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Archive: November, 2009

A messy W for Eagles

Sunday, November 29, 2009, 4:17 PM
An Eagles-Redskins game tends to be an untidy bit of business. History seems to demand inelegance when these two teams meet. This one was no different. But the Eagles won, 27-24. That’s two in a row. That’s a 7-4 record. I’m not going to pretend to know what it means. I’m... Read more

Wild, wild loss

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 7:19 PM
The sense all along was that the Eagles were going to have to win a shootout Sunday if they were to beat the San Diego Chargers. The sense was right even if the result was wrong for the Eagles. Final score: Chargers 31, Eagles 23. It was a wild, wild, wild game. The Eagles' defense, decimated now... Read more

1:30: Live Eagles chat

Monday, November 9, 2009, 9:54 AM
Join the Daily News' Rich Hofmann for a live Eagles chat at 1:30. Read more

Game 5 is the hardest

Monday, November 2, 2009, 5:36 PM
Having spent about an hour looking at old World Series records, you will forgive me if I'm a tiny bit off here. But it will be only a tiny bit, and the lesson remains: That is, that Game 5 will be the hardest game for the Phillies. It is a little bit complicated because all of the World Series have... Read more

Eagles hold up their end

Sunday, November 1, 2009, 4:06 PM
Prior to today, the greatest day in Philadelphia sports history was Sunday, October 19, 1980. It was a day that began as this one did, with an astounding Eagles victory. This one in 2009 -- Eagles 40, Giants 17 -- was borderline absurd. I mean, nobody saw this coming. This was a game for first place... Read more
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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 Reach Rich at

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