Your Monday Morning Roundup

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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 roundup:

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:

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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.

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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.

The Phillies will honor Taney on Wednesday night.

Love Monty G’s getup and Mayor Nutter’s red pants:

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Welcome back to Philly… where it’s goddamn weird.

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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.

Jimmy Kempski on the Eagles’ backup quarterback trade situation.

Too soon?

NFL unsportsmanlike rules.

A great article about FOX Sports 1’s first year.

Donald Trump is an asshole (though I agree that Seth Myers is extraordinarily overrated… on-camera).

Richard Sherman thinks all the flags are because of fantasy football.

Scary.

 

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21 Responses

  1. How can you say that a Little Wayne sone is a Top 5 of all time? Are you as retarded as he is? His “music” is awful, it’s almost like he picks words out of a hat that rhyme together and that’s his song. Maybe he shouldn’t have drank so much Drank.

    1. This is brilliance:

      Why would she? She probably be the odd cookie
      In the plastic bag ’bout to get crushed by a building
      I flushed out the feeling of, me bein the shit
      ’cause I was leavin skid marks on, ev’rywhere I sit
      I am everywhere, I’m it like, Hide-n-Go
      And I can go anywhere, innie, minnie, miney, mo
      I’m in yo’, neighborhood area, CD thang, tape deck
      IPod, ya gurlfriend and she say I got great sex
      Safe sex is great sex, better wear a latex
      ’cause you don’t want that late text, that “I think I’m late” text
      Heh-heh, so wrap it up
      Bu-bu-but, he’s so sweet sh-she wanna lick the rapper

      1. If you think any of that is brilliant than you are a fucking idiot. No rap, hip hop or R&B lyrics are even close to being brilliant. For fuck sake’s they don’t even play their own music. It’s all digitally programmed.

  2. Will you please stop with that terrible Mo’ne shirt. All your shirts are garbage but that one takes the cake

    1. Worst shirt was wolf of broad Street, which celebrated a completely mediocre hockey player. Not surprising, I’m sure it was a top seller given how clueless flyer fans are in this city. Snow bowl sweatshirt is a close 2nd to wolf. Again, a big seller but it celebrated a completely meaningless football game that people will forget in a year.

        1. Haha. Touche. I actually love fun though. Had a great night downtown over the weekend, including trips to the bathroom with a married blonde who loved parm

          1. So you hate T-shirts and showering before you go “downtown” and you have fantasies about banging married women in bathrooms? You fit the CB demo….

  3. Besides having music that is geared towards 13 year old girls, Taylor Swift has the body of a 12 year old boy. Just don’t get the fascination that others have with her. She’s a joke.

    1. #1 she’s great at oral. #2 no 12 year old boy has women’s tits and a vagina so that kills your argument.

  4. There is no story on here that is relevant to anything that affects Philadelphia teams or athletes.

    Why is Sam Bradford or RG3 getting injured not the only headline in this round up? That is the most relevant to Philly sports right now

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