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.
This week, the Daily News' Rich Hofmann opines on the historic value of Roy Halladay's no-hitter, the chances the Eagles can win the next two games without Michael Vick and whether the Flyers can repeat as Eastern Conference champions.