Deadspin riffs

    Just Mayor Nutter’s luck:  On a day when Philadelphia’s weather paranoia was exposed nationally by the decision to postpone the Eagles-Vikings game, Brian Hickey drew the short straw to work the holiday weekend hosting Deadspin.com.

    Hickey is a former editor of the City Paper who lives in East Falls.  And he spent all Sunday treating readers of the popular, caustic sports commentary site to a series of photos, rants attached, showing how little snow there was on city streets at various points in the day.

    Here’s a (cleaned-up) sample (mommas, don’t let your tweens read Deadspin): “It’s an understatement to say I’m ashamed of the city in which I live because of this.  [Expletive deleted] fear-mongering meteorologists and the [dubious slur deleted] who allow their fear to get mongered.”

    Do you think Brian had planned his evening around that Eagles game, or what?

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    He kept up the photo updates throughout the day. By mid-evening, even he admitted to being impressed by the howling power of the storm.

    Still, it would have been fun to watch Brett Favre, the old lecher, try to throw a pass in that wind.

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