Michael Sam, who was just released from the St. Louis Rams, is joining the Dallas Cowboys. More from LGBTQ Nation:
As scheduled, the Taney Dragons got their parade Wednesday for representing Philly so well in the Little League World Series:
— nikkiii (@nikkiiid00) August 27, 2014
Under the late, lamented Joe Paterno, the players for Penn State football never had their names on the back of their jerseys. JoePa was old-school and believed in team victories more than individual recognition.
His successor, Bill O’Brien, altered that tradition — a way to recognize players who stuck with the program through the depths of NCAA sanctions.
Now James Franklin has arrived. Which tradition is he choosing? The Patriot-News reports:
My husband Doug and I were toggling between preseason football and yet another extra-innings Phillies game the other night when we lighted upon a cat food commercial. We don’t have a cat (though we did recently acquire a grand-kitten), so there was no reason to pause. Yet we did. Because the narrator of the commercial was proudly declaring that the cat food in question was gluten-free.
“Is this a commercial for gluten-free cat food?” Doug asked incredulously, just as I said, “Was that a gluten-free cat food commercial?” Because no matter how you feel about the current human gluten-free craze, it seems off the wall to extend it to our feline friends. The ones I’ve had in my lifetime haven’t been big bread eaters, generally. Nor were they particularly fond of pasta. But I never noticed any ill effects from the occasional noodle or cookie crumb. And I’ve had a lot of cats. Read more »
We thought this season we’d like to see Magic Johnson and Michael Carter-Williams face off against each other. This is not exactly what we had in mind:
— PBPRS (@phillybprs) August 11, 2014
It’s official: Philly is Dragon-crazy.
The Taney Dragons beat Delaware’s Newark National team on Sunday, 8-0, giving them a trip to the Little League World Series that starts Friday. They were led, again, by Mo’Ne Davis, who threw six strikeouts during the victory.
Philadelphia’s Twitter exploded in delight Sunday evening.
Local dancer Jennifer Jones was just hired to join the L.A. Clippers Spirit Dance Team.
The 22-year-old tells me she moved to Los Angeles on July 11th, and began auditioning for the team only seven days later, on the 18th.”I got there at 8 a.m. and didn’t leave until about 5 p.m. … We went through three rounds of auditioning. The competition was intense. All of the girls who came to that audition were beautiful and phenomenal dancers.”
She soared through that day, and then moved on to finals, which consisted of three more rounds: jazz, hip-hop, and solo sections. After that, family and friends had a week to vote online. In the end she was one of the 18 dancers chosen—out of around 200 people.
So there’s this: