On The Air
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
July 13, 2007

Former Eagles linebacker Garry “G” Cobb continues to tackle new projects.

After leaving CBS3 at the end of 2005, Cobb has kept busy giving motivational speeches, continuing his talk show on WIP-610-AM, and launching his Eagle-centric Web site, www.gcobb.com.

His first book, “Don't Be Clueless: 7 Keys to Life in the Real World,” is set for release next Thursday.

“The book is based on what I've been telling groups of students and young people for years — to build self-esteem,” said Cobb, a former USC star who graduated with a degree in sociology. “Kids in the inner city don't have dreams. I want to show them that there are careers out there that they don't even know about.”

Cobb will be appearing with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Pat Croce at the leadership event, “Impact '07” next Thursday at Lehigh University.

According to Cobb, www.gcobb.com, receives about 4,000 unique visitors a day. Besides running the Web site, he also will do some Eagles work for Comcast SportsNet this season.

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Cobb's former station, CBS3, has been trotting out a series of strays including WIP's Anthony Gargano and Saint Joseph's basketball coach Phil Martelli, to fill in for sports since letting Steve Bucci go a few weeks ago. (Neither should bother applying for Dan Patrick's job at ESPN.) However, a pleasant surprise was CBS3 news reporter Jamie Smith who anchored the sports one night (he was better than 6ABC's Keith Russell).

In other CBS3 news, industry sources say that the station is seeking to add a female to the sports staff. Within the last two years, both 6ABC and NBC10 hired female sportscasters. Fox29 does not have a female on its sports crew.

Sports industry sources say Eagles offensive lineman Shawn Andrews will return to “Eagles Frenzy” on 6ABC this season. A 6ABC spokesperson declined to comment.

Coming up empty

Philadelphia didn't fare well at the ESPY Awards that were taped Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

Ryan Howard of the Phillies lost Breakthrough Athlete to Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears and Best Baseball Player to Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees. “Invincible” lost Best Sports Movie to “Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby.” The telecast will be at 9 p.m. Sunday on ESPN.

Dane Cook, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Matt Leinart, Peyton Manning, Michael Phelps, Maria Sharapova, Kate Walsh, Jamie Lynn Sigler, T.I. and Vince Young are some of the celebrity presenters.

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July 13, 2007 6:11 AM