In 1902, the new Philadelphia baseball rivalry spilled over to pro football

Today is Super Bowl Sunday, one of the biggest sporting days in the world. It is estimated that well over 100 million people worldwide will tune in to watch the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams battle to become this year’s champions of the National Football League at some point. The game won’t hold the same edge-of-your-seat passionate interest that … Continue reading In 1902, the new Philadelphia baseball rivalry spilled over to pro football

For Philadelphia sports fans, Bryce Harper may be only big free agent drawing card

When the off-season began the Phillies had a clear mandate from the broader Philadelphia sports fan base. Those many fans who lie beyond the hardcore baseball fans who the team can count on every year, win or lose. The fans who have made Carson Wentz and Zach Ertz their favorite players on the Super Bowl … Continue reading For Philadelphia sports fans, Bryce Harper may be only big free agent drawing card

WIP’s Angelo Cataldi dukes it out with Phillies manager Gabe Kapler

I rehashed the Philadelphia Phillies collapse over the final two months of the season in last week’s piece on the “significant changes” that I feel general manager Matt Klentak needs to make in this coming off-season. So, let’s not wade through that murky water again. A great many Phillies fans became disillusioned by the collapse of the … Continue reading WIP’s Angelo Cataldi dukes it out with Phillies manager Gabe Kapler

MLB, NFL, and college football to join those affected by Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence (upper right) approaches the Carolinas(Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Wiki Commons)The Philadelphia Phillies have an off-day in the 2018 schedule today. Thursday will be spent at their homes, with the slumping club in the middle of the final lengthy home stand of the season.As the Phillies sit at home, the Miami … Continue reading MLB, NFL, and college football to join those affected by Hurricane Florence

Can the 2018 Eagles do what the 2009 Phillies could not?

Tonight is the 2018 NFL season opener between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons. That would be the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, by the way. Those words still look and sound so glorious, do they not? The Birds and their fans will celebrate their title one final time with the raising of the … Continue reading Can the 2018 Eagles do what the 2009 Phillies could not?