Your Monday Morning Roundup
The Super Bowl this year will be the Patriots vs. the Seahawks — pretty much the opposite of the matchup most neutral fans wanted — so now we’re left rooting for either Peter Carrol or Bill Belichick. Football isn’t fair. So let’s just get to it.
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Seahawks Win? Sad Packers fan:
Before anyone could even cry “cheaters,” the NFL started investigating the Patriots for deflating their footballs like a bunch of cheaters.
These may be the Fantasy QB rankings, but it goes to show that fantasy success does not even remotely equal real-world success:
Seahawks fans pulled a “Miami Heat fans” move and left before seeing their team win the game and earn a trip to the Super Bowl. 12th Man, etc.
Former Sixer Arnett Moultrie is playing basketball in China. How’s he doing?
Oh, so he’s doing great.
A Sixers player (or former player, or hanger-on) was probably looking for some ladies he can pay to get naked in Philly yesterday, but didn’t give much notice, so who knows how it worked out:
Peter Laviolette, now with the Nashville Predators, doesn’t take kindly to refs winking at the other team:
Macrus Mariota said a reunion with Chip Kelly would be “a lot of fun,” and Sal Pal just fainted.
We’ll be seeing a whole lot of Max Scherzer over the next seven years or so, as he reportedly gets paid $180 million by the Nationals.
Another relic hanging on after the Phillies’ past success that we feel bad for? Charlie Manuel, who turned down some coaching offers to stay with the Phillies doing whatever he does. Cholly deserves better, but he just wants to help us:
“I figured if I was going to do what I really wanted to do, I was going to stay with the Phillies and going to work with some of the players. I want to be part of something and contribute and try to get back to the success that we’ve had and see our fans happy again.”
Here’s a local high-schooler doing cooler things than you’ll ever do, specifically awesome dunks.
Sylvester Stallone, in town to film “Creed,” is apparently just hanging out at the Art Museum, waiting to be recognized.
You commentors are the best. Really. But if anything if gonna give you guys a run for the money today, it’ll be the Philly Mag post calling for the end of the Wing Bowl.
When I applied for this job, I wrote a sample post about when the next MLB All-Star Game will be held in Philadelphia. I surmised the Phillies would make a run at it in 2018 or 2019, but also considered that they’d wait longer to capitalize on some American history (as they did in 1976). According to the Washington Post, that’s exactly what they’ll do:
Ten of the 14 new stadiums built since 2000 are in the NL. Excluding Petco Park, five new stadiums have yet to host an all-star game: Tropicana Field in Tampa, Yankee Stadium in New York, Marlins Park in Miami, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia (the Phillies are waiting to bid for the 2026 edition to commemorate when America turns 250) and Nationals Park.
Jeremy Maclin, named to the Pro Bowl to replace an injured Demaryius Thomas, will not play in the game due to “personal reasons.” The players can’t even be forced to care about this game. He’ll be replaced by Golden Tate, who could back out if he wants to.
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