Happy Groundhog Day, everybody! It's supposed to be spring in Philly now with temperatures consistently in the 70s. Instead it's 40 degrees in the morning. Why? Well, the weather patterns that didn't happen during our warm February are happening now.
The New Orleans Saints got terrible news Monday that starting center Max Unger will be out several months. Hey, New Orleans, guess which team has THREE centers! (Yes, but no, we don't mean the Sixers.) The Eagles! And boy golly wouldn't it be great if they traded one — Jason Kelce the obvious option — for what the Saints have a ton of...running backs! Let's take a look at a proposed trade for Saints RB Mark Ingram, and how a tough injury to an NFC team could help the Eagles two years in a row.
The Republican health care plan that passed the House last week rolls back some protections for patients with preexisting conditions, meaning some 5.3 million people across Pennsylvania could face higher insurance premiums. It could also force states to make tough choices when it comes to funding Medicaid expansion, which provided some 700,000 additional Pennsylvanians with health insurance. Which Pennsylvania congressional districts stand to lose the most if Obamacare is repealed? And how did those districts’ representatives vote?
From getting Charlie Sheen to pony up after LeSean McCoy stiffed a PYT server to crowdsourcing bar stools at a Fishtown tiki bar, nightlife specialist and publican Tommy Up is a master of drawing attention to his food and drink ventures. But now that The Yachtsman is closed, and he's facing a bankruptcy with tens of thousands of dollars in debt, will the he be able to snap back? Here's why Up's not ready to throw in the towel yet.
Prolific and renowned author Marita Golden will share her experiences with the memory disease through readings from her body of work, and talk with Philly radio icon Patty Jackson (that's Ms. Patty Jackson to you) about its broader impact on the Black community. A live podcast recording, the session will end with audience Q&As. Registration is free; donations accepted.
Where: Art Sanctuary at 628 S. 16th St. 19146
When: May 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: Free with registration; donations accepted
Billy Penn Likes
The NBA coaches association announced this week their inaugural Coach of the Year award, and while the Rockets Mike D'Antoni and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra shared the honor this season, seven other coaches received votes. One guy who didn't get any votes? Brad Stevens of the first-place Celtics. We know, it's crazy! And also...Brett Brown, from our hometown Sixers. Also but probably not as crazy! Why should the coach of a 28-win team get COY noms, you ask? Well, did you watch the Sixers this year? We break down the list and make the case for Brown getting some love.
It’s getting to be around that time of year when everyone realizes it’s almost summer and starts dropping loads of cash on semi-irrational things like music festivals and beer gardens and unlimited mimosas. Hopefully Billy Penn can help with that. A little. So behold: Our second round-up of the best, weirdest and most valuable Groupon deals in Philly right now.