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The reason I became a better player was because I came to Philly.
I grew up in a very old-fashioned Roman Catholic, Italian-Irish family in Philly.
Shout out to Daryl Hall. He is the best. One of my true musical heroes. He comes from the Philly area so when it comes to true soul, the guy obviously is the expert.
I didn't get a lot of awards as a player. But they did have a Bob Uecker Day Off for me once in Philly.
Philly is more East Coast than Pittsburgh. It's closer to New Jersey and New York, so the vibe is way more fast-paced.
When I was in college in Philly, there was a lot of post-punks... hardcore... like, rock. Sixties, retro, proto-Strokes kind of bands.
We're all in this together. I learned that lesson growing up in West Philly. When I shoveled the sidewalk my parents didn't let me stop with our house. They told me to keep shoveling all the way to the corner. I had a responsibility to my community.
Philly is a place where people love change as long as things stay the same for them.
I love the dignity in the name Philadelphia, but at heart, we're Philly.
John Kerry couldn't even order a Philly cheesesteak properly.
I listen to some of the comments on WIP - they're playing parts of the press conference - and I can see where people would read into things. But if anyone was at the press conference, I think would sense how much I enjoyed Philly and how I loved working for those people.
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