If you didn't stay up to watch the end of the Eagles game because you were tired from your Christmas feast and, ugh, you had work today, who can blame you. The game was terrible, but the Eagles managed to pull out a win thanks to a stellar fourth quarter by the defense, beating Oakland 19-10 in what had to be the worst NFL game ever played on Christmas. (Don't @ us.) Nick Foles, in particular was terrible, saying after the game, "I didn't play good enough. I'll look at the film and I'll improve." But as anyone who watched last night's game is asking as the Eagles locked up home field throughout the playoffs: Can he improve?
The Sixers also played on Christmas, kicking off the NBA's marquee day of holiday games with a 105-98 win over the Knicks in New York. Joel Embiid paced the Sixers with 25 points and 16 rebounds (and was a plus 25), and JJ Redick scored 24 points (and was also a plus 25) as the Sixers finally won a close game in the final minutes. And according to Bob Vetrone of the Daily News, yesterday was the first time two teams from one city won NBA and NFL games on the same Christmas day.
This year has been one of maturation for the Philly restaurant scene. Philadelphians walked away with the two most prestigious national honors at the “Oscars of the food world” James Beard Awards. Out-of-towners are no longer shocked at the depth and quality of our non-cheesesteak eating options. And the landscape keeps on evolving. Here are the 10 biggest takeaways from 2017 in Philly food.
Morris Animal Rescue is hosting a series of happy hours to help with the costs of the org's big gala benefit (the Fur Ball). Expect discounts on beer (brewed on-site), cocktails and snacks — all proceeds go to the cause.
Where: Philadelphia Brewing Co. at 2440 Frankford Ave., 19125
When: December 27, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go