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Joe Darrah is an award-winning journalist, editor and freelance author based in West Norriton, PA, a Philadelphia suburb. A Philly native, he graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and earned a master’s in English & publication from Rosemont (PA) College.

With published bylines in more than 30 professional print and online publications, he’s been responsible for working beats that include sports, entertainment, healthcare, business, travel, finance and education.

He’s covered sports on the high school, collegiate and professional levels. His high-profile interviewees have included former NFL and Philadelphia Eagle great Troy Vincent, U.S. Olympian Heather Mitts, Philadelphia radio’s Glen Macnow and author Rich Westcott. His work has also included coverage of the former Philadelphia Charge and Philadelphia Phantoms, including the team’s 1998 Calder Cup championship run, and the 20th reunion of the 1980 world champion Philadelphia Phillies.

During his spare time, Joe is busy trying to save the world. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have much spare time.

Time to Give Howie Roseman Some Real Credit

Time to Give Howie Roseman Some Real Credit

There are two words that should resonate and reverberate in the minds of all Philadelphia Eagles fans following the NFL draft and the performance of general manager-type guy Howie Roseman. And that is “job security.” … Wait, please don’t tell ...

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Understanding the Business of Sam Bradford

Understanding the Business of Sam Bradford

By Joe Darrah Professional sports have, sadly, long been more about big business than anything else. As fans, you and I know this. We’re reminded of it each time an expiring collective bargaining agreement or player contract looms and creates ...

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Lurie Unfair in Rush to Judgment on Chip

Lurie Unfair in Rush to Judgment on Chip

By Joe Darrah The NFL’s “Black Monday” is now a few days in our rearview and the only thing certain as the Philadelphia Eagles continue their abruptly needed search for a new head coach is that we’ll never really know ...

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Embiid Situation Changes Nothing for Hinkie

Embiid Situation Changes Nothing for Hinkie

Sixers GM Must Build Now By Joe Darrah The recent bad news regarding Joel Embiid, that player we all know as the eventual presumed-to-be starting center for the Philadelphia 76ers, shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone in Philadelphia — ...

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Remembering the Real Ryan Howard

Remembering the <i>Real</i> Ryan Howard

By Joe Darrah The last time Phillies fans got to see the real Ryan Howard play baseball they were probably too overcome by a state of hysterical inebriation that can grip even the strongest of the strong-willed during postseason games ...

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It’s Time For the Phillies to Rebuy, Not Rebuild

It’s Time For the Phillies to Rebuy, Not Rebuild

History tells us the team wins when money is spent. By Joe Darrah Disclaimer: When reading this column keep in mind that the Phillies received a $2.5 billion TV deal in early 2014. $2.5 billion. The enchanted version of the ...

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