his longtime girlfriend -- and then announced she's PREGNANT!! 

Marco tied the knot to Heidi Mueller -- his longtime girlfriend and mother of his 2-year-old daughter -- at the Four Seasons in Dallas. 

And during the festivities ... Heidi also announced she's pregnant with their 2nd child!  

As for the wedding ... the couple spared no expense -- guests were greeted with glasses of Cristal champagne!

Tim Tebow

God's An Eagles Fan

...Say Philly Pastors

4/21/2015 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0420-tim-tebow-cross-religion-GETTY-01Eagles fans, stock the bubbly ... 'cause a bunch of local Philadelphia pastors tell us with the signing of Tim Tebow ... the team gained a very powerful ally ... GOD!! 

TMZ Sports spoke with 5 church officials who rep 7 churches in Philly... and the sentiment was universal ... Tebow's faith -- and relationship with God -- will have a HUGE impact on the Eagles. 

Here are some of the highlights ... 

-- Rev. Bill Golderer (Broad Street Ministries) -- "Our legacy [as Eagles fans] has been over 50 years of futility. Tebow's close to God, so we wouldn't have to sell our soul to the devil to win a Super Bowl."

-- Rev. Safford (Christ Church) -- "Having a faith-based person with the Eagles can only help the team."

-- Pastor Kent Jacobs (Epic Church) -- "We love Tim. He's awesome! Everyone needs people to encourage them and he's that type of guy. So he'll help the locker room."

One church official says his congregation is PUMPED too -- "I got a call last night. I thought a parish member was in the hospital, but it was just someone telling me we signed Tebow."

Tim Tebow

Philly Cheesesteak Joints Confused

What the Hell Are Eagles Thinking?!

4/20/2015 7:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0420-tim-tebow-geno-steaks-patsking-of-steaks-GETTY-01Two major Philadelphia rivals -- Pat's and Geno's -- are finally uniting on something ... they both have no idea what the Eagles were thinking in signing Tim Tebow

We spoke with managers from both of the legendary Philly cheesesteak joints (Anthony from Geno's and Tommy from Pat's) ... who tell us they're just trying to make sense of the whole thing. 

Anthony from Geno's -- "We’re all very confused by this whole off-season. Last time I checked you have to be able to throw in order to be a successful QB."

Tommy from Pat's -- "We can only play one QB at a time, and now we have one that hasn't played since 2012!? Does he still know how to play? I don’t know where Chip Kelly is going with this one."

Despite the confusion, both guys say they wish Tebow nothing but the best -- and have each personally promised Tim a free sando if/when he drops by. 

Artie Lange

Hey Eagles Fans ...

Good Luck with Your New Virgin!

4/20/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Artie Lange says the best football players ... are the ones who get laid ... which is (partly) why he's TRASHING the Philadelphia Eagles for signing Tim Tebow

Lange -- HUUUUGE sports fan -- was out in NYC this morning ... when he crapped all over the Bird Gang ... "I don't think Tim Tebow can help you on any level."

Check out the clip ... Lange explains why he's convinced there's a direct correlation between constant bangin' ... and talent. 

Eagles Safety Nate Allen

Cleared in Public Masturbation Case

Saved by Red Lobster

2/23/2015 2:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0216_Nate-Allen_GETTYPhiladelphia Eagles player Nate Allen was wrongly accused of driving around while pleasuring himself, and FL prosecutors have cleared his name -- partly due to a well-timed Red Lobster dinner.

Allen was detained last week in Fort Myers after a 16-year-old girl called 911 to report seeing a man driving a black truck with the windows down and masturbating. An officer responded to the area, saw Allen in a black Ford pick-up, and arrested him.

But the State Attorney's Office announced today that further investigation revealed Allen's truck was NOT the one the girl reported seeing.

Also, Allen was having dinner at a Red Lobster at the time the girl called 911. Prosecutors confirmed this from the time stamp on his bill ... and a photo he took with an employee. Great time for some cheddar biscuits!

State Attorney's Office spokesperson Samantha Syoen tells TMZ ... prosecutors thanked Nate for his patience and for cooperating with investigators.

His attorney Sawyer Smith says Nate is just grateful the whole ordeal is behind him.

NFL's Riley Cooper

Black History Month Selection was 'Honest Mistake'

... Eagles Say

2/12/2015 11:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


The Philadelphia Eagles tell TMZ Sports the fact that Riley Cooper was selected as the photo for February in the official team calendar was an "honest mistake" ... and they're looking into it. 

Of course, Cooper made national headlines at a Kenny Chesney concert back in 2013 when he was caught on camera saying, "I will jump that fence and fight every n***** here."

The Eagles fined Cooper for his actions at the time. He later apologized and then-QB Mike Vick vouched for him and said he wasn't a racist. 

Which is why it was surprising that the wide receiver was picked to represent February -- Black History Month -- in the official team calendar. 

"If anything, it was an honest mistake," Eagles PR rep Brett Strohsacker tells TMZ Sports.

Strohsacker says an independent company was used to put the calender together -- and says the Eagles are investigating to find out why Cooper was selected to be February. 

He adds, "I will look into this issue and see what the thought process was."

update_graphic_red_bar3:50 PM PT -- The Eagles have issued a new statement saying, "We do not oversee the production of the annual team calendar. We do not provide any input about the players who are featured or where those pictures appear in the calendar. The NFL licenses the production of that calendar to a third party and we do not have an opportunity to review the material."update-grey-gray-bar


Charlie Sheen

Giving $1,000 to Waiter

Who Got Stiffed By NFL Star

9/10/2014 11:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen is taking sides in the "Tip War" involving NFL star LeSean McCoy -- claiming he's giving $1,000 to the waiter McCoy stiffed after a controversial lunch earlier this week. 

Actually, it wasn't a technical "stiffing" -- the Philadelphia Eagles running back tipped a waiter named Rob 20 cents on a $61.56 meal at PYT restaurant in Philly. McCoy reportedly felt he was mistreated inside the restaurant. 

The receipt -- with the 20 cent tip -- was later posted on social media by the owner of the restaurant, Tommy Up. 

Now, Charlie Sheen is getting involved ... issuing a statement saying, "dear Tommy Up at PYT in Philly. Please tell Rob K I'm pledging 1000 dollars to him for the tip debacle just wanna help. c #NoJudgement"

So far, McCoy has been mum on the tip situation.

Mike Vick


Out Of Respect for Geno Smith

3/26/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mike Vick
tells TMZ Sports ... he will not fight to wear #7 on his jersey during his stint with the NY Jets -- and says it's all out of respect for Geno Smith

We broke the story ... Vick is very passionate about wearing #7 -- the same number he's worn from high school to Virginia Tech and on both NFL teams he's played for. 

But Mike says, "I want to pick a new number for the Jets, Number 7 is Geno's number."

Sources close to Vick tell us ... he has a lot of respect for the younger QB and doesn't want any drama that could possibly divide the team and believes giving up #7 shows that he's a mature and capable leader. 

Vick says he hasn't decided which number he'll rock for Gang Green -- but tells us, "I am open to suggestions."


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