Like son, like father?
This weekend, CSN made its broadcast debut in the world of eSports by hosting one of the regionals in the $100,000 2v2 Universal Open Rocket League tournament and a tremendous storyline emerged as one player’s dad, who had never played Rocket League before, had to sub in and actually scored a goal!
Josh “JumpOnStuff” Russo learned last night that his teammate, who he had been training with, could not make it to the event, but he tweeted this morning that he had a surprise replacement.
Little did we know, it would be his dad, who had never played Rocket League before.
After struggling initially, Nick Russo, who affectionately was known as Dad throughout the game, backed his way into the ball for the lone goal late in a 4-1 loss in their first game together. When he scored, the viewers went nuts.
Despite the loss, this is a moment Nick and his son will never forget.
"One of the best father-son experiences I've ever had," Dad said. “"I've done a lot of pretty crazy things in my life and this is definitely one of them."
Click here to see video of the goal.
Coverage of the Universal Open continues Saturday night on CSN at 6:30 p.m.
Ah, the official start of summer is upon us, in the form of Memorial Day Weekend.
The fresh sun will descend upon us, the sand will be hot and the waves will be strong. Maybe your favorite ice cream shop will be open or you can go for a safe bike ride, or maybe just turn on a YouTube video of the beach if you aren't heading to the shore yet.
While MDW certainly will look a lot different this year at our shore towns of choice, one thing we can all agree on is that each town has it's own personality.
But which shore town matches YOUR personality? Answer some Philly-centric questions and we'll tell you.
Enjoy a safe and socially distanced MDW, folks, whether it be at the shore town that matches your personality or not.
In the latest episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver focused on the state of sports. He discussed how difficult the idea of bringing back sports during a global pandemic is and reviewed some of the risks that come along with rushing back to competition.
Oliver also took quite the shot at Philly sports fans.
To illustrate the devastating economic impact that the coronavirus has had on many stadium workers, Oliver showed the stories of two Philadelphia-based employees.
“I have food on the table now,” Aisha Johnson, a maintenance worker at Phillies games, said. “I’m making it right at this moment, but I don’t know what tomorrow may bring.”
Oliver then decided to insert a very strong opinion.
“It’s worth remembering that, although Philadelphia sports fans are a horde of inhuman monsters who deserve neither sympathy nor understanding, the people paid to tend to those monsters really depend on their monster money,” he said.
In his own way, Oliver did later give a little praise to a prominent Philly sports figure. He said Flyers mascot Gritty’s isolated exploits “blew [other mascots] away without even trying.” However, Oliver also commented that Gritty’s closet evolutionary relative is a “used dog toy.”
Oliver’s segment is worth watching if you’re interested in a unique brand of humor that casually roasts Philadelphia sports, as well as an overview of the many logistical and moral issues revolving around the question of “When should sports come back?”
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