April 13, 2016 |
On the day Ed Snider died, South Philadelphia was alive in a manner he would have relished. Monday was the Phillies' opening game this season at Citizens Bank Park, and Xfinity Live - the six-pub pleasure complex on the site where the Spectrum once stood - was full with patrons. The ballgame was still hours from starting. The customers held beer glasses to their lips and took hellacious bites of buffalo chicken wraps. A Janet Jackson song thumped inside the building; a cover band blasted Dave Matthews Band outside.
September 11, 2013 |
UPPER DARBY'S own Tina Fey will host the 39th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" on Sept. 28. She'll be joined by musical guest Arcade Fire , which will release its fourth album, "Reflektor," on Oct. 29. But that's not the only local who will take the stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza this season. South Jersey's own Bruce Willis will host on Oct. 12 with Katy Perry . Thanks a 'Million' Who wants to be a millionaire? Clearly, you do. If you'd like to try your hand at the well-named game show, head to Dave & Buster's (1995 Franklin Mills Circle)
March 5, 2013 |
SAY FAREWELL to " Daily News Live. " The sports-talk show will change format on April 8. "Philly Sports Talk," powered by the Daily News, will have additional, faster-paced segments, occasionally expanding beyond the world of sports to touch on major entertainment news, such as the Oscars. The show will also partner with NBC, bringing in the network's radio and television personalities to discuss the events of the day. Last month Comcast bought out General Electric's 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal.
December 21, 2012 |
EAGLES COACH Andy Reid said he will take full responsibility for the End of the World. Injuries? (Cough, cough) Andrew Bynum needs another MRI. He might have inadvertently pulled a fast one. Everyone else is having panic attacks. The apocalypse Friday should be a relief to Philly sports fans, who already believe their world ended innumerable times in proverbial sports angst. A bunch of Phillies fans met their Grim Reaper in 1964 and he surprisingly looked just like Gene Mauch.
September 7, 2012
Television (Subject to change) WEEKDAYS Daily News Live 5 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Hosted by Michael Barkann, the show features Daily News sports staff members along with regularly scheduled guests, such as former Eagle Brian Westbrook, NFL Network contributor Mike Lombardi and CSNPhilly.com insiders Ray Didinger, Geoff Mosher and columnist Reuben Frank. SUNDAY Game Day Live 11 a.m., Fox 29 Host Howard Eskin previews the week's matchup, with contributions from former Eagle Darwin Walker, Dave Spadaro, Colleen Wolfe and Greg Cosell from NFL Films.
June 30, 2011 |
I hadn't found myself sitting on my hands at Citizens Bank Park since the last time I watched the Phillies play the Red Sox. That was midseason 2008, although it feels like a century ago. Bostonians arrived then as two-time champs. Philadelphians were still losers. I felt like relinquishing my citizenship in Red Sox Nation. The Boston bandwagon stayed in full throat, shouting down the locals with their "Let's go, Red Sox" chants and candy-colored caps. Their hubris was not easy to sit through, even if you happened to have grown up in Massachusetts and rooted for the Sawks since the days of Dick Stuart, a.k.a.
June 29, 2011 |
I hadn’t found myself sitting on my hands at Citizens Bank Park since the last time I watched the Phillies play the Red Sox. That was mid-season 2008, although it feels like another century ago. Bostonians arrived then as two-time champs. Philadelphians were still losers. I felt like relinquishing my citizenship in Red Sox Nation. The Boston bandwagon stayed in full throat, shouting down the locals with their "Let’s Go, Red Sox" chants and candy-colored caps. Their hubris was not easy to sit through, even if you happened to have grown up in Massachusetts and rooted for the Sawks since the days of Dick Stuart, aka Dr. Strangeglove.
April 14, 2011
"Daily News Live" will help kick off Comcast SportsNet's coverage of the Flyers in the Stanley Cup playoffs in advance of tonight's Game 1. "DNL," with host Michael Barkann and Daily News sports writers Rich Hofmann, Sam Donnellon and Frank Seravalli, begins at 5 p.m. from the AT&T Pavilion at the Wells Fargo Center. An hourlong edition of "SportsNite" follows from the arena's Broad Street Atrium and then "Flyers Pregame Live" at the AT&T Pavilion. Game coverage begins at 7:30, with "Flyers Postgame Live" to follow.
April 1, 2011
Mayor Nutter: "At least 100 wins. The Phillies have the best pitching rotation in baseball with Halladay, Lee, Oswalt, Hamels and Blanton. Philadelphians are excited to come out and support their team during at least 100 wins, as well as another World Series trip this season. " Ed Rendell: "98. The only reason we won't win more is that we will clinch early and rest our starters the last six or seven games. " Alan Butkovitz, city controller: "97 wins. While the pitching lineup is the best in baseball, the Phillies will be beginning the season with a number of players with injuries.
January 25, 2011 |
This is an uncertain time for the Eagles and the fans. No one is sure what to expect next season, partly because no one is sure if there will be a next season. Chin up. If the NFL plays football as the summer fades into fall, there is one constant you can count on: Ed Rendell. The Gov isn't the governor any longer. Maybe you thought that meant he'd move on, perhaps get a national TV gig (there are reports that he's close to signing a deal with MSNBC) or write a book or hit the lecture circuit.