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Wells Fargo Center Upgrades Include Top Level $25 Standing Room Only Ticket

Kevin Kinkead - September 11, 2019

Can’t keep track of all these Wells Fargo Center updates and upgrades. Another press release just hit the inbox, this one describing the “New City Terrace” located on the arena’s top level.

Most intriguing is a blurb in the release that describes a new standing room only area that can be accessed via a cheap $25 ticket.

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John Boruk Started a Conservative Sports+Politics Website Called “Jock Smack”

Kevin Kinkead - September 11, 2019

Today a Crossing Broad reader pointed out that former NBC Sports Philadelphia anchor John Boruk deleted three years worth of tweets from his personal page.

Why? Well, he did catch flak for a couple of opinions in recent years, one specifically where he claimed that he didn’t want his son wearing a pink basketball jersey. Boruk dropped some Colin Kaepernick tweets as well, and even wrote in his bio that he was a conservative, which is like putting a massive target on your back since I’d estimate that some 70-75% of Philadelphia sports media members lean left.

Anyway, Boruk started a new website called Jock Smack, which is branded as “The Intersection of Sports and Politics.” Looks like he began this thing in the summer and I didn’t even notice. Here’s a snippet from the “about” section:

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The Wells Fargo Center’s New Scoreboard is Fully Functional

Kevin Kinkead - September 11, 2019

Yeehaw!

Let’s fire up this bad boy, this fully armed and operational battle station.

Here’s the new 4K kinetic scoreboard being introduced to the media down in South Philly:

Looks fantastic. Can’t wait to see Kevin Hayes light the lamp down there this season.

Here are some facts and figures of the new scoreboard, via press release:

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“Our Tailgating Days are Done” – The F Lot Crew Decides to Disband

Kevin Kinkead - September 11, 2019

Most news stories crest at the 72 hour mark, and that’s exactly what happened with the ‘Mike Scott vs. F Lot Crew’ saga that began on Sunday and dominated Philly headlines for the next three days.

We now know that the ‘F Lot Crew’ is history. They have tailgated their last tailgate. The ceremonial coffin will be wrapped up and returned to wherever it came from.

Tuesday, “microphone guy,” who we’ll refer to as the leader of the group, called the Mike Missanelli show and spent 13 minutes talking about Sunday’s fracas. He confirmed that there was racist language used during the altercation, but did not specify what word was said, when it was said, or who specifically said it. He explained that everybody involved was embarrassed by their behavior and added that he and his guys tried to contact the Sixers to apologize to Scott for their behavior.

The crew began drinking at 5 a.m. that morning, which would be eight hours prior to the 1 p.m. kickoff against the Redskins. Mic guy also disputed the legitimacy of an Instagram post made by one of his guys, Henry, a post that referred to Mike Scott as a “huge asshole” and a “crybaby bitch.”

He then went on to tell Mikey Miss that they will no longer be at any Eagles games, saying this:

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Crossing Broadcast: Eagles v. Redskins Takeaways, F-Lot v. Mike Scott, Fan Culture

Russ Joy - September 11, 2019

Kevin and Russ break down the Eagles/Redskins game, discuss the F-Lot v. Mike Scott scuffle, tailgate culture, and top storylines from the other Philly teams.

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A “Member of the F Lot Crew” Called Mike Missanelli’s Show

Kevin Kinkead - September 10, 2019

A guy named Joe dialed up the Mike Missanelli show this afternoon to talk about the altercation between his tailgating crew and Sixers forward Mike Scott on Sunday.

I’m 99.9% sure this guy is trolling Mike ala Gary Dell’Abate, but here’s the clip anyway, so you can listen for yourself:

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TMZ Has New Video of the Mike Scott vs. Eagles Fans Conflict

Kevin Kinkead - September 9, 2019

Some new video this afternoon of the Mike Scott melee.

TMZ has the fight from a different angle with a more clear picture. The footage itself is not necessarily different from what we’ve seen, but this gives you a better perspective of Scott’s overhand right and the clash that resulted in the green shirted guy falling down. There’s also some extended video of what happened after the punch was thrown.

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In Mike Scott vs. Eagles Fans, Both Sides Come Out Looking Bad

Kevin Kinkead - September 9, 2019

Let’s play the blame game.

Who is at fault for the farcical melee that took place yesterday outside of Lincoln Financial Field? Is it Virginia native and Sixers forward Mike Scott, who wore a Redskins jersey to the game? Or is it Philadelphia Eagles fans?

By now you’ve probably seen the two different video clips showing the 6’8″ Scott throwing down with Birds fans at a parking lot tailgate. There are various accounts floating around, accusations that the fans called Scott a racial slur and other tidbits that can’t be 100% proven via the limited evidence we have. We do know that Mike was on his way to ERock’s 4th and Jawn tailgate, but that the altercation took place before he got there.

Therefore, our approach will be surface-level and purposefully vague, since we don’t have all the facts as of Monday morning.

As a blanket rule, Scott has to be smarter than this. He’s a professional athlete, a guy who will earn a few million dollars this season. You can’t be fucking fighting Eagles fans at a tailgate three weeks before training camp begins. Just walk away, even if you don’t want to, because it proves that you’re the better person and the bigger man. We all know that the Sports Complex parking lots feature some incredibly drunk and hostile people, since they’ve been imbibing for HOURS before the Birds actually hit the field.

Multiple things can be true here:

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