McNabb: “I Was Loved in Philadelphia”

Us: Really? Plus, Tony Blair is coming to town, PECO wants your old appliances, Starr announces more "pop-ups" and the rest of what Philly is talking about this morning

McNabb: “I Was Loved in Philadelphia.” That’s what the former Eagles QB says on ESPN’s Sportscenter. He’s right, he was loved — and he was also hated. Sometimes by the same people. At the same time. [700 Level]

Tony Blair Will Get the Liberty Medal. The former British PM will be in Philly on September 13 to receive the award at the Constitution Center from Bill Clinton. He’s no Bono (’07 winner), but the Scoop did love his performance in The Queen. [6abc]

Specter Frustrated by Kagan. Arlen complains that the Supreme Court nominee’s answers to questions at her confirmation hearing aren’t “substantive.” [Huffington Post]

Philly Lawyer David Howard Heads to Microsoft. The big-hitter at Dechert is leaving the firm to head up litigation for Bill Gates and co. [Business Journal]

Al Franken Slams Comcast-NBC Merger… Again. This time the venue was the Elena Kagan confirmation hearings, which seems like kind of a stretch, but whatever. [Washington Independent]

PECO Wants Your Old Appliances. In fact, they want them so much they’ll pay you for them – $35 for a refrigerator and $25 for an air conditioner. [NBC Philadelphia]

More Pop-Up Restaurants from Stephen Starr. Tonight’s the last-night for the three-days-only restaurant at Washington Square, but at least two more are planned for the rest of the summer. []