The single biggest scandal of Chris Christie's political career isn't going away anytime soon.
No, forget Bridge-Gate.
Because earlier this week, the governor of New Jersey ripped Philadelphia fans, calling them "generally angry, awful people." He also characterized Citizens Bank Park as an unsafe place.
This ill-advised rant on SNY TV has been met with the exact responses you'd imagine. Fans scoffed, the Phillies threw some shade and Larry Bowa extended a friendly invitation.
But Philadelphia's mayor, Jim Kenney, might have had the best response of all. On 94WIP this morning, he actually managed to paint the blowhard politician into a somewhat sympathetic and disconsolate figure.
"You’re gonna think this is strange for me to say this, but I kind of feel sorry for the guy,” Kenney said to the 94WIP Morning Show. “He’s got the biggest 'L' on his forehead of anybody in the country. He’s the most unpopular [governor] of the state of New Jersey in history. He threw all of his people under the bus after he shut the bridge down, he’s gonna send some of those guys to jail. He ran for president for one hot-mess minute and then when that was over he was moon-dogging (Donald) Trump thinking he was going to get a big job but forgot that he put Jared Kushner’s father in jail. So he wasn’t going to become an attorney general.
“And now I think he’s just bitter and has got nowhere to go. Who’s gonna hire him? He can’t get elected to anything ever again and what corporation would ever take him on based on the all nasty things he said and the confrontations he's created. I just think he’s just done.”
Kenney 1, Christie 0.
Moving to a new city can be overwhelming. Markelle Fultz already has taken care of one key aspect of living in Philadelphia.
Fultz stamped off on Larry’s Steaks as his favorite. The Maryland native had visited Philadelphia many times before being drafted by the Sixers and had done his own scouting.
So it wasn’t a question of where he gets his cheesesteaks, but how he orders them.
“Actually, I do it a different way,” Fultz said. “I usually get chicken and steak. I just get lettuce and a little bit of onions. Just a basic Philly cheesesteak.”
Fultz also credited his mother for her cheesesteak savvy.
“I’ll be stealing like half of hers,” he said.
The Sixers provided Larry’s Steaks cheesesteaks to the media following Fultz’s introductory press conference.
It's a tradition unlike any other.
After a player gets drafted, he gains thousands of new fans and new followers on social media, many of whom decide to go back in time to learn a little more. Oftentimes, these hunts through Twitter history unearth a few posts that probably should have never happened or have been deleted a long time ago.
Enter Flyers draft pick Morgan Frost.
The Flyers traded with the St. Louis Blues to select the 18-year-old Frost with the 27th overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft on Friday night and immediately, this Tweet surfaced — which has now been deleted.
Life comes at you fast, Morgan.
On that night, the Flyers lost to the Washington Capitals, 7-0, in a game that included a late melee in which Brayden Schenn, involved in this trade, received a game misconduct and goalie Ray Emery traded barbs with Braden Holtby.
In another Tweet, Frost was critical of the move the Flyers made to sign Vinny Lecavalier.
Born in Barrie, Ontario, Frost can root for any team he wants growing up and fans should probably give him some slack on these tweets surfacing, but a message to everyone on the night before you're going to get drafted: go through your feed and delete anything that could find its way onto this blog.