About the Authors:
Garry “G.” Cobb:
Garry Cobb is a classic case of a former NFL star who transitioned successfully to a radio and television career. Garry played linebacker in the National Football League for 11 years. He spent six seasons with the Detroit Lions, where he was a team captain for three years and led them to the playoffs in two of those years. Garry then played three years along side Hall-Of-Famer Reggie White as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. He finished his career with two years in Dallas playing for head coaches Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson. Some of Garry’s teammates in Dallas were Hall-Of-Famers Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin.
As an outside linebacker in Buddy Ryan’s vaunted 46 Defense, Garry had his best day as a pro when he registered four sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in a single game against the Atlanta Falcons and was named the Sports Illustrated NFL Defensive Player Of The Week. He held the Eagles single-game sack record until Clyde Simmons surpassed him with a four 1/2-sack game. Garry was traded by the Lions to the Eagles in 1985 for one of the Birds All-Time greats Wilbert Montgomery.
Cobb played on some outstanding defenses while playing for the Lions. He led NFL linebackers in interceptions with five during one of his years in Detroit.
Garry also led the Cowboys with 7 1/2 sacks during one of his two seasons in Dallas.
After his football career, Garry became a popular sports radio talk show host on SportsRadio 610-WIP in 1991. He became known as G. Cobb and has developed quite a following among sports fans and especially Eagles fans in the area. In addition, Garry was a sports anchor and reporter on CBS-3 television in Philadelphia for eight years.
G. Cobb II:
G.’s son Garry II played cornerback at Stanford University and has been immersed in the Philadelphia sports culture since birth. He has a number of former teammates and coaches who are now employed in the National Football League.
Garry II loves to evaluate collegiate football talent. He is constantly examining the rosters of colleges nationwide in search of the the next great player. In each year as the summer grinds to a halt, NFL and college training camps get underway and the NFL and college football seasons approach, Garry II makes a statement from deep in his heart, “This is the best time of year”.
G. II has since graduated from law school and become an attorney. He now works for Bloomberg at their Princeton, New Jersey campus. Garry II is a 4 for 4 guy as a Philadelphia sports fans. He attends Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and even 76ers games when his schedule allow. In addition to providing GCobb.com with a sane, rational voice, G. II can also be heard on 610 WIP as a guest host.
Micah Warren (pronounced MY-cah, not MEE-cah) has been breathing Philadelphia sports ever since he was old enough to comprehend disappointment.
For 30 years, Warren has been following the Eagles and researching the NFL and its history, often times at the expense of actually going out on a date.
In addition to contributing to GCobb.com, Warren also runs Off The Record. It’s a sports news/satire website that people often take too seriously….like Michael Irvin. Warren’s day job is as the owner of Large Media, Inc, a marketing and public relations firm that he runs with his wonderful wife Lindsey.
The highlight of his tenure with GCobb.com thus far came during the 2008 Eagles offseason, when he was the first to report the Eagles’ interest in Larry Fitzgerald and their signing of Asante Samuel. Micah also co-hosts “G. Cobb in the House” on VoiceAmericaSports.com with G. every Friday night from 7pm-8pm EDT.
Bob is a lifelong Eagles fan and current Political Science major with a concentration in law at Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA. He plans on attending Penn State Dickinson Law School when his time up at KU.
Bob had been a football player for 12 years before knee/ankle injuries prevented him from playing Division II football at Kutztown. He also coached kids football and will be coaching at his old high school during the coming year.
His writing has been published on sites such as CBSsports.com and FOXsports.com several different times. FOX and CBS still use his work on a consistent basis.
In addition to contributing to GCobb.com he also runs his own website at www.2minutestomidnightgreen.com and contributes to www.TheSportingTruth.com, www.BleacherReport.com and www.SportsFullCircle.com.
As a native of the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Haran T. Knight has been exposed to the rich landscape of the local Philadelphia sports scene his entire life.
Over the last several years Haran’s focus in sports shifted primarily to football and in particular the Philadelphia Eagles. Haran’s interest in the game of football and the Philadelphia Eagles not only involve the game itself, but extends to the “game within the game.”
Going beyond your typical diehard fan, in 2004 Haran started an annual tradition of traveling to Lehigh Valley University for Eagles training camp and making notes on perspective players. An accomplished athlete himself, Haran inherited a talent for athleticism and showed promise in track and field events in high school, participating in the famed Penn Relay races held yearly at the University of Pennsylvania’s historic Franklin Field.
Armed with this insight, Haran began formulating his thoughts and research into writings that detailed his ideas for the Philadelphia Eagles Organization. What started as a hobby ultimately would grow into a professional aspiration. In 2006 Haran began writing sports articles simply with a desire to share his thoughts with other sport enthusiasts. In 2009 he became a contributing writer on former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker, Garry Cobb’s website gcobb.com. He also is a contributing writer on the website bleacherreport.com. Haran has over 100 hundred articles to his credit.
Eliot, a life long Philadelphia “4 for 4″ sports fan, is currently finishing up his degree in Sports Journalism at Temple University.
Project Manager for New City Community Press, his first book labeled “More Than A Game: Life Lessons from Philadelphia Sports” is due out this summer. The book features interviews with, among others, Leonard Weaver, Mike Richards, Sonny Hill, Rueban Amaro Jr, Joe Banner and Ed Rendell. Eliot has also begun work on the autobiography of Jim Ellis, subject of the major motion picture “Pride”, and founder of the famous PDR swim team.
The Central High graduate’s writing has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer as well as his personally run blog, Philly Stand Up Sports
Feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Denny is a Professional Writing Major at York College of Pennsylvania, expecting to graduate in May 2011.
A South Jersey native, Denny has been a dedicated Philadelphia sports fan, following all four major sports teams closely his entire life. He has been to nearly every Eagles home game since the 1998 season, including the 3 NFC Championship games. ¬†Denny is a devoted training camp attendee, and looks forward to visiting Eagles Training Camp every summer to get a closer look at how his favorite team is coming together.
His dream is to turn his passion into a profession, and hopes to one day become a respected opinion in the Philadelphia sports media.
Denny‚Äôs writing about the Eagles has led him to several guest appearances on award winning broadcaster Joe Bisicchia‚Äôs radio show on WIBG in Ocean City, New Jersey, where he¬† discussed the NFL Draft, and Eagles Training Camp.
In addition to writing for gcobb.com, Denny runs his own website, www.profootballthinker.com.