Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Bye Bye Spence

20 Feb

via SI:

Cleveland will send two second-round picks and forward Earl Clark (per a Turner Sports report) to Philadelphia as part of the trade, which will also include at least one other player. The Cavaliers don’t have a traded player exception with which to absorb Hawes’ salary, so they will have to roughly match his incoming $6.5 million in order to make the deal legal. Clark’s $4.3 million alone isn’t quite enough to satisfy the league’s salary-matching rules, though the other players in the deal were not immediately known.

Pile up those picks for the coming draft, Hink-man! Brooklyn for the draft, anyone?


Paypal’s Equivalent of a VOID Slot Machine Win Hits A Delco Man

21 Jul

It’s happened before, it’ll happen again; someone checked their online bank account and it stated they had more money than previously thought. Big whoop, right? However, this time’s slightly different:

Delaware County resident Chris Reynolds received just such a shocking delivery from PayPal on Friday, when he opened his monthly statement from the online money-transfer company via email and saw that his ending balance was $92,233,720,368,547,800.

“I’m just feeling like a million bucks,” Reynolds told the Daily News yesterday. “At first I thought that I owed quadrillions. It was quite a big surprise.”

Exciting news! This man now has more than all the money ever created ever in the history of ever! And he’s in our state! Think of the tax revenue:

After absorbing the initial shock, Reynolds logged on to PayPal’s site and saw that his balance was listed there as zero.

Sad trombone.

Shit. Oh well, fun while it lasted. Also, this could be the first time ‘sad trombone’ has been written in the copy of a newspaper article.

In any event, what would’ve this fine upstanding young man have done with the money? Why, buy the Phillies! (and something about pay off debts):

“I’m a very responsible guy,” he said. “I would pay the national debt down first. Then I would buy the Phillies, if I could get a great price.”

The most satisfying/saddest movie ending of all-time

3 Mar

Joe Frazier To Keep Fighting Down At Xfinity Live!

5 Sep

Classy move, fellas:

The statue honoring Frazier will be located near the Xfinity Live! complex in South Philadelphia. It will be unveiled in 2013, according to Richard Hayden, who is is a liaison between Frazier’s estate, the city and Xfinity Live, which is his client.

An official announcement is scheduled for next week; Hayden said he is waiting for Mayor Nutter to return from this week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Frazier died in November 2011 after a brief battle with liver cancer. He was 67.

The project is being completed with the support of the city. Donations are being accepted through the Fund for Philadelphia. A website, FrazierStatue.com, is set to launch Friday to provide information and solicit donations, Hayden said.

There is also an effort to turn the former location of Joe Frazier’s Gym on North Broad Street, now a discount furniture store, into a historic site.

Towns On The Edge, An Important Read For All

15 Feb

The Inky put up this piece regarding the tough hands that many small boroughs have been dealt in good ol’ Delco.  As people move away, and jobs are lost, times get tougher and tougher for those who remain.  Here’s the story

Happy Thanksgiving, Time To Prepare For Black Friday

26 Nov

Time to camp out at the Center and get the latest and greatest!

Spend $100 and receive two tickets to the December 4 Phantoms game at the Wachovia Center.
Spend $200 and receive two Flyers or Sixers club seats to an upcoming game.
Spend $300 and receive two club seats to upcoming games for the Flyers and Sixers.

Get NeeKo To Perform Ill State Of Mind At The World Series

27 Oct

Game Three needs some real good shit to pop it off.  Click here to get it started.