The Idle Rich Archive: October, 2008

Eagles remain alive

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The Eagles arrived in San Francisco injured -- both physically and made a little bit psychologically. They came here with a 2-3 record, without... Read more

Phils grab control

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That there was sadness mixed with the joy goes without saying. Because, yes, the Phillies took a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship... Read more

Phils grab Game 1

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People grab games at this time of year and make them theirs. They take them, literally. It is a sport that is decided by moments -- by blinks... Read more

Rollins calm before the storm

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As someone who lives his life in such a relaxed state that many people mistake it for a coma, I tend to recognize most of the signs. And while... Read more

LA Times calls us "Angryville"

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Some people make it so easy. There is little to be done here but reprint the first few paragraphs of the column T.J. Simers wrote for Thursday's... Read more

Phils slight NLCS favorites

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A guy from Bodog sent me (and a few thousand other sportswriters, I imagine) some betting odds for the Phillies-Dodgers series, and there is... Read more

Rest Westbrook

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We have all seen this movie before. We have all seen the Eagles start slowly. Because of that, frustration makes more sense as an emotion than... Read more

Why not the Phils?

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Last spring, during their long and unexpected run in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Flyers had t-shirts made up that recounted a conversation... Read more

Blanton in Game 4 the right move

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There is no question that Joe Blanton should be the Phillies' starter in Game 4. None. To do anything else would not just signal a whiff of... Read more

The Interference Rule

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The play from Game 3 that everyone will talk about came in the ninth inning, Pedro Feliz hit a ground ball to third base with bases loaded and... Read more