Bill Cosby is expected back in court today to talk about quaaludes. Well, his lawyers hope he's in court to get the judge to rule they won't have to talk about quaaludes. In Thursday's court filing, prosecutors sought to introduce Cosby's 1991 book "Childhood," in which he talks about sprinkling girls' cookies with "Spanish Fly." Cosby's lawyers hope to exclude the reference today. To keep up on all the latest in the on-going Cosby saga, check out our Bill Cosby Case story and click Follow This.
Michael Neuvirth is resting up at home after a brief hospitalization over the weekend. The Flyers goalie collapsed during Saturday night's game. His test came back normal, and it's believed the collapse was related to Neuvirth's upper respiratory infection. He'll be reevaluated today, but no word yet on whether he'll appear in Tuesday'a game against the Devils. Meanwhile, the Flyers were officially eliminated from the playoff contention last night.
Republican Scott Wagner, a state senator from York in the midst of a run for governor, caught flack last week after he cited a “celestial” reason for global climate change. He said climate change is probably happening, but the government should nevertheless pare down restrictive regulations on the natural gas drilling industry: “I haven’t been in a science class in a long time, but the earth moves closer to the sun every year — you know the rotation of the Earth. We’re moving closer to the sun.” Uh, really? PolitiFact says that’s not true. It’s actually sort of absurd.
Chooch is gone. So is The Big Piece. J-Roll and The Man haven't shared the middle of the infield in years. So who do we have to root for this year? Hellboy and The Scorpion, that's who. We took a look at this year's Phillies team and, not only is the roster a work in progress, so are their nicknames. El Torito is pretty awesome, but after that? Well, take a look for yourself, and try to learn these nicknames before today's Opening Day tilt in Cincinnati at 4:10 p.m.
Billy Penn Likes
It's half show, half rumination on the current political situation. A group of actors, playwrights and artistic directors will talk — and perform — as part of a panel discussing what the role of art should be during changing or uncertain times. Catch a free drink courtesy of the Wilma's young friends group, too.
Where: Wilma Theater at 265 S. Broad St. 19107
When: April 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free
On April 1, adults and kids in pajamas and costumes showed up in Washington Square with pillows in tow. At exactly 3 p.m., the annual Philadelphia Pillow Phight began. For more than an hour, pillows were swung, tossed, whirled and heaved in good-natured fun, and afterwards were collected to be donated to the homeless. Billy Penn was there, and we've got video.
Dawn Staley, the Philly basketball legend from Dobbins Tech, finally — at age 46 — won her first national championship. Staley, who won three Olympic gold medals and was named one of the WNBA's 15 greatest players of all time, went to three Final Fours as a player at Virginia, but never won a title. After eight seasons as head coach at Temple, taking the Owls to the NCAAs six times, Staley left in 2008 to coach South Carolina. In her ninth season — and second trip to the Final Four — with the Gamecocks, Staley finally got to cut down the net Sunday, winning the national championship.