PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 17: A football rests on the pylon prior to the game between the South Florida Bulls and Temple Owls the at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)A college football head coach will be leading his team with a heavy heart in its bowl game.Temple interim head coach Ed Foley will be coaching the Owls in their bowl game on Thursday, but he’ll be doing so after learning some terrible family news.Foley’s younger brother passed away last week.Philly.com had more on the tragic news:Since Friday, the bowl preparation has also provided a sense of refuge after the news that day that Cliff Foley, Ed’s younger brother, had passed away.Ed Foley said on Wednesday the cause of the death was still unknown.Cliff Foley, a 1987 graduate of Cherry Hill East where he starred in football and baseball and then enjoyed an excellent baseball career at Villanova, has been living for years in Plano, Texas.During Wednesday’s final press conference at Independence Stadium, Foley talked about his brother and dealing with the tragic situation. (He was asked before the press conference if he would be willing to discuss his brother and Ed Foley was more than willing to oblige.)Our thoughts are with the Foleys and their family and friends.Temple is set to play Duke in the Independence Bowl on Thursday. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. E.T.
All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet Need a new bourbon in your life?Well, Elijah Craig (produced by Heaven Hill) just released their Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon in a new bottle. If you’re a bourbon lover, or a history of bourbon lover, or you need to make it up to your father-in-law for not dropping the Deflategate thing during the last game when you could clearly see his blood pressure rising, this might be the one.Elijah Craig Small Batch is made exclusively from batches of 200 barrels or less of 8-year-old to 12-year-old Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey. A large percent of the whiskey used comes from the older barrels. Even with the new bottling, the mash bill, proprietary yeast, proof, and aging regimen remain the same.One of the biggest differences? It’s now available nationwide. (It’s okay, you can do a happy dance if you want. I’ll wait.)According to the company, the new bottle is made from a custom mold that is taller and has cleaner lines, a nod to today’s discerning bourbon drinker. You’ll find the year 1789—the year that Reverend Elijah Craig, the “Father of Bourbon,” founded the distillery” embossed on the bottle as well. For those that don’t know, Craig was the one who was responsible for pioneering the use of charred oak barrels for aging whiskey.The label, too, is different—smaller, this time—and contains the Reverend’s signature as well as the product information. The cork closure, which was a feature of the previous bottle, is now stained dark brown.For those that haven’t had Elijah Craig Small batch yet, the nose is complex, with vanilla, ripe fruits, and hints of mint intermingling. The palate is warming, with oak, spice, and smoke flavors. The bourbon is rounded out with a long, sweet finish.Finally, if you’re still not convinced that you should be finding your keys to get in the car and get to the liquor store right now, there are the awards to go with the bourbon: a Gold Medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Double Gold Medal & “Best Bourbon in Show” at 2016 Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, and a 92 (Excellent/Highly Recommended) at the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Bruichladdich Distillery Unveils its New Octomore Scotch Whisky Series What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey Editors’ Recommendations The Bulletproof, Million-Dollar Ramsmobile SUV Has an Optional Hookah