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Hey Philadelphia Inquirer, You Missed A Few Local Football Players With Super Bowl Cred

01/26/2014
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Hey Philadelphia Inquirer, You Missed A Few Local Football Players With Super Bowl Cred

As part of today’s interesting feature on Denver Broncos’ Temple Owls product Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton, the Philadelphia Inquirer provided a nifty graphic of “Local Super Bowl Participants.” All 30 listed played at either Temple (22), Villanova (7) or Penn (1). You can see it here: So, who was among the missing? Oh, only two…

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This Is What Happens When You Lose A Bet To Brian Hickey And The Denver Broncos

01/24/2014
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This Is What Happens When You Lose A Bet To Brian Hickey And The Denver Broncos

Back in Jan. 2006, the mighty Denver Broncos and Spygate-fueled New England Patriots faced off in an NFL AFC divisional round playoff game. I am a Broncos fan. My pal Sean Hamel is a Patriots fan. We watched the game together at Krupa’s Bar in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. Once the mighty Denver Broncos…

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Several Pieces Of Joe Frazier Memorabilia Up For Auction

01/21/2014
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Several Pieces Of Joe Frazier Memorabilia Up For Auction

Joe Frazier’s youngest son Derek, about whom I’ve written several times, sent me word last week that several items from Smokin’ Joe’s illustrious pugilism career are up for auction. They include a glove signed by Joe, Ken Norton and Leon Spinks; the key to the city that Joe received from Charleston, SC; a collection of…

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Oh, Fun: Terrell Owens Will Be In Philly On Feb. 20 For A Sports-Roast/Fundraiser [Updated w/ Video]

01/14/2014
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Oh, Fun: Terrell Owens Will Be In Philly On Feb. 20 For A Sports-Roast/Fundraiser [Updated w/ Video]

On the heels of his cheeky and/or titsy Carl’s Jr. ad, to which really thinskinned Philadelphians took exception, former Eagles WR and driveway-situps enthusiast Terrell Owens is slated to return to town for the “The 1st Annual Philly Sports Roast.” Here’s the details and such. It’s for charity, so don’t get all scoffy and whatnot:…

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ESPN’s NFL Live Has Apparently Just Given Up On Spell Checking

01/10/2014
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ESPN’s NFL Live Has Apparently Just Given Up On Spell Checking

Happened to catch a couple moments of ESPN’s NFL Live this afternoon. When I saw that its producers couldn’t apparently spell the word “challenge” properly twice on the same screen, I tweeted a photo of it. That’s when @Just_Phintastic delved a little deeper to notice an issue with the whole there/they’re/their/thier thing. Good stuff, WWL.…

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Buddy Ryan Made An Appearance (Sort Of) At Saturday’s Eagles Vs. Saints Game

01/05/2014
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Buddy Ryan Made An Appearance (Sort Of) At Saturday’s Eagles Vs. Saints Game

Eagles Season-In-Review: Unexpectedly entertaining run to the playoffs; shoulda-coulda loss to the Saints. Overall: B+. But if you’re looking to take comfort in something, I guess you could say Buddy Ryan got his first Philly-related playoff win, what with son Rob Ryan having Sir Bounty Bowl’s photo on the back of his defensive-coordinating cheat sheet.

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Why Are Military Helicopters Circling My Philadelphia Neighborhood Today?

12/13/2013
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Why Are Military Helicopters Circling My Philadelphia Neighborhood Today?

Well, because the Army/Navy Football game is in town this weekend. I hope.

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Angry Alabama Fan Fails To Realize Internet Is Forever, Offers To Sell All Tide-Related Products And TVs ‘Until Saban Is Gone’

12/03/2013
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Angry Alabama Fan Fails To Realize Internet Is Forever, Offers To Sell All Tide-Related Products And TVs ‘Until Saban Is Gone’

This Craiglist ad has since been taken down, but the spirit will never die: It seems that an Alabama Crimson Tide fan was so upset with his team’s unbelievably last-second loss to Auburn that he put much personal property up for sale, as he never intends to watch Bammer until Nick Saban is gone. If…

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Thursday’s MLK vs. Imhotep Football Game Had The Most Exciting Ending I’ve Ever Seen Live

11/29/2013
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Thursday’s MLK vs. Imhotep Football Game Had The Most Exciting Ending I’ve Ever Seen Live

… “With just three seconds remaining in the inaugural Legacy Bowl, MLK High Quarterback Joe Walker was looking to the sideline when the ball was snapped. It hit him and fell to the turf. “Walker then picked that ball up off the ground, scrambled around and, after the scoreboard-clock buzzer echoed through the air, threw…

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Win A Free Riley Cooper Autograph The Day After Black Friday

11/23/2013
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Win A Free Riley Cooper Autograph The Day After Black Friday

Nope, nothing ironic about this whatsoever. Because it’s Saturday. Not Friday. But oh so close.

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