A Few of Our Charitable Friends (Chet’s Take, 12-6-17)

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The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year, and it’s also a time when many charities do some of their most important work, and that includes a lot of folks in our Philly Pressbox Radio circle. Mike Barnes and Michael & Ellen Barkann continue to do terrific things at the Barkann Foundation for families in need. Kudos to …

Concerns As Win Streak Ends (Chet’s Take, 12-4-17)

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OK. The nine-game win streak is over, and there were a bunch of  things to spark concern in the Eagles 24-10 loss to the Seahawks Sunday night in Seattle. In a nutshell, quarterback  Carson Wentz made a few bad throws and had a killer fumble at the Seattle 1-yard line, the offensive line didn’t have its finest game, and the …

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 …

Recchi Now a Hall of Famer (Chet’s Take, 11-16-17)

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Another former Flyer is now a Hall of Famer, and he’s the kind of athlete Philadelphians love – a hard-working blue-collar guy. Mark Recchi, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall Monday night in Toronto along with four other ex-players and two executives, played 22 seasons in the NHL, including parts of 10 seasons over two stints with the Flyers. …

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 FORGOTTEN SIXER (CHET’S TAKE, 11-1-17)

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Admit it, Sixers fans: You were pretty happy when your team used the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft to select 6’11” center Jahlil Okafor. And why not? He was a 2014-15 All-American at Duke, where he averaged 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in his lone season playing for legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski, helping the Blue Devils win …

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 …

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE (CHET’S TAKE, 10-24-17)

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Different sports, sure, but Monday night’s Eagles-Redskins game at a raucous, sold-out Lincoln Financial Field and the 76ers-Pistons game at a half-empty Little Caesars Arena may have marked real turning points for the two storied Philadelphia franchises. How so? Well… Not only did the Birds’ 34-24 victory over the divisional-rival Redskins help Doug Pederson’s squad open up a 2 ½ …

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 …