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In (Limited) Defense of “Everybody Gets a Trophy”

“Everybody gets a trophy”- the view that, in today’s youth sports, kids are coddled to the point where they’re rewarded for nothing- is all of […]

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Jonathan Papelbon Just Had the Weirdest Phillies Career Ever

When a sports team, whether in Philadelphia or elsewhere, makes a high-profile acquisition and it fails, it’s usually for one of a few common reasons. […]

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We’ve All Been Sucker-Punched… by the Knockout Game Myth

Unless you spent the whole month of November on vacation, you’ve probably been hearing about the “Knockout Game.” According to the news of the last […]

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Weird Activism: How the Media Got Played, Maybe, by the D.C. “Trucker Shutdown”

As if Washington didn’t have enough to worry about right now, with a government shutdown more than a week old, a debt ceiling confrontation looming […]

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Ruben Amaro Says the Phils Might Hire a Stats Czar. Don’t Get Too Excited.

This past July, during an audience Q&A following his address to the national convention of  the Society of American Baseball Research here in Philadelphia, Phillies […]

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Eight Philadelphia Athletes Who Said “F— You, Fans”

University of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini is under fire this week after a nearly 2-year-old audio recording of him bashing the team’s fans surfaced. […]

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UPDATE: All About That Awesome New Eagles Commercial

Since this was originally posted, we’ve received comment from Eagles SVP of media and communications, Anne Gordon. The new Eagles season, which kicks off tonight […]

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Twerk, Emoji, Phablet and Other Signs of the Impending Apocalypse

It’s a big news story a couple of times each year: Merriam-Webster or the Oxford Dictionary announces the addition of a few new words, and […]

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No, Martin Luther King Was Not a Conservative Republican

This afternoon, America will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Another march is scheduled to be held in […]

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Why Philly Needs an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

It’s no secret that, for all its cinematic traditions, from The Philadelphia Story to Rocky to Bradley Cooper jogging while wearing a garbage bag, Philadelphia […]

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3 Reasons Not to Hate the Sixers’ Owner for Buying the Devils

For a team that’s supposedly irrelevant in this town, the Philadelphia 76ers sure have made a lot of news the last couple of months. Philly’s […]

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Statheads and Old-Timers Agree: The Phillies Are Toast

You’ve heard of sabermetrics, right? To some, it’s the baseball statistics philosophy of the nerd geniuses who gave us Moneyball, the World champion Boston Red […]

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What do Barack Obama and Donovan McNabb Have in Common?

President Barack Obama and former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb sure do have a lot in common. I first noticed this a few years ago, but […]

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If I Had 92 Quadrillion Dollars…

Did you hear about the local man who briefly became the world’s first quadrillionaire? Thanks to what Monopoly used to call a “bank error in […]

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Seven Signs You’re Reading a Bogus Political Story

There’s a new book out this week called This Town by New York Times political reporter Mark Leibovich, that’s driving Washington crazy. I haven’t yet […]