Eli Manning Is Sad After Eagles Beat Giants

Plus: Chris Christie is a (cartoon) baby, University City is awesome, TSA hired a defrocked priest, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Eagles Top Giants. Lawrence Tynes had two chance to beat the Birds with a last-second field goal thanks to a timeout gaffe by Andy Reid, but squandered both opportunities, allowing Philly to prevail 19-17. The Eagles ran the ball 36 times and only threw it 30 times. Again, I repeat, the Eagles ran the ball 36 times and only threw it 30 times. Happy Monday, you guys. [Birds 24/7]

Eli Sad? Eli sad.

TSA Hired Defrocked Priest. A defrocked priest from the Diocese of Camden took a job with the TSA at Philadelphia International Airport back in 2003. The priest has been promoted within the TSA and now oversees luggage screening. He hasn’t patted anyone down since 2004. [Inquirer]

Check Out This Christie Cartoon. Rob Tornoe’s political cartoon for Newsworks.org features a bawling New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in one of those crappy supermarket rides that cost a quarter. He’s sporting a Springsteen shirt and yelling about taxes. [Newsworks.org]

University City Is Awesome. At least according to the University City District’s “State of University City 2012” report. Housing values have tripled over the past 1o years. [Daily News]

Philly Mob Boss Moved to Florida. Reputed Philly mob boss Joey Merlino has taken his talents to South Beach. A year out of prison, Merlino has set up shop in Boca Raton where he says he’s in the carpet-installing business. [Miami Herald]

Chris Christie Toots Romney’s Horn. New Jersey’s governor was all over television on Sunday to predict that GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is going to smoke President Obama in Wednesday’s debate. Thus, Christie says he’ll be too busy working to re-elect Romney to run himself in 2016. [Inquirer]

CA Bans Gay-to-Straight Conversion Therapy. California is the first state in the country to ban gay teen “conversion” therapy. [AP]