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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 02 Oct 2017

Yeah this is my thing — do you really want him to not give the ball to the best player in America who is probably open/1-on-1 against a linebacker and capable of doing something spectacular every time he touches the ball? If you want to criticize Trace, whatever, I disagree but if it helps you sleep at night that's fine, but I struggle to see how "give Saquon the ball" is a bad thing. Also I'd argue "he has to throw checkdowns" proooooobably is more of a criticism of the receiving corps than a criticism of Trace, but I also don't have the all-22 film and nor does anyone else so that's an unfair thing for anyone to say.

Comment 02 Oct 2017

i mean listen if saquon could jump 15 feet in the air then i would argue the bigger issue is he is out of position at running back and should be given a steady diet of jump balls

Comment 24 Sep 2017

I have a smartwatch that I purposely took off because I would have felt like a dingus if I met my heart rate goal for the day by watching a football game.

Comment 19 Sep 2017

This point is gonna be stressed on the podcast, but Kirk Ferentz-coached Iowa teams are at their best when opponents attempt to do all that stuff from 1970 (WIN IN THE TRENCHES, RUN THE FOOTBALL, CONTROL THE CLOCK) and can find themselves in trouble when opponents exploit the fact that the Hawkeyes usually don't have great athletes. This is an oversimplification and doesn't give enough credit to a whole bunch of people over two games, but that's why Penn State was able to wreck them last year and one week later they beat Michigan.

Comment 01 Aug 2017

I read "Lavar set the mood for the battle with the Badgers" and briefly wondered what LaVar Ball did because I am a tremendous idiot.