by Stephen Pagano As a kid, I attended several events at The Philadelphia Spectrum. Whether it was a 76ers game, an unforgettable concert, a Big Foot Monster Truck Show, the circus, or a memorable WWF wrestling match, it was always a great time. Now, as I stare at this empty parking lot, looking toward XFINITY Live!, I begin to reminisce about what once was “America’s … Continue reading America’s Showplace: The Philadelphia Spectrum
by Stephen Pagano As the 2017 Philadelphia Phillies possess one of the worst records in Major League Baseball, my friend Pat and I decided to take the one-hour trip and check out their Triple A affiliate, the first place Lehigh Valley IronPigs, in Allentown, PA. The IronPigs play Minor League Baseball in Coca Cola Park. It’s a beautiful stadium that opened in March 2008 and … Continue reading Crops in the Farm
by Stephen Pagano As the current 2017 NBA Draft lottery is upon us, the Philadelphia 76ers have secured yet another losing season, so the question must be asked, can we “trust the process?” For years now, the 76ers fans have trusted the process, a term dubbed by former 76ers GM, Sam Hinkie, in which the team would rebuild with a collection of high draft picks, … Continue reading Trust the Process?
-Stephen Pagano For a long time, North Philadelphia has been associated with crime, drugs, and poverty; however, many people don’t know that it’s also linked to our national pastime. In fact, Philadelphia once had two baseball teams, the Phillies and the Athletics. The A’s played in Columbia and Shibe Park, and the Phillies played in the Baker Bowl. Shibe Park was constructed in the early … Continue reading 21st & Lehigh
-Stephen Pagano Opening Day, 2017 has finally arrived! For most baseball fans, this is their Christmas. It’s a date that many people mark on their calendars to help them get through those long and dreadful winter months. It’s an exciting time, because every team is in first place, at least for one day. Fans can forget about the past season and just focus on a … Continue reading A Clean Slate
by Stephen Pagano As I gaze through the gates at Broad & Pattison, I try to wrap my mind around the fact that Veterans Stadium has been gone for 13 years. The place where many South Philadelphians, including myself, grew up watching both Phillies baseball and Eagles football. For most people, it was just a building that housed sporting events and concerts, but to … Continue reading Broad & Pattison
by Moriah Kelley Our city is about to become the center of the national stage yet again by turning the Benjamin Franklin Parkway into the NFL Draft Experience presented by Dannon Oikos Triple Zero. Get ready everyone because from Thursday, April 27th to Saturday, April 29th fans of all ages will be able to join in on the draft extravaganza with a free (yes, FREE) family friendly … Continue reading NFL 2017 Draft Experience: Bringing the Draft Home