Can't Buy Me Love

Why can't Lyle Goodman, a New York kind of guy who hates this friggin' town, put his signature on 13th Street?

By Steve Volk
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Of course questions ensue about banks, ATM machines, the Internet and our global economy, so Goodman offers further explanation. "What I mean is, there are people in other places who have some of my money, who owe me money, and when I leave here I'm going to go and get it. I'm just going to say, 'It's time to pay me.'"

Someone delivers Goodman a soda, and he widens his mouth to encompass the thick cap of the bottle. Using his teeth to hold the cap in place, he rotates the bottle with his hands until the cap comes free. With his weak hands and his mouth stretched wide, he looks like a dog going to town on a bone.

He sighs again, a breathless, mortal sigh, his eyes still locked on the TV. "Even the black people love Ronald Reagan now," he says. "Isn't that something?"

He pauses, takes a swig of soda. "Maybe that's the answer," he says. "I should die. I should kill myself. Maybe then everyone will fall in love with me."

Senior writer Steve Volk (svolk@philadelphiaweekly.com) last wrote about suspected drug activity on 13th Street.

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1. Paul Noto said... on Nov 15, 2010 at 02:47PM

“Lyle was a great hockey coach in Baldwin NY Nassau County (PBC)”

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2. Broderick_9 said... on Nov 17, 2010 at 08:12AM

“sup Lyle !”

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3. essence S.A. said... on Nov 23, 2011 at 06:25AM

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4. ESSENCE S.A. said... on Nov 23, 2011 at 06:27AM

“GET THE F*** OUT OF TEXAS LYLE. NOBODY LIKES YOU”

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5. Murray Grossman said... on Feb 7, 2012 at 08:50PM

“Lyle is one of the greatest hockey minds out there.”

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6. Mitch wolper said... on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:26PM

“Lyle believed in old time hockey and selling equipment out of the trunk of his car”

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7. Mitch wolper said... on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:26PM

“Lyle believed in old time hockey and selling equipment out of the trunk of his car”

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