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Jonathan Papelbon, everyone’s favorite guy, is now tied with Jose Mesa as the Phillies’ all-time saves leader.
This is the best catch at Citizens Bank Park this season, but it really could have ended poorly for that baby.
The Eagles will hold their joint practices this pre-season with the Baltimore Ravens.
Zach Woods, who got his Philly sports history wrong when he was on Marc Maron’s podcast, has apologized. That’s nice and all, and we’ll take it, but we’re apologizing for offhanded comments we make on podcasts now?
The Phillies have tried and failed to trade Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels, so they might as well look at deals for Aaron Harang. Sure.
Bill Simmons, who agressively dislikes Sam Hinkie to a Howard Eskin level, had Hinkie’s former boss and current Rockets GM Daryl Morey on what will likely be the last episode of the Grantland Basketball Hour. “Defend Sam Hinkie in one sentence,” Simmons said to Morey. Morey responded:
“If I had the starting point he had, I think he made all the right choices. I think he’s made great moves. Obviously no one else appears to agree at this point, but I think it’ll be proved out over time.”
Emmanuel Acho went to prom and sang an Ed Sheeran song to his date:
Maybe this was to create the illusion of a crowd.
Apparently Allen Iverson bailed on his appearance at Comic Con, disappointing a whole seven nerds… and these two readers, who are clearly very cool individuals and totally went there just to meet AI:
WRITING this column has filled me with respect, admiration and even awe for the sports writers of the Daily News. First, because I think they combine to produce, day in and day out, the best sports section in the country, and secondly, because they write several days a week or, in some cases, every day. I often find it difficult to come up with a topic once every two weeks!
At the beginning of this week, I couldn’t think of anything interesting enough for a full column. Then I get up Wednesday morning and – boom! – two megastories break out of nowhere: the “Deflategate” report and Shady McCoy’s allegations that Chip Kelly makes racially motivated decisions. Let me start with the latter first.
I’d make fun of him for losing the reader, but, of course, I started the week with a line about how absolutely nothing happened this weekend. Still, you think it’s hard coming up with content every day or week, Ed? Try multiple times per day. Hell, try just sitting through one game. Note the double tablet move her by this woman, courtesy reader Chris:
Jeremy Piven and others were stranded at the airport overnight on Friday after a flight from London to New York was diverted to Philadelphia due to weather. Passengers were forced to sit on the plane and in the terminal for five hours waiting for always friendly customs officials to arrive at 5 a.m. Can only assume that Piven threw an impromptu party with George Clinton.
Some event or graduation somewhere, displaying almost Apple’s full product lineup:
And then the newscasters will direct you back to TV and radio– promotional circle-jerk, little actual information:
I need a LeBron James-Steph Curry final. But the Clippers are going to win it all. Write that down.
Nice job by Kevin Negandhi wrapping up his commencement speech at Temple. Meanwhile, Villanova has the COO of CHOP? What? I mean, I’m sure she’s great… but no one’s ever heard of her.
NFL free agency will get a kick in the pants tomorrow when signings won’t count against a team’s compensatory picks. Why do I get the feeling the Eagles are going to go after Wes Welker?
I enjoyed meeting smart kid Ben Yankelitis, who wrote an article about me for the Malvern student newspaper. #heartsandminds