Joe couldn't help himself. He used to show up at The Inquirer's office with his ruler and spreadsheets and complain that the Phillies were getting too much coverage compared to the Eagles - during the Phils' World Series run! He'd drag along the public relations lackey of the moment, whoever had the unenviable job of calling up reporters to mouthpiece Banner's complaint of the day. And Banner would complain to media outlets about the tone of the coverage and tried to manipulate which journalists were assigned to write about the team. Oh, it was a merry time.
— Bob Ford