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Archive: June, 2009

Flyers: Carnival Starts Early This Season

Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 12:36 PM
I know I'm still catching up with things after being out of town, and this is old news here, but THE FLYERS SIGNED RAY EMERY?? That is apparently the case. I had to make sure, so I went over to the site of team spokesman Tim Panaccio and, yep, he had it, too. Said the "dust had settled after... Read more

Predict the Sixers' New Slogan Contest

Monday, June 15, 2009, 3:11 PM
All right, it's not really a contest. There aren't any prizes. We're in bankruptcy here, for God's sake. You think we're awash in prizes? How about a free subscription? Fine. You got a computer, you already got a free subscription. Clever how we worked that out, wasn't it? Doesn't cost you a dime... Read more

Did Donovan "Earn" Raise?

Saturday, June 13, 2009, 1:08 PM
That's what the Eagles said on Friday after giving Donovan McNabb approximately a $6 million bump in pay over the next two seasons, taking his potential earnings through 2010 from the nice neighborhood of $19 million to the incrementally nicer neighborhood of about $25 million. Hey, it's their money... Read more

What's All The Shouting About?

Friday, June 12, 2009, 2:09 PM
Go away for one lousy week and all hell breaks loose without Post Patterns to keep things orderly around here. When the staff and I returned -- leaving out the lesser details about that nasty hound dog from U.S. Customs at Philly Int'l that had an issue with one small item in one small piece of luggage... Read more

Gone Fishing

Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 4:43 PM
I know it's very sad, but even Post Patterns has to take a little break now and then. The entire staff walked out last week in protest of that item about Donovan and there's no one here to answer the Post Patterns phone or, more importantly, make the Post Patterns coffee. And, unfortunately, it's... 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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