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Eagles chat surprise

Eagles chat surprise.

Eagles chat surprise

Did an Eagles chat this afternoon.

One hour.

Thirty-eight questions.

Only two about Donovan McNabb.

Now, a producer selects the questions from a longer list. There might have been a higher percentage of McNabb questions in the whole list -- there probably were; I only gave it a quick scan during the chat -- but it wasn't a lot more. And I'm sitting here trying to figure out if there is a lesson in there somewhere.

Because, on the one hand, as I've said many times, all you have to do is belch McNabb's name in a column to get people to read it. One of the most-read stories the other day on philly.com was a recapitulation of McNabb's post on yardbarker.com. On the other hand, though, there seems to be a lot of interest now in the Eagles' new draft class and the reconfiguring of the offense and the rest.

I'm not sure what to make of it.

Rich Hofmann Daily News Sports Columnist
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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.

Rich Hofmann Daily News Sports Columnist
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