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Sixers Co-Owner Will Smith Wears Pirates Hat to Philly Club

Kyle Scott - September 22, 2012

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Video: T-Mac Impersonates Will Ferrell

Kyle Scott - September 15, 2012

As reader Matt pointed out, it’s like the time Michael Scott did Chris Rock. Only worse.

Jump it for the video.

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DraftKings Sportsbook Review

DraftKings Sportsbook has been live in New Jersey for over two full months now and a lot has changed since launch. While they were the first out of the gate for legal US sports betting, they now face competition from many sites, including FanDuel Sportsbook, SugarHouse Sportsbook, BetStars and others. How do they stack up and what promos does DraftKings Sportsbook offer? Let’s take a closer look. Bonus: First bet matched up to $200 Minimum

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Your Complete Eagles and Saints Betting Guide

In many ways, the Philadelphia Eagles enter their matchup with the New Orleans Saints this weekend in a similar spot to what their previous opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, found themselves in a week ago. More than a touchdown underdog on the road against what’s believed to be a far superior team, the Eagles appear outclassed and overmatched. Most people figured they were tuning into the Cowboys’ funeral a week ago, and just as many, if

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Every New Jersey Sportsbook Promo You Need To Know This Weekend

Black Friday is just about a week away, and if you’re like me, you could probably use some extra spending money to take advantage of all the hot deals that will soon be out there. Good news. There will be plenty of betting opportunities to find some winners this weekend. It’s Week 11 in the NFL and the race for the playoffs is revving up. Every Top 25 college football team is in action. There’s

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Will Ferrell Poked Fun at the Flyers Today

Kyle Scott - July 31, 2012

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Hey, here’s a pick-me-up on the Phillies’ day of reckoning– Will Ferrell and Zach Galafanjkhkjlsdahfuiaenfulneauneawlinljkhaflnhdjashfalsd were in town today to promote their new movie, The Campaign. They held a rally at the Constitution Center, where they were joined by members of the Eagles and Flyers. Ferrell likely didn’t disappoint, but he’s a Kings fan and provided the Flyers with a reminder that they, too, sent some of their most recognizable players to the West Coast… where they went on to win the Stanley Cup.

Zac Rinaldo had the quote of the day, though: "I’d love to be part of that wolf pack, the wolf pack Alan has in The Hangover– that’s me."

[By the way, this is 100% the reason why they have athletes show up at these things– because now you get sports blogs promoting the movie, too. We'll bite. Anything for Will, really.]

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SIGHTINGS: Will Smith, Spike Lee, DeMeco Ryans, and #wherescotthartnell?!

Kyle Scott - March 22, 2012

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The Sixers lost.

Part owner Will Smith was in attendance again, and so was Knicks fan Spike Lee, who, let’s be honest, puts out a hit once every decade or so, yet, because he sits courtside at Knicks games, has a disproportionately high Q Rating. The last thing he was involved with that I even recognize was Kobe Doin’ Work, a self-indulgent documentary with 18,000 cameras trained on a rapist for one game. But Lee wears glasses and funny hats, so let’s blast his mug everywhere. Done.

New Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans, who genuinely seems like a cool dude was there, too:

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Also, #wheresscotthartnell?!

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Sitting courtside with Wayne Simmonds and Sean Couturier (in the middle)!

Will Smith and Spike Lee pic via Spike Lee's Twitter, Ryans and Hartnell via reader (@mvb123).

Report: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are Now Part Owners of the Sixers

Kyle Scott - October 18, 2011

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You can insert your Gettin’ Jiggy With It pun right here___________.

According to AP writer Dan Gelston, Will Smith and his wife, Jada, are investors in the new Sixers ownership group, which is led by Joshua Harris. Harris, 46, is the managing director and co-founder of Apollo Global Management, a private equity investment firm that owns Caesars Entertainment Corp., Norwegian Cruise Line, CKX – parent company of 19 Entertainment, which produces American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. The sale is official and the team will hold a press conference today at 11:30 at the Palestra.

No word on how much stake or involvement the Fresh Prince will have with the Sixers, but I’d imagine we’ll see a few more courtside sightings.

Back in 2006, Smith was part of a group that tried to buy the Sixers. 

UPDATE: With Most of Their Will, They Didn’t

Kyle Scott - June 21, 2011

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An early-round playoff exit brings with it a number of spoils: lengthy beach trips, flights to Paris, finger-banging… and a whole host of who's its and what's its galore.

You probably already knew that the Flyers' 2010-2011 slogan was "With all of our will, we will." Well, they didn't, but that's besides the point. What you probably didn't know was that, according to a friend of the team (read what you will about a friend who had access to the emptied pocket trinkets of our favorite Finnish forward), each Flyer was given a coin emblazoned with the ominous slogan. Reals.

There's more.

In all sorts of secret society, blood brothery goodness, players were required to have the coin on them at all times. If they failed to present the coin during random checks – whether they be at official team functions or away from the rink – they were fined $400. UPDATE: I got an email from the Flyers. There was no official fine- rather, any player caught without the coin had to buy lunch… for whom, exactly, I don't know.

Looks like it really worked, the Boston Bruins say the real thing is great.

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Thank God Will Sheridan’s Latest Rap Video Dropped Before The Rapture

Kyle Scott - May 20, 2011

… and to save us from quite possibly the slowest sports news day of all-time.

Will Sheridan has come roaring out of the closet. First this, then a 3,000 word story on ESPN.com, now his latest single, 302, an homage to… Delaware. 

Actually… it's much better than his first one.

Former Villanova Basketball Player Will Sheridan Comes Out of the Closet

Kyle Scott - May 16, 2011

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Today's cover story on ESPN.com tells us that Will Sheridan is gay. Hellllo, 2011. You can read the story here. It's a tremendous in-depth piece written by Dana O'Neill, who covered Villanova for the Daily News during Sheridan's time on the Main Line.

You probably could have deduced this for yourself if you watched this video, but all jokes aside, O’Neill wrote an excellent story, which includes Jay Wright's and Mike Nardi's reactions to finding out about "Bump":

That night that he told Nardi, his teammate didn't recoil or walk out of the room. He didn't ask for a new roommate.

He made a joke.

"I just said, 'Don't go putting a hit on me or sniffing my underwear or nothing,'" Nardi said. "I mean I was surprised because it was new to me. I had never really experienced anything like that, but it's not like it mattered. I don't know. I mean we were friends. Who cares?"

Evidence of the team's unity and comfort lies in one simple nugget: Jay Wright never knew his starting power forward was gay until after Sheridan graduated.

No one ever went to him with a complaint or a worry. No one even bothered to tell him.

"After I found out, I was like, 'Did you know?' And all the guys, they were like, 'Yeah, Coach, we knew,'" Wright said. "They just didn't care and I guess I was just oblivious."

Oblivious. That's exactly the word Sheridan used as well. He laughed when trying to explain his basketball-centric coach, making an itty-bitty telescope with his hands to show just how tunneled Wright's vision was.

 

Mike Nardi is equal parts funny and ridiculous.

Of course, this story runs just days before Sheridan's latest single, 302, an homage to Delaware, drops. Don't think this will stop us from lampooning his cocky lyrics.