Gahhhhhhhhhhh. Why must you be so high? I installed a couple Phillips Hue light bulbs in the vaulted ceiling portion of our kitchen this week and had trouble looking down. It was maybe 10 feet high. So consider me firmly on board with awarding these brave men and women a medal of some sort for doing whatever it is they do up there. If you need me, I’ll be here, on the first floor, cowering in the corner and sopping up the sweat from my hands with a soft towel.
video from Urban Video Productions
Other than being a 6’4″, 265 lbs professional football player, Connor Barwin hits all the hipster hallmarks. The hair? Yep. The bike? Uh huh. The whole “caring about your community thing”? Definitely. And now, he’s starring in a commercial for local artist Kurt Vile’s NYE show at the Fillmore. It’s painfully, hilariously awkward:
I don’t think acting is on Barwin’s post-football horizon, but I think he’ll be fine since he’s basically Captain Planet with worse hair.
I’ll be honest, I have no idea where this is and usually if I start seeing a bunch of murals on buildings I assume I’m heading the wrong direction and immediately turn around.
But yeah, this is badass. So much for not being a Philly school.
[These are backordered but will arrive in time for Christmas]
If the 2016 Ravens don’t finish the season strong, John Harbaugh could suffer the same fate as Billick—the former coach went 80–64 in the regular season and 5–3 in the playoffs with the Ravens, but finished 33–31 in his final four seasons. It’s also not out of the realm of possibility that a new start could extend to the front office and Newsome, with Eric DeCosta the GM-in-waiting around as a viable alternative.
Harbaugh had his own 5–11 season last year. After winning the Super Bowl in the 2012 season, he’s now 29–30 over the past three-plus years, although he does have a playoff victory against the Le’Veon Bell-less Steelers after the ’14 season.
If the offense, with Harbaugh’s close friend in command, doesn’t play well down the stretch and the Ravens fail to grab a postseason berth for the third time in the past four seasons, Harbaugh’s future with the team would likely be a hot topic.
Some close to the organization think that Harbaugh is safe no matter what happens, because 5–11 was a season-from-hell aberration due to injuries, and the Ravens figure to be on the upswing next season. The defense, though aging in some spots, should be intact, and QB Joe Flacco and a young surrounding cast on offense should improve because Flacco will be better with more time since his ACL surgery. Harbaugh is also viewed as one of the league’s better coaches, and he certainly has enjoyed a lot of success compared to his peers. But if the Ravens stumble down the stretch, and especially if they finish at 8–8 or worse, Harbaugh’s future could be in doubt. The Ravens have a standard of excellence, and the past four seasons would not match it.
OK, quick, I need some rope, an unmarked car, a comically large anvil, and a sexy secretary (as bait). Doug, meet Alesha, now get in the car and keep quiet.
I would assume that’s the easiest way to get rid of Crusher Doug, though I suppose Jeffrey Lurie could just put on his big billionaire pants and fire him should John Harbaugh become available. Like I don’t even care how big of a laughingstock the Eagles would be if they cut bait on Pederson. If John Harbaugh becomes available, you do whatever it takes. I would literally drive to Baltimore and pick him up and do unspeakable or even speakable things to him on the car ride pick. For real, whatever he wants. Whatever he’s into. Even if it’s just audiobooks about cryptography. I’m in.
Harbaugh obviously has a connection here and, as far as I know, liked the area. My mom used to workout with his wife in Newtown Square. She said she seemed like she liked it here. Done. THE HARBAUGHS LOVE PHILLY! Doug, I’m begging you, just beat the Ravens in two weeks and I’ll take care of the rest, and by taking care of the rest I mean you getting in this car with whatever her name is in the fishnets and keeping your mouth shut. GET IN THE CAR, DOUG!
Make it happen.
Prediction: G scores two goals tonight.
G, last night:
“Claude Giroux– he gets engaged, scores a couple goals and wins a game.”
I don’t know why you’d read any other site!
In 12 games this month/season (with one game pre-November), Joel Embiid is averaging 18.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks while shooting 50% from three and a 53% effective field goal percentage.
The Sixers should probably get four more of these tweets ready to go.
That there is an ad the Sixers were running on Facebook and Instagram.
Problem: They just announced Joel Embiid won’t play on Saturday. Rather, he’ll play the first game of the back-to-back on Friday.
The ad appears to have been run before the game was postponed last night. Had Embiid played last night – he was scheduled to play 28 minutes – then he likely would’ve sat out on Friday and played on Saturday, since he’s still not playing both games of a back-to-back. But his schedule has now been thrown out of whack and fans who bought tickets for the game on Saturday, literally because the Sixers advertised that Embiid would be playing, will be SOL.
On one hand, it’s hard to blame the Sixers for the court issue. They don’t own the building and found themselves in a situation beyond their control. Stuff happens. But this is the problem when you run a marketing campaign based around a player who doesn’t play in every game. No one – not Embiid, his trainers or coaches – know which games he’ll play and which he won’t. We can all make educated guesses, but they don’t always turn out. So we’re left with a… fluid… situation, one that the Sixers probably shouldn’t continually build advertising campaigns around.
H/T to (@jb1027)
Earlier this month, Matt Stairs was hired as the Phillies’ hitting coach. In October, it was announced John Kruk was leaving ESPN. So this is just the natural conclusion.
According to Jim Salisbury – and also Bazzaro Miyagi, I guess – Stairs’ seat in the Phillies broadcast booth will be filled by Kruk. “Details of the agreement with Kruk were not immediately known” Salisbury said. “It’s unclear how many games he will broadcast. Stairs and Davis basically split the 162-game schedule.”