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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.

Eagles fans show off Super Bowl custom license plates on Twitter

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Eagles fans show off Super Bowl custom license plates on Twitter

The Eagles are still the reigning Super Bowl champs and these people want everyone driving behind them to know it.

Some people will decorate their house, others got tattoos, but people on Twitter started sharing their custom license plates today and they’re spectacular.

Here’s a few.

Bravo, Eagles fans.

If you have a license plate you’d like to show off, too, send it to us!

The Colony Meadery releases Joel Embiid-inspired Joel Em-Mead drink

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The Colony Meadery releases Joel Embiid-inspired Joel Em-Mead drink

Here's a tip for any and all business owners out there: Come up with a solid Joel Embiid pun, base a product around it and watch your sales go through the roof.

We've seen it with Philly's own Evil Genius Beer Company and their Trust the Process and Phantom of the Process beers.

And now a local mead —a  honey-based alcoholic beverages — is catching on to the trend. 

The Colony Meadery in Allentown released Joel Em-Mead Saturday (an all-time great name), a nice 6.9 percent alcoholic drink with hints of cherry, pomegranate and ginger. The drink was, of course, inspired by Embiid's love of Shirley Temples.

Unsurprisingly, the thing sold like crazy, with half of the 76 cases selling out in the first 10 minutes the mead went online, according to PhillyVoice.

The 76 cases? That was just a very convenient coincidence, CEO and co-founder Greg Heller-Labelle of The Colony Meadery told PhillyVoice.

"When it came out at 76 cases, we considered that a sign from the basketball gods," Heller-Labelle said. "We said, 'Well, that’s just perfect.'"

The mead was such a hit that Heller-Labelle even got requests for cases from Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand.

With the help of the popular Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast, the mead was sold along with a sweet poster. 

If you missed out Saturday, there's still a chance to get your hands on some Joel Em-Mead.

Trust the (sales) process. 

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