Good morning. Here’s your calendar for the month– can’t wait to see what J-Roll™ has in store for the listless Phils.
UPDATE: Flyers calendar ain’t much better:
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Bradley Cooper loves Philly so hard. Saying aloha to us in this shirt, I suppose. Side note: That movie is shaping up to be one of the worst ever.
Reader Dan on the Backyard Dog (my review) at CBP: “Dude the backyard dog at CBP is phenomenal. Wish I could say the same about the on-field product.” I wish you could, too, Dan. But for real, that hot dog is literally worth the price of admission… which starts at around only $10, and then $7 or so for the dog. You’re in and eating for under $20.
THE WAR ON STREAMING: From The Verge:
As spotted by The Daily Dot yesterday, the New Orleans Saints’ Twitter account tweeted that it’s an “NFL rule” that “teams aren’t allowed to use Periscope” at practices in response to a fan’s question. Then, when answering a follow-up question about the many teams who have official accounts on Periscope, @Saints responded that “some teams set up accounts before rule was in place, probably won’t be using them for now.”
Leah Still suffered a setback in her recovery. The Bengals and Eagles need to figure out a way to make this guy an Eagle so he can be close to his daughter at CHOP.
I wish I could read the rest of this article from Kevin Cooney on the Courier Times’ website, because the lede is great:
When you are tap-dancing in the minefield of tenuous job security, the last thing you should do is start lobbing grenades around you.
And whether he intended to or not, Ruben Amaro Jr. made his situation go nuclear this week.
Sadly, their paywall is outrageously aggressive. And a simplistic business decision, too.
Scott O’Neil is picking up the latest version of the new Sixers jerseys today, and if you think he’s not gonna wear it under his dress shirt you’re crazy.
Peter King’s power rankings put the Eagles way up in seventh, and first in the NFC East.
If you just plopped LeBron into the current Sixers roster, could they win it all? Not according to this NBA2k15 simulation.
When Nick Sakiewicz envisioned a home for the team, he looked at locations across the country. He settled on Chester, bypassing cities including Philadelphia and Portland, Ore., because he “saw this was a great place to be.”
“Revitalizing the city isn’t what we ever promised,” said Sakiewicz, the team’s chief executive and operating partner. “One business doesn’t fix decades of economic mismanagement in a city.”
It’s like he was spoon-fed that arrogant quote by the guy overseeing the baseball team a few miles up 95.
Wawa is rushing to open their massive, flagship Center City location in time for the Papal visit. Boy, wouldn’t that be a blessing. And I don’t mean boys are blessings… because, you know… the church. Never mind.
It’s like trouble is just attached to Johnny Manziel, even though he did nothing wrong here.
NBC execs are maybe considering a new role for Brian Williams. How about Weekend Update anchor on SNL or a recurring crazy, conspiracy-propogating character on Fallon? I’m not joking. It’s right at the cross-section of his interests: being famous and lying.
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