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Archive: June, 2009

The US soccer verdict

Sunday, June 28, 2009, 7:18 PM
Because it's soccer, it doesn't matter if you gag up a 2-goal halftime lead! Everybody gets a trophy! Congrats! Read more

McNabb mourns MJ

Friday, June 26, 2009, 6:34 PM
In his blog, Donovan McNabb mourns the passing of Michael Jackson. Here's the entry: Like most of the rest of the world I am devastated by the news of Michael Jackson’s death. Ironically, I am in Los Angeles for a few days between shooting a commercial and attending a teammate’s wedding... Read more

Jennings 10th to Milwaukee (UPDATED)

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 2:45 PM
UPDATED: Jennings has slipped far enough that he isn't coming to the green room. From his agent, Bill Duffy: "Because we do not have a strong grasp of Brandon's draft position, I've advised that he and his family enjoy this day in a more private setting with the people he loves the most. Brandon... Read more

Flyers in Fenway? It's because of you

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 7:14 PM
Based on all of the reporting that had been done up to this week, the NHL wanted the Washington Capitals to play the Boston Bruins in Fenway Park on New Year's Day. The league wanted another showcase of Alex Ovechkin, one of the league's signature player, its most exciting offensive player. Instead... Read more

The most irreplaceable Eagles player?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 10:16 AM
This idea comes from Matt Mosley's NFC East blog at ESPN.com, by way of Football Outsiders. Anyway, they did a thing where they picked the 10 most irreplaceable players in the NFL. Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning was No. 1, and Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware was No. 2. There were no Eagles... Read more

Now Condrey to the DL?

Monday, June 22, 2009, 9:11 PM
The first report came from ESPN's Jayson Stark (I'd give you the link, but you need to be an Insider subscriber kind of guy). I am awaiting confirmation from the club and have left a message. But the news is ominous: Clay Condrey is headed to the disabled list tomorrow, the third Phillies reliever... Read more

Reid and Childress gone fishing

Monday, June 22, 2009, 10:20 AM
In the Twin Cities, they are on all-Favre, all-the-time duty. As rumors continue to swirl, there is the belief that if something is going to be announced, it won't be this week -- because Vikings coach Brad Childress and Eagles coach Andy Reid have headed to Alaska for a week-long fishing trip. The... Read more

T.O, Romo and McNabb

Friday, June 19, 2009, 12:20 PM
There's a story on Yahoo! about Terrell Owens and his exit from the Cowboys. It quotes Stephen Jones, son of owner Jerry and the guy who runs a lot of what goes on in Dallas these days. It seems to me, Jones hits it just right -- because it sounds so much like the reality the Eagles faced back when... Read more


Thursday, June 18, 2009, 11:50 AM
The hits keep coming. Now, pretty much out of nowhwere, a lingering groin problem that nobody mentioned for months has landed Phillies leftfielder Raul Ibanez on the disabled list. From here, the glass is starting to look a little less half-full. The starting pitching has begun to revert, unable... Read more

McNabb's contract: 1 year of peace

Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 11:06 AM
Haven't had a chance to write much about the big wet kiss that the Eagles gave Donovan McNabb last week. We all know the basics: that the Eagles threw about $5 million at their quarterback, in the year after he was benched and felt disrespected by the club, in an attempt to keep everybody happy and... 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 hofmanr@phillynews.com Reach Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com.

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