West Virginia Rib Joint No Longer Delivering for Flyers

West Virginia Rib Joint No Longer Delivering for Flyers

There will be no more delicious ribs for Peter Laviolette and the Flyers after beating up on the Penguins in Pittsburgh. At least that's what Dewey Guida, the owner of renowned rib joint Dee Jay's, is saying after Lavvy touted the delicious BBQ as a key to the Flyers success in Steel City.

[see original 'I Want to Go to the Rib Joint With Peter Laviolette' here]

As was previously mentioned, Lavvy struck up a friendship with Guida when he was coaching the Nailers of the ECHL in Wheeling, West Virginia. So Lavvy had been hitting him up recently to get the delicious ribs delivered for his team after games and all was tasty in the world. But after the Flyers most recent win on Sunday which was a nationally televised affair that drew quite a bit of attention, Lavvy had to go and joke about the ribs being the key to his team's success in Pittsburgh.

Well Guida is a big time Pens fan and by no means wants to be held responsible of the Flyers good fortune. So what does that mean? No more barbecued meat from Dee Jay's for the orange and black.

From the Herald-Star:

And come Saturday, when the Flyers close out the regular season against the Pens at the Consol Center, Guida said they'll be doing it without their post-game rib-mojo - a no-no in the superstitious world of hockey. Given that's it's a holiday weekend, Guida said his restaurant won't be open. And besides. there is that matter of his Penguin loyalties.

"No more ribs for them," Guida said. "And I pray, I hope, that the Penguins beat their skates off."

Ribs are fatty anyway. And hard to chew with no front teeth. Right Cooter?

>>No more ribs for Flyers [Herald-Star]

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.