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How the Muppets Can Save the Sixers

The entertainment at halftime of Penn’s home opener this year was a game of Simon Says. Really! Steve Max eliminated Penn and Temple students until […]

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How to Avoid Charity Muggers

I’m always polite to the drug dealers. Not for any reason. It’s just nice to be polite, my mom always taught me, and so when […]

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The Best and Worst of Local Campaign Ads

The average age of a Jeopardy! viewer is 65. Only old people vote. It follows that the commercial breaks on Jeopardy! the last few weeks […]

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The Best Occupy Philly Signs

I don’t get the hate for Occupy Philly. People are living in tents and having sex outside City Hall. Even if you’re a member of […]

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Endangered Sports Mascots: Save Hip-Hop

Fan movements are usually built around getting a player or firing a coach. Local 98 made “Philadelphia wants Jim Thome” shirts. Flyers fans pined for […]

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Fire Charlie Manuel

After the Phillies beat the Cardinals in Game 3 of the NLDS, a reporter asked Charlie Manuel the following question: “Charlie, the Cardinals pinch hit […]

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Is Ryan Howard the Most Hated Phillie?

Ryan Howard once came in as a pinch hitter and hit a grand slam on the first pitch, turning a 3-0 deficit into a 4-3 […]

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Five Reasons the Phillies Will Beat the Cardinals in NLDS Game 5

For a couple of minutes it looked like it was going to be so easy. Jimmy Rollins doubled, Chase Utley tripled and Hunter Pence singled. […]

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Admit It: You Thought the Phillies Were Going to Lose

The Cardinals had more of the hits. They were seeing more pitches. Tony La Russa walked Hunter Pence to get to Ryan Howard and it […]

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Seven Reasons Phils Fans Can Hate on Tony La Russa

In the autumn of 2009, Jorge Posada was Public Enemy No. 1 to Phillies fans. It wasn’t because of his batting, though he did drive […]

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Phillies Fans Get Roller-Coaster Weekend

The good news: It is Monday, and the sun still rose in Philadelphia this morning. It is hard to explain the deep depression that can […]

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Phillies Fans Are Ready for the Playoffs

What I remember is the bootleg t-shirt. Actually, no, I remember more. I remember walking off the subway and getting a phone call that the […]

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How Twitter Predicted Philly’s Earthquake

I knew the earthquake was coming. No, I don’t have the perceptions of the animals at the National Zoo. I have Twitter. About a minute […]

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Soccer Scenes from U.S. vs. Mexico Friendly

“U-S-A ain’t nuthing ta fuck wit! U-S-A ain’t nuthing to fuck wit!” Fans of Mexico and the United States soccer teams had been chanting back […]