June 29, 2011 |
John Gonzalez's online chat with readers will be Wednesday at noon on philly.com.
July 14, 1999 |
Forget Anakin Skywalker and the windy solemnities of The Phantom Menace. Here at last, and in one movie, is both a true space icon and answers to the questions that have baffled science for years: What is Gonzo and where does he come from? As Muppets From Space confirms, our suspicions were right all along. Gonzo isn't a cross between a turkey and a chicken, he's a creature not of this earth. You could make the same argument about any of the more spaced-out Muppets, but it's a happy choice to move Gonzo to the center of the action.
January 14, 2011 |
Excerpts from Thursday's Ask Gonzo chat on Philly.com with columnist John Gonzalez: Comment from Josh B.: Are we seriously worried about wasting "the prime years" of a guy who's looked like a career backup in almost every start he's made? Gonzo: I'm not, and I don't think the Eagles are, either. But if you're Kevin Kolb you have to get the hell out of here if you have any shot at becoming a starter. I watched The Count of Monte Cristo again today (the newer one with Jim Caviezel, not the '70s version)
November 5, 2010 |
Here is an excerpt from Thursday's fantasy football chat on Philly.com with columnist John Gonzalez: Comment from dave: I've got Vernon Davis on a bye this week and need to add a TE. I have [Visanthe] Shiancoe vs the Cardinals, [Kellen] Winslow Jr vs the Falcons, or Ben Watson vs the Pats as my options. Who should I pick up? Gonzo: I like Shiancoe best. He was [Brett] Favre's only real option before Moss, and he's Favre's only real option now that Moss is gone. Comment from BK: Who do you think is the better play this week at QB, Michael Vick or Big Ben [Roethlisberger]
August 18, 2010 |
While wondering how I forgot John Chaney and Randall Cunningham in my list of entertaining Philly sports people, it's time to empty out the mailbag . . . Dave, You're right. Leaving Randall and his gold-tipped shoelaces off the list was a huge omission. That was a complete brain lock on my part. I briefly considered Seth Joyner and Jerome Brown. Both were hugely entertaining, but the list was designed more as a lark than a comprehensive almanac of the weird. Re: Five.
September 10, 2010 |
Here is a partial transcript from Thursday's Ask Gonzo chat on Philly.com with columnist John Gonzalez: Comment from matt: Eagles record? Gonzo: 9-7. No playoffs. We get into the record a little more in [Friday's] You Talkin' To Me. Be sure to buy The Inquirer. It's how you know. Comment from Guest: Can [Vance] Worley be any worse than [Kyle] Kendrick? And who's winning the division? And if the Phils don't, can they win the WS? Gonzo: Probably not, but KK is a fifth starter for a reason.
October 29, 2010 |
Comment from Brett: Dwayne Bowe before your last chat: 9 rec 152 yds and 1 td. Last two weeks (since the chat): 9 rec 189 yds, 2 td. His next 6 games: Bills, Raiders, Broncos, Cards, Seahawks, Broncos. He is a guy you now want on your team, right? Gonzo: Yes, he's a guy you want on your team. Unless he's a guy you already had on your team but dropped right before he started producing. I have a, uh, friend who got rid of Bowe. Let's call him Johnzalez. Anyway, Johnzalez dropped him a while back and has spent the last few weeks cursing the heavens and drowning his sorrows in Four Loko.
January 21, 2011 |
The following is an excerpt from Thursday's Ask Gonzo chat on Philly.com with columnist John Gonzalez. Just got done watching the latest SportsDome . For research, of course. I think the bosses should give me a raise for doing all that extra work. Best line: "[Gary] Bettman staked his entire financial future on the success of his strange ice sport. " Mercy. I'm still laughing. Onward . . . Comment From Chris: How much longer will I have to watch Andre Iguodala lose games for the Sixers?
September 24, 2010 |
Here is a partial transcript from Thursday's fantasy football chat with columnist John Gonzalez on Philly.com: Comment from Frank: What should I do with Vincent Jackson? Is he going to play this year? Should I hold on to him? Gonzo: Who knows? The Chargers are trying to figure out the same thing. I love Vincent Jackson. He has big-time talent. But he's not going to do you any good if he doesn't get on the field. If you can unload him at a reasonable price, I'd make the move.