Coaches Corner – ESPN and Broadcaster Robert Lee Debacle

Bill Furman Articles

  So ESPN is looking out for one of its young broadcasters scheduled to do the William & Mary vs Virginia game in Charlottesville on September 2nd at 330. This young Asian broadcasters name happens to be Robert Lee. ESPN has been criticized nationwide for even making this an issue. Maybe they didn’t realize that Florida vs Michigan and Temple …

PHILS LOSING ARMS RACE (CHET’S TAKE, 8-23-17)

Chet Chesko Articles

As spring training got under way last February down in Clearwater, I wrote a column about being intrigued by the six right-handers who were the front-runners for the Phillies 2017 starting rotation.  As the saying goes, “how’d that work out?” Uggh. Let’s see. Veteran Jeremy Hellickson was a Phillie thru late July, going 6-5 with a 4.73 earned run average, …

Wilt Chamberlain Puts His Stamp on the Game of Basketball. The Renaissance Man Goes USPS Postal

Bill Furman Articles

By Andre McCarter G650 Unrestricted Flight Schedule 12/15/2014 Do you know of Wilt Chamberlain? You can ask this question anywhere in the world where basketball exist and people will know the name Wilt Chamberlain, “Wilt the Stilt”, “The Big Dipper”, the name Chamberlain liked the most, along with “Dip” the name his close friends and colleagues would affectionately call him. The Big Dipper /Dip came …

TOMMY AND RAY AND ME (8-20-17)

Chet Chesko Articles

“I’m sitting here watching all these people as they head into the theater – I’ve done this before every show – and I see people of all ages going inside. And it just blows my mind.” Hall of Fame sportswriter Ray Didinger and I sat outside the Fringe Arts Theater in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon talking for 15 minutes about his …

Philly Pressbox Radio Class of 2017 Hall of Fame Broadcaster Ballot

Bill Furman Articles

    VOTING HAS ENDED!! Thanks to all that participated Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable recently elected our 4th Hall of Fame class. The first three vote getters as selected by the fans were Roller Derby Hall of Famer Judy Arnold, Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Howe and Basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone. Chet selected Phillies standout Dick Allen and …

REMEMBERING ‘DUTCH’ (CHET’S TAKE, 8-7-17)

Chet Chesko Articles

Every Phillies fan is well aware of that 2006 “Chase Utley, you are the man” call by Harry Kalas – 11 years ago this week, by the way. Well, a dozen or so years before that, back in the early 1990s, Darren Daulton was “the man” in terms of Philadelphia Phillies baseball. Our Philadelphia sports teams have had some great …

Judy, Judy, Judy… (Chet’s Take, 8-3-17)

Chet Chesko Articles

On our latest weekly show, we announced the results of our 4th Annual Philly Pressbox Radio Hall of Fame voting, unveiling the five new inductees for 2017. There were 15 retired players on the ballot, with the top three in fan balloting over the past week earning automatic entry to our (just-for-fun) Hall, before Bill Furman and I each named …