Ed Snider once kicked Donald Trump out of his suite for talking


Ed Snider once kicked Donald Trump out of his suite for talking

There were dozens of heartfelt stories told at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday afternoon as friends and family celebrated the life of Ed Snider.

But there was one anecdote about the Founder of the Philadelphia Flyers that stood out as rather hilarious for multiple reasons. 

It was told by Drew Katz, the son of Mr. Snider's best friend Lewis Katz, who says he looked at Mr. Snider as a second father.

The story involved Ed Snider kicking Donald Trump out of his suite because he was talking too much during a hockey playoff game.

"It had nothing to do with his political views. I don't even think his political views were formed yet," Katz said. "It had to do with the fact that 'The Donald' wouldn't stop talking to Ed during the game."

"There's nothing that comes between Ed Snider and his hockey."

What more needs to be said? Mr. Snider is a legend.

Joel Embiid roasts Colin Cowherd for Sixers prediction

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Joel Embiid roasts Colin Cowherd for Sixers prediction

Colin Cowherd was worried about Sixers fans blowing up his Twitter account.

Really, his chief concern should have been Joel Embiid.

"The minute that game's over," Cowherd said, "my Twitter account's going to literally be in flames."

Embiid, a social media virtuoso, made certain Cowherd's nightmare came true.

You see, the Sixers on Wednesday night won their 40th game of the season by blasting the 19-win Grizzlies, 119-105, at the Wells Fargo Center (see observations).

Prior to the season's start, Cowherd, a host of the FS1 show "The Herd," lambasted the thought of Brett Brown's team achieving such a feat.

So a little wager was made:

"You know what I don't like about this, I don't like a couple of pro athletes … suddenly ganging up on me," Cowherd said, joking around. "I'm not a big fan of this."

That's too bad.

Embiid and Simmons felt no sympathy after the victory.

COLIN COWARD.... Coach deserves a lot of credit #40wins #TheProcess

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Now, Philly just needs to get the guy his jersey.

Maybe Embiid can sign it for him: "Trust the Process."

Meanwhile, these guys have 40 wins ... and they're not done yet.

Villanova hits icy patch on road to Final Four


Villanova hits icy patch on road to Final Four

The Philadelphia area — Villanova is not located *in* Philly proper — is being blasted by a huge snowstorm on Wednesday.

Could it keep the Wildcats from getting off campus and out of Philadelphia for the big NCAA Tournament game on Friday against West Virginia up in Boston?

It could! Check out the footage of their bus getting caught on the ice:

But the answer to the above question is probably "no." Jay Wright said they made it out OK.

The key takeaway here? The road to the Final Four needs to be properly plowed and salted.