About The Philly Sports Cave
Everything Sports. Everything Philly.
For us, the above statement is much more than just a nifty piece of copy.
The Philly Sports Cave is dedicated to bringing our readers the very best in all aspects of Philadelphia sports. Yes, we want to provide you with the best Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and Sixers coverage available on the web and do it with a style all our own. But we also want to bring you coverage of the sports that don’t get the exposure they should. Teams like the Philadelphia Union, Big 5 college basketball, Temple football and anything and everything in between. If it’s a sport and it’s happening in Philly, we’ll be talking about it right here.
But beyond just the teams and wins/losses, The Philly Sports Cave wants to try to show what makes Philadelphia such a special place to be a sports fan. The places we watch, the people who bring us the action, the fans that willingly live and die by the actions of their chosen team. Sports and Philly have a very special, complicated and some would say tense relationship. We want to try to understand that and explain why there is no other city in the world we would rather call home and cheer on the teams that play here.
To do that, we have assembled some of the best writers on the web, folks who are fans first and foremost and understand the unique relationship between Philly and its sports teams. We also strive to make The Philly Sports Cave a place where anyone can feel welcome. It doesn’t matter how hardcore or casual a fan you are or even if you’re new to rooting for a particular team, here you will find a place to learn, debate and never feel like you don’t belong.
Everything Sports. Everything Philly.
Welcome to your new home.
Who we are:
David Goodman (Founder/Editor-in-Chief)
David Goodman has been a Philadelphia sports fan from the moment his father taught him how to say the words “F*ck Dallas”. He loved watching the Phillies win the World Series in 2008, but really hopes to see his beloved Sixers win an NBA title before he dies. You can follow him on Twitter at @PhillyGeekDave
Allan Feather (Contributor)
Allan Feather is a songwriter, author and lifelong Philadelphian. Having devoted an entirely inappropriate percentage of his time to following the Philly sports scene, he has developed a unique perspective and, at times, an even more unique way of expressing his opinions. Passionate, informed and not always for the faint of heart, he isn’t afraid to say what is on his mind.
Rebekah Milsted (Contributor)
Grew up in South Jersey. Graduated from Stockon College with a BA in communications. When not working as a digital marketer I can be found at a Phillies game. You can follow her on Twitter at @RBM_53
Marilee Gallagher (Contributor)
Having grown up just outside of the city, Marilee Gallagher, a graduate of Chestnut Hill College and aspiring sportscaster, was always a Philadelphia 4-for-4 fan, even if she didn’t know it at the time. By the time she started high school, a love of the local sports scene had developed. This combined with a passion for writing led Marilee to work for the Turner Broadcasting owned Bleacher Report as well as for RantSports as a featured columnist for the Phillies. Marilee is excited to have joined the ‘Cave’ and to begin covering her second favorite local team, the Eagles, for the first time as well as continuing to cover the Phillies minor league pipeline. You can follow her on Twitter at @MGallagher17 or like her page on Facebook for more great sports pieces.
Clifton Duquette (Contributor)
Clif is a former sportswriter who is the author of a book titled The 76ers With Iverson: Reliving the Ride, which allows fans to relive the 76ers’ 2000-01 season. Having watched the Sixers since 1999, Clif is convinced Allen Iverson is the greatest player ever, outside of Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, and about 30 others. You can follow him on twitter @clifduquette
Jack Slotterback (Contributor)
Jack became a Philadelphia sports fan in the summer of 1961, the year a pathetic Phillies team lost 23 games in a row. He should have taken this as a strong indicator of what the future would hold, but instead he has been a fan of all four Philadelphia teams ever since. You can follow him on Twitter at @beachbum205
Marc Triplett (Contributor)
Long-time and long distance fan of the Philadelphia 76ers, through thick and thin. I still watch nearly all the Sixers games. After growing up in South Jersey and attending the University of Delaware, now I’m in Ohio where I practice law in the hope that practice makes perfect. You can follow him on Twitter at @MarcTriplett
Gregory Wagner (Contributor)
Greg is a sophomore at Fordham University in New York City, but hails from Jenkintown, PA – the great suburbs of Philadelphia. He is an avid baseball fan who has been brought up through the roller coaster years of the Phillies. He looks forward to contributing to the Philly Sports Cave. You can follow him on Twitter at @G_Wagner5
J.J. Naborn (Contributor)
J.J. Naborn covers the Sixers and the Union for the Philly Sports Cave. He hails from beautiful Jenkintown, PA and loves basketball almost as much as Adam Peterson does. He is currently a sophomore at Tufts University, where most of his waking hours are spent pondering the future of the Sixers. You can follow him on Twitter at @jj_nab.
Michael Appel (Contributor)
Grew up in the Philadelphia Suburb of Glenside. Became a Philadelphia Sports fan during the Golden Era of Philadelphia Sports when I attended my first Phillies game in the Spring of 1978 and I’ve been hooked ever since. The Philles were my first love but the Flyers have been my passion. Came to love the game of hockey by listening to the passion of Gene Hart calling a game and have followed the Flyers religiously ever since.
Ethan Carpenter (Contributor)
I’m an 18-year old avid 4 for 4 Philly sports fan who grew up in South Jersey, which EVERYBODY knows is Philly Sports territory. I consider myself a person who easily falls in love with athletes who leave it all on the field/court which makes Allen Iverson and Brian Dawkins headliners on my Mount Rushmore of Philly Sports. I’m currently living in Indiana attending college and I plan to move back to the Philly area once I graduate. You can follow me on Twitter at @E_CGFirehydrant.
Alex Pacuraru (Contributor)
Alex Pacuraru covers the Union for the Philly Sports Cave. Growing up in the suburbs, he became an avid sports fan for all things Philly. Alex has been following the Union with immense passion ever since their inaugural season in 2010. He is now attending Ithaca College but still spends most of his time talking about the “Boys in Blue”.
You can follow him on Twitter at @pac_a_roo
Jason Liu (Contributor)
Jason Liu is currently a sophomore at Drexel University. Growing up in beautiful Jenkintown, PA, he has been a die hard Philly fan and sports fan for as long as he can remember. Jason is excited to contribute to the Philly Sports Cave and is patiently trusting the process. He is fully confident Hinkie will bring the Sixers back to the promised land, hopefully.
Cody Daniel (Contributor)
Cody Daniel is a Philadelphia 76ers and NCAA basketball writer for The Philly Sports Cave, Hoops Habit and Burnt Orange Nation. Cody’s passion for the 76ers began with his first live sighting of a 6’0″ guy with braids people call Allen Iverson and he’s stuck by Philly from that day forward, regardless of how much the Sixers hate winning. You can follow him on Twitter at @CodyDanielHoops
Thomas Ferrari (Contributor)
Freshmen at University of Scranton. Exton, PA native. Fan of basketball, football, and baseball. Diehard Sixers fan. You can follow him on Twitter at @TD_Ferrari