Your Monday Morning Roundup


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The Wells Fargo Center looks positively sick in NHL 15. They managed to nail the phonebook-like quality of the building and get the #ClutchTime hashtag in there. I will buy you, game.

Let’s hit it!


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The roundup:

So about those times the Four Aces used to fart on each other:

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1) Oswalt always looked like he had a stank ass. Is it possible we now know where these grins came from?

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2) I’m just picturing Roy Halladay tossing his no-hitter against the Reds, letting them fly into the Doctober night. Maybe it wasn’t his breaking ball… maybe it was the wind.

Ummmmmm, what are you doing, SVS?

pic via (@benjamwit)
pic via (@benjamwit)

Natitude was strong in the nation’s capital this weekend as violations abounded. First this guy saved the world:

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pic via (@4for4phillyfan)

And then this guy read about its impact on the global financial market in the Economist:

pic via (@Hsonetheboss) and (@rexofpoland)
pic via (@Hsonetheboss) and (@rexofpoland)

In Soviet Russia, this blog illegal! From The Next Web:

First signed info force by President Vladamir Putin in May this year, it’s now applicable to all blogs that manage to attract more than 3,000 unique visitors per day. Essentially, what this means is a bigger workload for any bloggers that wish to carry on running the sites in their spare time.

From today, any blogs covered by the new law will need to register with the relevant authorities, according to The report adds that the law notes that the physical location of the authors makes no difference to the application of it – if it’s written in Russian and targetting a Russian audience it will need to comply or be blocked from access within the country.

In addition to registering with authorities, bloggers also now have more responsibility to fact-check their blogs before publishing. Bloggers are also not allowed to use obscene language or produce material that incites criticism from its online audience.

If any individual bloggers don’t comply with the law, they can be slapped with a fine of between 10,000 and 30,000 rubles ($280 – $840) and media organizations face fines of up to 500,000 rubles, which is around $15,000.

The NBA rookies got together this weekend for some promo work. Here’s Embiid and Wiggins talking:

via the NBA
via the NBA

And here’s Embiid talking to SportsCenter about his awesome Twitter game. Wiggins wasn’t as interesting (this is really awkward):

Kinda happy about drafting Embiid now. Wiggins has less of a personality than Joshua Harris, a feat only achieved by high-gloss paint.

Riley Cote dragged Jeff Carter, that gap in his teeth, and his wife out to the hemp music festival:

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Reader Paul caught this after Ruben Amaro’s interview on the MLB Network:

After the subsequent commercial break (about 4:06 p.m.), though, the host brought up how you can’t justify a rebuild to a fan base who “throw snowballs and boo Santa and batteries and all that”.

PLEASE get this sound bite and write about this – I’m fed up that somehow someone could defend Ruben Amaro and blame fans for not making the right choice.

Some changes coming to ESPN’s College Gameday.

The top three selling Eagles jerseys courtesy of Philly Mag, in this order: Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy, Brian Dawkins. Unreal.

A secret serum may have been given to American Ebola patients. Captain obvious here: why not give it to the people in Africa?

Abe Lincoln turned into Sharknado at Nats Park.

Bartolo Colon doing something cool.

Johnny Manziel finally made it to a Cleveland bar.



Starting today, Springfield Country Club.


22 Responses

    1. Would you prefer the scoreboard from the Phils’ 11-0 loss to the nationals? Or pictures of players talking to reporters at training camp?

          1. If you mean Kyle, I agree.

            If you mean me, you may commence fucking off as of now..

  1. You’re glad they ended up with Embiid over Wiggins because he has a better personality? I’ll be glad they drafted Embiid if he can actually play and is more than a celebrity stalker on twitter.

  2. The Dept of Homeland Security visited Kyle 4000 times ?
    the Soviets will always be the run to “bad guys”.

    Ebola. Read “The Hot Zone” watch “Contagion”.

  3. Kyle, please tell me you see the irony of you criticizing someone else for displaying a DeSean Jackson Redskins jersey. You’ve been posting about him non-stop since he’s left here. It’s one thing if it’s even somewhat eagles related (I.E. talking about his time here), but you’re making posts about him kissing his coach’s ass by acting all friendly with his son. They’re being stupid by displaying his jersey on their storefront, but you can have completely non-eagles related stories of him on the top of your blog? Makes sense.

    1. People are interested in what he does, no one is buying his jersey. How can you even relate those two things?

      1. No one in Philly gives a shit about DeSean Jackson anymore. He will be a topic the weeks the Eagles play Washington; but anything else he does does not matter.

      2. People in Philadelphia are interested in DeSean Jackson talking on Instagram about Jay Gruden’s son? Wow man, you really don’t have the pulse of your readers on that one. I’m relating the two because no one wants either. Just look at the comments on that particular post I’m referencing. That should tell you all about how much people care about it.

  4. Relax Eagles fans, McCoy & Sproules will make Nick “The Dick” Dynomite even better.

    Desean Jaccson is already a memory.

  5. I watched that Wiggins interview on ESPN… was awful. The ESPN interview just kept asking the same question in different ways. Wiggins just wasn’t having it, kinda felt bad for him to be put on spot like that.

  6. I didn’t realize Riley was a tatted up pothead.

    Upon the second violation of Putin’s new law you will end up in the trunk of a lincoln towncar with a bullet in your dome. Dude is an animal.

  7. Putin is ex KGB. He’s the only guy stopping WW3 from happening. Patriots owner Kraft ain’t gettin his SB ring back either.

  8. It is becoming quite clear that Kyle is being paid by EA Sports. If he is indeed receiving advertising money to promote NHL 15 then just be open about it. Keep getting those paychecks brother! Im all for you being well paid for the hard work you do. Some of the other readers are correct in criticizing you for putting that screen shot as the first post of the week. We like the game too! I think everyone would rather talk about the Birds than a game that is not out yet.


  9. Embiid should be a top tier center for at least a half a decade. Wiggins will be good too, but not great as the media hypes him out to be. He reminds me of Iguodala too much, but I think he’ll be more consistent than Iggy was.

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