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The L-Train's joyous ride

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 4:31 PM
KANSAS CITY -- “Everybody’s blowing me up,” Lionel Simmons was saying, standing in a hallway outside of the La Salle locker room on Friday evening. The Explorers had just won their second NCAA Tournament game and Simmons motioned to his phone and started reeling off the names: Bobby... Read more

Video: Roy Halladay's concern, Andrew Bynum's replacements, Philly teams in NCAA Tournament

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 10:56 AM
CineSport's Noah Coslov asks the Daily News' Rich Hofmann about his concern level for Roy Halladay, the Sixers' future without Andrew Bynum, and the Philly teams in the NCAA Tournament. Read more

The 2013 Roy Halladay narrative

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 1:23 PM
It can already be written -- about the Phillies, and Roy Halladay, and the 2013 season. After what happened on Wednesday, when Halladay threw behind Washington’s Tyler Moore in retaliation for Stephen Strasburg hitting Chase Utley with a pitch, the narrative was set up -- and the narrative rules... Read more

Video: Reasons for optimism about the Phillies

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 11:57 AM
Ryan Howard is looking healthy again, but are the Phillies in good shape heading into the season? CineSport's Noah Coslov talks with Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann about the latest Spring Training happenings. Read more

Video: '86 Eagles: Best Philly Team to Cover

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 12:04 PM
What was it like to cover Buddy Ryan and the '86 Eagles? Will Jonathan Papelbon cause issues in the Phillies clubhouse? CineSport's Noah Coslov & the Daily News' Rich Hoffman discuss this & Andrew Bynum. Read more

The day they chanted JVR... JVR...

Monday, February 25, 2013, 1:11 PM
I don’t know what kind of greeting James van Riemsdyk is going to receive tonight at the Wells Fargo Center when he arrives wearing the uniform of the Toronto Maple Leafs. My guess is that it will be respectful, at least at the start. But if you were in the same building on May 2, 2011, it... Read more

Penguins will go with backup goaltender vs. Flyers

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:58 AM
PITTSBURGH -- The first curveball of Wednesday night’s Flyers-Penguins game has just been thrown by Pens coach Dan Bylsma. He has decided to start backup goaltender Tomas Vokoun rather Marc-Andre Fleury. There has not been much difference in the numbers so far this season. Fleury has played... Read more

Video: Eagles QB candidates; Bynum bounce-back?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 11:02 AM
Will Dennis Dixon compete with Michael Vick for the Eagles QB job? CineSport's Noah Coslov & the Daily News' Rich Hofmann discuss this, the odds of the Sixers re-signing Bynum & Ruben Amaro Jr. Read more

Shining a Lyght on the Eagles' secondary

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 1:52 PM
There are not a lot of NFL first-round draft choices who stay in the business after retirement. The Eagles have one in Todd Lyght, their assistant defensive backs coach. He and running backs coach Duce Staley and assistant tight ends coach Justin Peele (a 10-year NFL player) are the members of Chip... Read more

Video: Three big questions for Michael Vick

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 10:42 AM
The Eagles have re-signed Michael Vick to a one-year deal worth up to $10 million. Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann chats with CineSport's Noah Coslov about whether Vick is really the Eagles' the best option at quarterback. 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 Reach Rich at

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