The memorial service for Ed Snider included a funny anecdote about the Flyers founder and Donald Trump. As reported by The 700 Level, Drew Katz, son of Snider's best friend Lewis Katz, recalled the time when the Philadelphia owner booted Donald Trump from his suite during a playoff game.
The reason? Trump's big mouth.
"It had nothing to do with his political views," Katz said Thursday. "I don't even think his political views were formed yet. It had to do with the fact that The Donald would not stop talking to Ed during the game. It's a true story.
"There's nothing that comes between Ed Snider and his hockey games."
At a rally Wednesday in Maryland, Trump referred to his friendship with Tom Brady.
"Massachusetts, home of Tom Brady," Trump said. "Do we love Tom Brady? Right, right?"
In Ravens' country? Not so much.
"I know, I know," Trump said. "We love Tom Brady. He's great. He's great. He's great. How can you not?"
Ravens fans may have an answer for Trump next week when Maryland holds its primary.
Was Trump simply being a troll and needling the Maryland crowd? Or did he miscalculate his audience by name-dropping Brady in enemy territory? It's a judgment call, based on the video. But he wouldn't be the first presidential candidate to botch a sports reference on the campaign trail.
At a rally in Michigan in 2004, Democratic candidate John Kerry told the crowd: "I just go for Buckeye football, that's where I'm coming from."
"But that was while I was in Ohio," Kerry said. "I know I'm in the state of Michigan and you got a great big M and a powerhouse of a team."
The upshot is that Kerry still lost Ohio and its 20 electoral college votes, which were decisive in George W. Bush's being re-elected.
On Tuesday, HBO's Real Sports updated its story about how some folks in Scotland are angry at Trump for his broken promises on jobs and development at a luxury golf resort: