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RIP, WYSP

With WIP switching over to FM, Friday marked the final day of broadcasting for the decades-old rock station WYSP. Host Spike Eskin even got Howard Stern to call in on the last day. Meanwhile, this guy has the Twitter handle...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on September 6, 2011 11:58 AM

A Farewell to Eskin

Howard Eskin made the surprising announcement Monday that he is leaving his 3-to-7 slot on WIP next month, although he will stay with the station as a contributor. Say what you will about Eskin- judging by his radio persona, he's...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on August 16, 2011 11:43 PM

They Were Nazis, Dude II

Sportswriter Scott Raab saw it fit two nights ago to make a joke on Twitter comparing Dirk Nowitski's defense to "Zyklon D." Get it? Because Dirk is German? Raab is a journalist- a pretty good one, at times- and Cleveland...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on May 20, 2011 03:07 AM

Another Angelo

This morning on 21st Street I saw a car with the Pennsylvania license plate "CATALDI." It couldn't have been Angelo himself; he was on the air at the time, plus I saw the driver and it wasn't him. Maybe it...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on March 29, 2011 04:47 PM

Chutzpah Award Nominee

Charlie Sheen, for ">issuing a statement that "Egypt about burned to the ground, and all you people care about is my bullsh-t....?" This is up there with Howard Eskin defending the Eagles for losing in the first round because it...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on February 2, 2011 09:38 PM

Roy Wouldn't Talk to Me! WAAAAAAAAA!

Howard Eskin thoroughly embarrasses himself: View more news videos at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video. Yes, because we're all waiting with baited breath to hear what Halladay "thinks about the Phillies' rotation." I'm going to guess he likes it? Once again- nobody cares about...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on January 24, 2011 04:55 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

Howard Eskin, in seeking to minimize the Eagles' playoff loss during the coach's show Monday night, actually said, "you know, for some perspective, what we really need to be thinking about right now is Dallas Green's granddaughter." Well, yes I...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on January 11, 2011 03:59 PM

Worst Tweet Ever

Howard Eskin, yesterday afternoon, on rumors that Phillies radio announcer Scott Franzke was in talks to leave the team to work for the Texas Rangers:I'm told Phillies radio pl by pl guy Scott Franske Interviewing in texas. If they lose...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on December 10, 2010 01:02 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

Howard Eskin, the world's only remaining believer of the "Phillies are cheap" myth, was talking on Tuesday's show about Troy Tulowitski's new $150 million contract with the Rockies. "Do you think the Phillies would ever give anyone $150 million? Ha!...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on December 1, 2010 09:13 AM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

During Monday's Andy Reid coach's show on WIP, Howard Eskin said that "there's absolutely no doubt in my mind that the Eagles are a better team than the Bears. No question at all." Other than the Bears having a better...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on November 30, 2010 12:18 PM

Sports Radio Quote of the Day:

Rock DJ Spike, aka Howard Eskin's son:Let’s go back to school for a minute here with a multiple choice quiz. Tell me which one of the following statements is true: A) Philadelphia sports fans are the most loyal, most supportive,...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on November 28, 2010 11:34 PM

McNabb Can't Run the Two-Minute Drill! I Just Remembered!

The Redskins' decision to bench Donovan McNabb Sunday led to quite a bit of schadenfreude on the Philadelphia airwaves Monday- Mike Missanelli, for his part, carried the entire Mike Shanahan press conference live during his show- but I was particularly...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on November 1, 2010 11:41 PM

If They Took His Advice, There'd Be No More WIP

Rock DJ/Howard Eskin son Spike, on WIP's blog (who knew there was one?):Repeat after me; Cliff Lee is gone, and he’s never coming back. Now breathe deeply. Repeat after me; Donovan McNabb is gone, and he’s never coming back. Count...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on July 30, 2010 04:07 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

Howard Eskin, in mocking Phillies manager Charlie Manuel for questionable in-game decisions, has taking to calling him the derisive nickname "World Series Charlie." Why is this nickname derisive? I can't seem to figure it out. Manuel won one World Series...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on July 20, 2010 08:49 PM

Cliff Lee Obsession, Cont'd

Exhibit A: A caller to Howard Eskin today opined that the only reason the Phillies "don't have it" this year is that they're missing Cliff Lee. I'm sure the injuries and the inexplicable yearlong offensive slump had nothing to do...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on July 9, 2010 01:31 AM

The Radio War

Philadelphia Magazine has a very entertaining look at the Philadelphia sports radio war between WIP and 97.5 the Fanatic. The gist- essentially, they're all jerks- Eskin and Missanelli most of all- and Angelo Cataldi came very close to leaving WIP...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on July 6, 2010 03:25 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

Howard Eskin the other day played a clip of Sen. Arlen Specter, giving one of his frequent interviews on the station about local sports, and in the process mangling the names of several athletes. Eskin:And that's why State Senator Arlen...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on May 11, 2010 10:46 PM

A Major WIP Outrage

Eskin is on Twitter. No, that's not the outrage. But he is. I'm speaking of one morning last week, when Angelo Cataldi was discussing the Howard contract. I'm paraphrasing here, but Angelo said something along the lines of, he's happy...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on May 5, 2010 02:12 AM

King Me

Love this Burger King commercial, for two reasons: It's Howard Eskin being chased through an office- and the woman at the end is... Kimmy Robertson, Lucy the receptionist from "Twin Peaks"! Will this be Jenna Fischer in 20 years?...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on March 11, 2010 10:40 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

Howard Eskin today was screaming about the awful, inappropriate statement made by Donovan McNabb on the occasion of Brian Westbrook's release. Here's what McNabb said:"A great player, a great leader and a hard worker," McNabb said. "[I hope] for nothing...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on February 24, 2010 09:01 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

Sitting in for Howard Eskin today, Anthony Gargano joined Ike Reese, and two men went on and on about why didn't want to watch the Pro Bowl. Because it's boring and meaningless? Of course not- because of Donovan McNabb. The...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on February 1, 2010 09:49 PM

Eskin vs. McNabb

I've noticed something lately on Howard Eskin's show, which is always a must-listen when the Eagles are losing: he seems to be going out of his way, in most situations, to deflect blame away from Andy Reid and towards Donovan...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on November 20, 2009 04:31 PM

Edward Cullen and Andy Reid

On a Wednesday night last November, I left my office in Center City Philadelphia and took I-76 to King of Prussia to see the screning of the (first) "Twilight" movie. On the way up, I listened to WIP, and caller...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on November 18, 2009 10:59 PM

Michael Vick's Crimes... Against Fashion

Howard Eskin, the other day, spent an entire hour bitching about... what Michael Vick was wearing when he addressed Philadelphia schoolkids that morning. I missed the beginning, but Eskin was arguing that Vick should've been dressed in a more dignified...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on September 10, 2009 04:40 PM

Hopkins Again

It happens at least once a year, like clockwork: Philly-born boxing champ Bernard Hopkins goes on WIP and goes on a vicious, racially tinged diatribe about Donovan McNabb. It's always the same thing, as Hopkins insinuates that because McNabb is...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on June 24, 2009 11:31 PM

Eskin in Trouble?

Howard Eskin's falling behind Mike Missanelli in the afternoon ratings, ">so they're tweaking. I can't imagine it'll help:610 WIP's Howard Eskin was paired last week with Rob Ellis, his first time with a co-host since he partnered with Mike Missanelli...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on June 2, 2009 05:09 PM

The Sixers Get Even More Irrational

Philly Turkey:Al From Pennsauken to Coach Sixers 76ers GM Ed Stefanski wasted no time in filling the team’s vacant head coaching position, this morning announcing that frequent WIP-AM caller Al From Pennsauken would succeed interim head coach Tony DiLeo, who...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on May 12, 2009 03:25 PM

Debating the Eagles

ESPN 950 in Philly announced today that Mike Missanelli will host an event, on April 14, called the "Great Donovan Debate." At the event, to be broadcast at a local bar and broadcast live on the air, Mikey Miss and...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on April 6, 2009 10:44 PM

Profiling Sid

Ever wonder why a serially rude, dick-to-everyone columnist who can't write, pays only cursory attention to journalistic ethics, and continues to work two decades past the standard retirement age, got to be the most legendary sportswriter in Minnesota history? Check...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on March 25, 2009 09:33 PM

Movie Review Roundup

I've seen a lot of stuff lately, and not necessarily written proper reviews, so real quick: - "I Love You Man." Very funny comedy, sort of an Apatow movie that Apatow had nothing to do with. Paul Rudd and Jason...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on March 20, 2009 05:09 PM

"Unshaven, Yeti-Like Hipsters" in Howard Eskin T-Shirts

My new favorite Philly sports blog, iSportacus, shows us one such character....
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on March 6, 2009 03:06 PM

Quote of the Day

The Inquirer's Frank Fitzpatrick, on the Eagle fan reaction to Brian Dawkins' departure:Why couldn't they have listened to us fans? I mean, why do we even bother to dress in team jerseys and get drunk every Sunday if we're just...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on March 5, 2009 03:13 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

A Howard Eskin caller Tuesday suggested that the Eagles trade Brian Westbrook to Atlanta for the rights to Michael Vick. When asked by Eskin how the Eagles could justify bringing in a criminal, the caller replied, "he didn't kill no...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on February 18, 2009 04:18 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

Howard Eskin, whose Andy Reid-backing world is now crashing down all around him, spent his show Tuesday snapping at every single caller, as usual. But then, right before signing off at 7, a caller said something along the lines of...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on November 19, 2008 01:34 AM

There's No Tying in Football!

Apparently, yes there is. As Eagles fans found out today, the hard way... Following a week in which the city turned against Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb in a way unprecedented in the past decade, the Eagles went into Cincinnati...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on November 16, 2008 09:42 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

Howard Eskin, throughout the last few days, has been bashing "blogs," and their inherent inaccuracies, for the rumors that have spread in recent days about the Phillies acquiring Matt Holliday, or perhaps even making Jimmy Rollins available in trade. The...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on November 8, 2008 11:41 AM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

A caller to Howard Eskin Wednesday made the contrarian argument that it would actually be a bad thing if the Phillies won the World Series. Why's that? Because they "never spend money," and a Series win would embolden that strategy...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on October 16, 2008 12:51 AM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

A caller to Howard Eskin on Monday charged that Andy Reid went for a field goal instead of a touchdown at the end of Sunday's Eagles win against San Francisco because he didn't want the Eagles to beat the spread....
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on October 14, 2008 05:07 PM

The First in His Life

Philadelphia Turkey: Eskin Has a Bad Day...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on September 2, 2008 04:06 PM

The Redskins vs. Sports Talk

Philly native Jonathan Last writes about Daniel Snyder's destruction of sports talk radio in Washington, as he has bought all local stations and purged them of voices critical of his Redskins team. Last suggests at the end that "maybe I'll...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on August 22, 2008 03:54 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

A caller to Howard Eskin on Tuesday started off by thanking Howard for telling him about a certain breakfast place at the Jersey Shore that he had mentioned on the air, and kept talking about how much he enjoyed the...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on August 20, 2008 04:04 PM

The Blanton Trade

The Phillies finally made a trade for a starting pitcher last night, acquiring Joe Blanton from Oakland for a trio of minor leaguers (second baseman Adrian Cardanes, pitcher Josh Outman, and outfielder Matt Spencer. I like the trade, for several...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on July 18, 2008 03:14 PM

Twins Up, Phils Down

Something odd has been going on of late with my two favorite baseball teams: the Phillies can't win and the Twins can't lose. The Phils were swept this weekend at home by the Angels in a series in which they...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on June 23, 2008 03:57 PM

Barack Obama vs. Philadelphia Sports Fans

This happened the other night in Philly:“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a fund-raiser in Philadelphia on Friday, employing a phrase that could have been lifted from a gangster movie. “Because...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on June 16, 2008 04:49 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

Yes, there is a big media figure in America who is more clueless about blogs than Buzz Bissinger. That'd be Howard Eskin, who did an hour on the topic yesterday- following an interview with Bissinger himself- before discoursing on the...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on May 8, 2008 04:36 PM

Another Reason to Support Obama

News Item: Hillary invites Howard Eskin to the White House It's the week before the NFL draft, and Eskin's been doing more Obama-bashing than he has Eagles-praising. Here's a write-up of the interview; apparently Howard did his best Lurie/Banner/Reid-like ass-kissing,...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on April 15, 2008 05:01 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

Howard Eskin spent his entire show today going apeshit about Barack Obama's interview with the Angelo Cataldi morning show, and particularly one line, where Obama referred to his white grandmother "a typical white person." This, Eskin believes, was totally out...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on March 20, 2008 11:46 PM

GCobb vs. Eskin

Yesterday's failed negotiation between the Eagles and Randy Moss led to a great story on the Web site of Philly journalist and radio personality GCobb. Cobb writes that he was driving to the Wachovia Center studios of Comcast Sports Net...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on March 4, 2008 05:25 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

Howard Eskin spends nine minutes berating a caller named "Arthur" for calling the morning show on rival station Sports Radio 950: Until now, I had assumed that WIP's policy was to pretend 950 didn't exist. But anyway, who knew Eskin...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on February 25, 2008 04:40 PM

Killing Carr

Today’s sports radio moment of the day came courtesy of Howard Eskin’s show, in which the Wolfman had viewers call in and share their favorite childhood sports memories. One caller shared a tale of growing up in North Carolina near...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on January 24, 2008 09:18 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

A caller to Howard Eskin yesterday suggested- nay, demanded- that the Eagles pursue Pacman Jones this offseason. Sure, he's quite a good cornerback and kick returner, but on the other hand, Pacman's suspension could extend into next season, he'd always...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on January 12, 2008 02:23 PM

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

While I suppose it's preferable to the 50 people a day calling WIP to say the exact same three things about the Eagles (Get a big time wide receiver! Run the ball more! Spend more money!), one caller's laughable trade...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on January 6, 2008 11:28 AM

5 Alive in Philly

My McNabb-to-the-Vikings dream is looking pretty dead, for two reasons: Tarvaris Jackson is looking like he may actually be able to play after all, and Joe Banner said last night on Howard Eskin's show that he "can't envision" McNabb (and...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on December 7, 2007 04:21 PM

Kidd Chris Update

From Michael Klein:WYSP (94.1) is getting close to announcing its new lineup (yes, with Kidd Chris in mornings). For now, while the rock station's legal department toils on contracts, WYSP has been dropping in occasional tryouts. Tuesday night, Tic Tak...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on November 8, 2007 05:14 PM

Eskin's Cognitive Dissonance

An entertaining moment on WPEN's very good morning show in Philly: A caller on Monday, the day after the Phillies won the NL East and the Eagles got crushed by the Giants, said he was looking forward to hearing what...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on October 2, 2007 05:26 PM

Philly Sports Quote of the Day

Phil Sheridan on his Philly.com message board, when asked which WIP hosts he likes most/least:I think Eskin talks to certain people and gets some insight into what's going on and so it's worth listening with those parameters in mind. I...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on September 11, 2007 05:03 PM

Get the Anger Management Counselor (Back) On the Phone

Phillies pitcher Brett Myers, best known for getting arrested last summer for beating his wife on the streets of Boston, and then inexplicably being allowed to pitch at Fenway the next day (in front of Becca and I), is in...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on August 27, 2007 05:16 PM

Not So Tasty

I turned on WIP yesterday afternoon, looking to hear some Phillies talk, before the station goes into all-Eagles, all-the-time mode in about two weeks. And Howard Eskin said he was broadcasting from the "Tastykakes Studio." Where's that, I wondered? A...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on July 17, 2007 05:04 PM

950 Mistakes

I like Sports Radio 950, I really do. As Philly's "other" sports radio station, it offers a refreshing counter to some of the excesses of the non-Macnow, non-Jolovitz portions of WIP. Jody MacDonald, in the afternoons, is the anti-Eskin; even...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on June 25, 2007 05:29 PM

It's Friedman

Get ready for Brandeis University's annual commencement speaker controversy, now in its 20th consecutive year- and this year, it doubles as about the fifth "controversial speaker" scandal of the last six months. The choice is Thomas Friedman, the three-time Pulitzer...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on April 27, 2007 12:14 AM

Charlie Manuel is Ari Gold

No, the folksy, elderly Phillies manager, and the smug, shark-like, fictional Hollywood agent don't have much in common. But I did notice one crucial similarity, in reading this Slate piece about last week's "Entourage":"Ari worried that he had lost his...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on April 26, 2007 03:53 PM

Quote of the Day

Philebrity, on Charlie Manuel vs. Howard Eskin:"So what does Manuel do? He shoots the messenger. Sure, it’s Howard Eskin, but you know what? Getting mad at Howard Eskin is like arguing on the Internet: Even if you win, you’re still...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on April 19, 2007 08:58 AM

Uncle Charlie vs. The King

In what's clearly the most entertaining Philadelphia sports story of the new year, http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2841584">Phillies manager Charlie Manuel got into an altercation last night with local sports radio host Howard Eskin. It began during the post-game press conference after the Phillies'...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on April 18, 2007 04:34 PM

Paglia and Eskin

Camille Paglia's wildly outrageous column has returned to Salon, about five years after she left. So now, she's once again the only reason to visit that site. The biggest surprise in the first column:Radio remains central for me. (As a...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on February 15, 2007 12:57 PM

Who Do We Root For Here?, Part I and II

Part I: Howard Eskin vs. Terrell Owens Part II: Stephen A. Smith vs. Debbie Schlussel...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on February 8, 2007 01:06 PM

Random YouTube Find of the Day

Howard Eskin does a TV sportscast- in 1988: Sports was quite different back then....
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on February 5, 2007 01:52 PM

Eskin's Worst Nightmare

Heh....
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on January 11, 2007 03:05 AM

"If We've Lost Eskin..."

Want an indication of how awry things have gone for the Eagles, after losing three games in a row? Even WIP's Howard Eskin, the most blatant Eagles/Andy Reid sycophant in town, now admits that he doesn't believe the Eagles are...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on October 30, 2006 08:55 PM

Barkley Defends Donovan

During an interview with Donovan McNabb on Howard Eskin's WIP show on Wednesday, who should call in but Charles Barkley. Sir Charles proceeded to chide the Philadelphia fans for their rough treatment of McNabb, who has done just about nothing...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on July 28, 2006 01:14 PM

Quote of the Day

"Sometimes (and this may be a column subject soon), I sense fans want the manager to do what they can't do -- punish the players for not being good enough or coming up big in certain situations... It's all about...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on June 23, 2006 01:46 AM

Impeach the King

Howard Eskin reportedly made a bit of a boo-boo on yesterday's show, according to Will Bunch of the Philly Daily News. Eskin was doing one of his "political shows," when this happened:When it comes to facts about American politics, Eskin...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on May 16, 2006 04:36 PM

Throw It Back?

The Giants (and Barry Bonds) make their only visit of the year to Citizen's Bank Park and the Phillies this weekend, with the added drama that Bonds is just two home runs away from tying Babe Ruth for second all...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on May 4, 2006 05:12 PM

In a World of Pain

The Early Word (on Philly.com) catches radio's Howard Eskin channeling "The Big Lebowski'"s Walter, on T.O.:"I just want him to feel the pain, the pain of what he inflicted on everybody in Philadelphia. ... I'm not encouraging a cheap shot,...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on March 25, 2006 02:21 AM

The Best and Worst Commercials

Not a bad year for commercials. I kept hearing this year's ads would be less sex-oriented and more violent. Which is great, because sex isn't inherently funny, but violence is. Here we go: The five best: 1. The FedEx caveman....
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on February 6, 2006 05:00 PM

Not Much of a Prize

Ladies and gentlemen, your new Philadelphia Eagles, starring quarterback Mike McMahon, running back Ryan Moats, wide receiver Reggie Brown, and lots of other people you've probably never heard of. At this point, they look more like a replacement team. I'm...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on December 8, 2005 06:13 PM

Insult to Injury

Well, tonight's game started well for the Eagles, with the team establishing the running game, with Donovan McNabb even running the ball himself, for a touchdown. In fact, Philly all but dominated in the first 56 minutes. But that, alas,...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on November 15, 2005 02:13 AM

At Least He Didn't Call It "Minny"

Great, great moment on WIP last night, showing once again that Howard Eskin should never be taken seriously as an authority on anything, by anyone. Eskin, likely still smarting from the news that his bid to become GM of the...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on November 3, 2005 10:26 AM

The GM Shuffle

Now that Brian Cashman has agreed to remain with the Yankees, the GM picture is starting to shake out. Red Sox assistant GM Josh Byrnes was named today as Arizona's new general manager, making the D-Backs baseball's 6th sabermetric team....
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on October 28, 2005 06:43 PM

He Must Be a Masochist

Either that, or he really likes money. Brian Cashman has reportedly agreed to remain general manager of the Yankees, thanks to a four-year, $8 million deal that makes him the highest paid GM in baseball history. Apparently that’s the price...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on October 26, 2005 01:46 PM

Eskin, Not For GM

The idea is so ridiculous and absurd that I probably shouldn't even mention it, but I thought I'd poke fun at the fact that local sports radio loudmouth Howard Eskin has thrown his hat in the ring for the vacant...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on October 19, 2005 09:22 PM

Gammo: The Phillies Are Good

From today's column by Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons:Ed Wade does not deserve to get fired. He acquired Kenny Lofton, signed the winningest free-agent pitcher (Jon Lieber), held on to Brett Myers, made the Ugueth Urbina deal to...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on October 9, 2005 11:23 PM

Phillies Are Done

The subject of this post comes from a conversation I heard on WIP a few weeks ago, when a frat-boy caller to Howard Eskin's show, after a Phillies loss dropped them to 2 games back with 40 to play, or...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on October 3, 2005 02:21 AM

What It's All About

With two days left in the baseball season- we've got three pennant races: AL Wild Card, NL Wild Card, and the AL East. Does it get any better than Yankees-Red Sox, tied, after 160 games? I for one am rooting...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on October 1, 2005 01:55 PM

Phillie Hate, Cont'd

With a two-and-a-half game lead, the Houston Astros appear likely to overtake the Phillies and win the NL Wild Card. And- surprise!- the Phillies fan base isn't seeing any silver lining in the excitement of the race, Jimmy Rollins' active...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on September 29, 2005 06:24 AM

In Defense of the Phillies, Cont'd

And now for a not-so-brief sports rant on my adopted hometown: Going into Sunday's action, the Phillies were a half-game out of the NL wild card lead, after winning the first two games of their series against rival Florida- the...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on September 18, 2005 11:42 PM

The Trump World Trade Center

With the long-troubled quest to rebuild at Ground Zero seemingly headed back to the drawing board, into the breach has stepped Donald Trump, whose organization has come up with a design proposal of its own. Trump’s design is said to...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on May 17, 2005 04:43 PM

Kermit: A New Low

Ebert didn’t address the Kermit/Piggy thing in his column this week, but we’ve got a new perspective on it regardless, thanks to a comment posted today, by a Mr. “Spriggit D. Fingerpig,” to my original Kermit-and-Piggy BlogCritics piece from more...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on October 19, 2004 09:26 PM

And So I Must Away

I'm heading out of town for the weekend, so analysis of the rest of the Twins-Yankees series will have to be of the wrap-up variety. I'll be back Sunday with thoughts on that as well as the presidential debate. In...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on October 8, 2004 06:01 PM

TWO STEPS FORWARD... The Jewish

TWO STEPS FORWARD... The Jewish newspaper the Forward last week unveiled its annual Forward 50, or the 50 most influential American Jews. Topping the list for the second straight year was Paul Wolfowitz, the Deputy Secretary of Defense seen by...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on November 30, 2003 05:30 AM

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I just don't believe in the notion that you can't have fun while people suffer. That's probably because I come from a people who throw a party when you snip off a baby's foreskin." -Joel Stein,...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on March 31, 2003 08:46 PM

IT'S LIBESKIND!: On the tenth

IT'S LIBESKIND!: On the tenth anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. has chosen German Jewish architect Daniel Libeskind's proposal for development at Ground Zero. I don't love Libeskind's plan, but I do think...
Posted in SteveSilver.net: a blog about movies. sports, news, technology, politics, pop culture, comedy, fatherhood and much more on February 27, 2003 04:38 AM