Pacino Is Joe Pa? Al Pacino, his agent, and ICM Partners are reportedly working on a deal for a movie based on Joe Posnanski’s best-selling biography of Joe Paterno. Pacino would be attached to star as the late, controversial Penn State football coach. ICM Partners reps both Pacino and Posnanski. [Deadline]
City Council Employees to Be Fired. Two City Council employees are expected to be terminated on Monday after allegedly using city-owned vehicles without authorization on Saturday. Did we mention that they were reportedly drunk? [Daily News]
Ligambi Tapes Prove Scorsese Was Right. Tapes—secretly recorded during a mob meeting in a Jersey restaurant in 2010 and on other occasions over the past few years—have been largely deemed admissible for the October trial of reputed Philly mob boss, Joe Ligambi. They supposedly feature Ligambi talking about murders and making fun of other mobsters for being broke. [Inquirer]
Man Falls From Revel Escalator. At about 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, a man fell off an escalator in Revel in Atlantic City. Authorities say the man was sitting on the rubber railing going up when he fell backward into the lobby. He was seriously injured and rushed to a hospital. It appears to have been an accident. [6 ABC]
Phils Sweep Rockies. The Phils took both parts of a day/night doubleheader from the Rockies on Sunday to complete a series sweep. They’re six games back of a wild card spot with 22 games to go. Sounds like they’re just close enough to regain your attention and set you up for that oh-so-familiar disappointing autumn. [Phillies]
POLL: Dems Outdo GOP Convention. A recent Gallup poll shows that the Democratic National Convention was rated slightly better than the GOP Convention. But, 38 percent of those polled say that the convention made them less likely to vote for President Obama.
Eagles Beat the Browns. No matter how ugly they looked, the Eagles start the season with a tally in the win column. The guys over at Birds 24/7 break down Vick’s four interceptions and the rest of Week 1′s storylines.