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Archive: August, 2009

1 p.m.: Live Eagles chat

Friday, August 28, 2009, 8:26 AM
Join the Daily News' Rich Hofmann for a live Eagles chat at 1 p.m. He'll take your questions on Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook and whatever else is on your mind. Read more

Redefining Lidge

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 11:49 AM
Well, we can all pretty much agree that pitching Brad Lidge on four consecutive days is officially a bad idea. It is safe to assume that, after Tuesday night's conflagration in Pittsburgh, that Phils manager Charlie Manuel won't be running Lidge out there back to back to back to back anymore. But... Read more


Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 12:04 PM
Because prodigal football celebrities, like plane crashes and movie-actor deaths, come in threes, and seeing as how Brett Favre -- according to an ESPN report, and pending a physical -- has now joined Michael Vick among the NFL's newly employed, there is only one possible third candidate: John Madden... Read more

Odds on Vick

Monday, August 17, 2009, 7:13 PM
Because you can bet on anything these days, even outside of the state of Delaware, the following odds on different Michael Vick propositions arrive courtesy of bodog.com. How many games will Michael Vick be suspended for? Over 4 Games Even Under 4 Games ... Read more

Giants' reaction to Vick

Friday, August 14, 2009, 1:06 PM
It was just a coincidence, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said, that he had his defense practicing against the Wildcat offense on the morning after the Eagles signed Michael Vick. "It was," Coughlin said. "It really was. These schedules are made well in advance." He wasn't lying --... Read more

Pedro has to be better

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 11:11 AM
Once they acquired Pedro Martinez, the Phillies owed it to themselves to find out. Once that was established, they owed it to the team to adjust the starting rotation in the manner that best allowed the team to win -- which meant that Jamie Moyer was the odd man out. Most everybody seems to agree with... Read more

Moyer speaks his mind

Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 9:57 PM
Jamie Moyer spoke his mind on Tuesday. This is good. Moyer said he was "disheartened" by the decision to yank him out of the Phillies' starting rotation. He said he had been "misled" during off-season contract negotiations with the club, when this kind of scenario was raised and... 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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