Eagles fans scammed by convicted felon

Eagles fans scammed by convicted felon

I heard about this guy all during Superbowl week.  He apparently scammed hundreds of Eagles fans in their attempt to watch the birds in Superbowl XXXIX.  The creep served 15 months in prison for similar scam crimes, and now he did it again.  He must be a real genius.  He advertised his packages on 610 WIP and I actually remember hearing some of the spots.  Then during Superbowl week, fans were calling up from Jacksonville complaining to 610 about the scam.  Some fans even paid this guy up to 5 grand for a ticket, never got one from him, then paid another 3-5 grand on top of that to buy a replacement ticket.  I was going to do the same, but I spent all my money on my new Benz.

Link: Philadelphia Daily News | 02/22/2005 | Tix agent has history of cheating.

A FLORIDA travel agent accused of scamming dozens of Eagles fans out of Super Bowl tickets is a convicted felon who recently finished a 15-month prison term for stealing $370,000 from a youth organization that planned a trip to see the pope.

Watch every single minute of Joel Embiid's super fun NBA debut against OKC

Watch every single minute of Joel Embiid's super fun NBA debut against OKC

Oh, man. Remember that time Joel Embiid did the Dream Shake?!? And then that time he did the crossover. And when he was pumping the crowd up on his way back down the court after drilling a three ball?!?

Well now you don't have to just remember it. You can watch it all again.

Our friendly video team cut together a video featuring every single minute of JoJo's action in his NBA debut. Sadly, he was on a 20-minute restriction, but that didn't stop Brett Brown from getting him out there for a couple of extra minutes.

Enjoy. And as Dario Saric would say, "I love him so much."

If reading is more your thing, check out Jess Camerato on Embiid's debut and Andrew Unterberger on The Process being secured.


Report: Sixers anthem singer Sevyn had contract barring political statements

Report: Sixers anthem singer Sevyn had contract barring political statements

Sevyn Streeter, the performing artist who claimed Wednesday that the Sixers replaced her for the national anthem because of her intent to wear a jersey with the words "We Matter," signed a contract that prohibited political statements, according to CBS3's Jan Carabeo.

Per the report, Streeter was offered an alternate shirt and told she could wear her own shirt in the stands after the performance.

"I was angry, extremely, extremely angry and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart," Streeter told The Associated Press. "Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that."

The Sixers didn't directly confirm or deny the allegation but responded with the following statement:

"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."

This statement is consistent with efforts being made throughout the NBA calling for action over gestures, as detailed in a feature in B/R Mag. 

“I’m past the gestures,” Carmelo Anthony told B/R Mag. “I’m past that. It’s all about creating things now and putting things in motion. So, that’s what I’m on. I’m trying to get guys on board with that and help them understand that — enough of the gesturing and talking and all of that stuff — we need to start putting things in place.”