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Your Monday Morning Roundup: Ray Lewis Goes Away Now, Right?

Kyle Scott - February 4, 2013

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It’s a good thing the Ravens won because, had they lost, I’m pretty sure John Harbaugh would have killed that guy in the suit who, ostensibly, was to blame for the power outage. That, or Harbaugh would have had Ray Lewis stab him in the dark. 

Is anyone else really glad that it’s over? That we don’t have to see Ray Lewis moan and cry and praise God and all that shit? Like, there’s a high-probability that he killed two men, and was using a banned substance to play in the Super Bowl. Him, that goofy thing on his arm and his Shredder mask can all go fuck themselves. 

Let’s hit it.


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The roundup

– Allen Iverson, not a good daddy. Here’s what a judge had to say about his parenting skills: [TMZ]

"[Iverson] does not know how to manage the children; has little interest in learning to manage the children and has actually, at times, been a hindrance to their spiritual and emotional growth and development.

For example, he has refused to attend to an obvious and serious alcohol problem, which has caused him to do inappropriate things in the presence of the children while impaired. 

He has left the children alone without supervision. He has left his young daughters in a hotel room with men who are unknown to the mother."

– Hey, Phil Sheridan is already getting on Chip Kelly’s big balls: []

But since his initial and largely positive first impression, Kelly has pretty much vanished. He emerged, groundhog-like, for one early morning appearance at a radio event Friday, but otherwise he has been working (we hope) on the answers to the next round of questions.

It isn't clear why Kelly declined to announce his hires as he made them. He succeeded mostly in annoying fans eager to understand his vision while forcing grown men in Eagles gear to spend weeks pretending they don't work for the Eagles, at least in public. 


– is testing out a new service (they love trying hokey web things), called Slidermetrix, which allows you to rate Super Bowl commercials in real-time. Sort of like what CNN does during presidential debates, a slider allows you to continuously give feedback on commercials. Gimmicky, but pretty cool

Photos of Katherine Webb at Super Bowl. And here she is learning how to be a Ravens cheerleader

Jim Harbaugh freakout GIF:



– Jason Kelce wouldn’t even mind if she had an STD (though he might want to talk to LeSean McCoy about this):

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via (@BriMcL17)

More GIFs of Beyonce.

Surreal power outage photos.

Interesting article on how CBS handled the power outage. Will Leitch skewers job they did. The Atlantic gives in-depth details on why it happened.

– Apparently, there a fight at Xfinity Live! last night. Here’s a pic from anonymous tipster and an unrelated Tweet. Were you there? Have more information? Let us know.

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– At $10, the Sixers can’t even interest a group of Gwynedd-Mercy College students:

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via (@chinnn7) 

– Here’s DeSean Jackson with Snoop Dogg:

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Video: Ray Didinger Chides Marcus Hayes

Kyle Scott - November 30, 2011

At around 5:30 yesterday, while I remained away from my computer (the way I had much of the afternoon), I received a phone call, a couple of texts, and a Tweet. What about, you ask? “Ray Didinger and Marcus Hayes just got into a fight on Daily News Live!”

Immediately upon hearing this news, I thought that maybe it went something like this (two old guys fighting).

It didn’t.

I then thought that perhaps it involved race (always a possibility, since Hayes rarely likes white people).

Wrong again.

Naturally, as I’d imagine is the case with most R. Diddy tussles, it involved the Eagles’ running game, and it turned not to be a fight at all. Hayes and Diddy disagreed on the effectiveness of the Eagles’ run game. Hayes, as per the usual, blew hard through the air pocket most of us call the mouth. Didinger subtly poked Mark, as he called him, and then, like a parent scolding a misinformed child, issued a request: “Please, don’t roll your eyes at me, OK?"

Dick Jerardi and his wattle looked like they wanted to slither off set. Barkann and his iPad, of course, were as cool as cucumbers. Mike knows good TV when he sees it.

Flyers Interested in Ray Emery?

Kyle Scott - February 3, 2011


What is in the water down at the sports complex? First Juan Castillo is named defensive coordinator, now the Flyers are interested in bringing back Ray Emery?

TSN's Darren Dreger:

At least three NHL teams have expressed interest in goaltender Ray Emery.

Sources have confirmed both the Anaheim Ducks and Philadelphia Flyers are in the mix as two of the three teams, however neither team is at a point where they're prepared to make an offer to sign the unrestricted free agent. Although, the expectation is teams will make their move on Emery within the next 48 hours.


Umm… is this really a risk worth taking?

Emery, who had hip surgery last year to correct avascular necrosis (the same bone disease that cost Bo Jackson his career), hasn't played in the NHL in over a year. 

The goalie situation still remains a small question mark for the Flyers. Bob has never played a full season in the NHL -he appears to be very streaky- and while Bouche is an adequate backup, he is probably not the guy to win us a Stanley Cup. That being said, the goaltending situation has worked out just fine thus far, and adding the flamboyant Emery to the mix will only lead to more questions than answers.

Then again, like seemingly every other Philly athlete, he's friends with Snoop and he loves to hang out with Carts in Sea Isle (you haven't lived until you've seen Carts, Emery, Aaron Asham, and John Clark at Braca's)… soooo there's that.

White t-shirt? True Religion jeans? Check, check.

Reader Submission: This Time a Phillies v. Rays World Series Would Be a Matchup of Heavyweights

Kyle Scott - September 17, 2010


This post comes courtesy of Nick Bascardi, who took a look at how a 2008 World Series rematch would be viewed much differently this year.  We're not getting ahead of ourselves or anything…

After Tampa took two of three from the Yankees this week, I was curious as to how a potential Phils-Rays World Series rematch would play out in the media this year. 

Everyone from sportswriters to bloggers made sure to decimate the integrity of such a matchup in 2008, since it lacked either the Red Sox or the Yankees.  Everyone said that the Phillies "didn't earn their crown".  But with 2(ish) weeks to go in the season, Tampa Bay and Philadelphia hold the best records in their respective leagues.  Can anyone argue or complain that MLB would not get a quality series from these two teams?

On a personal note, I would love to see our three-headed pitching ace monster knock the earflaps off of Joe Maddon's stupid hat.  Take your Tina Fey glasses and go back to St Pete.

Few Links below to articles from 2008 downplaying the matchup.  This year?  Heavyweights.

Worst World Series Ever

The Series They Don't Want You to See

CBS Sports

One more link: Roy Oswalt used to hate the changeup.