Rocky @ Art Museum Yesterday

Rocky @ Art Museum Yesterday

From Yahoo news: "A man identified as Sylvester Stallone, left, prepares to film a scene
for the movie 'Rocky Balboa,' during a snow storm, on the steps of the
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in Philadelphia.
(AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)"

My understanding is that on Friday, fans were filmed running up the steps and doing the Rocky shadow box.  Suposedly, this footage of fans will be shown during the credits of Rocky Balboa.  This picture from Yahoo News has to be from yesterday because it wasn't snowing in Philadelphia on Friday.  I'm assuming this snowy footage of Rocky will actually be used in the movie, not just the credits.

From yesterday's Inqy:

Hundreds of Philadelphians came to the "Rocky steps" at the
Philadelphia Museum of Art Friday hoping for maybe five seconds of fame.

Sal Cavaliere, 23, of Upper Darby, ran the steps in his T-shirt with
Rocky and the American flag on the front. "I've been trying to get in
this movie," he said. "We went down to the set like eight times. This
is my last chance. I love Rocky. He represents all of us. He followed
his dream."

Sylvester Stallone decided that as the final credits roll in his sixth Rocky movie, Rocky Balboa,
he should show real Philadelphians - as many as 100, in rapid-fire
fashion - dancing and punching thin air at the top of the museum steps.

It's something Rocky fans have been doing on the steps now for 30 years, just as Stallone did in the original Rocky.

Wondering what the phenomenally named turtles Cuff an Link have been up to for the past 30 years?

 

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

What is there to say about the Philadelphia Phillies?

In doing my usual postgame perusal of the Internet after their 7-2 loss on Wednesday night, I visited Phillies.com to see what kind of "highlights" they could have possibly posted from another crushing defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.

Thankfully, the first thing that caught my eye was a video titled, "Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby."

It was not Larry Andersen in the Phanatic's arms. Nor me.

And that's the Phillies season in a nutshell.

"You gotta question the parenting skills here," John Kruk said on the telecast. And he's right! What kind of parent would raise their kid to be a Philly sports fan?!?

The Phillies now have the worst record in all of baseball. They're 4-20 in their last 24 games. It's their worst start to a season since 1960.

Even the Phanatic doesn't have enough popcorn to mask all the pain.

If you want to read about the upbeat approach Pete Mackanin is taking, go give this a gander.

"In a long season, these things sometimes happen," Mackanin told reporters. "I remember Atlanta, the first half last year, was terrible. They had a real good second half. I believe we just need to get something going. We're going to put something together. I believe that."

That makes one of us.

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

The future of Villanova basketball just got brighter.

Brandon Slater, a 6-foot-6 wing and highly touted 2018 recruit, told Scout.com on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the Wildcats.

He later made the announcement on Twitter.

Among the 2018 recruiting class, Slater, a product of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, is ranked in the top 30 by Scout.com and top 50 by ESPN.com. He's slated as a four-star talent by both media outlets.

Per ESPN, Slater had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC and Virginia Tech. He is Villanova's first commitment for 2018.

"Going up there it just feels like a second home," Slater said, via Evan Daniels of Scout.com. "It gives me a good vibe. It's nothing like all the other schools. I just feel like a Villanova guy. It feels like PVI. It's already home."

Slater and Villanova head coach Jay Wright expressed their excitement on Twitter.