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Trifecta: The NFL, Mediocre Pizza and Trump

Filed in National, Sports by on November 4, 2017 4 Comments

I dislike all three, so I’m a winner no matter who loses. This starts with the mediocre pizza made by jock-sniffing conservative pizza magnate “Papa” John Schnatter. He caused a stir the other day by criticizing the National Football League — kind of a dick move considering Papa John’s is the NFL’s official pizza. The […]

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Holy Bleep! Eagles Fire Chip Kelly

Filed in Sports by on December 29, 2015 1 Comment
Holy Bleep!  Eagles Fire Chip Kelly

I really liked the idea of his hiring.  But, the idea of his hiring turned out to be far better than the reality of his tenure.  Still, this is a shock.

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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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