Posts Tagged ‘Philly Sports’

Maxwell Football Club Awards 2020

July 16th, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in 94WIP, College Sports, Football, General, NCAA, Sports
Press Release

July 13, 2020         Philadelphia, PA
The Maxwell Football Club today announced its watch list for the 26thAnnual Chuck Bednarik Award presented annually to the outstanding defensive player in college football.

The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995 and is named in honor of Chuck Bednarik a former standout at the University of Pennsylvania and with the Philadelphia Eagles. Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of ’69 and the NFL Hall of Fame’s Class of ’67.

The Bednarik Award watch list will once again incorporate a broad spectrum of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs and conferences from coast to coast, and will feature fresh faces, as 2019 winner Chase Young (Ohio State) and finalists Derrick Brown (Auburn) and Isaiah Simmons (Clemson) have all moved on to the NFL. The list features 3 returning semifinalists from 2019 including Derek Stingley (LSU), Micah Parsons (Penn State) and Marvin Wilson (Florida State). LSU, Pittsburgh and USC lead the way with 3 candidates each and 17 other schools boast 2 candidates.

Young became the first Buckeye to ever win the award before being chosen with the 2nd overall pick by the Washington Redskins. (more…)

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TalkSportsPhilly’s 10th Anniversary

February 9th, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in General, PhillyWood, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly, TSP Radio

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of TalkSportsPhilly in the Philly media.  It has been a privilege to be in the Philly Sports Market for so long.  It’s not easy participating in such a competitive market as Philadelphia.  One of TSP’s premises was to allow anyone a opportunity to be in the sports market that normally would be locked out of the corporate sports market.  We gave opportunity to many writers over the years ranging from High School, College, to professionals in between jobs and wanted to stay active.  Over the years, this rag tag group of writers has published thousands of articles, covered tons of events, participated with charities, produced video and radio shows and gathered a large following on Social Media.

We are hoping to have an event this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary if we are able.  TSP has overcome some significant hurdles during its 10 years (details in PhillyWood Story) and has been able to survive and co-exist with the big boys of Comcast, 94 WIP, 97.5 Fanatic, Fox 29, and other local media.  It has been an honor to provide a unique style of coverage and wide range of diversity to the Philly Sports Market.

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TalkSportsPhilly Radio Interview with Ron MacCloskey

June 24th, 2019 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in General, Interviews, PhillyWood, TalkSportsPhilly, TSP Radio

In the latest edition of TalkSportsPhilly Radio, I got a chance to sit down and talk with Ron MacCloskey about Philadelphia Sports and Entertainment.  Ron is a Youtube personality and has a background in show business and made for an interesting interview. Below there is a radio player which you can listen to the show with or you can go to TalkSportsPhilly Radio on BlogTalkRadio.  TalkSportsPhilly is celebrating its 10th year in the Philly Sports and Entertainment world and looks forward to bringing more in the next ten years.  TSP has had many guests on over the years and even spawned another Radio Show, Philly Pressbox Radio, that has done well in the Philly Sports market and still going today.  Be sure to let TalkSportsPhilly know of any topics of interest you would like to hear and guests you would like to see on the show in the future.  TSP thanks everyone for their support over the years.

Here is the Big Bad Don video Ron made that is on Youtube:

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Phillies sign Bryce, That’s Nice

March 1st, 2019 by Leo | Comments Off on Phillies sign Bryce, That’s Nice | Filed in Baseball, General, MLB, Phillies

After months and months of talk here in the Philly area about signing Bryce Harper, finally the Phillies and Bryce signed a contract! The contract is for 13 years and $330 million dollars and Harper, 26, will be 39 when this contract runs out.  But the $25 million AAV of the deal means Harper could possibly be traded at some point in his career. After the announcement of the signing the Phillies sold over 100,000 tickets already for the upcoming season.

Harper has dominated the NL East throughout his career. He’s hit 96 home runs in his career vs. NL East opponents, with an OPS of .909.  In Harper’s 50 career games at Citizen’s Bank Park, he has a .930 OPS with 14 home runs.  With the most home runs being hit in Citizen’s Bank Park, that should mean the Phillies and the fans will have a lot to cheer about in the upcoming years. One thing that seems odd is a no opt-out in the contract, the Boras deal doesn’t have any opt-outs for the player or the Phillies.  Considering Boras typically adds that into the deals, you begin to wonder what actually happened behind closed doors while negotiating the contract.

Why did it take so long? Not really sure other than he was holding out for a better deal even though a lot of people felt deals of this magnitude as “stupid money”.  There are some concerns with Harper’s career so far, he has missed time with injuries, he’s amounted to fewer than 2.0 bWAR in three of his seven big-league seasons. Harper has had inconsistent defense and he struck out a career-high 169 times in 2018.

It should be interesting to see how Harper is received in Washington this year and what other moves the Phillies will make in their bid to win the NL East.  If you would like to check out Harper’s stats you can see them on the Baseball Reference site.  By signing the biggest contract ever you know he made some kind of history, Harper surpasses Giancarlo Stanton for total contract value.  Stanton signed a $325 million extension with the Miami Marlins but Harper will probably hold this title for quite some time.

Some other notable links to brush up on your Harper stats and information, here is a list:

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Maverick vs Charlie

December 5th, 2017 by Leo | Comments Off on Maverick vs Charlie | Filed in America's Got Talent, General, PhillyWood


Remember the Finger at the WhiteBrier??

Keeping up Foreign Relations

Because I was Inverted

Time to Buzz the Tower

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Soul win Back 2 Back ArenaBowls

August 29th, 2017 by Leo | Comments Off on Soul win Back 2 Back ArenaBowls | Filed in Football, General, Soul, Sports

SOUL SNARE SECOND STRAIGHT FOSTER TROPHY IN ARENABOWL XXX

Philadelphia completes biggest comeback in ArenaBowl history to win 44-40

            PHILADELPHIA – The Detroit Drive. The Arizona Rattlers. And now, the Philadelphia Soul. Philadelphia has etched its name in Arena Football League history by becoming the third team to win the ArenaBowl in back-to-back years after knocking off the Tampa Bay Storm 44-40 with 13,648 fans in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center to win ArenaBowl XXX.

             After winning the coin toss and deferring their decision until the second half, the Soul defense came up with a huge stop to open up ArenaBowl XXX. James Romain’s third career ArenaBowl interception gave Philadelphia the advantage, but the Storm were quick to take the ball right back. Playmaker of the Year, Kendrick Ings drew first blood by returning a missed field goal 57-yards for a touchdown in the longest play in ArenaBowl history to give Tampa Bay a 6-0 advantage. The second missed field goal return for a touchdown in ArenaBowl history was the only score of the opening quarter.

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Philadelphia Soul shut down the Valor

April 23rd, 2017 by Leo | Comments Off on Philadelphia Soul shut down the Valor | Filed in Football, General, Soul, Sports

Strong Soul Defense Holds Valor to Scoreless Second Half

WASHINGTON— The Philadelphia Soul (2-0) defeated the Washington Valor (1-1), with the final score 49-31 in front of 12,122 fans at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night.

“Tonight was not one of our strongest performances,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel.  “We held the Valor to a scoreless second half but there is still some more work to do.”

Soul WR Shaun Kauleinamoku led the receivers with 12 receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns.  WR Darius Reynolds added six receptions for 76 yards and three touchdowns and WR Ryan McDaniel tallied five receptions for 46 yards.  Washington WR Mike Washington led the Valor receivers with nine receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns.

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