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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

Philly Pressbox Trivia – Philadelphia 76ers

In Philadelphia 76ers, Trivia on July 16, 2013 at 8:52 am

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Two times in Philadelphia 76ers history they have made a player from the Philadelphia Big 5 their #1 pick in the NBA Draft, one is from Villanova and one is from St. Joseph’s. Can you name the two players?

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA 76’ers

In Philadelphia 76ers, Trivia on July 2, 2013 at 9:16 am

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The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76’ers are considered the worst team in the history of the NBA, accumulating a 9-73 record.  I was a 1st round draft pick in the 1972 NBA draft.  I played in every game and made the NBA All Rookie 1st Team even though I shot only 39% from the field.  Do you know who I am?

 
 

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Which Philly Non-Hall of Famer Has Meant the Most to the City?

In Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies on June 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm

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My buddies and I are sitting around enjoying a couple cold beverages and talking Philly sports. What else is better than that? The following question led to some great debate.

 What Philadelphia Non – Hall of Famer has had the greatest impact on sports in the city?

 There were many names bounced back and forth, we tried to come up with one from each sport but it was awful hard to do so we agreed to settle on a few. We also talked about non-players like coaches, broadcasters, owners and general managers.

 Now keep in mind that nearly everyones favorites are the HOF guys who are the best players, but this discussion/argument eliminates Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Richie Ashburn, Robin Roberts, Harry Kalas, Dr J, Billy Cunningham, Wilt Chamberlain, Steve VanBuren, Chuck Bednarik, Reggie White, Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent, Ed Snider. You get the point.

 The discussion left us with 4 Non – Hall of Fame men that we felt had the greatest impact on Philadelphia sports over their careers. Note, many may feel that Brian Dawkins may be on this list but we felt he was too current and he will be a Hall of Famer.

 Dick Vermeil – Vermeil turned the Eagles from losers to winners and took them to the Super Bowl. The Eagles franchise, for the most part, has been above average ever since. It’s safe to say Vermeil turned Philadelphia in to a football town.

 Dave Schultz – “The Hammer” of the Broad Street Bullies. Schultz brought the toughness to Philadelphia that has become the trademark of the city. He is still revered in the city while the Flyers have been one of the most consistently successful franchises since the arrival of “The Hammer”.

 Pete Rose – We may be sneaking this one in since Pete should be in the Hall of Fame as a player. He taught the Phillies how to win like no one else. Without him the World Series championship of 1980 doesn’t happen. To this day Philadelphia fans are looking for the “Pete Rose kinda guy” that will kick teammates butts and get the most out of them.

 Paul Owens – This was an interesting name, however, when you look at the facts you can’t argue that he belongs. Owens built the Phillies farm system by drafting Schmidt, Greg Luzinski, Bob Boone and Larry Bowa. He traded to get Tug McGraw, Garry Maddox and Bake McBride and pulled off the free agent signing of Pete Rose. Many forget that he made himself the manager in the middle of the 1983 season and led the “Wheez Kids” to the World Series. He was a member of the Phillies organization in some capacity from 1957 until his death in 2003.

 There you have our 4. I’d like to say that’s all the beverages we had to come up with that list.

 We’ve set up a poll to get your vote. Feel free to add the names of those that we missed. Click “other” in the vote box and add your choice by clicking on the “Respond” tab at the bottom and typing in your choice. Feel free to give your reasoning as well.

So who did I vote for?

 My vote goes to Dave Schultz.

 The toughness attitude that Schultz brought to Philadelphia is now known around the country and created the blue collar and tough guy attitude that the City of Philadelphia is know for. That attitude is being carried in to its 3rd generation. It’s carried in day-to-day life as well as by the fans of the other sports in the city. “The Hammer” gets my vote!!

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA 76ers

In Philadelphia 76ers, Trivia on June 26, 2013 at 9:12 am

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The 76ers made the playoffs in the 1990-91 season but didn’t make it again until the 1998-99 season. During the 7 seasons in between they had aan overall record of 181 wins and 393 losses. Their worst season in that stretch being 18-64. How many coaches did the team have during those 7 seasons? We’re looking for a number but if you know the name(s) add them as a bonus.

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – Philadelphia 76ers

In Philadelphia 76ers, Trivia on June 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley was a member of the Philadelphia 76ers from 1983-84 to 1991-92. During those seasons he wore #34 which hangs in the rafters at the Wachovia Center. In Barkleys final year with the team he wore a different number. What was the number and why did he switch over to it???

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

In Philadelphia 76ers, Trivia on June 11, 2013 at 8:27 am

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The 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers were considered by many to be the greatest team of all time for many years. Their record was 68-13, went 28-2 at home, and at one point they were 46-2. The team had 5 players with local ties, 2 played at Overbrook High School, 1 of those 2 played at Villanova along with one of his teammates. Another member of the team was a St Joe Hawk and yet another played at Penn State. Can you name these 5 players?

 

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA 76’ers

In Philadelphia 76ers, Trivia on June 4, 2013 at 9:23 am

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I only played one full season and part of another for the 76ers but in that full season I became the only 76er to ever win the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Do you know who I am?

 

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA 76’ers

In Philadelphia 76ers, Trivia on May 28, 2013 at 6:58 am

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From 1972-73 through 1975-76 three members of the 76er family won the ABA Most Valuable Player Award, a total of 5 awards. Julius Erving won 3 of them. Can you name the other 2 of us that won it one time each?

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA 76’ers

In Philadelphia 76ers, Trivia on May 21, 2013 at 5:47 am

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Who is the leading career scorer in Phildelphia 76er history with 21,586 points?

 
 

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