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The Crazy Girl Selling Flyers Tickets on Craigslist is Not Real

Kyle Scott - March 19, 2013

UPDATE: Earlier, we posted about a crazy girl who was selling Flyers tickets and her companionship on Craigslist all in an effort to make her ex-boyfriend jealous (you can read the post, minus the pictures, after the jump). Well, she’s fake. It’s all a scam. Within about 30 minutes of the post, I received three emails from family and friends of a local girl whose Facebook and email were hacked two years ago. Pictures of her have been used in several online scams, including this one, on various websites. The family had previously contacted police.

Manti T'eo is turned on.

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Video: Fan Testing

Kyle Scott - February 13, 2013

The funny men over at Bird Text, who previously warned you not to let your girl get Burrelled, are back with their latest video: Fan Testing. Enjoy.

Who Are You, 32-Year-Old Union Worker From Atlantic City Who Gave a Young Girl with Cancer Your Claude Giroux Jersey on Saturday?

Kyle Scott - January 22, 2013

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Former, follicly-privileged referee Kerry Fraser, with whom I rode the press elevator before the Flyers-Penguins game on Saturday (his hair is as spectacular up-close as it looks on TV), wrote about his experience at said game in his most recent column for TSN. In it, he described the scene at the Wells Fargo Center, the loudness of Flyers fans… and an exchange he witnessed between a “blue collar” Flyers fan (that should narrow it down…) and a young girl with cancer.

Go ahead, Kerry: [TSN]

Here's a must-share story I witnessed firsthand at the game which demonstrates the true heart of a hockey fan. At the end of the first period, a 32-year-old unemployed iron worker from the Atlantic City Union exited the complimentary seat he was given and was about to enter the concourse area.

Wearing the "Giroux" captain's jersey the fan purchased that very morning in hopes of getting it signed by his favourite player someday was a dead giveaway as to his team loyalty. This hockey fan was about to walk past a mother and her little girl (age 5) when he noticed that the child was wearing a surgical mask over her mouth. 

The absence of hair on her little head along with her look was an indication that the child was a cancer patient. The blue collar fan then paused and asked the little girl if she was a Claude Giroux fan? As the child nodded he removed the brand new Giroux jersey, handed it to the little girl and said, "You are an angel and I would like to give this jersey to you."

The little girl beamed with excitement and commented to her mother that the jersey had the new "C" on the front. The good Samaritan Flyers fan simply walked away with a tear in his eye. The name of the fan is being withheld at his request because like most acts of kindness, he did not want to bring attention to himself. I felt the need to bring attention to the act of one terrific hockey fan and human being.

 

See, we’re not all bad.

H/T to (@mdgoalie37)

A Flyers Fan Interrupted Gary Bettman’s Press Conference Yesterday

Kyle Scott - November 22, 2012

Pic via (@JoshYohe_Trib)

This made me smile.

While owners and players are pissing on each other (and the great sport of hockey) this holiday season, one fan, a Flyers fan, decided to take matters into his own hands. Jaymes Hall, 41, of Lancaster, is in New York visiting family this weekend and, yesterday, he took his sons to the league’s headquarters, where Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr held separate press conferences to discuss not progress in lockout negotiations.

Hall chimed in during Bettman’s scrum, shouting suggestions and things like, “the fans are angry!”

Gary Bettman fired back: [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Bettman, who has overseen three labor stoppages in less than 20 years on the job, then addressed the fan. “Excuse me one second,” Bettman said. “I’m in the middle of a media scrum. I’d be happy to talk to you when we’re done. You’re not credentialed media. I think it’s unfortunate and unfair to these people.”

Hall responded: “I’m a fan!”

Snapped Bettman: “I know you’re a fan. I’d be happy to talk with you.”

 

Which he did. As transcribed by the NY Daily News:

HALL: “Put the money (in dispute) aside so nobody touches it and let the people get back to playing hockey. Eventually that pot’s going to build. But the guy who makes money selling parking spots – let him get back to making a living.”

BETTMAN: “The impact that this is having on everybody associated with the league is not lost on us. Believe me. But the fact of the matter is, when you’re dealing with a union and they’re really not trying to negotiate any deal that you can live with for the long-term health of this game, there isn’t much else you can do. And we’re hoping that with the passage of time, the players’ association will come to realize that what we have proposed is more than fair. And the fact that we’re keeping this proposal on the table, when it was contingent upon an 82-game schedule, should be evidence of our desire to get this done the right way.”

HALL: “The $18 million a day you’re losing. There’s got to be a smarter way.”

BETTMAN: “It makes no sense (meaning it makes no sense continuing to lose that money each day). But thank you for being a fan.”

HALL: “I appreciate it, and I apologize for raising my voice.”

BETTMAN: “No, no, no. Happy Thanksgiving.”

HALL: “Thanks for your time.”

 

Know Jaymes? Are you Jaymes? We want to hear from you.

via Puck Daddy

 

UPDATE: Car Fire in Parking Lot Outside Lincoln Financial Field

Kyle Scott - November 11, 2012

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Bane? Pic via (@MarisaMagnatta)

This is what the end of an era looks like: Quarterback concussed. Team blaring music to drown out boos. FUCKING CARS ON FIRE!

We don’t know for sure what happened (see updates). But, the above pic of a what is apparently a car on fire in the parking lot outside Lincoln Financial Field was tweeted by WMMR’s Marisa Magnatta. She didn't give any details, and neither did a Philly.com article, but we do have these Tweets. Take them with a grain of salt, for now:

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See anything? Have video? See this guy? Let us know.

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UPDATE: Here's another pic via reader Dan (@dryan32):

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UPDATE 2: Another pic from Mac in the comments. Jane writes that it was caused by hot charcoals, not intentional:

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UPDATE 3: 97.3 ESPN's Ryan Messick spoke with a AAA service guy. He was told it was an Eagles fan's car and was, indeed, accidental. 

Mike Trout is Still a Phillies Fan

Kyle Scott - September 27, 2012

Knew I liked this kid.

Mike Trout, who should be the AL MVP, grew up in Millville, New Jersey. This you know. But what may come as a bit of a surprise to you is that, even after being drafted by the Angels, Trout was (is?) still a Phillies fan.

Speaking to Lisa Hillary, Trout’s dad explains: [CSN Philly]

Trout's father recalled a story from a few years back when in the middle of the night, Jeff heard Mike scream from his room.

“Dad, we got Roy Halladay!” Mike yelled. To which his Dad responded: "the Angels got Halladay?”

“No, the Phillies did!” Mike replied. “Son, you’re a member of the Angels. What’s with this we?!”

 

Interesting, because the Angels – you know, Trout’s team – had been rumored to be in on Halladay, too.

But I have a slight problem with what Trout’s dad said: The Halladay trade news broke in the middle of the afternoon and was widely report by early evening. So, either the Trouts don’t have electricity… or Trout’s dad confused it with the Cliff Lee trade, which did, in fact, break in the middle of the night. Either way, you can’t dislike Mike Trout.

Video: MLB Fan Cave’s Creepy Gotye Parody About Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence

Kyle Scott - August 6, 2012

Not that any parody of a Gotye song wouldn’t be creepy, but this one, performed by MLB Fan Cave dweller Gordon Mack, sets the bar. 

I can’t decide if I like it or hate it. Admittedly, I looked like this guy for most of the day last Tuesday, but Hunter Pence’s contributions and tenure with the Phillies were much less than Shane Victorino’s.

The Victo trade hit me a lot harder as it symbolized the end of an era. The Pence trade was just pointless– he was a under team control next season, in the prime of his career, and could realistically be counted on for 25 home runs and 90 RBIs. Now we're stuck with Dom Brown, some other slop, and and some extra room under the luxary tax threshold. Cool, guys.

Once again, thanks to our friends at (@SportsTalkPhila) for discovering our video entertainment for the afternoon.

UPDATE: Jonathan Papelbon Prevents Fan From Dismembering Every Single Phillies Reliever (Now With Video!)

Kyle Scott - July 8, 2012

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Photo via the best, or worst, Twitter handle ever, (@moo4KOW)

Hey, here’s something!(?) Who’s with me?!

looks around, no one… oh, you, a 33-year-old legal clerk who watches Phillies games from his man cave in his mom’s South Philly basement.. alright! welcome! – 

The crowning of achievement of the 2012 Phillies season happened last night: Jonathan Papelbon stepped up big time in the seventh inning when a fan tried to climb into the Phillies bullpen, presumably to suicide-bomb Antonio Bastardo.

The above picture is the only one that exits (or, that we can find), but there were numerous accounts of the incident, which is surprising, because I would have assumed that most folks threw in the towel by that point in the game.

Here’s one version of how it happened, from Tom Dabomb Jackson on Facbeook:

went to the phils game tonight with my brother and my father who i haven't hung out with in almost 15 yrs, they lost but i had an awsome time!!! saw a fan try to jump into the phillies bull-pen right in front of my seat and Jonathan Papelbon put him in a head lock!!!!! that shit was wild! ……..and then Jeremy Horst threw me the ball he was warming up with right before he went into the game!!!! WHAT A GAME!!! AND I WAS SOBER!!

 

Neat. 

Anyway, were you at the game? Had you not slit your wrists before the seventh inning? Have pictures? Video? Evidence that there are live bodies in the Phillies’ bullpen? Let us know!

UPDATE: (@kevinpmcw) sends along somewhat grainy video. You can view it after the jump.

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