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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.

The Convenience of Being Jimmy Rollins

The Convenience of Being Jimmy Rollins

By Joe Darrah Philly has legitimately earned a reputation for “being tough” on Hall of Famers, world champions, MVPs, Rookies of the Year, All Stars, All Pros, (input your adjective here) and the list goes on. Then, there’s Jimmy Rollins, ...

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‘Soul’ed Out: Joe D’s Tryout With Arena Team Short-Lived

‘Soul’ed Out: Joe D’s Tryout With Arena Team Short-Lived

By Joe Darrah Unsurprisingly, the Philadelphia Soul opened its 2014 training camp this weekend without yours truly in uniform. Last weekend, however, I was among 150 participants at the team’s third and final open tryout of the offseason. I attended ...

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Chip Gives You ‘Wings,’ But Will The Eagles Really Fly?

Chip Gives You ‘Wings,’ But Will The Eagles Really Fly?

By Joe Darrah By now, we know enough about Chip Kelly’s “sports science” to know that it’s legit. The personalized smoothies, the message therapies, the up-tempo and music-infused practices, the rather blasé training camp of sorts that didn’t have coaches ...

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All Hail ‘Prince’ James

All Hail ‘Prince’ James

By Joe Darrah There’s never, and I mean never, been any athlete in any sport in any era who has received more “credit” for what he’s “going to do” than LeBron James. The self-promoting and media anointed “King” of basketball ...

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Shady McCoy Has Become The People’s Champ in Philly

Shady McCoy Has Become The People’s Champ in Philly

 By Joe Darrah There hasn’t been much that I thought was missing from this impressive 2013 Eagles team as they’ve proven their validity as a legitimately good squad. Mistake-avoiding quarterback with poise and a presence about him that lends to ...

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Has the ‘Art’ of Booing in Philly Died?

Has the ‘Art’ of Booing in Philly Died?

I was just as exhausted by last season’s Andrew Bynum situation as anyone who paid attention to it. The anticipation. The setbacks. The updated timelines. The setbacks. The bowling. The setbacks. The hairstyles. The setbacks. The light activity during practice. ...

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We’re Talking ‘Bout Retirement?!

We’re Talking ‘Bout Retirement?!

AI’s prolonged final goodbye to Philly comes at a fitting time.   By Joe Darrah We’ve been through this before — sort of — that being Allen Iverson’s exit from Philadelphia. But just like his gritty play on the floor ...

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Reliving 5 Great Eagles/Cowboys Moments

Reliving 5 Great Eagles/Cowboys Moments

By Joe Darrah Truth be told, the version of this year’s division is more like the NFC Least than it is the beast of the NFL that it once was. But that doesn’t mean that this coming Sunday’s showdown between ...

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