Archive: November, 2006
The two-part special in which OJ Simpson talks about what he would have done IF he'd killed his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman, will not air, Fox announced yesterday.
News Corp. CEOr Rupert Murdoch said the If I Did It project was "ill-considered:"
Mark Bowden covered the Eagles three seasons, from 1990 to 1992, and wrote a chapter about Waters in his book about the team, Bringing The Heat.
I called Bowden this afternoon to find out about the undersized player who worked his way out of The Muck in Pahokee, Fla. to embody the ferocity of the Buddy Ryan-era Birds:
Today's traffic stats show you're not too interested in reading about the misfortunes of the Philadelphia Eagles - this isn't uncommon after losing a game or a franchise quarterback. But how about reading of the misfortunes of another team? This isn't exactly news - it broke back in June, 2005, when someone leaked a copy of a VHS tape to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Now it's made PC World's 13 most embarrassing Web moments, and it's the sort of disaster you want to slow down and rubberneck.
The San Francisco 49ers public relations director made a little video primer on what not to do when being covered by the media. It's a little wrong -- the naked blonde in the shower, the racist caricature of an Asian pedestrian in Chinatown, the treatment of homeless, prison life, let me count the ways. It helped make Kirk Reynolds the ex-media director. But the guy was trying.
First good news in a while for a sports town on a losing streak.
Ryan Howard, National League's Most Valuable Player.
The bottom line? Bleeding Green Nation opens a vein:
The bottom line? This thing is over....We can't give up on the team, and the in the end we'll keep rooting for them to make a playoff run... but the air has been let of this season. There's no doubt about that. All the big second half games that we were looking forward to suddenly just don't mean as much. What's worse is that with this ACL tear, even next year is in doubt.
That glass is way too full for The Illadelphia Eagles. Illadelphia blogger Evan Young writes:
The All The Same Tour rolls into town, and attention must be paid. The Raconteurs open Saturday night at the Spectrum for Mr. Robert Zimmerman and his seasoned band of brothers. We devote the whole Weekend Tunes to the return of the sage, the reluctant prophet, with the voice like sand and glue.
Philebrity's sipped the most Bob Aid on this one, devoting much promotional space to pushing the show. Haven't seen commercialism so startling since Dylan's own Victoria's Secret turn a few years back. I bet Phileb's got a cushioned seat in the press box. He's linked all sorts of YouTube moments and odd-ball cover versions of Bobby Z's canon. Philebrity's Dylanology page is an essential stop on the tour.
But there's lots of low-hanging fruit left for us to share.
"Can you do it?"
Nice to see Overheard in Philly's got his ears on again. One new-found bit: "Crazy old homeless guy, to elderly rich snooty lady walking by: 'Ya got that dollar you owe me!'" Another, though possibly a plant, promises to be a Philadelphia theme song. A couple times readers have reported hearing the threat - usually uttered by an agitated mom at a checkout counter: "Don't make me put my baby down!"
That hook and lateral-turned-fumble-turned-touchdown in last Sunday's Eagles game? Score it a touchdown pass, the NFL ruled. Yesterday.