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The 2011 MLB All-Star game was tonight. And, once again we were treated to Joe Buck's tired commentary. It seems as though every year the bosses at Fox and MLB tell him to shove it down our throats just how much this game means.

In the 5th inning tonight Buck says, "you really have to manage this game differently" due to its importance. Really? The new rules to the All-Star game were implemented in 2003. Should Joe Buck really be shoving this crap down our throats eight years later?

All throughout the game we were reminded about the importance of this so-called meaningful game by Buck and Tim McCarver.

I think we're well aware that the geniuses in MLB and Fox want us to believe this meaningless All-Star game has meaning by giving home field advantage in the World Series to whichever League wins. This by the way, is one of the stupidest ideas ever conceived by a professional sports league.

It really makes me wonder if Joe Buck is forced to feed us this propaganda. I could see if this change was implemented a few years ago, but do we need to reminded eight years later?

On another note, did anyone catch the shameless Taco Bell plug after lineups were announced early on. Nearly two minutes after that yo-yo Brian Wilson announced the lineup, Joe Buck just had to say "what you witnessed there of course was the Taco Bell lineup." I realize Taco Bell has pimped their product all over the All-Star game, but if you can't whore out Taco Bell right off the bat - don't do it two minutes later. Talk about a violation.

There's your 2011 All-Star Game recap. If MLB is a pimp, then the All-Star game is the call girl.

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Philadelphia Flyers Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov spoke to the media today and appeared extremely confident in his role as one of the leaders of this team. Not only has he embraced his role, but he wants to get the job done for the Philadelphia fans.

It's become a running joke in Philadelphia to criticize the Flyers for lacking a top-flight goaltender, which has been absent from this team since the days of Ron Hextall. With the acquisition of Ilya Brzygalov - it provides the Flyers with a goalie who had 15 shutouts over the past two seasons and a GAA in the low 2.00's.

In the conference call today, Bryzgalov was adamant about shouldering the load and taking on the pressure of being the go-to guy who will take this team to it's first Stanley Cup in over 35 years.

"I want to be the guy who can carry this team," Bryzgalov said in a conference call Monday. "I want to help this team win the Stanley Cup because people in Philadelphia and the organization have waited long enough. I want to win the Stanley Cup also and I think we have similar ideas, similar goals. That's why we have to work hard and reach this goal. Pressure … we have to deal with the pressure every way and every day in our lives, hockey, everywhere."

It's great to see the Flyers' prized acquisition embracing his role alread - even though we're nearly 3 months away from the regular season.

While there is certainly a good reason to temper expectations for Philadelphia this season (losing Richards and Carter), the Flyers do have that stud goaltender they have lacked for a long time. And, we have seen time and time again how far they have gone without that key piece.

Brzygalov appears ready to answer the call.

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Join the Melanie Finley Ovarian Cancer Foundation on Thursday, July 7th from 6-9pm at Table 31 in the Comcast Center in Center City toJoin the Melanie Finley Ovarian Cancer Foundation on Thursday, July 7th from 6-9pm at Table 31 in the Comcast Center in Center City to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. raise awareness about ovarian cancer.

Guests will receive a wristband with a suggested donation of $20 and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, handpicked by locally renowned Chef Chris Scarduzio, and happy hour specials ($3 draft beers and $5 house red and white wines). There will be a Whistlepig Rye Whiskey cocktail and a portion of the proceeds of this drink will be donated to The Melanie Finley Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

Attendees will also be able to pre-register for the Second Annual High Heel Race in Avalon, NJ on July 31st.

The event, powered by Jenna Communications, will feature a "Show off Your Heels Contest" and the winners will receive a gift card from Steve Madden or South Moon Under.

For more information, please visit the Melanie Finley Ovarian Cancer Foundation's Web site at http://www.mfocf.org/ or the Jenna Communications Web site at http://www.jennacommunications.com/.

Want to change up a few rooms of the house and stick to a small budget? Get help for free with your house style this weekend with Barbara Cooper in Wilmington!Check out this free event down in Wilmington, Delaware, this weekend for some easy help and advice.

It might be your home's 15 minutes of fame, so to speak.

Area home stager and home help advice guru Barbara Cooper will talk you through design ideas that work for your rooms at the Kirkland's store in Wilmington at Brandywine Town Center, 1052 Brandywine Parkway, 1-4 p.m. in Wilmington this Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10.

It's all one-on-one with her for 15 minutes. Get the most out of this free time by bringing digital pictures of your rooms as they look now. She'll talk about possible major or minor changes to consider (and who doesn't need a fresh set of eyes before buying that pricey sofa or repainting the rooms?)

It's a service that normally costs in the $200 and up range from a designer or home stager.

To get the most out of this experience, also think about bringing:
- Photos of the room or rooms from several angles
- Paint samples if available
- Fabric swatches if available
- Specific photos of items you want to keep (photos, art, collections, etc.)

Barbara is an Accredited Staging Professional with her own home staging business, Staged Impressions LLC. She was a designer at the 2009-11 Middletown Designer Show House.

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Hometown hero Mark Herzlich  is one of several rookies being featured in the weekly Web series from NFL Films and Gatorade, Hometown hero Mark Herzlich  is one of several rookies being featured in the weekly Web series from NFL Films and Gatorade, “Everything to Prove.” Photo; Joe Vallee Sr.“Everything to Prove.” The show follows the rookies throughout the offseason and captures their lives on the field and off. It’s a great way for fans to get to know these incoming players all offseason long.
Herzlich is featured heavily in this week’s episode: We go behind the scenes as he prepares for the upcoming NFL season.   We follow Herzlich as he hits the links and discusses the role golf played in his battle against cancer.

You can catch the video at this link HERE!

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Roger Ebert is under fire for a disgusting comment he made about "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn, who died in a tragic car accident this morning.

Ebert stated on Twitter, "friends don't let jackasses drink and drive."

While it's well documented that Ryan Dunn was out at a bar prior to the crash, it's not proven that he was intoxicated prior to the accident.

Even if he was drunk, this is not a time to make an incendiary remark or joke about a tragic accident.

Roger Ebert for one should understand tragedy. His former co-host Gene Siskel died of a brain tumor. And, Ebert battled cancer himself, which cost him his jaw. I wonder how Roger Ebert would feel if a prominent figure went on Twitter and said, "Hey Roger where's your jaw?" Or, if they said "Roger it's too bad you aren't missing your fingers as well and can't type on a computer and say such ridiculous things."

Roger Ebert certainly showed his true colors by going the low-road today.

His ill-advised Tweet is about as low as it goes. Roger Ebert, who lost his ability to speak, apparently lost his sense of tact too.

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The Discovery House Benefit Reception is this Thursday at Bellia Office Supplies at 1047 N Broad Street in Woodbury, NJ. Since 1974, the Discovery House  has been a haven for children and young adults as they are led to discover their talents through a little guidance and weekend retreats.
Feel free to read more about Thursday's event, and scroll down after to see all the great Phillies, Flyers, and Eagles raffles as well as gift certificates from some of Philadelphia's top restaurants.

Here are just SOME of the items in the Chinese and Silent Auction

-Silver Diner-gift card to Silver Diner plus tea & coffee mugs, etc.
-Paragon Skin Center-gift certificate and assorted beauty items
-Philadelphia Bar & Rest-gift cert, wine glasses & appetizer dishes, cookbook
-Flyers basket-Flyers jersey and misc Flyers items
-(2)Starbucks coffee baskets
-Sambuca basket-bottle of Sambuca, (2) rocks glasses, shot glasses, chocolates
-Vintage basket-gift cert to Vintage Salon, plus wine and wine glasses
-Premier jewelry basket
-Car wash basket-car wash essentials
-(2)gift certificates to Marc's Place (Salon) in Woodbury with wine

Silent auction:

-NLCS hat, tour of Citizens Bank Park from Phillies PA Announcer Dan Baker
-Bat signed by Charlie Manuel and an a
utogrpahed ball from Phillies closer Ryan Madson
-Framed Photos of the following:  Brad Lidge (Final pitch NLCS 2009), Roy Halladay First pitch (Opening Day 2011),
-Brad Lidge (Final pitch World Series 2008)
-Another Phillies basket with very special items
-Flyers cooler with autographed puck and misc items

For more information, call Beth Adelizzi at (856) 845-2234 at extention 128 or badelizzi@bellia.net


Ok, it's that time of year again; Father's Day. Don't take the cheap way out and buy Dad another tie he doesn't need.

If you're in Philly check out this full run-down of restaurants to take Dad to on Father's Day.

Urbanspoon features many more restaurants in Philadelphia you can head to on this Father's Day.

Or, if you really want to wow Dad this Father's Day, take him on a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia.

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First there was the 9-1 shellacking last night by the Phillies, with Cole Hamels dominating the Marlins batters - retiring 17 straight at one point. Added to that, they had five home runs, including two by rookie Domonic Brown.

Today, their  hot streak continued against the Marlins as the Phillies routed them 8-1 this afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader. Kyle Kendrick gave up just one earned run and went to 4-4 on the year.

Right now, they are back at it with Roy Halladay on the hill against Anibal Sanchez. The Phillies are currently down 2-1, but it’s only the 2nd inning.

For the first time this season, Chase Utley will start a doubleheader. Hoefully Charlie Manuel's decision to push Utley won't backfire. Thus far over the first two games of the series it's the Phillies 17-2.

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Oxford Valley Mall 





Oxford  Valley Mall presents


Shopping for a Sweetie


Fox29’s Jennaphr Frederick- the emcee for Shopping For a Sweetie. 


 Date: July 21, 2011 from 6-9PM


 Location: Macy's Court at the Oxford Valley Mall, 2300 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, Pa., 19047


   Charity: American Red Cross of Lower Bucks County, National Relief and Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Funds


Celebrity Emcee: Fox29’s Jennaphr Frederick


Details: 93.3 WMMR, Jenna Communications, Oxford Valley Mall and Philly2Philly.com are proud to announce their upcoming event, Shopping for a Sweetie, on July 21, 2011.


The event promises to be a fun night of flirting, mingling and shopping for all at the Oxford Valley Mall.  Fox29’s Jennaphr Frederick will be bringing her high energy to the stage as the official emcee of the event.  


Jennaphr will be auctioning off local singles from 7-8pm.  

There will also be items auctioned off including Philadelphia sporting event tickets, sports memorabilia, a free weekend Mustang convertible rental from McCafferty Auto and other exciting items.  The highest bidders of the singles auction will win an hour-long date with their selected single to shop in the mall from 8-9pm.


Attendees will enjoy refreshments and beats by DJ Mickey G, who will be spinning the hits and entertaining the crowd with fun games.  Hair Cuttery will be offering free updo's for the ladies and free styling for men. Macy's and Gap will be giving away some great coupons and Macy's will also be offering gift cards. The first 100 attendees will receive a free bag with giveaway items.


Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Lower Bucks County chapter of the American Red Cross, with funds specifically going to the National Relief and Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Funds.


Interested in attending? Check out the Eventbrite at http://shoppingforasweetie.eventbrite.com. Those who wish to be auctioned off should register with discount code: S4SAuction. Regular attendees should register with discount code: S4SParticipant.


Interested in being auctioned off? Please fill out this bio for us to have information about you during the auction. Once completed, you may email it back to jsherlock@jennacommunications.com and kspilman@jennacommunications.com


- Name

- Age (if you choose)

- Sign (if you choose)

- What you do or did for a living

- Perfect date

- Something fun you want people to know


  Please join us in a fun evening for a great cause. We hope to see you there!

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