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Archive: February, 2009

Brian Dawkins, 1996-2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009, 2:53 PM
(UPDATED with this contract observation: Reports are that the Denver deal is for five years but, stripped away, it is two years and $9 million if the Broncos want it that way, or $4.5 million per year. By contrast, Dawkins' cap number last year with the Eagles was reportedly a little bit north of $3... Read more

The Andrews Brothers

Friday, February 27, 2009, 1:07 PM
If Stacy Andrews is a player, the Eagles are in the process of getting themselves a double-bonus -- something they are never likely to admit, not wanting to insult Shawn Andrews, he of the mental-health issues. But when you bring in the brother of Shawn Andrews to play next to him on the offensive... Read more

Does McNabb want out?

Monday, February 23, 2009, 8:28 PM
Why, it seems like just yesterday that people were calling him a company man. My, how our Donovan has grown! Gone are the days when Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb asks for offensive weapons on Monday and then claims he was really asking for weapons in every phase of the game on Tuesday. Forgotten... Read more

John Stevens, Ironman

Monday, February 23, 2009, 1:08 PM
Well, the Rangers gassed Tom Renney on Tuesday; so reports the New York Daily News. All of which means that Flyers coach John Stevens moves up another rung. Stevens is in his second full season as the Flyers' coach. He now has the third-longest tenure in the NHL's Eastern Conference. It seems impossible... Read more

A sports void

Friday, February 20, 2009, 8:55 AM
I have been to 25 Super Bowls and six Olympic Games. I have been to the NBA Finals and seen Michael Jordan and I have been to hockey church, the Stanley Cup Finals in the Montreal Forum. I saw Bird and Magic at the Final Four as a kid (along with those Cinderella Penn Quakers), and I saw Magic a generation... Read more

A-Rod's favorite movie

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 9:55 AM
Yes, this: Read more

Flyers fans voted most disruptive

Friday, February 6, 2009, 4:45 PM
ESPN.com polled 193 NHL players on all 30 teams on a variety of questions. One of them concerned which fans in the league were the most disruptive. You know who won. In a landslide. Fully 24 percent of the players surveyed said that Flyers fans were the most disruptive fans in the league. Next closest... Read more

Barry Bonds, defendant

Friday, February 6, 2009, 12:17 PM
For the third time in his career, Barry Bonds stood before a judge yesterday and pleaded not guilty. He walked past a pack of reporters on the way into the court room, many undoubtedly carrying copies of the newly-released documents, hundreds of pages purporting to prove the opposite. Bonds did not care... Read more

Arizona's final complaint

Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 10:28 PM
Truth is, I might very well have thrown something at the television if one of the officials had thrown a penalty flag on this one, but the rulebook says that the Steelers got away with one at the end of the Super Bowl. No, I'm not talking about the fumble at the very end. I think they got that one right... Read more

Steelers' No. 1 Fan

Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 9:35 AM
After Sunday, it has to be this guy, Antonio Alfonseca, doesn't it? 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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