Philly Sports Jabronis with Special Guest : Your Mom

October 11, 2013
Hosted by Joe Darrah and Mike Greger

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The year of upheaval in Philadelphia continues to continue. The Flyers set an unprecedented record for short-leashing this week with their belligerent firing of coach Peter Laviolette after just three games into the 2013-14 season. Yeah, they were all losses, but WTF? Aside from sending shock throughout the organization and city, the move also has raised serious questions about the culture of the franchise and the faculties of owner Ed Snider. Are the Flyers really best off with his aggressive style of management or does his love for the team really hinder his ability to set it up for sustained success? With the Eagles, the season is at least temporarily back on track with their win in New York last week. Tied for first in the futile NFC East, the Birds really have a chance to take command of the division with a trip to the struggling Buccaneers of Tampa Bay before squaring up for a potential showdown for division supremacy against them Cowboys! But is a quasi quarterback controversy in the making after the injury to Michael Vick and subsequent game-clinching performance by Nick Foles against the G-Men? We’ll discuss!

Philly Sports Jabronis

Philly Sports Jabronis

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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.

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Joe Darrah and Mike Greger

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.

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Episode Directory

October 2013

  • 10/18/2013: Eagles/Cowboys Rivalry Week Listen Now
  • 10/11/2013: Philly Sports Jabronis with Special Guest : Your Mom Listen Now
  • 10/4/2013: The U.S. Government is shutting down, but the Jabronis are staying put! Listen Now

September 2013

August 2013

Michelle Boyles

Boyles, a well-established Philadelphia journalist and blogger (see www.southphillyfashionista.com). She helps her fans navigate their way through everything that's the fabulous in Philadelphia. To some, she's a personal secret shopper, covering everything from food to fashion and general fun in the city. She's also a featured blogger with the Philly Sports Jabronis, and she's stopping by to chat about what "looks" promising about Philly sports. View Guest page

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Angelo Cataldi

Angelo Cataldi Pulitzer Prize nominee for journalism and former columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Cataldi has been anchor and star of The WIP Morning Show since 1989. Known for his comedic timing, exceptional wit and biting commentary, Angelo is one of Philadelphia’s most popular, entertaining and recognizable radio personalities! View Guest page

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Ed Condran

Ed Condran is a jack-of-all-trades journalist. From penning articles for Rolling Stone Magazine, Maxim and Playboy to covering the Phillies beat, he’s never at a loss for words. He’ll join the Jabronis to talk about the state of the Phillies to start, the new Chase Utley contract … and so much more. View Guest page

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Anthony “Tiger” Jones

The AFL’s leading receiver in the 2013 regular season, Jones became the first player in league history to reach 2,000 receiving yards in consecutive seasons in 2012. Last year’s Offensive Player of the Year, Cutter’s Receiver of the Year, and All-Arena team member, he has earned an invitation from Eagles to their training camp and remains one of the premier players in the AFL. On Aug. 3 he will play a big role in helping the Soul advance in the first round of the playoffs against Orlando in Philly. View Guest page

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Philly’s Finest Sambonis

One of the stars from the upcoming fourth season of the popular Food Network program “The Great Food Truck Race,” Joe Toner (photo, center) of the team Philly’s Finest Sambonis will join the Jabronis to talk about his team’s newfound fame, on-the-road experience and what exactly it is that makes the Philly samboni a cheese steak to be reckoned with. Fresh off the heels of his team’s appearance on ABC's “Good Morning America,” Toner will share with listeners the story of how a couple of guys from Northeast Philly landed such a gig, give a sneak peak of what we can expect from the show, which airs each Sunday beginning Aug. 18, and maybe even eat a sandwich live on air. And, yeah, we’ll be sure to grill him during our interview. Bring a hearty appetite to this week’s show with us! View Guest page

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Tommy Rowan

Tommy Rowan, Metro Philadelphia news reporter — Mr. Rowan covers everything from politics to Phillies pep rallies. He’ll be filling in with Mike as Joe takes his Philly luck to out to Sin City. Tommy is an intrepid report and opinionated (wannabe?) sports fan. View Guest page

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David Willig

David Willig, a globally-known sports agent and international attorney, will discuss the NFL’s $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its retired players, many of whom had sued the league. The NFL admitted no wrongdoing despite shelling out millions in this suit. Willig, who has appeared on ESPN and in Forbes Magazine, believes the settlement lets the NFL off the hook. He’ll detail both sides of the argument and tell us if the deal was a fair one. View Guest page

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