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The Flyers Partied at Caesars in Atlantic City Last Night

Kyle Scott - March 20, 2013

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Usually the Flyers wait until after their early exit from the playoffs to party in AC. But hey, that might be kind of difficult this season… so they hit up Caesars and its nightclub, Dusk, last night, according to several on the Twitters. 

View the Tweets and (incredibly strange) bathroom selfies… after the jump.

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Kansas City Media Covers Andy Reid’s Arrival Like a Presidential Visit

Kyle Scott - January 4, 2013

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These photos and videos are too stalkerish, even for me.

Here are images from KCTV 5 and FOX 4 KC of Andy Reid arriving at Arrowhead Stadium and at the airport in Kansas City. 

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Jeff Rosen, the sports editor for the Kansas City Star, tweeted a picture of local news coverage– choppers following Reid’s black SUV from the airport to Arrowhead Stadium at the Truman Complex:

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Odd.

Two videos after the jump

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The Stanley Cup is Coming to the Jersey Shore

Kyle Scott - August 1, 2012

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The Stanley Cup is coming to the Jersey Shore! No, Jeff Carter isn’t bringing it to Sea Isle so it can do its best Stanley Tucci from Sex And The Other Man and watch Carts and his girlfriend go at it.

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No. No, that’s not happening at all. Actually, Justin Williams, Todd Fucking Fedoruk (???) and John Stevens will be hanging out with the Cup at Caesers in Atlantic City tomorrow: [Courier Post]

“In this day and age, viewing the Stanley Cup is a unique opportunity for NHL fans and Caesars customers,” said Don Marrandino, Eastern division president for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  “We are grateful that Justin has chosen to spend his time at Caesars Atlantic City for his day with the cup.”

 

Besides the curious choice to bring the Cup to Caesars, where one might imagine it will have its spirit broken by the pissed away dreams of society’s forgotten members, I wonder if Stevens will take a spin westward, with the Cup sitting in the back of an open convertible, and scream indistinguishable obscenities as he drives past the Flyers Skate Zone.

Probably not.

“If You Can Show Me A Horse That Chooses To Jump Off A 40-Foot Diving Board On Its Own, Maybe I’ll Change My Mind”

Kyle Scott - February 9, 2012

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– Jen Utley via PhillyMag.com (the quote… she's not the horse)

You’re probably asking yourself– the fuck?

You see, way back, when Nucky Thompson ran shit and people spoke in an odd staccato, horses used to jump off 40-foot-high platforms at Steel Pier in Atlantic City for the amusement of us humans (yeah, prohibition sucked). Now NBC New York is reporting that there is a plan to bring back horse diving to the Jersey Shore…and no, that’s not a clever way of saying that we’ll get to watch juiceheads ride Snooki off an elevated plane (darn).

Naturally, with this news, Philly Mag writer Victor Fiorillo reached out to Philly’s resident animal activist, Jen Utley, to get her thoughts on the plan. As you can see above, she doesn’t like it. 

I’m still torn on the idea, to be honest. My fucked-up side thinks watching a confused steed plummet 40 feet to what it probably thinks is its death would be exhilarating. But, my sane side tells me that it’s a horrible idea, and would be torturous to the poor animals. 

Perhaps just reliving this craziness on YouTube is the way to go. Hop it for the video.

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Anyone Know Why There’s a Giant Flyers Jersey Atop City Hall?

Kyle Scott - December 19, 2011

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Anybody? Bueller? 

Please tell me they’re not putting it on William Penn. Please

Reader Matt Hutelmyer sent us this photo earlier this afternoon of what is very clearly a giant Flyers jersey atop a lower-level roof of City Hall. 

Now, the obvious assumption would be that the city does, in fact, plan to play dress up with Billy Penn again… and we all know how that went when tried before (Phillies lost World Series in 1993, Flyers got swept in 1997). But from this angle, the sweater appears to be the old-style orange jersey, not the newer one or the Winter Classic version. You’d think that if the plan was to give ‘Ol Billy some apparel, the city would have used a modern jersey… Or maybe not. 

HBO has been known to be a bit creative with their cameras, so perhaps this has something to do with 24/7

Either way, it obviously has something to do with the Winter Classic. But just know that if it goes on Mr. Penn, the Flyers are going to lose the game. 

Anyone have any ideas?

Apparently, Matt's not the only one who saw this. A reader of CSN's 700 Level noticed the same thing, which leads me to believe it hasn't been lying around for too long.

Phantoms Release “We Built This City” Music Video From 80s Night

Kyle Scott - November 28, 2011

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Oh holy shit! Amaaazing.

The Phantoms marketing department strikes again… this time they score a victory.

What you are about to watch is a remake of Starship’s We Built This City, as acted out by Jason Akeson, Kevin Marshall, Tye McGinn, and Luke Pither of the Phantoms (perfect timing, too– WBTC is featured in the Muppet’s soundtrack).

As we mentioned last week, Marshall is straight out of Slap Shot, so he works oh-so-well in this (yes, I know, Slap Shot came out in the 70s).

The video was played at 80s Night on November 25th, and it’s a 100% better effort than the Phantoms’ mascot, Dax, who was unveiled earlier this year.

Watch the video after the jump.

H/T to (@psphantoms) and (@PuckDucky)

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Philadelphia Named America’s Most Sports-Crazed City

Kyle Scott - November 21, 2011

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Oh, hey, look– an article about Philly fans that doesn’t include mentions of Santa, snowballs, batteries, or vomit. Winner!

TravelandLeisure.com (?) named Philadelphia America’s most sports-crazed city, using the following description:

Heartaches over the years may have only deepened the fans’ commitment. To mingle (or commiserate) with locals—who, alas, don’t rank well in the survey for being athletic themselves—check out a Chickie’s and Pete’s sports bar, and try the famous “crab fries.” Or, make like Rocky, and run up and down the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

 

So that's why four consecutive posts on hockey jerseys that will be worn for one game were so heavily read earlier today? Pat yourselves on the back.

Number two Boston, number three Chicago. Read the full list… hither.

GQ Names Phillies Fans Worst Fans in America

Kyle Scott - March 17, 2011

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Say what?!

What a bunch of cock-ups over at GQ. I can't believe we're actually going to dignify this with a response, considering that we're playing right into their hands. The reason Philly comes up last in most of these surveys is not because we truly are the worst fans, but because we're the most passionate, will pay the most attention to them, and, in turn, give them the purchases and page views they need.

I'm all for attention-getting posts, however, you should at least believe what you're writing. Here goes from GQ:

2 and 1. Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies 
The Meanest Fans in America

Over the years, Philadelphia fans have booed Santa Claus, their own star players, and most absurdly, the recipient of America's very first hand transplant, whose crime was dribbling in a ceremonial first pitch—thrown with his freshly transplanted hand. Boooo! Admittedly, there are some things fans have cheered. Like Michael Irvin's career-ending neck injury and a fan being tased on the outfield grass. Things reached their nadir last season, when Citizens Bank Park played host to arguably the most heinous incident in the history of sports: A drunken fan intentionally vomited on an 11-year-old girl. The truth is this: All told, Philadelphia stadiums house the most monstrous collection of humanity outside of the federal penal system. "Some of these people would boo the crack in the Liberty Bell," baseball legend Pete Rose once said. More likely, these savages would have thrown the battery that cracked it.

 

Honestly? Fuck yourself.

I'm not even going to go into detail as to why this is drivel- I already did that here, when I explained why Rick Chandler is a dick.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go write a post to inform you that I'm leaving for a few days so I can spend money that I don't have to do something I don't like to do (flying) to sit in a sold out stadium to watch my favorite team play games that don't mean anything. Yeah, some shitty fans we are.