Editor’s Note

Complete Philly Coverage and The Coggin Toboggan, a rag tag bunch of misfits

CPCTo kick 2016 off on the right foot, we have decided to support and publicize another local Philadelphia sports blog that we enjoy.

Complete Philly Coverage approached us about a week ago and proposed a partnership of sorts. Do we want them to publicize some of our articles? Yes of course. Would we publicize some of their articles? Definitely.

It’s the ultimate underdog story.

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All good things must come to an end

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It was one year ago today that I decided to start this blog. 383 posts later and here we are, on the precipice of 2016.

When I started The Coggin Toboggan I wanted to see how dedicated I could be to giving the City of Philadelphia an alternative news source that would be unafraid to tell the real story, and I believe we did that during our time serving the City of Brotherly Love.

I wanted to prove to myself that I could stick with a project for an entire year, that I could be disciplined enough to do something that people would enjoy, and not get anything in return.

I believe I did that over these last 365 days.

But, as the headline says, all good things in this life must come to an end. It was a great year, we made fun of a ton of people, wrote some good stuff, hopefully entertained you with a hot take or two, and perhaps even made a name for ourselves in a very crowded and busy sports blog market just trying to crush each other for hits and notoriety.

We made it and we made a name for ourselves, generating a nice following of fans who enjoy our ridiculous brand of humor and horrendous takes on the idiocy of sports in Philadelphia.

Hopefully our readers understand what a toll it is to write all of these article. I wrote all 383 over the past year, it was not easy and it was a complete grind.

With a new baby on the way, this just makes my decision much, much easier.

It’s tough to make this announcement, and I do so with a very heavy hart, but after the break I have embedded a perfect promo from the legendary Ric Flair that will explain our situation to our dedicated readers.

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Eagles don’t make playoffs, our athletes are hGH taking morons…2015 can’t end soon enough

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I would say we are, yes. 

2015 is the worst year I can remember experiencing in this city. The Phillies lose close to 100 games, the Eagles miss out on the playoffs with one of the most HATEABLE rosters in franchise history, the 76ers are historically terrible, and the Flyers are far and away the only bright spot in the city and they’re three games over .500.

It has not been a great year for sports in this city.

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Hey pinheads, go vote for us at The Eagles Awards

special-trophy-meme_generator-370x278We don’t ask for much, we really don’t. Day in and day out we give you award winning, HILARIOUS takes on Philadelphia sports and nonsense that makes this stinktown of a city so much fun to be around.

So you know what you can do for us before the year is out? No no, money isn’t necessary. Put away your wallets and open up your hearts to a miracle.

If you like us, if you really want to make us happy and have us stick around for another year and stop looking at the loaded gun on our desk lovingly, then go vote for us for the FIRST ANNUAL EAGLES AWARDS 2015.

Pick us for one of the categories and send in your votes. You need a Gmail account to cast a vote, so go sign up. Hell, sign up multiple accounts and stuff the ballot box, we’re certainly not above cheating.

In fact, I insist you cheat.

Here’s the link:

http://philadehliaeagles.com/eagles-twitter-awards/

Go vote for us. Remember, we’ve brought you such fabulous Eagles articles in the past year as these:

Reports from Eagles practice describe “Incredible Freakout” by Les Bowen. 

Eagles Marcus Smith gaining confidence he can successfully qualify for unemployment benefits.

Sam Bradford wows during iron lung drills at Philadelphia Eagles OTAs. 

A (late) Festivus airing of grievances

he05wkm“I’VE GOT A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH YOU PEOPLE, AND NOW YOU’RE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT IT.” – Frank Costanza.

How, oh how could we have forgotten the most fun part of Festivus, the Airing of Grievances? The popular holiday, created by Frank Costanza who was tired of the commercialism and religious aspects of Christmas, urges followers to let loved ones know all of the ways they have disappointed them in the past year.

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Is Glen Macnow a cranky old man? We look into it…

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Look at that punim!

I’m at an all day conference and I have a 30 minute break. Instead of chit chatting with potential sources who could give my career a real boost, I’ve decided to write something for my blog that makes me no money.

Five minutes ago I took to Twitter and said I would write ANY article suggested to me by a reader.

Dedicated reader KaboomKid7 came out of nowhere (a la Mankind from under the ring to drag the Undertaker down to hell) and Tweeted this story suggestion to me.

I said anything, and he was the first person to respond, so lets look into this question and determine, once and for all, if Glen Macnow is a cranky old man.

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Just sit back and enjoy each 76ers loss, the most entertaining team in the city

76ers logoI’ve watched 16 minutes of the first period of the Flyers game against the Edmonton Oilers, who are 4-8, and have outshot the Flyers by 16-2 so far.

The Eagles are so bad this season the fan base practically begged the Eagles to seriously consider parting ways with draft picks to trade for Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick was benched this week in favor of backup QB Blaine Gabbert, the very same Blaine Gabbert who has thrown more interceptions in his professional career than touchdowns.

They want him to replace Sam Bradford. Bradford has the longest sleeves in the NFL. That’s the only positive you can mention about him this season.

It’s going to be a shitty winter. Perhaps Phil Connors said it best, “I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.”

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