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Archive: April, 2009

Michael Phelps: Pie Chart of the Brain

Thursday, April 9, 2009, 11:42 PM
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Cinco de Why-o

Thursday, April 9, 2009, 3:29 PM
Is it a rule, is it written somewhere, that if you are an elite wide receiver in the NFL -- or at least one rumored to be possibly, potentially, maybe joining the Eagles -- you also have to be nuts? Or does it just seem that way. We have no sooner gotten past the Plaxico-to-Eagles rumors (as opposed... Read more

Hello, Plaxico?

Monday, April 6, 2009, 3:32 PM
Waiting for the snow to stop and the game to start in Detroit, where former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress is expected to be in attendance again tonight, as this alma mater, Michigan State, plays for the national championship. If I see him, I’ll be sure to get an update on his plans, but... Read more

Cats: Carolina Blues

Sunday, April 5, 2009, 12:39 PM
A few final thoughts about Villanova's 83-69 loss to North Carolina in the national semfinal game. Don't misundderstand this part. North Carolina beat Villanova fair and square and the Tar Heels, as even Jay Wright said, were the better team. However, the Wildcats got no favors from the officiating... Read more

Hank Baskett & The Stripper Pole

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 10:03 PM
You know, the Philadelphia sports media gets a bad rap sometimes. Too critical, too insensitive. A sort of ink-stained version of the local fandom. We'd probably write bad sentences about Santa Claus and throw horrible cliches at the Easter Bunny. That's the reputation. The truth is that we are sometimes... 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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