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The minicamp, though, would've been much more interesting if a certain free agent punter had been invited. Chris Kluwe was recently released by the Minnesota Vikings, and for a lot of reasons, I think the Eagles should sign him.
If you have something to say that's newsworthy, but you don't want it in the news, it's probably wise not to say it in front of a large audience of people, at a speech that's open to the public.
That's the lesson learned recently by Frank Luntz, the longtime Republican pollster and Fox News regular, when he spoke to an audience of College Republicans at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, and made some relatively innocuous comments that were critical of Rush Limbaugh and other talk-radio personalities.
Luntz, according to the account in Mother Jones—by David Corn, the same reporter who broke...
Local radio station WPHT, for mysterious reasons, has handed its afternoon drive-time radio show over to a man who's never hosted a radio show, has no ties to Philadelphia save for a few long-ago political consultancy gigs, and whose credibility—for a myriad of reasons—is at an all-time low.
There's a new movie coming out this week that paints a rather unflattering picture of Philadelphia and its sports culture. And it goes much farther back, and much deeper, than fans booing Santa Claus or Michael Irvin.
Aside from the miracle runs by Florida Golf Coast University and Philly's own La Salle Explorers, this year's NCAA mens' basketball tournament had been relatively uneventful- that is, until Sunday night, when a national television audience witnessed one of the most horrific and devastating injuries in the history of televised sports.
The high-profile Steubenville, Ohio, rape case ended last weekend with guilty verdicts for both defendants—leading to one of the more embarrassing segments in the history of CNN. Both, as well as other stories in the news, are symptomatic of a tendency I've noticed a whole lot the last couple of years: In cases of high-profile sex crimes, way too many people have way too much sympathy for the perpetrators, and not enough for the victims.