There will be nearly $5 billion bet on the Super Bowl. While much of the action is put on who will win the game — where the Patriots are favored, something Alexa finds "tough to get out" — there are millions wagered each year on prop bets. Who will win the coin toss? Heads or tails? Will Nick Foles win the MVP? Will the national anthem be longer or shorter than two minutes and three seconds? Will Ben Simmons score more points than the Eagles this weekend? They're just a few of the thousands of prop bets you can place on the Super Bowl. We ran through some of the best.
Whether or not you’re a big sports fan, the Eagles are worth cheering for. BuzzFeed published an opinion piece that makes the general case for why standing with Philadelphia is a vote against evil, but there are more specific reasons to support this team. Many of the players have chosen to use their hefty salaries to do good in the community — some by starting their own foundations, others by donating to various charities. Here's how 13 of the Birds have given back.
After Philly officially announced its support for a comprehensive user engagement site — more commonly referred to as a safe-injection site — many people and members of local and national media outlets have gotten key details wrong, spreading misinformation about one of the city’s solutions to opioid overdoses. Billy Penn spoke with Health Commissioner Tom Farley to sort out fact from fiction. Here are the five biggest ways Philly’s potential CUES has been misinterpreted.
In 1926, the two best football teams in the U.S. were both from Philly. The Frankford Yellow Jackets regularly packed their stadium in the Northeast, and finished first in the NFL. The Philadelphia Quakers pulled even bigger crowds (40,000 strong) to their games in the heart of the city and ended the season on top of the AFL. But the two teams never got to play a championship game.
This pop-up movie theater invites you to inhabit the life of Phil Connors and relive Groundhog's Day over and over and over and over again. Shows start and noon and continue through midnight.
Where: South Street Cinema at 327 South St., 19147
When: February 2, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
How much: $5