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Navy SEAL Mentions Watching Phillies Game in Book About Killing bin Laden

Kyle Scott - September 24, 2012

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I downloaded Navy SEAL Mark Owen’s book about killing Osama bin Laden, No Easy Day, when it came out on September 4. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet made it far enough to read the part where Owen (a pen name) explains what the SEALs did hours after taking down the most wanted terrorist in the world. The folks over at Philebrity did, however, and found this nugget about Owen and his buddies watching coverage when they got back to base. They smoked cigars, grilled lobster, and awaited their flight home. And, this: [Google Books]

“The mission had been secret for over a month now, and suddenly it was all over the news. We watched footage of the crowds that spontaneously gathered outside the White House, Ground Zero, and the Pentagon. At a Major League Baseball game in Philadelphia, fans started to chant “U-S-A.” Everyone commented about how young they looked. Kids like that didn’t know what the United States was like before September 11, 2001.”

 

None of that should be a surprise, but pretty cool to see that the SEALs, a world away, experienced joy the same way you did. Except for, you know, the fact that they had just put a round into bin Laden.

DeSean Jackson Tweeted a Picture of 2Pac Shaking Hands with Osama bin Laden

Kyle Scott - May 30, 2012

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I don't even know what to say. Maybe there's a sick punchline that I'm missing here besides them both being dead but rumored to still be alive. Maybe there's not. But probably D-Jac is just an idiot. 

Your Move, Lauren Hart

Kyle Scott - May 2, 2011

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We've been playing Lauren Hart's (spliced with Kate Smith) rendition of God Bless America before road games in the playoffs and will continue to do that. But, for obvious reasons, we'll begin to use the version we're going to see tonight. Versus confirmed it will be shown live on TV.

Here's Lauren on singing it tonight: [NHL]

"Not until (Monday) morning while listening to the radio and hearing the people talk about 'God Bless America' tonight did it dawn on me that this would be important to people and it would be a special moment for everybody in that building tonight.
 
"I feel so fortunate to do what I do," she continued. "I really see the people and I really do look at faces and I see how they react. I know there's going to be a lot of tears. I see it on a regular basis, but (Monday), I know it'll turn into something even greater."

 

Bit of a slow day blogging. It's a little tough to be a sarcastic prick while such syrupy goodness about bin Laden using one of his wives as a human shield during the attack is revealed. We'll be all over the Flyers post game.

It Takes The Death of bin Laden for National Media to Portray Philly Fans in a Positive Light

Kyle Scott - May 2, 2011

Thanks, bin Laden.

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