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Sights And Sounds From The Philly Union’s 3-0 Win Over The Portland Timbers

07/12/2015
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Sights And Sounds From The Philly Union’s 3-0 Win Over The Portland Timbers

I don’t get down to too many Philadelphia Union matches but, hoo boy, am I happy I made it down to Chester for Saturday night’s 3-0 whoopin’ of the Portland Timbers, what with all three goals scored right in front of us down in the River End. CHESTER, Pa. — Andrew Wenger was due. After…

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A Photoshop Tribute To Carli Lloyd

07/02/2015
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A Photoshop Tribute To Carli Lloyd

Listen, when you’re from South Jersey, and you not only score a goal in the World Cup, but dribble like Messi in the process of setting up a semifinal-cementing tally, as far as I’m concerned, you warrant Mt. Rushmore status. Daps to Carli Lloyd. Now, do it again in the finals and bring the Cup…

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Here’s A Cute Photo From The June 29 Phillies/Brewers Game

06/30/2015
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Here’s A Cute Photo From The June 29 Phillies/Brewers Game

Best I can recollect, I ended up watching the last couple innings of last night’s Phillies/Brewers game because the Chile/Peru match didn’t go to penalty kicks. In any event, I’m glad I did. I remember not who was at bat. But whomever it was sent a ball into the stands that bounced its way into…

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Photos From The Philadelphia International Cycling Classic Passing Through East Falls

06/07/2015
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Photos From The Philadelphia International Cycling Classic Passing Through East Falls

The Philly International Cycling Classic returned to Philadelphia today. Check NewsWorks for all the details. But, here are a few photos from the vantage point that Louden and I staked out at Kelly Drive and Midvale Ave.

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Louden Appeared On The Local Fox Affiliate In Advance Of The Barca/Juve Match

06/06/2015
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Louden Appeared On The Local Fox Affiliate In Advance Of The Barca/Juve Match

It all started with this Tweet from Fox29′s Karen Hepp: Good Morning! #fox29weekend Are you celebrating something today? Graduations? Weddings?! The first… https://t.co/rYay6vU47O — Karen Hepp (@KarenFox29) June 6, 2015 Quickly, I realized that, yo, we’re celebrating today’s Barca match and, yo, that Barca match appears on Fox29. What happened next was meant to be:…

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Watch Messi’s Copa Del Rey Goalazo As Called By 16 Different Commentators [Video]

06/01/2015
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Watch Messi’s Copa Del Rey Goalazo As Called By 16 Different Commentators [Video]

My words can’t describe the glory of Lionel Messi’s first goal in Saturday’s Copa Del Rey final vs. Athletic Bilbao. And, quite frankly, no one’s can. But why not just watch and listen to 16 commentators try anyway! (H/T @RolandBui)

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I’m Not Saying Louden Will Be The Next Lionel Messi, BUT…

04/19/2015
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I’m Not Saying Louden Will Be The Next Lionel Messi, BUT…

…but he did score a goal while surrounded by four defenders in a scene eerily reminiscent of Messi’s World Cup hurdles.

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Despite Messi Not Playing, Louden Hickey Had A Great Soccer Saturday

03/29/2015
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Despite Messi Not Playing, Louden Hickey Had A Great Soccer Saturday

Yes, FedEx Field was a hellscape for the Argentina vs. El Salvador friendly on Saturday. In the morning, he scored four goals on the first day of Fairmount Youth Soccer spring ball (proud papa: he was dribbling like a focused bawse). In the afternoon, he headed south to Landover, Md. to catch the Argentina/El Salvador…

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11 Worse Things About FedEx Field Than Messi Not Playing Vs. El Salvador

03/29/2015
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11 Worse Things About FedEx Field Than Messi Not Playing Vs. El Salvador

Louden, Bride Hickey and I drove down to Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. for Saturday’s international-soccer friendly between Argentina and El Salvador. Obviously, I wasn’t going to pass on the opportunity to see Soccer God Lionel Messi with my (own) eyes. Obviously, it was a disappointment that he did not play (though I would…

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By Attending Slain Philly Cop’s Viewing, Chip Kelly Put Sports In Proper Perspective

03/14/2015
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By Attending Slain Philly Cop’s Viewing, Chip Kelly Put Sports In Proper Perspective

People take sports too damn seriously. This is especially true in Philadelphia, but irrefutably true beyond the 215. This isn’t to say “________________ is more important than sports.” Any number of things could be truthfully written in that blank space. The people who haven’t yet realized that are lost causes. When looking back at the…

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