Your Monday Mid-Afternoon Roundup

Screen Shot 2012-10-01 at 10.48.45 AMSofia Vergara was at the Eagles game, where she posed with Dave Spadaro and Jon Dorenbos (photo via Eagles)

I had two thoughts on the game that stuck with me throughout a shortened sleeping session:

1) Nnamdi still stinks. I know, Kurt Coleman bites on play-action like a Madden 2004 defender against a quarterback using playmaker controls. I get it. And, it’s hard to fault a guy (Nnamdi) too much for taking what I thought was a smart pass interference call and then drawing one a few plays later on the Giants final drive (the difference in the game). But he continuously gets beat off the line. And I don’t like it.

2) Victor Cruz salsa dance music played by NBC. Turns out, they’ve done this before: Last season, at Giants Stadium, they played the same music, and explained that decision to Deadspin thusly:

I got a hold of NBC's Sunday Night Football producer Fred Gaudelli (winner of ten Emmy Awards) who explained that yes, the music came from the broadcast truck, and that they'd planned to use it unless Cruz scored on a crucial play or if the Giants were being blown out. But what I found most interesting is that the truck kept game announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in the dark about the plan, wanting them to be surprised. For what it's worth, neither Michaels nor Collinsworth reacted to the music (though they didn't talk over it, either).


So… as long as Cruz scoring a touchdown isn’t too offensive to fans of the opposing team, or the Giants themselves, it’s cool to do. Got it. 

Let’s hit it.


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The roundup:

– Did Marcus Hayes write a ridiculous sonnet about the game? He did: []

Vick had promised to be less reckless.

He was.

He rid himself of the ball more quickly. He ran out of bounds.

Oh, he still got pounded.

Behind this offensive line, against this defensive front, he was going to get pounded.

Vick survived an early body slam by Justin Tuck, who beat a double-team.

Those sorts of hits dwindled as the game progressed. Everyone had a hand in that.


WHAT IN THE SAM FUCK? This is a story about a turtle. A turtle who had no friends. One day the turtle needed friends. The next day he called all the turtles he knew. They didn’t like him and wouldn’t play with him. So the turtle put his head in his shell. Then all the turtles felt bad for him and pooped on his shell to let him know they were friends now. The end.

– Some of the best Tweets of the weekend:

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– Preston and Steve are searching for Philly’s hottest (or sluttiest and most attention-starved) girl. Do it, CB readers.

– Mike Trout, a Phillies fan. An Eagles fan:

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– A new online grocery store, Fresh Direct, is coming to Philly this week.

– Last week, the folks at Zarwin Baum Law held a celebrity casino night to benefit Easter Seals. FOX Good Day’s Kacie McDonnell* was there, drawing the attention of this Tim Saunders look-alike:

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I was supposed to go, but couldn’t attend. Anyway, our friend HughE Dillon has more pictures from the event, including ones of Darwin Walker, Mike Quick, Jon Dorenbos… and some other hot chicks. Nice work for a good cause.

*Easily the best part about Sheena Parveen coming to Philly (besides, you know, Sheena Parveen coming here) is the local news hot chick arms race she has spawned. Jillian Mele seems to have stepped her game up big-time since Parveen’s arrival, and now, FOX hires Kia girl and Villanova grad Kacie McDonnell? Shit's real. Action News seems above this sort of thing, but I don’t know how long even they can hold out before hiring a Temple cheerleader or something. One thing is for sure though: we’re bound to see a hooker on CW Philly before the end of the year.

– Not surprisingly, there was an incident at the Puerto Rican Day Parade. A cop punched a woman, and this will go national in 3… 2…

– CSN Philly celebrates its 15th anniversary today. This glorious picture of Neil Hartmann and Leslie Gudel from, I’m guessing, the first year, is one of just many CSN has in their gallery here.

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Tonight, this:

Daily News Live

On Monday, October 1, Comcast SportsNet will celebrate the network’s anniversary beginning at 5 p.m. with “Daily News Live.”  Host Michael Barkann and guests will reminisce about the past 15 years, with show bloopers and behind the scenes moments.  

SportsNite at 10:30 p.m.

A very special edition of “SportsNite,” presented commercial free by Chevrolet, will air on Monday, October 1 at 10:30 p.m. and will feature a retrospective of the people and personalities that have impacted the Philadelphia sports landscape over the past 15 years. Viewers will hear from Jimmy Rollins (Phillies) the city’s longest tenured athlete, Villanova product and Eagles all-time RB great Brian Westbrook (Eagles), 76ers standout Thaddeus Young (Sixers), Keith Jones (Flyers) – the only athlete to play on Comcast SportsNet and retire to become a game and postgame analyst, and Phil Martelli long-time head coach at Saint Joseph’s University, narrate the stories of the teams they played on or coached. Fans can join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #CSN15.


– Sadly, Colts coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with leukemia.

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30 Responses

  1. That cop should be shot in the face for being such a pussy. That was one of the most scumbag pussy things ive ever seen.

  2. Soooooo Preston and Steve are looking for the hottest girl slathered in onions? Am I missing something here?
    And WTF is that cop thinking? That girl is about to get PAID.

  3. That cop has probably been dealing with loud- mouthed PRs his whole life. He finally snapped. Prior to, look at her jumping around cheering on the crowd. If they love PR so much, what are they doing in North Philly?

  4. Parade ? Looks more like a riot to me. Love the fart can exhaust noise coming from some car off camera. Stereotypes are so fun when they are true.

  5. I wouldn’t be shocked if Jon Dorenbos & his wife were working on getting Sofia Vergara into their master suite

  6. Clearly I’m late to the party on Kacie McDonnell. If you’re like me I highly recommend you google image search her.

  7. Nnamdi does not stink. He’s damn good and I love watching him play. He’s become one of those guys where some fans magnify his two mistakes a game, while ignoring the 50 plays he nailed.

  8. Wise-ass bitch running around yelling shit at a group of cops clearly involved in another issue, she had every opportunity to avoid trouble. She didn’t, so trouble found her. Only problem here is they didn’t administer a second shot for stupidity.

  9. It will be interesting to see if this goes national. The person throwing the water was clearly on the curb. If this was a pretty white blonde this would be everywhere. I like how the other cops immediately distance themselves from the situation.

  10. pr parade is a joke, and excuse for them to act like assholes, dont pass judgement off a 15 second video, no one knows what led up the incident. furthermore i encourage this behavior from cops, take the gloves off them and allow them to police these assholes and maybe there wouldnt be as much violence in the city.
    as for ridiculous pride parades, one genius summed it up in this quote:
    “Pride should be reserved for something you achieve or obtain on your own, not something that happens by accident of birth. Being Irish isn’t a skill… it’s a fucking genetic accident. You wouldn’t say I’m proud to be 5’11”; I’m proud to have a pre-disposition for colon cancer.” -George Carlin

  11. Yo NBC, it’s way too easy to look like partisan douchebags with the prepared salsa music for Cruz. How about 1,000 Eagle fans give Michelle Tufoya some loud prepared comments in sec 120 where she likes to do her live stand-ups the next time you clowns come to town? If ‘offensive’ is your idea of funny or cute, we can play that, let’s all party in our own fun way…

  12. Wow, great work Muscles. I knew that there had to be more to the story. People are very quick to pass judgement. Try spending a day in the shoes of a police officer. I know I wouldn’t want to.

  13. The highway patrol supervisor seen hitting the woman in the video has been identified by sources as Lt. Jonathan Josey II, a man who once nominated himself to be a Daily News Sexy Single.
    Josey, 39, a Daily News Sexy Single in 2006, said his most outstanding features were his “charm and magnetic personality.” He said he was looking for a “sexy, sexy, sexy” woman and was sick of meeting women that act like girls.
    In July 2010 while he was off duty, Josey was stabbed outside a West Philly bar while trying to break up a fight. In March of 2010, he fatally shot an armed robber in Montgomery County when he interrupted a robbery at a 7-Eleven

  14. So we have established that he’s a typical dude, who has learned the hard way not to put up with shit from assholes. My kinda guy so far-

  15. The Girl sprayed them with the aerosol can….but the guy on the grassy knoll got away with throwing H20 on them…..

  16. Have to admit that was an impressive punch. To paraphrase the late Howard Cosell, “Down goes dumb bitch! Down goes dumb bitch!” I wonder if that cop moonlights as a MMA fighter.

  17. Looks like he only had to tell her once. At least for her sake she won’t go to the unemployment office today looking like a raccoon.

  18. I have a buddy who worked for csn back in the early 2000s & said Leslie Gudel used blow all the phillies

  19. Bitch was spraying what appeared to be silly string at multiple officers, none of which appear to notice at the time, she stops, someone else throws water at the officers, they take notice to this act, turn around, and deliver the pimp hand to the silly string girl who begins to turn around and walk away. Bottom line, she got what she deserved. Only problem is that they didn’t knight stick the water throwing person as well.

  20. It looks like it was silly string. Cop had no business punching her like that even if he did get sprayed.
    As for this happening at the Puerto Rican day parade, not surprised in the least. Having grown up with fair number of Puerto Ricans in school and worked with them in Reading, I have to say that on the whole they are laziest motherf@ckers around as far as ethnic groups goes. You won’t exactly find much love either among the other Latino ethnic groups either for PRs.

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