Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sixers go old school

The Philadelphia 76ers announced earlier this week that they were bringing back the team logo they used during the championship seasons of 1966-67 and 1982-83.

The logo is a "76ers basketball" logo with a red, white and blue color scheme.

Now if the 76ers could just come close to achieving the success those teams had a generation ago.

Sad day in television land

Farrah Fawcett, the pin-up queen of the 1970s and one of the original "Charlie's Angels," died today after a 3-year battle with cancer. She was 62.

To read more, click here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another year older

Today, I turn 46.

Ugh. Another year older, hopefully another year wiser.

So now I'm as old as Phillies' left-handed pitcher Jamie Moyer. Like Moyer, I'm left-handed. And also like Moyer, I can't get out major-league hitters, either.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just one you thought the Phillies would surge...

Coming off of a 7-3 road trip, including winning the last 2 games from the hated New York Mets, I thought the Phillies were prime to put a hold on the National League East. I should have known better.

The Phillies have continued their season long road woes throught the first 5 games of a 9-game homestand. They lost 2 of 3 to the Boston Red Sox and lost the first two games of their series with the Toronto Blue Jays, who last weekend were routed in 3 straight games at home to the Florida Marlins.

If that wasn't bad enough, the Phillies placed left fielder Raul Ibanez on the 15-day disabled list this morning with a pulled groin muscle. Ibanez was hitting .312 with 22 home runs and 59 RBI. He is second in the league in homers and RBI.

Fortunately, for the Phillies, the rest of the teams in the division aren't taking advantage of their ineptness.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

And I thought my teens were text queens

Judging by our cell phone bill, I thought my two teenage stepdaughters were text messaging queens. But I was wrong.

A 15-year-old girl from Des Moines, Iowa, was crowned the text messaging champion Tuesday after winning the LG U.S. National Texting Championship. (Yes, there is such a thing.)

The Iowa girl sends more than 14,000 texts a month, but this contest included texting while blindfolded and texting while maneuvering through a moving obstacle course.

For more, click here.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Anyone Phillies fans out there still want Pat Burrell?

Raul Ibanez continued his assault on National League pitching Thursday night with a 3-run home run in the 10th inning to give the Phillies a 6-3 win over the hated New York Mets. The victory pushed the World Champions four games ahead of the second-place Mets in the National League East.

The home run was the 21st of the season for Ibanez, shown above hitting the blast. He's also hitting .322 and leads the league in runs scored (49) and runs batted in (58). Not only has Ibanez been a more consistent offensive force than Burrell ever was, he's also a much better fielder and a better baserunner.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hard to believe, Harry

Last month, the Phillies lost a 1-0 game to Johan Santana and the hated New York Mets. So if you had told me before Tuesday's game the world champions would bomb 4 homers off Santana, I would have expected the Phillies to win rather easily


Despite the blasts, the Phils lost, 6-5, to the Mets and saw their lead over their rivals from the north dwindle to 2 games.

With ace Cole Hamels on the mound for the Phillies, tonight's game is an imporant one. Yes, it's only early June, but the Phils can't let a depleted Mets team get any momentum. The Phillies are the best team in the division, but for some reason they haven't shown it against the Mets this year.

Eagles' WR to be a dad

Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett, who is set to marry Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson later this month, will become a father, too. Wilkinson, above, told E! News that she is pregnant.
To read more, click here.
Baskett is currently at minicamp with the Eagles. The couple's wedding date is June 27.