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Archive: January, 2011

Video: Philly's model franchise?

Friday, January 28, 2011, 2:27 AM
Video: The Inquirer's Bob Ford sits down with CineSport's Noah Coslov to debate whether the Eagles or the Phillies are the model franchise in Philadelphia. Read more

That's What He Said: Will Rollins bounce back?

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 11:47 AM
Video: Will Jimmy Rollins bounce back after a down year in 2010? Marcus Hayes of the Daily News and Bob Ford of the Inquirer discuss. Read more

Barkley to Sixers: Stop winning

Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 2:12 PM
Charles Barkley was at the Chicago-Green Bay NFL game in Soldier Field on Sunday, because, well, because when you're Charles Barkley you can do that kind of thing if you like. He was trim(mer) than usual, said he had lost about 40 pounds, and stopped me in the hallway outside the press box to ask a... Read more

Video: Amaro's turnaround on Lee

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 12:43 PM
When Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. decided to sign Cliff Lee this offseason, was he admitting he made a mistake trading him in the first place? Bob Ford of the Inquirer and Marcus Hayes of the Daily News discuss in the latest episode of That's What He Said. Read more

Avoiding Eagles, Mora Less

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 1:33 PM
All right. You are Jim L. Mora (never Junior; dad is Jim E. Mora) and it is apparent you were able to choose among at least a couple of options for a new defensive coordinator job. Let's say it came down to a choice between Denver and Philadelphia as you re-enter the job market following unsuccessful... Read more

Eagles: Where's The Talent?

Friday, January 14, 2011, 11:50 AM
The guys who identify talent for professional football teams and put their suggestions in front of the head coach and general manager are not the guys who get their names on the covers of magazines. They are the guys, however, who get their teams on the covers of magazines. Whether the players are... Read more

Video: Was Eagles' season a success?

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 12:40 PM
Video: The Eagles won the NFC East but lost in the first round of the playoffs. So was the season a success? Bob Ford of the Inquirer and Marcus Hayes of the Daily News discuss in the latest episode of That’s What He Said. Read more

Personnel Issues

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 5:04 PM
Video: CineSport's Noah Coslov asks the Inquirer's Bob Ford who should take the blame for the Eagles' recent playoffs shortcomings. Read more

Eagles-Packers: It Ain't Science

Sunday, January 9, 2011, 12:34 PM
Fortunately, we're only a few hours from kickoff now and all the blah-blah that attends the anticipation of a big football game is just about complete. (I say that as part of the blah-blah providers, a job we take very seriously while pretending that it all means something.) There were a lot of blah-blah... Read more

Andy By The Numbers

Friday, January 7, 2011, 3:32 PM
Just finished a column for Sunday's paper about the match-up with the Packers. Part of the story deals with the 12-year history of Andy Reid in the postseason and with his place in coaching history. I'm going to post this to hopefully prevent some needless e-mail on Sunday morning from readers who... 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 Philly.com 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 bford@phillynews.com.

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