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I first started following sports in 1967. At a family gathering, someone shared a program from a recent Yankee game. It included a history of the team's championship seasons, a tradition of success that hooked me. It didn't matter that the 1967 team was on its way to placing ninth in a ten-team league. The aura of greats like Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Berra, and Mantle remained and I was convinced that greatness would return. I patiently cheered every glimmer of hope and kept my faith during lean times until the world championship years of 1977 and 1978, when the Yankees adapted to the brave new world of free agency and restored glory to the refurbished Yankee Stadium.
In general, I prefer baseball, football, and basketball to other sports. I think that is because in my youth I listened to sports on the radio more often than I attended games in person or watched them on TV. I found those three sports' radio broadcasts the easiest to follow, to visualize. I still enjoy radio broadcasts to the astonishment of those even of my own generation who can't imagine life without high-definition television.

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  • camp nation posted 452 days ago

    camp nation

    Philip,
    Campanaro was 4th strongest and 13 fastest wide receiver at the combine! He will be drafted in the 3/4th round because he is one of the top 3 slot wr's in this years draft.

  • Richard Bowman posted 463 days ago

    Richard Bowman

    no problem, Philip! i meant to fan you a long time ago, but it slipped my mind. you're my 2nd favorite Jets writer only behind RC Cos(we all miss him), not to mention you take the time to respond to people.

  • Donovan Griffin posted 478 days ago

    Donovan  Griffin

    '' Revis is a Patriot. One year, $12 million.'' - AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

  • Bobbi posted 486 days ago

    Bobbi

    I meant: "YOU" have earned it - The hard way!

  • Bobbi posted 486 days ago

    Bobbi

    THERE - I have earned it - The hard way! : )

  • Bobbi posted 497 days ago

    Bobbi

    Once more - Philip: "Happy Birthday"

    Here you go - My Bulletin Board:
    http://bleacherreport.com/users/3529439-msbobbi

  • Michael Carter posted 508 days ago

    Michael Carter

    You impressed me with replies to my comment on an article about Geno Smith, a lot of the writers get really defensive when you question their piece, nice to see someone that doesn't. Keep up the good work.

  • Desean Black posted 540 days ago

    Desean Black

    You define stupid

  • Giancarlo Ferrari-King posted 542 days ago

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King

    From one fellow B/R writer to another...just want to say, keep up the amazing work.

  • Ryan Patti posted 563 days ago

    Ryan Patti

    No problem man your articles are great reads. We'll be good next year, no doubt.

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