Top 5 Philadelphia Sports Moments of 2011
by Kevin K

Another year comes and goes. Another year in which there were talks of a "Dream Team", All In, 100+ wins, goalie controversy, Mike Richards annd Jeff Carter and their "island", promises made and broken.

2011 was different and unique in it's own way. There were no championships brought to Philly this year; however, we still saw some remarkable things.

As they said in the movie Miracle, "great moments are born from great opportunities" ... that's what we had in 2011.

5. Eagles are "All In"

I know, right off the bat and I go with the Eagles being "All In" after a disappointing season in which there are no playoffs and the Eagles may end the season at 8-8; but don't you remember how exciting that week was for Philadelphia Eagles fans?

Jason Babin, Nnamdi Asomugha, Steve Smith, Ronnie Brown, Cullen Jenkins, and Vince Young? It seemed as if the Eagles hit the lottery in the off-season with talent. We found out during the season being the "Dream Team" definitely had a disadvantage, but the week of free agent signings the Eagles had was unforgettable and that is why it is #5 on our list.
4. LeSean "Shady" McCoy Breaks Steve Van Buren's Record

Although the Eagles season has accomplished very little this season, there were still a few bright spots. LeSean McCoy's was definitely the brightest (Jason Babin TBD). McCoy broke the long standing touchdown records of Eagles great, Steve Van Buren on Sunday, December 18th. A record that has been held since 1945 of 15 rushing touchdowns and 18 overall touchdowns has been broken by Shady.

LeSean McCoy showed what he can do with the ball this season and became an elite HB in the NFL, who was also voted as starter for the Pro Bowl.
3. Flyers unforgettable off-season

Flyers fans were excited this off-season when they found out the Flyers would be signing goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. What no one saw coming was the trades of both Jeff Carter and Mike Richards. The trades brought about worries on who would lead the Flyers in scoring, until the season actually started. Fans were outraged more over the trade of Mike Richards than that of Jeff Carter; however, the signings that came after the trades were truly amazing for the Flyers.

 In the Jeff Carter trade, the Flyers received Jakub Voracek and in the Mike Richards trade, the Flyers received Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn (along with a draft pick).

The Flyers off-season was not finished there, however. The Flyers announced the signing of a certain aged winger who was making his way back into the NHL. That Winger turned down a deal with the rival Penguins and signed with the Flyers. That is right, Jaromir Jagr's signing definitely captivated fans, first with a questionable concern, which quickly turned into salutes.

Another signing which was questioned was the addition of Maxime Talbot. Talbot was hated here in Philadelphia as a Penguin, and then he signed on to the Flyers and has slowly started changing our minds.

The Flyers off-season was truly one of the most memorable moments of 2011.

2. Wilson Valdez: Winning Pitcher?

It was late May and the Phillies were in a 19 inning battle with the Cincinnati Reds. The Phillies ran out of relief pitchers in the 14th inning when the sent in unlikely hero Danys Baez who shut down the Reds bats for 5 innings, but the Phillies still couldn't get the win within those 5 innings.

With no one left in the Phillies bullpen, there was only one thing to do, have a position player pitch, and hold on to your breathe.

Enter Wilson Valdez in the 19th inning. Valdez shut down the heart of the Reds order (shutting down Jay Bruce and Joey Votto).

Valdez picked up the W in the bottom of the 19th inning, when Raul Ibanez hit in the game winning run leading to a Phillies 5-4 win over the Reds.

That game in late May against the Reds was definitely one that Phillies phans will never forget. 
1. U.S.A. !

The Phillies and Mets continue to be one of the biggest rivalries in Philadelphia (even after the financial instability of the Mets Organization). Both fan bases hate each other and express that hate whether they are at Citizens Bank Park or CitiField.

Sunday Night Baseball, May 1st, 2011 was no different. The Phillies and Mets were in a lack of offense game, that would have been just an ordinary game in May ... until phones started to explode with text messages and fans started to put their radios on news stations. The stadium lit up with excitement, but not the excitement of something happening on the field.

Osama Bin Laden, the man that put terror in the eyes of Americans since his attack on 9/11/2001 is dead. News quickly broke out at Citizens Bank Park of his death, and chants of "U.S.A." broke out at the ballpark.

The Phillies ended up losing 2-1 to the Mets in the game, but for one moment the game didn't matter. One moment the fiercest of rivals became one. For one moment a feeling of euphoria came over a ballpark filled with fans that hated each other.

May 1st, 2011 .... U.S.A. stood strong together, with a National spotlight shining down on the Phans of Philadelphia. 
 
 
WIP going FM
By Kevin K

The other day we posted a source saying that 610 WIP move to FM is "just a rumor, but looks like it's heading in that direction", Dan Gross of the Daily News reports it is happening. Gross, Philly.com's gossip writer, posted on Wednesday night that during the WIP Morning Show, Angelo Cataldi will announce 610 WIP's September 6th takeover of 94.1 WYSP and WIP's new lineup (after the departure of WIP great Howard Eskin) on Thursday morning's show.

Gross' report read:

While WIP will be celebrating the move to FM, which allows it to have a stronger signal and reach more, and especially younger, listeners, it will be a sad day at WYSP where staffers will learn they won't be working after Labor Day.

Staff at the rock station has been called to an 8:30 meeting Thursday morning.

When we reported about WIP's takeover of WYSP two weeks ago station management would not confirm nor deny our information.

The website 94WIP.com is already live and redirects to 610 WIP's site.

When hearing about the WIP switch to the FM, a 97.5 the Fanatic (WIP's direct competitor) Producer/host tweeted to the Philly Phans saying "Game On". He, as well as all of us, know that 97.5 has been ruling the airways lately because of their first major move to the FM station. They were the first FM station in Philly, and now WIP looks to compete with the Fanatic and their ratings.

UPDATE: The official name is now 94 WIP.

LINEUP:
  • 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Show
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Michael Barkann and Ike Reese
  • 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow
  • 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Rob Ellis
The changes will go into effect Tuesday, Sept. 6, the day after Labor Day.

Read more from Gross: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillygossip/127977778.html#ixzz1VM1AIwRg

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Dear Fellow Phans,

Yesterday I found out that the Philly Phans were nominated and finalists for CBS Philly's Most Valuable Sports Blog. We are truly thankful for the nominations from phans and look to at least make some sort of run at this thing.

First of all I would like to thank my friends, family, and followers for all your support of this page. I started this blog a year and a half ago because people were sick of seeing me update my Facebook status every two seconds with Philly Sports news.

Fellow Phan, Eddie, talked me into creating a Philly Sports page and in no way, shape, or form did I believe that it would take off the way it has, so thank you.

Voting takes two seconds, and you can vote once a day, everyday until September 9th. Click on the link below to cast your vote for the Philly Phans.

(CBS Philly Most Valuable Philly Sports Blog)

Thanks again,

Kevin
 
 
King dethroned?
By Kevin K

The self proclaimed King of afternoon sports talk radio, Howard Eskin, is leaving the airwaves after 25 years on Sports Radio 610 W.I.P.. Eskin made the announcement on Monday on his radio show and his twitter page.

"After 25 year this month at WIP giving up daily show to pursue new challenges in business. However, signing new deal WIP for Eagles games & more"

Eskin, who has been dethroned by 97.5 the Fanatic's Mike Missanelli for the top sports talk show in Philly, was a legend in Philly sports talk radio for 25 years. Although he was hated by a lot of people, they continued to tune in to what he had to say on a daily basis.

Eskin leaves at a time of change in the Philadelphia Sports Talk world. Rumors continue to swirl that 610 W.I.P. will take over 94.1 WYSP's FM feed looking to compete more with their rival 97.5 the Fanatic.

My sources tell me that it is all rumor right now, but it looks like it is heading in that direction.

I would like to wish the best to Howard Eskin. I didn't really like you that much, I admit I am a 97.5 the Fanatic listener; however, I respect you greatly. Giving 25 years to this city and their teams is truly amazing. Best of luck Howard.
 
 
Philadelphia PowerPlay

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, August 1, 2011

CONTACT: Patrick Hilferty

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(484) 454-5310

(610) 613-3666

PHILADELPHIA POWERHOCKEY LEAGUE HOSTS NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Teams from around the country will compete in the 2011 United States Powerhockey Championship

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The 2011 United States Powerhockey Championship will take place from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7, 2011.  All games will be held at Neumann University in Aston.  The first of its kind in this area, the tournament is a testament to the athletic prowess spirit and perseverance of disabled persons.

The Philadelphia PowerPlay, an electric wheelchair hockey team headquartered in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, will be representing Pennsylvania in this event as they face off against teams from North Carolina, Michigan, and Minnesota. 

The Philadelphia PowerPlay is a power wheelchair floor hockey team based in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. We believe that competition and challenge are healthy and necessary for all people, regardless of ability. Our emphasis is on teamwork, skill development and fun. The team is open to all persons who are competent power wheelchair users, regardless of age or disability.

Philadelphia PowerPlay founder Patrick Hilferty is excited that the organization is gaining awareness. Hilferty, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the age of 3, developed a love for the game early in life. As a person with competitive nature and a desire to enrich the lives of others, he saw the need for an outlet for disabled athletes and founded the organization in 2004.

“I am humbled and also extremely proud that Philadelphia has the opportunity to host this event.  It feels good to know that the PowerPlay and its members are able to take such a huge step as we continue to grow our program and bring awareness to disabled athletes in the Philadelphia area. I am very happy that our region will be able to introduce other parts of the country to the fighting spirit of Philadelphia sports”.

If you would like to get involved with or need more information about the Philadelphia PowerPlay, visit our website at www.philadelphiapowerplay.com.

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Thank You!
By Kevin K

The Philly Phans is now officially one year old. On March 5th, 2010 I was told that I post way too much Philly Sports news on my Facebook page. I was then told that I should start my own “fan page” where I would post all Philadelphia Sports updates. That page quickly turned into a Twitter account then into a blog.

Now we are one year old, 2200 “likes” on our Facebook page, 700 followers on Twitter, and hundreds of views per day on our website and we have you to thank for it.

Over the past year I have dedicated myself to keeping up to date with all news Philly Sports. My goal coming in was to keep everyone updated up to the second Philly Sports news breaks, while even breaking some news myself. 

I do not get paid for blogging; I do not want to get paid for blogging. I do this for the sure enjoyment it brings to me and all of you. I like hearing about how much people “like our Facebook page” and how The Philly Phans updates things before anyone else sees it. Yes I know my writing isn’t the greatest to read sometimes, and I have common mistakes, but I thoroughly enjoy every second I put into the page because I know there are Die Hard Philadelphia Phans that are reading what I am posting. I enjoy every comment made on the page, even the ones that criticize out page or want to break news before us.  

We have dedicated ourselves over the past year to keep the Philly Phans family friendly and to eliminate all forms of cursing and racism. Yes I know that Philly Phans curse, but my goal has always been to keep the page clean from inappropriate language and we haven’t had many problems with it over the past year.

I want to thank all of you who have and continue to promote the Philly Phans on your Facebook or in a public place. Without your support and promotion, we would most likely be at an end already.

I want to thank the Philly Blogosphere for accepting the Philly Phans into the world of blogging and updating. Some blogs have accepted us from the beginning, while others still don’t give us a second look. But for those who have accepted us and continue to promote us I thank you.  

From Breaking Philly Sports news, to the Dom Brown Spring Training Hit Tracker, I am proud that I am a Philadelphia Phan and that I have all of your support.

A special thanks to Patrick and Jack of the D-League Show for helping promote the Philly Phans and allowing me to call in and talk Eagles football with them during the Playoffs.  You can listen to the D-League Show every Wednesday at 8pm here thedleague.com/ or check out blogs from across the country on their page.

Also, huge thanks to the following blogs Team to Beat, Philly Sports Girl, PHL Sports Fan, Crossing Broad, Upon Official Review, Brotherly Game, and Baseball Ladies for their constant support and appreciation to the page. These bloggers believed in the Philly Phans from the start and continue to do so.

Thank you to the Philly athletes who have done Question and Answer sessions with me. Especially Leonard Weaver, Stewart Bradley, and Kyle Kendrick

I would like to take this time to also thank my family, friends, and girlfriend who have to put up with me updating the Philly Phans whenever Breaking News happens. I am a pain in the butt sometimes but they believe in me and believe in this page.

Thank you for a great year Philly Phans! We hope to continue to bring you the best coverage in Philly Sports.

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2010 Top Moments
By Kevin K

Other Moments: Moments in the Running

#10. The Union is Formed: I'm Sticking With the Union

#9. Flyers Win Eastern Conference Championship: Flyers Are Eastern Conference Champs

#8. Doug Collins Signs: A Real Coach

#7. Michael Vick Named Starter: Michael Vick Eagles Starting QB

#6. Phillies Win NL East: Phillies Win Fourth Straight NL East Crown

#5. Flyers Make the Playoffs: The Save

#4. (Another) Miracle at the Meadowlands: Another Miracle

#3. Halladay’s Perfect Game: Perfection

#2. Doc’s Playoff No-No: Dr. No-No

#1. Flyers Back from the Dead: The Comeback




a thanks to CrossingBroad.com for helping with the idea .... our two lists are completely different, but that's what makes Philly Sports so great.
 
 
The Outsiders We Will NEVER Forget
By Kevin K and John S

Note: Moments are shuffled and not in any order

McNabb Traded: On Easter Sunday, April 4th Donovan McNabb was traded to the Redskins for the No. 37 overall pick in 2010 (Nate Allen), and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2011. At the end of the month, Kevin Kolb was extended which lead us to believe Kolb was the starting QB, we were wrong.

Kendrick and Moyer Beat the Yankees: July 15th-17th – Phillies Take 2 Out of 3 in World Series Rematch

The Phillies opened the series with a rare tough start by Roy Halladay. With Jamie Moyer and Kyle Kendrick lined up in the next two starts; the Phillies chances of winning the series looked unlikely.

However, Moyer and Kendrick, who both came into their starts struggling, proved many doubters wrong with two superb  starting pitching performances. Moyer pitched 8 brilliant innings allowing just a pair of runs on just 3 hits.  The Phillies rocked A.J. Burnett as Shane Victorino’s bases clearing triple proved to be the key in the victory.

In the third game, Kendrick was matched with Andy Pettitte. Although Pettitte proved a worthy adversary for the Phillies, Kendrick was just one pitch better. Shane Victorino homered for the Phillies and Kyle Kendrick surrended just 1 run in 7 innings as the Phillies roughed up the Yankees’ bullpen and took the rubber match of the three game series.

Werth to Nationals: To continue the Washington/Philly talk, Jayson Werth signed a huge 7 year deal with the Washington Nationals. Werth, a Philly Favorite, left the Phillies to join the up and coming Nationals

Cliff Lee Signs: The top moment for the  Phillies this offseason was the signing of Cliff Lee on December 13th. Lee brings four aces to the Phillies impressive pitching staff. Cliff Lee turned down more money from the Yankees and Rangers to return to Philadelphia to play for the Phillies .... Lee returns a bigger fan favorite then when he originally left.

Eagles win BIG over the Redskins on MNF: After McNabb reportedly signed a "huge" deal with the Redskins, the Eagles walked into Washington and DESTROYED them 59-28. The Game started with a bomb to DeSean Jackson and ended with the possible end of McNabb as the starting QB in Washington (as weeks later the Redskins decided to bench McNabb in favor of Rex Grossman). This game started the end of McNabb in Washington.

Seb, buttastian Le Toux, Mr Clutch: On July 17th, Sebastian Le Toux lead the Union to a victory over Toronto FC. The Union jumped to a lead in the sixty first minute with a beautiful pass from Le Toux to Fiscal for a Union lead. In the eighty first minute Toronto found the equalizer with a goal from Barrett. The Union needed extra time to defeat Toronto. With only seconds left in the game, in what seemed like a disappointing tie for the Union, a handball in the box set up a dramatic penalty kick for the Union and Le Toux. The Union's leading scorer made no mistake, driving the ball past Toronto's goal keeper for the goal and the dramatic win at PPL Park.

Phillies Acquire Oswalt: After facing much criticism for trading Lee prior to the season, Amaro went out to acquire another ace in Roy Oswalt. The Phillies traded JA Happ, Anthony Gose, and Jonathan Villar for Roy Oswalt and $11 Million.This was an absolute steal for the Phillies acquiring both Oswalt and $11 million

Winter Classic: Every year the annual Winter Classic is played on New Years Day outside, in 2010 it was the Flyers who played in Boston. A game that had playoff feel to it ended in a Flyers 2-1 OT loss for the Flyers.It was a great game to watch at Fenway park in Boston, but sadly ended in a Flyers loss.

76ers Get #2 Pick, Draft Turner: The 76ers lucked out at the draft lottery by receiving the number 2 overall pick in the 2010 Draft. With that selection the 76ers drafted G Evan Turner. There was little surprise when the name Evan Turner was announced as the second overall selection by the 76ers.

His selection came to the sounds of cheers today as the 76ers sure up their guard position to help Jrue Holiday for years to come.

Going into the draft, Evan Turner was said to be the most NBA ready player, now he is a 76er.

"From the first minute we worked him out (last Thursday), we basically knew that’s who we were going to take,” coach Doug Collins said.


Phillies Comeback on Dodgers: August 12th – Ruiz helps Phillies Beat Broxton Yet Again with Walk-Off Double

It has been well documented that the Phillies have hit around Dodgers’ closer Jonathon Broxton over the past couple seasons. Entering the bottom of the 8th inning, the Phillies trailed 9-2. After a 4 run 8th and a 2-run error courtesy of Dodgers’ third baseman Casey Blake, up stepped Broxton-killer Carlos Ruiz Ruiz promptly blasted a fastball into the left field gap scoring Jayson Werth and Ben Francisco with the tying and winning runs to bring the Phillies all the way back to win 10-9.

The victory capped off a 4-2 home stand for the Phillies and sent them well on their way to the NL East division title.

Jamie Moyer: May 7th & June 5th - A Pair of Complete Game Milestones for The Ageless Wonder Jamie Moyer

On May 7th, Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to throw a shutout, as the 47-year-old allowed just a pair of singles. Jayson Werth's homer was all the support needed for Moyer, who retired 17 straight at one point.

When asked about the history making performance, Moyer responded in his usual humble way. “Cool," he said “Just doing my job”.  That attitude is what endears so many Phillies fans to Moyer. He is quiet, humble and just goes out and does his job day in and day out. Remind you of any other of our starters? Thought so.

On June 5th, Moyer set another historical mark when he won his 100th game after the age of 40 with a complete game victory over the visiting Padres. Again Moyer, brushed off the milestone for the overall health of the team. “"An achievement here is a win tomorrow," Moyer said. "I think the personal things, there's another time and another place for that."

Scott Barry Show, Oswalt Plays the Field: Let the floodgates open. Scott Barry injected himself into a game on which he had no business being into. He may be the most hated man in Philadelphia right now and maybe that is how he wanted. I mean this is not the first time, he pulled this crap. Barry throws out Ryan Zimmrman here after he does even LESS than Ryan Howard does; another attrocious call! Scott Barry is the epitome of what is wrong with major league umpires. They are obnoxious, arrogant and want nothing, but to steal the spotlight from the players. 5 years ago, I couldn't tell you the name of a single umpire, but now I know a load of names all due from horrific calls made on the baseball diamond and their deep desire to have their names known. Now it doesn't help that umpires are treated like gods. There is little to nothing done about situations such as this that are occurring more and more frequently. They act like they are the kings of the world and can do no wrong. What actions will Bud Selig or anyone take this? None, if anything, he will issue Ryan Howard a suspension or fine and if that does happen my friends, that post will be R rated. Players and managers will be in serious trouble if they touch of "bump" an umpire. How can an umpire touch a hold back a player? What is this hypocrisy that emerges? Howard told off General Gibson when he tried to do just that last night after the ejection. Just hear the Phillies' Radio Call of the Play

 
 
The Moments That Defied Philly Sports in 2010
By Kevin K

A New Year is upon us as Philly sports had a very impressive year. The Flyers went to the Stanley Cup, the Phillies had the best record in baseball, the 76ers hired a new coach, The Union were born, and the Eagles are rejuvenated under QB Michael Vick.

There are many moments that defined success for Philly Sports in 2010 and continues to do so.

Join us as we follow along the top moments in Philadelphia Sports for the year 2010 over the next few days.

Note: thanks to multiple blogs that helped spark this idea like CrossingBroad.com and PHLSportsDaily.com
 
 
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What We Are Listening To .....
By Kevin K

Philadelphia now has two major Sports Talk Radio stations, 610 WIP and 97.5 the Fanatic.

The battle of the ratings continues as the Fanatic has done a great job keeping up and even beating WIP in the ratings.

Battle of the Morning Shows

Angelo and the Morning (610) vs Mike & Mike (97.5 the Fanatic)


Kevin- WIP
Ed- WIP
Joe- WIP
Mike- 97.5

We at the Philly Phans enjoy staying live and local, which is the reason why Angelo and the Morning Team is the choice of three out of the four Phans. Angelo may be ridiculous at some points, but his co-hosts tend to make the show better. Rhea Hughes and Al Morganti make the morning show more entertaining and better to listen to. During Hockey season, Keith Jones brings his vast hockey knowledge and his comic relief to the program. And who could forget about the always entertaining Joe Conklin. Conklin brings comic relief to a show that tends to go over the edge sometimes with it's constant "hot women" talk.

Mike & Mike are a National Show that tends to take the National Perception of Philly Sports and their fans. Sometimes just listening to their perception drives us Philly Phans insane!

Battle of the Afternoon Shows

Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow (WIP) vs Vai/Gonzo (10-12) and Tony Bruno/Harry Mayes (12-2) (97.5 the Fanatic)

Kevin- Both WIP and 97.5
Ed- WIP
Joe- Both WIP and 97.5
Mike- Both WIP and 97.5

Tony Bruno and Harry Mayes do a very entertaining job from 12-2 on 97.5 the Fanatic, but the show before theirs is lackluster and annoying. Gonzo is loud and annoying and should stick with writing for the Inquirer.

Gargano and Macnow are perfect with each other and bring out the best in each other. Whether it's their movie talk, (Macnow is notoriously known for his Movie Club for Men, which, I think, he should bring back) food talk, (Macnow and Gargano search for the best food), and obviously Sports Talk. The Coz and the Prof are a perfect combination where the Coz knows more about the 76ersm the Prof knows more of the Flyers. They are perfect Four for Four guys who consistently bring out the best in radio.

Battle of the Drive Time Shows

Howard Eskin and Ike Reese (WIP) vs Mike Missanelli (97.5 the Fanatic)

Kevin- 97.5
Ed- WIP
Joe- 97.5
Mike- 97.5

Since Mike Missanelli re-entered the Philly Sports talk scene, he has taken over the ratings from longtime self proclaimed "King of Sports Talk". The Mike Missanelli show brings a different feel to Sports Talk Radio. Missanelli gives his callers time to talk and respects their opinion, even when not respecting their opinion. The Mike MIssanelli show brings out Mike's old style of thinking with his Producer Jon Marks new aged feel of radio.

Ike Reese's appearance on the Howard Eskin show has changed Eskin's take on the radio.  Howard Eskin and Ike Reese make an unusual partnership with conflicting points of views that sometimes make the show listenable.

The Night Show Battle

Rob Ellis (WIP) vs Dan Schwartzman (97.5)

Kevin- WIP
Ed- WIP
Joe- Both
Mike- 97.5

Rob Ellis is the most patient and possibly knowledgeable man in Sports Talk Radio. Ellis states the facts and tells it as it is. Ellis won the Great Eagles Debate that WIP held a few months ago by backing up his point of view with stone cold facts. Rob Ellis is slowly becoming a beloved figure in Philly Sports Talk Radio.

Dan Schwartzman brings his own uniqueness to 97.5. He sometimes has outrageous points of views and works his best alone. Schwartzman was formerly on the afternoon show for 97.5 the Fanatic with Harry Mayes, however, Schwartzman seems to do his best by himself. Schwartzman tries to back up what he says with facts, but sometimes he goes over the edge when talking about certain topics.

 
Other Shows to Listen To:

Brian Startare on WIP: When Rob Ellis is off or on the Afternoon show also listen for Brian Startare for your Flyers news. B-Star does a great job covering the Flyers and has a very good hockey mind.

Tony Bruno on 97.5 the Fanatic: Bruno is on Philly radio twice a day, from 12-2 with Harry Mayes, and from 10 PM - 1 AM. Bruno has a Philly look on National Radio and uses that on his over night show.

Big Daddy Graham on WIP: Big Daddy is funny and brings out his full personality on his show on WIP. Also look for him to fill in for Angelo Cataldi every now and then on the Morning Show

Jon Marks on 97.5 the Fanatic: Jon Marks is Mike Missanelli's producer but also has his own show on 97.5 on Saturday Mornings. Alongside EJ or Phil, Marks is the brightest young mind on Philly Sports Radio.

Talking Baseball with Dutch on 97.5 the Fanatic: Darren Daulton returns to Philly talking the Philadelphia Phillies and his career. Dutch co-hosts alongside Jon Marks and Mike Missanelli and brings about the best pre-game talk show before the Phillies.

Ike Reese and Hugh Douglas on WIP: Ike and Hugh do a great job on Sunday afternoons and both have the Eagles Ego that continues to rise. The two friends work well together and put together a great show.
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