Doug Pederson confirmed Monday that Carson Wentz has a torn ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season. There was no timetable put on surgery or his recovery, but for the rest of this Eagles season, success rests on the shoulders of Nick Foles. Wentz's injury is the worst possible scenario, which has Eagles fans rolling through the five stages of grief. Denial, depression and anger are easy for Philly fans. But before we get to acceptance, there's bargaining, which means Colin Kaepernick's name has come up. For those who think the Birds should sign Kaepernick, stop it. We run through all the reasons why it just won't happen.
From 2014 to 2016, Philly had the second-largest decrease in police shootings of any big city in the country. Chicago, Miami, New Orleans and other large forces across the country have seen fewer police shootings in the last few years, and there's one commonality. Seven of the 10 cities with the most significant reductions have received federal intervention. Philly and other cities that voluntarily adopted reforms recommended by the Department of Justice are seeing positive results. Get the details from Vice.
In the eight and a half years since Brauhaus Schmitz opened, its kitchen has always been helmed by chef Jeremy Nolen. It was a good fit; his housemade wursts and brats and schnitzels gained legions of fans and inspired a cookbook. But now he's leaving, moving back to Reading, Pa., to be with family. Here's the good news: Nolen has already found a replacement — a German native named Valentin Bay.
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has been named in a lawsuit filed against the NFL Network. Wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor is suing NFL Enterprises for, among other charges, sexual harassment, a hostile work environment and wrongful termination. In her suit, Cantor named several NFLN employees, including executive producer Eric Weinberger and on-air talent Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans, Warren Sapp, Ike Taylor, Eric Davis and McNabb. The accusations are many and graphic, including McNabb allegedly sending "inappropriate comments via text message." Here's the full complaint.
If you love bicycling and holiday lights, this is a don't-miss occasion. For the sixth year running, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia organized a group ride through the streets of Philly. Dress in costume or just trick out your bike with lights, sparkles, bells, stars, ornaments and anything else you can think of, and join the show. It's free to participate, but an advance donation will enter you in a raffle to win a slick Gold Fuji Cambridge.
Where: Performance Bicycles at 1300 S. Columbus Blvd., 19147
When: December 13, 2017 at 6:15 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
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Mighty Writers currently has locations in North, South and West Philly. But the organization has their eyes on expansion in 2018. The nonprofit, which teaches writing skills to Philly kids, is expanding into rec centers next year. No word yet on which centers will host the org. Program manager James Owk is on our Who's Next: Community list for his work with Mighty Writers, which the person who nominated him for the honor described as providing "life-changing skills" for the students in the program.
Congrats to the North Philly Aztecs, who came back from Florida as Pop Warner football champs. The 10- to 12-year-olds defeated the North Raleigh Bulldogs 28-0 to win the title. This is a pretty big deal for the team, and not just for bragging rights. Their longtime coach passed away in February, and getting all those kids, coaches and parents down to Florida required the team to raise as much as $100,000. But they were determined.