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Archive: May, 2009

Adam Eaton Joke of the Day

Saturday, May 16, 2009, 10:50 AM
Driving into Baltimore for the Preakness, the sports-talk radio station announcer delivered a perfect summation of the problem with Adam Eaton. There are several other problems, of course, most of which have to do with Eaton's inability to retire major-league hitters -- something Phillies' fans are... Read more

Preakness: No Nudes is No Booze

Saturday, May 16, 2009, 5:56 PM
Take a look at the photo of today's Preakness infield and tell me what is missing. If you answered, "The people," you win. Pimlico Race Course decided this year to stop the long-standing tradition of allowing Preakness Stakes race-goers to bring their own alcohol to the track. And not just... Read more

A Reversal on Boldin

Friday, May 15, 2009, 1:30 PM
If you're like I am, you can't go more than a few hours without checking out the Twitter feed of super agent Drew Rosenhaus. I give the guy credit for consistency. Either he's tweeting non-stop or some poor schlub in his office has to do so. For the upbeat news from all Rosenhaus clients, you can... Read more

Emmitt on T.O.: Subtraction By Subtraction

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 11:07 AM
Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman, among other present and former Dallas Cowboys notables were on hand the other day when the league announced some details of Super Bowl XLV, which will be held in Feb., 2011 at the team's new stadium. (Can't wait too long to get this stuff done.) Aikman and Smith were... Read more

PK Loves Eagles, Sure, But Loves Giants More

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 12:51 AM
I know what you've read and heard. Peter King, NFL savant for Sports Illustrated, loooooves him some Eagles draft. Well, true as that might be, it doesn't mean Peter thinks the Eagles will even win the NFL East division this season. That is, if you ascribe to King's post-draft, post-free agency power... Read more

Drew Rosenhaus is a Twit(terer)

Sunday, May 10, 2009, 3:23 PM
Just when I was going to give Twitter a real chance, I came across the site for agent Drew Rosenhaus, who -- or someone in his employ -- is Tweeting almost non-stop about his deep pool of NFL clients. ( It is sort of a fascinating read in an ADD kind of way. Rosenhaus... Read more

Braylon Edwards for Sheldon Brown: The Making of a Rumor

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 11:08 AM
I was minding my own business in the gym, going through the usual routine of dropping the weights on my feet and trying to figure out why the shuffle songs feature on the iPod kept playing "Cold As Ice" every other selection, when someone tapped me on the shoulder and said, "So, Braylon... Read more

Would McNabb Get Job Offers Like Favre?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 10:10 AM
Forgive me if I wonder what sort of weavils have scurried across the prairies of Minnesota and entered the brain of Brad Childress while he was sleeping, but is there any other way to explain why the former Eagles' offensive coordinator is meeting with Brett Favre this week? Favre, the only man capable... Read more

Hitting One For Richie; Striking Out for Gonzo

Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 2:39 PM
One of the best local charity fundraisers, the 12th Annual Richie Ashburn Home Runs for Heart will be held at Citizens Bank Park on May 20 and 21, benefitting the American Heart Association. Paying tribute to Ashburn, the former Phillies player and broadcaster who died of a heart attack in 1997, the... Read more

Lingerie Football in Philly

Monday, May 4, 2009, 11:39 AM
Well, sort of. It depends on how you feel about Trenton as a part of the greater Philadelphia area. The Lingerie Football League has no issues with the concept, having awarded a franchise to the Philadelphia Passion, an underwear-wearing team that will play two home games in Trenton's Sovereign Bank... 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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