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Cole Hamels May Appear on Big League Chew Packaging

Kyle Scott - March 6, 2013

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So much for that gruff cartoon figure. 

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Matt Kemp and Cole Hamels will be the new spokesmen for Big League Chew.

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From the Great Divider: [ESPN.com]

Shredded gum brand Big League Chew will debut national packaging that will feature an active athlete — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp — instead of the cartoon characters that have existed on more than 500 million pouches since Big League Chew first hit shelves 33 years ago. In June, a picture of Kemp will adorn the front of the gum package.

The brand, through a partnership with PLB Sports, a maker of athlete-endorsed food products, also has signed Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels.

 

It's unclear if Hamels will also be a package boy. 


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So, “Big Balls Chip” it is

Kyle Scott - January 17, 2013

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The folks at Buzzfeed, via (@TheSlawDr), have brought to our attention the nickname given to Chip Kelly at Oregon: Big Balls Chip. And while we could very easily deduce the moniker’s origins (Kelly’s willingness to go for it on fourth down and other unconventional tactics… or a rumor started by some coed that Chip has massive stones), we’ll turn to the authority on this sort of thing, Urban Dictionary:

Big Balls Chip: University of Oregon's Football Coach Chip Kelly has been given the nickname "Big Balls Chip" for his uncanny amount of courage and trust in the 2010 Oregon Ducks offense on 4th down.

It was 4th and 3 with 2 minutes left in the game on our own 35 and the crowd started chanting "Big Balls Chip" as Chip Kelly sent Thomas back out there to get the first.

 

The name took on a life of its own after that, most notably when ESPN’s College GameDay went to Eugene in October, 2011. Fans chanted “BIG BALLS CHIP!” (more on that in a second) as Kelly was being mic’d up for his segment. Behind him, in view of cameras, was this sign, which tips its cap at South Park:

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There’s more, too.

Students turned the nickname into t-shirt graphics…

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… used it as a Halloween costume… 

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The Big East Hath Shall No Longer Exist

Kyle Scott - December 13, 2012

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Me trash-talking the BC mascot at Madison Square Garden, circa 2004 (I've been an asshole since college)

This is what it’s come to.

I remember being at the top of Madison Square Garden, sipping an Amstel Light from a massive plastic mug with a pretzel rod in the handle, and jumping over a railing in front of me (cleared it, bitch) when Allan Ray was called for a foul on West Virginia’s Mike Gansey in the final minute of a Big East Tournament semifinal.

A year later, I watched, in horror, also with Amstel, when Ray nearly had his eye poked out by 62-year-old Pittsburgh guard Carl Krauser, in a Big East Tournament seminfinal.

Friday nights – semifinals nights – in New York were not kind to Villanova. Neither was Amstel Light, apparently.

Those were the days.

Now, according to a report from ESPN, the Big East will soon be no more, at least not in any recognizable capacity:

The seven schools — DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova — are "close to a consensus on what they want to do next," a source said Wednesday.

Sources told ESPN the seven schools discussed a number of options but most importantly wanted to have "lots of dialogue to better understand the best course of action for the future."

Sources said Wednesday it's becoming "more likely" the basketball schools will break away from the league's football members.

It's unknown whether they would attempt to dissolve the league or leave the league as a group. The league can be dissolved in a vote of the league members by a two-thirds majority, according to Big East bylaws. With all of the Big East's recent defections, only 10 members (the seven non-FBS schools plus Cincinnati, UConn and South Florida) can vote on the league dissolving. 

 

Goodbye, the Big East.  

Read the full story here.

Sponsored: Save an Additional 15% on Already Discounted Tickets to Select Eagles Games

Kyle Scott - August 2, 2012

Our friends at TiqIQ and Score Big, the sites that offer you great deals on sports tickets, are back, and this time they have some big-time savings on Eagles tickets.

Name your price and take up to 50% off face value for all preseason games, plus save on several road games. We’ve received great feedback on these in the past, so check out all the deals on Eagles tickets right here.

Big Ten Has its Own Sanctions for Penn State

Kyle Scott - July 23, 2012

Not wanting to miss out on this most unfortunate of parties, the Big Ten kicked the dying body of Penn State football shortly after the NCAA dropped a piano on its head.

The conference announced two things: 1) Penn State will not be eligible to play in conference championship games for four years (of course, they probably wouldn’t have had to worry about that anyway) and 2) they will forfeit Big Ten bowl game revenues for the next four seasons – about $13 million – with that money going to charity. 

From the statement

Ineligibility: As referenced in the NCAA release, Penn State’s football team will be ineligible for postseason bowl games. It will also be ineligible for Big Ten Conference Championship Games for four years, a period of time that runs concurrently with the NCAA postseason bowl ban imposed this morning.

Fine: Because Penn State will be ineligible for bowl games for the next four years, it will therefore be ineligible to receive its share of Big Ten Conference bowl revenues over those same four years. That money, estimated to be approximately $13 million, will be donated to established charitable organizations in Big Ten communities dedicated to the protection of children.

 

Combined with a $60 million fine from the NCAA (also going to charity), Penn State will lose about $73 million. Or, half a Cole Hamels.

Phillies Tickets Now More Than 50% Below Face Value, and You Can Get Them Right Here

Kyle Scott - June 18, 2012

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INSANE Deals on Phillies and Sixers Tickets

Kyle Scott - April 10, 2012

Our friends at TiqIQ and ScoreBig are back with more insane offers. Click this link to get Phillies tickets for upcoming games against the Mets and Marlins for more than 25% off face value, and Sixers tickets for up to 50% off face value.

We’re always asked about these ScoreBig deals, which work like Hotwire for sports tickets. You select the number of tickets and seating area that you would like, make an offer and, if it’s accepted, the tickets are yours.

Check it out right here. A two-second signup is required to view the deals. 

INSANELY Cheap Flyers and Sixers Tickets Available for Upcoming Games

Kyle Scott - March 23, 2012

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The deals are back. And they’re INSANELY low.

Our friends at TiqIQ and ScoreBig are back with make-an-offer deals on Flyers and Sixers tickets.

Here’s how it works: You choose the number of seats and location you would like to sit, and then put in how much you’re willing to pay. That’s it. If your offer is accepted, the tickets are yours. It essentially works like Hotwire for sports tickets. 

We’ve had tremendous feedback and many of you asking about these. So here you go. Here’s a sampling of the deals available, with must-click links for each game:

Flyers

Average ticket price for Saturday, 3/24 Flyers vs Canadiens: $204

– Offer $85 for a "1 star" ticket that usually retails for over $105 or Offer $145 for a "5 Star"  ticket that usually retails for over $185 after all the shipping/handling fees, here: http://tiqiq.us/9IN

Average ticket price for Monday, 3/26 Flyers vs Lightning: $97

– Offer $55 for a "2 star" ticket that usually retails for over $120 or Offer $85 for a "5 Star"  ticket that usually retails for over $185 after all the shipping/handling fees, here: http://tiqiq.us/9IZ

Average ticket price for Sunday, 3/31 Flyers vs Senators: $143

- Offer $80 for a "2 star" ticket that usually retails for over $120 or Offer $140 for a "5 Star"  ticket that usually retails for over $185 after all the shipping/handling fees, here: http://tiqiq.us/9Il

 

Sixers

Average ticket price for Friday, 3/23 76ers vs Celtics: $105

- Offer $55 for a "2 star" ticket that usually retails for over $70 or Offer $145 for a "5 Star"  ticket that usually retails for over $180 after all the shipping/handling fees, here: http://tiqiq.us/9HI

Average ticket price for Tuesday, 3/27 76ers vs Cavs: $77

- Offer $18 for a "1 star" ticket that usually retails for over $30 or Offer $75 for a "5 Star"  ticket that usually retails for over $170 after all the shipping/handling fees, here: http://tiqiq.us/9Hc

Average ticket price for Sunday, 3/31 76ers vs Hawks: $111

- Offer $37 for a "2 star" ticket that usually retails for over $55 or Offer $85 for a "4 Star"  ticket that usually retails for over $130 after all the shipping/handling fees, here: http://tiqiq.us/9Hs 

 

There are many other deals available, just click each game’s respective link and play around with it yourself.

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