Philly Sports Jabronis with Special Guest Anthony “Tiger” Jones
August 2, 2013
Hosted by Joe Darrah and Mike Greger
The MLB trading deadline has come and gone, and the Philly Sports Jabronis are here to dissect (and probably dispute and debate) what went down. Or, what didn’t go down in Philly, to be more accurate! The Phillies have quickly sunken into a black hole, thanks to their recent losing streak—effectively terminating a season that once seemed full of promise. Luckily for Philly sports fans, there’s more football going around. The Eagles creep closer to the start of preseason, which leaves much to discuss related to who their starting quarterback should be and how they’re going to rebound after some devastating player injuries. Which receiver will crawl out of the woodwork to replace Jeremy Maclin? Speaking or receivers, what was Riley Cooper thinking? And of all places, a country concert?! The Philly Soul are headed for the playoffs and we’ll have star wideout Anthony Tiger Jones on to talk shop and his team’s chances at a long postseason run. And, will the Sixers ever, and we mean EVER, hire a coach? We’ll also answer some fan mail we’ve received and maybe find the time to be belligerent. We'll also touch on Curt Schilling's induction onto the Phillies Wall of Fame and his chances at the Baseball HOF. Jabroni it up with us!
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The Philly Sports Jabronis provide Philly sports fans with what they can’t live without: Lively conversation and attitude-filled debate. We’re just like any Philly fan. We’re opinionated, we’re unapologetic and we like to think we’re intelligent enough to know what we’re talking about. As longtime reporters and journalists, we have inside access to all Philly’s teams. Heck, we’ve even tried out for some of them. Our hearts beat with the passionate pulse of the Philadelphia sports fan, because that’s who we are. We’ve lived Philly sports every day since God graced the green earth with our presence. We are Philly sports, and you will be too.
Joe Darrah and Mike Greger
Joe Darrah was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. He learned his first lesson of Philadelphia sports fandom in the late 80s as he proudly paraded around his parents’ living room in Wissinoming Park, clad in his Chicago Bears Walter Payton jersey. Under the icy stare of his grandfather, Joe had suddenly become the enemy. He quickly learned that it’s not the wisest of choices to wear anything other than eagles green on a football Sunday.
Today, Joe still greatly admires Payton, but also admires the city he grew up in and the passion its fans have for its sports teams. We claim a personal stake with each win and loss. We follow our teams and demand that they understand our expectations. And we express our emotions feverishly on sports-talk radio.
Joe has brought the same intensity he’s lived with as a fan to his professional career as a sportswriter. He’s covered the sports scene through the high school, college and professional ranks, and has committed himself to maintaining the pride of being a Philadelphian who’s never afraid to express his opinions—and, yes, he’s got lots of them.
Mike Greger grew up in the Philadelphia area bleeding Eagles green, watching Randall Cunningham break his opponent's ankles and praying for a Super Bowl. When that didn't happen, he ditched his rally towel, because there's no cheering in the press box, and embarked on a career in sports journalism and started covering the Eagles and Phillies for Metro Philadelphia, as well as serving as NFC West Editor for Football.com. Mike also contributes as an active member to the Pen and Pencil Club and Philadelphia Sports Writers Association.
Mike is a hybrid, a sports junkie at the core, with an insane addiction to pop culture and the hip hop music scene, majoring in poetic justice. Basically, he sees himself as the living, breathing version of Roc Nation Sports.
Mike is a little bit Chad Johnson, mixed with Tupac Shakur and blended over rocks with Larry Bird. He never takes himself too seriously, but when he’s trying to prove his point, he brings serious heat. He never antagonizes, but don’t antagonize him! There are important points and opinions he wants to get out, and WILL get out, but he never forgets that sports is a beautiful distraction for people.