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Bill DiFilippo

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State College, Pa. (via Parsippany, NJ)

Member since 24 July 2016 | Blog

Contributing Editor at Roar Lions Roar. Writer at Uproxx Sports. Editorial Assistant at SLAM Magazine. Written at other places, too. Brand New was exponentially better than Taking Back Sunday and I will fight anyone who disagrees.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Either Penn State beating Michigan in four overtimes or the USMNT's 2-0 over Mexico in Columbus in 2013.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Allen Robinson
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: D.J. Newbill
  • NFL TEAM: New England Patriots
  • NHL TEAM: New Jersey Devils
  • NBA TEAM: Orlando Magic
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: United States Men's and Women's National Teams

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Jan 2017

Eric and I were at the game, was fun watching the BJC get into it as the game got close down the stretch. Also: need to give credit to three guys for their defense:

1. Mike was a monster on the glass and patrolling the paint. That was his best game, he was fantastic. So much of rebounding is just wanting the basketball more than the other guy and he always wants the ball more.

2. I audibly laughed at like four things Josh did on defense because he's just so good at everything (save for picking his spots – he gets a little too aggressive sometimes, especially when he's trying to make up for a mistake on offense). Plenty of teams have game-changers on offense, few have game-changers on defense. Josh is a game-changer on defense.

3. There were one or two times where I got up out of my seat because of how good Terrence is at defending dudes 1-on-1. He and Josh are capable of taking opposing guards out of games, it's awesome.

There were so many questions about whether this team could: A) win games when shots weren't falling and, B) win games without the freshmen really doing anything. This game featured both of those and Penn State won anyway. This team may be good, everyone.

Comment 30 Nov 2016

PSU hoops played Ole Miss in Brooklyn that day, I ended up watching it in the press room of the Barclays Center with a bunch of national media people because Kentucky hoops played later that day. I'll never forget watching these national media people freak out because there's no way on god's green earth that actually happened.

Best part was after, LSU fans were in the area for something (their women's basketball team may have had a game, don't remember). I went up to them and told them how Alabama lost and because they all hate Nick Saban they went insane in a Starbucks. It was awesome.