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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 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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Does Dick Allen Belong in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

In Philadelphia Phillies, Philly Pressbox, Philly Pressbox Radio on May 21, 2014 at 6:37 am

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Join Joe Ferry, who along with Mark Carfagno, are leading a campaign to have Dick Allen inducted in to the Baseball Hall of Fame as they join Jim “Chet” Chesko and Bill Furman on the Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable, brought to you by http://www.shopforkisses.org the on-line shopping network of the Kisses for Kyle Foundation, Wednesday May 21 at 7pm Eastern time. You can listen live, call in with your comments or listen later to the podcast by clicking the link below.

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/phillypressboxradio/2014/05/21/philly-pressbox-radio-with-joe-ferry-of-dick-allen-belongs-in-the-hall-of-fame

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

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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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HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY to the Philly Pressbox

In Uncategorized on January 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

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The Philly Pressbox would like to thank all of our readers, friends, followers and those that take the time to comment on our posts and articles. When we wrote our first article on January 1, 2012 about the Flyers Winter Classic, there were no readers except my family members, we opened a Facebook account the same day that had no friends. 442 posts and we’re still going at it. It’s been allot of fun meeting people and interacting with them about my favorite subject, Philly Sports. The 2 years have flown by.

Also, we appreciate our association with Talk Sports Philly, shop.com/bobsullivan, The Kisses for Kyle organization as well as many others we’ve gotten to know.

We look forward to an even more exciting 3rd year.

If you would like to view any of our past articles they are all posted in the “Archives” section. Feel free to take a look and comment. Comments are always welcome.

Thank you for your support!!!!

“View from the Philly Pressbox” – Can the Eagles make the Playoffs? – UPDATE!!!

In Philadelphia Eagles on November 19, 2013 at 11:11 am

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4 WEEKS HAVE PASSED , WHERE DO THE EAGLES STAND NOW??

We wanted to revisit the article we wrote a month ago, see that article below, to see how our predictions were and where the Eagles stand going in to the home stretch. We will take a look at the Eagles, Cowboys and the resurgent Giants.

First the Eagles, we called the Giants game a MUST WIN and the Eagles lost, however, they were able to steal a game back by beating the Aaron Rodgersless Packers in Green Bay. We called for wins over Oakland and Washington and they got both of those. The bottom line is they go the 3 wins out of 4 games just not how we expected them. The Eagles still have games against three teams with 6-4 records, Arizona, Detroit and Chicago as well as 2-8 Minnesota before the final showdown with the Cowboys in Dallas. We see the Eagles needing to go 2-2 at a minimum, preferably 3-1 going to Dallas. That would give them a 9-6 or 8-7 record.

As far as the Cowboys, they got hammered by the Saints and lost to Lions while beating the Vikings. We said that would happen, however, losing to the Lions means they must beat the Bears in Chicago. They still have the Packers on December 15 so Rodgers should be back. We still call that a loss. They still have the Raiders and Redskins, both games they should win. That brings us to this weeks game against the Giants. Dallas must win to stay tied at the top of the NFC East with the Eagles and move the Giants 2 games back of The Birds with 5 to go. A Dallas loss and Giants win puts them in a tie one game behind the Eagles. Lets go with this scenario for Dallas, wins against the Raiders and Redskins, a loss to the Packers and a loss to the Bears, that makes them 7-7 not including the Giants and Eagles. A loss to the Giants this weekend puts the Cowboys in big trouble. They will have to beat the Bears or Packers to stay on pace.

That bring the Giants back in to the discussion. They’ve now won 4 in a row. Their schedule still shows a trip to San Diego and a home game against Seattle that will both be tough. They also have the Redskins twice, Detroit and this weeks game against Dallas. The Giants definitely have the toughest road. They will have to win 5 of the final 6 games to reach 9-7. We don’t see that happening with the remaining schedule. A loss to Dallas this week means the Giants will have to win out to stay in the mix.

Our conclusion: The Eagles are in the drivers seat. The schedule is in their favor among the three remaining teams. A Giants win Sunday would sure be helpful. The other key team in this mix is the Detroit Lions. The Lions are 6-4, tied for the NFC North lead, and play all three teams, the Eagles, Cowboys and Giants. This team is no pushover for anyone. It should be a fun final 6 weeks in the NFC East!!!!

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Here’s our view from the Philly Pressbox:

The Eagles have won 3 games going in to today. They’ve beaten the Redskins, Giants and Buccaneers who are a combined 3-17. They’ve lost to the Kansas City Chiefs who are leading the AFC West at 7-0, the Denver Broncos who are 6-1, and possibly the best team in football, the San Diego Chargers who are 4-3 and the Cowboys who are 4-3 and leading the NFC East. The combined record of those teams is 21-7.

What does that tell us? The Eagles are a middle of the road team. They can beat the bad teams and not the good teams!!! So lets run with that thought for both the Eagles and the Cowboys through the rest of the season by looking at the schedules of both teams and see how it sorts out.

First, today is a MUST win for the Eagles! If they don’t beat the 1-6 Giants this conversation is over.

So let’s assume that the Eagles beat the bad teams:

Here’s the schedule, Giants (1-6) win, at the Oakland Raiders (2-4) win, home against the Green Bay Packers (4-2) loss, home against the Redskins (2-4) MUST WIN, home against the Arizona Cardinals (3-4) win, the 4-3 Detroit Lions and the 4-3 Chicago Bears, they have to win one of the those two home games. Those games are wrapped around a trip to the 1-5 Minnesota Vikings, win. That bring us to a season ending MUST WIN in Dallas.

This is doable but only because the schedule is so weak. If the Eagles are to accomplish this they will have to go 7-2 from here on out and MUST WIN the 3 remaining NFC East game. If so, they will finish 10-6. They may be able to absorb one more loss but only if the Cowboys slip up.

Here’s the catch, the Cowboys play almost the same schedule so a few of these bad teams will have to beat them. If we make the same assumptions with their schedule here’s what we come up with. They play the New Orleans Saints on the road and the Packers at home, 2 losses. If we assume they split with the Lions and Bears and beat the Giants, Redskins, Vikings and Raiders that would make them 9-6 going in to the final game against the Eagles in Dallas.

So is it possible for The Birds to make the playoffs as the NFC East Champion? Yes. Can they stumble anywhere along the line? No. Are they good enough to win 7 of the last 9? Not likely, but we will see. Is Dallas good enough to win 7 of their last 9? Probably not.

This we do know for the Eagles, it starts today with a MUST WIN against the Giants.

 

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“View from the Philly Pressbox” – Can the Eagles make the Playoffs?

In Philadelphia Eagles on October 27, 2013 at 8:19 am

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As we reach the half season mark the question looms, can the Eagles make the playoffs?

We will provide a hypothetical breakdown of what needs to happen from here on out between the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC East and make the playoffs.

Here’s our view from the Philly Pressbox:

The Eagles have won 3 games going in to today. They’ve beaten the Redskins, Giants and Buccaneers who are a combined 3-17. They’ve lost to the Kansas City Chiefs who are leading the AFC West at 7-0, the Denver Broncos who are 6-1, and possibly the best team in football, the San Diego Chargers who are 4-3 and the Cowboys who are 4-3 and leading the NFC East. The combined record of those teams is 21-7.

What does that tell us? The Eagles are a middle of the road team. They can beat the bad teams and not the good teams!!! So lets run with that thought for both the Eagles and the Cowboys through the rest of the season by looking at the schedules of both teams and see how it sorts out.

First, today is a MUST win for the Eagles! If they don’t beat the 1-6 Giants this conversation is over.

So let’s assume that the Eagles beat the bad teams:

Here’s the schedule, Giants (1-6) win, at the Oakland Raiders (2-4) win, home against the Green Bay Packers (4-2) loss, home against the Redskins (2-4) MUST WIN, home against the Arizona Cardinals (3-4) win, the 4-3 Detroit Lions and the 4-3 Chicago Bears, they have to win one of the those two home games. Those games are wrapped around a trip to the 1-5 Minnesota Vikings, win. That bring us to a season ending MUST WIN in Dallas.

This is doable but only because the schedule is so weak. If the Eagles are to accomplish this they will have to go 7-2 from here on out and MUST WIN the 3 remaining NFC East game. If so, they will finish 10-6. They may be able to absorb one more loss but only if the Cowboys slip up.

Here’s the catch, the Cowboys play almost the same schedule so a few of these bad teams will have to beat them. If we make the same assumptions with their schedule here’s what we come up with. They play the New Orleans Saints on the road and the Packers at home, 2 losses. If we assume they split with the Lions and Bears and beat the Giants, Redskins, Vikings and Raiders that would make them 9-6 going in to the final game against the Eagles in Dallas.

So is it possible for The Birds to make the playoffs as the NFC East Champion? Yes. Can they stumble anywhere along the line? No. Are they good enough to win 7 of the last 9? Not likely, but we will see. Is Dallas good enough to win 7 of their last 9? Probably not.

This we do know for the Eagles, it starts today with a MUST WIN against the Giants.

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – Penn State Football

In Penn State Football, Trivia on July 17, 2013 at 7:38 am

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I was the starting QB for the Nittany Lions for 2 seasons and the team captain for 1 of them. However, my NFL career consisted of 1 game, where 1 threw 1 pass and completed it for 8 yards. I also had 1 NFL carry and fumbled. Do you know who I am??

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – Philadelphia Flyers

In Philadelphia Flyers, Trivia on July 15, 2013 at 6:46 am

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Since Mark Recchi scored 91 points in the 1999-2000 season only 3 Philadelphia Flyers have reached the 80 point plateau in a single season. Can you name the 3 and put them in the order from the highest to lowest?

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