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Archive: November, 2011

For Eagles, a total disaster

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 7:27 PM
This day will be remembered as a complete and total disaster for the Eagles. There is no other way to view it. It was a day when DeSean Jackson dropped three passes, two of them in the end zone, one more timid than the next. It was a day when the crowd twice chanted two words that they have not chanted... Read more

Eagles defense finally holds a lead

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 11:33 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eagles 17, Giants 10. Another fourth quarter lead. Two minutes, 45 seconds left. After the kickoff, 91 yards to protect. This time, finally, the lead held. The Eagles did give up 70 of those 91 yards, including a 47-yard pass to Victor Cruz. But in the end, they made the... Read more

Hofmann's three big answers

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 10:39 AM
CineSport's Noah Coslov asks the Daily News' Rich Hofmann the 3 biggest questions in Philadelphia sports. This week they talk about Jerry Sandusky, Papelbon signing with the Phillies, and Andy Reid's status. Read more

Eagles collapse again

Sunday, November 13, 2011, 4:25 PM
It was a spectacularly bad game. It was a game so terrible that, sources say, the NFL’s marketing office has already requested every available copy of the film and prepared the kindling for a bonfire. And it might just have been the end of the Eagles’ season. It was a day when the Eagles... Read more

Awaiting Paterno's end

Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 1:19 PM
Old people are not great sleepers, as a rule. Whether it is a physical phenomenon or a nightly dance with the looming inevitable probably depends upon the person. In Joe Paterno’s house, we can only wonder. The lights go off and the thick lenses are laid upon the night table and the most private... Read more

Bears maul Eagles

Monday, November 7, 2011, 11:58 PM
Andy Reid was furious. Referee Scott Green had just cost the Eagles four points because of a roughing the passer call that he had made on defensive end Jason Babin, prolonging an extinguished drive. What should have been a Chicago Bears field goal in the last minute of the first half ended up being... 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 Reach Rich at

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