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 …

TOMMY AND RAY AND ME (8-20-17)

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“I’m sitting here watching all these people as they head into the theater – I’ve done this before every show – and I see people of all ages going inside. And it just blows my mind.” Hall of Fame sportswriter Ray Didinger and I sat outside the Fringe Arts Theater in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon talking for 15 minutes about his …

‘Tommy and Me’ Returning (Chet’s Take, 6-10-17)

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Other than the anticipation of what the 76ers might do in the June 22 NBA Draft, there’s not a lot of excitement on the Philadelphia sports scene this summer. Well, here’s something else to look forward to: a 2017 “remount” of Ray Didinger’s terrific play, Tommy and Me – back for a 16-show run Aug. 3-20 after last year’s well-received …

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 …

DRAFT MOCKERY (CHET’S TAKE, 4-11-17)

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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 …

The Flyers’ Great Goalie Search (Chet’s Take, 3/5/17)

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Who is the Philadelphia Flyers’ No. 1 goaltender right now – Steve Mason, who has strung together three consecutive impressive games, or Michal Neuvirth, who just signed a two-year contract extension? Who will be the main man this fall? That one is anybody’s guess. In the good ol’ days, the Flyers played solid defense and usually had a pretty good …

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

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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 …