Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable

Follow Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable
Share on
Copy link to clipboard

We talk about all things related to the Philadelphia sports scene: Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, Sixers and Penn State football.

Philly Pressbox Radio


    • Jan 19, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 59m AVG DURATION
    • 434 EPISODES


    Search for episodes from Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable with a specific topic:

    Latest episodes from Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable

    PPR #426: Eagles Talk, Plus Mickey Morandini and Mike Conroy Visit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 60:00


    For the third time in seven weeks, the Eagles will battle the New York Giants -- but this time it's an NFL Divisional Round playoff game. Expect plenty of discussion about that big game on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio show, plus Sixers, Flyers and Phillies talk, too. Our guests: former Phils second baseman MICKEY MORANDINI and Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame treasurer MIKE CONROY. Plus, Bill, Chet and "Boop" make their predictions for the NFL's four weekend contests. 

    PPR #425: Eagles Post-Season Outlook With BGN's Brandon Gowton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 60:00


    The Eagles are the top seed in the conference and have earned an appreciated first-round playoff bye, but are they a legitimate Super Bowl contender? Not everyone thinks they are! We discuss that and much more this week with Bleeding Green Nation's BRANDON LEE GOWTON! Sixers and Flyers talk, too, and Bill, "Boop" and Chet make their Wild Card Weekend projections. Who will be the Birds' opponent in the divisional round?

    PPR #424: Kevin Cooney Visits; Eagles, Sixers Talk and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 60:00


    The Eagles are still gonna get that first-round bye, right? Right? Lots of Eagles talk on our first Philly Pressbox Radio show of 2023 but we won't forget about the Sixers and Phillies... or  the suddenly surging Flyers! Our guest is a great Philly journalist who can provide great insight about all of that. It's always fun to have KEVIN COONEY on the show with us. Plus, Bill Furman, Jim "Chet" Chesko and Bob Vetrone Jr. ("Boop") make their Week 18 NFL predictions and we reflect on the many memorable sports personalities we lost over the past year.

    PPR #423: The Year in Review in Philly Sports; Frank Fitzpatrick Visits

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 62:00


    Is it possible that the Eagles' loss to the Cowboys was actually a good thing? We discuss that possibility on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio show and review some of the highs and lows on the Philly sports scene in 2022 with help from former longtime Inquirer sports columnist Frank Fitzpatrick. (*Well, we tried -- Frank had some technical issues that prevented him from joining us.). Plus, Bill Furman, Jim "Chet" Chesko and "Boop" Vetrone makes their Week 17 NFL predictions.

    PPR #423: The Year in Review in Philly Sports; Eagles Outlook

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 62:00


    Is it possible that the Eagles' loss to the Cowboys was actually a good thing? We discuss that possibility on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio show and review some of the highs and lows on the Philly sports scene in 2022 with help from former longtime Inquirer sports columnist Frank Fitzpatrick. (**Well, we tried -- Frank had some technical issues that prevented him from joining us.). Plus, Bill Furman, Jim "Chet" Chesko and "Boop" Vetrone makes their Week 17 NFL predictions. Thanks to all our amazing viewers and listeners for a fantastic 2022!

    PPR #422: Ex-Eagle Fred Barnett Talks Birds-Cowboys; Author Matt Goldberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 60:00


    This week's show themes: Eagles-Cowboys and ... kindness? Yep, the Birds are 13-1 and heading to Dallas for a Christmas Eve showdown with the Cowboys but may not have Jalen Hurts available due to a shoulder sprain. We talk all-things Birds with former Eagles receiver "Arkansas Fred" Barnett! Our second guest is the author of a great new book, out just in time for Hanukkah and Christmas: It's Matt Goldberg and his book, written with the help of dozens of guest writers, is called Rings of Kindness. Plus, Bill, "Boop" and Chet make their Week 16 NFL picks ... we remember Hall of Famer Franco Harris ... and we pass along holiday wishes to our fantastic viewers and listeners.

    PPR #421: Hall of Famer Ray Didinger Talks Eagles and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 60:00


    Are we excited about this week's show? Heck yeah we are! The Eagles are 12-1 and we have a Hall of Fame journalist back on Philly Pressbox Radio for the first time since he officially retired last spring, the great RAY DIDINGER. Lots of Eagles talk with Ray, plus he tells us how he watches Sunday football games now that he doesn't have to go to the studio. Also on this week's show: Bill, Chet and "Boop" make their Week 15 NFL predictions ... and you'll get a tasty "Random Chet" segment. 

    PPR #420: Keith Pompey and Bob Brookover Visit; Sixers, Eagles-Giants Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 60:00


    The Eagles keep on rolling -- 11-1 now, with a battle at the Meadowlands against the Giants up next. Lots of Birds talk on this week show, including an Eagles-Giants preview, plus Sixers and Phillies talk -- who isn't excited about the Phils signing Trea Turner? Wow.. We get help from a couple of great guests: Philadelphia Inquirer Sixers beat writer KEITH POMPEY and a former Inquirer Phillies reporter who is now NJ.com's New York Giants beat reporter, BOB BROOKOVER. All of that, plus Bill, Chet and "Boop" make their NFL Week 14 predictions.

    PPR #419: WIP's James Seltzer and Artist Jordan Spector Visit

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 60:00


    The Eagles have improved to 10-1, the 76ers are on a mini-winning streak, Team USA advanced to the World Cup's Round of 16 ... heck, even the Flyers finally snapped a long losing skid! All of that gets addressed on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio show with a couple of great guests stopping by: SportsRadio WIP's JAMES SELTZER and sports artist JORDAN SPECTOR. Even though Bill Furman is on vacation this week, he'll be sure to pass along his NFL Week 13 picks -- Jim "Chet" Chesko and Bob Vetrone Jr. ("Boop") make their selections, too. Plus, we sneak in a rockin' Random Chet segment!

    PPR #418: Eagles Pull One Out; Sixers Talk With Tom McGinnis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 60:00


    The Eagles somehow snagged a victory in Indy on Sunday. Meanwhile, the 76ers keep losing players to injury and now welcome a certain former No. 1 overall pick back to Philly. We talk all-things-Sixers with the team's long-time radio voice, Tom McGinnis, in a special Tuesday evening show! Of course, Bill Furman, Jim "Chet" Chesko and Bob Vetrone Jr. ("Boop") make some NFL Week 12 picks along the way as we all get ready for Turkey Day!

    PPR #417: Eagles Talk With Mark Eckel; Sixers, Phils, Too

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 60:00


    Any thoughts of an undefeated Eagles season went out the door with a loud crash Monday night. Now what? Lots of Birds talk on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio show as former Eagles beat writer MARK ECKEL makes a return visit. We cover the Sixers, Flyers and Phillies, too, of course ... and Bill, Chet and "Boop" make their Week 11 NFC predictions.

    PPR #416: Philly Sports HoF's Mike Conroy; Cameos by Jimmy Rollins, David Akers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 60:00


    Well, the Phillies and Union both came up a bit short, but the Eagles are still unbeaten! Also, the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame last week inducted several new members and hosted a wonderful banquet; the Hall's treasurer, Mike Conroy, visits the show to talk about the Hall and the current Philly spors scene. Plus, you'll see Chet's interviews with a couple of those new inductees, former Eagles kicker David Akers and Phillies all-times hits leader Jimmy Rollins. Of course, Bill, Chet and "Boop" make their NFL Week 10 predictions, too.

    PPR #415: Ex-Phils Broadcaster Chris Wheeler, Plus Barkann Fndtn's Mike Barnes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 59:00


    This week's show serves as something of a pregame show for Wednesday evening's World Series Game 5 between the Astros and host Phillies ... and a celebration of the undefeated Eagles. We can also celebrate the Union advancing to Saturday's MLS Cup final in Los Angeles and the upcoming 10th Anniversary of the Barkann Foundation Healing Hearts Foundation. Our guests: former Phillies broadcaster CHRIS WHEELER (pinch-hitting for Glenn Wilson) ... and Barkann Foundation Executive Director (and die-hard Eagles fan) MIKE BARNES. Of course, you'll also get Bill, Chet and Boop's picks for some key Week 9 NFL games.

    PPR #414: Phils Are World Series-Bound! Plus, Zach Berman on Eagles

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 61:00


    With the Phillies heading to Houston for the World Series and the Eagles looking to stay unbeaten, we're in a festive mood this week! Visiting Philly Pressbox Radio for the first time is The Athletic's Eagles beat reporter ZACH BERMAN; can the Birds keep it going? We squeeze in some Flyers and 76ers talk, too, and Bill, "Boop" and "Chet" make their NFC Week 8 predictions. If you haven't yet done so, please subscribe to our Philly Pressbox Radio channel on YouTube!

    PPR #413: Phillies, Eagles Talk, Plus Dei Lynam on 2022-23 Sixers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 60:00


    What a great time on the Philadelphia sports scene with the Phillies in the NLCS, the Eagles a perfect 6-0, and the Flyers and Sixers having just started their seasons. We talk about all of that on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio show, with some help from long-time 76ers reporter DEI LYNAM. Plus, Bill, "Boop" and "Chet" make their picks for some key Week 7 NFL games. Expect a fun show!

    PPR #412: Paul Hagen on Phils-Braves, Chris Therien on New Book and Flyers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 57:00


    This week's show comes your away just ahead of the Phillies-Braves rain-delayed NLDS Game 2... a night before the Flyers open their 2022-23 season ... and four days prior to a Sunday night Eagles-Cowboys battle at the Linc, the Birds looking to remain unbeaten. A couple of terrific guests join Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to talk about all of that -- Hall of Fame baseball writer PAUL HAGEN and former Flyers defenseman CHRIS THERIEN, who (with Wayne Fish) has just written a new book called "Road to Redemption." Plus, Bill, Chet and Bob Vetrone Jr. make their Week 6 NFC East predictions.

    PPR #411: Eagles Remain Perfect, Phils Head to Postseason; Freddy Burns Visits

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 59:00


    What a time to be a Philadelphia sports fan! The Eagles are the NFL's only undefeated team heading into Week 5, the Phillies are heading to the postseason for the first time in 11 years, and the Sixers are inching closer to starting a much-anticipated new season. Oh, the PSU Nittany Lions are still unbeaten, too! With "Chet" off this week, Philly Pressbox Radio welcomes Edge of Philly Sports' Freddy Burns back to the show to talk about all of that with Bill Furman. Plus, Bill, Chet (on video from a far-away vacation spot) and Bob Vetrone Jr. (aka "Boop") make their Week 5 NFC East predictions and more.

    PPR #410: WIP's Jody McDonald Talks Eagles, Phillies, Flyers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 61:00


    Will the Eagles ever lose a game? Can the Phillies get back on track? (Please?) Lots of Birds and Phils talk on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio show, but we sneak in some Flyers and 76ers discussion, too, now that both have opened training camp. We have a great first-time visitor on the show -- the "MacMan," JODY McDONALD, from SportsRadio 44 WIP and Jakib Sports; Jody Mac is never shy about giving his opinion on anything related to the Philly sports scene. Plus, Bill Furman, Jim "Chet" Chesko and Bob Vetrone Jr. ("Boop") make their Week 4 predictions -- Boop will give us some betting tips, too! All of this on "National Drink Beer Day." Cheers!

    PPR #409: Phillies, Eagles, Sixers Talk; Evan Macy of Philly Voice Visits

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 60:00


    The Eagles (yay!) and Phillies (c'mon, guys!) get most of the focus, but we squeeze in some Flyers, Sixers and Penn State football talk too, this week. Evan Macy, sports editor of Philly Voice, makes his first visit to Philly Pressbox Radio -- always great to welcome a newcomer to the show! Plus, Bill Furman, Jim "Chet" Chesko and Bob Vetrone Jr. (aka "Boop") make their Week 3 NFL picks, and -- 50 years later -- we take a look back at a memorable 1972 Phillies season.

    PPR #408: Paul Domowitch and Bill O'Connell on Eagles, Vikings; Phils Talk, Too

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 60:00


    Another Eagles season is under way (hey, a win is a win!) and now the Birds are preparing for their home opener -- a Monday Night Football matchup against the 1-0 Minnesota Vikings. On a special Thursday show this week, we talk with longtime Eagles reporter PAUL DOMOWITCH (writing these days for The 33rd Team and Philadelphia magazine) and St. James H.S. and Villanova alum BILL O'CONNELL, who happens to be the father of Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell. We squeeze in some Phillies talk, too -- they're continuing their postseason push -- Bill, Chet and "Boop" make their Week 2 predictions ... and maybe one of us will have some things to say about pumpkin beers! (Jim "Chet" Chesko and Bill Furman have co-hosted Philly Pressbox Radio since 2014. New shows every week!)

    PPR #407: Merrill Reese, 'Boop' Vetrone ... Our Eagles Season Preview Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 60:00


    Another jam-packed show this week! Long-time radio voice of the Eagles, Merrill Reese visits to help us preview the Birds' 2022 season, plus Bob Vetrone Jr. stops by: "Boop," Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko make their official Eagles predictions. We also talk about the suddenly struggling Phillies ... and unveil our new additions to the Philly Pressbox Radio Hall of Fame! (Plus, who remembers Carol Wayne??? Chet does!)

    PPR #406: Brandon Lee Gowton on Eagles; Steve Jones Previews PSU

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 60:00


    Phillies talk, of course, but we also have loads of football talk on this week's show! Bleeding Green Nation's Brandon Lee Gowton visits to discuss the outlook for the 2022 Eagles ... and Penn State radio play-by-play man extraoridinaire Steve Jones stops by to help us preview the Nittany Lions' football season. (We are postponing our PPBR Hall of Fame inductions until next week!)

    PPR #405: Our 2022 Hall of Fame Nominees, Plus Hooters' David Uosikkinen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 61:00


    On this week's show, Bill and Chet unveil the 2022 nominees for Philly Pressbox Radio's Hall of Fame -- it's our ninth year of adding to our Hall! There's also a whole bunch of Phillies and Eagles talk and a great visit from David Uosikkinen, the drummer of The Hooters and Smash Palace and the man behind the Songs In the Pocket music project -- Dave's a big Philly sports fan, too! Bonus: a cameo appearance by the great Ray Didinger!

    PPR #404: Larry Andersen and Tim Kelly on Phillies; Lots of Eagles Talk, Too

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 59:00


    Another fun show this week: Baseball talk with Phillies Nation's Tim Kelly and Phils radio analyst Larry Andersen, plus Bill and Chet give their take on the Eagles' preseason opener and the NBA's decision to retire Bill Russell's No. 6 uniform number. Oh, WMMR's Jacky BamBam makes a cameo appearance, too! (Note: Our Philly Pressbox Radio Hall of Fame show has been postponed until next week!)

    PPR #403: Phils On Fire, the Pete Rose Mess, Vermeil in HOF; Kevin Reilly Visits

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 59:00


    It's been quite a week on the Philly sports scene, with the Phillies catching fire and improving their playoff prospects ... and the organization hosting a Wall of Fame weekend that included a controversial visit by hits king Pete Rose. Plus, the Eagles welcomed fans to the Linc Sunday evening ahead of their Friday preseason opener and Dick Vermeil was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We cover all of that and more -- former Eagles special-teams captain Kevin Reilly joins Bill and Chet for all of that fun football stuff!

    PPR #402: Eagles Great Brian Westbrook, Lesley Van Arsdall and Chris Wheeler

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 59:00


    A jam-packed Philly Pressbox Radio show this week! We talk lots of Eagles football with former Birds star running back Brian Westbrook, plus B-West and Philadelphia sports journalist Lesley Van Arsdall tell us about their brand new children's book, "The Mouse Who Played Football." In addition, we talk about the Phillies' trade-deadline moves with former Phils color analyst Chris Wheeler ... and we reflect on the lives of NBA legend Bill Russell and broadcaster Vin Scully.

    PPR #401: New Sixers Arena? Phils? Inquirer's Mike Sielski Visits

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 60:00


    We always enjoy when Philadelphia Inquirer award-winning sports journalist MIKE SIELSKI visits the show! Potential topics for this week include the up-and-down Phillies, the pros and cons of the Sixers building a new arena for the team in Center City, the Flyers' less-than-thrilling offseason, and what to watch for as the Eagles open training camp. Plus, a fun Random Chet segment!

    PPR #400 -- Talking Philly Sports at the Irish Rover

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 58:00


    We've been doing our Philly Pressbox Radio show for 8+ years, and we're doing show #400 at the fabulous Irish Rover in Langhorne, PA. Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko are the co-hosts but we get some help this time around from Edge of Philly Sports Network founders "Big Al" Zaffiri and Joey Sheeran. Lots of Philly sports talk plus giveaways, chances to win Phillies tickets and beer specials. Woo-hoo! (*NOTE: Our show was 95 minutes long, but you're only getting 58 minutes worth here. You can find the entire show on both Facebook and our YouTube channel.)

    PPR #399: Ed Barkowitz Talks Philly Sports With Bill and Chet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 53:00


    This week, former Philadelphia Daily News sportswriter ED BARKOWITZ joins Bill and Chet to cover all of the pressing issues on the Philly sports scene. Can the Phillies stay in the playoff picture with so many injuries? How are we feeling about the Eagles as training camp approaches? Did the Flyers make a mistake in doing that controversial trade for Tony DeAngelo? What's the outlook for the 76ers?  All of that and more, plus we'll get you set for this Sunday's 400th Philly Pressbox Radio show ... LIVE at the Irish Rover Station House in Langhorne, PA!

    PPR #398: Former Phillie Kevin Stocker Visits; Eagles, Sixers Talk, Too

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 59:00


    It was 29 years ago this week that Kevin Stocker made his MLB debut with that memorable 1993 Phillies team. Now, the former shortstop and current radio sports analyst joins Bill and Chet to talk Phillies and more. (Of course, Kevin tells a Lenny Dykstra story!) We mix in some Eagles and Sixers talk. too, and -- for the heck of it -- a look back at some of the best movies released over the first half of 2022.

    PPR 397: Flyers Talk With Bill Meltzer; Country Duo Williams Honor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 60:00


    Can the Phillies still contend for a spot in the postseason without their MVP? Bill and Chet talk about the Phils' outlook in the wake of the Bryce Harper injury, plus we discuss the Flyers with HockeyBuzz.com's Bill Meltzer. What does Bill think about the hiring of John Tortorella as new head coach and what other moves might the Flyers make to become relevant again? Plus, a fun chat with Asbury Park, NJ-based country-music duo Reagan Richards and Gordon Brown. Their band Williams Honor has just released a great new album, "eX," and it turns out Reagan is something of a Phillies fan!

    PPR #396: Neil Hartman on Philly Sports; 'Luckiest Guy' Ray Loewe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 59:00


    There's always plenty to talk about on the Philly sports scene, and this week Bill and Chet are joined by former Philly sports anchor Neil Hartman, who these days runs Rowan University's Center for Sports Communication. Plus, we welcome 80-year-old Ray Loewe, a U.S. Masters All-American swimmer, aka "The Luckiest Guy in the World" and host of the weekly podcast "Changing the Rules."  Oh ... some summer beer tips courtesy Chet, too! We guarantee you a fun hour!

    PPR #395: More With Dan Baker, Plus Edge of Philly's Joey Sheeran

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 60:00


    A special Tuesday episode of Philly Pressbox Radio! Edge of Philly Sports' Joey Sheeran makes a return visit to the show to talk about the Philadelphia sports scene with Bill and Chet, plus we have part two of a terrific interview with Phillies PA man extraordinaire Dan Baker. Also, Chet reviews the new Adam Sandler basketball movie, "Hustle," that was shot in Philadelphia last year and will be of interest to all Sixers fans!

    PPR #394: Phils PA Voice Dan Baker, Sports Columnist Tom Moore Visit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 59:00


    Phils, Sixers and Eagles talk on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable! Joining Bill and Chet for that: Phillies public-address announcer Dan Baker, who's celebrating his 50th season behind the mic, and Bucks County Courier TImes sports columnist Tom Moore. Plus, Chet offers up some Father's Day gift ideas for Philly sports-loving dads!

    PPR #393: Phillies Dir. of Fun & Games John Brazer Visits

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 58:00


    The month of May was a rough one for the Phillies -- maybe June will bring better results! Hey, at the very least there are some cool promotions and giveaways at the ballpark this summer. We get the scoop on those -- and the outlook for the Phils -- as Phillies Director of Fun & Games JOHN BRAZER visits Philly Pressbox Radio. Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko also discuss the Eagles (OTAs are under way) and the Flyers (their head-coaching search) and much more! (Among the "much more": Chet's review of "Top Gun: Maverick"!)

    PPR #392: Baseball Talk With Brian Michael of Phillies Nation, More

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 58:00


    Lots of baseball talk this week as Phillies Nation founder Brian Michael joins Bill and Chet. There have been some irritatin losses lately, but ... with a more favorable schedule in June, will the Phils finally get back on the good side of .500? Also, this week ... more talk about the soon-to-be retired Ray Didinger, the Eagles' offseason and ... well, whatever else we can squeeze in! 

    PPR #391: Live From the Linc for Women Against Abuse Event

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 88:00


    This week's Philly Pressbox Radio show is a special one ... live from Lincoln Financial Field! Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro stops by to talk about the Birds' draft picks and other offseason additions, we get a visit from Eagles great Troy Vincent (as he and wife Tommi are honored as Advocates of the Year at the Women Against Abuse "Dish It Up" event happening during the evening) and some other special guests. Jim "Chet" Chesko hosts this special 90-minute episode right at the Linc, Bill Furman joins the show from Florida, and we get on-site help from our Edge of Philly Sports pal "Big Al" Zaffiri. Although we're at a football stadium there's also Phillies and (ugh!) Sixers talk, too!

    PPR #390: Hall of Fame Writers Ray Didinger and Paul Hagen Visit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 61:00


    Not a lot podcasts have TWO Hall of Famers on one episode, but we do! Yes, Philly Pressbox Radio welcomes Pro Football Hall of Fame writer RAY DIDINGER and Baseball Hall of Fame J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner PAUL HAGEN. They join Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to talk Eagles, Phillies and backs-against-the-wall Sixers! You can expect most of our conversation with Ray to be about his huge announcement made Sunday: After some 53 years covering the Eagles and Philly sports, Ray is calling it a career at the end of the month. We're honored to have these two Hall of Famers as good friends of Philly Pressbox Radio!

    PPR #389: BGN's Brandon Lee Gowton on Eagles' Draft, Sixers-Heat

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 60:00


    The Eagles' 2022 draft is getting very positive reviews for the most part. Does Bleeding Green Nation's Brandon Lee Gowton agree? BGN joins Bill and Chet to discuss the guys the Birds selected in last week's draft, the big trade for receiver AJ Brown, and what lies ahead. We also discuss the Sixers-Heat playoff series: Do the 76ers have a shot given the Joel Embiid still-uncertain status for Game 3 and beyond? The latest on the up-and-down Phillies, too.

    PPR #388: NFL Draft Week! Mark Eckel and Leslie Gudel Visit

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 60:00


    Are you worried, Sixers fans? Ugggh! On this week's show, Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko talk about the 76ers' bid to avoid making NBA history (you know the deal!), but there's also Phillies talk and -- front and center -- our NFL Draft preview! Guests are former long-time Eagles beat writer MARK ECKEL and former Comcast SportsNet Phillies reporter LESLIE GUDEL. Leslie tells us all about the 2nd Annual Kendall's Crusade One-Armed Golf Challenge happening May 31. Oh, by the way: It's Philly Pressbox Radio's 8th Anniversary this week!!!

    PPR #387: Eagles Great Troy Vincent and WIP's Jack Fritz Visit

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 60:00


    Eagles, Sixers and Phillies talk on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio show! Guests are Eagles legend and NFL Executive VP in Charge of Football Operations TROY VINCENT, Women Against Abuse Executive Director JOANNA OTERO-CRUZ and WIP/High Hopes co-host JACK FRITZ. In addition to football talk, Troy and Joanna tell us about next month's "Dish It Up" event at Lincoln Financial Field that raises funds for survivors of domestic violence, while Jack helps us figure out why the Phillies have struggled early in the 2022 season. 

    PPR #386: Keith Pompey on Sixers, Bob Brookover on Phils, Eagles

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 58:00


    The Sixers are preparing for an opening-round playoff series against the Raptors and the Phillies are heading out on their first road trip of the new baseball season, hoping the bats will come alive. Joining Bill and Chet on Philly Pressbox Radio to talk about those topics and more are Inquirer.com Sixers beat writer KEITH POMPEY and former Inquirer Phillies and Eagles reporter BOB BROOKOVER.

    PPR #385: Paul Domowitch on Eagles, Draft; Sixers Talk and Our Phils Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 60:00


    So much to talk about this week! The Eagles pulled off a blockbuster draft-picks swap with the Saints, the NFL Draft is just three weeks away, the Phillies are set to open the 2022 baseball season, and the Sixers are down to their final few regular-season games and gearing up for the playoffs. Joining Bill and Chet to talk about all of that this week are football writer PAUL DOMOWITCH of The 33rd Team and TYRONE JOHNSON of 97.5 The Fanatic and Sixers Outsiders. You'll get our official 2022 Phillies predictions, too! (*NOTE: Tyrone was unable to join us.-- but we still provided lots of Sixers and Phillies talk!)

    PPR #384: Phils Beat Reporter Alex Coffey, Musician Frank McDonnell Visit

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 60:00


    This week's Philly Pressbox Radio show focuses on the Phillies and Sixers, with two first-time guests visiting with Bill and Chet. We talk all-things Phillies with new beat writer ALEX COFFEY from the Inquirer. (Welcome to Philly, Alex!) Plus, you know that "1-2-3-4-5-Sixers" song that you hear after every victory? It's actually called "Here Come the Sixers," and we look forward to chatting with one of the guys who wrote and recorded it back in 1975, Newtown Square's FRANK McDONNELL. We get Frank's take on the current Sixers and the Final Four-bound Villanova Wildcats, too!  

    PPR #383: Lou Nolan and Kayla Santiago Visit

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 59:00


    So much to talk about on the Philadelphia sports scene! This week, we're joined by Flyers P.A. man extraordinaire LOU NOLAN as he celebrates his 50th year behind the mike to talk about all-things Orange & Black, including the recent trade of long-time captain Claude Giroux and what's needed to turn the team's fortunes around. Plus, KAYLA SANTIAGO, play-by-play voice and reporter for the Delmarva Sports Network, visits to talk about the that new venture ... and the state of the 76ers as the regular season rolls into its final three weeks. Plus, don't tell Bill, but there will be a "Random Chet" segment about ... movies!

    PPR #382: Scott Franzke and James Seltzer on Phils, Sixers, Eagles

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 59:00


    Hey, we're gonna have a baseball season -- and Kyle Schwarber is a Phillie! We talk about the outlook for the 2022 Phillies as radio play-by-voice Scott Franzke and WIP producer and weekend host James Seltzer visit Philly Pressbox Radio. James also discusses the Sixers and Eagles (free-agent moves, etc.) with Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko and plays another game of "Seltzer Skelter."

    PPR #381: WIP's Glen Macnow on Philly Sports Scene

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 60:00


    WIP's Glen Macnow joins Bill and Chet to give us his take on the new-look 76ers and the rest of the Philly sports scene as well as the ongoing MLB lockout. Are the Sixers legitimate NBA title contenders? Will the "dead rot" Flyers (Glen's words!) ever be good again? What are the offseason needs of the Eagles? We also have a follow-up chat about last week's topic -- most-despised Philly athletes. Plus, Bill and Chet talk about this week's huge news regarding a couple of NFL quarterbacks ... and a Falcons wide receiver getting suspended for betting on games. Note: We also sneak in a fun "Random Chet" segment!  

    PPR #380: Sixers Talk, MLB Mess & Sam Carchidi on Flyers' Woes

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 60:00


    The Sixers are the talk of the town right now and this week's Philly Pressbox Radio will devote plenty of time to the new-look 76ers, but there's also a visit from long-time Flyers reporter Sam Carchidi, who recently began writing for Philly Hockey Now. Perhaps Sam can figure out what the Flyers need to do to become relevant again! Plus, Bill and Chet discuss the Major League Baseball fiasco ... and the Philadelphia sports scene's most-despised athletes over the years!

    PPR #379: Sixers PBP Voice Kate Scott, Plus Baseball Talk w/Tim Kelly

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 60:00


    A couple of great guests again this week! 76ers play-by-play broadcaster Kate Scott visits to talk all-things Sixers and tell us how she's enjoying her first season in Philadelphia. Plus, we get an update on the MLB lockout and how this year's Phils might look as Phillies Nation editor Tim Kelly joins us. (Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko have co-hosted Philly Pressbox Radio since 2014. Check out their YouTube channel!)

    PPR #378: Talking Sixers With Dei Lynam; Plus, Reflecting on Super Bowl LVI

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 59:00


    With James Harden officially a 76er, can the team truly compete for an NBA title this season and/or next? We discuss that and much more with long-time Sixers insider Dei Lynam. Plus, Bill and Chet reflect on Super Bowl LVI (congrats to the L.A. Rams) and Dick Vermeil officially being named a Pro Football Hall of Fame 2022 inductee. We also squeeze in some Flyers talk and -- yep -- a Random Chet segment!

    PPR #377: Super Bowl Winning Coach Dick Vermeil, Plus Ed Barkowitz

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 60:00


    It's Super Bowl Week and we have a super show for you ! We chat with legendary Eagles, Rams and Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil about the likelihood that he will get the call to the Hall of Fame, the outlook for Super Bowl LVI, and the Eagles' off-season needs. Plus, former Daily News writer Ed Barkowitz visits to discuss the Philly sports scene and some of the numerous Super Bowl bets you might want to consider. And ... Bill, Chet, Ed and "Boop" make their official predictions for the Bengals-Rams Super Bowl contest.

    Claim Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable

    In order to claim this podcast we'll send an email to with a verification link. Simply click the link and you will be able to edit tags, request a refresh, and other features to take control of your podcast page!

    Claim Cancel