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 …

Happy 3rd Birthday to Us! (Chet’s Take, 4-26-17)

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Can you believe it? It’s our birthday this week! Yes, the Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable made its debut on April 30, 2014, with “sports junkie” Kevin McClure joining Bill Furman and yours truly on that very first show, and we’re now turning 3 years old.  Since that first episode, we’ve done more than 130 shows, having welcomed about 55 different …

‘SNOW ON THE BARB WIRE’ (CHET’S REVIEW, 3-29-17)

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“Granted, Wing Bowl isn’t exactly the President’s Inaugural Ball. It’s a complete circus… but I can never argue the fact that it changed the course of my life.” The new book Snow on the Barb Wire is the true story of South Jersey’s Bill Simmons, known to many as “El Wingador” since 1999, when Simmons won the first of his …

Wing Bowl: A Unique Philly Tradition (Chet’s Take, 2-5-17)

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There are all sorts of competitive-eating contests around the world, but there’s probably nothing quite like Philadelphia’s annual wing-eating competition, Wing Bowl, which has somehow been a pre-Super Bowl tradition for a full 25 years now. And, yes, yours truly was there for this year’s big event, bright and early (dark, really) Friday morning. It plays out like this: The …