Bob  Whalon

Bob Whalon

Bob Whalon was born and raised in the suburbs just outside of Philadelphia. He is a fan of all Philadelphia sports, especially the Eagles and Phillies. He is not afraid to point out what each franchise is doing wrong in an informative and humorous way. Bob currently lives in Souderon, PA with his wife and two children and is active in the local youth sports organizations.
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  • 2014 National League East Preview
    Most pundits are predicting that the Nationals and Braves will fight it out for the NL East crown, while the Phillies fight the Mets and Marllins for last place. I don't see it that way at all.
  • The 2014 Philadelphia Phillies Are a Playoff Team
    While everyone else is assuming that the Philadelphia Phillies will struggle during the 2014 season due to their advanced age, I am going in the opposite direction.
  • A Season of Ifs for the Philadelphia Phillies
    The Phillies signed another older player in A.J. Burnett, which only adds to all the question marks on the roster. If all those question marks end up with positive results, the Phillies should be a playoff team in 2014. But there are a lot of ifs.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies Need to Get Older
    I know it sounds strange that I want to Philadelphia Phillies to get older, but that's exactly what they need to do if they hope to contend this season. Luckily the perfect free agent pitcher is available to fill that need.
  • Is the Bobby Abreu Signing by the Philadelphia Phillies as Bad as It Seems?
    There doesn't appear to be a single person who approves of the Philadelphia Phillies decision to sign Bobby Abreu to a contract. Or is there?
  • Philadelphia Phillies' New TV Deal Not as Important as You Think
    The Philadelphia Phillies just signed one of the richest regional television deals in the history of sports, but I don't think it's necessarily going to save the franchise and deliver multiple World Series Championships. Well, not yet anyway.
  • A 'Silly' Philadelphia Phillies Rumor
    A reporter from a certain sports network out there is spreading rumors that the Philadelphia Phillies are trying to trade Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee. I think that's just silly and I'm not alone.
  • Carlos Ruiz Contract a Smart One for Philadelphia Phillies
    Why is everyone so upset with the contract the Philadelphia Phillies just gave to the best right-handed hitting catcher on the free agent market? I think it was a smart move for the team.
  • Philadelphia Phillies Trade Rumors
    Big names like Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Bautista have been linked to the Phillies in recent trade rumors, but are they even worth it?
  • Philadelphia Phillies Giving Their Fans the Byrd?
    The Philadelphia Phillies deal with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd is being universally panned as a horrible mistake, so why do I think it's not so bad after all?
  • Philadelphia Phillies Should Target Nelson Cruz in Free Agency
    The Philadelphia Phillies are coming off their first losing season since 2002 and they have some holes to fill this offseason. The biggest hole is in the outfield and Nelson Cruz might just be the best option to balance out the Phillies lineup.
  • Philadelphia Phillies' Season Autopsy
    The Philadelphia Phillies just completed their first losing season since 2002 and are definitely headed in the wrong direction. The question is, what went wrong?
  • Ryne Sandberg's Second Act in Philly
    The Philadelphia Phillies made one of the worst trades ever when they traded Ryne Sandberg to the Chicago Cubs. Now they're hoping his second act in Philly will have a better ending.
  • Philadelphia Phillies Should Re-Sign Roy Halladay
    The Philadelphia Phillies are locked into so many big contracts with veteran players for next season that they might as well roll the dice on a guy who has been the best pitcher during the last decade, Roy Halladay.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies Fired the Wrong Man
    Blaming Charlie Manuel for what went wrong with the 2013 Philadelphia is extremely short-sighted. I've got another target in mind.
  • Philadelphia Phillies: MLB Trade Deadline Isn't Really Over
    Most people think the Major League Baseball trade deadline was on July 31st. Most people are wrong.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies Won't Ever Rebuild
    Everyone expected the Philadelphia Phillies to sell off many of their star players at the MLB trade deadline. Unfortunately for those people, they were wrong. The new world of professional sports won't allow the Phillies to rebuild.
  • Time to Root for 3-13 Eagles Fans
    It's time for true Eagles fans to take back their franchise from the blight that is Andy Reid. The only way to do that is to root for 3-13.
  • Did Phillies Sign Papelbon Out of Spite?
    Ryan Madson was all but re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies. Now suddenly, Jonathan Papelboin is the team's new closer. Why? I think it was due to spite.
  • Did Phillis Sign Papelbon Out of Spite?
    Why is Ryan Madson an ex-Phjillie and Jonathan Papelbon is the new closer? Personally, I think it was done out of spite.
  • The Church of Penn State
    I have nothing but contempt for the Roman Catholic Church for the way they protected their pedophile priests. Now this alumni might have to admit that Penn State might be just as bad.
  • I Don't like These Eagles
    I am a life-ling Eagles fan and season ticket holder, yet I don't like the team. How is that possible?
  • Philadelphia Eagles at the Bye
    As the Eagles prepare to begin the second half of their season, let's take a look at what has gone wrong so far.
  • Sixers Rid Themselves of Worst Owner in Sports
    The best thing about the Philadelphia 76ers being sold isn't the new ownership group. No, the best thing about the sale is that Ed Snider can no longer ruin a once proud NBA franchise.
  • Andy Reid's Last Stand?
    Andy Reid has been the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for over 12 years, but it all might come down to this Sunday.
  • Phillies GM Throws Down the Gauntlet
    Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. had some very pointed words at his press conference on Tuesday and most of those words were pointed right at his own manager.
  • The Worst Choke Job in the History of Philadelphia Sports
    How is the Philadelphia Phillies season over already? This team was supposed to win another World Series. Where is the parade dammit? Wasn't this season supposed to end with a parade?
  • Doc Halladay the Perfect Prescription for Game 5
    The Philadelphia fans are all nervous about Game 5 of the NLDS. Me? I'm not worried, because Doc Halladay is set to take the mound.
  • Phillies-Cardinals NLDS Preview
    Everything you need to know about the National League Divisional Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals is right here.
  • Eagles-Giants Postgame "Break"down
    Saying that the Michael Vick injury was the reason the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the New York Giants is too simplistic. There were plenty of other reasons why the Eagles lost to an inferior Giants team.
  • Eagles-Giants Preview: Passing the Tests
    All of the media coverage has been about Michael Vick, but the Philadelphia Eagles game against the New York Giants will be decided by the other players in this game.
  • Time to Panic Phillies Fans?
    The Philadelphia Phillies have the best record in baseball, but they just lost six games in a row as the season winds down. Is it time to panic Phillies fans?
  • Eagles-Falcons Post Game: What a Headache
    Everyone will assume that the Eagles lost to the Falcons because QB Michale Vick left with a concussion. Read this and you'll really know what happened.
  • Eagles-Falcons Preview: Grounded Birds
    The National media will concentrate on Vick's return to Atlanta. If you want to really know what will happen in this Sunday Night Football matchup, you have to read this.
  • Eagles-Rams Post Game: Evil Genius
    The Eagles got the win over the Rams on Sunday in spite of their obvious flaws. Now the only question is whether or not Eagles head coach Andy Reid is an evil genius.
  • Eagles - Rams Preview: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
    Eagles fans have visions of a "Dream Team" being "All in" on their way to the Super Bowl this season. Unfortunately, they have to play the games before they can hold a parade.
  • 2011 Philadelphia Eagles Season Preview
    If you think the Philadelphia Eagles are a "Dream Team" headed for the Super Bowl then you need to read this season preview.
  • Andy Reid's Eagles Are in Midseason Form
    If you think the Philadelphia Eagles looked good in their preseason victory over the Cleveland Browns last night, I have some bad news for you. You don't know the first thing about football.
  • The Phillies Dream Season
    The Phillies probably can't match the record of 116 wins in a season, but that doesn't mean they won't finish the season as the best team in baseball.
  • Why It's Easy to Hate Eagles Management
    Just because I hate the Philadelphia Eagles owner and management team doesn't make me any less of a fan. As a matter of fact, I think it makes me an even better fan.
  • "Dream Team" or Nightmare?
    NFL fans everywhere have been buzzing ever since new Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Vince Young referred to his new team as "The Dream Team". Unfortunately for Eagles fans, this season may turn into more of a nightmare than a dream.
  • Philly is the Center of the Sports Universe
    The center of the sports universe isn't in New York anymore, it's now located in the city of Philadelphia. Get used to it New York.
  • Philadelphia Phillies Get Hunter Pence
    Two years ago at the trade deadline the Phillies traded for Cliff Lee. Before the 2010 season they traded for Roy Halladay. Last year, they traded for Roy Oswalt. And now, general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. has done it again by acquiring Hunter Pence.
  • What Are the Philadelphia Eagles Thinking?
    The surprise signing of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha certainly was an aggressive move by the Philadelphia Eagles, but it just doesn't seem to make sense.
  • Philadelphia Eagles: Same as it Ever Was
    The Philadelphia Eagles are the NFL version of the old Talking Heads song, "Once in a Lifetime". They make bold statements and pat themselves on the back, yet their trophy case is empty. This season promises to be more of the same. "Same as it ever was"
  • Will Philadelphia Eagles Fly After Lockout?
    I've heard other so-called experts say that the Philadelphia Eagles will be aggressive when the lockout ends, but as a life-long Eagles fan, I have my doubts.
  • Bruce Bochy is a Cheater
    Bruce Bochy wanted to win the all-Star Game, but he wasn't willing to burn out his Giants pitchers to do it. Luckily he had the Phillies and Braves staff to abuse so he could save his own guys for the regular season.
  • Battle of the Best in Philly This Weekend
    The two best teams in Major League Baseball are set to square off in Philadelphia for a three game series starting Friday night. Forget Derek Jeter's pursuit of 3,000 hits and watch the best sports on TV this weekend.
  • Nike and Michael Vick Just Do It
    In one of the most hypocritical moves in the history of advertising, Nike has re-signed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to promote their products. I for one will never buy another Nike product as long as I live and neither should you.
  • Philadelphia Phillies at Midseason
    Halfway through the baseball season is the perfect time to take a close look at the best team in MLB; the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Philadelphia Phillies "Pig-Pen"
    With the rash of injuries among the Philadelphia Phillies relievers, the team has been forced to turn their bullpen over to a bunch of Pigs. IronPigs, that is.
  • "Coach Bob"
    I haven't had much time to write about sports lately because I've been spending all my time coaching youth sports and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
  • Checking in on the Philadelphia Eagles
    I haven't written anything about the Philadelphia Eagles in what feels like forever. The only football articles I have written lately concerned the NFL labor strife, so I thought it would be a good idea to check in on my hometown team. Apparently igno
  • Here Come REAL Phillies
    Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has filled out 37 different batting orders in the 56 games that his team has played this year. Not one of them has included every member of the preseason projected starting eight.....until now.
  • Power Outage in Philly?
    I don't understand why the local media and fans in the city of Philadelphia are starting to panic about the complete lack of offense being produced by the Phillies. The last time I checked, they still had the most wins in the National League.
  • Michael Vick: Commencement Speaker?
    Somebody cue up R.E.M, because "It's the end of the world as we know it." Unfortunately I don't feel fine, because Michael Vick has been chosen to be a commencement speaker at five Philadelphia high schools.
  • Philly Sports Fans Love the Easter Bunny
    Normally Easter is just a children's holiday, where they get to color some eggs and end up with a basket full of candy. Well now Easter has become something more for the fans of the Philadelphia sports teams. Thank you Easter Bunny.
  • Pro Football on the Streets of Philadelphia
    Remember when you were a kid and you and your friends played football in the street? Well in what might be one of the coolest promotions ever, the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League took the game of football back to the streets of Philadelphia
  • The Dumbest Player in the NFL
    Have you ever wondered who the dumbest player in the NFL is? Well luckily for us, there is no longer any question as the "winner" has outed himself. Say hello to Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall.
  • Dissecting the Philadelphia Eagles 2011 Draft
    While it is impossible to judge the Eagles' 2011 NFL Draft picks yet, we can certainly judge the organization on their past failures in the draft. The Eagles once again tried to outsmart everyone else and once again they came up empty.
  • Questioning the Philadelphia Eagles
    Why? Why is it always the Philadelphia Eagles? Why is my hometown team always the one that does things no other team will do?
  • Cracks Showing in NFL Player Ranks
    The NFL players seemingly have the upper hand right now in their battle with the owners for a new collective bargaining agreement. Unfortunately for them, history seems to be repeating itself.
  • Enjoying the Phillies' Fast Start
    I know the Major League Baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint, but isn't it better to get off on the right foot? Some people don't agree with that sentiment, but I'm just enjoying the fast start.
  • The Best Starting Rotation in Baseball
    Other writers make claims about who has the best starting rotation in MLB. I take have taken that a step further and decided to compare the Philadelphia Phillies staff to other top staffs in baseball. I hope this settles the debate.

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