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A Moment with Marcus: Finally the Marcus Vick Has COME BACK to Twitter!

Kyle Scott - August 1, 2013

Let the villagers rejoice– Marcus Vick’s girl didn’t delete his Twitter. He’s back, baby, and he has some more opinions about racism and, apparently, white people. I feel like Marcus should have his own show (for entertainment purposes only, of course) on which he discusses race relations in America with Marcus Hayes and Sean Hannity. Could be called Two Marcuses, One Asshole.

To the comments:

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This has been A Moment with Marcus.

A Moment with Marcus: Michael Vick’s Brother Has Given His Long-Awaited Response to Riley Cooper’s Racial Slur

Kyle Scott - July 31, 2013

And, yep, he put a bounty on his head:

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This has been A Moment with Marcus.

A Moment with Marcus: Marcus Vick Continues to Live Tweet George Zimmerman Trial

Kyle Scott - July 12, 2013

Marcus Vick continued with his own micro-blog version of HLN today, commenting on the closing arguments in the George Zimmerman trial– you know, that case being featured in an ongoing movie on CNN. Vick, for once, used some logic:

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Point blank. Pun not intended, of course. But good call. One should always respect authority.


On June 13, 2008, a bicycle officer in Norfolk approached a couple arguing in a car. When asked for identification, [Marcus] Vick allegedly took off, driving the car at high speed. When another officer spotted the car and stopped it, Vick failed a sobriety test. He was charged with DUI, misdemeanor eluding police, driving on the wrong side of a street, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, and was taken into custody.

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Totally. Could not agree more, Marcus. A physically superior being pointing a gun at a 17-year-old when no true threat presented itself… silly.


On January 9, 2006, Vick was charged with three counts of brandishing a firearm, a Class One misdemeanor,[26][27] in Suffolk, Virginia. A police report alleged that he pointed a gun at a 17-year-old in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in Suffolk after Vick’s girlfriend had an argument with three people.[28] Vick claimed that the gun in question was a BlackBerry cell phone and that his accusers were trying to blackmail him.[29]

This has been A Moment with Marcus.

H/T to Matthew

Top 10 Philly Sports Moments of 2012

Kyle Scott - December 31, 2012

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This is easily the most half-assed top 10 list you will read this year. But here are the top 10 Philly Sports Moments of 2012, as is tradition. There weren’t many, so hence the mailingitinedness of the post. I took your suggestions into advisement, and wanted to wait until today. You’ll see why.

10) Lehigh beats Duke

For our first moment, we have to step outside of Philly (because there weren’t enough memorable moments to get a full 10). 

9) Phillies re-sign Cole Hamels

It’s kind of sad that the biggest Phillies signing or acquisition was of their own, homegrown player. But it is.

8) Peter Laviolette gets into it with Dan Bylsma and his glasses

– smiley face –

7) Sixers trade for Andrew Bynum

Well, it was fun until he had to actually play.

6) Chase Utley home run in first at-bat back 

Rushing into Citizens Bank Park to catch Utley’s first at-bat since returning from having no knees, I feared that I would miss something special, cool. I didn’t. I made it to a railing behind the first level just in time to see Utley do the improbable, proving that he is still, in fact, the man.

5) Sixers beat Bulls

Andre Iguodala hit important free-throws and Joshua Harris hugged like a woman.

4) Brian Dawkins number retirement ceremony

This took on a life of its own as the day neared, reminding us all of what it was like when we had a competitive football team.

3) Claude Giroux: The Shift

Just watch it, ejaculate.

2) Fired Andy

It actually happened. It’s going to take to next year until it sinks in.

1) Sidney Crosby shows off his womanhood as Flyers roll Penguins in Game 3

By far the most entertaining, fun, exciting, memorable Philly sports game of the year.

Top Ten Philly Sports Moments of 2011: #8 Ben Fran Goes Deep

Kyle Scott - December 29, 2011

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This is our third annual “Top Ten Philly Sports Moments of the Year.” You can find lists from 2009 and 2010 here and here. We will be rolling out the moments over the next few days until New Year’s Eve. 

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the most important moment – for lack of a better term – of the Phillies’ 2011 season was… Ben Francisco hitting a home run. 

Scene: After the Phillies roared back to victory in Game 1, Cliff Lee pissed his pants in Game 2, blowing a 4-0 lead against the Cardinals. A loss in Game 3 would have forced the Phillies to win both Games 4 and 5 of the series (… which they wound up going 0-for-2 in…). At the time, Game 3 was of the rare must-win variety.

Cole Hamels battled Cy Young Jaime Garcia through six scoreless innings. In the seventh, however, the Phillies would finally get to the (apparently untouchable) Garcia. Shane Victorino singled, Carlos Ruiz was intentionally walked, and then Francisco stepped to the plate.

Boom: Benny Fresh hits a three-run blast to give the Phillies the lead. They would go on to win, 3-1, and then be held scoreless for 16 of the next 18 innings and have their season blown apart in horrific fashion, capped off by Ryan Howard shredding his Achilles on the final play. Fun times.

Video and Scott Franzke's call, after the jump.

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Top Ten Philly Sports Moments of 2011: #10 Lou Williams Beats The Heat

Kyle Scott - December 28, 2011

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This is our third annual “Top Ten Philly Sports Moments of the Year.” You can find lists from 2009 and 2010 here and here. We will be rolling out the moments over the next few days until New Year’s Eve. 

This was not a particularly good year. In 2009 and 2010, respectively, we had many moments to celebrate: a World Series trip, two no-hitters, a Stanley Cup Finals run, a Final Four run and postseason heroics in multiple sports. 

2011 didn’t see similar success.

All four teams made the playoffs. Three of them lost in the first round, and the Flyers were swept in the second before the organization was blown up and put back together with a decidedly different design.

The Phillies had their best regular season ever… followed by their most disappointing postseason. They lost to the eventual champion Cardinals.

The Eagles had their best, um, summer ever… followed by their most disappointing season. And back in January, they lost to the eventual champion Packers.

The Flyers had one of their most successful calendar years ever in 2010– they won 59 total games, including the 2010 playoffs. That reality set expectations high for the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Unfortunately, the Flyers failed in epic and hilarious fashion. They needed seven games, overtime heroics and 88 goalie changes to beat the Sabres in Round 1. They were then swept by the eventual champion Bruins in Round 2.

The Sixers were the only overachieving pro team in Philadelphia in 2011. Doug Collins turned what looked like another horrific season into a respectable – fun – campaign. The Sixers drew a first round matchup with the Heat, and while no one thought they could win the series (except Spike Eskin), we were somewhat enthused to see our team have the chance to give the Dream Team a run for its money. Which they didn’t. 

The Sixers lost the first three games, though they did keep Games 1 and 3 close. By Game 4, most of us had tuned out. Whatever small chance of shocking the nation there was had vanished. The Sixers had no shot to win the series. That said, like they did all season, the Sixers fought until the very end… and that’s where we’ll start our countdown. Number 10 on your Top Ten Philly Sports Moments of the Year list is Lou Williams’ game-winning three-pointer in Game 4 against the Heat on an Easter Sunday which saw other memorable moments…

Several videos after the jump.

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Help Me Help You: Vote For Top Philly Sports Moment of Year, Roy Halladay Photoshop Contest

Kyle Scott - December 19, 2011

We like to consider this site a democracy. That, or it’s easier to crowd source instead of doing any real, actual work. Whatever you want to call it.

Anyway, two things:

Each year, we put together a list of the top ten Philly sports moments of the year. This year… well, there a fewer to choose from than the previous two years. So we want your help. Please fill out this form casting your vote for the top moment or story from 2011. The top ten countdown will kick off on Wednesday. [if you can’t see the entry form, put yours in the comments]


Number two. On the heels of the awesome picture of Roy Halladay long-tossing at CBP as crews built an ice rink around him, let’s get a little meme going. Send us your Photoshops of Halladay long-tossing (or pitching) in ridiculous places. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read this post about Halladay throwing at CBP. Here is the picture to use, but feel free to use others, too:

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The full image, if needed, is after the jump.

Send all Photoshops to crossingbroad [at] yahoo [dot] com. Please remember: we’ll credit every image, but by sending you agree to let us use on site.

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Videos: The Greatest Moments in Philly Sports History, A Look Inside the Phanatic’s Locker Room

Kyle Scott - September 1, 2011

 on YouTube put together a 10-minute highlight reel of – his opinion – the greatest moments in Philly sports history. He loses significant points for the Rocky music, but hey, at least he remixed it. Watch it before MLB goes all Ray Bradbury on it.

After the jump, a look inside the Phanatic's locker room, thanks to the Daily News.

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