You know, the Philadelphia sports media gets a bad rap sometimes. Too critical, too insensitive. A sort of ink-stained version of the local fandom. We'd probably write bad sentences about Santa Claus and throw horrible cliches at the Easter Bunny. That's the reputation.
The truth is that we are sometimes amazingly circumspect when it comes to understanding that some of our athletes have interesting private lives that have nothing to do with how they perform their jobs. So we don't go there. Off the field, unless there is a compelling reason, is off limits.
Well, that's only true until someone's wife-to-be begins to sell her own line of stripper poles. Then, I'm afraid, all bets are off.
Kendra Wilkinson, noted former girlfrield of that mad scamp Hugh Hefner, and afianced partner of Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett -- they are set for a June 27 wedding at the Playboy mansion -- is, indeed, trying to sell you a stripper pole.