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Catfish-eating 'Penguins fan' actually a 'Flyers fan' which seems dubious

Catfish-eating 'Penguins fan' actually a 'Flyers fan' which seems dubious

Sidney Crosby is very good at playing hockey and the Pittsburgh Penguins are Stanley Cup champions yet again much to the chagrin of Philadelphia Flyers fans everywhere. Or so you'd think!

This is a story with many twists and... tales. It begins in Nashville where fans throw catfish on the ice at hockey games.

It ends in the streets of Pittsburgh with a guy wearing a Penguins t-shirt eating a raw catfish in some sort of animalistic celebration.

Flyers fans would probably think to mock him except... he's one of our own? Sounds suspect.

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette caught up with the man in the photo -- AJ Alleyne, a 22-year-old from Philadelphia -- who is now somehow a Penguins fan because he lives there. It just doesn't make sense, I know.

"I'm from Philly. And I'm a Flyers fan, as well (laugh)," he told them. "I really wasn't a big Pittsburgh fan or anything like that, but I still root for the Penguins and Steelers a bit. I didn't like the Predators. I don't think anybody likes Nashville at all, so I was rooting for the Penguins to win."

Again, confusing. A human -- let alone a human originally from Philadelphia -- thinks everybody dislikes NASHVILLE yet somehow he likes PITTSBURGH. The mind boggles.

More from the Q&A, which is just baffling in its entirety:

Q: If you’re a Flyers fan, how did you get into being a Pittsburgh sports and Penguins fan?

A: Just living here and having friends here. I always, a little bit, liked the Steelers. I always knew about the rivalry with both sides of Pa., and I’m always a hundred percent with Philly teams, but living in Pittsburgh, it’s grown on me. I’ve grown to be a fan.

What, dude? What. No. Just. I don't. Ugh.

I don't know what to say. I guess some people from Philadelphia aren't very bright. And people living in Pittsburgh certainly aren't very bright either. But at least they get to be happy sometimes? Like last night. Ugh.

At least we know he now knows the horrors of what raw catfish tastes like.

Some Philly fan he is.

Chase Utley makes unreal play to save perfect game before no-hit bid ends in walk-off fashion

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Chase Utley makes unreal play to save perfect game before no-hit bid ends in walk-off fashion

Chase Utley has always had a flair for the dramatic.

And not just with his bat or hustle, but also with his glove.

Who can forget this clutch, heads-up play?

At 38 years old, Utley still throws around his body like he's 24 and in his rookie season. The former Phillie showed his signature full-out extension in a huge moment Wednesday night.

Pitching in the eighth inning against the Pirates, Dodgers starter Rich Hill had not allowed a runner to reach base. That looked like it was going to change when Josh Bell laced a liner destined to drop in right field. Utley then stunned everyone at PNC Park by preserving the perfect game bid with a jaw-dropping diving catch.

The best is Utley's typical stoicism, just getting up and acting like, no big deal, one down, fellas.

His teammates had the opposite reaction. They were in amazement, as seen below.

Believe it or not, Hill took a no-hitter into the bottom of the 10th inning when he lost it — and the game — on Josh Harrison's walk-off blast for a 1-0 defeat (see story).

Baseball is a funny game. Right now, the Dodgers are the best at it with an 89-36 record, 13 games ahead of the next closest teams (Nationals and Astros).

Before you know it, the playoffs will be here — and we all know Utley is bound for some October dramatics.

Philly fan takes one last jab at his beloved Eagles' futility in his obituary

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Philly fan takes one last jab at his beloved Eagles' futility in his obituary

Jeffrey Clayton Riegel was a wonderful husband, uncle, brother, and son. He was also a Philadelphia Eagles fan with a pretty good sense of humor.

At least according to his obituary.

Mr. Riegel died on Aug. 18, 2017, at 56 but it appears he had enough time to have some fun on his way out.

His obituary reads relatively standard on the Wimberg Funeral Home website, naming all of the family he leaves behind as well as mentioning some of his favorite greetings for different people and some of his nicknames — some people called him "Toad."

But it's this part that will have Jeffrey smiling in the great beyond:

God gave Jeffrey the miracle of time to prepare which allowed him to verbalize his last wishes. He requested to have 8 Philadelphia Eagles as pall bearers so the Eagles can let him down one last time.

Touche, Mr. Riegel, touche.

Say hello to Reggie, Jerome, and Buddy for us. Maybe they haven't heard a boo in a while, who knows.