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Philadelphia Eagles’ Hall of Famer Tommy McDonald was the famously tough wide receiver who helped take the Birds to the 1960 NFL Championship game. Beloved Philly sports commentator Ray Didinger’s autobiographical show, Tommy and Me, recounts a seminal time in Ray’s life when he helped his lifelong hero get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tommy was drafted by the Eagles in 1957 and played on the team until 1964. At Franklin Field, he helped the Eagles win against Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers.

 

There will be talk-backs after most performances that will include the cast, director Joe Canuso and playwright Ray Didinger.

Talk-back special guests include:*

10/6 (7pm) - Tommy McDonald, Jr., Tommy's son

10/7 (7pm) - Herb Magee, Hall of Fame basketball coach

10/8 (8pm) - Chris McDonald, Tommy's son 

10/9 (2pm) - Producter/Director Rowan Joseph

10/9 (8pm) - Glen Macnow, WIP sports host

10/13 (2pm) - Rhea Hughes, WIP sports host

10/13 (7pm) - Kevin Reilly, Selesianum grad and Eagles player (1973-1976)

10/15 (8pm) - William Kashatus, author

10/16 (2pm) - Bill Bergey, Eagles Hall of Fame linebacker

10/16 (8pm) - Chris McDonald, Tommy's son

10/17 (2pm) - Jim Gardner, ABC News anchor

*Subject to change.

(V) Viewpoints

(T) Post-show Talkback

(O) Opening Night

*Ray Didinger will attend the Post-Show Talkbacks all days except Sunday, October 10 or Thursday, October 14*

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Ray Didinger is a Philadelphia sports journalism legend and member of the NFL Hall of Fame having covered the Philadelphia Eagles for print publications for 25 years before moving on the NFL Films and rolls in broadcasting with 94WIP and NBC Sports Philadelphia. In addition to his years writing and broadcast, Ray has also written 12 books and is now a play write with his new play Tommy and Me, which chronicles his relationship with Eagles great Tommy McDonald. Ray joins PodCounty to discuss his career and the new play.

– PodBean.com Episode 18: Ray Didinger 

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