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As you might have seen during the Super Bowl, Former Philadelphia 76er Dikembe Mutombo is the latest to star in a GEICO commercial.  The former center is seen swatting everything from laundry to toll money to cereal. If only he was that intimidating against Shaq in the 2001 Finals.........
 
Nonetheless, it’s a pretty funny ad. Check it out!

 

Snowball's Chance Ad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Join The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation on Saturday, February 2nd for Bowling For Hearts at Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes!
 
All proceeds will benefit The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation, which provides grants to local organizations and families throughout the Delaware Valley who are overcome by the financial burdens caused by family crisis, long term illness, or sudden loss of life.
 
Check out the details below!  
 
For information regarding events and tickets, please contact Melissa Staub at melissa@thebarkannfoundation.org
 
 

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For those of you who have never been to The Hair O' the Dog, this is the year for you to jump to the front of the line and join the party.

Get your tickets NOW on Philly2Philly!  http://hairothedog.ticketleap.com/t/p2p/ 

Here is the basic run down for the 2013 Hair O' the Dog:Hair O' the Dog 2013
Date & Time:

Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 9:00pm - 1:30am VIP begins at 8

Venue: Loews Hotel Philadelphia

Location: Center City, Philadelphia

Entertainment: Split Decision Band
World Famous DJ ENFERNO performing his LIVE REMIX PROJECT
DJ Eddie Tully
DJ Perry Angelozzi
DJ Royale

Visual Stimulation provided by: Jewelz Entertainment and Strolling Tables

Live Contemporary Pop Art by painters: Glenn Stevens and Perry Milou

THE OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY WILL BE HELD AT G LOUNGE

 

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Check out the events schedule this week at Chickie’s & Pete’s- the best sports bar in North America!

Friday December 28th (9am to 1pm)

-Rob Charry and former Eagle Hollis Thomas

Monday December 31st, 2012

-No broadcasts with WIP

Friday January 4th, 2013 (1pm to 6pm)

-Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow return for regular Friday live
broadcasts thru end of August 2013.

 

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Wow! Who's ready for season 8 of Dexter? What started out (and turned out to be) an okay season ended with such gusto that it's hard to wait to September for more! The final episode left plenty of loose ends for the final season in the series and also turned into a bit of a nostalgic piece with lots of flashbacks of Doakes for Dexter.
 
LaGuerta continued to close in on Dexter, and even drug Deb into the mix when a mysterious surveillance DVD from the late Mike's wife arrived. It turned out he had asked for surveillance around the church where Travis was killed. The DVD showed Deb getting gas in a canister with a timestamp close to the time the fire started! Deb played it cool, but Dexter later went to LaGuerta's and saw she was requesting a warrant for their cell phone GPS info for the night of the fire.

Earlier in the episode, LaGuerta arrested Dexter for the murder of Estrada. At Miami Metro, the whole department was shocked and told LaGuerta she had gone too far. Dexter played the questioning, which Angel supervised. Then Masuka came in to end the questioning, telling LaGuerta the shirt with blood evidence she had was evidence from years ago that was missing from the evidence locker. Dexter set her up! A great twist, but she knew it and warned him to watch out. After it all, Angel asked LaGuerta to stop by his NYE/retirement party at his new club.

Meanwhile, Hannah got herself into a hospital - by having her old roomie from juvenile detention slip her something when visiting. When Hannah was being transported from jail to prison, she ended up in the hospital and escaped! What will she do next season?

At the party, Deb can't find Dexter, and Jamie and Quinn start something romantic!? LaGuerta is headed to show face when she gets a call from Estrada asking her to save him in the shipyard...Deb asks Miami dispatch for GPS on LaGuerta's car and heads that way, too. When Deb arrives, Estrada is dead, and Dexter asks Deb to leave. LaGuerta wakes up and starts yelling for Deb to kill Dexter, but Deb turns the gun towards LaGuerta and helps her brother out of this jam!!!! Deb the killer?

The season ends with Deb and Dex at Angel's bar watching the fireworks. So many questions. What a setup for the final season! Angel has to question this, right? Will Deb and Dex run away? Kill the whole department? How will Hannah be involved?



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Philly2Philly is honored to participate in selling copies “A Snowball’s Chance” on select dates at Chickie’s & Pete’s- the best sports bar in North America!

Check out their schedule this week of all their events. Philly2Philly will be selling the book at the events that are starred (*).

Wednesday

-South Philly hosts two tapings of the tv show, The Great Sports Debate.
(7pm to 10pm) *

-Drexel Hill....live WIP radio broadcast with Jody McDonald. (6pm to 10pm)

Thursday

-On the Roosevelt Blvd in the Northeast ...live WBCB broadcast with Merrill Reese and Harry Gamble plus current Eagles TE, Clay Harbor. (6pm)*

Friday

-Drexel Hill...live broadcast of 97.5 The Fanatic with Tony Bruno. (11am to 2pm)*

Sunday

-Eagles GAMEDAY crowd at all locations. South Philly opens at 11am.

 

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PHILLY2PHILLY.COM WRITERS DISPEL NATIONAL MEDIA MYTHS

A Snowball’s Chance Offers Closer Look

At Controversies Surrounding Philly Sports Fans

 
Philadelphia, PA (December 3, 2012) Philadelphia: The birthplace of our nation, the City of Brotherly Love, cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, Rocky…and snowballs?
 

The national media hardly utters a sentence about Philly’s tough but passionate sports fans without mentioning how Santa Claus was once booed and pelted with snowballs. In fact, it doesn’t seem that anybody outside the Tri-State area can put that story and others to rest, even though this happened over 40 years ago. No matter what transpires, it seems that the national perspective about our sports community is set in stone. It’s almost as if there’s some kind of secret handbook used to perpetuate these negative stereotypes about our fans.

 

In Philly2Philly’s brand new book: A Snowball’s Chance: Philly Fires Back Against the National Media, the guys at Philly2Philly.com are setting the record straight. Join us as we debate, discuss, and defend some of the most dubious moments in Philadelphia sports history.

  

 

 

 

You are all  invited to attend/cover the book’s official launch party, happening Monday, December 17th  at Chickie’s & Pete’s (Packer Avenue location.) A limited number of the books will be available on sale to the public starting at 9pm.
 

 

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If you watch Dexter regularly, you know things aren’t always what they seem, and the ‘predictable’ storylines twist and turn in different directions than most of the audience expects. Last week’s episode was no exception.

Where to start?

Matthews promised LaGuerta he’d reach out to Dexter, since LaGuerta thinks Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher. Keeping good on his promise, Dexter visits Matthews on his boat. When he gets there, he’s thinking of poor Matthews alone on a boat and reminding himself how happy he is to see a bright future with Hannah. Matthews chats with Dexter and then cuts to the chase. Dexter, never off his game long enough to be intimidated, plants the seed that Doakes had a boat at the same marina as Dexter, and to protect himself and his then family (Rita, etc.) from harm’s way, he moved his boat and never mentioned it to the police. Later, Dexter finds an old storage/boat marina area, plants some evidence with Doakes’ fingerprints, and lets LaGuerta and Matthews ‘stumble upon it.’ After the search, Matthews makes LaGuerta promise to drop the goose hunt.

Think she did? …keep reading.

Dexter is ready for the holidays with Deb, Harrison and Hannah- though he knows he’ll never get them all in one place. He plans to do Christmas Eve with Hannah and Christmas Day with Deb and Harrison. And then, he gets the best gift of all…word that his mother’s killer, Hector Estrada, is going to get out on parole early. He attends the parole hearing and then starts his moves to get revenge.

In a separate shady move, Deb heads to another part of the sunshine state to find Hannah’s old roommate from juvenile detention- the one who Hannah’s dad says can help Deb lock Hannah up forever. Deb threatens the woman that she may not see her kids’ again if she doesn’t implicate Hannah and then leaves saying to think about it and she’ll be back. In the next scene, Hannah and her old bud are chatting and Hannah promises to ‘take care’ of things. Hannah later pops in on Deb at home and asks for them to ‘get along’ to make Dexter happy. Deb knows she’s really asking for Deb to back-off the case and Deb listens and then basically says she won’t rest until Hannah’s behind bars! Somehow…Deb ends up in the hospital after an alleged Xanax overdose causes her to flip her car. The police and hospital tell Dexter he’s lucky Deb didn’t die. Dexter asks Angel why Deb is so far from home, and Angel lets Dexter know that Deb’s been doing some more checking up on Hannah.

When Dex and Deb chat, they realize Hannah may have poisoned Deb! Dex thinks about it and after another meeting with Hannah (where she basically tells him she could be happy with him forever but he needs to choose what he wants) he does…He shows up the next day at her house and when he meets her in the greenhouse, it’s clear she thinks they’ll be together forever. Instead, he’s followed by Miami Metro who suddenly have evidence she killed Sal Price. As Angel’s putting the cuffs on, she looks at Dexter and tells him he should have killed her!

In a side story that’s been going on all season, Quinn keeps trying to find his girl, and when he shows up at the strip club b/c he hasn’t heard from her, another stripper there tells him she left for Vegas, wanted to thank him for freeing her, and there is a note for him….is that it or will Quinn still have it handed to him for his misbehavings this season?

To ‘get over’ Hannah, revenge his mother’s killer, and because he’s needed a good kill for a while, Dex finally connects with Hector Estrada. He leads him to the same shipyard container where he watched his mother get murdered as a young boy. He’s SO ready for this, and THEN… Estrada mentions how that woman wanted him out on early parole so badly, but he didn’t know it was so they could kill him. Dex aborts the mission realizing LaGuerta is setting him up… and the show pans to a scene where LaGuerta is talking to an officer who’s been tailing Estrada. When they open the storage space the plastic wrap is everywhere, a chainsaw is moving on a table but Dexter and Estrada are nowhere to be found.

What’s next? One episode left before the final season… any predictions?

 

 

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Dexter airs Sunday nights at 9pm on Showtime, and if you’re too busy watching Sunday Night Football to tune in, there is an encore presentation Monday nights at 9pm.

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