Lots o’ lil’ things to touch on this morning.
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, who just sounds like someone who played for the 1982 Flyers, posted this picture of Philadelphia from space. The Delaware River looks… just about how I would expect it to look from space– like stream of cascading trash:
Troy Vincent, who seems like he’s genuinely bad at his job as executive VP of football operations, tweeted a link to this story detailing the steps taken to prepare balls for game day. Item A:
Two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff, both teams will be required to bring 24 footballs (12 primary and 12 back-up) to the Officials’ Locker Room for inspection. Two Game Officials, designated by the Referee, will conduct the inspection and record the PSI measurement of each football. The League’s Security Representative will observe the inspection process. Primary game balls for each team will be numbered one through 12, and any game ball within the allowable range of 12.5 PSI to 13.5 PSI will be approved, and the PSI level will not be altered. Any game ball that is determined to be over 13.5 PSI or under 12.5 PSI will either be deflated or inflated to 13.0 PSI. The same procedure will be followed with respect to the back-up set of game balls for each team.
I love how someone at the NFL was like, “Yeah, this, this will help us win the PR battle over Tom Brady’s suspension.”
I know always-happy Keith Russell is in Dallas now, but this is too much to take:pic via (@RMGOLDFARB)
Man, I can’t imagine what would’ve happened to this city if Gary Papa became a Cowboys sideline reporter or if Don Tollefson ripped off hundreds of hardworking local fans… well, at least we’ll always have Papa’s loyalty. Respect.
Inquirer sports reporter Mike Jensen tweeted this out today:
Sometimes they can’t see the forest through the (dead) trees. No one wants or needs this and it’s a terrible reason to buy a paper. I can literally ask my watch right now to give me the college football schedule, and done:
Saved myself $1 or whatever it costs.
Dan Levy of Awful Announcing received an email from Curt Schilling over the site’s take on Schilling’s Muslim-Nazi Tweet. Dan responded. I’m not sure if it makes me like or dislike both guys more. Still not as good as the voicemail I got from Jeremy Roenick.