Collingdale Coach Schlosser Inducted in to Delco Sports Hall of Fame!! – My Thoughts

Billy Furman Articles

My parting shot from our Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable, April 19, In life you run in to those few people that have a great impact on your life in some way. If you went to Collingdale High School from the mid 1960’s through the mid 1990’s that person was Mr Jim Schlosser. He taught 7th and 8th grade Science to …

Birds’ Sked a Tough One (Chet’s Take, 4-21-17)

Chet Chesko Articles

The NFL Thursday evening released the full schedule for the 2017 season, and there are mixed views on how it shakes out for the Philadelphia Eagles. Among the negatives: 1) The Birds open the season with two tough road games: Week 1 at Washington, a team that’s given the Eagles fits in recent years, and Week 2 at Kansas City, …

DRAFT MOCKERY (CHET’S TAKE, 4-11-17)

Chet Chesko Articles

Can we just fast-forward to April 27? Please? If you’re a football fan, you know that April 27 marks the start of the 2017 NFL Draft – in Philadelphia this year, as you’ve probably heard. And there’s been speculation on top of speculation as to whom the Eagles might select with the 14th overall pick, with dozens of possibilities thrown …

CLEARWATER …AND DALLAS (CHET’S TAKE, 3-25-17)

Chet Chesko Articles

Why would a lifelong Phillies fan wait 50-plus years to head down to Clearwater to see his favorite team at spring training? The brutal truth: There’s no logical answer to that. None whatsoever. The good news: this diehard fan, who’s been alive for more than 4,000 of the Phils’ MLB-record 10,741 losses, finally made it down to Clearwater in March …

Living Up to the Hype (Chet’s Take, 1-29-17)

Chet Chesko Articles

Don’t you just love it when a much-hyped sporting event lives up to the buildup? We’ve actually had a pretty good run of that happening over the past 13 months: two terrific College Football Playoff national-title games, Villanova’s awesome last-second win over North Carolina in college basketball’s National Championship, the NBA Finals (in which the Cavaliers came back from a …

Big Year for Philly Pressbox Radio! (Chet & Bill, 1-3-17)

Chet Chesko Articles

Well, 2016 was quite a year for us here at Philly Pressbox Radio. We did 47 weekly PPR Roundtable shows, which means we took only five Wednesdays off during the year. We had about 40 different guests visit us on the program. And, in October, we launched our very own website — more on that in a moment. If you …

LOSS TO PACKERS A REAL DISAPPOINTMENT (CHET’S TAKE, 11-29-16)

Chet Chesko Articles

Pretty much anytime your favorite team loses a game, it’s disappointing. But some losses are more disappointing than others, and Monday night’s 27-13 loss to the Packers was a real blow to the gut of Eagles fans who were confident that this would be the game that would allow the Birds to move back within a half game of the …

THE FRUSTRATION MOUNTS (CHET’S TAKE, 11-6-16)

Chet Chesko Articles

Remember a week ago (after the heartbreaking loss to the Cowboys), when we were all critical of Eagles Coach Doug Pederson for his conservative decision-making? Well, the expression “be careful what you wish for” comes to mind. Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium, Pederson returned to the aggressive approach that we all lauded him for early in the season when the …

PHILS’ ‘BIG PIECE’ WILL BE MISSED (11-3-16)

Chet Chesko Articles

Exactly 12 hours after the 2016 Major League Baseball season officially came to an end with a dramatic Game 7 World Series victory by the Chicago Cubs, the Philadelphia Phillies officially ended their relationship with the last remaining piece of their 2008 championship team. Not just any piece but the “Big Piece,” as Ryan Howard was nicknamed. As expected, the …