Yep, John Street is the mayor of Philadelphia. Ryan Howard had a busy day yesterday. He played with kids, met with Mayor Street, and watched the Sixers. The worst part of the day was when Mayor Street referred to him as Ron. Ron Howard. Fuck. Street can't even get the name right of our biggest star in decades.
Howard got a chance to shoot some hoops and made a layup, foul shot, and three pointer, but couldn't connect on a half court shot.
Bob Ford points out that Philly's most popular athlete was on the court at the Wachovia Center last night and it wasn't Allen Iverson. I said the same thing back in September, "In the blink of an eye Ryan Howard has cemented himself as
Philadelphia's best athlete. Move over A.I. and McNabb, you're in
Ryan's town now. "