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  1. “The Real Rocky” Gets His Due

    Aug 8, 2006, 1:59 PM EDT

    From the AP Wire: Stallone has said that he had been working on a screenplay about a fighter when he watched Wepner, improbably, nearly go the distance with heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in 1975. "What I saw was pretty extraordinary," Stallone said during a 2001 interview that became part of a "Rocky" anniversary DVD. "I…

  2. Apparently, Joey Lawrence Likes Philly Sports

    Aug 8, 2006, 12:28 PM EDT

    I recommend heading over to The Mighty MJD sports blog to see how this video has any sort of sporting relevance.

  3. Travis Pastrana X Games Double Backflip

    Aug 7, 2006, 3:19 PM EDT

    From the department of crazy shit: Travis Pastrana did a double back flip on a motorcycle at the X Games last week.  This was the first time anyone has ever done this in competition.  I’m a sucker for the X Games. -LA Times: Pastrana electrifies crowd with his theatrics Updated: Changed to better video

  4. Phils Find Way to Help Their Wild Card Chances

    Aug 7, 2006, 2:48 PM EDT

    The Phillies didn’t help their wild card chances over the weekend by losing 2 of 3 to the Mets, but they certainly helped their chances today by sending Ryan Franklin to the WC leading Reds.  Although knowing the Phillies track record, Franklin will likely go on to be a second half Cy Young candidate. The…

  5. WATN: FredEx

    Aug 7, 2006, 1:25 PM EDT

    My Monday morning just got a little brighter while reading Deadspin to find out that the Cowboys have got a secret weapon in camp: none other than Mr. 4th and 26 himself, Freddie Mitchell. If somehow we could only convince Jerry Jones to bring back Ricky Waters, we could have the perfect storm of outspoken…

  6. Football was Played Yesterday

    Aug 7, 2006, 12:10 AM EDT

    Timmy Chang! So it was mostly guys you hope you never have to see on the field this year for the Birds, going up against Raiders you likely never heard of.  But it was football.  With the Eagles schedule having 5 preseason games this year, the first teams saw extremely little action.  The action they…

  7. Reggie White Induction Sunday in Canton

    Aug 4, 2006, 1:03 AM EDT

    The Eagles open up their 2006 action with a game Sunday night in Canton, Ohio against the Oakland Raiders.  It will air at 8 PM on NBC. The highlight of the day will likely be the enshrinement of number 92, Eagle great, Reggie White.  Sara White, Reggie’s widow, has helped put together a 90 minute…

  8. Chase Utley is The Man

    Aug 3, 2006, 12:01 AM EDT

    On a little infield grounder which seemed to go right back to the pitcher, Chase hustled his ass down to first base and beat out the throw from Ryan Flores.  There was a brief controversy as to whether the play would be called a hit or an error.  They initially gave him credit for a…

  9. Maybe we could get Zidane!

    Aug 2, 2006, 11:12 AM EDT

    In the Inqurier a few days ago they mentioned Philly being a very possible choice for an MLS team.  Likely taking the Wizards out of Kansas City.  I wonder if the Wizards get more fan support than the Royals? July 1 was the last day of Rowan’s exclusive negotiating rights with the league, Kuhns told…

  10. 33 and it’s Humid Outside

    Aug 2, 2006, 9:46 AM EDT

    Chase extended his hitting streak last night to 33 games with a single in the first.  The Phillies website actually has a somewhat entertaining piece on Chase and his streak. The superstitious Utley won’t utter a word about the streak, or any streak-related topics. While in the teens and early 20s, Utley’s response was typically,…

  11. What is this Mascot?

    Aug 2, 2006, 5:33 AM EDT

    On part of our recent road trip to California, The Birdman encountered this mascot in San Diego.  The Padres real mascot is a swinging friar.  There was a red one of these guys running around the stadium as well.  How many mascots does a team need?

  12. WATN: Bobby Abreu

    Aug 1, 2006, 10:34 PM EDT

    Abreu made his debut tonight for the Yankees going 0-3 with a base on balls and a run scored. Jayson Stark’s most recent writings over at ESPN will make you depressed.  Some lowlights: Now presenting the most lopsided deadline deal of this millennium: Abreu and Lidle for four guys the Yankees already have forgotten they…