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

Chet Chesko Articles

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 …

WHO DRAFTED THESE GUYS? (CHET’S PIECE, 10-4-17)

Chet Chesko Articles

You might not remember the name Marti Wolever, but he was the Phillies’ director of amateur scouting from 2002 until his firing at the end of the 2014 season. Now, scouting teen-aged ballplayers – and deciding which ones to draft – is not an easy job. You just don’t know how those kids will develop physically, what sort of work …

RUNNING TO VICTORY (Chet’s Take, 10-2-17)

Chet Chesko Articles

In case there was any doubt, what the Eagles have done the last two weekends should make it crystal clear: Establishing a running game greatly improves this team’s chances of victory. After the Birds’ 27-20 Week 2 loss to Kansas City, a game in which Doug Pederson called 56 pass plays and just 13 runs (excluding four scrambles by quarterback …

Special Phillie, Special Kid! (Chet’s Take, 9-29-17)

Chet Chesko Articles

These are some tense times in the sporting world, but there have been a lot of pretty cool things that have happened lately, too. (And, no, not just Penn State’s 4th-and-goal touchdown to beat Iowa with no time on the clock late Saturday, followed 18 hours later by that 61-yard Jake Elliott “walkoff” field goal, giving the Eagles a dramatic …

Future Is Bright As Flyers Camp Opens (Chet’s Take, 9-14-17)

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Training camp has opened, and another Philadelphia Flyers season is fast approaching. It’s season number 51 for the Orange & Black, but it’s now been 42 years since those back-to-back Stanley Cup championships, and we’re all wondering just how soon this club will again compete for a third Cup. First things first, Flyers fans: Don’t get your hopes up.  It’s …

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

Chet Chesko Articles

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

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

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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 …