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PHILADELPHIA Tuesday, January 8, 2013


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Businesses get revenge with the ‘anti-Yelp’ Philly-based website turns the tables and lets businesses review bad customers Didn’t pay your contractor fairly? You may be one of the more than 4,000 ‘nasty clients’ in the site’s database {page 02} travel

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Police seek hack cabbie NEW JERSEY. Police in Jersey City are looking for a hack cab driver who allegedly stabbed a passenger early Friday morning. Authorities said that, after driving around with no destination, the suspect ordered the passengers out of the vehicle, but one 19-year-old man refused to exit. That’s when the driver allegedly pulled the man out of the car and stabbed him in the back and thigh. METRO/AW

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District Attorney’s Office yesterday filed drug charges against two men after police investigating a burglary call in Juniata Park found a grow house instead. Marcus Rolon, 22, pictured, and Carlos Rodriguez, 39, are charged with possession with the intent to distribute, conspiracy and weapons offenses. Bail was set at $2 million for Rolon and $1.5 million for Rodriguez. METRO/AW


Local review site puts customers on notice lets local businesses review their clients ‘Maybe the customer’s really the jerk,’ says website’s founder


Revel may rethink smoking ban NEW JERSEY. The management team at Atlantic City’s embattled Revel hotel and casino has privately told investors that the resort is reconsidering its smoking ban in the face of ongoing money troubles, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The casino may allow customers to light up on parts of the floor, among them a new gaming area still being planned. Revel, which has focused on generating more revenue from its restaurants and rooms than from gaming itself, has suffered a series of financial blows since its opening two years ago and is now seeking to reorient itself among its many competitors in the gambling town. METRO/AW

Veterans help Red Cross

Two charged in Philly pot bust


WEST PHILADELPHIA. After personnel with the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House served over 100 hours assisting the American Red Cross with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, the organization yesterday announced the formation of veteran and volunteer action “away teams” that will aid first responders in other regions facing emergency situations. “This is part of our effort to keep serving our country and community in and out of uniform,” manager David Kamioner said in a statement. “Given our success with the Red Cross during Hurricane Sandy Ops, we hope our supporters will now join us in similar missions to aid their neighbors in times of crisis.” METRO/AW

In a world seemingly dominated by crowdsourced reviews on sites like Angie’s List, one local man has created a forum where business owners can turn the tables on armchair critics., the brainchild of Feasterville’s Matt Stachel, bills itself as “the anti-Yelp.” The site allows business owners to file reports against customers who have stiffed them, stolen from them or otherwise cheated them. “The straw that broke the camel’s back wasn’t one particular story of mine,” Stachel said yesterday. “It was more the frustration of always seeing the other side of the story being told. You always see on the news ‘another deadbeat contractor takes a deposit from a homeowner and doesn’t do any work.’ But you never get the business’s side of the story and you never get to hear, ‘Hey, that customer that’s ripping on the business,

The Yelp factor While many businesses fear negative Yelp reviews, the popular site points out

Bad business Here are some excerpts of reports filed on some of Nasty Client’s nastiest clients:

Stachel’s site has more than 2,000 members.


“I want the consumer to say, 'You know what? I better pay my plumber because I don’t want to end up on Nasty Client.’” STACHEL

maybe the customer’s really the jerk.’” Stachel founded the site nearly two years ago after spending more than two decades working in landscaping. It has since grown to include more than 2,000 members who have posted over 4,000 “nasty clients.” An estimated 50 to 60 percent of them are located in the tristate area. Alex Wigglesworth

that most reviews by customers are positive. “I think it’s important to note that 80 percent of reviews on Yelp are three stars or higher, so, statistically speaking,

Yelpers are more inclined to write about their positive experiences,” Yelp Public Relations Manager Kristen Whisenand said in an e-mail.

A landscaping client in Lahaska, Pa., is accused of nonpayment of services: “He got me to drop my guard by being extremely nice and polite in the beginning, only to change once additional work was done without a contract. This very crafted scheme was taken out on several other contractors that worked on the property.” A lawn maintenance client in Sussex, N.J., is accused of ceasing to pay his bills: “He was always a late payer but ended up at one point or another paying. He always had talk about big install jobs because he just purchased the house so I didn’t want to lose the customer. Then he decided he would just stop paying but then got mad when I did not plow his driveway. Stay away.”

Advocates fire back at plan to ‘reset’ schools RIKARD LARMA/METRO


the Philadelphia Coalition for Advancing Public Schools yesterday responded to Superintendent William Hite’s recently released plan to “reset” Philadelphia’s ailing School District that hinges on improving academic performance and stabilizing finances in a cost-neutral way. “What we don’t see in this plan is a change from the austerity of the School

Fight for Philly’s Anne Gemmell addressed media on the steps of the School District headquarters yesterday.


Average number of Philly students who graduated in four years

District budget,” president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Jerry Jordan said. “In order for these things to be accomplished, we are going to have to make sure we have adequate resources so that children will be able to be offered a high quality education and the plan does not address it — it is cost-neutral.” The group is also calling for a one-year moratorium on school closings. METRO/AW


In the next five years, this is the district’s projected deficit, per the plan.


philadelphia Blatstein opens new apartments

In the news Man charged with kicking cop in the head LEBANON COUNTY. A man

has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly kicking a state trooper in the head after being arrested for ramming two cars, according to a report from The Patriot-News. Christopher Witkowski, 28, reportedly slammed his car into two vehicles in Lebanon County around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police said Witkowski fled the scene, then crashed his car again a short time later. Believing Witkowski was under the influence, accident responders took him to Good Samaritan Hospital for chemical testing, according to the report. As he was being transported, Witkowski allegedly kicked a state trooper in the head. METRO/AW


Bart Blatstein will today be joined by city officials and civic leaders for a ribboncutting ceremony opening Tower Place, a new upscale apartment complex at what was once the State Office Building on Broad Street near Spring Garden Street. Blatstein also hopes to develop the former home of The Philadelphia Inquirer into the Provence, a $700 million casino and resort. Blatstein must first gain the one casino license currently up for grabs in the state. Four other organizations have also applied to the gaming board for the license. METRO/AW




An ‘LA Rebellion’ on Philly screens New series at International House examines work of 1960s African-American filmmakers With screenings of three diverse and fascinating films on Saturday, International House kicked off its monthlong series called “L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema.” With nine more programs planned over the next several Saturdays (and one Wednesday), “L.A. Rebellion” is one of the largest series undertaken by I-House’s programmers. The films were all recently restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive as part of the multi-institution “Pacific Standard Time” exhibition. “There was a desire on my part and the organization’s part to do something a little larger,” says curator Jesse Pires. “Presenting a

Zeinabu Irene Davis’ “Compensation” screens Saturday. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE

Coming up The next installment of the series takes place this Saturday with three programs: Billy

whole month’s worth of programming can really get people excited. It generates a sustained interest

Woodberry’s “Bless Their Little Hearts,” Zeinabu Irene Davis’ “Compensation” and Clark’s “Passing Through,” each with accompanying short films.

in film culture and in looking at something that was new and exciting at the time.”

What is LA Rebellion? L.A. Rebellion refers to a loosely affiliated group of African-American filmmakers who entered UCLA’s film program in the late 1960s and created an independent cinematic alternative to the prevailing Hollywood depiction of black culture at the time. “It’s a diverse group of filmmakers and films,” Pires says of the series, which includes filmmakers like Julie Dash, Charles Burnett and Larry Clark. “I think that the general spirit of the L.A. Rebellion was to counteract the dominant themes of Hollywood cinema. They looked at other movements in cinema like Italian neo-realism as well as bringing in this general spirit of ’60s radicalism.”

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06 news in brief

Megabus, BoltBus overcome stigma A U.S. bustransportation boom is accelerating as travelers ditch their cars and avoid airport security lines to buy cheap tickets on motor coaches with Wi-Fi. Bus transportation was again the fastest-growing form of U.S. intercity travel last year, with scheduled departures up 7.5 percent, the most in four years, according to a DePaul University study released yesterday. Between 1980 and 2006, the industry declined an average of 2.9 percent a year. Since then, it’s grown between 5.1 percent and 9.8 percent a year. Discount companies like Megabus and BoltBus have benefited from a U.S. safety crackdown on Chinatown competitors, increasing their departures 31 percent last year. BLOOMBERG



BoA, Fannie Mae reach $11.6B settlement


Mortgage lenders pay up A group of 10 mortgage servicers agreed on Monday to pay a total of $8.5 billion to end a U.S. government-mandated case-by-case review of housing crisis foreclosures in an acknowledgement the program had proven too cumbersome and expensive.

3.8M The agreement covers 44 percent of Bank of America’s total pending claims for the third quarter.

Bank of America Corp. on Monday entered an $11.6 billion settlement to end Fannie Mae’s claims that the bank improperly sold it mortgages that later soured, and to resolve problems with foreclosures, the companies said. The agreement largely covers the $11.2 billion of claims that governmentowned finance company Fannie Mae had against the bank, which represented about 44 percent of the bank’s total pending claims at the end of the third quarter. Bank of America, which bought Countrywide in 2008, still needs court approval for an $8.5 billion settlement with private investors and is locked in litigation with insurer MBIA

Why settle? The settlement is a major step for Bank of America toward resolving claims from investors who want the bank to buy back loans that its Countrywide Financial subsidiary sold to them during the housing boom, many of which later went bad.

Inc. over mortgage-related claims. The settlements, other charges and a series of asset sales the bank also announced Monday will result in Bank of America posting only a small profit for 2012’s fourth quarter. REUTERS


Roughly 3.8 million borrowers who were foreclosed on within the time frame of the review will receive cash compensation ranging from hundreds of dollars up to $125,000, depending on the type of errors they experienced, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said. The reviews followed the “robo-signing” scandal that emerged in 2010 involving allegations banks pursued faulty foreclosures by using defective or fraudulent documents.


Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Case & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., MetLife Bank and five others will pay $3.3 billion directly to eligible borrowers and $5.2 billion in loan modifications and forgiveness, regulators said. REUTERS

President Barack Obama on Monday nominated former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to head the CIA, potentially

setting up a Senate confirmation battle on two fronts and establishing a tough tone to start his second term. Mindful of the concerns about both Hagel and Brennan on Capitol Hill, Obama spoke at length about each in a White House ceremony, then gave the microphone to outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and acting CIA Director Mike Morell to provide testimonials. REUTERS



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Apple tops 40 billion app downloads Apple Inc.’s customers have downloaded more than 40 billion applications from the company’s App Store, with almost half oc-

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The big baby reveal: A celeb retrospective

How will we see Kim and Kanye’s baby? We look at past celebrity babies for guidance

The feed ... Checking in with some of Hollywood’s biggest names to see what they’ve been up to — in their own words, 140 characters or fewer. @ParisHilton Spent the entire day going through all my closets again. My entire dining room is full of racks of clothes & boxes of handbags etc to donate @Sethrogen Abu Nazir’s FaceTime works way better than my FaceTime ever has. @TomArnold The more screwed up the person the more inspirational their tweets.


pon the news that

However, Beyonce and Jay-Z eschewed a big pay-


Kardashian and Kanye West

turned down a $3 million paycheck for the pictures of their baby from an overseas tabloid, The Word thought it would be interesting to look at past celebrity baby reveals for ways they can promote Wee Lil’ West.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are No. 1 in raking

Selling out (or not) to the highest bidder

in cash from their offspring. In 2006, they got $4.1 million for pictures of their first biological daughter,

This photo of Beyonce and Blue Ivy was published to Tumblr with this statement: “We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives.”

Shiloh, and a whopping

$14 million for their twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, in 2008. The saintly couple then donated the millions to charity.

J.Lo and Marc Anthony pocketed $6 million from People for pictures of their twins, Emme Maribel Muniz and Maximilian “Max” David Muniz, in 2008.

day and instead released photos of their daughter, Blue Ivy, to the public via Tumblr. Of course, Kim and Kanye could not release photos of their baby (editor’s note: hahahahaha!). Some stars who haven’t publicized their recent offspring include Adele, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, and Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.






‘Justified’: Change is coming

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‘Cougar Town’ COMEDY. The boozy sit-

Season 4 brings new faces — and new trouble Timothy Olyphant, star and executive producer of the FX drama, on the challenges facing his US marshal A new partner in (fighting) crime

And some things never change

Comedian Patton Oswalt joins the cast as Constable Bob Sweeney, an old classmate of Raylan’s. “I wouldn’t call it a friendship; I’d call it a working relationship,” Olyphant says of the pairing. On set, however, the alliance was much more chummy. “Patton Oswalt is money — I mean, that guy’s so good,” Olyphant says. “He makes it a little tough for me to get through a scene with a straight face and yet he’s so serious and fantastic.”

As long as burgeoning crime boss Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) is around, Raylan is going to have his hands full in his hometown. “You’re not going to get through the season

Raylan moonlights as a bounty hunter The marshal who grew up with crooks has always tiptoed the line between being a “good” and “bad” guy. That line gets blurred when he illegally takes a

Timothy Olyphant stars as Raylan Givens on “Justified.” Season 4 premieres tonight at 10 on FX.

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side gig to earn extra money for the baby he’s about to have with his estranged ex-wife. “He seems to be walking right up to the edge now and then, and that’s kind of the fun of it — watching how close he can get to that without crossing,” Olyphant says of the lawman who bends the rules. “Others try to pin him down on who he is. ... Raylan refuses to allow that.”

without them hooking up,” Olyphant says of the show’s central antagonistic pair. “What we didn’t want to do is just keep it on the same scene over and over. We’re doing our best to try to keep the story both familiar but yet unexpected. Stay tuned.”

Raylan as a dad Don’t expect to see this guy spending a lot of quality time with his child, for one reason: “Little kids on the set — they tend to be a pain,” Olyphant, a father of three, says. “And if they’re not, their parents are. So, I don’t see us having a kid on the show too much.”


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com has a new address — TBS picked up the series from ABC — but the same old cul de sac crew is up to their usual antics. Which is to say you can expect relatable hilarity to ensue from such things as Jules’ first week of marriage to Grayson not living up to her expectations. That, and copious amounts of wine. Season premiere, 10 p.m., TBS

‘Betty White’s Off Their Rockers’ COMEDY. With the help

of a few celebrity friends — including Kim Kardashian and Psy in tonight’s Season 2 premiere — Betty White and her gang of elderly jokesters continue to prank the young folk. Season premiere, 8 p.m., NBC AMBER RAY





Lorr gets bent out of shape in new memoir Benjamin Lorr takes on Bikram (the man and the practice) in his rollicking new book, ‘Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga’

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I walked into my first studio overweight and injured — with little or no preconceptions about Bikram or yoga — and quickly fell into a daily practice that verged on the pharmacologically addictive. ... I would go on to lose 45 pounds over the first three months, reinvent myself into someone who regularly used ‘juice’ as a verb, and find myself surrounded by a community of otherwise normal-to-

too-thin-looking people who were basically doing the same thing. It was weird and fantastic and so I decided I wanted to write a book to try and understand it all. What do you say to people who think that Bikram is a hippie cult?

Does anyone still think of yoga as hippie anymore? It feels so overwhelmingly mainstream these days. Bikram Yoga in particular is just about 100 percent against everything I associate with hippies. Aside




Bikram 101 How do you describe Bikram? Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 asanas performed at 105 degree heat and has wonderful therapeutic benefits. Bikram the man is a petty controlling hatha yoga master who designed the series. He lives in Beverly Hills surrounded by expensive cars, true believers and his own ever-increasing loneliness — which is, of course, why the book is such an interesting read.

“I would go on to lose 45 pounds and reinvent myself into someone who regularly used ‘juice’ as a verb.” LORR, ON HIS BIKRAM TRANSFORMATION

from attracting exceedingly type A individuals, it features using fossil fuels to add heat and a guru obsessed with money and gangsters, decked out in enough bling to give Kanye pause. As for the cult part, well, you’ll have to read the book and come to your own conclusions. Suffice to say, even though I don’t think so, I can’t be so dismissive of the label. What was the craziest thing you discovered in your research and writing?

I’m not sure if this is “crazy” exactly, but watching just how well the guru, Bikram Choudhury, appeared to fit the profile of Narcissistic Personality Disorder raised my eyebrows the most. And this in a world where my eyebrows were constantly being elevated — be it from the people running out of the room to vomit, sobbing into their palms after a shattering class or telling the most amazing stories of how they used the yoga

to transform their lives and heal. The guru's personality — on throne, surrounded by acolytes, babbling away at lecture, and yet, achingly brittle, often sad, always needy — never failed to surprise me. He would say things about how he could withstand any amount of physical pain, but “put me in a room by myself and I will kill myself.” Fascinating.



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Why your teen can’t put down the junk food It’s because teen brains are conditioned to like it, says former FDA commissioner His new book aims to break the cycle


ormer FDA Commissioner David Kessler’s 2009 best-seller, “The End of Overeating,” introduced the idea that our eating habits are reinforced by the fat, sugar and salt pervasive in our diets. Now, he’s speaking to the adults of tomorrow with “Your Food is Fooling You” to teach teens the science behind their behavior and how they can change it.

adapted to wanting and responding to these cues. The goal was to give young people the tools so that their grown brains, these neural circuits, do not get adapted to this constant wanting and constant responding. Because once the neural circuits get laid down, it’s very hard to unlearn that behavior.

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[Have teens ask:] ‘Is it real food, or is it just highly processed layers of fat, sugar and salt?’ Being able to take charge is powerful. Will changes be made at the federal level?

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Horoscope Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19. It’s important to be astute regarding touchy situations, because if you’re not, you could easily allow yourself to be dominated by another. Don’t let it happen. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 19. Frivolous social pursuits should not be permitted to interfere with your more serious affairs. Put anything of that sort at the bottom of your agenda until you complete your duties. Pisces Feb. 20-March 20. When you are unable to achieve your objectives, don’t look for scapegoats to blame. The fault will easily be traced back to you should you bite off more than you can chew. Aries March 21-April 19. If you’re given important infor-

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Normally, you’re a pretty good judge of people, yet your instincts could unexpectedly fail you. Unfortunately, you could place your trust in someone who has no intention of living up to it. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22. IObjectives you establish for yourself are likely to be achieved. However, the targets you’re striving to meet will turn out be of little consequence to you or anybody else. Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 23. You might not be as mentally sharp as you think. It’s one of those days when you should avoid trying to match wits with anyone who has lots of knowledge and expertise. Scorpio Oct. 24-Nov. 22. Guard against inclinations to count your chickens before they hatch. Be a little opti-

mistic, but, first and foremost, let your common sense prevail. Sagittarius Nov. 23-Dec. 21. Try not to let your indifference put you in a position where you have no input in important decisions being made about your life. Others’ thinking could easily work against you. BERNICE BEDE OSOL

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percent of the world’s population? Such expenditures could not be accomplished without depriving its own population of standard advanced country benefits. The next highest spending country is China. It should be noted that China adequately defends its interests in the world while spending just about $100 billion.

Letters Let’s adopt China’s global approach RE: “MEASURE TWICE, CUT — WELL, A LOT” (METRO, JAN. 7) The U.S. officially

will spend $700 billion this year on military. If all areas of associated expenditures could be counted (space, nuclear, electronic, offbudget wars, etc.), $1 trillion could be more accurate. The U.S. easily accounts for half of the world’s military expenditures while it has only 3


Obama: The way to world peace What is the best way to achieve world peace? With President Obama’s inaugural ceremony right around the corner, scholars will propose what the president should do, indirectly answering the question above. As a Muslim-American, I want to first congratulate the president on his reelection and pray that he will lead the nation effectively during his second term. I think that the President has — domestically — done a good job. Among many things, he has had a congenial attitude towards Islam. Even though he has been called a Muslim, he has never portrayed Islam negatively. However, I wish the president applied the same level of fairness abroad. For example, the Guantanamo Bay Prison is still in operation. So, the question: What is the best way to achieve world peace? Absolute justice.

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BIRDS BRASS LACKING EXPERIENCE In the chaotic week following the ouster of Andy Reid, one major problem has emerged for the Eagles. It has a name: Jeff Lurie. Metro does not endorse the opinions of the author, or any opinions expressed on its pages. Opposing viewpoints are welcome. Send 100-word submissions to

Eagles chatter Reid provides one final insult to Eagles fans In the end, Andy Reid didn’t even bother to say goodbye. After 14 years of pretending he cared about Philadelphia, the former coach called off his parting news conference last week and launched his four-day campaign for another job. It was one final middle finger to a city that supported his team with their money and their hearts. When he resurfaced in Kansas City, lucrative new contract in hand, he had the audacity to praise the Eagles and their fans during his introductory news conference yesterday —

1,128 miles away. He called Philadelphia “tremendous” and then held a conference call with the local media. Sorry, Andy. Far too little, far too late. People who believe Reid gave everything required of a head coach during his 14-year run here have very low standards. Given the choice between honesty and blind allegiance to his players, Reid always chose the latter. That really wasn’t the problem. No, the problem

irst, the owner gushed his way through an embarrassing news conference that seemed more like an induction ceremony for Reid than a firing, and then the real trouble began. Flanked by his clueless GM Howie Roseman, Lurie embarked on a coaching search that is confirming our worst fears. If fans were put off by Lurie’s geewhiz style, can you imagine the reaction of a coaching candidate after hours and hours of his mindless prattle? Lurie’s top two choices, Bill O’Brien of Penn State and Chip Kelly of Oregon, decided to stay in college after marathon sessions with the owner. What a surprise. Kelly’s decision was especially revealing, since he had Lurie and his former best pal, Joe Banner, in a bidding war for his totally unproven NFL services. After a combined 16 hours of talks with Lurie, Roseman and Banner — representing his new team, Cleveland — Kelly walked away from at least $25 million. Although the Eagles will never admit it, the loss of Kelly was a major blow. Just go back to Lurie’s original description of his ideal coach: “I’m looking for someone that’s innovative. Somebody that is not afraid to take risks.” No one filled those mandates better than Kelly.

was that he never made any effort to inform the same fan base that he praised so lavishly. Need an example of a coach who does both? How about a man who worked for Reid, John Harbaugh? He answers questions without lapsing into mantras like “gotta do a better job” and “take full responsibility.” Harbaugh respects the people paying his salary. Reid never did. Reid’s final snub was especially revealing because it represented his one true opportunity to communicate honestly with the fans. Even a dolt like Rich Kotite attended his goodbye news conference, and Ray Rhodes took calls on his radio show the day he was fired. Unlike Reid, Rhodes knew he would never get another head coaching job, and still he showed up.

Even worse, the misfire proved that the Eagles lack someone with football gravitas, someone who can speak the special language of the game — and someone who would make a five-year contract seem like a great opportunity, not a prison sentence. The first time Lurie conducted a coaching search was 1995, when his top choice was Dick Vermeil, a Philly icon pondering a return after a 12-year hiatus. Vermeil rejected the offer because he was worried about the lack of football experience in the front office. Eighteen years later, nothing’s changed. So the big question is, who will look past Lurie’s shortcomings? Mike McCoy seems like the most promising choice, if for no other reason than what he could do to develop Nick Foles into a top QB. Bruce Arians is the most interesting name, because of his Temple connection and his exceptional work in Indianapolis. Sadly, it is becoming clear that the Eagles will need more than a new coach. They will need a miracle worker who can overcome not just the 31 other NFL teams, but also the court jester looking down from his ivory tower, Jeff Lurie. – Angelo Cataldi is host of 94 WIP’s Morning Show, airs weekdays 5:30-10 a.m.

NHL chatter Bettman needs to leave hockey The NHL will return after the most ridiculous lockout in history. Faced with a crisis entirely of his own making, Commissioner Gary Bettman finally released the hostages Sunday morning. If you’re waiting for some expression of joy, sorry. I am thrilled for the incredibly loyal hockey fans of our city – less than 200 cancelled season tickets — but my celebration will begin only when Bettman leaves the sport. The most amazing part of this four-month shutdown is how few people thought it was a good idea. Players made major concessions, a majority of

owners were ready to sign on the dotted line before the leaves turned color and fans were starved for their favorite pastime. There was no philosophical dispute. It was all about money. Bettman got owners to agree that all he needed to impose his will was eight votes. The small-market clubs formed a bloc behind Bettman and did whatever he told them to do. The best news is that the deal is for 10 years. Bettman will be 70 — too old for the worst despot in sports to shut down the NHL for a fourth time? We can hope.

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to replace Reid, but the Oregon coach wasn’t worth the risk. With no NFL experience, a funky offense and prickly personality, he was more likely to be a disaster than the next Bill Walsh. It sure would have been fun.

Staff infection. The make-up of Andy Reid’s new staff will be fascinating. Will he choose his most recent offensive coordinator, Marty Mornhinweg, or his first, Brad Childress? Will he bring his back his former bobo, GM Tom Heckert? Two you can cross off: Jim Washburn, Howard Mudd.


Duck you. Chip Kelly was the most exciting choice



Just say no. If Juan Castillo takes the job Reid is offering to coach the Chiefs’ offensive line, he’s dumber than we thought.

Reid turned Castillo into a laughingstock, and now he wants a do-over? Castillo should tell Reid where to go — and it’s not Kansas City.


Numbers don’t lie. Before Jeff Lurie schedules the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, here are a couple of stats to consider. Reid was 26-51 vs. playoff teams in his 14 years here, and 34-54 vs. teams above



.500. Read those numbers again. They aren’t misprints.


What legacy? Former players had a lot to say after Reid’s firing. Jeremiah Trotter said the Eagles were outcoached against better teams. Hollis Thomas said Reid should have left two years ago. And Donovan McNabb urged us to recall Reid fondly. Guess which one is looking for a job.

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RG3 seeking second opinion on right knee Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his injured right knee. The team didn’t reveal the results of RG3’s MRI, but a Washington Post report cited partial tears to the anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in the knee. METRO

Congrats! Messi FIFA Player of Year Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi was named the FIFA Player of the Year after scoring a worldrecord 91 goals. Messi, 25, won the award for the fourth straight time. Abby Wambach took home the hardware on the women’s side, edging teammate Alex Morgan. Wambach guided the U.S. to a gold medal at the London Games.





Eagles reboot search after Kelly rejection

Fire up the coaching search. Again. Chip Kelly will not be the one to succeed Andy Reid after the coach decided to return for his fifth season at the University of Oregon. Kelly, who was the Eagles’ top candidate, has turned down NFL offers in each of the past two offseasons. One week after losing their season finale to the Giants, the Eagles are still without a coach. The team has interviewed Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, Falcons

special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, who satisfied the NFL’s Rooney Rule requirement, and Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. The Eagles have also asked permission to speak with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. The team had shown interest in Doug Marrone, but the Syracuse coach inked a deal to be Buffalo’s coach. METRO

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sion rate on third down. Mike Zimmer, Bengals defensive coordinator The Eagles are pursuing the wrong Cincinnati coordinator. Zimmer has been among the best and brightest over the past five seasons. In 2012, his unit registered 51 sacks — third-best in the entire NFL — and Cincy ranks Top 10 in every pertinent defensive

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Vic Fangio, 49ers defensive coordinator If anyone has watched the 49ers play defense over the past two seasons, you know why this name is here. Fangio’s unit plays a smart, aggressive style and was ranked No. 1 in the NFC in total defense this past season. Fangio’s defense also limited opponents to a 33-percent conver-


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Temple frosh rewarded as All-America So what do Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and Temple’s Tyler Matakevich have in common? Both have been named to Freshman All-America first team, a distinction held by only one former Owl. The 20year-old finished the season with 101 tackles and 67 solo stops, earning him Big East Rookie of the Year. He became the only Temple first-team selection besides Dan Klecko (1999). “This is truly an amazing feeling,� said Matakevich, from his Stamford, Conn., home. “It is such an honor to be recognized among the great names of the Temple football tradition. I can’t wait to get back to school and get back on the football field.� Matakevich is one of 15 true freshmen selected to the 30player team, coached by Urban Meyer of unbeaten Ohio State. JON MARKS

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As the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coaching search drags on, the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former leader has moved on. Dressed in a red Chiefs tie and shiny Chiefs lapel pin, Andy Reid was introduced yesterday as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Reid spoke glowingly of both his new employer and his old one. He had no regrets on his 14-year tenure in Philadelphia, reiterating several times that change can be a very positive thing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes change is good,â&#x20AC;? said Reid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could be tremendous for the Philadelphia Eagles, and at the same time, I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be tremendous for the Kansas City Chiefs.â&#x20AC;? After addressing the Kansas City media, Reid did a conference call with Philadelphia reporters. His message was the same â&#x20AC;&#x201D; no regrets â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and he stressed his fondness for the city that gave him his big break, back in 1999. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still love Philadelphia. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sold

Reid will have the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Yesterday, he addressed his plans for the future while reďŹ&#x201A;ecting on his 14-year tenure in Philadelphia.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think [Philadelphia is] in a better place now then when I took over.â&#x20AC;? REID


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emotions in check. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an emotional thing, I needed to take a step back,â&#x20AC;? Reid said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the right time. Fourteen years, man, the fan base there is great, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all in, they care about football.â&#x20AC;? He went on to compliment the entire Eagles organization, from owner Jeffrey Lurie to GM Howie Roseman. Reid, without getting into specifics, admitted to a few mistakes along the way and hinted that he should have stuck with Juan Castillo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When all is said and done, we were a better defense with Juan than we were without Juan,â&#x20AC;? he said. All in all, Reid is content with his legacy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Did we get the championship? No. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to forget those other wins. There was nothing more that I wanted to do than win a Super Bowl for Philadelphia.â&#x20AC;? Mike Greger

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Andy Reid, ever the company man, took the high road again. When asked who had final say on personnel matters over the past three offseasons, he cited a â&#x20AC;&#x153;joint effort.â&#x20AC;? It had been speculated that GM Howie Roseman was in charge of those drafts and drastic coaching changes. However, owner Jeffrey Lurie absolved Roseman of it, except for 2012. Roseman later confirmed that Reid had final say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working right, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a joint effort. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not one guy sitting in there with a hammer,â&#x20AC;? Reid said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When that gets out of whack it goes downhill real fast. If thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skewed at all, it goes downhill real fast.â&#x20AC;? METRO


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