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Vintage: An all-time trio for the Philadelphia A's

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 4:30 PM
On January 27, 1927, Baseball Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis cleared Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker of any wrongdoing in a gambling scandal, mostly because their accuser refusted to testify at a hearing. Landis allowed both Cobb and Speaker to return to their original teams -- Detroit and Cleveland... Read more

Covers: Oh, Papelbon

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 4:27 PM
The game in September of 2014 had ended badly, another awful night in another awful season. Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon had blown the save, and the boos had started to rain down from the crowd at Citizens Bank Park, and Papelbon responded, endearingly. Afterward, he would claim to have been making... Read more

From 1989: Randall Cunningham, superstar

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 4:20 PM
Randall Cunningham is hot. Very hot. Not just football hot, but marketing hot. Media hot. Superstar hot. It is hard to say just when it happened, but at some point in the last year the Eagles' dashing, young quarterback crossed over the line between football player and folk hero. Now Cunningham... Read more

Video: Concerns for Phillies and Flyers

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 11:24 AM
How worried should Phillies fans be about Roy Halladay, who is 0-2 with a 14.73 ERA? CineSport's Brian Clark and the Daily News' Rich Hofmann discuss the Phillies' & Flyers' concerns. Read more

Video: Assessing the Flyers, Phillies & Eagles

Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 10:56 AM
How many games into the season can fans begin to assess the Phillies? Can the Eagles succeed without a franchise QB? CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Daily News' Rich Hofmann discuss. Read more

Expand the NCAA Tournament

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 3:08 PM
As we all have been entranced by the La Salle Explorers and their run to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, it is time to acknowledge this: That the Explorers were the second-to-last team in the 68-team field... ...and that they have won three games so far... ...and that it would have been a... Read more

Video: What La Salle's NCAA run means to Philly

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 11:04 AM
La Salle's first trip to the Sweet 16 since 1955 has the city feeling nostalgic. CineSport's Noah Coslov asks the Daily News' Rich Hofmann what it all means when the Explorers' run will end. Read more

The L-Train's joyous ride

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 4:31 PM
KANSAS CITY -- “Everybody’s blowing me up,” Lionel Simmons was saying, standing in a hallway outside of the La Salle locker room on Friday evening. The Explorers had just won their second NCAA Tournament game and Simmons motioned to his phone and started reeling off the names: Bobby... Read more
About this blog
Rich Hofmann arrived at the Daily News in 1980 for a job whose status was officially designated as "full-time, temporary." A senior at Penn at the time, he was hired to fill in on the copy desk during a staff illness. The notion of him covering the Eagles or being a columnist did not exist in anyone's imagination. It was supposed to be six weeks and out, but he never left. It is only one of the reasons why so many people have concerns about him as a potential house guest. Rich has blogged the postseasons of the Flyers and Eagles. E-mail Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com Reach Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com.

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