Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What was motive behind Chip Kelly's disguise at the NFL Combine? (If it really was Chip Kelly)

Indianapolis--Was that Chip Kelly? A man who claimed to be a scout for the NHL's Winnipeg Jets, holding several worn stopwatches, was spotted evaluating the nearly 300 talented athletes at the NFL Combine daily from February 17-23 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The individual, who introduced himself as "Gary Reynolds from the Jets," knew quite a lot about the Philadelphia Eagles and the team's needs in the upcoming April/May NFL draft. The bizarre get-up--if it really was Chip Kelly--fooled most coaches, players, and front office personnel present at the high profile tryout. "I like this Mariota guy," said Reynolds/Kelly. "He'd fit in nicely with the Birds uptempo system, er, I mean, as a right winger up in Manitoba."

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Residents calling for better lighting in new pedestrian tunnel at southwest corner of Washington Square

Above: A new pedestrian access way at the southwest corner of Washington Square Park in Philadelphia. The "tunnel," which required the demolition of the first floor of an historic South Washington Square building and millions of dollars to then make the upper floors structurally sound, opened just over two weeks ago after a nearly decade long court battle. Nearby residents are now calling for improved lighting of the passageway that links the park and Manning Street to the south.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX: 'We talked about all the snow in Boston...the Grand Mad Men is ending soon...I don't know, stupid stuff'

Above: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell presents the Super Bowl XLIX MVP trophy to Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. The two assured fans and media that the encounter was not at all awkward after the two weeks of deflategate madness that preceded the big game in Glendale, AZ.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015