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For Andy Reid, staying with Michael Vick is staying in character

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 10:38 AM
Andy Reid felt it necessary to pop his head out of the bunker on Wednesday morning and say that Michael Vick is still his starting quarterback. Maybe it was DeSean Jackson going on the radio to say he supported Vick but, hey, that Foles guy doesn't look so bad, either. The last thing the Eagles need... Read more

Video: Was Juan Castillo set up to fail?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 12:29 PM
The Eagles fired DC Juan Castillo and have replaced him with Todd Bowles. Should changes be made on offense as well? The Inquirer's Bob Ford and CineSport's Justin Shackil discuss. Read more

Steelers say they have Vick figured out

Thursday, October 4, 2012, 12:13 PM
Everyone is an expert before the game starts, or as Mike Tyson once said, “Everybody’s got a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” That goes for the Eagles and what they hope to accomplish against the Steelers’ defense this Sunday, and also goes for what the Steelers think... Read more

Video: What went wrong with the Phillies?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 5:25 PM
Video: The Phillies played their final game of the season Wednesday & missed the playoffs for the first time in six years. CineSport's Tara Petrolino & the Inquirer's Bob Ford discuss. Read more

Video: Make or break game for the Eagles?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 1:25 PM
Video: The Philadelphia Eagles host the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants Sunday night. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Bob Ford to previews the game. Read more

Video: Rooting for the Phillies is fashionable again

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 10:56 AM
The Phillies have reached .500 again, and fans are back supporting the team in big numbers. CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Inquirer's Bob Ford discuss the team's chances of making the playoffs. Read more

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
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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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