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Archive: March, 2009

Philly: City of Winners Again?

Sunday, March 29, 2009, 1:37 PM
It is funny how these things tend to come in bunches and then disappear for such long, fallow stretches. There shouldn't be any relation between the fortunes of different teams in different sports, playing at different levels. But in Philadelphia, that has been the case before and perhaps we are seeing... Read more

Jay Wright: No to Kentucky

Friday, March 27, 2009, 9:02 PM
Jay Wright shot down a brewing rumor that he was either interested in or in contention for the now vacant Kentucky head coaching job. He won't be switching Wildcats, according to Wright, for all the right reasons. Billy Gillispie was fired to the sin of missing the NCAA tournament. Wright will stay... Read more

For Who, For Weaver?

Thursday, March 26, 2009, 1:53 PM
Some random thoughts while sitting around Boston waiting for a 10 p.m. basketball game (and some of those random thoughts involve the scheduling geniuses of the NCAA and CBS). I don't know if Leonard's Weaver has great timing hitting the hole while carrying a football, but he does has great timing... Read more

Wildcats On The Floor

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 1:22 PM
Villanova just took the floor for practice in Boston at the Banknorth Garden, preparing for Thursday's 10 p.m. NCAA regional semifinal against Duke. Jay Wright and the players will speak to the media after practice, and the Duke media availability is later in the afternoon. We'll update with a full... Read more

Villanova healthy, ready

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 4:01 PM
Everyone practiced for Villanova on Wednesday, including Scottie Reynolds who has been banged up recently. He suffered what was termed a "stinger" in his right elbow at practice Monday, but recovered from that. He also revealed yesterday after practice that a knee injury very nearly kept... Read more

Tiger Woods and Gerald Henderson

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 11:10 AM
Saw Gerald Henderson, the elder, a few weeks ago, long before the NCAA tournament began and long before the younger Gerald's Duke team would become the round-of-16 matchup for Villanova. That game, which is scheduled for 10 p.m. on Thursday, will require the Wildcats to find an answer for Henderson... Read more

Curt Schilling's Brain: The Pie Chart

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 3:38 PM
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Runyan on McNabb

Monday, March 23, 2009, 11:39 AM
Matt Mosley of ESPN.com reported over the weekend that he was eating beer-battered biscuits when the caller ID on his phone showed an incoming call from free agent right tackle Jon Runyan, once and perhaps future employee of the Eagles. The breakfast info slid Mosley, one of our favorite reporters... Read more

T.O. A.W.O.L.

Monday, March 23, 2009, 5:02 PM
Well, sort of. Would the front office of the Buffalo Bills have preferred that Terrell Owens showed up Monday for the start of the team's voluntary conditioning workouts? Probably. Terrell sold a lot of wolf tickets about his commitment to the franchise and his excitement with beginning a new chapter... Read more

Donovan At The Beach?

Friday, March 20, 2009, 2:14 PM
Syracuse officials aren't saying much, but the talk at the American Airlines Arena in Miami is that Donovan McNabb might be dropping in to see his old college team give it the old college try in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday. Nice weekend for a visit to Miami, in all respects. If... 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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