Angelo Cataldi

Angelo Cataldi: How DeSean Jackson ruined the Eagles' season

DeSean Jackson is one of the most outrageous and obnoxious athletes ever to wear a Philadelphia uniform, a shameless fool whose primary goal on a football field is to glorify himself and denigrate everybody else. His act is so disgusting, he was released by the Eagles after making the Pro Bowl last...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 12:56 AM

Angelo Cataldi: Being an Eagles is a curse more than it's a blessing

The caller’s name was Carl, and he was speaking for thousands of Eagles fans yesterday when he fought back tears after the 38-27 loss to Dallas on Sunday night.“I’m 53 years old,” he sobbed on my WIP radio show. “This is crazy.”And yet it is a life we have chosen for ourselves, this preoccupation...

Monday, December 15, 2014, 10:44 PM

Angelo Cataldi: Eagles won't win title with LeSean McCoy, current roster

The Eagles didn’t win a football game on Sunday, but they did learn a great deal about themselves. Above all, the Birds are not ready to end their 54-year championship drought. We all know that now.We also have a much better idea of which players on the current roster deserve to remain in...

Monday, December 8, 2014, 11:55 PM

Angelo Cataldi: Eagles' Thanksgiving massacre will live on forever

There may never be a more sublime Thanksgiving Day than the one Eagles fans experienced last week. Not only did our favorite football team carve up the Dallas Cowboys like a 25-pound Butterball, they did it in front of 100,000 bumpkins stoked for a holiday celebration.The best past about last...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 12:50 AM

Angelo Cataldi: No Super Bowl this year for the Eagles

This is unfortunate timing, I admit, but here’s a healthy portion of reality to serve with your turkey and trimmings on Thursday. The Eagles will not win the Super Bowl this season. I hereby withdraw my bold prediction. It’s not going to happen — despite Sunday’s easy win, despite a terrific 8-3...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 1:36 AM

Angelo Cataldi: Are the Eagles overrated, or are they human?

The Eagles played a horrible game at Lambeau Field on Sunday, and the first instinct of a diehard fan is to panic. After all, the Packers outscored the Birds, 53-20, outsmarted them, outmuscled them, outhustled them and did everything but outsource them to a foreign country. It was embarrassing....

Monday, November 17, 2014, 11:19 PM

Angelo Cataldi: Mark Sanchez' stellar debut upstaged by defense

After five years on Broadway, Mark Sanchez knows a little something about getting upstaged, and it happened to him again on Monday night at Lincoln Financial Field. The new Eagles quarterback earned excellent reviews for his debut as starting quarterback, but it was the defense that stole the show...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 12:30 PM

Angelo Cataldi: Eagles have quarterback controversy brewing

Mark Sanchez ran Chip Kelly’s offense impressively in leading Eagles to a 31-21 win Sunday in Houston. One day later, Kelly had a very uncomfortable question to consider: What if Sanchez operates it better than Nick Foles over the next few weeks? Can Sanchez win the starting job?“That’s a...

Monday, November 3, 2014, 11:31 PM

Angelo Cataldi: Phillies' Pat Gillick sends dreary message

Pat Gillick has never been a wide-eyed optimist, but the interim president’s announcement last week that the Phillies will not contend before 2017 was an unwelcome message for fans and players. At a time when two wild-card teams are in the World Series, why remove all hope?Ryan Howard will not be...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 1:54 AM

Angelo Cataldi: The day Chip Kelly turned into Andy Reid

For one painful afternoon in Arizona, Chip Kelly morphed into Andy Reid. Suddenly, the brilliant Eagles coach was cranking out one bad play call after another, floundering in the red zone, misusing referee challenges, botching the end of a close game. The only thing lacking from Kelly’s abysmal...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 1:42 AM

Angelo Cataldi: Flyers still pathetic on ice, in front office

Mark Streit, according to Flyers head coach Craig Berube leads by example and could be an alternate captain. Credit: Getty ImagesIn the time warp where the Flyers permanently reside, Ed Snider is still 40, his team wins Stanley Cups with its fists and – above all – there is no such thing as a...

Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:55 PM

Angelo Cataldi: No end in sight for 76ers lies

Nerlens Noel was impressive in the Orlando Summer League, particularly on the defensive end. Credit: Getty ImagesIs there no limit to the audacity of the Sixers? The investment bankers and computer nerds running our basketball team are not just re-defining how to build a winner, they are doing so...

Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:24 PM

Angelo Cataldi: The hype is wrong, the Cowboys aren't back

Nick Foles has unfond memories from previous battles with the Cowboys. Credit: Getty ImagesI hate the Dallas Cowboys. Now I realize this revelation is hardly unique to the countless Eagles fans who have spent their entire lives loathing America’s most annoying team. But this is the time, right now...

Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:00 PM

Angelo Cataldi: Chip Kelly continues to silence critics

Head coach Chip Kelly has the Eagles right where they need to be.Credit: Getty ImagesDuring his 21 months as coach of the Eagles, Chip Kelly has taken a four-win roster to the playoffs, has helped a young quarterback post historic numbers and has energized a dormant fan base in Philadelphia, but...

Monday, October 13, 2014, 6:49 PM

Angelo Cataldi: For Phillies, change is coming

David Montgomery Phillies. Credit: Wiki Commons.The major news last week that cigar magnate John Middleton has acquired a 48 percent ownership of the Phillies should have fans dancing in the streets. Middleton represents precisely the kind of radical change the Phils need. When he wrests total...

Monday, October 6, 2014, 6:49 PM

Angelo Cataldi: Eagles fans should sound the alarm

LeSean McCoy is not the same elite running back this year. Credit: Getty ImagesThe Eagles are 4-1. Fans dealing with the perplexing developments surrounding a 34-28 win over St. Louis on Sunday need to keep reminding themselves that their team has won 80 percent of the games so far.And yet it is,...

Monday, October 6, 2014, 6:03 PM

Angelo Cataldi: The Phillies fired the wrong guy

General manager Ruben Amaro needs to go according to most Phillies fans.Credit: Getty ImagesDespite a payroll $50 million more than any NL East rival, the Phillies finished in last place this season. Attendance dropped 7,000 per game. OK, now somebody has to explain how GM Ruben Amaro convinced...

Monday, September 29, 2014, 11:10 PM

Angelo Cataldi: LeSean McCoy is past his prime

LeSean McCoy has been particularly outspoken this offseason. Credit: Getty ImagesThe self-proclaimed best running back in the NFL was 54 inches from an improbable victory with two minutes left when something very strange happened on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco. LeSean McCoy didn’t touch the...

Monday, September 29, 2014, 10:15 PM

Angelo Cataldi: Phillies should lose Jamie Moyer, Matt Stairs

Former Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer, along with former slugging teammate Matt Stairs are almost finished with their first season as Phillies commentators. (Metro Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)If the Phillies want to make a couple of major improvements right away, they will dump Jamie Moyer and Matt...

Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:13 PM

Angelo Cataldi: Nick Foles is a franchise quarterback

Chip Kelly has gone 13-6 so far as Eagles head coach. He has won nine of his last ten regular season games too. Credit: Getty ImagesSometime on Sunday afternoon, Nick Foles took his rightful place next to Ron Jaworski, Randall Cunningham and Donovan McNabb as the next franchise quarterback of the...

Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:02 PM