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The SportsTalk Shop: The Art of the Tank

March 24, 2014 By Chris Michael Leave a Comment

  It’s been a curious season for the Philadelphia 76ers. New General Manager Sam Hinkie initially drew sharp criticism because of his limited amount of “media time” he presented fans when he first came to the City of Brotherly Love. That bitterness soon turned to optimism once he started his plan for the future for…

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Behind the Mic: Bracketology

March 17, 2014 By Gary Laubach 1 Reply

  Now that the high school season has come to a close with Central Catholic’s 60-50 loss to Neumann-Goretti on Friday night, it’s time to get serious about the NCAA Tournament. I know Monday, March 17, was St. Patrick’s Day and, also, the birthday of Benito Suarez, the five-time governor of Mexico from 1861-1872. I,…

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The SportsTalk Shop: State Playoff Recaps

By Chris Michael Leave a Comment

It was another exciting high school playoff season on RCN-TV, filled with outstanding teams and athletes, and a few surprises along the way. Before we transition to the spring sports season, I wanted to highlight some of the top moments during this year’s PIAA state basketball playoffs. Keep in mind, these observations are based on…

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Behind the Mic: How Do They Get So Good?

March 10, 2014 By Gary Laubach 1 Reply

  At this time of the year only the best basketball teams, whether it be high school or college, are still playing. We have, indeed, begun March Madness. The yearly event draws its name from the frantic race to decide the various league, conference, district, state, and national championships. As we watch the teams, we…

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The SportsTalk Shop: Can Ruf Make the Phillies?

By Chris Michael Leave a Comment

  One of the most animated Phillies-related discussions this winter continues to be over the team’s power-hitting first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf. He has solidified a strong fan base in the Delaware Valley region–somewhat surprising since he has never had a full season of success at the Double-A level. It’s partially because of his ability to…

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