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Chris Michael

The SportsTalk Shop: HS Football Poll-Week 6

It's time once again for a look at this week's District XI high school football poll results, consisting of area head coaches, athletic directors and media members. Big Schools (10 pollsters) Parkland (50 points, 10-first place votes) Freedom (39) Easton (27) Nazareth (19) Liberty (15) Among the big schools...no changes again for the #1, 4 and 5 teams.  Parkland continues to roll and hasn't done anything to tarnish its preseason predictions as one of the state's top teams. Nazareth and Liberty both posted pairs of wins the last two weeks to stay in the … [Continue Reading ...]

Gary Laubach

Behind the Mic: Brotherly Love

The word “Philadelphia” is derived from two Greek words – philos (loving) and adelphos (brother).  Thus, Philadelphia is known as the city of “brotherly love”. There are twelve U.S. cities with four major professional sports – Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Washington, and, dare I say, Philadelphia.  With the Eagles losing again this past Sunday and falling to 1-3, it could be argued that the four Philadelphia teams have carried their moniker, “The City of Brotherly Love”,  just a bit too far. I will … [Continue Reading ...]

Gary Laubach

Behind the Mic: Yogi

Yogi Berra, the Yankee legend and Hall of Fame catcher, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, at the age of 90.  He appeared in 14 World Series with the Yankees.  The Yankees won ten of them. I had some ties to Yogi and his death brought those memories back. When I was doing play-by-play for the Allentown Ambassadors independent professional baseball team, I did an Ambassador - New Jersey Jackals game from (you guessed it) Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University in Little Falls, NJ.  The stadium was dedicated to Yogi because he lived in Little Falls during his … [Continue Reading ...]