A HOME OFFICE IN HORSHAM– Some bits of tid that we didn’t get to.

Flyers beat writer Sam Carchidi, who has a habit of taking circtuitous routes to away games so he can log more US Airways miles, has spent the past couple of days on Twitter complaining about his lost luggage (which could be the sort of thing that happens when you fly from Minneapolis to Philly to Detroit), possibly because he flew from Ottawa to Philly before heading to Chicago, where the Flyers will play tonight:

Ray Emery will be the starter, and Carchidi got some quotes from him after the Senators game on Monday. Yesterday, he wrote those quotes down in the form of a story… with a CHICAGO dateline even though he wasn’t in Chicago:


A dateline is the thing Journalists use to denote where they are reporting from. It’s an immediate indication that they are on the ground and not, say, sitting in their home offices suffocating themselves from the after-effects of Taco Tuesday (…). It’s usually implied and often meaningless, but it’s a stamp of legitimacy.

Here’s the problem with Sam’s piece: I’m told he wasn’t in Chicago when he wrote it or when it was posted, at around 2 p.m. yesterday. Nope. In Philly. Because he flies circuitous routes to games.

Did it really make a difference in this case? Not really. But, it’s poor form, and totally unnecessary.

A great article in the Philadelphia Business Journal about how football led to Temple’s cutting of seven other sports.

And, of course a Philly restaurant is capitalizing on Nick Foles’ success by unveiling Catfish #9, a Foles-inspired dish, and couching it in a charitable framework:

Executive chef Chad Vetter’s dish is reported to be a Foles favorite: catfish, first soaked in buttermilk and then deep-fried and accompanied by cornmeal-crusted green tomatoes, Andouille white cheddar grits and Creole cocktail sauce.

Catfish #9 is priced at $21, and 25 percent of the sale will be donated to the Eagles Youth Partnership, the restaurant says.

Annnnnd there’s the free promotion. Shit.