Comcast Spectacor invited selected media, asshole bloggers and apparently every freeloading employee in the Wells Fargo Center to try out the new food selections today.
I got to try Shake Shack, the Braciole sandwich, the short rib panini and wild mushroom grilled cheese (at least I think I tried both because I’m not sure I could tell them apart), and the fried pickle spears, which gave me a boner. Some of the fancy fries and, apparently, artisan pretzels were not available to sample (that I could find), but here’s how I’d rank the foodstuffs I was able to push firmly into my mouth hole: Continue Reading
Joe DeCamara and former Eagle Jon Ritchie will co-host the new WIP mid-day show starting on Monday, sources say. DeCamara recently left 97.5 and it was speculated that he would head to WIP. Ritchie has worked on Pro Football Talk TV, DirectTV’s NFL coverage, and co-hosted on the radio with Artie Lang. He’s also been a fill-in host on WIP. He will continue with his DirectTV work on weekends, but will live in Philly.
To make room for the new show, Michael Barkann has been let go by the station. Barkann is under contract through next summer, so this appears to be strictly a programming decision.
Ike Reese will move to afternoons and will be part of WIP’s new afternoon show. His co-host(s) will be named in the coming weeks. Things are changing. THE SOUNDS BLARE:
“It’s for real this time,” Brand told reporters today while announcing his retirement. And there go all those questions about his roster spot.
Brand spent 17 seasons in the NBA with the Bulls, Clippers, Sixers, Mavericks, Hawks, and then Sixers again. He averaged 15.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks.
Kyle is down at the WFC previewing the new food and drink being offered this year. Below, I’ll embed his tweets and pictures, along with Facebook Live video if he gets that going.
Velcro-backed Phillies hats don’t really match with suits – and take those stickers off the brim, pretend it’s actually your hat – but that didn’t stop City Council from throwing ’em on this morning to honor Ryan Howard for his years of service on and off the field in Philadelphia.
Howard was gifted a Liberty Bell, which he can put in one of literally hundreds of rooms in his Florida home. The full text of the resolution to honor Howard can be read here.
But for those critical of the “No Fun League” for cracking down on excessive celebrations, commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear yesterday they have no intent on easing the rules on what players can do after plays.
“The [competition] committee looks at this every year,” Goodell said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “This is one of those things — I’ve been in the league 35 years. I don’t think there’s been a year where we didn’t look at this issue.
“It comes down to balancing a lot of issues, the professional standards that we want to uphold. We do believe that our players are role models and others look at that at the youth level. So that’s important for us to hold that standard up. And it’s part of being a professional. So that’s one element of it.”
This is the same league that glosses over domestic abuse and countless other player crimes and pretends to give one half of a soft, hot shit about the dangers of concussions, all while continuing to promote football as a safe and fun activity for children. And yet they’re going to get up on their high horse about players being “role models” and “professionals,” which is complete bullshit since they’re entertainers, and act like doing a dance after achieving a goal is just the worst thing on Earth. All the while, Steph Curry is an absolute hot dog and one of the biggest sports role models on the planet, because most people can separate a player celebrating on the court from the person off it, who in this case is widely considered to be a good dude. But Goodell is too much of a maniac to let that sort of thing happen.
OK, I’m easy. Tweet me and tell me that you’re a fan of the site and answer that your first big purchase upon winning the lottery would be Flyers season tickets (I know a guy), and you’re goddamn right I’ll play along. Richard Curtis, from Perkasie, is one of three finalists to be Kelly Ripa’s new co-host, and he needs your help:
I have no idea when voting ends, but you can vote for Rich (can I call him that?) right here. If he wins, I fully expect to be his first guest on the show.
But Simmons, whose father is American, had him right back:
Kyle asked me to post this – we’re both a few beers deep – but I fully expect the “Jim’s a cuck libtard” comments and tweets to roll in.