Welcome back to work (and school, for you more impressionable minds). The summer is over. Just nine more months until you can go outside again. Between now and then: cold, rain, ice, snow, perhaps a hurricane or two, entire football and hockey and basketball seasons, the 22nd Winter Olympiad, and countless Bob Costas poems about the human spirt and why sports are unfortunate reflections of our society.
You may hate yourself today, but I’m pumped. Sickeningly, the day after Labor Day is one of my favorite days of the year. I just slurp up the cascade of nonsensities that Costas hates so much.
I have my coffee, I showered today (not typical), and am ready for the long, cold grind that isn’t summer.
Let’s hit it!
But first, a word from our sponsors:
Cheesesteaks. Check out Jersey’s newest steak joint, Just Steaks, in the Merchantville Shopping Center. Ask for “The Crossing Broad”: $7 for a steak, fries and a bottled drink.
Crushes. My two, Darin Ruf and Cody Asche, will be at the Sports Vault in the King of Prussia Mall from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. Dom Brown– same place and times on September 7. Details and tickets here.
Fantasy. Host your fantasy football draft at the Philly Phaithful showroom in Northern Liberties:
Watkins can now fight fires in the city where the heat is on. He was welcomed to Miami with a one-year contract today.
Hey, good thing thing Budweiser wasn’t charging $11 for beer at their own festival:
pic via HughE Dillon
Lakewood BlueClaw Mitch Walding broke his rib getting off the clubhouse couch yesterday.
Dennis Rodman is going back to North Korea to save the world. Maybe he can talk Kim Jong Un out of executing ex-girlfriend’s by firing squad. I feel like this is a nixed plot line from The Dictator (great movie).
Chickie’s and Pete’s won a lawsuit over the “Crab Fries.”
NBC-Comcast-mega-conglomerate-whatever-the-fuck: Both NBC Philly studios may move to the Comcast building.
Hamels had a rough bullpen session before the game last night. He jokingly chalked it up to bar hopping:
Hamels chalked up the rough bullpen session to a sore back he said he suffered while bar hopping during the road trip in Chicago. Yes, he was joking, adding that he and Sandberg “didn’t get into a fistfight” when the manager chose to take him out of the game after seven innings.
Jokes aside, Hamels said the pain in his back came from playing four straight day games and a hectic schedule that hasn’t granted the Phillies a day off since Aug. 15.
Shades of Grey movie will be masturbatory fodder for single white females everywhere.