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The return of the NFL season is here, and it’s time to get back to Pigskin Picking. On air, we’re going to use our friend, Pat Egan, from down the hall at 97.5 The Fanatic. But I want to do my own picks and compare them to Pat’s record. You can be sure I’ll rub it in his face if my record is better by the time the Super Bowl wraps up. Like rubbing a dog’s nose in poop on the carpet (do people actually do that?) Last season I started hot, before hitting a late-season lull, but finished above .500 at 23-22. Pigskin Picks is brought to you by the Bet Parx Casino and Sportsbook App. Go to Must be 21. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.

Let’s get started.

Commanders @ Cardinals – Wash -7

The Cardinals are an abomination. No Kyler Murray to run around for 10 seconds to get a WR to open up. The Washington defense is actually pretty talented and should have no problem giving QB Sam Howell short fields to work with. Offensively for the Commanders, they’ve got some talented skill position players. Expect big things out of RB Brian Robinson, WRs Terry McLaurin, and Penn State Alum Jahan Dotson. Washington covers the 7 easy.

PICK: Washington -7

Packers @ Bears – Chi -1

A storied NFC North rivalry is about to take on a completely different look. For the last 30 years, Green Bay had Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre at QB. That has led to quite a lopsided record in this rivalry. Since 1992 the Packers are 43-13 against the Bears. Not much of a rivalry. Now the pendulum may be swinging towards Chicago as QB Justin Fields begins his 3rd NFL season, and Jordan Love is beginning his first full season as the starter in Green Bay. Chicago has a good enough defense, and much better offense that this line of -1 is too small. A couple of Packers WRs are hurt, and it’ll be tough for their offense to keep up with the weapons that Chicago has built around their young QB. Bears flip the rivalry back starting Sunday.

Pick: Chicago -1

Eagles @ Patriots – PHL -4

I know it’s Bill Belichick, the game is in New England and they’re honoring some guy named Tom Brady at halftime. Doesn’t matter. This Eagles team is really good. The defense might need a bit of time to come together, but the offense is better than last season’s. If I remember correctly was incredible and the games were over by the 3rd quarter. This season with the defense coming together they might need to play the starters into the 4th quarter because the games could be slightly closer. Jalen Hurts and the offense might need to knock off the rust a bit early, but once they do I think they win by a touchdown.

PICK: Eagles -4

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Philadelphia Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro's Wedding at The Linc

We are still hanging on to the last month or so of summer and trying to enjoy it for all we can before it is gone. Don’t get me wrong, I love every season, but summer is just a little different because there are so many different fun things you can do.

Although with that said, it is hard to keep my eyes off of the upcoming Philadelphia Eagles season ahead since it looks like another great season is approaching for the Birds.

But for now, we will keep hanging on to summer for all we’ve got and another season that we are currently in the midst of – wedding season!

Congratulations to my longtime buddy, Dave Spadaro, who got married on Saturday to his beautiful bride, Angela! The ceremony took place on the 50-yard line at the Linc, which is only fitting considering the great work Dave Spadaro does year in and year out for the Eagles.

Anyway, talk about an extremely unique wedding venue! The guests, which I would say were close to 150 of us, entered the field through the tunnel where the Birds players come out while AC/DC’sFor Those About to Rock” played. As we did this, it was captured on the two huge video screens where they show replays at the Linc.

After the ceremony, we all celebrated in the lounge underneath right next to the tunnel. Then, upstairs to the club level for more food and drinks while we danced the night away!

Altogether, it was an awesome night from beginning to end and even Swoop, the mascot for the Eagles, made an appearance! Everyone there looked like they were having a great time, and I know Pattyann and I did for sure!

Once again, congratulations to Dave Spadaro and Angela! Hopefully, the next ceremony on the 50-yard line at the Linc will be for another NFC Championship title in January!

  • Dave and Angela


    The lovely married couple at the 50-yard line! What a moment!

  • Angela and Dave: A Poem


    A poem about the newly weds! It was written by Jen Winebrugh. She did an amazing job.

  • A&D 8/12/23

    Pattyann and I

    Pattyann and I on the red carpet. We Do. We Drink. We Toast. We Party.

  • Pattyann and I On The Big Screen

    big screen

    Pattyann and I on the big screen. Brian Dawkins. Nick Foles. Jalen Hurts. And now us making appearances on the big screen!

  • Inside The Eagles' Locker Room

    locker room

    All of the guests hanging out inside the Eagles’ locker room. Just imagine all the cool things that have happened in here! All the great motivating speeches and everything.

  • Next To Jalen Hurts' Locker

    Jalen Hurts

    The QB of the Philadelphia Eagles gets ready before each game right here. I know a big season is ahead for this young superstar!

  • The Lombardi Trophy

    Lombardi trophy

    The thing Eagles fans of all ages waited a lifetime for right in front of me. What a year that was in 2017-2018. Hopefully, another one is coming soon!

  • 1980 NFC Champions

    NFC champions

    The first Eagles team to ever reach the Super Bowl. I remember it like it was yesterday. So much fun.

  • 1960 NFL Champions

    NFL Champions

    Prior to 2017, this was the last championship in Eagles’ history. This was prior to the Super Bowl being a thing. Thankfully, this isn’t the most recent championship anymore.

  • Swoop!


    The mascot of the Philadelphia Eagles, Swoop. I bet you didn’t know he doubled as a waiter!

  • Swoop is Quite The Ladies Mascot


    Swoop and the ladies! What an awesome mascot.

  • Eagles Fight Song Remake For Dave Spadaro's Wedding

    A familiar melody, just with different lyrics! What a cool spin-off for a guy that has been devoted to the Eagles for many years.

  • Entrance At Dave Spadaro's Wedding

    All the guests entering the field. As I mentioned, we all came in as AC/DC was playing! Amazing.

  • Eagles TV Broadcast Mentioning The Wedding

    During the Eagles’ preseason opener, they mentioned the wedding! What a nice gesture!

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