Bill Campbell: More than just a broadcaster

From the Sidelines | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome Right after college I worked with Bill Campbell. Sort of. Let me explain. Bill Campbell – the legendary voice of the Phillies, Eagles, Warriors and 76ers – died last week at age 91. Many remember his biggest broadcast moments: the last few seconds of the Eagles’ 1960 NFL Championship game at Franklin […]

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Looking back at the 2014 baseball season

From the Sidelines | October 2nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome Baseball seasons have unique personalities. The season that ended Sunday was no exception. Teams expected to do well – Atlanta, for instance – didn’t live up to expectations. Others of which little was expected – the Kansas City Royals, for example – did better than predicted. Those unexpected twists and turns aren’t […]

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Common sense missing in sports management

From the Sidelines | September 18th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome After watching the goings on in the NCAA and NFL the last couple of weeks it’s clear that common sense is missing in action or, in the case of the NFL, non-action. When Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended for two games for dragging his unconscious fiancée from an Atlantic […]

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Time for the Dragons to go back to school

From the Sidelines | September 4th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome The Taney Dragons Little Leaguers have had a summer unlike any Little League team in history. Their classy and intelligent response to extraordinary media attention has been impressive – better than that of many athletes years older than the 12- or 13-year-olds that comprise the first Philadelphia team ever to make it […]

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Rough roads ahead for Phillies and Sixers

From the Sidelines | July 3rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome The week just passed focused the Philadelphia sports fans’ attention on the Phillies’ and 76ers’ futures. The near-term outlook is pretty dreary. A Phillies five-game winning streak has been followed by what could only be described as a disastrous home stand. The back and forth conversations and reports about what the Phils […]

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Where have all the Flyers gone?

From the Sidelines | May 30th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Easy quiz: What do Danny Briere, Dan Carcillo, Jeff Carter, Michal Handzus, Mike Richards, Patrick Sharp and Justin Williams have in common? Obvious answer: They are all former Philadelphia Flyers who are currently involved in the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. (There’ll be another quiz later.) Mutterings around the City of Brotherly Love […]

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