Two years ago, Simon Pinela watched as the Villanova Wildcats win the national championship on a buzzer beater. He was a junior in high school, and it sparked an interest in Villanova as a college choice.
Philadelphians pose atop a garbage truck after struggling with their kerning, following the Eagles’ Super Bowl win over the Patriots. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images.
Here are some things Philadelphians did after the Eagles won the Super bowl:
There is either something wrong with me or something wrong with this man, because I have never been so happy about anything that I thought it would be a good idea to get a heaping mouthful of horse manure, and I don’t think there’s something wrong with me.
Please be safe out there.
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.
When Jigar Desai got a text from his friend Brian Halloran after the NFC title game Sunday, he said it wasn’t him in the already-viral video.
Anyone monitoring Philadelphia’s reaction to the Super Bowl-bound Eagles has presumably seen the video of the guy in the Brian Dawkins jersey running into a pillar. That instant classic of the Idiot Gets Hurt genre was shot from inside the subway train, and is now joined by a companion piece—an alternate angle shot…
Philadelphia seemed already out of Eagles stories when a week ago I read the headline “Eagles Pep Band Ready for Big Game.” Where do you go after a story on whether the four guys who play the Eagles’ fight song after touchdowns are ready for the intensity of a playoff game?
The University of Pennsylvania Quakers men’s basketball team took on Penn State Brandywine at the Palestra on Saturday, and I was in attendance. I took my dad, who actually played for Penn State Brandywine back when it was Penn State’s Delaware County extension campus. I figured getting to see my alma mater whoop the…
My memory is vivid. Okay, it’s only been seven years. But if I close my eyes I can see us sitting there at the bar: Upstairs at Jose Pistola’s, the place that inspired the Dallas Sucks beer, cheering on the Phillies in the first game of the 2010 playoffs.
Philadelphia media is awash with remembrances this morning of Roy Halladay, and rightly so. The late pitcher spent four of his 16 big league seasons in Philadelphia, including two incredible ones in 2010 and 2011. He’s a beloved member of the Phillies.
Allen Iverson was on time.
Last year, residents of Philadelphia’s Kensington section created a dumpster pool for their block party. Though the stunt was incredibly cool, the city deemed it incredibly dangerous and forbade the 2400 block of Cedar Street from getting any more block party permits.
What’s your favorite typo in this Howard Eskin tweet that seems like it was composed while the author was falling down the stairs?
Markelle Fultz, taken first overall by the Sixers last night, has a column today in The Players’ Tribune. While it doesn’t quite reach the levels of Dion Waiters’s opus in April, it’s pretty good. Fultz shows off some personality. He says Joel Embiid has texted him 75 times since he visited Philly. He also notes that…
Today is Philadelphia’s annual Broad Street Run, the largest 10-mile road race in the country. It’s a straight shot down a relatively downhill street, which means a lot of people run it in costumes. Forrest Gump is popular, as is Rocky Balboa. Today I saw runners dressed as the Founding Fathers, Power Rangers and…