Claude Giroux's Mustache: Yay or Nay?

Claude Giroux's Mustache: Yay or Nay?

As a general rule, any attempt by an athlete to grow some sort of interesting facial hair is a welcomed endeavor, especially when it takes place in Movember and could potentially help raise money for a good cause.

But when the facial hair reminds you in any way of San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson, well, we don't know if we're a fan. That's the vibe we got last night when we saw Claude Giroux's dyed 'stache. G gets incredibly high marks for effort, but it doesn't appear to be a look he can pull off real well.

One retired hockey blogger said it looked like Giroux "has a black caterpillar on his face."

It's hard to disagree. Then again, it's probably not easy for a ginger to pull of a natural 'stache either.

That said, Giroux can pretty much do whatever he wants and we'd still praise him.

What says you? You diggin' Giroux's new lip warmer?

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CAPTION: November 17, 2011; Philadelphia, PA
USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) during pre-game
skate against the Phoenix Coyotes game at the Wells Fargo Center in
Philadelphia. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

There aren't enough Chooch pillows for every Philadelphian

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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

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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.