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Philly Pressbox Radio 2016 Broadcaster HOF Ballot

In Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Philly Pressbox, Philly Pressbox Radio on August 11, 2016 at 7:41 am

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As part of out 3rd Hall of Fame Class Philly Pressbox Radio is adding a new category, broadcasters. This first ballot is loaded with Philly broadcast legends. Bill Campbell, Gene Hart, Harry Kalas and Merrill Reese. You only get to pick one. Voting will last for 1 week. Attached is a link from our 8/10/16 show where Chet and Bill provide a thumbnail breakdown on each candidate. This review starts about the 30 minute mark. Enjoy!!!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/phillypressboxradio/2016/08/10/philly-pressbox-radio-inquirers-mike-sielski-on-philly-sportss-waiting-game

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2016 Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Ballot

In Misc Philly Sports, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Philly Pressbox, Philly Pressbox Radio on July 27, 2016 at 8:51 pm

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Welcome to the 3rd annual Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable Hall of Fame voting ballot.

As a review in 2014 we elected the following players. Chuck Bednarik, Steve VanBuren and Reggie White of the Eagles. Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and Robin Roberts of the Phillies. Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent of the Flyers and Wilt Chamberlain and Julius “Dr J” Erving of the 76ers.

In 2015 we allowed the fans to select the top 3 by voting. Each fan could vote for 5 plauyers with the top 3 being inducted. Jim “Chet” Chesko and Bill Furman each selected one player. The fans selected Brian Dawkins, Richie Ashburn and Bill Barber while Chet selected Smokin Joe Frazier and Bill selected Pete Pihos.

We have added 5 new players to the ballot to combine with the 11 holdovers. Your job is to select 5 from the list. The ballot will close before next weeks show where we will announce our 5 new members.

So far the fans and the Philly Pressbox Radio staff have gotten it right. Lets see how 2016 goes.

 

Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable 2015 Philly Sports Hall of Fame Ballot

In Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Philly Pressbox, Philly Pressbox Radio on June 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm

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In June of 2014 Jim “Chet” Chesko and Bill Furman along with the listeners of Philly Pressbox Radio selected the first ever Philly Pressbox Hall of Fame class. There were 21 Philadelphia athletes, all members of their respective Hall of Fame, that were put on the ballot, of that 10 were selected. They were Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts of the Phillies, Wilt Chamberlain and Julius “Dr J” Erving of the 76ers, Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent of the Flyers and Chuck Bednarik, Steve Van Buren and Reggie White of the Eagles.

The remaining 11 from that ballot were carried over to 2015 and we’ve added 5 more names to the list. Of the 16 on the 2015 ballot the fans will vote to pick 3, Chet will pick one and Bill will pick one for a total of 5 to complete the class. Each person can make a maximum of 5 picks since this list is so tough.

 

The voting will be open until Wednesday June 17 with the results announced during the Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable show at 7pm Eastern time on June 17.

The nominees are as follows:

 

Philly Pressbox 1st Hall of Fame Class of 10

In Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Philly Pressbox, Philly Pressbox Radio on May 28, 2014 at 8:04 pm


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As a follow-up to the  Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable show which aired live on Wednesday May 28, 2014 we have established our voting poll below. You can listen to the show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/phillypressboxradio and here Jim “Chet” Chesko and Bill Furman break down each of the 21 finalists.  The finalists were selected based on the fact that they have already been inducted in to their respective Halls of Fame. Many others were consider, some led Philadelphia teams to championships, however, they didn’t make this cut due to not having the longevity in the city. Believe me selecting just 10 out of the 21 will be difficult enough. There are some others that may be inducted in to their Hall of Fame in the future but they to were left off at this time. We have 5 Phillies, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn and Jim Bunning. There are 6 Eagles, Steve Van Buren, Chuck Bednarik, Pete Pihos, Tommy McDonald, Bob Brown and Reggie White. We have 4 Flyers, Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent, Bill Barber, Mark Howe and 6- 76ers, Wilt Chamberlain, Hal Greer, Billy Cunningham, Chet Walker, Julius Erving and Charles Barkley.

Feel free to vote on our poll below and also feel free to leave comments by clicking the “reply” tab below.

 

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Philly Pressbox Radio Talking Eagles, Phillies and Flyers

In Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Philly Pressbox, Philly Pressbox Radio on May 19, 2014 at 7:11 am

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The Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable brought to you by http://www.shopforkisses.org, talks the results of the Eagles draft and gets a full analysis from Trenton Times Eagles beat writer Mark Eckel. Get Marks take on the draft with some tough follow up questions from hosts Jim “Chet” Chesko and Bill Furman. We also unvail our first ever “Rapid Fire” session as Chet grills Mark with 10 questions in 2 minutes!!!

We also talk about the Phillies hitting and bullpen woes as well as the Flyers promotions of Paul Holmgren and Ron Hextall.  You can listen to our show live Wednesday nights at 7pm or our podcasts through our Facebook pages Philly Pressbox and Philly Pressbox Radio or through the internet at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/phillypressboxradio.

 

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PHILLY PRESSBOX HAS GONE RADIO – THIS WEEK WE’RE TALKING EAGLES DRAFT

In Philadelphia Eagles on May 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm

PPR Roundtable
The Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable is on the air. This week we will be talking Eagles and the draft. Philly Pressbox Radio brought to you by http://www.shopforkisses.org will be live Wednesday May 7 at 7pm to discuss the Birds. We have special guest, local draft guru FRAN DUFFY as our guest this week. Fran works for the Eagles as a TV/Web producer. He has a show locally on 6-ABC that he produces in-season ‘Eagles Game Plan’ and also does a ton of work on http://www.PhiladelphiaEagles.com (columns, podcasts, videos). Fran has evaluated over 350 players in this draft so join Jim “Chet” Chesko and Bill Furman as we discuss the Eagles FA signings, losses, projected draft picks and even Fran’s Round 1 Big Board. Our phone lines will be open (929) 477-2855 for calls as well. You can listen through our Facebook pages Philly Pressbox or Philly Pressbox Radio or the internet at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/phillypressboxradio so mark your calenders.

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“View from the Philly Pressbox” – The Eagles and the Safety Position

In Philadelphia Eagles on March 1, 2014 at 11:15 am

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The signings of Jason Peters, Jason Kelce, Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin this week have solidified the offense for the 1014 season, and beyond, but what about the defense? It’s obvious that the Birds need help in the secondary and particularly at the safety position. If you’re the Eagles do you sign higher priced free agents and draft the best available position regardless of position or attempt to build the safety position through the draft?

Following is a look at the top rated safeties on the free agent market:

Jairus Byrd, S, Buffalo Bills: Byrd is the best safety on the market. The Bills will do everything they can to keep him. Byrd and Earl Thomas are the game’s top cover safeties.

T.J. Ward, S, Cleveland Browns: Ward is a bit of a reach. He’s better against the run than the pass.

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints: It wasn’t long ago that Jenkins was viewed as one of the best safeties in the NFL.

Donte Whitner, S, San Francisco 49ers: Whitner is an 8 year NFL veteran. Can he fill the needs or the Eagles?

Louis Delmas, S, Detroit Lions: Delmas would come with a reputation as being a big hitter.

Antoine Bethea, S, Indianapolis Colts: Bethea is a solid cover guy. The Colts will try to resign him. If he hits the market he will be costly.

The draft is thin at the safety position with only two projected 1st round picks. Here they are:

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – Alabama. CLinton-Dix is a solid player that will be gone before the Eagles pick.

Calvin Pryor – Louisville. Pryor’s stock has been all over the board. He has been projected as a mid to late 1st rounder all the way down to a mid 2nd round pick.

So Eagles fans here’s your chance to vote on what way the Eagles should go, sign the best free agent they can, select the best available safety in the draft or sit tight with what they presently have.

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BRIAN DAWKINS AUTOGRAPH SIGNING

In Philadelphia Eagles on February 25, 2014 at 11:24 pm

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Former Philadelphia Eagle and future Hall of Famer BRIAN DAWKINS will be signing autographs March 8. The Philly Pressbox is offering pre-sales.

Following are the available signed Eagles items and price list:

Full Size Replica Helmet – $175

Mini Helmet – $90

Logo Football – $90

16×20 – $80

11×14 – $75

8×10 – $70

Full size Pro Line Helmet – $325

Shipping cost will vary from $15 for the full size helmets, $7 for footballs and mini helmets and $3 for photos. Our deadline is Friday 2/28 so we need to know before then. You don’t have a lot of time to decide.

All items will come with a Certificate of Authenticity and hologram from the promoter.

Payments will be by PayPal or check. No Credit Cards. Checks will be held until they clear.

If you have any questions please leave them in the “comments” area below and we will respond quickly.

RANDALL “THE ULTIMATE WEAPON” CUNNINGHAM PRIVATE SIGNING

In Philadelphia Eagles on January 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm

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Randall Cunningham will be doing a rare private signing. The deadline is quick to get these pre-order prices. deadline Tuesday January 21, 2014 by 12 noon!!

 RANDALL CUNNINGHAM PRIVATE SIGNING.

Full Size Rep Helmet $140,

Mini Helmet $65,

16×20 – $60,

8×10 – $45,

Logo Football – $65.

Shipping will be additional.

Thanks for the interest!!!! Signing is 2/1. Prices include the item with the autograph it’s not just for the ticket.

Pete Pihos – The Eagles Legend

In Philadelphia Eagles on January 17, 2014 at 7:28 am

When old-time Philadelphia Eagles fans talk about the greatest Eagles players of all time the first two names spoken are Steve Van Buren and Chuck Bednarik or Chuck Bednarik and Steve Van Buren, and rightfully so. However, lost in the history of the Eagles and the NFL is the legend of Peter Louis (Pete) Pihos.  Why should Pihos  be mentioned in the same breath as Van Buren and Bednarik?  Lets look at the numbers and career of the man.

Eagles Pete PihosPihos played his entire professional career with the Eagles from 1947-1955. During that time the Eagles went to the NFL championship game in ’47 and lost, before winning the championship in ’48 and ’49. In the ’47 playoff game, to reach the championship,  Pihos blocked a punt that set up a touchdown in the 21-0 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the ’49 championship game he caught a 31 yard touchdown pass.  He made 6 Pro Bowls, 4 as a Tight End and 2 as a Defensive End. He was also named 1st Team All Pro 5 times. All the while he missed one game in his 107 game pro career.  Pete Pihos excelled on offense, defense and special teams throughout his career.

 

So what else sets Pihos aside from the rest that he should be considered a legend.  When he retired Pete was #4 in every receiving category behind fellow Hall of Famers Don Hutson, Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch and Donte Lavelli, the difference is that Pihos, 373 receptions, 5,619 yards and 69 touchdowns, was a tight end while the other three were wide receivers. Pihos was the pioneer of the Tight End position in the NFL. He led the NFL in receptions 3 times and receiving yards twice. He also had a 1,000 yard receiving year in 1953 with 1,049 yards. What fans have seen through the years from John Mackey, Mike Ditka to todays Tony Gonzalez all started with Pete Pihos.

Prior to joining the Eagles, Pihos was as a 5th round pick in the 1945 draft, he was a 2 time All American at Indiana University as an end and fullback.

Before he could join the Eagles and the NFL, Pihos served his country in World War II, 1944-46,  for 14 months in Europe on the front line in the 35th Infantry Division under General George Patton as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was awarded the Bronze and Silver stars for bravery.

Pete Pihos did  it all on the football field for the Philadelphia Eagles and deserves to be mentioned right there with the legends of Van Buren and Bednarik.

Following are some of Pihos career honors:Pete Pihos

Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1970

Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966

Selected to the NFL 75th Anniversary All Time Team

Selected to the NFL 1940’s All Decade Team

Inducted in to the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame in 1987

Inducted in to the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005

2 NFL Championships

6 – Pro Bowls, 4 on offense and 2 on defense

5 – 1st Team All Pro Selections

3 time NFL reception leader

2 time NFL receiving yardage leader

2 time NFL yards/game receiving leader

1 time NFL receiving TD leader

A Bronze Star from the US Army

A Silver Star from the US Army

The only thing missing from the career of Pete Pihos is to have his #35 retired by the Philadelphia Eagles along with his teammates Van Buren and Bednarik.

Pete Pihos passed away in 2011 at the age of 87 from Alzheimer’s disease.

 

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