Category: 97.5 the Fanatic

Penn State Head Coach Pat Chambers and La Salle Coach Weigh In On Mike Rice’s Firing at Rutgers

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Being a college basketball coach is tough. The job is demanding and the stress is high. One thing a coach can't do is berate their players and start to get physical with them. Coaches are there to teach, they are there to nurture. They have been trusted by parents to ...

Mike Bellotti On Chip Kelly: “Chip is a Great Football Coach and he will be Successful at Any Level”

Friday, January 18th, 2013

The Eagles went through a very exhaustive coaching search this offseason as they looked for someone to fill Andy Reid's shoes. Their initial target was Chip Kelly, the No. 1 coach available this offseason. After it looked as if Kelly made the decision to return to Oregon, the Eagles expanded ...

Howie Roseman Says Jeffrey Lurie Will Hire the Eagles Next Head Coach

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

After a disappointing 4-12 season, the Philadelphia Eagles decided it was time to make a change. The Eagles made the decision to fire Andy Reid and for the first time in 14 years Philly will have a new head coach roaming the sidelines. It's not just the coach that needs ...

Charles Barkley “Got Screwed Four Times” On His Monday Night Football Bet

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Monday night's terrible call in the Packers-Seahawks game affected so many people in and around the NFL. The whole NFC playoff picture has been altered and the loss could have a lasting impact on so many different teams. Furthermore, Fantasy Football games were decided by that play. And then there ...

Doug Collins on the 76ers Before Trading for Andrew Bynum: “I personally thought we had maxed our team out”

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

While the Los Angeles Lakers are the team that everyone has been buzzing about this offseason, the 76ers were also part of the four-team blockbuster trade that sent Dwight Howard to Hollywood. While Philly had to part with Andre Iguodala and use its amnesty clause on Elton Brand to make ...

Mike Tyson on Voting, T.O.’s Fall From Grace and Training with Justin Beiber

Friday, June 1st, 2012

It's Mike Tyson. There's no sense in introducing the guy, and it's typically futile to try to set the stage because the conversation always bounces around unpredictably across a wide range of topics. The following is no different, though much of it centers around Terrell Owens and his recent fall ...

Mike Tyson on Meeting Muhammad Ali for the First time: “It inspired me to want to go truly in that direction”

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Yesterday was the 70th birthday of the great Muhammad Ali and many people took time to reflect on his career. Full disclosure, I’m only 28-years-old so unfortunately I don’t have many as memories of Muhammad Ali as I would like. What I do know about him has been learned from ...

Charles Barkley on Tim Tebow and the Broncos Advancing in the Playoffs: “The national nightmare continues”

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Over the weekend Charles Barkley made his third appearance on Saturday Night Live and it got mixed reviews, but there's a clear reason why he keeps getting invited back even though he's not an actor. Even though he's not very good at reading off cue cards, Barkley is very opinionated, he’s ...

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro on Phillies Loss to Cardinals: “We just didn’t hit” and He Was Angry When Howard Swung at 3-0 Pitch

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The Philadelphia Phillies were put together this season with one goal in mind. It wasn’t to have the best record in the regular season, it wasn’t to win the National League East, or just get into the playoffs either. It was to win the World Series. After making a huge ...

Barry Switzer Not Surprised By the Mess at Miami: “It’s happened in the past, it’s going to happen in the future.”

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Yikes. The college football landscape continues to get bulldozered by bad news. Shocking that the University of Miami program is back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, is it not? Yeah, not really. Prostitutes, strippers, abortions, and of course, the usual -- cars, money, etc. All told, this ...