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By now you know that Meek Mill and Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin spend a lot of time together.
Now they’re joining with Jay-Z and New England Revolution owner Bob Kraft to launch a new criminal justice reform group.
The Reform Alliance will be led by Van Jones, a CNN host and activist who served as an adviser to former President Barack Obama.
Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin said the group is dedicating $50 million to the effort.
Mill became a symbol for criminal justice reform activists after a judge in Pennsylvania sentenced him to two to four years in prison for minor violations of his probation conditions in a decade-old gun and drug possession case. He spent months in prison before a court ordered him released.
The performer said the Reform initiative “is one of the most important things I’ve ever done in my life” and that he’s speaking “for people who don’t have a voice.”
Good stuff here.
If you want to read more, this article at Vulture.com has a chunk of good info in it.
Investor Jeff pointed out the other night that he’s surprised by how much time Kendall Jenner spends in Philadelphia.
It’s a good observation.
She was cheering on Ben Simmons and the Sixers Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center, braving temperatures that I’m pretty sure reached single digits. And by “braving,” I mean she was probably dropped off at the back door in a private car.
Still, this is a Southern California super model and Hollywood celebrity we’re talking about, someone who could have flown back to Los Angeles on a whim, where the temperature today is… lemme check… 67 degrees and sunny.
But nah, she’s in Philly. She’s always in Philly. She’s sitting next to Simmons’ mom, cheering on her guy, eating at our restaurants, hanging out in cold and crappy Philadelphia in January. She even seems to actually care who wins the game.
Not sure about you, but I think this looks like a woman who wants to see your team, your town, your 76ers get that W:
(Photo credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports)
Is Kendall one of us? Maybe she’s tougher than we thought.
Sports Betting Updates
The Rams and Saints will meet on Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with a trip to Super Bowl 53 on the line. If the rematch possesses the intensity of the first meeting between the two teams, a 45-35 Saints win back in November, then we should be in for quite a game. That leads us to perhaps the most important question ahead of what’s expected to be another high-scoring shootout between two of the
You can analyze trends and probabilities all you like. You can diagnose a match to within an inch of its life. But there are certain things you really can’t account for. Before shutting out an impotent Newcastle United on January 2, Manchester United hadn’t kept a clean sheet in the league in their prior seven matches. The Red Devils went to Wembley last weekend to take on Tottenham Hotspur. Goals aplenty, right? Yeah, no: 11
More changes at NBC Sports Philadelphia.
In addition to canning something like half of their talent over the last two years, the Comcast-owned local broadcaster is currently going through studio renovations, which will take Amy Fadool and Marc Farzetta off of their 5 p.m. Philly Sports Talk show for the rest of the week.
That’s per her:
With our studio renovations and the behind the scene technical and audio transfers… @NBCSPST is on a break this week. Fear not…@MarcFarzetta and I will return Monday! I’m on SportsNetCentral tomorrow morning on @NBCSPhilly! pic.twitter.com/MDKMc8PD86
— Amy Fadool Kane (@amyfadoolNBCS) January 22, 2019
Malcolm Jenkins and Lane Johnson are among the 12 current Eagles who took to social media to push back against the Joe Santoliquito article written for Philly Voice on Monday.
Today we got a little more from each, via CBS Tampa anchor Justin Granit, who is at the Pro Bowl practice in Orlando.
— Justin Granit (@JustinGranit) January 23, 2019
“I didn’t read the whole article; I only started responding when people started trying to say that I was the one making the quotes, which is crazy. Any great player is going to be confident. Any great player is going to know what he likes and be demanding. I’m the same way with the D coordinator, where I can go say, ‘no I don’t want to run this.’ So I think him being assertive or anything like that is what you want out of your starting quarterback.”
Yeah, more or less. You think Tom Brady would want to run “Bledsoe stuff?”
Here’s Lane Johnson, after the jump:
The Arena Football League is expanding from four teams to five teams with a new club “down the shore.”
Atlantic City’s new squad doesn’t have a name yet, and you can get in on that action at the official website, but the plan is to have them begin playing at Boardwalk Hall this Spring.
Christian Hetrick at the Inquirer:
The league made the announcement after the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority board voted to authorize the agency to reach a deal for a team to play at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall.
The authority, which owns Boardwalk Hall, will make $500,000 in capital expenditures such as a turf field and field goal posts. The authority said it will not fund the operations of the team. The three-year deal is subject to final approval and execution of a license agreement.
The operations of the team will be funded by some the same people who currently own and operate the Soul.
Let’s check in on New Orleans Saints fans to see how they’re handling the NFC Championship Game loss:
BREAKING: Attorney Frank D'Amico says he has filed a civil suit in New Orleans on behalf of Saints season ticket holders to make the right call and bring both teams back to replay the end of the game.
First reported by @TraversWDSU
More to come…
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 22, 2019
Yeah, good luck with that. Although I’m sure if a call that bad went against the Eagles, somebody would do a similar thing up here.
Of course the cowardly Roger Goodell has said absolutely nothing about the blown non-pass interference call, because he’s just a shill for the league’s mega-rich owners, but check out this ridiculousness:
Damages in Saints ticket holder lawsuit against the Roger Goodell & the NFL include:
Mental anguish & emotional trauma
Loss of faith in the NFL
Loss of enjoyment of life
Loss of entertainment
Distrust of the game
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 22, 2019
Mental anguish? Loss of enjoyment of life? Loss of entertainment? These are the kinds of damages that are written into lawsuits when you get hit by a drunk driver or injured in a workplace accident or something like that, not because your football team lost a game.
Surely this would get tossed out in about 15 seconds by any competent judge, right?
Anyway, elsewhere, this guy decided to get back at the NFL by spending his money on billboards in a division rival’s city:
Cole Beasley, who sometimes interacts with Howard Eskin on Twitter, is a free agent.
He may or may not return to Dallas in 2019, and now the latter scenario seems likely after Beasley took to Twitter to express some displeasure with his usage in the offense while claiming that the Cowboys’ front office is involved.
He quote tweeted a couple of things Tuesday afternoon:
Utilization is more important than money. https://t.co/qP8XoR6uBu
— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) January 22, 2019
Beasley made about $3.2 million last season and has career earnings of $15.5 million, according to Spotrac.
Honestly, the front office pushes who they want to get the ball to. I haven’t been a huge priority in that regard. Maybe that will change but I’m not sure. More balls come my way in 2 minute drill where nothing is planned. https://t.co/ioih9BJJv1
— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) January 22, 2019
Jerry Jones micro-managing? It couldn’t be!
More after the jump:
A well-deserved honor for a person gone way too soon.
Roy Halladay is one of four players to be part of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. He’s one of two in the class to be enshrined in their first year on the ballot.
The other is Mariano Rivera, who made even more history. Rivera became the first ever unanimous selection, an incredible feat for the greatest closer of all-time, and probably one of the very few Yankees people actually liked.
Edgar Martinez finally made it in his 10th and final year of eligibility. And so did Mike Mussina, in his sixth year. They’ll join Harold Baines and Lee Smith to complete the 2019 class.
As for the players that didn’t make it, Curt Schilling topped that list, getting 60.9% of votes in his sixth year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds made a small uptick to 59% in their seventh years.
Here’s the complete list.
First off, Sammy Sosa fell off a cliff. Second, who the hell were the two voters that put Placido Polanco on their ballots? They should be stripped of their votes.
The induction ceremony will be held on July 21 in Cooperstown, New York.
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