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Will Phils Hire Best Manager in Baseball?

Filed in Sports by on October 24, 2014 10 Comments
Will Phils Hire Best Manager in Baseball?

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!

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What is the big deal?

Filed in National, Sports by on February 10, 2014 12 Comments
What is the big deal?

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.

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Can someone explain to me the allure of NASCAR?

Filed in Delaware, Sports by on May 31, 2013 14 Comments
Can someone explain to me the allure of NASCAR?

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 […]

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Concussions and Football (And Other Sports)

Filed in National, Sports by on January 28, 2013 3 Comments

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 […]

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The Eagles: Weak One

Filed in Sports by on September 10, 2012 2 Comments
The Eagles: Weak One

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 […]

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Girls Just Wanna… Play Ball

Filed in International, Sports by on August 8, 2012 6 Comments

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 […]

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Derby Day

Filed in Sports by on May 5, 2012 3 Comments
Derby Day

As many in the Brandywine River Valley get ready to celebrate Point to Point on Sunday, the nation, no, the world will be focusing on the small city of Lexington Lousiville for the Kentucky Derby.

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Soccer: Manchester City v. Manchester United Preview

Filed in Sports by on April 30, 2012 9 Comments
Soccer: Manchester City v. Manchester United Preview

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.

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Flyers-Devils Preview

Filed in Sports by on April 29, 2012 2 Comments

The streets of Philadelphia will be quiet this afternoon, but in the bars, homes and the Wells Fargo Center, it is going to be loud and obnoxious as the Flyers get ready for their bitter rival, the New Jersey Devils.

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Introducing the Next ‘No Heart Chump’?

Filed in Sports by on April 28, 2012 1 Comment
Introducing the Next ‘No Heart Chump’?

Eagle fans meet Nick Foles. Nick Foles meet the Eagles fans.

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Black Player Scores Winning Goal; Racists Hit Twitter

Filed in Sports by on April 27, 2012 2 Comments
Black Player Scores Winning Goal; Racists Hit Twitter

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.

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Brian Dawkins Retires

Filed in Sports by on April 23, 2012 1 Comment

Brian Dawkins, one of the Eagles greatest players ever, retires after 16 years in the NFL.

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Obama Honors Tony Stewart

Filed in Sports by on April 20, 2012 0 Comments
Obama Honors Tony Stewart

President Obama honored Tony Stewart for his historic NASCAR championship last year.

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Alabama’s $30,000 crystal championship trophy shattered

Filed in Sports by on April 17, 2012 3 Comments
Alabama’s $30,000 crystal championship trophy shattered

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?

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Della Donne Throws Out First Pitch

Filed in Sports by on April 10, 2012 0 Comments

And with the ceremonial first pitch at the Phillies game, the University of Delaware’s Women’s basketball season comes to an end.

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Delle Donne on Outside the Lines

Filed in Sports by on March 4, 2012 4 Comments

Delaware native and Blue Hens basketball star Elena Delle Donne was featured on ESPN’s Outside the Lines today.

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JRoll

Filed in Sports by on September 19, 2011 3 Comments

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.

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Eagles Week 2 Prediction

Filed in Sports by on September 18, 2011 9 Comments

Long time readers know that my big problem with Donovan McNubbins was that he was a “no heart chump.” What do I mean by that? It is complicated, but to be concise, I’d say that “no heart chump” means someone who is ambivalent about winning.

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Obama Calls Eagles Owner

Filed in Sports by on December 28, 2010 2 Comments
Obama Calls Eagles Owner

President Barack Obama called Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to commend the Eagles for giving Michael Vick a second chance.

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Tornoe’s Toon: A Michael Vick Christmas

Filed in Sports by on December 23, 2010 0 Comments
Tornoe’s Toon: A Michael Vick Christmas

When his probation ends in 2012, is it puppy time for the Eagle’s QB?

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Eagles Open Thread

Filed in Sports by on December 5, 2010 3 Comments

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 […]

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Tornoe’s Toon: Rooting for Michael Vick

Filed in Sports by on November 22, 2010 7 Comments
Tornoe’s Toon: Rooting for Michael Vick

Michael Vick is having a remarkable season for the Eagles. It doesn’t mean it isn’t tough to cheer for him…

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Tornoe’s Toons: Phillies Pitching

Filed in Sports by on April 29, 2010 1 Comment
Tornoe’s Toons: Phillies Pitching

Cole Hamels may have had 10 strikeouts last night, but is he on the right track, or just suffering the up-and-downs that have plagued him over the last couple of seasons?

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Let’s Go Phillies

Filed in Sports by on October 28, 2009 5 Comments

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 […]

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2008-2009 Phillies: Best Philly Sports Team Ever?

Filed in Sports by on October 22, 2009 33 Comments

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 […]

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