Let me start by stating that I work a night shift at Philly.com. So when word came that Temple and Villanova would be holding a press conference at 8:30 this morning at City Hall to promote their upcoming football game, I wasn't exactly pleased.
But I’m not one of those sportswriters who believes that the rest of the world’s schedules must revolve around theirs (I’m sure you’re shocked to hear that such people exist). So I got myself out of bed at a reasonable hour for once and made my way to Broad Street.
You’ve probably seen the billboards and newspaper ads promoting the game as the Mayor’s Cup. If you’re going to play for a trophy of that name, it helps to have the actual mayor involved. Lo and behold, there was Mayor Nutter joining Al Golden and Andy Talley in front of the cameras.
Perhaps Nutter came down with an interest in college football while in Kentucky yesterday. The Penn grad watched some pretty bad football during his college years, as the Quakers’ best Ivy record while he was there was 4-3 in 1977.