The U.S. Government is shutting down, but the Jabronis are staying put!
October 4, 2013
Hosted by Joe Darrah and Mike Greger
The U.S. Government is shutting down, but the Jabronis are staying put! As we head into the first matchup between the Eagles and the New York Giants this weekend, the Birds’ season is quickly sinking into an abyss. This Sunday’s game could end a lot of relevancy to the still-young 2013 season should another loss ensue, and the Jabronis are here to talk about what crisis mode could look like for the fan base. How much of a grace period does/should Chip Kelly get? Are we headed for a QB controversy? How lame is it that a once prominent NFC East has become a laughing stock of the NFL? On the bright side is the optimism (somewhat) that still exists for the Flyers. Just how much optimism is healthy to hold for the Orange and Black? Could it really be that the best thing to look forward to this season is a predetermined disaster for the Sixers in hopes that they bottom out and get a No. 1 draft pick? Don’t forget about the Union; soccer playoffs may be the only postseason we get to see the rest of the year. Tune in to vent your own frustrations or, who knows, maybe even talk politics. What’s the deal with that governmental shutdown, anyway? Eh, we don’t need ‘em. One Nation, Under Jabonis!
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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.