Around the 215: College rugby coming to town

The 2013 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) is coming to PPL Park in Chester on June 1 and June 2. The tournament is the Big Dance of rugby, with a heavy dose of local flavor.

Six schools with Philadelphia ties – Penn, Temple, Delaware, Penn State, Saint Joseph’s, Kutztown – are in the field. In a press release for the event, organizers say “Philadelphia is quickly becoming the capital of rugby in the United States.”

One interesting side note is the participation of Maurice Clarett. The controversial former Ohio State football star has reportedly cleaned up his act and has turned to rugby. Clarett’s goal is to qualify for the U.S. national team and compete for a 2016 Olympic spot.

Reading knows how to promote

This one is a nice hike up the turnpike, but still worth noting.

The Reading Phillies have long been known for epic promotions. The Crazy Hot Dog Vendor is a staple, after all. This past weekend the Double-A affiliate had a daredevil named David “The Bullet” Smith load himself into a cannon, which launched him from the outfield to home plate.

Keep a lookout for these upcoming promotions at FirstEnergy Park (yes, these are real and they are spectacular):

June 1: Yo Pimp My Ride Clunker Car Giveaway

June 9: Fightin Phils Superhero Cape

June 10: 12th Annual Morning Game with Mike Schmidt’s Mustache Coffee Mug

June 20: 17th Annual Spam Carving Contest

July 1: Gluttony Night – all-you-can-eat at Concession Stands

There are plenty more, too. Head on over to the Reading Fightin Phils homepage.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Local

K-9 nose helps capture $150K in cocaine at…

A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.

National

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.

National

Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Movies

Review: Brett Ratner's big 'Hercules' movie is small…

The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

As a New Yorker, I’ve mastered the art of focusing my gaze straight ahead. Though it occasionally piques my interest, the absurdities that play out…

U.S. Soccer

Orlando City takes shot at NYCFC over Frank…

Orlando City reminded the world how big a signing Brazilian star Kaka earlier this month with a photo of Kaka mobbed by fans juxtaposed against Lampard.

NBA

Jeremy Lin says 'Linsanity' is over as he…

Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA two years ago with his play for the Knicks but he has no desire to recreate "Linsanity" in his new career with the Lakers.

NFL

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player rankings

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.