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Bryce Harper Ran Face First into a Wall Last Night

Kyle Scott - May 14, 2013

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From the Washington Post:

Harper received 11 stitches under his chin but did not suffer a concussion, according to Nationals officials and Harper’s agent Scott Boras. Harper also underwent “precautionary” X-rays on his jammed left shoulder, Manager Davey Johnson said. He also bruised his neck and knee. The prevailing sentiment was that Harper would probably miss a game or two – even if he pleaded to stay in Monday night as blood dripped down his neck.

There’s nothing funny about this at all. No. Nothing funny. Not at all.

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Next Phillies Wall of Fame Inductee to be… Mike Lieberthal

Kyle Scott - June 7, 2012

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Sweet… I guess? 

To me, Wall of Fames are the sports equivalent of Employee of the Month awards. They’re mild honors for those involved, but mostly something that takes up valuable surface real estate and allows families and friends of the honoree to say things like “loooook, Johnny doesn’t suck at life, he was the best mopper in aisle 12 last month.”

Most thought Curt Schilling would receive that honor from the Phillies this year, but perhaps the way he rubbed people here or recent stories about his 38 Studios virtually shutting down led the team to go in a different direction. For now, at least. 

Anyway, Lieberthal gets the honor. – presses snooze button –

Joe Paterno’s History of Sweeping Crimes Under the Rug and Penn State Writings from Yesteryear Which Do and Do Not Question His Decisions

Kyle Scott - November 22, 2011

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Today, the Wall Street Journal ran a fantastic, must-read article which details Joe Paterno’s refusal to cooperate with former Penn State chief disciplinarian Vicky Triponey. Emails uncovered by the paper reveal a myriad incidents in which Paterno did his best to bail out Penn State football players who were accused of infractions ranging from shooting arrows to sexual assault. What’s worse, in emails, Triponey voiced her concerns to Graham Spanier about Paterno’s belief that football players shouldn’t be subject to the same punishment as other students.

Really.

Check out this bit of tid: [WSJ]

In an Aug. 12, 2005, email to Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier and others, Vicky Triponey, the university's standards and conduct officer, complained that Mr. Paterno believed she should have "no interest, (or business) holding our football players accountable to our community standards. The Coach is insistent he knows best how to discipline his players…and their status as a student when they commit violations of our standards should NOT be our concern…and I think he was saying we should treat football players different from other students in this regard."

The confrontations came to a head in 2007, according to one former school official, when six football players were charged by police for forcing their way into a campus apartment that April and beating up several students, one of them severely. That September, following a tense meeting with Mr. Paterno over the case, she resigned her post, saying at the time she left because of "philosophical differences."

 

Paterno’s eventual "punishment" for those players was that they had to help clean the stadium and participate in charity events. But more on that in a second.

The WSJ details other, similar clashes between Paterno and Triponey, who sports the template for female disciplinarian haircuts.

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During one such clash, in 2004, Paterno gave an eery glimpse inside his thoughts on punishment and accountability: [WSJ]

"I can go back to a couple guys in the '70s who drove me nuts," he said. "The cops would call me, and I used to put them in bed in my house and run their rear ends off the next day. Nobody knew about it. That's the way we handled it."

 

Yeah, that’s not the way we do things in this world, Joe.

There’s an obvious parallel to be drawn here between Paterno’s views on disciplining players and the disappearing issue of Jerry Sandusky raping a boy in the shower: Joe Pa protects his own. Always.

And if you’re wondering why all of these red flags – which almost without fail showed Joe Pa’s use of kid gloves – went largely unaddressed by the media, you need to look no further than the bubble that is Happy Valley, where the blue pill is often a chosen dessert and whitewashing is a favorite pastime. 

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Everybody is Rockin’ Their Philly Swag

Kyle Scott - June 21, 2011

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Photo courtesy of DC Sports Blog

We're building a giant Death Star over here! Quick, somebody get me George Lucas, a frickin' laser, Plax, Bryz, and another ace, this shit don't build itself.

In the continuing saga of athletes letting their Philly flag fly, we find John Wall, NBA baller extraordinaire, rocking his circa 1992-style Flyers hat. Nevermind that these large logo hats need to go away – and fast – let's take pride in seeing the best player in last year's NBA Draft (sorry, not you, Beaker) rocking the hat of his owner's direct competition. *Ted Leonsis owns both the Capitals and Wizards.

But wait, there's more!

Philly is better than New York and Boston at sex, and, according to Dmitry Chesnokov (wait, with a name like that, this has to be about Bryz, right? Fucking right, ey, and with a name like Smuckers, it's got to be good, too), Bryz has been trolling around Mother Russia in a Flyers hat.

He is technically a member of the team until at least July 1st, so this is kosher with the NHL… but it also tells you where his head is at. Quite literally, actually.

The Twitters:

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Chesnokov told me he will have a picture soon. He and Lysenkov will have more tomorrow on Puck Daddy

Here's a random sampling of Bryz's recent Tweets. I'm beginning to develop an affinity for those red bastards. And to think we were once scared of them… In Soviet Russia, player rep you! Sports hegemony, yo.

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Wall Street Journal Doctors Photos of Phillies Fans, Apologizes

Kyle Scott - April 11, 2011

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Last week, the Wall Street Journal broke news that Phillies fans no longer care about the Mets, marking the first time in history in which New York displayed an inferiority complex towards us. Cute.

I disagree, but now we're just pickin' nit. We have more important things to get to… like photo doctoring.

Now, before your pantelons get all twisted, let's be clear that there was no real malicious intent. In their article about the newfound invincibility of Mets fans at CBP, the WSJ published photos of Phillies fans holding up signs about the Mets. Shown hither: 

 

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Well, it turns out our friends on Wall Street were a little deceptive in their tactics- shocking, I know. The pictures were essentially Photoshopped to show fans holding signs different from the ones they were actually holding. Some shown… hither:

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Sixers Basketball Tonight!

Kyle Scott - November 2, 2010

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Who's pumped to see the 0-3 Sixers take on the 0-2 Wizards?

Nobody?

Fine, but something has got to give.  Unless, of course, the hoops gods to do something crazy like rain asbestos from the ceiling of the Verizon Center like they did in New York today.

For realsies for a second, this one is worth watching.  Evan Turner will go up against John Wall, the top pick in the draft.  Through their first few games, Wall is averaging 21 points and nine assists, while Turner is averaging 8.3 points and 3.3 assists per.  Womp, womp.

Get excited.