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Democracy! Flyers Announce in Video That They’re Bringing Back the Ice Girls

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WHO SAID WE CAN’T GET THINGS DONE IN THIS COUNTRY? WE’RE FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHT TO LIVE, TO EXIST.

We told you last week the Flyers were indeed considering bringing back the Ice Girls. Tonight, it became official. After the Ice Men were booed off the ice during the first few preseason games, tonight the Flyers announced, with this video on the scoreboard, that they’re bringing the girls back, baby. I don’t even know how to react, but I feel like we should all run around like Iraqis with our purple thumbs in the air. Be proud of yourselves, Flyers fans, you cast a vote for change, and change you will get… by way of more of exactly the same.

The decision to cut the Ice Girls was a bad one. The Flyers blinked in the face of (non-)public pressure, because one or two former Ice Girls complained about conditions that… sounded exactly what they probably knowingly signed up for. And wave of political correctness briefly swept the hockey landscape after the San Jose Sharks were criticized for putting their Ice Girls in skimpy outfits. As if cheerleaders aren’t a widely accepted thing. It made no sense. The boos were heard, loud and clear, and tonight, we celebrate our Independence Day. Or something like that. Someone get me Bill Pullman.

Apply to be an Ice Girl here.

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Here’s Donnie Jones Singing “Baby Got Back” to Darren Sproles

This is like fucking Inception. Here’s what I wrote about Sproles exactly two weeks ago:

No but for real, can we talk about his massive legs and ass? Not since Antonio Bastardo and his Centaur-like figure have we been introduced to a butt like this. He’s built like Nicki Minaj. Turns out that sort of thing is good for an all-purpose NFL back. MY ANACONDA DON’T, MY ANACONDA DON’T.

And today, this video of Donnie Jones singing the original Baby Got Back to him. Weird.

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John Powers Middleton Has Just THE BEST Dodgers Hat

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I am vacillating all over the place today. It’s just gross. Because at first I thought son of Phillies limited partner John S. Middleton, John Powers Middleton, seemed like one of the coolest billionaire owner sons around. And then came the pictures with the Dodgers hat. But as it turns out… it’s only sort of a Dodgers hat. Here’s what Middleton tweeted after getting some backlash (I can’t imagine who would do such a thing):

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Well played, Mr. Middleton. Well played. I guess we can call that a… wait for it… power move.

No but for real I want to be this guy and want my middle name to be Powers.

H/T to (@Ianmurray7)

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Jay Glazer Destroys Donovan McNabb after Five Says Something Stupid about Tom Brady

Donovan McNabb, who struggles mightily with the English language and basic logic, was asked about Tom Brady’s performance last night and his future with the New England Patriots. McNabb offered this PIPING, SIZZLING HOT TAKE, with which Jay Glazer disagreed:

McNabb: “If this continues on for another five or six weeks, believe the rumblings will start that this will be Tom Brady’s last year in New England. I put it out there first.”

Glazer: “Tom Brady’s last year in New England?”

McNabb: “If this goes on for about six-seven more weeks…”

Glazer: “Are you out of your mind?”

McNabb: “There’ll be rumblings.”

Glazer: “There’s been rumblings every time Tom Brady has a bad game. There are rumblings up there in Boston… this guy it’s time for him to move on. Are you crazy, dude?”

McNabb is so desirous for a successful quarterback to fail in a spectacular fashion. But to his credit, there is already that rumbling in Boston today. Still fun to listen to Glazer (and Randy Moss) tear Five apart, though.

via The Big Lead

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Chiefs Fans Face Hump Pats Fan, but Philly Fans Are the Most Obnoxious and Boorish

Best fan taunt I’ve ever seen. Funny and non-violent. Of course, if the Pats fan didn’t have a receding hairline, and wasn’t wearing plaid shorts and a fancy watch, and wasn’t double-fisting a cranberry and vodka, this would’ve escalated to slobberknocker in a hurry. But alas. No fight.

H/T to Hall of Fame CB reader (@Banditmax)

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How Do We Feel about This “5 Stunk” License Plate Spotted in Limerick?

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I laughed at this. Simple. To the point. Honest. Not sure what it says about you if you have tinted windows with an Eagles decal and a customized plate ripping an ex-quarterback. But, I like the sentiment.

H/T to reader Packy

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Idiots Force Son of Phillies Owner to Go on Weird Twitter Rant Just Days after Hanging with Leo

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Confused yet?

John Powers Middleton, pictured here on just a lazy Thursday evening with LEONARDO FUCKING DICAPRIO*, is the son of Phillies part-owner, limited partner John S. Middleton, who, thanks to some awkward insinuation from Dennis Deitch of the Delco Times and Bob Brookover of the Inquirer, has been rumored to be “taking control” of the Phillies.

You may recall that the Family Middleton, who made their money in cigars, was allegedly the driving force behind the Phillies spending $125 million on Cliff Lee in 2010. John, the faaaaather, is also, for some reason, viewed as the one man who can save the Phillies, because he ostensibly cares the most about winning out of the grab bag of birth lottery winners that have their hands in the Phillies’ pot. That may or may not be true, but it makes for a nice, neat story for people to project on the Phillies, and so it is written, by Deitch

David Montgomery’s battle with cancer has created a change above Amaro, with senior advisor Pat Gillick serving as acting team president and part-owner John Middleton showing signs that he might become more actively involved in the operations.

… and by Brookover:

A man who can tell them what to do was visible after Sunday’s season finale. John Middleton, the most involved of the ownership partners, sat alone just outside the clubhouse following the final game and admitted it has been a long, difficult season.

Exactly how much influence he’ll have in the offseason decision-making process remains to be seen, but his is definitely a voice that is growing louder, and the Phillies have some serious financial issues to resolve in the coming months.

Last night and this morning, the son, John Powers**, who executive produced The Lego Movie (and who is exactly my age, which makes me feel wildly unaccomplished), went on a weird Twitter rant about the whole thing, explaining to people that, um, he’s not the droid they’re looking for but go Phils! It’s aggregated here for your reading ease:

To whom it may concern, I have not read these articles – not because I’m not interested in fan opinion but rather because false conjecture bothers me – but I have heard from friends in Philly there is wild speculation today over the Phillies. Remember 99% of what you read is totally inaccurate. And one more point brought to my attention. A general partner control baseball operating decisions. Limited partners vote on a variety of things, which may or may not be specifically on the field related. Limited partners are owners, the people involved in said limited partnership are equity shareholders and directors technically. The structure is far more complexed than it appears is being discussed and understood in articles and/or online. Also, I am a film and tv producer – seemingly confusion there also. But there’s this fantastic invention called Google, as well as other sites like IMDbPro (regular often inaccurate). I live in Malibu because I work in LA. One thing I can tell you, the Phillies are doing their best in a bad situation. The team just gave you arguably one of the three best runs in NL history, the others being, in my opinion, the 60s Cardinals and 90s Braves. Philly prides itself on being tough, but also LOYAL to its core. Changes and new additions, rough stretches, these are a fact of sport. Death, taxes, and your sports team will not win the championship every year. So please continue to support a team trying to right its ship, certainly spending the money necessary to do so, and look forward to the upswing and many more years of great baseball, consecutive pennants and division titles, and world championships to come. I’m proud to be a Philadelphian, but I’m not proud a fan base built on LOYALTY is abandoning ship because of a series of bad years. We are better than that. #GoPhils

The questions being directed towards me about the team. And to let people know I understand and respect their disappointment and opinions, but that doesn’t give me the right or appropriate amount of first hand knowledge to responsibly answer the questions being directed at me.

 

On Cuban sensation Yasami Thomas:

It would be great to have him from all accounts. Top 3 payroll the past 5-6 years should show the Phils are committed if he’s the real deal. I can assure you they know you bleed PHILLIES red, & they want to reward that just as much as you them to.

OK, two thoughts:

1) That was weird.

2) People are dumb. From the looks of it, a handful of knuckleheads have been tweeting questions about the Phillies to The Powers of John - the Phillies limited partner’s movie prodoucer son, mind you – as a result of those reports, to the point that J to the P felt the need to go on a weird Twitter rant explaining business and basic common sense. Idiots abound.

*Not gonna lie– I like Powers’ shirt here.

**Also thinking about coopting his middle name. Kyle Powers Scott.

UPDATE: Can probably do without this Dodgers hat, though:

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Hashtag GoPhils?

via (@laurasgoldman), Bleed Philly

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