Monthly Archives: December 2008

Barkley DUI?

According to, former Sixer player and current NBA anaylyst Charles Barkley was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Arizona Wednesday morning.

Things I’ve Been Watching Over Vacation

Here are some of the things I’ve caught over the last week or so:

Boyz in the Hood (at least 3 times on either Spike or VH1)

Can’t Buy Me Love – Seemingly on Oxygen every other day, I’ll never pass up a chance to see this movie with Patrick Dempsey

Every goofy countdown show on VH1

The Notebook – The unofficial movie of ABC Family Channel

The finale of Celebrity Rehab on VH1 – Can’t wait until the spin-off, Sober House.

Sopranos reruns on A & E

Cosby Show reruns on TV Land

It’s a Wonderful Life on NBC

10! Show Looking For Chef

NBC10 will be holding on-air auditions to become the chef for the 10! Show.

Five contestants will be selected to compete on television and the winner will get to join the show permanently with Bill Henley and Lori Wilson.

The 10! Show airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on NBC10.

This isn’t the first time NBC10 has held an open casting call for a job.  Traffic reporter John Ogden (who just departed the station) was hired after he won The Greatest Summer Gig Ever contest.

Murphy’s Status

Comcast SportsNet confirmed that former CN8 sportscaster Gregg Murphy is doing work for CSN, but said his long-term status has not been determined.

Murphy, a St. Joe’s graduate, who was a producer and on-air talent for CN8, recently lost his show, Out of Bounds.

The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Vacation

It was great that the Eagles smashed the Cowboys, but because it happened between Christmas and New Year’s, on Comcast SportsNet Eagles Post Game Live, it was third-stringer Ron Burke instead of Michael Barkann or Neil Hartman; and on WIP Monday morning, instead of Angelo Cataldi, it was Big Daddy Graham and other replacements.

Hurricane Engaged!

According to Dan Gross, NBC10 chief meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz is  engaged.  This will be his second marriage.

Eagles-Vikings Game Info

The Eagles-Vikings Wild Card game will take place Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on Fox with Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, and Pam Oliver.

Barkley Mentions Papa

In case you missed it, one of our readers posted a comment that said  Charles Barkley mentioned Gary Papa on TNT the other night.

The 6ABC sports director is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

In a related note, it looks like 6ABC will probably need a new player for Eagles Frenzy with Gary Papa next season, as this year’s contributor, Omar Gaither lost his starting linebacker job, and may not be on the team next year.

As a matter of fact, there could be many player broadcasting vacancies depending on what the Eagles do with Donovan McNabb, Brian Dawkins, and Jon Runyan.

Mitch Williams Joins MLB Network Rotation

Former Phillie Mitch Williams will become an analyst for the Major League Baseball Network, which launches in 50 million homes January 1. 

Williams talked baseball for Comcast SportsNet and WIP 610-AM last season.

No word yet if this means he’ll have to give up his Philadelphia jobs, but if he does, expect Ricky Bottalico to pick up his work on CSN.

Others on the new television network include Barry Larkin, Joe Magrane, and Harold Reynolds.

Williams becomes the second Philly broadcaster to get picked up by MLB.

The late John Marzano worked for before his untimely death in April of 2008.

CN8’s Gregg Murphy Appears on Comcast SportsNet

Gregg Murphy, the former host of Out of Bounds on CN8, which is relaunching as The Comcast Network in January of 2009, appeared on Comcast SportsNet Friday as a reporter.

Out of Bounds, as well as other CN8 shows such as Your Morning, It’s Your Call With Lynn Doyle, and Money Matters Today With Mary Caraccioli aired their final shows last week.

According to industry insiders, Murphy, who still is under contract with Comcast, will move to CSN.

Under the new Comcast arrangement, Comcast SportsNet is running The Comcast Network.