NBC Butchered Philadelphia’s Geography for Sunday Night Football

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The Eagles’ 27-0 demolition of the New York Giants Sunday night wasn’t just the Eagles’ first blowout victory of the season. It was a blowout victory on national television. Football fans across the country were forced to see the Eagles’ impressive win, even if they hate the Birds! (Right, as if NFL fans would have turned off a game of football. Eh, maybe when it got later into the game.)

NBC’s studio set for the game was appropriately Philadelphia-themed. The only problem: NBC completely butchered Philadelphia’s geography. Yes, the backdrop is supposed to be a stylized version of Philadelphia. It’s still hilarious. Let’s count the ways:

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Eagles Fans Threw “Molotov Cheesesteak”

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In our unending quest to cover all-things-cheesesteaks, we direct you to the Washington Post’s Sports Blog where Dan Steinberg went above and beyond in figuring out just what was thrown at Philadelphia’s Public Enemy Number One, Washington Redskins defensive tackle Chris Baker. Baker was jeered by fans at the Linc on Sunday after being ejected for an unnecessary roughness penalty for crushing Nick Foles in the 4th quarter.

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Whiskey Fest Early Bird Tickets Are On Sale

whiskeyheader-mob-v1Early bird tickets for the 2014 Philadelphia WhiskeyFest & Fine Spirits Festival are now on sale. The 2014 WhiskeyFest will take place on Thursday, October 23rd at Lincoln Financial Field.

WhiskeyFest brings a wide selection of spirits from around the world including premium whiskey, scotch, malts, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin, tequila and more to a single location. 

Discounted tickets are being offered from now until September 23rd. Early bird VIP tickets, which come with an extra hour-and-a-half of sampling plus access to exclusive spirits, a behind-the-scenes tour of Lincoln Financial Field and Fine Wine & Good Spirits gift card are currently $30 off (now $120) and general tickets are $15 off (now $80).

Buy tickets now for 2014 Whiskeyfest [EventBrite]

2014 WhiskeyFest: Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival [Philadelphia Magazine]

Check Out the Gluten-Free and Veggie-Friendly Options at the Linc This Year

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Lincoln Financial Field Concourse | Photo by Jeff Fusco

Our friends at Foobooz hit up Lincoln Financial Field this week to check out the new concessions on tap for the 2014 Eagles season. They were kind enough to scope out a few of the veggie- and allergen-friendly items on the stadium’s menu this season, too—and they sent back pictures to boot.

From a vegetarian Buffalo falafel wrap to gluten-free sweet treats from Sweet Christine’s Bakery, take a peek at the photos below to see what’s in store.

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Eagles Unveil New Food Options at Lincoln Financial Field

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Now at Lincoln Financial Field: Pizzeria Vetri and a custom oven.

The Eagles and Aramark unveiled new food options for the 2014 season at Lincoln Financial Field today. Among the new concessions, Marc Vetri’s Pizzeria Vetri, complete with a custom brick pizza oven and barbecue sandwiches devised by Eagles greats Michael Quick and Harold Carmichael.

The Pizzeria Vetri stands are located in both the SCA Club and Panasonic Club areas. Vetri is serving up his popular rotolo (ricotta cheese, spicy sopressata and marinara sauce) as well as two square pizzas, a Margherita and sausage as well.

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Philly Owed $2.5M for Policing, Including $276K From the Phillies

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Alan Butkovitz. Photo: Cbrblessing

City Controller Alan Butkovitz said today the City of Philadelphia is owed around $2.5 million in past due balances for police services. A majority of it, $1.8 million, comes from businesses that are more than 90 days late on their bill.

Among the money the city is owed, according to Butkovitz?

  • The State, oldest age of debt 2007: $341,328.73
  • The Phillies, 2008: $275,874.76
  • Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corp, 2010: $256,094.63
  • Mann Center Performing Arts, 2013: $108,453.81
  • Tiki Bob’s Cantina, 2007: $68,847.11
  • Chuck E. Cheese, 2006: $21,308.82
  • Lincoln Financial Field, 2009: $19,057.47
  • MMM Model Management, 2008: $643.33
  • AMC Franklin Mills, 2008: $46.70
  • St. Joseph’s University, 2013: 12 cents
  • Wal‐Mart, 2013: 1 cent

Yes, that’s right: Tiki Bob’s, which closed ages ago, still owes the city almost $70 grand. And Chuck E. Cheese better not try to pay the city back with proprietary tokens!

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Photos: Lincoln Financial Field Upgrades



Temple: Eagles Want Big Rent Increase for Linc

The NCAA has been in the news a lot recently: Players want to unionize, the basketball tournament’s Most Outstanding Player sometimes went to bed hungry and the NCAA takes in a ton of money.

I guess the Eagles saw a lot of stories about that money, because the Inquirer’ John Mitchell reports the Eagles want a lot more money from Temple for the right to play at Lincoln Financial Field.

Temple says the Eagles currently want double what they’re getting from the University in rent for the handful of dates the school plays at the Linc each season. The school says the team has not given a reason for the increase. Temple is so upset they’re talking again about building an on-campus stadium! So perhaps this whole thing is just a way to get a government-built stadium in North Philly, who knows.

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Lawsuit: Eagles Fan Assaulted After “Good-Natured” Obscenity

Fans at Lincoln Financial Field can unpleasant. The Linc doesn’t have Veterans Stadium’s reputation for boorish fan behavior, but attend a game and there’s a good chance someone around you will be making a scene of himself with obnoxious behavior. It is part of the, erhm, charm of attending an Eagles game. (That, and the harassment of women.)

Where was I? Anyway, a fan from Levittown is suing the Eagles, claiming he was assaulted after shouting a “good natured” obscenity at a fan.

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