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Archive: January, 2012

Did the Eagles really want Spagnuolo?

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 2:24 PM
We can just add this to the list of questions, when it comes to the history of the Eagles franchise, to which we are never going to receive a satisfactory answer. What if they had hired Jeff Fisher instead of Rich Kotite? Did Donovan McNabb throw up at the Super Bowl? Did they really want Steve... Read more

3 Big Answers: Castillo, 76ers trade options, Flyers

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:43 AM
Video: Does the addition of Todd Bowles undermine Juan Castillo's authority over the Eagles' defense? Should the 76ers explore a trade? Can the Flyers fix their defensive woes? Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann has the answers. Read more

Three Big Answers: Super Bowl, Sixers, Philly broadcasters

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 11:41 AM
Video: Can the Eagles learn from the Super Bowl? How have the 76ers succeeded? Are Philly fans unique in cherishing broadcasters? CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Daily News' Rich Hofmann discuss. Read more

Three Big Answers: Eagles, Sixers, Phillies

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 11:25 AM
Video: Can the Eagles learn from the NFC Championship? What's behind the 76ers' success? What's ahead for the Phillies and Cole Hamels? The Daily News' Rich Hofmann has the answers. Read more

Who botched things for Ryan Madson?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 10:13 AM
Nobody will need to hold a benefit for Ryan Madson. If reports are accurate, he is in the process of doing a 1-year, $8.5 million deal with the Cincinnati Reds. He is safely in the 1 percent. Again, no tears. But how did this happen? How did he and agent Scott Boras miscalculate the market so badly? I... Read more

Three Big Answers: Sixers, Phillies, St. Joe's

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 11:34 AM
Video: Is it too early to talk about an Iguodala trade? Would signing Kerry Wood be a good move for the Phillies? Which college hoops team is the best in Philly? Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann has the answers. Read more

Three Big Answers: Flyers, Eagles and Penn State

Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 10:53 AM
Video: Do the Flyers have a goalie controversy? Should the Eagles bring back Steve Spagnuolo? Is the Penn State job a good gig? Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann tackles this week's three biggest questions. Read more

The deluxe Winter Classic experience

Monday, January 2, 2012, 6:08 PM
Near the end of the second period, snow began to fall lightly on Citizens Bank Park. It was dancing on the wind snow, snow globe snow, and the sellout crowd saw it and took pictures of it and cheered it and accepted it as a sign that they had, indeed, been ticketed for the deluxe NHL Winter Classic... 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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