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WATCH: Temple Football Trains Like Rocky

David Feeley is the head strength and condition coach of Temple University’s football team and he loves Rocky. Inspired by Sly Stallone’s unlikely 1976 classic, […]

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Sorry, Tourists: The Rocky Statue Is Temporarily Off-Limits

Starting today, the Rocky statue at the foot of the Art Museum will be closed until mid-June for “site improvements,” according to the city’s Parks […]

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The Pet Shop in “Rocky” Just Got Demolished

In Philly, we tend to destroy the buildings we treasure – such was the case with the historic Boyd Theater in Center City and such will likely be the […]

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You Can’t Go on the Rocky Steps for a Month

It’s going to be a rough month for Philadelphia. Apparently, the three-day football event that will somehow close roads outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art […]

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5 Movies to Watch This Week

Gremlins @ Ruba Club | Wednesday, December 7 Ruba Club is showing ’80s favorite Gremlins on a giant screen, along with movie-themed Quizzo, a selection […]

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We Asked Rocky Composer Bill Conti About Donald Trump Using His Music

“Gonna Fly Now,” otherwise known as the Rocky theme, is easily one of the most iconic pieces of film music ever written, right up there […]

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Burt Young (aka Paulie) Recently Climbed the Rocky Steps

Paulie may be dead in the Rocky series, but Burt Young is still alive and kicking. Or, rather, running? Maybe. Per a post to his […]

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Video: Baby Imitates Rocky II Training Montage

Rocky Balboa seems to be quite the inspiration today: Earlier today, we posted a video of Steve Krause, a man with a rare disability who trained […]

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Muhammad Ali Loved the Running Scene in Rocky II

Muhammad Ali died over the weekend. For decades, Ali had battled Parkinson’s Disease in the public eye. It robbed him of his ability to speak. […]

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Joltin’ Joey DeMalavez: The Real Life Rocky

The Joltin’ Jabs gym on Sansom Street is just a few blocks away from Rittenhouse Square, but be forewarned, ye who enter — you won’t […]


Bar Rescue Host Jon Taffer Gave Away Breast Enhancements at His Philly Bar in the 1980s

Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer has an interview online today with the New York Times talking bars, rescuing them, and TV. The conversation takes a […]

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How Far Did Adonis Run in Creed?

I wrote an article in 2013 titled, “How Far Did Rocky Go in His Training Run in ‘Rocky II’?” Connecting the various scenes of Rocky […]

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Rocky Is the Best Picture Winner That Says Its Title the Most

Yo, Adrian! Guess which Best Picture winner says its title in the movie more than any other? At the 49th Academy Awards, Rocky beat All […]

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Sylvester Stallone Nominated for Academy Award

Sylvester Stallone is now a three-time Academy Award nominee. The actor was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his seventh portrayal of Philadelphia boxer Rocky […]

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How Clemson’s Football Coach Used Creed to Inspire His Players

In case you missed it in the New Year’s Eve madness, the Wall Street Journal last week published an article about Clemson football coach Dabo […]