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The Philadelphia Passion Lingerie football team won the Eastern Conference this weekend, photo via (@SwaggerNuggets)

Good morning, Humans. The worst week in sports is over… I think. No meaningful football, no Eagles, little baseball hot stove news and no spring training yet, and several days off from meaningful hockey… all punctuated by the two worst all-star games in sports. But fear you shant– we’re just a little over two weeks away from spring training, the Flyers will begin the second half of their somewhat surprising season tomorrow night, the Sixers are still good, the groundhog will pop his furry head out of a fucking hole on Thursday, and, of course, the Super Bowl is this Sunday. We can see the light. Almost. 

Let’s hit it.


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The roundup

– Scott Hartnell delighted us all last night with his Suck it, Phaneuf on CBC.

– Sean Couturier and, sadly, Patrick Kane won the evening at the All-Star Skills Competition.

– Sixers! The team inquired about Amare Stoudemire, but it’s being classified as “due diligence.”

– The Sixers report soaring ticket sales and TV ratings.

– Random, but strange. The College of Charleston basketball coach left because of a mysterious medical problem.

– Oh look, Marcus Hayes wrote something that wasn’t awful about the Marlins challenging the Phillies in the East.

– Our ad network, Big Lead Sports, was sold to USA Today. Here are some interesting details about the blurring of lines between new and old media.