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Penn kids turn down free cheesesteaks in remarkable numbers

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Penn kids turn down free cheesesteaks in remarkable numbers

The University of Pennsylvania basketball team has a meaty promotion at their games where if the Quaker score 100 points in a contest, fans at the game win a free cheesesteak from West Philly joint Abner's.

100 isn't something that has been in the Quakers' repertoire in recent years but this year's squad is putting up points at an impressive clip.

Cheesesteak documentarian and Deadspin writer Dan McQuade has covered the close calls Penn students have flirted with getting free cheesesteaks in the past.

But last night the dream was realized when Penn put up a century mark against Delaware State in a rout. Here's the shot that clinched it:

And as McQuade notes, roughly 2,000 fans attended the game but only a small fraction of them actually claimed a free steak. Reporting done by City of Basketball Love's Josh Verlin says that "over 100" people claimed the free cheesesteaks last night. ONLY "over 100" is remarkable.

That's a lot of unclaimed free cheesesteaks.

Sad.

Watch Joel Embiid battle Steve Nash in soccer ping pong for $1,000

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Watch Joel Embiid battle Steve Nash in soccer ping pong for $1,000

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown once famously called a young Joel Embiid's skills comparable to "Shaquille [O'Neal] with soccer feet."

Embiid put those soccer skills on display in a video for Bleacher Report in which he takes on one of the NBA's most famous soccer players, Steve Nash. You can read more about the latter's interest in futbol here.

The pair compete in an interesting game that looks like a riff on ping-pong but with a soccer ball they juggle. The rules seem pretty lax, as Nash asks Joel at one point why he's serving on points the former Sun won.

The highlight is clearly an Embiid header that is basically a spike.

In the end, it looks like Nash got the better of the Sixers' big man. All fun and games and pocket change for these two.

Previously: Joel Embiid shows off sick footwork, ball skills (in soccer)

Philadelphia Union soccer club get roasted for having a garbage disposal sponsor

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Philadelphia Union soccer club get roasted for having a garbage disposal sponsor

The Philadelphia Union are a bad soccer team. So it's only fitting that one of their sponsors be a garbage removal company.

The Union, known for their dooping, are currently ranked 20th of 23 teams in SI's "ambition rankings," but they have a sponsorship partner that is brilliantly innovative. 

They shared a photo of a garbage truck today asking fans to take a photo inside of it for a chance to win free tickets to an upcoming game.

That's when the Twitter accounts of other MLS teams jumped in to do the roasting.

I suppose this fitting sponsorship and tweet is working, because now we are aware of Republic Services and their trash trucks. Solid work from the Union.