I am a diehard Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan who recently graduated Messiah College in Harrisburg, PA. I discovered my passion for writing in high school, writing for The Penndulum, my school's newspaper. In college, I write as the beat reporter for both the baseball and field hockey teams, and for The Swinging Bridge, the college's newspaper.
I just recently started writing for a Philadelphia Phillies blog, Philly Buster. One day I would like to have my own column on ESPN. My current favorite writer is Jayson Stark and I would like to follow in his footsteps from The Philadelphia Inquirer to ESPN.
I was fortunate enough to experience a World Series title as a Phillies fan in 2008. I'm still waiting for that glorious day with the Eagles. Five trips to the conference championship game without a single ring has taken a significant toll on my life but I think a lot of fans would be blessed to see their team reach the playoffs nine times in 11 years.
I think Donovan McNabb should be remembered as one of the greatest athletes in Philadelphia sports history - an incredibly talented player who gave it his all and handled his tenure in the city with a lot of class. Brian Dawkins is a warrior, a man of God, and a future Hall of Fame free safety who never should have been allowed to leave the Eagles. Jim Johnson and Harry Kalas, may they rest in peace. Chase Utley is a throwback to the way baseball should be played. And I think Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, and Roy Oswalt have the potential to be the greatest rotation in MLB history.
"I tell you what, I wanted to set a tone as a defense. WE wanted to set a tone. It's not just me, it's the defense, it's my line, it's Burgess, it's Kearse, all them boys, Trotter, we came and we brought it, EVERY DOGGONE PLAY!" - Brian Dawkins, January 23, 2005
You're doing a great job with your articles. I'm pretty sporadic with how I visit this site. Every so often I return to chop it up on Eagles articles, and every time I come on I have no idea how to locate my information. So, I always have to start a new profile. I probably have like 4 of them by now. But I just wanted to drop a line and say that since I've been returning to the site every couple of years your articles are better and better. Keep 'em rolling in, and I'll keep reading n' commenting!!
I would be interested in reading an article about the 3-4 OLB in this draft. Specifically Dion Jordan, Ezekiel Ansah, Barkevious Mingo, and Margust Hunt. This position is going to be a major focus of Chip's in the draft (imo). All 4 of these players have a lot of "potential", but not a proven track record. When it comes to picking at the 4th, or even the top 10 in the draft, "potential" is not what I want to hear. I would be interested in the pros vs cons, your opinions, and what each player has done in the collegiate level. Thanks!
Just wnanted to say that the mock draft you wrote was amazing. Best I've seen in a long time. Great job
Not exactly sure why you have Andy Reid listed as one of your favorite coachs after that article you wrote to fire him after 1 week.
I get that if some critics or other commenters attack you on a personal level you can say whatever you want, but attacking other people making their own respectful arguement and making childish and sarcastic comments is just stupid. Stop doing that, it's not doing you any sort of good, you just lose respect as a writer. Seriously go back to the 50 predictions article, your treating grown men like children, it's annoying. Just defend your article and maybe take in a thing or two from what they're saying into consideration, that's all.
I read that article you posted a link to (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1217274-the-40-recently-retired-mlb-players-with-the-best-chance-for-the-hall-of-fame).
Thank you for that, it's surprising how quickly the stars of yesterday slip through our mind. It takes me back.
Hey Cody I like your stuff as an Eagles FC and hope to become one as well! Keep it up.
Thanks for the notice on the article Cody i will read it now.
Thanks for the heads-up on that article.
Hey Cody! Thanks for the support. I always intend to tweet out the links and then forget to. Lol. I'll definitely start doing that. Thanks for the suggestion!