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Rollie Massimino: Legends & Legacies

Rollie Massimino Rollie Massimino is an Italian-American college basketball coaching legend. * Born in New Jersey, he led the Villanova Wildcats to the 1985 NCAA National Championship, and has remained in touch with the basketball world ever since his retirement from coaching.   * Rollie remains beloved by sports fans in the Delaware Valley for […]

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A Morning Run Through An Italian City

Running in Italy Exercise is one of the best things we can do with our time. The benefits are not only physical, but mental and at times, spiritual. In this video, a young couple share with us their morning run through an Italian City while on vacation no less. Enjoy this video clip of a […]

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VERY FUNNY – Tommy Lasorda and the Philly Phanatic

Dodgers’ Tommy Lasorda and the Philly Phanatic * Tommy was born in the Philadelphia suburb of Norristown, Pennsylvania. He originally signed with the Philadelphia Phillies organization as an undrafted free agent back in 1945. So he had a lot of fans and family in the area and at the game that night.   The Phanatic, known […]

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DiMaggio & Mantle – “World Class”

Joe DiMaggio presents Micky Mantle with a plaque at Yankee Stadium * On this day in baseball history Joltin’ Joe presents Mickey with a plague retiring his number to center field at Yankee Stadium. Then Mickey surprises Joe D. with a plague of his own. If you’re a baseball fan at all this is a wonderful […]

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Rocky – “Yo Adrian, I Did It!”

Rocky “Yo Adrian, I Did It!” * After winning the championship, Rocky gives an emotional speech to the public, and a loving message to his family. I recall seeing this movie when it first came out. Quickly became one of Favorite stories.  * “Yo Adrian…… I Did It!” Rocky * Rocky went on to win […]

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Cus D’Amato

The Greatest Boxing Trainer of All-Time Constantine ‘Cus’ D’Amato  We Love Ya, Dominic & Frank #EverybodyLovesItalian www.EverybodyLovesItalian.com 

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Did you know that Kobe Bryant Speaks Fluent Italian?

Kobe Bryant ~ FUTURE HALL-OF-FAMER ~ 20 years in the pros!!! Born in Philadelphia but raised in Italy, NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant, speaks Italian with an impressive ease and fluency. * In this interview Kobe looks back on his time growing up in Italy and how he always has felt a Special Connection to his Adopted Homeland. […]

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ROCKY – Father Carmine Scene

ROCKY – Father Carmine Scene Roberto “Rocky” Balboa born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 6, 1945 (one year before Sylvester Stallone’s actual birth date). He was the only child in a Roman Catholic Italian-American family. When Rocky is spoken to by his priest, Father Carmine, it is apparent that he understands Italian very well, including […]

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Seaman Second Class YOGI BERRA – D Day Veteran

Seaman Second Class – D Day Veteran YOGI BERRA * Yogi Berra will be remembered by many for his light-heartedness and goofy sayings, but the Hall of Fame catcher participated in one of history’s most storied battles while still a teenager. Seaman Second Class Lawrence P. Berra was on a rocket boat stationed off the […]

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Dick Vermeil – Proud Italian American

Dick Vermeil – Proud Italian American Richard Albert “Dick” Vermeil is a retired American head coach for the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles (1976–1982), St. Louis Rams (1997–1999) and Kansas City Chiefs (2001–2005). He is in the Sid Gillman coaching tree and has coached at every level; Vermeil owns the distinction of being named “Coach […]

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