RESEARCH KNOCKS DOWN HOWARD

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I understand that Ryan Howard isn’t a football player. But he is a professional athlete and as such, his torn Achilles tendon ought to... Read more

The Last Time the Phils were ERA Champs

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The 1952 baseball season enjoyed a renaissance of sorts during Wednesday’s wild wild-card finish to 2011. The Red Sox, who went 7-20... Read more

The NFL's Ongoing Headache

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If Michael Vick's vision isn’t too fuzzy, and the fog engulfing his consciousness not too dense, the concussed Eagles quarterback might... Read more

Oh No, Our Phillies Are Folding!

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I don’t care how many division titles the Phillies have won in succession, you can’t take the Philadelphia out of Philadelphians... Read more

FITZ'S WEEKLY LIST

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1. Gene Mauch – Crazed in the dugout, cursed by fate, propelled by hidden fires. 2. Wilt Chamberlain – Dominated opponents... Read more

When Temple Beat Penn State

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The shape of the future would have surprised them all as, inside the East Mount Airy house that served as Owl Stadium's home locker room, Temple's... Read more

The Post-9/11 Phillies Renaissance

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In baseball time, 10 years is an eye-blink. The old ballgame, overloaded with tradition, moves determinedly yet ploddingly, like Carlos Ruiz... Read more

Remembering Catholic League basketball

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Catholic League basketball. Even now the phrase evokes a dewy-eyed smile, though that Philadelphia institution’s import and distinctiveness... Read more

Connie Mack's football team preceded the Eagles

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For 50 years and more than 7,500 regular-season games, Connie Mack managed the Philadelphia Athletics to widely varying levels of success on... Read more

WILT'S 75th II

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In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's birth on Aug. 21, here's a look at what was perhaps the Dipper's most memorable... Read more