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Video: Penn State hopes to put scandal in past as season begins

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 4:00 PM
Video: Without Joe Paterno, the Penn State football team plays its first game since the Jerry Sandusky scandal on Saturday. CineSport's Noah Coslov and The Inquirer's Bob Ford discuss how Bill O'Brien and the Nittany Lions will look to put the scandal behind them when the season begins on Saturday... Read more

Video: Are these Eagles Super Bowl material?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 1:32 PM
Video: These Eagles — especially DeMeco Ryans, Demetress Bell and Michael Vick — have a lot to prove before anyone starts talking Super Bowl, says Inquirer columnist Bob Ford. Read more

Summer of London continues as Wiggins wins Tour

Sunday, July 22, 2012, 1:46 PM
What might become the greatest summer in the sports history of Great Britain – admittedly not the most difficult distinction to achieve – continued Sunday in Paris when Bradley Wiggins stepped from his bicycle on the Champs Elysees as the first Brit to ever win the Tour de France. Combine... Read more

Andre Iguodala sells Main Line home

Friday, June 29, 2012, 12:50 PM
In this column from the NBA draft on Thursday night, I wondered what the 76ers were going to do with all the similar players they seem to enjoy collecting on their roster. The next-to-last paragraph read this way: “The feeling here is that one of those duplications will be calling a real estate... Read more

Video: Best career: DeSean or Maclin?

Friday, June 29, 2012, 10:16 AM
That’s What He Said: When all is said and done, who will have had a better career – DeSean Jackson or Jeremy Maclin? Bob Ford of the Inquirer and Marcus Hayes of the Daily News discuss. Read more

Video: NCAA football moves to 4-team playoff

Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 12:50 PM
Video: NCAA football will go to a four-team playoff format in 2014. Is this the right move? The Inquirer's Bob Ford and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss the change and offer suggestions for who should lead the committee. Read more

That's What He Said: Revisiting the Flyers' moves

Friday, June 22, 2012, 1:16 PM
Video: Did the Flyers make a mistake by getting rid of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter last offseason? Bob Ford of the Inquirer and Marcus Hayes of the Daily News discuss. Read more

That's What He Said: Should Sixers amnesty Brand?

Friday, June 15, 2012, 9:56 AM
Video: Should the 76ers use the amnesty clause on Elton Brand? Would Thaddeus Young be a suitable replacement as the 4-man? The Inquirer's Bob Ford and the Daily News' Marcus Hayes discuss. Read more

Video: What Thorn move means for Sixers

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:28 PM
Video: Despite a trip to the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals, the Daily News reports that Rod Thorn may be out as 76ers' president. CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Inquirer's Bob Ford discuss. Read more

That's What He Said: Should Rollins be leading off?

Friday, June 8, 2012, 2:47 PM
Video: Is it time for Charlie Manuel to move Jimmy Rollins out of the leadoff spot? Bob Ford of the Inquirer and Marcus Hayes of the Daily News discuss. Read more
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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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