Well, if not the best, at least 1 or 1A along with the Giants’ Bruce Bochy.
Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay today. He has taken that chronically-underfunded team to great heights, four times in the playoffs and one World Series appearance.
This is not a pipe dream. He is from the area. In fact, his mom is still a waitress in his home town of Hazleton, PA. He’s a Lafayette grad, and he comes back here often. This is Pat Gillick’s call, not Ruben Amaro Jr’s.
Pat, for the sake of what’s left of my sanity, Make That Call!
For my generation (Gen X), and the generations younger than mine, this whole gay thing is the largest shrug of the shoulder you will ever see. The vast majority of us do not care if someone is gay. Further, the vast majority of us do not possess the stereotypes of ‘what being gay means.’ By and large, we do care if someone is discriminating against another on the basis of being gay, which is why I still have hope for the future once our younger generations take power and the older bigoted generations die.
However, listening to both Angelo Cataldi and some of his older callers on 94WIP’s Morning Show this morning was a wake up call for me and perhaps other of the younger generations, because the stereotypes are still there, and the bigotry is still there.
If you’re planning on heading south this weekend through Delaware, you might want to adjust your plans. You see, NASCAR is in Dover through Sunday, which means your scenic drive to the beach might be interrupted by gas-guzzling RVs making their way to the races. NASCAR remains a huge economic engine for Kent County. An […]
When I was growing up concussions were simply a hard hit in the head that took longer to recover from. As I entered high school, I remember concussions being discussed more often – usually with the warning of not letting the injured person fall to sleep – and not much beyond that. Today, the number […]
There was a lot wrong with the Eagles in yesterday’s win — a lot. The offensive line had a miserable day and the turnovers were absolutely horrendous. However, as Inside The Iggles writes, “So while we dissect the shortcomings this week–as we well should–let’s keep in mind the Eagles won a game they should have […]
First, the Pandora household has now taken to watching the Olympics On-Demand. NBC’s coverage has driven all of us away. What has also bothered us, mainly my daughter, is how the commentary surrounding female athletes has been dominated by their hairstyles, emotional moments, and uniform colors and bikini styles. So when my Cross-Country and Track […]
At 3 o’clock this afternoon, more than 650 million people will be watching a football match between the number one and number two teams in England.
The other night, Joel Ward of the Washington Capitals scored the winning goal against the Boston Bruins, and then the knuckleheads came out on Twitter.
1) Get a $300 copy of the real trophy.
2) Put the $30,000 trophy in a trophy case.
3) Let the parents of recruits take pictures with the $300 version.
I’m really the one who has to come up with these fixes?
In an interview in the October issue of Philadelphia magazine, Rollins says it’s time for rich people like him to start paying more. “Warren Buffet pays less taxes percentage-wise than his secretary, you catch that?” Rollins asks. “How can that be?” “I’m blessed to pay a lot in taxes, ” Rollins says. “I have friends and relatives that go day-to-day. Every American deserves to feel secure at the end of their life. So if it’s going to lift two families up, go ‘head, tax me more, I can handle it. Best I know, everyone’s going to die. No one’s taking money to the afterlife.
The 8-4 birds get a mini-bye week, then it is @Cowboys, @Giants, Vikings, and close out the regular season at home against the Cowboys on January 2nd. – The offense is great. Mike Vick is playing for his life and it shows. – The defense sucks. They are the worst team in the NFL inside […]
How could I let today pass without acknowledging tonight’s game? For the second year in a row, we are lucky enough to watch our hometown baseball team play in the World Series. I know I’ve said this before, but as a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, I can hardly believe that for the second year in […]
Should they win their second consecutive World Series, I’d say absolutely yes. Certainly the only team in the modern era to rival these Phils would be the Broad Street Bullies, who won consecutive Stanley Cups in the early to mid-seventies. Who else would even be on the list? The Steve Van Buren-era Eagles? Pro football […]