Catfish-eating 'Penguins fan' actually a 'Flyers fan' which seems dubious

Catfish-eating 'Penguins fan' actually a 'Flyers fan' which seems dubious

Sidney Crosby is very good at playing hockey and the Pittsburgh Penguins are Stanley Cup champions yet again much to the chagrin of Philadelphia Flyers fans everywhere. Or so you'd think!

This is a story with many twists and... tales. It begins in Nashville where fans throw catfish on the ice at hockey games.

It ends in the streets of Pittsburgh with a guy wearing a Penguins t-shirt eating a raw catfish in some sort of animalistic celebration.

Flyers fans would probably think to mock him except... he's one of our own? Sounds suspect.

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette caught up with the man in the photo -- AJ Alleyne, a 22-year-old from Philadelphia -- who is now somehow a Penguins fan because he lives there. It just doesn't make sense, I know.

"I'm from Philly. And I'm a Flyers fan, as well (laugh)," he told them. "I really wasn't a big Pittsburgh fan or anything like that, but I still root for the Penguins and Steelers a bit. I didn't like the Predators. I don't think anybody likes Nashville at all, so I was rooting for the Penguins to win."

Again, confusing. A human -- let alone a human originally from Philadelphia -- thinks everybody dislikes NASHVILLE yet somehow he likes PITTSBURGH. The mind boggles.

More from the Q&A, which is just baffling in its entirety:

Q: If you’re a Flyers fan, how did you get into being a Pittsburgh sports and Penguins fan?

A: Just living here and having friends here. I always, a little bit, liked the Steelers. I always knew about the rivalry with both sides of Pa., and I’m always a hundred percent with Philly teams, but living in Pittsburgh, it’s grown on me. I’ve grown to be a fan.

What, dude? What. No. Just. I don't. Ugh.

I don't know what to say. I guess some people from Philadelphia aren't very bright. And people living in Pittsburgh certainly aren't very bright either. But at least they get to be happy sometimes? Like last night. Ugh.

At least we know he now knows the horrors of what raw catfish tastes like.

Some Philly fan he is.

Do not mess with Chase Utley

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Do not mess with Chase Utley

Chase Utley is back for yet another baseball season and he's more business than ever.

After re-signing with the Dodgers in February for two more years, the 39-year-old is clearly still having tons of fun playing the game … well, fun in his own way, obviously.

Andrew Toles, a 25-year-old outfielder, gave us a glimpse into Utley's mystique within the Dodgers' clubhouse. We all know how well respected No. 26 is among his teammates, both former and current. In fact, his presence and example are significant reasons why, at his age, he's still playing in Dodgers blue after being acquired in an August 2015 trade with the Phillies.

Utley, in a hilarious segment on SportsNet LA's "Backstage Dodgers," jokingly showed his trademark stoicism with the cameras around and Toles looking to chat.

"That's what you call a role model. A baseball role model," Toles said. "You've got to have those. I wake up in the morning and I'm like, 'How can I be like Chase Utley today?' Because he's that guy. I want to be that guy, too, one day."

When Utley was wearing red pinstripes, just about every youngster playing baseball in the Delaware Valley was probably saying the same thing.

Jake Arrieta's wife solicits advice from Philly fans, gets hilarious responses

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Jake Arrieta's wife solicits advice from Philly fans, gets hilarious responses

Jake Arrieta is the new guy in town. The mound at the ballpark in South Philadelphia will likely be a very comfortable place for him to go to work. But what about his family up in the stands?

Arrieta's wife Brittany took to Twitter to solicit advice from Phillies fans on what her and their son Cooper will need to know about Citizens Bank Park.

Already leary of the impeding snow in Philly this week, Brittany also asked about games, traditions and food that are important at Phillies games.

Some common themes included crab fries, Graham Slam Ice Cream, cheesesteaks, hot dogs, Bull's BBQ, the Phillie Phanatic, etc. But this wouldn't be Philly without some snarky answers.

Head over to Brittany Arrieta's Twitter acount to see all of the responses and offer some of your own. I recommend a grilled sausage and onions from near Ashburn Alley and a local brew. Enjoy.