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Nov 18, 1990; Philadelphia, PA, USA; FILE PHOTO; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback (7) Randall Cunningham in action against the Atlanta Falcons at Futton County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Manny Rubio-USA TODAY Sports Copyright Manny Rubio
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Randall Cunningham Was a Surfer!?

The NFL Network’s documentary series A Football Life is must-watch viewing for any fan of the sport. If you’ve seen the excellent episode on Jerome Brown […]

Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin (71) on the sideline in the second half of a game against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. | Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
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How Do You Bully a 300-Pound NFL Lineman Like Jonathan Martin?

To anyone whose kid has ever suited up for competitive sports, the news out of Miami last week was incomprehensible. Dolphins left tackle Jonathan Martin, […]

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Can Nick Foles Play Even Better Next Week?

Throughout his largely forgettable seven-year career with Baltimore and the Eagles, Adrian Burk threw 28 more interceptions than TD passes. In 1951, his first year […]

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Snarlin’ Chris Christie Will Be the Perfect Republican President

Chris Christie is going to be re-elected as New Jersey’s governor this week, but forget that. Now’s the time to start focusing on his presidential […]

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Ender’s GameTop Gun with Tweens?

As much as Gavin Hood’s long-awaited adaptation of Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s most popular novel, purports to peel into issues of intergalactic peace and […]

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PHOTOS: New Life for Iconic Lansdowne Theater?

Every Saturday was a great day in Lansdowne, Delaware County, in the late 1960’s. My mom would make Philadelphia Cream Cheese and jelly sandwiches, cut […]

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Now’s the Time: End the Filibuster

Fresh off the government shutdown,Republicans in the Senate are giving us …another shutdown. This time it’s in miniature: They’re threatening to filibuster one of President […]

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UPDATE: City Paper Is Out of Twitter Jail

UPDATE: After more than 24 hours on some sort of Twitter spam list, the City Paper‘s Twitter operations are now back to normal. It looks […]

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“Opportunity Index” Ranks Philly, ’Burbs for Social Mobility

In the decades since the term was first coined – in the preface of a 1931 book by historian James Truslow Adams – the notion […]

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Epic Rant: Why I Hate Halloween

Am I the only guy who doesn’t like Halloween? It’s nothing religious. I have no problem with Satan. Or Dracula. I love horror movies, particularly […]

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Would You Let Apple Babysit Your Child?

In India, a 17-year-old girl committed suicide after her parents restricted her use of Facebook and her cell phone use. And though it sounds extreme […]

Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams
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How to Be a Fan of the Tanking 76ers

The Sixers are going to be bad this year. Of course, you knew that. The Sixers may have the third-most victories and third-most playoff wins […]

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I Don’t Hate Publicists

As I sit here writing this article, I am currently blocked from posting anything to Facebook, commenting on anything on Facebook, or even liking anything […]

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President Obama on NSA Wiretapping: Incompetent or Unaware?

“Asleep at the wheel” is the idiom we use for a leader who is so inattentive at important moments that he or she is dangerous. […]

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Why Brooklyn Flea Couldn’t Cut it in Philly

“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere” is the next-to-last line in Frank Sinatra’s famous paean to “New York, New York.” And […]