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Meet Phil from Mt. Airy, the rare enlightened sports-radio caller.

By Frank Rubino
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Perhaps most significantly, he warns his kids about fool's gold.

"I tell them you can take shortcuts, and every now and then they'll pay off," he says. "But for the most part the only thing that'll get you where you want to be and keep you there is hard work." (F.R.)




Quotable Phil


As many regular WIP listeners know, Phil from Mt. Airy isn't shy. And he's not apologetic.

"Oh, please," he implores while chilling in his living room alongside his trusty radio. "I don't care what anybody thinks about me. Unless they pay bills and raise kids here, I really don't."

A classic Phil from Mt. Airy line.

And here are some others:

>> On Howard Eskin: "He's the Eagles' pipeline to the community. His show's like Eagles Digest. I can't believe he even believes all that stuff he says about them. I honestly think he does it for effect."

>> On morning show host Angelo Cataldi: "Hilarious. I love the morning show. I'm a big fan. But I'm not sitting on hold an hour for anybody. The best thing about Angelo is [co-host] Rhea [Hughes]."

>> On Phillies coach Charlie Manuel: "The more I see of [Eagles coach] Andy Reid and [Flyers coach] John Stevens, the more I'm thinking, hey, maybe Charlie isn't so bad after all."

>> On Phillies left-fielder Pat Burrell: "For a guy who showed as much promise as he did coming out of the University of Miami, he might be the best example of a lack of development I've ever seen."

>> On Flyers and Sixers chairman Ed Snider: "I think he'd cut his left arm off to win a cup."

>> On Eagles president Joe Banner: "He's an accountant. What's his football background? Why should what he says mean anything to me?"

>> On Allen Iverson: "Every day he's gone makes me miss A.I. the player more. But I think he missed out on an opportunity to lead kids. He worked really hard at being an asshole when he was here."

>> On the NBA: "Their players are uncoachable for the most part, unteachable. They don't pass the ball. Guys come down, get to the top of the key ... fire! You go to a game and you're pounded with sound and lights and advertising and dancing. I guess they have to camouflage how bad their product is." (F.R.)

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1. Lou from Bethlehem said... on Aug 8, 2008 at 08:07AM

“Phil Allen is GOD and makes me proud as hell to be an Eagles fan. God Bless The Allen family.”

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2. Roscoe said... on Jan 19, 2009 at 09:54PM

“Phil Allen and Po from Marlton should have their own show.”

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3. Jimmy the Greek from Coopersburg said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 12:55PM

“With 2 sports talk stations in town now , I listen to Glen and Anthony , Mike
Missanelli, Ray Didddy and Angelo Cataldi and Co. , Also Tony Bruno.
Many times I find Phil on the air. Phil, if there was a way i'd buy you a beer
and talk sports with you .You're better than half the guys on both stations.
A Eagles season ticket holder 47 yrs. i hear a lot of a-holes at the Phillies and Eagles games and on the air and your mix of brains and humor is
refreshing . I sit next to Shaun Young in Section 128 and you are in the top of Philly sports fans,, You both show your passion in different ways.
Anyway a tip of my Eagles,Phillies and Sixers hat to you. Remember, I owe you a beer!”

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4. Job254 said... on Apr 3, 2014 at 04:31AM

“Cowboy Dave should have his own show”

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