Ray Allen Keeps Ticking: Must Be the Shoes

Ray Allen Keeps Ticking: Must Be the Shoes

Big game tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Huge. Could be the biggest game of the season to this point as the battle for the top spot in the Atlantic Division is on the line as the Boston Celtics come to town.

We'll have more on the matchup later, but we thought we'd point you to a fun read from CSN New England's Jessica Camerato about how a change in footwear may have helped improve sharpshooter Ray Allen's health.

The craziest part of the story to me is that Ray Allen didn't just go up like a half of a shoe size because his sneaks were too tight.

He came into the league wearing a size 13 and now wears a size 15. That's two whole sizes for those counting at home. Can grown men's feet get bigger? Or was Jesus rocking the wrong size for all those years?

The good news for Allen and Celtics fans is that the bigger size now allows the blood to flow freely.

“It just doesn’t restrict my feet as much,” he said. “My feet can breathe.”

Hopefully Jrue, Evan, and company can help make those dogs bark tonight.

There aren't enough Chooch pillows for every Philadelphian


There aren't enough Chooch pillows for every Philadelphian

Carlos Ruiz has been traded to the Dodgers and it is sad.

Not in the sense that it's a move that remotely affects anything about the current state of the Phillies. It's sad simply because Chooch -- lovable and awesome and wonderful Chooch -- is no longer a Phillie.

Chooch will be remembered for catching Roy Halladay's perfect game and no hitter and that little dribbler down the line in Game 3 of the 2008 World Series. And, of course, dropping to his knees in celebration with Brad Lidge making them World Effin Champions.

But mostly he'll just be missed. What a guy to have aroud for so long.

Roy knows how hard it is not to have him around. I guess Chase won't need his any longer since the two will be reunined with one last chance of glory in L.A.

Phillies trade Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers

Phillies trade Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers

Jimmy Rollins. Then Chase Utley. Now Carlos Ruiz.

Thursday closed another chapter of the Phillies' golden era.

Ruiz, the Phillies' catcher since 2006, has been traded to the Dodgers (along with cash) for catcher A.J. Ellis, right-hander Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later.

Rollins was dealt to the Dodgers in December 2014. Utley, still with Los Angeles, was traded to the Dodgers in August 2015.

Ryan Howard is now the lone leftover from the Phillies' 2008 world champion club.

(More coming...)

Philly Mayor goes to bat for Eagles fans, cheesesteaks against John Oliver

HBO's Last Week Tonight

Philly Mayor goes to bat for Eagles fans, cheesesteaks against John Oliver

Charter schools. They're complicated!

After watching John Oliver's segment on them over the weekend, you'd agree there is plenty of nuance involved in the charter school debate. But also that some of them are dirty as all get out. An underground nightclub at a SCHOOL? Jeez. That can't be okay anywhere.

It's a solid segment. But it also took a couple of unneeded digs at the city of Philadelphia, its cuisine, and its sports fans.

That irked the Mayor of Philadelphia and he fought back today on Twitter.

"Agree on charter oversight but English soccer fan who eats fish from newsprint can't judge Eagles fans, cheesesteaks," Jim Kenney tweeted.

Take that you fish-eating Brit!

You can also watch the entire John Oliver segment from Last Week Tonight below.