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Whatever it Takes, Dude (I have no Firearm)

Coggin Toboggan - June 13, 2018

The Linden Police Department released two pieces of body-cam footage today from the arrest of Lenny Dykstra on May 23 after an Uber driver pulled into the Linden Police headquarters and told officers Dykstra had threatened him with a gun.

According to a story from NBC Sports Philadelphia, the Uber driver pulled into the Linden police headquarters at 3:30 a.m. on May 23, alerting officers by honking his horn several times and fleeing the vehicle that contained Dykstra. The driver claimed Dykstra pulled a gun on him and threatened to shoot him after he changed his destination.

Dykstra told officers that the driver “kidnapped him” and wouldn’t let him out of his car.

Officers questioned Dykstra and released the footage of his arrest. It’s….it’s definitely something. What a fucking mess. Still, I would have rather seen him at the 1993 Phillies celebration this past weekend instead of Curt Schilling.

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Uber Will Deliver Puppies to Your Office Today

Kyle Scott - August 27, 2015

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FOX 29 ordered one up

FOX Good Day ordered one up

Uber, in an apparent attempt to reverse the tide on a string of bad press, is delivering puppies – PUPPIES! – to offices around Philly today so you and your coworkers can get 15 minutes of playtime with, again, A PUPPY. Brilliant.

Here’s how Uber explains it:


  1. Open up your Uber app on Thursday, August 27 between 11am and 3pm in Philadelphia.
  2. Request the “PUPPIES” option in your app (please note: Puppies can only be delivered to offices).
  3. It’s $20 for 15 minutes of puptastic playtime and all proceeds are donated to the PSPCA.
  4. Once the puppies arrive, you and your colleagues will get to enjoy 15 minutes of pawsitively awesome playtime! PRO TIP: Make sure to have an enclosed space ready to maximize the time you have with the puppies.
  5. Found your new family member? All puppies are eligible for adoption! PSPCA reps will be on-site at each playdate and can help get the adoption process started.

*When requesting puppies to your office, please make sure your boss or building is pro-puppy and that no one in the area is allergic. Also, having a dedicated room for puppy playtime is preferred. 

Here’s the map– call it, Puppy Zone, an area outline that is instantly more friendly and #adorbs than the city’s “”””Francis Festival Grounds“”””:

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Want your puppy? Sure ya do! Sign up for Uber and use code CROSSINGBROAD (or just click this link right here) and not only will you get a puppy, you’ll also get $20 off your first ride.

Side note: If your office isn’t pro-puppy and it’s not an operating room or bakery, you should quit your job.

Full disclosure: Uber didn’t ask us to post this. I just like puppies… and referral kickbacks.

Going Somewhere This Weekend? Uber is Giving CB Readers a FREE Ride Up to $20

Kyle Scott - March 7, 2014


Going somewhere this weekend to which you’ll undoubtedly need a ride? Got you covered.

Thanks to Uber for sponsoring the site this month. Surely you’ve heard of them. They’re the wayyyy better alternative to taxis. You can hail a ride in anything from a black sedan to an SUV to a luxury Mercedes right from your smartphone. Uber will come pick you and your friends up, quickly, including in many neighborhoods that cabs don’t frequent. It costs only slightly more than a taxi and the pricing estimates are given to you up front. No BS from shady drivers. The best part? You pay right from your phone (you can even split it with friends), so you can just hop out of the car and go.

If you hadn’t heard about Uber before, now you have. They’re offering CB readers a $20 ride credit. That should cover a medium distance trip within the city. They’re basically giving you a free ride to try out their service. All you got to do to get the credit is click here and signup by entering the most basic of basic information. Put crossingbroad in for the promotional code (for most of you it should already be entered). That’s it. You get $20 to go wherever you please and you support our sponsor, which in turn helps CB. My thanks to Uber.

Get your $20 here.

Uber and the NFLPA Partner to Prevent Millionaire Athletes from Driving Drunk

Kyle Scott - September 4, 2013

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In case you were an NFL player who couldn’t afford a taxi or car service on your own (league minimum salary is $405,000), boy do we have great news for you, you poor, stranded bastard: Today, the NFLPA and Uber announced a partnership that will provide free rides to NFL players and their closest friends and family in an effort to promote safety, responsibility and the embarassing admission that many NFL players are real idiots with no ability to control themselves or think clearly when they drink (thanks, Riley Cooper!):

Uber Technologies and the NFL Players Association are proud to announce a new partnership that will provide professional football players with safe and convenient transportation during the 2013-14 NFL season. The innovative alliance between Uber, a company that connects riders to drivers in more than 40 cities around the globe and the NFLPA, the union that represents NFL players, is the first for Uber in professional sports.

Uber Rides allows NFL players to leverage smartphone technology to connect to reliable drivers in a matter of minutes. The partnership underscores the NFLPA’s ongoing commitment to ensuring its members have access to safe, discreet and professional transportation when they need it and highlights Uber’s dedication to providing high-quality service to people all over the world who desire reliable rides without sacrificing style.

Beginning this month, NFL players will be able to summon a ride in any of Uber’s international locations, including nearly 20 U.S. NFL team cities and Pro Bowl host Honolulu. Once a ride is requested via Uber’s smartphone app, the software will display the car’s location on a map and an Uber will arrive within minutes.

Phew, thank God they’ll provide rides in Hawaii to the richest, most successful and visible players. Those guys can never afford a touristy cab fare.

Pro Football Talk reports that each player will receive a $200 credit. Uber rides cost a $7 base fare plus around $4 per mile.

NFLPA Player Representative Zak DeOssie of the New York Giants said, “We wanted to partner with a company that could not only provide a service but also provide a technology and messaging platform that makes it easy to promote responsibility to our players and fans.”

Uber and the NFLPA will distribute personalized keychain cards containing ride credits to every active NFL player. The partnership will also provide players with new rider gift cards for friends and family to promote responsibility to those closest to them. NFLPA Player Representatives will be sharing the details of the program with all active players during the month of September.


Uber is a great service, so we can’t snark about that. It’s not clear if the NFLPA is paying Uber or if this is strictly a promotional campaign for the car service. But it doesn’t really matter. We’ve now reached a point, America, where we can’t count on millionaire athletes not to get in a car drunk and kill us, Donte Stallworth, so… we’ll just provide them with free rides so the league and its players protect themselves from the inevitable disaster. 

Next up: domestic violence preventative mace wristlets! The next time your NFL hubby gets heated, cool him off with a little pepper spray! Brought to you by the Exes of Cincinnati Bengals for a Better America (EOCBFABA).

We Have Defeated the Terrorists: Uber’s Ice Cream On-Demand Trucks Arrive Today

Kyle Scott - July 19, 2013

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Ummm, yes and please.

You may have heard of Uber, the ride-on-demand service available in many cities including Philadelphia. Today, they are launching Uber Ice Cream, and it’s exactly what it sounds like: you summon an ice cream truck to you, on your whim.

The inside scoop:

  • Ice cream trucks will be on the road from 11 AM to 5 PM on Friday, July 19th
  • Demand for ice cream trucks will be very high and availability very limited. It may take multiple tries to find an available truck. Please be patient! We’ll be working all day to deliver as much ice cream as possible.
  • No cash required! Your ice creams will be charged directly to your Uber account.

From the sounds of it, the ice cream on-demand service will be in extremely high demand today– temperature 702 degrees. It’s $25 for five people (minimum), so this will be best suited for small offices or Delmon Young. Simply download the Uber app on your iPhone or Android to summon a truck full of tasty treats.

Take that, Tsarnaev:

Photo by officer Sean Murphy, who released these photos yesterday in response to the Rolling Stone... he was relieved of his duties shortly thereafter

Photo by officer Sean Murphy, who released these photos yesterday in response to the Rolling Stone cover… he was relieved of his duties shortly thereafter