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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - MARCH 04: Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after announcing his retirement from the NFL at NovaCare Complex on March 04, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with an action-packed Sports Report for ya on a Tuesday!  Baseball news and Spring Training scores!  NBA matchups for tonight!  Big news in hockey with the Devils!  But first…

…Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce retired officially after 13 stellar seasons with Philly.  In his retirement speech he called himself, quote, “officially overrated, vastly overrated.”  Jason walks away with seven Pro Bowl selections, six first-team All-Pro selections, and one Super Bowl title.

Jason Kelce Announces Retirement from the NFL

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – MARCH 04: Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after announcing his retirement from the NFL at NovaCare Complex on March 04, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

 

His press conference was a pretty emotional affair.  Check out the clips below.

Greg Price on Twitter: "Jason Kelce talking about the importance of fathers in his retirement speech: "I think one of the best things a person can be in this world is a father. A father who is present, devoted, and loving is the greatest gift a child could ask for in our society." pic.twitter.com/6covemvotz / Twitter"

Jason Kelce talking about the importance of fathers in his retirement speech: "I think one of the best things a person can be in this world is a father. A father who is present, devoted, and loving is the greatest gift a child could ask for in our society." pic.twitter.com/6covemvotz

NBC Sports Philadelphia on Twitter: "The most Philly love story of all time 🥺Jason Kelce tells us about the night he met his wife Kylie during his retirement press conference. pic.twitter.com/uCiqiQyPOS / Twitter"

The most Philly love story of all time 🥺Jason Kelce tells us about the night he met his wife Kylie during his retirement press conference. pic.twitter.com/uCiqiQyPOS

Da🦦Otterside on Twitter: "Forgive me if you've seen this....But whoever created the dual shot of Travis Kelce reacting to Jason Kelce discussing their childhood during his retirement speech just made me cry like a baby.I can't state enough how much I love, love, love Jason and Travis Kelce.Even though... pic.twitter.com/dXV7E0QS0c / Twitter"

Forgive me if you've seen this....But whoever created the dual shot of Travis Kelce reacting to Jason Kelce discussing their childhood during his retirement speech just made me cry like a baby.I can't state enough how much I love, love, love Jason and Travis Kelce.Even though... pic.twitter.com/dXV7E0QS0c

 

Jason Kelce is pretty much guaranteed to land in Canton, Ohio at the Football Hall Of Fame five years from now.  His resume, status as a team leader, individual accomplishments, and being the Pro Bowl center on the first Philadelphia Eagles team to win a Super Bowl all will ensure he winds up in the H.O.F.

Jason Kelce Announces Retirement from the NFL

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – MARCH 04: Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after announcing his retirement from the NFL at NovaCare Complex on March 04, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Congrats to Jason Kelce on a stellar career and for being a fun guy and great team leader.  See you in Canton in five years, Jason!  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report! 

Jason Kelce Announces Retirement from the NFL

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – MARCH 04: Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles greets members of the media after announcing his retirement from the NFL at NovaCare Complex on March 04, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

  • NBA Tonight

    Basketball…where the Nets lost to the Grizzlies last night…106 to 102.  Brooklyn drops to 24 and 37 for the season…11th in the Eastern Conference.

    Memphis Grizzlies v Brooklyn Nets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 04: Jake LaRavia #3 of the Memphis Grizzlies heads for the net as Day’Ron Sharpe #20 of the Brooklyn Nets defends during the first half at Barclays Center on March 04, 2024 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

    The Knicks and 76’ers were inactive.  Tonight the Knicks take on the Hawks in Madison Square Garden.  The Knicks come into the game at 36 and 25…4th in the East.

    Meanwhile, the 76’ers play the Nets in Brooklyn.  The Sixers are 35 and 25…5th in the East and just a half game behind the Knicks.

    Charlotte Hornets v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – MARCH 01: Tyrese Maxey #0 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots a lay up during the third quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at the Wells Fargo Center on March 01, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Devils Fire Head Coach Ruff

    Over to hockey.  The Rangers lost to the Panthers last night…4 to 2.  The Rangers are still 40-18-4.

    Florida Panthers v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 04: Brandon Montour #62 of the Florida Panthers skates in his 500th NHL game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 04, 2024 in New York City.

    The Flyers fell to the Blues…2 to 1.  Philly is now 32-23-8.

    The Devils were off.  They face the Panthers this evening at the Prudential Center.  The Devils are 30-27-4 for the season.  Meanwhile, the Devils have fired head coach Lindy Ruff and have installed Travis Green as his interim replacement.

    New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 04: Head coach Lindy Ruff of New Jersey Devils handles the bench against the New York Rangers at Prudential Center on October 04, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.

  • MLB News & Scores

    Baseball Spring Training.  The Yankees beat the Marlins…3 to 2.

    The Phillies were defeated by the Blue Jays…5 to 2.

    The Mets were inactive.

    Staying with baseball for a second…Yankee manager Aaron Boone says important bullpen pitcher Tommy Kahnle may start the season on the injured list due to a sore shoulder.  Kahnle was one of the best relievers for the Yankees in 2023…with a 2.66 ERA.

    Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 20: Tommy Kahnle #41 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jaysat Yankee Stadium on September 20, 2023 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

    Meanwhile, the Phillies and pitcher Zack Wheeler have agreed to a three-year extension worth $126 million…that’s $42 million a year!  Wow!

    Championship Series - Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks - Game Seven

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 24: Zack Wheeler #45 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning in Game Seven of the Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 24, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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