Stonewall Philly Announces Winter Dodgeball and Volleyball Leagues, Plus a New Way to Give Back to The Community

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On Sunday, Stonewall Kickball wrapped up its fall season with a tournament and booze-fueled celebratory banquet at Field House, but fans of the league won’t have to wait till spring to slip into their short shorts and move balls into goal thingies. Stonewall announced it is branching beyond kickball to launch its first-ever Philadelphia dodgeball and volleyball leagues, both starting in January.

Registration opens on Wednesday, November, 19th, when LGBT athletes can sign up for either (or both) sports. Here are the details on each, according to volleyball league organizer Justin Nordell:

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Stop Spitting on the Sidewalk, You Disgusting Pig

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Naval Aircraft Factory, photo via Naval Historical Center

The other day after work, I was waiting for the garage attendant to bring down my car. I was standing alongside a well-dressed, dapper-looking man about age 60. As his car — a much more expensive one than my ancient Honda — came rolling down the ramp, mine followed close behind. The attendants lined the cars up beside us and got out, holding the doors for us. The gentleman beside me paused, cleared his throat, coughed up a huge phlegm-ball onto the sidewalk at my feet, and proceeded to get in his car.

Yo, dude. You are so, so gross.

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Radio Fight: WIP’s Josh Innes Goes After Mike Missanelli

Via Crossing Broad, it appears that WIP’s Josh Innes is in no mood to forgive The Fanatic’s Mike Missanelli for the latter’s tweet (later withdrawn) about Victor Cruz’s injury during Sunday’s Eagles-Giants game. (Missanelli claims he did not know Cruz was injured when he posted the tweet in question.)

“He’s the outright, undisputed king of douchebaggery in the city of Philadelphia,” Innes groused during his Monday night show.
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DO THIS: Flyers Pep Rally Tomorrow at Dilworth Park

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The Philadelphia Flyers are hosting a pep rally tomorrow at Dilworth Park to celebrate the team’s first home game of the season—against the New Jersey Devils.

The event will be hosted by 97.5 The Fanatic host Jason Myrtetus, and, while no current teammates will be on hand, Flyers alumni like Brian Boucher, Bob “The Hound” Kelly, and Todd Fedoruk will show up in a cavalcade led by members of the U.S. Army. 

In addition to getting crowds all Flyered up, there will be contests and giveaways to score t-shirts and other team memorabilia.

Things get started at lunchtime tomorrow, October 9th, from noon to 1 p.m. at Dilworth Park (Broad and Market streets.) Team spirit mandatory.

Buzz Bissinger Claims Vindication on Nick Foles

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Picture of Buzz Bissinger by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, via her Twitter feed. @SabrinaRErdely

Once upon a time, Buzz Bissinger didn’t seem to think much of Nick Foles. That time was July, and Buzz was writing for the cover of Philadelphia magazine:

But unless he stops being chickenshit and goes into the middle, he will never guide the Eagles to the place that only tantalizes us. We are tired, Nick. We are already dependent on you. So man up to be the man.

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(UPDATE) Tollefson Expected to Plead Guilty

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[Update 9:55 a.m.] Laurie Mason Schroeder of The Morning Call tweets that Tollefson is pre-empting trial with a guilty plea, but she doesn’t specify which charges he’s pleading to.

[Original 9:10 am] Don Tollefson, the troubled former Philly sportscaster, goes on trial today for charges he stole money from sports fans who thought they were buying travel packages to major sporting events.
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High School Editors Will Be Honored by ACLU

Philly.com reports that the student editors at Neshaminy High School will be honored by the ACLU of Pennsylvania.

Members of Neshaminy’s editorial board voted last October to stop using Redskin, the name of the school mascot, in all stories and advertisements in the paper because they felt it was racially insensitive. A lengthy dispute with district administrators ensued. Ultimately, the school board voted in June to allow students to remove Redskin from news stories but not editorials or opinion columns.

They’ll be honored at a dinner Oct.8  at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

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