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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!


But first, a word from our sponsors:

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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 RT.com. 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.