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A Great Shot From The East Falls Bike-Race Block Party

06/02/2014
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A Great Shot From The East Falls Bike-Race Block Party

So much going on in this photo I snapped of Louden along Kelly Drive during Sunday’s East Falls block party for the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic. Except, of course, bicycle racers and the big inflatables for which he donned that green bracelet. So that’s what Vine is for …

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A Postcard From Josh Beckett’s No-Hitter Against The Phillies

05/25/2014
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A Postcard From Josh Beckett’s No-Hitter Against The Phillies

“Yeah, I was at the game when Josh Beckett no-hit the Phillies, but I was watching it on my phone.”

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Comparing How The New York Times And Philadelphia Inquirer Covered The Champions League Final

05/25/2014
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Comparing How The New York Times And Philadelphia Inquirer Covered The Champions League Final

Listen, I get it: Some people in ‘Murica don’t like soccer and never will. Pray for them. But on the eve-ish of the World Cup, I reckoned the biggest club match of the year — that being Real Madrid’s 4-1 victory over crosstown rival Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League Final — warranted major…

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The Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana Fight, As Told By Two Vines

05/11/2014
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The Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana Fight, As Told By Two Vines

Finally had a chance to watch the Mayweather/Maidana fight from somewhere other than Section 219 of the MGM Grand Garden Arena. When I walked out of the arena last Saturday, I scored it a draw. When I watched it on Showtime last night, I agreed with a Mayweather win, but not by as big a…

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Here’s A Preview Of The Mayweather/Maidana All-Access Finale

05/09/2014
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Here’s A Preview Of The Mayweather/Maidana All-Access Finale

I’ve written a bunch about the Floyd Mayweather/Marcos Maidana fight already, what with being there and all. But it’s going to be nice to see it on Showtime tomorrow night, as opposed to Section 219 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. And this preview of tomorrow night’s All Access offers a flavor of what to…

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Yes You Can Walk Around Vegas With A Fractured Ankle For 39.5 Hours. Ask Me How!

05/06/2014
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Yes You Can Walk Around Vegas With A Fractured Ankle For 39.5 Hours. Ask Me How!

It was a different pain. For someone plagued by ankle issues since a leg-shattering soccer injury in ’90, that represented an oh-sh*t moment. It was sharp. It was jarringly diffuse, going beyond the standard ankle roll. And I was committed to ignore it, even though there was no friggin’ way I could. Two thirty in…

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Here’s Some Pictures And Video From The Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana Fight

05/04/2014
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Here’s Some Pictures And Video From The Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana Fight

The best thing about going to a prize fight in Las Vegas is everything about going to a prize fight in Las Vegas. What an electric scene at the MGM Grand on Saturday night when the judges decided that Floyd Mayweather defeated Marcos Maidana. Watching it live from section 219 (bought tickets the day before,…

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There Was Just One Problem With The Clippers Anti-Racism Pregame Statement

04/27/2014
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There Was Just One Problem With The Clippers Anti-Racism Pregame Statement

Listen, I know the Los Angeles Clippers were in a tough spot, what with being painfully reminded that the man who signs their checks, Donald Sterling, is a flaming racist a little over 24 hours ago. And, that under those circumstances, it’s difficult to really take much of a stand, especially in the midst of…

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Here Are Screenshots Of My Ever-So-Brief Appearances In ‘We Could Be King’

04/26/2014
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Here Are Screenshots Of My Ever-So-Brief Appearances In ‘We Could Be King’

I genuinely love the fact that my post-game interview with MLK High Cougars Head Coach Ed Dunn, in the minutes after the Northwest Philly school won its first-ever Public League Championship, plays an emotionally integral role at the end of “We Could Be King.” Here’s how I (with frozen fingers) quoted him in that story:…

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An Important Message For Floyd Mayweather

04/21/2014
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An Important Message For Floyd Mayweather

Dear Mr. Mayweather, Hey, Floyd. I feel as if I can call you Floyd, what with having met you nine years ago before you decimated the late Arturo Gatti. You probably remember talking about that fancy watch you were wearing in Atlantic City. I know I do. Anyway, that’s not why I’m writing today. This…

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