EVERYBODY PANIC! The Super Bowl may be disrupted by…cold weather.
Update: Definitely a real story!
There is a story so strange in the paper, erm, website of record this morning, it feels like an April Fools day article in a college newspaper. Yesterday, reports Philly.com, the WIP crew was filming a
Wing Bowl promo segment Super Bowl commercial spoof that required host Angelo Cataldi to scarf a cheesesteak. He choked on it, couldn’t breathe, almost died, then was saved by the deft Heimlich maneuver of one Spike Eskin.
Quick: What body part’s size is most vital to a pro quarterback’s success?
Um, gee. I dunno. Height, maybe?
Uh-uh. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is just five-foot-11, and he’s playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday. Try again.
Hmm. Could it be … head circumference? Quarterbacks have to be smart, right?
You must be kidding me. Ever hear of Donovan McNabb? Okay, let me help. Here’s a quote from former Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn that appeared in Friday’s Wall Street Journal. You fill in the blank:
“Russell Wilson’s _______ are a God thing — something you couldn’t even design.”
Er. Do cojones count? Read more »
It seemed Irving Fryar had a pretty solid life. The first wide receiver ever taken No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft, Fryar retired in 2000 (he played with the Eagles from 1996-1998). After a brief stint at Action News, Fryar founded the New Jerusalem House of God in South Jersey. He was head football coach at Robbinsville High School in Mercer County. He even showed up at Eagles practices and get hugs from Jeffrey Lurie!
Then, last year the feds accused Fryar and his mother of mortgage fraud. Tuesday, the pair were arraigned, charged with conspiring to defraud five banks. The state says Fryar and his mother took out $690,000 in equity loans from five banks over a six day period — without telling each bank of the other loans. According to prosecutors, Fryar received $200,000.
Outdoors or not outdoors, it’s no surprise a New York-area Super Bowl was going to be ridiculously expensive. But this expensive?
Former WWE Champion “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has kept a relatively high profile since retiring from professional wrestling action in 2003. He has a podcast, a stronger-than-you’d-expect film career and a boatload of endorsements and products.
He also manages to stay in the news in other ways, like by offering Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson a free safe:
Deposed Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Michael Vick has 299,116 followers on Instagram. About an hour ago, he sent them this incredible offer.
From the long, long list of things we wish we didn’t know, but do, the Daily Mail has a story about a new book from, apparently, the former mistress of Eagles QB Michael Vick. (Why do we say “apparently?” Because she doesn’t name herself.) There are lots of icky details in Quarterback Keeper—get it? GET IT?!?!?!—but this one’s probably the worst: That Vick sent the woman a card from prison (where he was serving time for his illegal dog-fighting ring) featuring two puppies and the inscription, “Thinking about our friendship.”