Taking It to the House – Team

Lloyd Vance –  Editor of Taking It to the House , NFL Writer, Researcher, and Historian

In addition to his work for “Taking it to the House” – NFL Insider Blog.  Some of Lloyd’s other sports journalism highlights include:

•NFL Writer and Analyst for Sports Journey  Network  (Radio, Website, and Blog) covering the NFL on a daily basis.  You can listen to his show “Lloyd Vance’s Insider Football” on 1520 AM – WCHE (West Chester,PA)  and simulcast on Sports Journey’s live streaming website.

•Serving as a selection committee member and lead researcher for the Black College Football Hall of Fame established inAtlanta,GA in 2010 by former NFL greats James “Shack” Harris and Doug Williams.  Fellow members of the Selection Committee include Gil Brandt, Ernie Acorsi, and other distinguished members of the media.

•Appearing as a featured on-camera speaker in the NFL Network’s Top Ten Series including discussing Top 10 Rookie Performances, Top 10 NFL Myths, and other topics.

•Featured researcher and Associate Producer for the NFL Films “NFL Presents Documentary on the Return of football to Lincoln University (PA) after almost 50 years.  The show aired in November of 2008.

•Key researcher and contributor to the ESPN Book, “Third and a Mile” by William C. Rhoden (Book was released in February of 2007).

•Featured on-camera speaker (Historian) and researcher for the ESPN  Documentary “Third and a Mile” on the History of African American Quarterbacks.

•Key researcher and contributor to the NFL Network’s Documentary “The History of the Black Quarterback in the NFL”.

•Weekly “NFL Insider” guest on the “”The Sports Bash” with host Mike Gill on ESPN Radio 97.3 FM – (Atlantic City,NJ)

•Former Contributing Writer to GCobb.com, the website of former Eagles LB Garry Cobb and the definitive site for everything about the Philadelphia Eagles

•Former featured “NFL Insider” guest on various other television, web, and radio outlets .

•Former contributor to BIGPLAY Football (magazine, blog, and podcast), BASN (website and radio) and the  Great Blue North Draft Report (Magazine and Website).


•2007 Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) award winner for outstanding reporting in the Enterprise Category

•2005 Pro Football Researchers Association (PFRA) award winner for outstanding writing for featured piece, “The Complete History of the African American Quarterback in the NFL”

Credentials and Memberships

Accredited Member of NFL Media

Accredited Member of Philadelphia Eagles Media

•Member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA), Pro Football Researchers Association (PFRA), and The Maxwell Football Club

To contact or interview Lloyd, email him at Lloyd@takingit2thehouse.com or on Twitter @lloydvance_nfl



Matt Lombardo, Lead Writer Taking It To The House, Philadelphia Eagles Beat Reporter 97.3 ESPN FM

Matt Lombardo is an award winning and respected sports journalist in Philadelphia.

Matt is currently redefining what makes great sports talk radio in Philadelphia both as a Producer at 97.5 FM The Fanatic and an on air reporter and part time host for 97.3 ESPN FM in South Jersey.

Lombardo has become a mainstay in the Press Box at Lincoln Financial Field and covers the Eagles weekly. He is a fixture at the Novacare Complex relentlessly working to find the scoop week in and week out.

In addition to his contributions to Taking It To The House Matt is an emerging sports journalist.

  • Philadelphia Eagles beat reporter, update anchor and host  for 97.3 ESPN FM in Atlantic City, NJ
  • Producer for 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, PA
  • Former Sports Writer for The News Journal in Wilmington, DE and The Daily Local News in west Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Former Host Of The Matt Lombardo Show on WCHE-AM in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Credentials and Memberships

Accredited Member of NFL Media

Accredited Member of Philadelphia Eagles Media

To Contact or interview Matt, email him at mdlombardo@yahoo.com. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattLombardoPHL 

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