A routine 6 pm SportsCenter suddenly exploded Friday as Adam Schefter appeared with his Blackberry to report this breaking news:
Schefter: "I'm hearing from several people this afternoon that the New York Jets are out of the running for Nnamdi Asomugha. The Dallas Cowboys are out of the running for Nnamdi Asomugha. And the mystery team absolutely out of nowhere? [Checking blackberry] The Philadelphia Eagles. To emphasize, three different people are telling me right now that the team is the Philadelphia Eagles. That's right. This is what the Philadelphia Eagles do. They are just so secretive. Now, out of nowhere, again, I want to emphasize that this is what sources are telling me, here come the Philadelphia Eagles. What's really amazing about this is until today, all my sources were saying Nnamdi Asomugha, New York Jets. That's what I've been breathlessly reporting now for days. But now they're saying Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles."
Random anchor: "Wow."
Schefter: But here's what's even more amazing. Last summer we had LeBron and the "Decision." Who would have ever thought we'd have another decision, in the NFL, with even more drama. I want to emphasize again right now, Nnamdi Asomugha, the Philadelphia Eagles."
|"You heard me. Nnamdi Asomugha."|
Schefter: "The Philadelphia Eagles were the mystery team. They are just so secretive. I want to emphasize that this is what sources are telling me. Nnamdi Asomugha. Here we have confirmation. Yes. Nnamdi Asomugha. The Philadelphia Eagles. 5 years, $60 million."
Random anchor: "Not quite the mega-deal we were expecting. [Pregnant pause]. Correct me if I'm wrong."
Schefter: "Um. Well, uh, Darrell Revis makes $11.5 million a year. This contract pays $12 million a year. So."
Random anchor: "What did the New York Jets NOT do to make this happen."
Schefter: "The New York Jets have a certain amount of money available under the cap. Another team has a bit more money available. The Philadelphia Eagles. They offered that money to Nnamdi Asomugha. And this afternoon, my sources told me, you know what? Nnamdi Asomugha is taking that money. Who could have seen THAT coming. The Philadelphia Eagles. Just incredible. [Checking blackberry]. Nnamdi Asomugha."
This is SportsCenter.