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Video: Justin Bieber Fangirls Weigh In On the Age-old Philadelphia Quarterback Debate

Video: Justin Bieber Fangirls Weigh In On the Age-old Philadelphia Quarterback Debate

Longtime readers of The700Level.com are likely familiar with our 2010 blockbuster hit "Lady Gaga Fans Answer the Eagles Starting Quarterback Question," in which we questioned Gaga's Little Monsters prior to her show in Philly on the most pressing sports issue of the day on Broad and Pattison. Eye-wear made of cigarettes is hard to scrape from the memory after all.

With fellow teeny-bopper sensation Justin Bieber in Philadelphia this week to perform a sold-out show at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, we thought it'd be fun to compare the football knowledge of Gaga and Bieber's respective lunatics fans.

Friend of the Level and CSNPhilly.com Flyers writer Sarah Baicker was kind enough to take the bullet for us this time and mingle with the Beliebers to get the hard questions answered. Baicker, being a hockey geek, had to preempt our VERY IMPORTANT EAGLES QUARTERBACK QUESTION, with a question about the mini scandal of last week when the Biebs put his dirty feet on the Chicago Blackhawks logo. That's a big faux pas in the hockey world apparently.

Then something-or-other about the QB battle in Philly is asked and only like one person seems to know what football is, but she also seems to know Mike Vick has committed a bit more than a faux pas in his past. And of course there's a Chase Utley fan.

Credit to the one young lady when asked if she was upset about Bieber stepping on the Chicago Blackhawks logo who responded with the perfect, "I'm a Flyers fan, so." So who cares. Exactly.

And you have to hand it to the fatherly/creepy looking dude at the very end of the clip who is all, "I just come to check out the moms."

No word on whether or not any Philly locals explained that buckets are not the preferred receptacle of micturition at a Philly sporting venue. There are sinks for that, kid.

[stick tap to Baicker for her mic work and a big shout out to camera bro Ben Seidman for finally getting to fulfill his lifelong dream]

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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J.P. Crawford on critics: 'I'm just trying to shut them up'

J.P. Crawford on critics: 'I'm just trying to shut them up'

J.P. Crawford doesn't have anything to say.

But he is hungry to stop others from talking.

Crawford is fully aware of some national minor-league baseball experts souring on his major-league potential. Earlier this month, it happened twice. On the At the Yard podcast by CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury, Baseball America editor John Manuel said he no longer viewed Crawford as an "impact player." And ESPN's Keith Law wrote that he had "nothing but negative reports on him from scouts and execs."

Since then, Crawford has started to look like the Phillies' top prospect, which many deemed him as entering the 2017 season.

A little motivated by the critics?

"Yeah, definitely, the haters out there, all of us are going to read stuff on social media and what not," Crawford said Thursday on CSN's Philly Sports Talk. "I'm just trying to shut them up."

The 22-year-old shortstop prospect is doing his part, hitting .316 with four home runs, three doubles, two triples, 12 RBIs and 15 runs scored in 15 games since July 9. Dating back to May 25, Crawford has raised his batting average from .175 to .229, while walking as many times as he has struck out (33). His hot stretch through July even saw him hit an inside-the-park grand slam on Wednesday night.

"You don't really see that too often, practically ever," Crawford said. "Just to clear the bases and help my team win a game, that's always the best feeling."

A good feeling for Crawford is being comfortable in the box instead of complicating his mindset and approach, which he admitted was the result of his early funk.

"Especially when you're not doing so well, you're always thinking about something, like where your hands should be or timing, this and that, instead of just having fun out there," Crawford said.

"I was scuffling around the first couple months, and this month, just got comfortable again, try not to do too much — just be myself.

"Go out here every day and try to get better in someway — swinging-wise, defensively, I just try to get better every day and help my team win that night."

The victories are piling as the Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs are 64-41 and 35-18 at Coca-Cola Park, where Crawford is slowing becoming a must-see attraction again.