I would like to welcome two new members to the JerseyMan/PhillyMan stable of writing contributors.
I’ve known Kevin Reilly since my days with the Eagles in the early 80s. I noticed this gregarious one-armed guy bouncing around as a visitor in the locker room and wondered what his story was.
As you will read in his first column, he was a fine linebacker for the Birds in the early 70s, and then caught a bad break when his left arm, shoulder, and four ribs had to be removed because of a desmoid tumor that ended his playing career.
In true championship style, Kevin didn’t let this health setback defeat him, and has gone on to great professional success as a businessman, motivational speaker, broadcaster, and author. He will write a column moving forward, and we are beyond pleased.
His book titled “Tackling Life” is a must-read for all.
The second member I’d like to welcome is also part of the Eagles family.
Dave Spadaro has had a prominent role as a spokesperson for the Birds since he joined the organization in 1997. He has won a local Emmy for his work on the “Inside the Eagles” television show in 2018 and is a main contributor on the Eagles’ website philadelphiaeagles.com.
Dave’s insider access will bring our readers insightful information on the Eagles and their quest for another Super Bowl title.
As always, I am humbled that quality professionals like Kevin, Dave, and all of our great writers put their names and writing reputations on our pages.
Welcome to JerseyMan/PhillyMan fellas as we kick off the October 2022 football issue!