No Super Bowl This Year

Sorry, Eagles fans. Plus local connections to the tragic weekend shooting in Arizona, Robbins 8th and Walnut closes, and more of what Philly is talking about today

Blame Game. The Eagles fell to the Packers in yesterday’s playoff game, killing Super Bowl dreams for Philly sports fans. The Scoop is pretty sure it’s not Donovan McNabb’s fault this time. [Inquirer] And it might not be Andy Reid’s fault. [Daily News] And Vick isn’t totally to blame, either. [Inquirer] It could’ve been the defense though. [700 Level] Maybe.

Reasons We Suck. Angry Eagles fans destroyed the car of a Packers fan from the Lehigh Valley. The Scoop gets it — Macungie is less than two hours from Philadelphia — but, well, this is why we can’t have nice things. [6ABC]

Bob Brady Announces Legislator Protection Bill. In the wake of the shooting of Arizona Democratic representative Gabrielle Giffords, Brady announced he’ll be introducing legislation making it a federal crime to threaten or incite violence against a member of Congress or a federal official.  [MyFoxPhilly]

Local Connection to AZ Tragedy. The young girl killed in this weekend’s political shooting in Arizona was the granddaughter of Dallas Green, former Phillies manager. [Inquirer]

Charter School Burned Down. A fire destroyed a West Philadelphia charter school yesterday. [Inquirer]

Guess Robbins Doesn’t Really Rock So Much Anymore. Longtime Philadelphia jewelry store Robbins Diamonds at 8th and Walnut has closed. The real tragedy here is that Jerry had to give up that sweet shiner in his beard. [Philadelphia Business Journal]