R.I.P. KEITH JACKSON, AMERICAN SPORTS LEGEND

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The sports world lost another legend this week with the passing of Mr College Football Keith Jackson. The 89 year old Jackson did it all in his 52 year broadcasting career. He did the first live broadcast from the Soviet Union covering rowing, somehow, when no one was allowed to broadcast there. He worked college and pro basketball games, Major …

#88 To the Rafters! (Chet’s Take, 1-18-18)

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Five Philadelphia Flyers have had their number retired – the #1 jersey worn by Bernie Parent, Mark Howe’s #2, Barry Ashbee’s #4, Bill Barber’s #7 and Bobby Clarke’s #16. Thursday evening, a sixth number will be formally retired and raised to the rafters – the #88 worn by 2016 Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros. It will be a special …

PSWA Dinner: Quite a Night! (Chet’s Take, 1-17-18)

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While attending the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s 114th annual dinner Monday night in Cherry Hill, it again hit me that the Philly area is blessed with not only several great athletes, but a lot of terrific media people, too. Several of them were in attendance at the event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, including Sixers play-by-play voices Marc Zumoff and …

2017’s Best Sports Flicks (Chet’s Take, 1-12-18)

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As many of you know, I’m not only a big sports fan, I’m also a huge movie fan. So, it makes sense that I’m also a big fan of sports movies. Unfortunately, 2017 wasn’t a great year for sports films. No “Raging Bull,” “Hoosiers,” “Rocky” or “Bull Durham.” I guess Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3” – about Lightning McQueen and other Piston …

Busy Year For Philly Pressbox Radio (Chet’s Take, 1-4-18)

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A new year is under way, and it’s a pretty exciting time on the Philadelphia sports scene, with the Eagles heading to the postseason as the NFC’s No. 1 seed, the 76ers, Flyers and Phillies all heading in a positive direction thanks to some exciting young stars, and Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats again among the favorites to make it to …

Big Losses in 2017 (Chet’s Take, 12-30-17)

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“Who cares if one more light goes out in the sky of a million stars? It flickers, flickers. Who cares when someone’s time runs out if a moment is all we are? Or quicker, quicker. Who cares if one more light goes out? Well I do.”                                                                                                                                            — from “One More Light,” by Linkin Park (2017) As I get older, …

AGONY OF VICTORY (CHET’S TAKE, 12-26-17)

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Yes, the Eagles are 13-2 and have locked up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. So why is it that so many of us have had major agita after each of the three December victories that have gotten us to this point? Let’s review. On Dec. 10, the Eagles rebounded from a loss at Seattle the previous week with a …

FOLES PASSES TEST (CHET’S TAKE, 12-18-17)

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Much of the talk in the aftermath of the Eagles’ way-closer-than-it-should-have-been 34-29 victory over the Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium has been about the subpar performance of the Birds’ defense, and that’s understandable. Giving up 504 yards of offense and 29 points to a 2-11 (now 2-12) team is disconcerting, for sure. But there are very few complaints that …

Fun Read for Flyers Fans (Chet’s Take, 12-7-17)

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The Philadelphia Flyers have been around for 50 years now, and there have been just a handful of folks who have been part of the franchise from the beginning. One of those folks is Lou Nolan, the team’s public-address announcer since 1972 (and a public-relations assistant to another lifer, Joe Kadlec, the previous five years). If you think that a …