ARRARARARAR GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY I’M TOM MCCARTHY AND THIS WEEKEND I DRESSED AS CHEWBACCA AS HE IS THE CREATURE THAT BEST EMBODIES MY INCOMPREHENSIBLE YELL DURING PSEUDO EXCITING MOMENTS IN PHILLIES GAMES. ARRRRRRRRRRRRARARARARARRRRRR.
Jamie, as Obi-Wan, is perfect– always trying to teach, to the point of annoyance. Pretty sure he asked Kyle Kendrick to dress as Luke for the day just so he could fulfill that lifelong fantasy.
Let’s hit it!
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The Timberwolves jumped the gun announcing that trade which didn’t send Anthony Bennett to the Sixers by taking out a premature ad in the paper.
Michael Sam sacks Johnny Manziel, makes money sign. I do look forward to the memes that will come from this.
Lil Wayne was in Philly for a concert this weekend (I guess?) and, uh, didn’t enjoy his time:
That’s a shame. I like Weezy. The remix to Lollipop is easily a top 5 all-time song.
An overzealous Subway publicist chided Sarah Baicker for not mentioning Subway in her story about Ryan Howard visiting Taney in Williamsport as part of a Subway promotion. Publicists are a tough crop to deal with. Some are very good at their job and request placement for their [insert client or companies], others are total dickheads who, thanks to years of lazy media folks regurgitating their pitches, expect everyone to do the same, and for bloggers to bend over backwards just for a shitty freebie in place of advertising revenue.
Hundreds of people showed up to Love Park to welcome home Taney in an awesome display of support [video]. If you’re a kid – a 13-year-old who grew up a Phillies fan – to get this kind of reception in your hometown has to be just mind-bending and one of the greatest experiences you can have. They’re going to be all over TV this week, including a stop at the Today Show today [video]. Next week? School.
Love Monty G’s getup and Mayor Nutter’s red pants:
Welcome back to Philly… where it’s goddamn weird.
Wondering about the screen size and resolution on the new iPhones? This post from John Gruber of Daring Fireball is one of the smartest things you will ever read.
OH NO, TAYLOR. OH NO!
I couldn’t figure out why the PlayStation Network was down last night… here’s why: hackers, who caused a flight carrying a Sony’s President to be diverted to Phoenix.
Beyoncé got everyone like this when she performs Drunk in Love pic.twitter.com/9Zbck535Jd
— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) August 25, 2014
Donald Trump is an asshole (though I agree that Seth Myers is extraordinarily overrated… on-camera).
Jim and I discuss Amaro’s idiocy, Philly sports jerseys, sports video games and the Sixers’ weird, weird offseason. Listen, download or grab the feed. New episode with Dan coming later today.