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  1. Invincible Trailer

    Jun 7, 2006, 4:01 PM EDT

    His whole life was a million to one shot. No, wait, wrong movie. But the preview looks pretty exciting for any Eagles fan. For the uninformed, Mark Wahlberg plays Vince Papale and Greg Kinnear plays Dick Vermeil.  In theaters August 25th, just in time for football season.

  2. Merion to Host 2013 U.S. Open

    Jun 7, 2006, 2:50 PM EDT

    I’ve heard the story my Dad tells a dozen times.  He was at the U.S. open way back in the day, getting a drink out of the water fountain, when Chi-Chi Rodriguez asks him in broken English if he minded if a pro jumped in front of him.  It’s a pretty fun story, mostly because…

  3. King Cole Earns First Major League Win

    Jun 7, 2006, 1:46 AM EDT

      Charlie Manuel’s eyes widened when asked what he thought about his rotation. "What we’ve got is what we’ve got," he said. What the Phillies have got in Cole Hamels is exciting.  With the rotation being one of the bigger question marks lately, Cole stepping up on Tuesday against Arizona and earning his first major…

  4. 060606

    Jun 6, 2006, 3:36 PM EDT

    A link to a video.

  5. If Franklin Says So

    Jun 5, 2006, 10:58 AM EDT

    The title of Marcus Hayes’ article in today’s Daily News: Franklin says he could help Phillies’ rotation [Daily News] If the Phillies are looking to Ryan Franklin for help in the rotation, you might want to start looking to alcohol for help in your fandom.

  6. World Cup 2006

    Jun 5, 2006, 3:49 AM EDT

    I’ve always wanted to "get" the world’s fascination with soccer.  The World Cup is starting up on Friday and while most of you don’t care at all about soccer, those who are true sports fans can certainly enjoy the universality of the World Cup.   Of course most of you will and should support the U.S.…

  7. Radiohead Tonight

    Jun 2, 2006, 8:46 AM EDT

    (Video from show in May)

  8. Help Fight Breast Cancer

    Jun 1, 2006, 12:35 PM EDT

    **Pledge to Help Phillies Fans Fight Breast Cancer Here.** If you recall on Mother’s Day, MLB teams including the Phillies used pink bats to help the cause against breast cancer.  Now MLB auctions is offering the bats up to the highest bidder.  The funds raised will help fight breast cancer. I thought we could try…

  9. Gambling Hurts

    May 31, 2006, 12:27 PM EDT

    Not exactly Operation Slapshot, but an article on today’s claims they found $2 million in the Norristown home of former mayor Frank Rizzo’s son-in-law. Investigators recently searched the Mastronardo brothers’ homes and a car and came away with more than $2 million in cash, Castor said. Apparently people were getting beat too much for…

  10. Way Down Here, You Need a Reason to Move

    May 30, 2006, 4:35 PM EDT

    Insert joke about Pat Croce righting the Sixers ship back in the late ’90s here.  CNN has an article today taking a look at Croce’s Pirate museum and restaurant ventures in Key West.  Some people in Philly thought Croce was a little too energetic and came off as fake at times, but after listening to…

  11. The People’s Paper, But New York

    May 29, 2006, 11:02 PM EDT

    The Sunday edition of The New York Daily News did a piece contrasting Philadelphia fans’ love affair with Sal Fasano and New Yorkers often unstable relationship with reigning MVP Alex Rodriguez.  Jesse Spector, a sports writer for the Daily News, asked me a few questions about Philly’s somewhat random penchant for the back up catcher. …

  12. Summer Madness

    May 26, 2006, 2:23 AM EDT

    The summer is here and the Phillies don’t completely suck, which is nice.  They salvaged a win yesterday in New York to keep themselves within striking distance of the Mets.  Cole Hamels health isn’t exactly promising, but beggars can’t be choosers.  They have a solid nucleus in their lineup which Pat Gillick can work with.…