Hurricane Irene Could Cancel Your Sports Viewing Plans

Hurricane Irene Could Cancel Your Sports Viewing Plans

The hurricane that is swirling out over the Atlantic Ocean could really put a damper on sporting events this weekend up and down the entire East Coast. The Philadelphia Union's game scheduled for Sunday against the New England Revolution has already been pushed back to September 7th, and the Phillies have moved their Sunday game to a Saturday 1:05 start.

With the way weather forecasts are currently looking, Friday night's Phillies-Marlins game may actually be the only one they squeeze in before the rains come.

We'll keep you abreast of all changes in the sporting schedule. Otherwise, be sure to stock up on milk, bread, whiskey, and beer. Could be a long weekend in doors without power.

Also of note, Mayor Nutter just announced that SEPTA will shut down ALL operations at midnight Saturday evening.

Cliff Lee artwork by the great Alright Mike

Cat-lover Ben Simmons raises his 2 Savannah cats to support #RaiseTheCat

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Cat-lover Ben Simmons raises his 2 Savannah cats to support #RaiseTheCat

It all started with a simple tweet at 1:58 p.m.

Ben Simmons asked his Twitter following about the cat.

One hour and 19 minutes later, Simmons decided to participate himself.

With his two Savannah cats.

For those out of the loop, Sixers fan @GipperGrove started the social media movement — one we can surely affirm is one the world has never seen before — in which fans raise their cats after each Sixers win, which there have been plenty of recently.

The Sixers won their third straight game on Friday night, squeaking out a 93-92 win over the Trail Blazers and are now 8-2 in their last 10 games. Joel Embiid is legit, and this team, in Year 4 of The Process, is making basketball great again in Philly. And all of this without Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick who's still rehabing a Jones fracture in his right foot.

To celebrate Simmons' cat-raising, @GipperGrove pinned this to his Twitter page.

#RaiseTheCat lives on.