Crossing Broad offers a formal apology from Mike Missanelli for the homophobic emails published this week by Deadspin. Missanelli, a host for 97.5 The Fanatic, has been suspended from his job over the incident.
Here’s something to warm you in all the right places on this cold, snowy day: On Saturday, alumni of the Temple University Men’s Gymnastics team — including out member Dashiell Sears — got together for a steamy calendar shoot to save the school’s gymnastics program, which the Board of Trustees voted to cut in December.
Last week, President Obama made a big splashy show of announcing the formation of a task force to fight the “epidemic” of sexual violence on college campuses. He dragged out all the leaky old statistics that activists have been tossing around for years even though they fly in the face of common sense. (Would any father let his daughter attend a school where one in five female students actually got raped?)
There’s no doubt this is a touchy topic. There’s no doubt too many women have their lives ruined by sexual assault. But in the rush to protect them from the stampede of frothing male attackers, there’s collateral damage. The tale of Praise Martin-Oguike at Temple is proof of that.
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.”
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Philly basketball legend Tom Gola has died at the age of 81. He took La Salle to an NCAA championship in 1954 and the Philadelphia Warriors to an NBA championship during his rookie season. He is one of just two men to ever win an NCAA, NIT and NBA title.
You see them at St. Joe’s hoops games: old-guard fans who go by names like Owen, Ernie and Dr. Ed. Rich the CPA. The Twins. Hilf and T. They remember John Smith’s last-second game-winning layup against top-ranked DePaul in the 1981 NCAA tournament. The great ’85-’86 campaign, when Saint Joseph’s went 26-6. And, of course, Jameer Nelson and the magical 2003-’04 run to an undefeated regular season, a number-one ranking, and a trip to the Elite Eight.
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Though she inspired one of the most wretched songs in all of history, the most wretched so-called “Philadelphia” song, and easily the most spectacularly wretched song in the vast Elton John catalog, the story of Billie Jean King in the early 1970s is the stuff of legend. And now you can own a piece of it, should you be so inclined. Read more »
Outdoors or not outdoors, it’s no surprise a New York-area Super Bowl was going to be ridiculously expensive. But this expensive?