Spencer Hawes’ game-tying three on Friday

Good morning. It’s negative 409 degrees out and there’s a good chance your eyeballs are frozen. How was your bye week? I spent the weekend watching JFK movies and documentaries… and now I own a tinfoil hat and there’s a room in my house filled with canned beets.

Let’s hit it!


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The roundup:

The Brady-Manning handshake after the Patriots’ comeback win last night (of course a Boston team has another tremendous sports moment!) caused photogs to get all slap-fighty with each other.

A fan attempted suicide after having to sit through Matt McGloin quarterbacking the Raiders to another loss. She jumped out of the third deck and survived.

Weird shirtless Nebraska fan[m] with Philly tattoos.

Brian Griffin died last night:



OK, did anyone else cry watching that?

The thing is, it’s not a joke. R.I.P., Brian.

Miley Cyrus did it again:

Hey, a decent Tweet from the Phillies:

No idea what Andy Reid was doing to Phillip Rivers.

John Bolaris’ Thanksgiving week weather report: DOOM:

The entire region will be all rain by late Tuesday night. Flooding rains will disrupt travel not only on land but in the air as well, come your big travel day on Wednesday. The brunt of the storm will take place late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, as possible flash flooding of creeks seems likely, and leaves will help to clog storm drains leading to serious street and highway flooding. Winds should not be a major factor until later in the day Wednesday as pressure gradients tighten with colder air starting to move in on the storm’s western flank. Tidal flooding along shore locations will take place, but as of now I’m only looking at minor tidal flooding due to the stretched-out isobaric component of this double-barrel storm.

Great article about Ryne Sandberg by Matt Gelb, who visited Sandberg at his home in Arizona and made a downpayment on getting exclusive time with the new Phillies manager once the season begins.

Tim Panaccio, who called me a nimrod on Thursday, with a real hard-hitting article about Don Saleski being excited for yet another BULLIES celebration, this one at Xfinity Live!

Saleski, who has a health care business now, will be among the large gathering of surviving members of those two Flyers Cup teams that will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their first Cup on Jan. 25 at Xfinity Live!

“Big Bird,” as they called him, was a member of both teams.

Tickets for the “Broad Street Bash” are $250 for the general public and $200 for season ticket holders. The event includes a live concert featuring the Dropkick Murphys.

What that article fails to mention, of course, is that Panaccio works for Comcast, and that Saleski is on the board of the Flyers Alumni Association, and that his wife, Mary Ann, makes $163k a year as the senior VP of Comcast Spectacor Charities. Panaccio’s article is product placement, Comcast style.

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