Get to Phillies opening day for $2.15 with Uber pool special

Get to Phillies opening day for $2.15 with Uber pool special

The Philadelphia Phillies have teamed up with Uber to offer a special rate to get fans to and from Citizens Bank Park safely and affordably on opening day.

The team has designated Uber the team's official ridesharing app and to celebrate opening day, "uberPOOL rides going to or from Citizens Bank Park within Philadelphia County from 1-8pm will cost only $2.15."

The Phils take on the Nationals at 3:05 on Friday, so just hope the game doesn't go 17 innings if you want to get the special rate on the way home.

In addition to the special rate, a highly-rated Uber driver will get a chance to throw out a first pitch later in the season.

Additionaly, the Phillie Phanatic may pop up in your Uber car at some point later in the season. Details on that have yet to be ironed out, but that should certainly be interesting.

My biggest question for taking a ridesharing ride to the sports complex: why isn't there a designated pickup / dropoff area for each venue. Ever try taking an Uber to the Wells Fargo Center? Good luck getting the driver to figure out where to go.

The NFL shortened overtime to 10 minutes and people want to make sure Donovan McNabb knows

The NFL shortened overtime to 10 minutes and people want to make sure Donovan McNabb knows

First reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL owners have voted today to shorten overtime from 15 minutes to 10 minutes as a move to reduce playing time to aid in player safety.

People on Twitter wanted to make sure Donovan McNabb knows about the change.


Although nearly nine years have passed since the Eagles and Bengals played to a 13-13 tie, it seems the former Eagles' QB still hasn't lived down the fact that he didn't know that could happen in the NFL.

"I've never been a part of a tie," McNabb said after the game ended. "I never even knew that was in the rule book."

McNabb wasn't alone, as several other of his teammates, including DeSean Jackson and Correll Buckhalter also did not know the game could end in a tie.

Now, more games will likely end in a tie and fans probably won't ever let McNabb forget it.

The Rockies Twitter account tweeted whole game in 'Rocky' quotes

The Rockies Twitter account tweeted whole game in 'Rocky' quotes

If you watched Monday night's Phillies loss at the hands of the Colorado Rockies, you probably weren't very entertained -- unless you're a Rockies fan.

But if you followed the game on Twitter and happen to follow the Rockies' account, you may have been slightly more entertained.

Slightly.

They tried something we haven't seen from an opposing team just yet. They tweeted throughout the game using only quotes from the Rocky movie franchise.

Now, you can debate how successful of a move this was but you have to at least give them some points for creativity. And it's not like this was a playoff game with high stakes. This was a relatively boring Monday night game in the middle of May.

You can read our recap of the Phillies' 8-1 loss right here. Or here's how the night transpired on Twitter: