Join SportsRadio 94WIP at Chickie’s and Pete’s in South Philadelphia on Thursday February 25th, 2016 at 12PM for the 9th Annual Great Birds Debate.
Angelo Cataldi will host the panel of contestants as they weigh in on the biggest questions about the Eagles.

2016 Recap

2016 Great Birds Debate

Watch the video recap

2016 Winner: Josh Innes

2015 Winner: Ike Reese

2014 Winner: Josh Innes

VOTING IS CLOSED

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Angelo Cataldi (@WIPMorningShow)

2009 Great Birds Debate champion

Angelo Cataldi has been the anchor of The WIP Morning Show since 1989. Cataldi, one of Philadelphia’s most recognizable radio personalities, authored The Great Philadelphia Sports Debate with Glen Macnow and has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes for his sports writing.


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Michael Barkann (@MBarkannCSN)

A native of New Jersey, Barkann has been a one half of the Mike & Ike Show on SportsRadio 94WIP now weekdays from 10AM to 2PM since 2011. A graduate of Syracuse University, Barkann is an American award winning sports host, anchor and reporter.

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Don Bell (@DonBellonCBS3)

Emmy-Award winning sportscaster Don Bell, whose first major market job was at CBS 3 in Philadelphia a decade ago, came home to take the top job of Sports Director in September, 2015.


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Howard Eskin (@HowardEskin)

Dubbed “hardest working sportscaster” by local media, Eskin sparked the sports talk revolution when he hosted the very first sports talk show in 1986 on 610 WIP.

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Brian Haddad (@BrianJHaddad)

Haddad joined 94WIP in January of 2012. Brian was nominated nationally for Radio Personality of the Year, he’s played guitar in front of 20,000 people, and his turnaround jump shot will bring a tear to your eye, for better or worse. He’s also 94WIP’s Creative Director, writing, voicing and producing the stuff you hear between the hosts’ rants. Listen 6-10pm weeknights!

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Rhea Hughes (@RheaHughes)

Hughes, a graduate of Temple University, joined WIP in 1991 as a producer and has been a member of WIP’s award-winning Morning Team for 19 years.

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Josh Innes (@JoshInnesRadio)

2014 Great Birds Debate champion

Innes hosts the 94WIP Afternoon Show with Hollis Thomas and Marc Farzetta weekdays from 2PM – 6PM on SportsRadio 94WIP. Innes is one of the most talked about personalities market after arriving to Philadelphia from Sports Radio 610 in Houston in .

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Glen Macnow (@RealGlenMacnow)

Macnow is a former writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and was recognized in 1993 as “The Best Sportswriter in Philadelphia” by Philadelphia Magazine. He has written three top-selling Philadelphia sports books during his time on WIP, co-authoring The Great Philadelphia Sports Debate with Angelo Cataldi and The Great Book of Philadelphia Sports Lists with Big Daddy Graham.

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Ike Reese (@Ike58Reese)

2008 and 2015 Great Birds Debate champion

Hosting the midday show on Sports Radio 94WIP from 10AM – 2PM with Barkann, Reese is on of the most beloved Eagles’ players ever. During his eight-year NFL career, Reese earned the respect and admiration from his teammates, coaches, and fans. Reese was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2004.

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Dave Spadaro (@DaveSpadaro)

Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro from the Philadelphia Eagles has taken his lumps in the Great Birds Debate for years and he’s back for more in 2016! Dave has been at every Eagles game since 1987, providing perspective from the team’s inner circles. He’s also a part of the vibrant media coverage of the team in this city.

2016 Odds:

Ike Reese: 9-5
Josh Innes: 4-1
Howard Eskin: 5-1
Glen Macnow: 8-1
Rhea Hughes: 10-1
Don Bell: 12-1
Michael Barkann: 15-1
Brian Haddad: 25-1
Dave Spadaro: 75-1

Click here for 2015’s Recap

Click here for 2014’s Recap

2015 – Photos

2014 – Photos

2013 – Photos