PhillyClout heard a lot of smack talk between City Council staffers and administration staffers late last week.  And for once, it had nothing to do with the city's deficit-troubled budget.  No, this was all about basketball.

In a grudge match played out on the court at Benjamin Franklin High School Friday evening, the administration finally scored a win over Council in a tight match.  Final score:  Administration 33, Council 29.  PhillyClout has been told that state Rep. Tony Payton suited up for the administration while a Water Department employee with some skills played for Council.

We have been advised of no hard fouls, ejections or hospitalizations.  If only budget hearings were so peaceful.