Bill Walton, Doris Burke and Dave Pasch did commentary for last night’s Warriors-Blazers game. It was in honor of Oregon’s 159th birthday, Walton said. And it was a blast.
The sentiment was profane, but who cares? It was cute.
So here’s something weird: The other night, Chicago’s ABC 7 ran a graphic about the “P.F. Chang Olympics” during a report on the Pyeongchang Olympics. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is an American casual dining restaurant. (Like many chain restaurants, there is no one person named P.F. Chang—it’s a combination of the…
The problem with being a pro football player is that people might not know what you look like. You wear a helmet while you play. Sure, casual fans know what the star athletes like the quarterback look like—but maybe not anyone else. (For more private individuals, this may be a feature.)
Jason Kelce—dressed in a Mummers outfit from the Avalon String Band—delivered an absolutely bonkers five-minute promo at the Eagles’ victory parade. He talked about team executive Howie Roseman losing his power struggle with Chip Kelly, called Ringer doofus Mike Lombardi a “clown,” sarcastically listed off a bunch of…
The Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl parade is today. Jason Kelce—dressed as a Mummer—is already having a good time, as you can see from this clip from Action News.
People in Philadelphia were pretty excited when the Eagles won the Super Bowl. They rushed into the streets by the thousands. Many of them also put on a show for the local news cameras that were rolling well into the night. Some stations stayed on air all night.
The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions, and the city is still here.
The “Philly Special”—the trick play at the end of the first half of Super Bowl 52 when backup tight end Trey Burton took the ball on an end around and threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles—is already etched in the mind of every Philadelphia sports fan.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — When it opened in 1992, the Mall of America was so big the owners offered rentable cell phones so shoppers could contact each other throughout the mall. It is now the second-largest mall in the country in terms of gross leasable space, behind the King of Prussia Mall in suburban Philadelphia.
MINNEAPOLIS — It was hard to tell what happened.
I actually remember the first Eagles bootleg t-shirt I got. I got it from a guy at Grant and Academy, back before Herb Denenberg blew apart the soft pretzel industry and there were guys selling pretzels and bootleg tees at every major intersection. In my memory it was high-quality and looked legit, but I’m sure it…
MINNEAPOLIS — Talk to them in Philadelphia. Talk to them in Minneapolis. Talk to Eagles fans wherever they are, and they say one thing: The Eagles are going to win the Super Bowl.
MINNEAPOLIS — Travelers for the Super Bowl continue to stream into Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. They’re being greeted by a sign that informs them of the dangers of the Super Bowl program.
PHILADELPHIA — The last time the Eagles went to the Super Bowl, someone threw a bottle through my friend’s windshield as he pulled into the parking lot for Wing Bowl. When he got out to inspect the damage, something worse happened: He and his passengers were accused of being Patriots fans.
The Super Bowl is days away. Philadelphia is still in the thrall of an all-Eagles news cycle that will continue until the middle of next week, if the city is lucky. A lot has gone on in the week and a half since the Eagles won the NFC title game—according to the local news.
If you’re someone who goes to a lot of basketball games—professional or college—there’s a good chance you’ve seen Red Panda. Rong Niu, a native of China’s Shanxi province who performs as Red Panda, has an amazing act: She rides a seven-foot tall unicycle while balancing bowls on her head. She also kicks bowls from her…