Friday, February 12, 2016

Sports startle, creep out everyone last night

+ It was a scary night on Thursday Night Football, as the Buccaneers attempted something they were calling "football" on the same field as a frantically potent Cam Newtown.

Sports startle, creep out everyone last night


It was a scary night on Thursday Night Football, as the Buccaneers attempted something they were calling "football" on the same field as a frantically potent Cam Newtown.

Also, there were cannons periodically firing, just to keep everyone on edge.

Who knows what would happen next? Was the Warren Sapp doll going to come to life and terrorize people?! We had no idea, at the time! Though we do know now that that is an impossible concept.

More coverage
Nationals ordered to quit it with the drones
300-pound Temple recruit is also a speed demon
World Cup committee rolls eyes as U.S., Russia whine about each other
Sixers' odds for winning again this year not looking great

+ Things were a little less "jump scary" and more "creepy scary" in Game 2 of the World Series.

+ The Vikings play the Packers on Sunday Night, and we now know several things: Josh Freeman will not make the start due to a concussion; Rodney Harrison thinks Josh Freeman is faking his concussion; Rodney Harrison is a very dumb man.

+ Fogo de Chao is a Brazilian steakhouse chain that serves a variery of meat to you via servers brandishing swords. It's a magical place. The magic must have gotten to Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali because he left his servers a $1,000 tip.

+ Marlins president David Samson was feeling bold yesterday when he announced that 2014 would not be a 100-loss season for the Marlins. 

+ Belgian Pigeon Racing! The last pure example of sport left on earth, it embodies the passion and pride of aaaaand it's been penetrated by drug abuse and scandal. Damn.

+ Lions safety Louis Delmas is about to become roommates with the Lions' new receiver, Kevin Ogletree, and has to make all the normal preparations: adjusting the lease, creating a cleaning schedule, getting rid of all the alligators in the apartment, determining where to pick up a recycling bin, etc.

+Aww, check out Yasiel Puig surprising some little leaguers at practice, givng them pointers, inspiring their confidence, and in general showing them how to play the game the wrong way, thereby ruining an entire generatiuon of gentlemen ballplayers. FOR SHAME, SIR.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Pattison Ave. offers an eclectic mix of news and nuggets about Philadelphia sports and beyond. Live chats, analysis, random thoughts, viral videos, odds and ends -- you'll find it all here.

Ed Barkowitz Staff Writer
Bob Brookover Inquirer Columnist
Sam Donnellon Daily News Columnist
Frank Fitzpatrick Inquirer Columnist
Bob Ford Inquirer Columnist
Marcus Hayes Daily News Columnist
Mike Jensen Inquirer Columnist
Dick Jerardi Daily News Columnist
Vaughn Johnson Staff Writer
Mike Kern Staff Writer
David Murphy Staff Writer
Lou Rabito Staff Writer
David Sell Staff Writer
Mike Sielski Inquirer Columnist
Jonathan Tannenwald Staff Writer
Rob Tornoe Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter