Your Monday Afternoon Roundup: Oh Yeah, There’s More

Photo credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports
Photo credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

There’s so much more that happened this weekend that we haven’t gotten to.

Let’s hit it!


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The roundup:

The Flyers’ third jersey this season will be, as previously mentioned, the 2012 Winter Classic jersey. Here’s another look at it:


The Flyers will wear the third jersey for both home and away games this year, and the current docket looks like this:

Sat, Oct 11 Home vs. Montreal Canadiens 7 p.m.
Wed, Nov 19 Away at New York Rangers 8 p.m.
Fri, Nov 28 Home vs. New York Rangers 1 p.m.
Sat, Dec 13 Home vs. Carolina Hurricanes 1 p.m.
Fri, Jan 10 Home vs. Boston Bruins 1 p.m.
Fri, Jan 31 Home vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 7 p.m.
Fri, Feb 21 Home vs. Nashville Predators 1 p.m.
Fri, Mar 7 Away at Boston Bruins 1 p.m.
Fri, Mar 14 Home vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 p.m.
Fri, Mar 28 Home vs. San Jose Sharks 1 p.m.
Sat, Apr 5 Home vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Apr 11 Home vs. Ottawa Senators 12:30 p.m.

Luis Mendoza, Guy Germaine, Connie Moreau, Adam Banks, Dean Portman, Gunner Stahl (and more) all got together for a D2 reunion this weekend, and there are pictures.

Howard Eskin, in response to Ed Rendell saying it’s “ridiculous” to think that Roger Goodell hadn’t seen the Ray Rice elevator video, suggested that maybe it was also ridiculous that Ed Rendell didn’t know about all that Sandusky stuff going on when he was Governor. Rendell responded, in part:

“Well, the problem is, no one told the board. First of all, although the governor has a seat on the board, and has four other appointments, I had a representative and I never attended a board meeting, number one. But more importantly than that, the Penn State officials never told the board about this, never told the board about it. First time the board learned about it is when it came out in public. That’s the first time I learned about it.

The state police has no jurisdiction in Penn State. Penn State has their own police force, and remember, even one step further, Penn State isn’t a state institution. They’re what’s called a state-related institution. So, if the board had been informed about this, and one of my four or five appointees had brought the situation to my attention, what I would have done is I would have called [Penn State] president Graham Spanier and said, ‘Look, turn this guy over to the police as fast as you can. Make a public show of it, because you want to make it clear that you’re acting to prevent further instances of child abuse.

Joe Paterno and I would talk three or four times a year. He would call me if he saw something in the papers that I was taking it on the chin, and I would call him about the team on occasion, and I wish Joe Paterno, the first time he heard that stuff, had called me, I would have said, ‘Joe, take it to the prosecutor’s office right now, because pedophiles are recidivists, they’re the ultimate recidivists, and you want to stop this guy before he hurts anybody else.'”

This is how you quit a job.

Every point in the Raiders/Patriots game was scored by a -Kowski:


I love people with names ending in kowski.

Ray Lewis finally put his experience and expertise to use on television– “there are somethings you can cover up”:

Why yes there are, Ray.

Rutgers’ Athletic Director, Julie Hermann, made an inappropriate Sandusky joke in a meeting, but more importantly, it was the lamest joke: “One employee said Hermann told the staff, ‘We have to reach out to our donors, fans, everyone, and we need to touch them. Not in a Jerry Sandusky-type way.'”

Bad week for Rutgers. A student dies after being taken from frat house.

Sad sacks: Alex Henery signed with the Lions, might be able to reach the end zone indoors (but probably not). Michael Leighton, now a Blackhawk:

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More Kane: Kalas wound up finishing second at the World Poker Tour’s Poker Borgata Poker Open of Poker Poker. He still took home $500k.


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The Phillies will work out YOSMANY TOMAS, a Cuban sensation who will either go elsewhere and become a star or sign here and get injured.

DeSean Jaccson burglary is still a mystery:

Jackson’s mother, Gayle, had initially told police the thieves burgled an estimated $250,000 in cash, jewelry, two firearms, and other property. That amount was ratcheted down in March to $20,000 in cash, a DVR security system, a handgun, and a Rolex valued at $110,000.

The Eagles suddenly cut Jackson the same day police reduced the estimated value of the stolen items.

Gayle Jackson’s statement and other details were never released publicly but are found in the initial police report by the first-responding officers. obtained the report through an open-records request.

Tom Burgoyne, the Phanatic’s “special friend,” wants to help you use Phanatic-type strategies to foster business success and enthusiasm in the workplace, but I don’t know how rubbing all of your bald employees’ heads is going to help anything. On that note: I kind of want to start up a you’re doing social media and other online things wrong consultancy. I’m only half joking. If Burgoyne can charge $550 a pop to teach people how to act like a goofball, I can easily charge a grand to teach companies and certain media outlets how to do online not awfully. Unlike self-proclaimed gurus whose entire existence is telling other people how to do things they themselves never did, I have some experience here. Buy a t-shirt.

So, uh, let’s do something about this. From the NY Times:

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On his way out of baseball, the always-reserved Derek Jeter opened up for a New York Magazine profile about many, many things. But there’s one thing he didn’t want to discuss:

Other characters he doesn’t seem to miss at all. Alex Rodriguez was a close friend at the beginning of Jeter’s career. Then he mocked the Yankees shortstop in an interview with Esquire and the relationship went into a deep freeze. In 2004, A-Rod was traded to the Bronx, and the melodrama spiraled until January, when his suspension from Major League Baseball for using performance-enhancing drugs was finalized.

There’s no shortage of theories about Rodriguez’s problems.

Jeter glares. “This is not an Alex story.”


via John Clark
via John Clark
via (@tchurch316) and (@BriMcL17)
via (@tchurch316) and (@BriMcL17)

Colin Farrell in True Detective 2.

Chip digging the hockey references: “All of a sudden a hockey game broke out.” “I thought [Jason Peters] was channeling his inner Craig Berube.”

Reader Kenneth:

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Oh yeah:

via (@Dolphin_ShowFan)
via (@Dolphin_ShowFan)

Oh no:

via (@Cozza1019)
via (@Cozza1019)



One of these days we’ll record another show.


12 Responses

  1. Henery won’t handle kick off duties for the Lions. Their punter does that.

    Which makes that move just a LITTLE less perplexing.

    “Hey, our kicker can’t hit a 43 yard field goal, let’s sign one who also can’t hit a 43 yard field goal! GENIUS!”

  2. I heard Eskin Saturday giving it to Rendell who wants to be commissioner of the NFL. He is probanly pressing David Cohen and the Comcast crowd to get him the gig. Fast Eddie has so many skeletons in his closet, that Goodell will have a field day exposing Eddie fot what he is……… a fraud who doesn’t have the scruples to be dog catcher and ignored the Penn State fiasco as governor.

    1. If you think that Rendell is seriously being considered, then you shouldn’t have an opinion at all

  3. I’m shocked that hipster Jim believes in global warming. Dude it’s a money grab, think for yourself or just read something other than state sponsored media

  4. Rendell knew about Sandusky. Graham Spanier has a top secret clearance and a Masters in sexual behavior (1970s).
    Rendell needs to stop babbling….he gave away how he did things as Governor…how to stall an investigation until the public forgets….

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