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Archive: September, 2008

More T.O. on Donovan; Will This Week Never End?

Sunday, September 14, 2008, 5:39 PM
And on the seventh day, Terrell Owens still says that Donovan McNabb was jealous. This time on ESPN, this morning, talking to Suzy Kolber: “I think there may have been a little jealousy, as the fact that sometimes I took a little bit of the limelight off them. You got 60 odd thousand people... Read more

T.O.'s New Book

Saturday, September 13, 2008, 10:30 AM
You find the strangest things when you actually go into the office and clean out your mailbox. That is a semi-weekly/monthly chore for most sportswriters, who -- truth be told -- would never go in if they didn't want to be sure that their expense report receipts were received in good order. Anyway... Read more

Eagles, Entourage, Etc.

Friday, September 12, 2008, 3:51 PM
Father and son, sportswriter and sportswriter-in-training, emailing. Rich: Well, your two favorite teams had their openers last Sunday. Who's going to have the better season, the Eagles or Entourage? Rich Jr.: Well, after one week, both teams got off to very strong starts. I actually think that... Read more

Eagles Need TO's (Turnovers, That Is)

Friday, September 12, 2008, 10:30 AM
Fun is fun, and the Rams are the Rams, and this is pretty simple: if the Eagles can't force a couple of turnovers against the Cowboys on Monday night at Texas Stadium, they cannot win. It was the story of last season, when the Eagles forced fewer turnovers than any NFL team. It has been the mantra... Read more

Saint Tony Romo

Thursday, September 11, 2008, 3:26 PM
"Hard Knocks," the HBO show that Donovan McNabb insists on calling "Hard Knock Life," did a good job of humanizing the Dallas Cowboys this summer. Tony Romo, already pretty likable -- when people aren't making fun of/lusting after his girlfriend -- became even more so. And now... Read more

Lito Sheppard, Cowboy Killer

Thursday, September 11, 2008, 1:36 PM
For the Eagles, there are big games, bigger games and Dallas games. They are the biggest of them all -- oh, you've heard? -- and in those games, Lito Sheppard has been a giant (you should excuse the expression). Sheppard has started nine games against the Cowboys in his career. In those games, he... Read more

Eagles' Billion Dollar Dilemma

Thursday, September 11, 2008, 7:57 AM
The rankings are out, again. The headline on the story said that, according to Forbes magazine, the average NFL team is now worth just north of $1 billion. So pat yourselves on the back. You were wrong last December when you were beating yourself up about throwing away all of this money on an 8-8 team... Read more

The Price of Gasoline

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 7:08 PM
The eighth inning is killing the Phillies; this just in. The bridge to Brad Lidge is out, washed away. You wonder how the Phillies are going to get it repaired in time. Brett Myers left a 3-3 game in the eighth inning this evening against the Florida Marlins. He left with only one out and two runners... Read more

Philadelphia Sports Cemetery

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 11:07 AM
Somehow, the owners of a soccer team in Germany have dreamed up a revenue stream that has eluded the owners of Philadelphia's sports teams. The German soccer club Hamburger SV, in the Bundesliga, has opened a cemetery within view of its stadium. The entrance to the cemetery, which is actually part... Read more

Why Mo Cheeks Matters

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 3:00 PM
Ed Stefanski has now put the final piece in place. With the extending of coach Mo Cheeks' contract, the Sixers' general manager has dotted the last i and crossed the last t. He has wrought a revolution around here in the last few months, and he has ended the first act wisely. Stefanski arrived... 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 hofmanr@phillynews.com Reach Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com.

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