Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia: Daily News Live

Since 1997, Daily News Live has always been one of my favorite programs. Michael Barkann's role as an affable host clearly was the key to its success.

In the increasingly fragmented world of television and considering it's highly competitive younger sibling the internet, DNL mixed old school sports talk with modern themes for as long as it could. (The show will be going off the air as of this Thursday.)

It's hard to imagine Philly Sports Talk (which will debut on April 8, 2013) being able to last as long in broadcast form. As the ever-evolving and seemingly inevitable merging of TV and the internet take place, it's easy to see a streaming-only edition of this new show in the future. 

Radio and TV are my mediums, though here I am communicating with you through the internet. We all embrace change in one way, or another. Sometimes that happens without us even realizing how seamless these transitions are taking place. 

All hail radio talk shows, sports talk shows, podcasts, web series, live feeds and all that is yet to follow.

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Here is a special feature that highlights many of our collective childhood memories:  When Baseball Cards were King.
I always find myself thinking about those bygone days spent with elementary school friends and family members when the baseball season is being played. Don't ever forget that part of who were are today and part of who we will always be, is forever tied to who we were way back when. 

Easter post: Those who doubt that Jesus existed, or is God, will always be around. That's part of the human condition.

The theory of the "Big Bang" proposes that everything magically came from nothing. Nothing existed and then suddenly everything that exists began to form. 

Sound familiar? It should. That's what people who believe in God think as well. Except we believe that God created the world. 

Secular humanists refuse to accept that idea. In their world, nothing created everything. That makes no sense and reveals their logic as infinitely flawed. Those individuals believe that the information surrounding Jesus' birth, life and death represents a "fairy tale". 

For example: A non-believer would state that money would simply appear in the empty palm of an individual, or that a house would magically appear in a field. That "logic" isn't rational.

Never forget that everyone who questions religious beliefs is an expert on one thing, their own opinion. Their ideas are steeped in emotional logic that is often sewn with bigotry. These personality types will loudly claim to be open to every possible form of "tolerance", while simultaneously attacking the ideology of others. 

See these arguments for what they are. See others for who they are and NEVER STOP challenging them (through peaceful methods) during their entire lives. 

Don't disregard, or turn away from them. If you do, they will be lost. If you remain engaged, they might welcome you into heaven some day.
Digital Creation

A strong thank you to everyone who has been downloading my first book: Fast Fiction and Other Stuff on Your response has been heartwarming. Humor, horror, mystery, adventure, travel, sports and a few selected stories are all wrapped inside this mini-tome. 
Some GREAT links to some fine digital friends:

The Paris Review The best site for readers and writers in the world.

Blessed2Play by Ron Meyer via EWTN

Meltzer's Musings by Bill Meltzer via 

Jen Groover Her name says it all. Click and you'll know why.

The Sports Critic by Raymond Bureau

Awaken the Magic by Maryellen Brady

Positive Calm by Solvita Bennet

(Over the years I've been honored to write guest posts on various friends' websites. Social media connections, just like all other friendships in life, build trust.)
The Coolest Old School Philadelphia Phillies feature is one that will make mature fans smile and newer fans wish that they were alive way back when. 
Here's a link to very popular offbeat feature that's sure to make you laugh: Top 10 Old School Professional Wrestling Characters
Whenever the NHL playoff season nears, I recall those 1970s' days when I first began to love this great game. 

Nothing has topped the meaning that the hockey cards mentioned in this piece still hold for me. Here's a link to the article that continues to rank among the most-read features that I've written since 2010...
Topps Hockey Card Mystery is Revealed.
At the end of 2012, I was ranked among's Top 100 Contributors. Yahoo cited more than 600,000 paid writers as of the end of that year. Click on my Contributor Page to learn more.
My most recent Examiner Television feature on the mystery surrounding J.R. Ewing's killer.

I've also included a link to my most recent Yahoo entertainment feature article: Dallas and the Legacy of J.R. Ewing.
Philadelphia Flyers' Legends
Each of these Flyers' legends (Brian Propp, Dave Poulin and Tim Kerr) deserved their own article. So, that's why these three features were written...
Here is a link to the story about Propp: 
The link to Poulin's piece: 
Philadelphia Flyers' Captain Dave Poulin Earned Permanent Respect
Last, but not least, here's Kerr's link:
Philadelphia Flyers' Tim Kerr Was a True Power Forward
My recent feature: State of the Union Address: Commonsense Gun Response Warranted was written in response to an assignment from the Yahoo News editorial team.
These are some of the high achievers I've had the opportunity to interview during the past few years...
Not just sports though...

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