About Us

215 Sports is a Philadelphia-based sports blog. It’s for those who “bleed green” and love all Philly sports. We’re here to bring you some fresh opinion, news, as well as some fun with our blog, hope you enjoy.

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This was actually on Wikipedia:

The 215 was one of the original area codes established in 1947.

This area code, along with nearby area code 610, is being used as a symbol of hometown pride of many young people who dwell within it – for example, a Philadelphian student at Penn State might say he’s “repping the 215” at his school.

3 responses to “About Us

  1. Hi, Brian and Chris,

    I am writing because my company is opening a sports movie in Philadelphia called HarvarD Beats Yale, and I was hoping that I could send you a copy of the film for your consideration. It would be great if your blog could support the film’s opening, and maybe, we can work some deal for your to give some free tickets to your members. Please, take a look at the release below and let me know if we can work together somehow. My e-mail is rodrigo@kino.com

    Best,

    Rodrigo
    (212)629-6880

    KINO INTERNATIONAL OPENS HARVARD BEATS YALE 29-29 (2008) IN PHILADELPHIA ON FEBRUARY 20

    After a successful theatrical release at New York’s top art-house theatre, Film Forum, Kino International is proud to release Kevin Rafferty’s eagerly anticipated documentary Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (2008), an extraordinary retelling of one of the most famous college football games in history.

    An official selection of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the film is now set to open in Philadelphia on February 20, 2009, at the Landmark Ritz East located at the South Second Street.

    “A nail-biting sports story highlighted by personal stories, famous faces and the backdrop of the tumultuous ‘60s” (Rafer Guzman, Newsday), Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 is a gripping play-by-play account of the wildly unpredictable 1968 game, interwoven with the players’ unguarded recollections of the socio-political milieu of the time.

    The two Ivy League squads, both of which entered the contest undefeated, included members of both the paramilitary ROTC and the antiwar SDS; at Harvard, the team also included actor Tommy Lee Jones (who reminisces about his roommate Al Gore), while Yale’s star quarterback Brian Dowling became the inspiration for “B.D.” the jock character in Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury comic strip. The Yale fullback had a fan in Vassar student Meryl Streep.

    As Jones puts it, “ideas were flying like bullets,” and it becomes clear by the end of Rafferty’s film that this was a social experience that resonated well beyond one Saturday on the playing field.

    Filmmaker Kevin Rafferty was born in Boston and studied architecture at Harvard and film at the California Institute of the Arts. His debut documentary feature, THE ATOMIC CAFÉ (1982), was named Best Documentary of the year by the Boston Society of Film Critics; his credits as cinematographer include Michael Moore’s ROGER & ME (1989), and he has co-directed (and often produced) several other documentaries, including BLOOD IN THE FACE (1991), FEED (1992), THE LAST CIGARETTE (1999) and WHO WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT (2000).

    In order to request a screener of the film, please contact Rodrigo Brandão at (212) 629-6680 or rodrigo@kino.com.

    Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 opens at the Landmark Theatres Ritz East

    125 South Second Street
    (Between Chestnut and Walnut Streets, Front and Second Streets)
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Phone: (215) 925-7900

    http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/Philadelphia/RitzEast.htm

  2. Holly Mantle

    ***MEDIA ALERT***

    Eagles Player Victor Abiamiri Opens New
    Taco Bell in Media

    SWOOP, Eagles Cheerleaders and WMMR Crew Join To Celebrate Grand Opening

    WHAT: Philadelphia Eagles Defensive End Victor Abiamiri (#95) will join SWOOP, Eagles Cheerleaders and WMMR’s Nick McIllwain for a two hour lunch party to celebrate the grand opening of the new Taco Bell restaurant in Media, PA. Abiamiri will be on hand to sign autographs and ‘down some tacos’ as people flock to the newly opened restaurant for their chance to win in-demand prizes- including Eagles tickets, summer concert tickets, IPods and Taco Bell merchandise.

    Victor Abiamiri will join Nick McIllwain as he dishes out great-tasting Taco Bell fare from the drive through window. This ‘Eat and Greet’ will give the folks in Media the chance to have the first taste of what the new Taco Bell has to offer. WMMR has the music covered so everyone can enjoy their favorite classic rock tunes. And of course, the Eagles Cheerleaders and SWOOP will make sure that this is a non-stop party for the whole two hours.

    The Taco Bell opening in Media is great way for people to get into the summer mood and kick-off the weekend a little early. There will be tons of video and photo opportunities with Victor Abiamiri, SWOOP, Eagles Cheerleaders, the WMMR crew and all attendees.

    WHO: –Victor Abiamiri, Philadelphia Eagles Defensive End

    –Nick McIllwain, WMMR DJ

    –Philadelphia Eagles Mascot- SWOOP

    –Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders
    –WMMR Bod Squad and MMRarmy

    WHEN: Friday, May 15

    12- 2 pm

    WHERE: Taco Bell Restaurant

    1190 W. Baltimore Pike
    Media, Pa 19063
    (located in the lot next to CVS at the corner of Routes 1 & 452)

    Day Of Contact: Holly Mantle at 215-825-9633 or hmantle@levlane.com

    About Taco Bell Corp.

    Taco Bell Corp. (“Taco Bell”), a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE: YUM), is the nation’s leading Mexican-style quick service restaurant chain. Taco Bell serves tacos, burritos, signature quesadillas, Grilled Stuft Burritos, nachos, and other specialty items such as Crunchwrap Supreme®, in addition to the 79-89-99 WHY PAY MORE™! Value Menu. Taco Bell serves more than 36.8 million consumers each week in nearly 5,600 restaurants in the U.S.

  3. Monica Devlin

    Hi Guys,

    I’d like to invite you to the official kick off of the NFL Alumni Philadelphia Cheerleaders Association. It’s a memorable event to raise money for NFL Alumni’s official charity, Caring For Kids, and to celebrate our partnership with the NFL Alumni Association.

    Former Philly cheerleaders from 1948- 2008, along with special guests, will celebrate this Saturday.

    We hope to see you there!

    Please contact me via e-mail with questions and for press passes.

    Regards,

    Monica Devlin
    NFL Alumni Philadelphia Cheerleaders
    Media Relations Director

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