Philly sports: High expectations & anxiety for Phillies, Eagles fans

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was injured late in Sunday night's loss to his former team, the Atlanta Falcons. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay, left, and Hunter Pence celebrate after they clinched the NL East title on Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Hour 2

In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll talk sports, specifically the Phillies and the Eagles, with a pair of Philadelphia sportswriters. The Eagles season, following a preseason full of “Dream Team” hype, took a worrying turn Sunday night when Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was knocked out of the game, an eventual loss to his old team the Atlanta Falcons, with a mouth full of blood and a concussion. Though third-string quarterback Mike Kafka acquitted himself admirably in defeat, Eagles fans returned to their familiar frenzy of worried chatter about the prospects for a long-awaited Super Bowl. Meanwhile, the Phillies are slouching towards October, waiting until this week to string together their excellent season’s first five-game losing streak. Still, the Phils have already locked down home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, and the National League Divisional Series will open at Citizens Bank Park a week from tomorrow (Saturday, October 1st). This hour, we’ll make sense of the Eagles heralded free-agent signings and prospects in the NFC East, and we’ll take stock of the Phillies’ chances to win another World Series, with  Philadelphia Daily News columnist SAM DONNELLON and PHIL SHERIDAN, columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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