The Idle Rich Archive: September, 2008

Defending Andy Reid, again

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It is a lonely, singular burden, that of being Andy Reid's defense attorney. But I soldier on. The subject today is replay challenges, and... Read more

Eagles Red Zone Redux

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As we begin the ritual dismemberment of Andy Reid, I have start with a personal confession: I don't tend to criticize individual play calls... Read more

Dealing with life without Westbrook

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CHICAGO - "The scoreboard is frozen," referee Walt Coleman announced to the crowd at Soldier Field. It was early in the fourth quarter... Read more

Phils celebrate through the ages

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1950: 1980: 1983: 1993: 2007: Next? Read more

Piniella hands one to Mets

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My night began with a post about how Cubs manager Lou Piniella was resting three of his biggest bats -- Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee and Alfonso... Read more

Piniella hates Phils, Brewers

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You know how, especially in baseball, they talk about the integrity of the game, and the importance of respecting other teams, and respecting... Read more

Phils need to hurry

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Things are still fine for the Phillies. Really, they are. With a magic number of three for both the division title (over the Mets) and the... Read more

Why Reid and Banner matter

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Now in their 10th year together, Andy Reid and Joe Banner seem like a part of the furniture around here -- you know, the comfortable chair... Read more

Happ on post-season roster?

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I don't expect the Phillies to answer the question because they have no reason to answer it yet. But they do have the ability to add J.A... Read more

Red Zone Blues

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Sifting through three weeks of stats has a meaningless quality to it, true enough. The number really don't begin to make any sense until... Read more