A Lions fan says he was beaten unconscious by Eagles fans after Sunday’s game. “The Lions fans, who is a resident of Philadelphia and chose to not be identified, claims that a group of Eagles fans began to harass him by throwing snow balls at him after the game ended. After trying to ignore it, however, the fans reportedly crossed over Pattison avenue and approached him– which is when things allegedly got physical.” Read more »
Jon Stewart was not impressed by Rick Santorum’s comparison of apartheid-era South Africa to Obamacare:
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Philly Mag’s Dan McQuade expressed his hope on Monday that the new Rocky 50K run—which he inspired by mapping out the training montage run from Rocky II—would become an annual event.
— Rebecca Schaefer (@rebschaefer) December 10, 2013
This appears to be from Sunday’s first snowstorm, but today’s weather gives us extra excuse to run David Rucki’s video of Finn the dog experiencing a first Philadelphia snow:
John Bolaris is doing John Bolaris, finding a way to be relevant during a major storm by live-chatting at Philly.com. And as is often the case—remember when he got engaged during Hurricane Sandy?—the whole thing manages to become about both the weather and John Bolaris. Here’s some of the more Bolaris-y moments of today’s chat so far:
It’s shortly before 8 am as I write this, and the show is just now starting to come down—big, wet, friendly flakes. We’ve already told you that Philly schools are closed today. Temple University, at least, has its big-adult pants on still, and there’s no word from Penn that anything there is changing today. But rest assured, it’s going to be a mess. The best thing about this? John Bolaris is live-chatting his way through the storm at Philly.com. Someday, the apocalypse will come, we will be dead, and Bolaris will be Tweeting forecasts of how much heat the nuclear firestorms will create at the Shore. John Bolaris will never be killed.
Here’s the announcement posted to the Philadelphia School District website at the moment:
Due to the severe weather forecast, all School District of Philadelphia schools will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Also closed are all early childhood and after school programs. Administrative offices are open.
The general public and media are urged to monitor the District’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages for updates. Updated information will also be posted on the District’s Information Hotline at 215-400-INFO (4636).
We’ll have more weather coverage as the morning progresses.