The Morning Brew for May 9

We certainly hope everyone out there had a great Mother’s Day yesterday. The Philly Influencer text chain was at it again, but that didn’t stop us from spending some quality time with our respective families.

And how ’bout them Phillies? After losing three of four to the St. Louis Cardinals, and losing another heartbreaker on Friday night, the Phillies bounced back to take two of three from the red-hot Miami Marlins this weekend. Yesterday’s win propelled them to an 18-14 record, good enough for third place in the National League East and only two games behind the Mets [three back in the loss column.]

This Phillies team has looked really bad in losses, but they never quit. They showed that against the Marlins this weekend. The team visits Atlanta fir a three-game series beginning tomorrow and should hopefully have their way with a terrible Braves team, but, hey, I wouldn’t be surprised if they get swept. It’s just the nature of a 162-game season. They return home Friday for another three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. Maybe they can exact some revenge from the opening series of the season.

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And now, the brew:

Watch Giancarlo Stanton destroy a baseball Friday night. And then read some stats about it.


Our post about Reuben Frank saying he thinks Sam Bradford might retire got a lot of play nationally this weekend. Pro Football Talk, Yahoo! Sports, CBS Sports, The Washington Post and quite a few more.

That’s what you get here – trendsetting.


PhillyVoice’s Jimmy Kempski looks at the ramifications of Bradford retiring, just in case.


Adrian graded Doug Pederson’s performance as a play caller last season during Week 8 of the Chiefs-Lions game. Here’s how he broke it down in a fantastic post.


Get out the way before I kick you in your back.



Catching up with the Birds: Carson Wentz remains unsigned.


Dwyane Wade. No fan of Canada, I guess.


Bartolo Colon hit his first career home run on Saturday.

James Shields, who was the pitcher, was embarrassed by it.


Nyquist won the 2016 Kentucky Derby on Saturday. You can watch the entire race below.



Eric Barron, president of Penn State, thought everyone would like to know what he thinks about the new allegations surrounding Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky and the university.

Game of Thrones
is on tonight.


Nice catch, bro.


Canelo Alvarez knocked Amir Khan out cold during their boxing tilt on Saturday night.


Bernard Hopkins’ reaction to the fight might be my favorite.


Drake Caggiula isn’t coming to Philly. The North Dakota college hockey star opted to sign with the Edmonton Oilers instead of reunite with his old college coach, Dave Hakstol.


Don’t be surprised if the Eagles start Carson Wentz sooner than expected.


College running back, Greg Bryant, was shot in the head this weekend and has died from his injuries.


Derek Fisher clearly don’t give a damn.


Some drama going on in the Earnhardt family:

The former NASCAR driver’s widow, Teresa Earnhardt, wants to keep the name from being used by Earnhardt’s son and her stepson, Kerry Earnhardt, and his wife in their home designs and furniture business. According to reports from ESPN, Kerry Earnhardt and his wife promoted the “Earnhardt Collection” in a project alongside Schumacher Homes and plan to start a furniture collection by the same name. The pair offers home designs in 14 different states.

But if Teresa Earnhardt has her way, that won’t happen—at least, under the Earnhardt name.

You can read more about that here.


Instagram model, Brittany Renner, plays soccer on an empty net. You’re welcome.



A wheelchair basketball game in Europe ended after fans attacked each other with knives and baseball bats.


Get down in there and jerk off the defender.



The Straight Shooters visited the WIP studios on Friday and recorded a two-hour show with Eric “Turtle” Golden. We looked at the recent WWE releases and drafted our own rosters for our own brands.

Listen below, or you can listen here.

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Clearly, I have the best roster of the three. There’s really no comparison.

But, the fix is in. Somehow, Turtle is winning and Vaughn is beating me. That makes zero sense in a sane world.

Make things right. Vote for yours truly because it’s the right thing to do.

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