Pat Burrell was back, again, this weekend. Did he Burrell your girl? Perhaps. But sadly there were no ridiculous Pat Burrell stories or emails. Yet. That we know of. He did stop by the Pen and Pencil again, though.
Enjoy a few brief Tweets about Burrell from the weekend:
That’s beautiful. Let’s hit it.
But first, a word from our sponsors:
- We’ll be hosting an NHL 12 tournament at Drinker’s West at the end of the this month. Date and time TBD, but keep an eye for a post in the next day or two. For now, enjoy cheap drinks and delicious hot dogs and tacos at Drinker’s establishments.
- Chooooooch. Is hurt. Yeah, I know. But that won’t stop him from stopping by the Sports Vault at the King of Prussia Mall on Saturday, September 8, from 11 – 1. Meet him and get his autograph. Details and tickets here.
- Philly Phaithful has launched their all-new football line just in time for the 2012 season:
Get one, or eight, right here.
- The 30th Olympiad on the networks of NBC is, sadly, over… and our worst fears are coming true. Look who spent time with Ryan Lochte:
Somehow, Lochte has turned his one individual gold medal into an empire of douchedom, which we fully expect to extend into the Great 48. Commercials, clothing lines, Dancing With The Stars– it’s all a possibility. This is going to be one of our darker periods of post-Olympics promotional nonsense, until one day someone wakes up and says, Ryan Lochte? Really, America, this is the best we can do?
- Carli Lloyd, who scored two goals in the Gold Medal Game for the US Women’s Soccer team, is a South Jersey native and, apparently, a Shane Victorino fan. But she didn't know he was traded:
NBC Philadelphia wrote an article about her gaff. Llyod explained:
Shane's game, never stops.
- Villanova assistant basketball coach Doug Martin has resigned just a week after being hired. ESPN’s Dana O’Neil – who covered Villanova during her time at the Daily News and, my recollection, was as much of a friend to the program that a reporter could be – broke the story: [ESPN.com]
According to a statement issued by Villanova when Martin was hired last week, Martin "played collegiate basketball at UW-Green Bay for coach Dick Bennett from 1991-95."
However, Green Bay has no record of Martin playing there. He is not listed on the all-time roster, and Andrew Gavin, Green Bay's director of athletic communications, said via email, "I do not have a record of a Doug Martin playing here and looked through our stats from each of those years as well."
Martin had that information on his Linkedin profile, as well, but it has since been removed.
- Last week, a report said that Christina Lurie will be receiving a “sizable chunk” of the Eagles in a divorce settlement. Perhaps like many things in their marriage, that report appears to have been premature. According to the NFL’s Albert Breer, Lurie will be the only person with “voting stock” in the team: [NFL.com]
The New York Post reported this week that Lurie would hand over "a sizable chunk" of the club in the settlement, but sources said that report was overstated. A senior NFL official with direct knowledge of the settlement and Eagles ownership structure said that Lurie's ex-wife Christina owns only a small, non-voting share of the team, similar to those owned by Lurie partners Mike Michelson and Richard Green.
Lurie remains the only person with voting stock or management authority over the Eagles, according to sources, and owns a far greater percentage of his team than most NFL owners.
- Sheena Parveen sighting (!!!):
- Hilarious .GIF of London Mayor Boris Johnson dancing to the Spice Girls at last night’s closing ceremonies:
via The Big Lead
- The FBI is now investigating Jerry Sandusky for his part in a child porn ring: [CBS]
CBS News has learned that at the end of 2011, allegations were forward by the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. that Sandusky used the mails to seduce individuals to cross state lines for sexual purposes, with trips and gifts offered. Investigators are looking at 6-7 victims who might have gotten letters.
Also in March of this year, U.S. Postal inspectors were tasked to investigate The Second Mile charity, which was founded by Sandusky. That investigation is on hold, awaiting for documents to be released by the State Attorney.
Yesterday, Patriot-News reporter Sara Ganim released a five-part special investigation of The Second Mile.
We will have much more on this latest angle about Sandusky soon.
- Must be summer:
- Incredibly, the Washington Nationals maintain that Stephen Strasburg won’t pitch in the playoffs.
Finally, listen as Philly rapper Sugar Tongue Slim slips Michael Vick, Randall Cunningham and Pete Rose into a song released this spring:
Carry my team to the extreme; most'll compare me to D Rowe, or Pete Rose
I gambled, I scrambled, I handled my handles I'm cunning like Randall but scandals still follow me Mike Vick
Hop it for the video.