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Archive: April, 2009

Why Wasn't Howard Ejected?

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 11:06 AM
If you look at that elbow punch Dwight Howard threw at Sam Dalembert on Tuesday, it's clear the NBA had no choice but to suspend the Orlando center. That's as clear a violation as you can have and while the official who was right there called a technical right away, the rules called for immediate ejection... Read more

Stan Van Gundy: Pie Chart of the Brain

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 3:49 PM
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Hobbs: It's All About The Money

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 2:48 PM
Is the day gone, or did it ever exist, when professional players were willing to take less money -- even if "less" money is a pretty good living -- to stay with an organization where the likelihood of winning is better than whatever options are out there? The New England Patriots traded... Read more

Eagles: Give Us Your Disgruntled

Monday, April 27, 2009, 10:50 AM
Why is it that the Eagles seem to have no problem making players happy who are dissatisfied with their contracts or looking to better their situations as long as they are on someone else's team. In getting New England cornerback Ellis Hobbs (left) on Sunday, a solid and understandable acquisition... Read more

FredX Wants You To Know The TRUTH

Monday, April 27, 2009, 3:51 PM
Of course, it's possible that you already know the truth about Freddie Mitchell, which is that he keeps saying hello long after it was time to say goodbye. Nevertheless, believing that mass communiation is a good thing for us all, the online guru staff here at Post Patterns feels obligated to direct... Read more

Eagles: A Boldin Opportunity

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 10:33 AM
It's going to be an exciting day here at Post Patterns. There will be quesadillas and chicken fingers served later, so make sure to stop back often. As soon as we have a staff meeting at NovaCare, the entire PP infrastructure will begin blogging the draft this afternoon. Mostly this will entail making... Read more

Eagles: All Smiles Heading to Day 2

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 10:09 PM
After getting offensive weapons Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy in the first and second rounds on Saturday, the Eagles get to sleep on what they would like to target for their remaining seven picks. They hold: one third-round pick (85), four fifth-round picks (141), (153), (157), (159), one sixth-round... Read more

Eagles Add McCoy to Offense

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 9:14 PM
You want weapons? Andy Reid gave the offense weapons on the first day of the draft, adding Pitt running back LeSean McCoy in the second round after taking wide receiver Jeremy Maclin from Missouri in the first round. McCoy is a 5-foot-11, 210-pound Brian Westbrook clone from Harrisburg who gives the... Read more

Maclin Tidbits

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 8:38 PM
From the Quick Study department, one of the Post Patterns specialties: * Jeremy Maclin didn't do well in his 40-yard dash times at the NFL Combine, but that was partially the result of a tumble during passing drills in which he suffered a hyperextension of his left knee and a bruised hip. He was timed... Read more

Maclin is the Man

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 6:45 PM
If you wanted a top tight end from the first round of the draft for the Eagles, or a running back, you were disappointed. But if you were standing in the long time waiting for an elite receiver to pair with DeSean Jackson, the selection of Jeremy Maclin of Missouri with the 19th pick of the first... Read more
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