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Video: Wells Fargo Center Ice Melted, Scraped Away

Kyle Scott - May 14, 2012

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The Wells Fargo Ice Melting is an Allegory of Something Sad

Kyle Scott - May 14, 2012

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Is it just me or does the ice look like it is crying? Probably just me.

Pic via (@LNic18)

Flyers Game 3 Giveaway T-Shirt is Awesome

Kyle Scott - April 15, 2012

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H/T to (@RayRay610), via (@XoAnjXo)

Sources: A Sale of the Philadelphia 76ers is “Imminent”

Ryan Gillon - June 7, 2011

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Referencing ESPN twice in a day is like mortal sin to me, but when news like this comes out of nowhere, I can't bring myself to ignore it.

Henry Abbott of ESPN.com is reporting that according to sources, there are conversations to sell the Philadelphia 76ers and that a deal is "imminent".

Um, I had no idea that the Sixers were for sale, did you?!

If such a deal were to happen, the team would be sold to Joshua Harris, described in this piece as a "New York-based leveraged buyout specialist." Comcast Spectacor has owned the team since 1996, when Spectacor merged with Comcast (thus… the name… not rocket science, people).

This is indeed big news if it does go down, but diehard Sixers fans shouldn't worry too much. It doesn't look like the team will go anywhere in the event of a sale:

Comcast-Spectacor also owns the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, and the Wells Fargo Center where both teams play. The company would continue to own and operate the arena with the Sixers as a tenant, according to sources.

 

Nothing has been announced or made official as of this writing. Abbott is the only writer reporting this story at the moment. More to come if or when it develops.

Ron Jeremy Watches Over Wing Bowl

Kyle Scott - February 4, 2011

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This pretty much sums it up

Many, many more pictures of the madness coming soon… just after I wash the filth off myself and inject some penicillin.

Wingettes, too. Two words: Cottage Cheese.

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Missing an ace… eh, who cares?

CB Tickets Now Has Villanova Tickets

Kyle Scott - January 28, 2011

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In an effort to be your one stop shop for all Philly sports tickets, we now have tickets for Villanova games at The Well.

Nova still has four games left to play in South Philly, beginning tomorrow against Georgetown. Tickets have gone up 46% this week, but there are still some good deals out there. 200's Center is the cheapest tiqzone, with 44 tickets available for an avg of $52 a seat. The cheapest seat in the zone (and the game) is $42.

Trust me, it's more exciting than the Sixers.

Get 'em here.

Your Beer Dispenser Questions Answered

Kyle Scott - January 25, 2011

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We had a chance to check out the Bottoms Up Beer Dispenser this afternoon at The Well. Early reviews? It's cool as a shit, but the implementation is a little bit of a let down.

Questions I've seen on Twitter and in the comments:

Will prices go up?

No. Even though the cups cost around 30 cents more (at least according to this article), prices will remain the same at stations using BUBD.

How many BUBDs will there be?

Good question. Four. No, not four stations, four individual dispensers in one unit, located at the 11th Street Atrium- at least to start. Ike Richman of Comcast Spectacor said they will see how it goes before adding additional stands. That's right, only one stand, serving Bud Light.

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Why Bud Light?

Because the lone kiosk is branded as the "Bud Light Bottoms Up Draught." Their logo is also on the magnet. Sorry, no other beers for now.

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How does the magnet work?

The magnet looks like a large poker chip that sits atop a small magnet-lined hole in the bottom of the cup. When placed on the dispenser, the metal tap (?) pushes up on the magnet (and I'm assuming holds onto it) and fills the cup with beer, cutting it off precisely as the head approaches the rim. A) That's what she said. B) They thought this through, folks. It works like magic.

Is it Magic?

No it is not.

Invisible gnomes?

No.

How long does it take to fill up?

Seven seconds. Exactly four seconds longer than Johan Santana.

How does the cup seal itself?

As mentioned above, when the cup is removed, the magnet is pulled back down to seal the small hole- shown below. Workers there said it was difficult to push up on the magnet and remove it while the cup was filled with beer. Although, it does seem rather easy to remove when finished, so you can take it home as a souvenir- if you're into that sort of thing.

Picture of the empty cup and video after the jump.

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Wells Fargo Center to Debut New Bottoms Up Beer Dispenser

Kyle Scott - January 24, 2011

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Ladies and gentlemen, your life will change tonight.

Warning: listening to this song while reading this post will significantly enhance your viewing experience, no matter how corny Trey Songz is.

According the WHYY, the Wells Fargo Center will be the first Philly area stadium to implement the new Bottom's Up Beer Dispenser. In case you haven't seen it yet, the BUBD fills your beer from the… wait for it… bottom up.

It uses a magnet that covers a hole in the bottom (that's the trigger word right there) of the cup. When placed on the dispenser, the magnet is lifted to allow beer to fill into the cup. The dispenser, which pours beer 9x faster than the average tap, automatically cuts itself off once the cup is full. Hello sexy!

When removed from the dispenser, the magnet is pulled back down by a small magnetic ring in the bottom of the cup- Sealing. It. Shut. I love you.

For those of you worried about the "traditional pour," the founder of BUBD, Josh Springer, notes that few stadium attendants truly know how to pour a beer anyway. I'm not so sure that's true, but at this point Josh could tell me blue is green, and I'd believe him.

The cup should fit in perfectly at The Well because… wait for it… the magnets have advertising space on them. 

Videos after the jump of BUBD in action.

There is a good chance that Jeff Carter already has one of these in his shore house.

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