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One Flyer Told Rob Zombie That the Flyers Could Only Do Porno

Kyle Scott - February 6, 2013

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And I bet it was Scott Hartnell.

After photo ops before the Flyers-Lightning game last night, Rob Zombie was a guest on Daily News Live– a somewhat surreal 12 minutes with Michael Barkann, Al Morganti and Frank Seravalli. Zombie said pretty much the same things about the movie that he told the Flyers website, (also keeps comparing it to Boogie Nights), but there was one new anecdote: When asked if any current Flyers would be in the movie, Zombie offered this:

"I was asking them if they could act… they said only porno. I won’t tell you who said that. Should I have not repeated that?"


Sadly, Harry Zolnierczyk was somewhere in Glen Falls while that exchange went down. 

Of course, the assertion from the unnamed player may not be inaccurate, because, well, did you see Hartnell's acting in This is 40? And perhaps if the movie really is like Boogie Nights, some cocksmithing skills would prove useful.

Full video of Zombie on DNL, after the jump.

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Video: Rob Zombie Talks About “Broad Street Bullies” Movie

Kyle Scott - February 6, 2013

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Photo: Anthony SanFilippo

Rob Zombie was in Philly and went to the Flyers game last night to do some background work for his upcoming Broad Street Bullies movie. He took pictures with Bernie Parent, Bob Kelly and Gary Dornhoefer, met with reporters, and was a guest on Daily News Live.

What Zombie had to say about the movie: The script is mostly finished and the plot is character-driven. Zombie(?) said there were so many interesting stories on the Bullies that little poetic license needed to be taken to produce an interesting script. Filming will begin as early as this fall, in Philadelphia, and the movie will take roughly two years to complete. The story will begin at a sparsely-attended parade introducing the Flyers to Philadelphia in 1967 and end with the first Stanley Cup parade, attended by two million people. No word on who the actors will be, but Zombie said he’s been getting texts from Philly-based actors who want to be in it (hello, David Boreanaz). 

Zombie grew up a Bruins fan in Boston, but claims he always liked the Flyers (I bet) and that his favorite player is Bobby Clarke. He said he got some additional – likely NSFW – tidbits from the Bullies last night and may include those in the script. 

Video of Zombie talking about the movie after the jump.

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Rob Zombie Will Be at the Flyers Game Tomorrow Night Doing Background for His Broad Street Bullies Movie

Kyle Scott - February 4, 2013

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We told you about this in June (holy shit, time flies)– Rob Zombie is writing, directing and producing a movie about the Broad Street Bullies, called, you guessed it, Broad Street Bullies. Tomorrow, he’ll be at the Flyers-Lightning game doing some background work for the film (though one could argue that research time would be better spent in the loins of a 1970s jersey chaser on the side of a Marlton highway), according to Flyers super secret website insider Anthony SanFilippo.

We’re assuming that Mr. Zombie (I'm truly not sure how to refer to him) will meet with the media at some point. We’ll bring you all the details if and when he does. Wonder if he’ll bring the Dragula??

The folks over at Philly 2 Philly spoke to Zombie about the flick in July.

Better Radio Rant: Rob Ellis or Jeremiah Trotter?

Kyle Scott - November 2, 2012

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Photo: HughE Dillon, Philly Chit Chat

In one corner, in the green and silver trunks, is WIP’s Rob Ellis, generally a fairly mild-mannered radio host, who lost is cool last night talking about Jason Babin and his whiny ways: 

In the other corner, wearing the red trunks, is Jeremiah Trotter, on his show on 97.5 The Fanatic: [listen here].

I have to give the nod to Ellis. Trotter spit some truth, talking about being a man on the field and not giving a damn what fans say. But Ellis… he unleashed a stream of angry consciousness, somehow bringing poor Andre Iguodala into the fire. Babin, Reid, Cole, Vick, Iggy… no one was safe. 

Welcome to Philadelphia.

Party Like a Gronk Star?

Kyle Scott - February 10, 2012

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During this past week, much of the post-Super Bowl discussion has centered on Rob Gronkowski and his partying after the Patriots’ loss. The topic isn’t necessarily Philly-related, but the Gronk’s actions and the resulting discussion resonate with sports fans everywhere. Reader Jeff Cavanaugh (@cav87) has some thoughts on the matter– he thinks we should leave Gronk alone.

I am not a New England Patriots fan… I can't even pretend to be. In fact, I loathe them. I cringe putting on ratty grey hoodies; I stopped buying Kraft macaroni and cheese; hell, I don't even flip through Victoria's Secret catalogs anymore. Ok, that last one is a lie… but you get the point.

Being the team that beat the Philadelphia Eagles in their only Super Bowl appearance in my lifetime, the Patriots are an unforgivable band of cheaters. I loved seeing the Patriots lose on Sunday as much as I hated seeing the New York Giants win.

Even though it kills me every year to watch an Eagle-less Super Bowl, there is no way I would ever consider missing a single one… even if it is between the Giants and Patriots.

A lot was revealed Sunday night in Indianapolis:

  • Eli Manning's mannerisms may evoke images of a terrified second grader, but there is no better late game QB in the NFL. (I can’t believe I wrote that.)
  • No matter how dreadfully boring the first three and a half quarters are, any Super Bowl will be remembered as 'one of the best' with a good final five minutes.
  • Gisele hates Wes Welker. And Deion Branch. And Aaron Hernandez. (C'mon, her husband can't throw the ball and catch it at the same time!)
  • Rob Gronkowski is a far better football player than dancer.


And thanks to the year 2012 and the current state of media, it should come as no surprise that the seemingly most talked about post-Super Bowl story line is Rob Gronkowski's arms-flailing, chest-bumping caveman dance routine on a high-ankle sprain following the Super Bowl loss. (Seeing him dance, it’s no wonder his end zone celebration is just a big spike)

Give me a break.

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UPDATE: Alas, Rob Lowe Proved to Not be a Credible Source of Breaking NFL News

Kyle Scott - January 18, 2012

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Did you hear about Peyton?

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Your Monday Morning Roundup: Tricking Dallas Edition

Kyle Scott - October 31, 2011

Rob Ryan dressed up as a fat bitch for Halloween.

The Eagles? Reader Scott guessed correctly: They went as a playoff team. The full running commentary is on the way, but here are some things you may have missed this weekend.


A couple of quick notes:

– If you weren’t watching the game and drinking $6 pitchers during football Sunday yesterday at Drinker's… well, then you missed out. Every Sunday. And $1 hot dogs during all Eagles games. 

Philly Phaithful will kick off Movember tomorrow. If you buy a t-shirt between Nov. 1- Nov. 30, you fight cancer— it’s that simple. So, while we’ll rarely tell you to NOT purchase a t-shirt today, we would recommend coming back tomorrow, clicking that little link in the top right, and buying one (or two or three or four) shirts to help fight cancer. A Kimmo Timmo, Beer With The Best Finnish shirt would be high on that list.

Michael Vick, Reggie Jackson, Ilya Bryzgalov and others will all be holding autograph sessions at BC Sports. Details here.


The roundup:

– The Eagles waxed the Cowboys. Marty Mornhinweg takes a swipe at Rob Ryan.

– Scott Hartnell, Jimmy Rollins, and James van Riemsdyk were all in attendance to watch the Union have no gameplan other than attempting home run counters for 90 minutes (really, what the hell? Here, let’s send Le Toux deep and see if he can out-run the defense— DOOPUMB).

– Adam Reigner on how he met Jim Johnson.

– Ryan Howard tailgating at Eagles game.

– If you don’t understand how the MLS Cup playoffs work, here’s a breakdown.

– Here’s Chris Pronger’s eye.

– Bill Lyon, legend, on the Eagles use of the run

– John Miller on Vick taking charge.

– Bill Belichick wearing a Tony La Russa jersey.

– This is the Marlins’ new hat.

– Here’s a picture of the Occupy Philly folks sleeping in tents outside City Hall: [via @JimMacMillan]


I’m sorry, I know these people have a right to protest, but where in the world does it say anything about their right to set up a tent city in the middle of Philadelphia? These Occupy protests are going to turn into worldwide chaos. Jobless hippies nonstop-picketing in cities around the world? How can this possibly end in disaster?! And I actually agree with many of their beefs. But how about instead of running around cities, complaining about everything and costing tax payers money, they use their jobless time to contribute to society?

Really, I’m just worried that their hippie village outside City Hall is going to ruin Mayor Nutter's  Christmas Happy Fun-Time Non-Denominational Theme Park Village, which is one of my favorite things. 

– The Larry Mendte-Alycia Lane trial will begin soon. Why do I get the feeling that some lurid, mostly creepy details are about to be revealed. Getting my popcorn. Now.

– ESPN Dallas invokes Santa booing incident (thanks to Dan Gelston for this link).

– Good article on how Jagr handles is duties as owner of a Czech hockey team while playing for the Flyers.

– Our friends from the Hardball Times rank the best baseball postseasons in the Wild Card era. 2011 comes in fifth.

Video: Marty Mornhinweg Takes a Swipe at Rob Ryan

Kyle Scott - October 31, 2011

Marty Mornhinweg tells Derrick Gunn on Eagles Postgame Live that he doesn't know who Rob Ryan is. D-Gunn later said that what Mornhinweg told him off the air about Ryan was a bit more colorful.