Thursday, December 25, 2014

Forget Tough Times, Let's Play Futbol!

We just stopped by the official city website where the leading link -- above details on the sales tax hike -- is a request that citizens sign a petition to bring the World Cup to the United States. Philly is on the list of 27 cities that could potentially host a match.

Forget Tough Times, Let's Play Futbol!

We just stopped by the official city website where the leading link -- above details on the sales tax hike -- is a request that citizens sign a petition to bring the World Cup to the United States. Philly is on the list of 27 cities that could potentially host a match.

We wondered if the mayor's British press aide, Luke Butler, had anything to do with this. But he said no. Guess the city just wanted to promote some happy news for once...

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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