First-Ever Football Sideline Reporter Sentenced To 2-4 Years For Fraud

The first-ever football sideline reporter was sentenced to two to four years in a Pennsylvania state prison Wednesday. Don Tollefson—who was hired by ABC Sports in 1974 along with Jim Lampley after a nationwide talent search for someone to "represent the face and voice of the American college student"—was found… » 3/26/15 10:10pm Yesterday 10:10pm

Philly Hate Crime Suspects Tracked Down by Anonymous Twitter Hero

The suspects in a violent gang assault on two gay men in Philadelphia have apparently been located by an anonymous Twitter sleuth from Jersey. The victims, who haven't been publicly identified, were walking in Center City around 10:45 p.m. on September 11 when they came face-to-face with a large, clean-cut-looking… » 9/17/14 12:00am 9/17/14 12:00am

Fan Throws Pizza At Usher, Gets Ejected From Villanova-St. John's Game

We've all been there: you get up to grab some pizza and when you try to head back to your seats, the usher tells you to go a different way. So you throw your pizza at the usher. You have to get back to your kids with your pizza and the usher is being unreasonable. Your hands are basically tied at that point, you have… » 2/22/14 2:26pm 2/22/14 2:26pm

Philly Radio Host Gets All Homophobic In Email Fight With Listener…

Mike Missanelli is the host of a drive-time sports radio show on Philadelphia radio station 97.5 The Fanatic. His bio page is full of plaudits—"Mike's sports acumen, witty pop-cultural references and overall fun persona are just a few of the many factors that draw listeners to the show and helped him ascend to #1"—but… » 2/03/14 2:06pm 2/03/14 2:06pm

Using Weed To Pay For A Cab Ride In Front Of Cops Is Never A Good Idea

Just, you know, FYI. Because Michael Medvec, a 23-year-old Philly resident, tried it last Friday night, when he didn't have the eight bucks he needed to pay the fare back to his apartment. Let's read along with the Philadelphia Daily News, which got the deets from Philly police captain Brian Korn: » 4/05/13 5:54pm 4/05/13 5:54pm

Man Busted By Reporter For Parking Illegally: "Fuck You. I Hope You Get…

It's local news sweeps time again, which means reporters are on the prowl with their I-Teams to trump up whatever tired outrage hasn't been covered recently. Fecal matter in iced tea? Eyewitness News is on your side! Cops eating doughnuts and drinking coffee on the job? The I-Team is there! » 5/17/12 11:46pm 5/17/12 11:46pm


The ECW Arena Is Dead. Long Live The ECW Arena.

For a certain generation, usually those raised on the cartoony early-90s WWF who rediscovered wrestling later in the decade, staying up until 2 a.m. to watch ECW on public access was a ritual of entering manhood. More often than not, those late-night broadcasts came from the ECW arena, a tiny, dingy, wonderful little… » 1/19/12 12:55pm 1/19/12 12:55pm

Phillies Fans Find New Way To Embarrass Nationals In Their Own Park

As if the usual horde of Philadelphians and assorted bandwagoners outnumbering the Nats fans in DC weren't enough, they found a way to impose themselves on the action. After Danny Espinosa's home run in the fifth landed in a section of Phillies fans, one chucked the ball back on to the field as if it were a visitor's. » 5/31/11 10:13am 5/31/11 10:13am