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Archive: March, 2009

It's Owl Over

Friday, March 20, 2009, 7:26 PM
Temple hung around against Arizona State on Friday, limited the Sun Devils' leading scorer, James Harden, most of the game, but weren't able to ever hold a lead in the Owls' 66-57 first-round loss in Miami. The mathematics got to them in the end. The Owls shot just 37.3 percent from the field, compared... Read more

Live From Miami

Thursday, March 19, 2009, 10:41 PM
Elsewhere around the country, the NCAA tournament is off and running, but it's still layup drills and interviews in American Airlnes Arena, where Temple will play Arizona State on Friday afternoon. There isn't much to report about the Owls, except they all arrived safely, didn't injure themselves... Read more

Cutler to Redskins?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 11:42 AM
That's the hot rumor/assumption/falsehood of the day in the continuing saga of whether the Denver Broncos will grant quarterback Jay Cutler's trade request. Washington is allegedly trying to put together a three-team quarterback merry-go-round in which Cutler would end up in Washington, Matt Cassel... Read more

Bracket Upset Specials

Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 11:19 AM
Here are a few guesses for you to work with. I won't give you VCU (11) over UCLA (6), although that is a very popular upset pick by the experts. I think the Bruins will win the game handily. For what it's worth (and probably not much) take a look at these: Wisconsin (12) over Florida State (5). I... Read more

Cutler: The Anti-McNabb

Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 9:24 PM
Aside from the fact that it is a spat between guys named Jay and Josh -- which makes it sound more like an argument over a squash hinder at Dartmouth -- there is something we can all learn from the current personnel issues suffered by the Denver Broncos. As it relates to your Philadelphia Eagles directly... Read more

BWest Being Quiet

Monday, March 16, 2009, 4:52 PM
The two fellows most reponsible for keeping you informed about all things Eagles -- Bob Brookover of the Inquirer and Les Bowen of the Daily News -- traveled to Deland, Fla. last week to drop in on Tra Thomas' charity golf tournament and chat up a few of the guys. That and it was $1.99 Breakfast Special... Read more

Brian Dawkins' Number Retirement: When?

Sunday, March 15, 2009, 11:26 AM
No Eagle will ever again wear No. 20, that should be obvious. The Eagles would neither present a young player with that kind of burden nor annoy the fans by presuming to hand it out like just another piece of laundry. So, the question is when they will make it official, and retire the number with the... Read more

A Spectrum of Memories

Saturday, March 14, 2009, 10:55 AM
Didn't get to the Spectrum for the final Sixers game there on Friday night because I was in New York watching Villanova lose to Louisville in the Big East tournament. I don't feel cheated, however. I covered the 76ers for seven seasons for the Inquirer and that, combined with many hockey games, college... Read more

The Fullback Question

Friday, March 13, 2009, 9:57 AM
I don't know if free agent fullback Leonard Weaver is going to sign with the Eagles or accept a new contract with the Seattle Seahawks and, as of this morning neither does anyone else. It would depend on what Weaver wants financially and what he wants professionally. Here's the big question if you... Read more

Villanova Catches A Break

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 7:50 PM
Maybe several of them, but none more important than the rim-rattling reverse lay-up from Dwayne Anderson that decided to drop through the hoop just after the horn sounded in Madison Square Garden on Thursday. By that margin, the Wildcats beat Marquette, 76-75, and advanced to the semifinal round against... Read more
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