The NFL owners meetings in Phoenix have already had certain highlights - Roger Goodell's 90-minute "How are we doing, where are we going as a buisiness" presentation was especially engrossing. But these are more than mere lectures on health, safety, and sex; they offer a chance to bump into old friends.
BTW-seven Philly media member around Andy Reid's table, zero here from KC.
While taking in a game at Citizens Bank Park this year, the Phillies may inspire you to wander down to Ashburn Alley and pick up that old ballpark favorite, a bag of donuts. Whether that bag of donuts is out of celebration for another awesome Phillies win or because they taste better than our feelings remains to be seen.
The point is, Federal Donuts is making either scenario a possibility.
The Phillies tantalized a select facet of the media yesterday when they unveiled a gallery of new concession items in the form of hot donuts, gluten-free cheesesteaks, hickory-smoked pork, and the Chicago Dog.
Alley Brewing Company has also set up shop in right, where they will be churning out Victory's own Alley Brewing Company Lager as quickly as you can hand over $12 or or your season tickets or whatever the customary price of a ballpark beer is in 2013.
The duo is hitting .317 and .397 respectively, creating a stir of excitement not seen in this camp since it was announced Chase Utley and his knees were back on speaking terms.
Brown has already been tabbed as a potential breakout star in 2013, putting the Phillies' global talent search on hold for the time being. Though as we can see below, it was going pretty great.
Philadelphia is gearing up to host three double-headers of NCAA March Madness, starting on Friday - you can get your seat at the Wells Fargo Center right here for a mere $200+. Before you balk at the price, consider the amount of money these games will put into the local economy.
That may not put the hundreds of dollars you need for a ticket into your checking account, but it is making downtown restaurateurs' pupils turn into dollar signs. As the simmering pandemonium intensifies, brackets are being filled in everywhere from the Shops at Liberty Place to Craig Sager's tie.