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Eskin guarantees Eagles win, commits to long bike ride

A one-time enemy who has become a good friend of PFT, Howard Eskin of NBC 10 and WIP, was feeling confident about the Eagles’ chances against the 49ers.  Indeed, Eskin was feeling very confident.

Eskin, who handles sideline reporting duties for the Eagles radio broadcasts, appeared on KNBR in San Francisco before Sunday’s game between the two teams.  Via Deadspin, Eskin guaranteed that the Eagles would win.

And Eskin was willing to put his mountain bike where his mouth is; he said he’d ride a bicycle from Philly to San Fran if the Eagle lose.

“There is no chance the 49ers win — zero,” Eskin said.  “This is a stone-cold mortal lock.  I’ll take a bike from Philadelphia to San Francisco.  Yes.  There’s no way the Eagles go 1-3. None.  Absolutely none. . . .  They can’t lose to the 49ers.”

They can, and they did.  And now Eskin has to find a helmet that matches his trademark fur coat.

After seeing the story, I asked Eskin via text message, “Schwinn or Huffy?”  In response, Eskin said he’s trying to find one that rides with little effort.

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36 Responses to “Eskin guarantees Eagles win, commits to long bike ride”
  1. servegmo says: Oct 3, 2011 3:05 PM

    next time he will know better!! go niners 🙂

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2011 3:05 PM

    Oh well, he’s gotta find something to do since Burger King decided to relieve him of his role in those commercials.

    Oh wait, that’s not Eskin? Scouts honor???

  3. cakemixa says: Oct 3, 2011 3:07 PM

    We need more Eagles stories.

  4. Land Snark says: Oct 3, 2011 3:09 PM

    Good to see there’s one positive out of the Eagles’ loss.

    Maybe the gas bag can attach a sail to his trike for his cross country trek.

  5. CJ says: Oct 3, 2011 3:10 PM

    No way he makes it from Philadelphia Park, CA to San Fran, let alone coast to coast.

  6. holdthemayo123 says: Oct 3, 2011 3:11 PM

    If Eskin puts half of the effort into this bike ride that he does into ballwashing the Eagles, he should do it in a matter of hours with no sweat.

  7. duncanthecat says: Oct 3, 2011 3:13 PM

    I would ride all the way to Alaska thinking that I have $150mil tied up in Vick and a mediocre CB.

  8. schmitty2 says: Oct 3, 2011 3:14 PM

    I’m sure Philly fans hopes he takes that bike ride and never returns

  9. muckman207 says: Oct 3, 2011 3:17 PM

    Eskin is still the King!

  10. Chris Fiorentino says: Oct 3, 2011 3:18 PM

    Eskin is a tool. I hate that he duped you guys at PFT into thinking he is a good guy. He’s not and that’s why he is off the air.

  11. favreforever says: Oct 3, 2011 3:28 PM

    PFT asked “Shwinn or Huffy”? Eskin is thinking Harley-Davidson.

  12. briank1ne says: Oct 3, 2011 3:32 PM

    no respect for the niners….get peddling pal. hahaha….niners all day!

  13. grpatriot says: Oct 3, 2011 3:33 PM

    Dream Team????

  14. howley1 says: Oct 3, 2011 3:39 PM

    After seeing the story, I asked Eskin via text message, “Schwinn or Huffy?” In response, Eskin said he’s trying to find one that rides with little effort.


    There’s a really funny Eagles joke in there somewhere but damned if I can find it.

  15. rajbais says: Oct 3, 2011 3:42 PM

    He still hasn’t taken his bike ride from Philly to D.C.!!!

    Just go ask Vinny Cerrato!!!

  16. livenbreathefootball says: Oct 3, 2011 3:42 PM

    I can see this working. He could do it for charity — like the ASPCA or the Humane Society. Do good and stick it to Dog Killer Vick at the same time.

  17. firethewalrus says: Oct 3, 2011 3:46 PM

    The only thing we love more than this post is Buddy Ryan’s Defense!

    Fire The Walrus

  18. jakek2 says: Oct 3, 2011 3:46 PM

    He should get a bicycle-built-for-two and ride with the coach who can stand to lose a few lbs.

  19. drmonkeyarmy says: Oct 3, 2011 3:49 PM

    Of course PFT is chummy with Eskin. SMH

  20. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2011 3:49 PM

    (Charlie Murphy voice)

    Dream Team.

  21. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2011 3:57 PM

    He should take the Walrus with him. With the way he was panting and sweating his balls off just by walking to the podium, it may save his life.

  22. waxedagain says: Oct 3, 2011 4:02 PM

    How many more times is this site going to mention the once-an-enemy-now-a-friend routine? Anyway, Eskin said he will ‘take a bike’ between the two cities – which presumably can mean he will bring one along in baggage when he makes the flight.

  23. citynative says: Oct 3, 2011 4:10 PM

    Last year Eskin went on San Francisco radio and proclaimed the Giants would never beat the Phillies. Oops! The more this guy comes in SF radio… the more our teams win. We should give this guy local show.

  24. cmb79 says: Oct 3, 2011 4:21 PM

    What is it about Philly and their mouths? They’re pretty close to being as unbearable as Boston is. Sheesh.

  25. Soulman45 says: Oct 3, 2011 4:27 PM

    I would say the is a good work out he will be in great shape.

  26. pigskinswag says: Oct 3, 2011 4:37 PM

    Rasheed Wallace approves.

  27. castigs says: Oct 3, 2011 4:57 PM

    Eskin has the time to bike to San Fran now that he’s done with his radio gig…..Mike Missanelli chased him off the radio and now maybe all the way to the west coast?

  28. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Oct 3, 2011 5:04 PM

    The Burger King and eskin were both dumped in the same week !

  29. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Oct 3, 2011 5:04 PM

    That picture is done in real size !

  30. jamie54 says: Oct 3, 2011 6:26 PM

    Right, and he’s the one who ‘reported’ Vick had a broken hand. So much for his credibility.

  31. youboettcha says: Oct 3, 2011 6:27 PM

    Eskin should say tomorrow: “I was referring to a motorcycle!”

  32. forever8young says: Oct 4, 2011 12:29 AM

    Where’s ‘typicaleaglesfan’ ??

    Show yourself, coward.

    Maybe this’ll shut these obnoxious Philadelphia sports fans up for once.

  33. upperdecker19 says: Oct 4, 2011 11:05 AM

    Will he wear the fur coat in lieu of those skimpy biker shorts?

  34. 49ersmang says: Oct 4, 2011 11:35 AM

    Andy reid is dr. Evil and fat bastard all in one, now that’s talent !!!

  35. stairwayto7 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:14 PM

    Maybe he can send flowere to his married girlfriend again? Or maybe he can make anothe rracial slur like he did back in 1985! Who remembers that..Mike????

  36. oldbyrd says: Oct 5, 2011 8:44 AM


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