Last night on Howard Eskin’s Sunday night sports show on FOX that is sorely in need of a John Clark to anchor the clumsy Eskin, the self-proclaimed king dismissed media nitwits who pointed to the Brandon Boykin trade in the wake of JaCorey’s Shepherd’s knee injury (which could sideline him for the entire season), this as he welcomed Eagles pitchman and shiny cueball Dave Spadaro to the program. I’m not sure how you can summarily dismiss the Boykin laments on a day when his apparent replacement – at a position that was already thin – goes down. Seems to me Boykin would be a lot more valuable to the Eagles than a conditional fifth-round draft pick. And though I hate to say it, trading him feels like again just a bit too much hubris from Chip Kelly.
Let’s hit it!
Culture. Get one.
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The Phillies are the best team in baseball since the all-star break and I’m not even sure how to react to that. And yet, they’re still the second-worst team in Major League Baseball, one win ahead of the Marlins. But Chase is smiling…
… and every time he does, a little kitten purrs. And by kitten, I mean lady parts across the Delaware Valley. And my part. My part purrs, too.
FOX 29’s Alex Holley is a sexy single, but this guy already knew that:
Probably not the best photo choice for a guy who just died:
The Cowboys and Greg Hardy got their banner to fly over Eagles camp. But Eagles’ fans planned banner never took off, not because the pilot crashed and died, but because another banner plane taking off from the same airport crashed, preventing the Eagles banner from ever getting off the ground.
Rio swimming events next summer will take place at 10 p.m. (and extend until after 12) Brazil time so they start 9 p.m. Eastern US time. Bob Costas must be thrilled, as am I. Swimming is the best event in the summer Olympics and it’s not even close. Having it happen live, in prime time, is fantastic.
New details are emerging about the time that Patrick Kane spent in a downtown Buffalo nightclub last weekend and the allegations made by a woman who claims that Kane raped her after meeting her in the club and taking her to his Town of Hamburg waterfront home.
Sources with knowledge of the investigation said that the young woman who has accused the hockey superstar of rape had bite marks on her shoulders and a scratch on her leg after the alleged attack.
The woman alleges that Kane invited her and a female friend to his home for a private party after they met him last Saturday night at SkyBar, a popular nightclub on Franklin Street, the sources said.
Shortly after she and her friend arrived at Kane’s home on Old Lakeshore Road, the accuser alleges that she went by herself into another room, where Kane followed her, overpowered her and raped her, the sources said.
Cord-cutting– one man’s experience.
Trick shot Jah:
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The opening day of the Premier League was this weekend, and ratings were up 43% from last year.
You know what else will become angry after eating this? Your intestines. For real, Buffalo Wild Wings sucks.
Some experts say Pope security measures excessive. YOU DON’T SAY!
So far, the actual plan is a head scratcher. There’s some logic to closing train stations — certainly folks had long and unpleasant platform waits at the 2008 Phillies parade, the last comparable event — although most of the train riders I know are still thoroughly confused how this Pope plan actually will work. But closing the city’s main thoroughfares and so sharply curtailing traffic, including a walking mini-marathon across on the Ben Franklin Bridge, is a baffler, and so is the cascading shutdowns of area schools and colleges, a series of dominoes in a papal panic frenzy. (I’m sure Pope Francis would be delighted at all the educating that’s not happening in his name…actually, not.)
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