There was a Hip Hop show at the World Cafe Live upstairs last night featuring a number of Philly artists celebrating November being Hip Hop History month. While the beats were spinning upstairs, Donovan McNabb's wife was throwing a surprise birthday party for the Bird's leader a few floors below.
As my girlfriend and I enjoyed some food, a few Magic Hat Number 9, and stellar mix of beats upstairs, the staff set up a reserved table about 15 feet away. The table remained empty with a reserved place holder on it for a while. After about half an hour, Donovan McNabb rolled in with 4 or 5 guys and sat down. Donovan, who was drinking something out of a martini glass, really seemed to be into the music and vibe of the show. I even caught him bumpin' to the beats. For about 20 minutes, I was chillin 2 tables away from Donnie Mac and his boys. McNabb's crew couldn't have had more than a drink before they got up and took the elevator downstairs where I'm assuming Super Five had a big surprise waiting for him. Rumor had it that the invite list included Andy Reid, Brian Dawkins, and a who's who of Philly celebrities.
A Philly legend of a different sort was also in attendance. The legendary graffiti artist Cornbread was honored and gave a few words about how he tagged everything in Philly back in the day, from an elephant at the zoo to dozens of Philly cop cars.
>>Film profiles fame Philadelphia graffiti artist 'Cornbread' [Inquirer]
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EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.
Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.
Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.
Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.
Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.
TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.
Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,
Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.