Sunday, October 4, 2015

This week really matters for Eagles

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 2:32 PM
The Inquirer’s Bob Ford explains why last week’s loss wasn’t that big of a deal because the Cowboys game is the one that will reveal the most about the Eagles. Read more

Is a playoff win the Eagles' reward?

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:17 AM
The Inquirer’s Bob Ford discusses the risk/reward that Chip Kelly brought on, how Sam Bradford is tied in and if a playoff win is enough. Read more

Ford: Should MLB extend protective nets?

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 2:38 PM
The Inquirer’s Bob Ford discusses the report of the Phillies wanting to extend the protective netting at Citizens Bank Park and whether or not it's a good idea. Read more

Ford: What Chase Utley meant to Philadelphia

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 12:26 PM
The Inquirer’s Bob Ford talks about a generation of Phillies fans that made Chase Utley its icon and shares some stories since we still don’t know much about Utley. Read more

Ford: Chip Kelly taking too much risk?

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 12:12 PM
The Inquirer’s Bob Ford discusses the amount of risk Chip Kelly is taking with the Eagles roster and wonder what if the Eagles get off to a slow start? Read more

Ford: Did Cole Hamels live up to expectations?

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:29 PM
The Inquirer’s Bob Ford looks back on Cole Hamels’ career the day after the Phillies ace was traded to the Texas Rangers. Read more

Ford: Who Thinks Papelbon Is Worth It?

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 1:05 PM
Jonathan Papelbon has made it clear he wants out of Philadelphia, but will publicly expressing his frustrations get him anywhere? The Inquirer’s Bob Ford discusses. Read more

Ford: Schefter in the Wrong in JPP Case?

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 1:00 PM
After posting a photo of Jason Pierre-Paul's medical record, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is at the center of controversy. The Inquirer’s Bob Ford and CineSport’s Noah Coslov discuss the ethics involved. Read more

Is American Pharoah a Belmont Lock?

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 1:55 PM
The Inquirer’s Bob Ford discusses whether or not American Pharoah will win the Triple Crown and if the rules need to change to even the racing field. Read more

Ford: Do We Know Who to Blame in Philly?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 2:16 PM
The Inquirer’s Bob Ford and CineSport’s Noah Coslov talk about the meaning of titles in the Philadelphia teams’ front offices and if fans really know who is making the decisions. Read more
About this blog
Bob Ford has been writing about Philadelphia sports since 1981, and is still trying to figure it all out. A former beat writer covering the Phillies and the 76ers, Ford became a general sports columnist for the Inquirer in 2003, following in and occasionally falling in the deep footsteps of Bill Lyon, Frank Dolson and many distinguished others. He comes to the blogosphere after award-winning success as designer/editor of the fabulous Pen & Pencil Club softball blog. Likes: Palestra, inside-the-park home runs, sunny days. Dislikes: phony people, cloudy days, rewrites. Reach Bob at

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