Okay, 10-2 ain't bad, but it's not what the Eagles went to Seattle hoping to accomplish. Everything seemed to go wrong for the Eagles Sunday night, falling to the Seahawks 24-10. Oh, and the rest of Sunday sucked too. The Vikings, Saints and Rams all won, which means the Eagles not only didn't clinch the NFC East, they're also no longer the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The Vikings currently hold that spot. So what happened last night? We took a look at some of the key plays in the loss, including the worst rule in the NFL, and how it totally screwed the Eagles.
On the positive side of Sunday's loss, a few of the Eagles wore some awesome kicks. This week in the NFL was My Cause, My Cleats week across the league, where players are allowed by the league to wear whatever they want on their feet, so long as the graphics on their shoes are related to their favorite charity. Check out some of the causes the Eagles took up this week and take a look at a gallery of some of the cleats from around the NFL.
A task force of Pennsylvania officials, medical associations and top physicians has issued new guidelines on how to prescribe opioids to kids and teenagers, including ways to manage pain without medication. The recommendations on opioid levels seem pretty straightforward. For example, one CHOP doctor, during the press conference announcing the guidelines, said the idea is to prescribe "as small a dose as possible for as short a time as possible." Take a look.
Five Temple students have now died this semester, which began with the murder of a recent transfer student. The latest was business student James Orlando, 20, who was found dead Saturday morning in an off-campus apartment. Authorities don't suspect foul play. Orlando is the second student to die in a matter of days; 24-year-old Michael Paytas was discovered unresponsive in the library last Monday.
The owners of South Philly's beloved Hardena Restaurant are hosting a small class to show how to cook Indonesian favorites. Ticket price includes dinner after the session. Pre-registration is required: email Laura@FromBalitoBala.com to reserve.
Where: From Bali to Bala at 8514 Germantown Ave., 19118
When: December 5, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $25
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Still no word on when the city will get permission to sell those LOVE Park keepsakes, but there is news about what'll happen to the rest of the granite from the former plaza basin. Josh Nims of SkatePhilly has become the unofficial caretaker of the salvaged stone, and his next project for its reuse is a big skatepark on the Delaware River waterfront. He's working closely with Parks & Rec to identify the right location, but he's got his sights set on one in particular. Will Pulaski Park in Port Richmond become the city's new skater destination?
Easy way to make sure you never show up to a Pollyanna night empty-handed: Stock up choice bottles of Philly-area booze. Craft distilling's come a long way in the past few years, and while small batch doesn't guarantee quality, there are some stunningly delicious spirits around town. Here's a handy guide to the top 10 local liquors that make great holiday gifts.