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Another Sign that Villanova Grads are the Smartest People on Earth

Kyle Scott - November 4, 2013

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V for Villanova, V for Victory…

Kacie McDonnell, Keith Jones, Brian Westbrook, Howie Long, Jill Biden, Toby Keith, Bradley Cooper*, Kyle Scott. Add three more names to the list of greatness emanating from the Main Line: Derek Shewmon, Federico Campbell and Jeff Brisbin– 2011 Villanova grads who developed Let’s Move Down, an iPhone and Android app that allows you to upgrade your seat in-game.

The service will be used by the Sixers, Devils (no doubt the Sixers-Devils thing had to do with dual-CEO Scott O’Neil being a Nova guy himself), Villanova and some other college basketball schools:

VUHoops.com explains:

Here is how it works: For the buyers, you are able to purchase an in-game ticket through the Lets Move Down app on your smartphone.  Through the app you are able to view and buy better seats.  The prices of the tickets are adjusted as the game progresses.  Once you purchase the ticket, you are able to show the newly purchased ticket through your smartphone to the usher in the arena.  For the sellers, they are able to sell their tickets at any point during the game.  It is an easy way to sell the tickets if you were unable to sell them beforehand, or if you were unable to make the game. The price of the ticket is adjusted every two minutes during the game, so you the buyer never has to pay full face value for the ticket.

This season, Lets Move Down has partnered with Villanova for the Pavilion home games. Currently there is no deal with Villanova and the Wells Fargo Center, but since there is a partnership with the 76ers, the chance that Villanova pairs up with Lets Move Down for their four regular season games is high.

And on their blog, Let’s Move Down writes about the Sixers partnership:

Much like the New Jersey Devils and the Georgetown Hoyas, LetsMoveDown will be deploying a white-labeled app in addition to the normal LetsMoveDown upgrade app for the 76ers fans. This app will be 76ers focused, and allow the fans to purchase upgrade seats, buy access passes and service all aspects of the in-game marketplace.

The LetsMoveDown app for the 76ers should be ready to go by the start of the season. Fans can look forward to hearing more from the 76ers in the coming weeks, and look forward to utilizing the platform to have an incredible experience at Wells Fargo Center!!

This is a great idea. I always hate that guy in the group who disrupts a nice outing amongst friends by constantly encouraging that you move down, when you know full-well that the moment you get there, someone will kick you out. There’s always that guy, and he always ruins the game because he looks a gift horse in the fucking mouth and can’t bear to sit in the second level for more than 22 seconds (that’s how long it takes him to complain– I’ve timed it). Anyway, problem solved. Now you can do it legally, so to speak.

Obviously, there needs to be a certain amount of people on there to make this work. But it’s a great idea and fills an actual need. Fight, fight, fight for Villanova, fight for Victory…

*Yes I know not all of those people graduated. Thanks.

Michael Vick’s New Video Game Looks Like it Will Mirror Real Life

Kyle Scott - February 18, 2013

By renegotiating a one-year contract with the Eagles, Michael Vick has bought himself another year of relevancy. 

So, why not capitalize?

Vick has used his celebrity (and his Twitter) to promote his t-shirt line, muscle supplements, wristbands, books and other things. And now, it looks Team Vick, a hashtagish moniker for all things Michael (but really just something that bought his brother a big house), will have a new product to promote– a video game.*

Here’s a screenshot, tweeted by the very silly Marcus Vick, for an apparently soon-to-be-released game (app?): 

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It's not hard to liken Coach Cline to, say, Chip Kelly, and you get the sense that the game will follow the trials of an aging, oft-maligned quarterback desperate to impress his new coach, who, ironically, probably won’t be all that impressed by an impressive lineup of branded products. So consider me not impressed. Mckayla, too.

*These are the sorts of posts you get on government holidays. Speaking of Holidays– Jrue was in the All-Star Game last night, and thus concludes our coverage of that.

You Can Finally Download the CB App

Kyle Scott - February 21, 2012

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It hath arrived.

We have an app. Get all your snark, news, dick jokes, Photoshops and general jackassery right in your pocket! (!!!)

 Here’s what you get: all the current posts from CB and BuzzOnBroad.com (ad-free), all CB Radio shows, a one-click button to send us tips, and Twitter and Facebook feeds. It’s quick-loading and very easy to use.

The app is currently only available in the Android Market, with Apple to follow soon (they take a while to approve apps…), along with Windows Mobile and BlackBerry. Cost: $0.99.

Why not free, Kyle?

Because, I have mouths to feed (I don't).

We do this for living and, rather than muddy the app with obtrusive ads, will charge a very reasonable .99 for you to get all of our content. The ads on this site allow us to do this full-time, so, instead of creating a terrible app experience, we felt the best way to do it was to charge a small one-time fee and make the whole thing clean and easy to use.

We will be rolling out updates over the next few weeks. Any feedback is greatly appreciated and we will do our best to address each concern. You can email us directly from the app.

As always, thanks for your support!

Download the app for Android here.

Mulligans All Around and a Mets Celebration Fail

Kyle Scott - September 26, 2010

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Look closely…

Had the Nationals beat the Braves in the afternoon, the Phillies game would have been a raucous, towel-waving event, as a win would have clinched the NL East for the fourth year in a row.

Instead, the Braves won 5-0.  Clinch would have to wait.

Still, the Phillies could have reduced their magic number to one with a win.  Ryan Howard got things started off on the right foot as he blasted one of the furthest balls I have ever seen hit, in the first inning to give the Phils a 2-0 lead.

The score remained that way until the 7th inning, when a couple of fielding gaffs got Kyle Kendrick in trouble.  He was pulled having thrown only 72 pitches.  Chad Durbin promptly came into the game and blew the lead.  It was 5-2 before the Phillies came to bat in the bottom of the 7th.

The Phils would go on to lose the game by the same score.

The new iPhone app didn't fare much better.  I tried out it out by ordering a sandwich, two beers, and two bottles of water at 8:05.  After receiving my confirmation, I patiently waited, assuming my food would be there in the estimated 30 minute window.  

8:35, no food.  

8:45, no food.  

Finally, at 8:48 I checked my order status and learned that the order never went through because my credit card couldn't be processed (there's plenty of available funds, if that's what you're thinking).  I must have entered a wrong number or the phone couldn't hold a signal long enough to process my request.  Here's the problem: I got a "confirmation" page telling me my order was received, with no mention that it didn't go through.  Not the best user experience.  It also took me about seven minutes to figure out how to reduce the quantity of an item.  

If you use the app, make sure you check your order status to make sure it actually went through.  Or else you'll be tweeting like an asshole, saying that your food is late.

Meanwhile, the Mets aren't very good at this winning thing.  Hisanori Takahasi was caught a little off-guard in the post-game handshake line.  Japanese guys don't know how to chest bump…

Video after the jump.

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Food to Your Seat at CBP? There’s an App For That

Kyle Scott - September 23, 2010

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Sadly, the South Philly Dog is not included.  Yet.

God I love technology.

There is not a day that goes by that I am not amazed by something my iPhone does.  Today is no different.

An article on the front page of the Inquirer tells us about a new app that allows you to order food and have it delivered to your seat at Citizen's Bank Park.  If you have an iPhone of iPad 3g (who the hell would bring an iPad to a game?), then you can download the newest app from MLB called "Fan Direct."  The "free" app determines your location (to make sure you're actually at the game) and allows you to choose from a selection of cheese steak, Tony Luke’s Roasted Pork, Bulls BBQ Turkey Sandwich, Planet Hoagie Italian Hoagie and Eastern Shore Crab Cake Sandwich (that info via Philly Sports Daily), all of which are served with a brownie and chips.  I love this country.

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You can also order water, soda, and Bud or Bud Lite (with food).  But all of this will cost you.  An $8.50 Tony Luke's pork sandwich will run $12.50 (with brownie and chips).  No word on if the other sandwiches are from the brand name vendors, since it looks like all of the meals are prepard in a kitchen behind home plate.  Here's my plea to have the South Philly Dog added to the menu, please?

To download the app, just fire up your 2010 MLB At-Bat app and click "more."  From there you will see "at the ballpark."  Click that and choose CBP and you will see a button to launch the food ordering app.

Of course, this assumes that the iPhone will continue to work at CBP.  It was supposedly fixed earlier this year, but I had problems again on Monday night.

More on the app at Philly.com.