Giving Thanks (Chet’s Take, 11-22-17)

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As I write this, it’s Thanksgiving Eve, so it’s a good time to send out a few thank yous! First of all, thank you, Rhys Hoskins … for turning a largely forgettable Phillies season into a reason to watch in August and September. Thank you, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid … for giving us signs that our four-year trust in …

WOW-WORTHY ‘W’ (CHET’S TAKE, 11-5-17)

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Any victory earned by a contender during an NFL season is important, but not all of them are overly impressive. Sunday’s 51-23 rout of the Denver Broncos by the Philadelphia Eagles was beyond impressive; it was a beat-down of the team that entered Week 9 as the league’s No. 1 defense and No. 2 rushing defense. In a word, wow! …

THE PROF & R-DIDDY (CHET’S TAKE, 10-27-17)

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Philadelphia sports fans are tough critics, and that’s even the case when you ask them about Philly sports-talk radio. Mention almost any name – Cataldi, Gargano, Eskin, Carlin, Missanelli, etc. – and half of the people you ask will admit to listening, while the other half will say (regarding any of those hosts): “I can’t stand that guy,” or “he’s …

HOW WILL THESE SIXERS DO? (CHET’S TAKE, 10/18/17)

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The start of a new season almost always begins with hope, but that hadn’t really been the case with the Philadelphia 76ers in recent years. We knew there would be lots of losses. It was all part of “the process,” we were told. Well, that original process is now over – or has, at the very least, transformed into a …

A WIN WORTH WAITING FOR (CHET’S TAKE, 10-15-17)

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If you listen to our weekly Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable or follow my escapades on Facebook, you know that I missed our latest show (other than a cameo phone visit) because I was vacationing in the United Kingdom. The vacation was fantastic, and Carl Henderson did a great job talking Philly sports with Bill Furman in my absence. But, while …

The 2017 Eagles Will Finish… (Chet’s Take, 9-7-17)

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Predicting how a football season will go is never an easy thing to do. You never really know in advance how much a second-year quarterback might improve from his rookie season, how newly acquired free-agent wide receivers will adjust to their new home, how much of a contribution a first-round draft pick will make, or how good or bad all …

Coaches Corner – ESPN and Broadcaster Robert Lee Debacle

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  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 …