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Archive: September, 2008

Pacman Doubts Eagles

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 10:13 AM
It doesn't usually take much to get this week started, this Eagles-Cowboys week. Thankfully, Adam "Pacman" Jones, a newcomer to the festivities, has gotten into the spirit. The Dallas Morning News, on its website, asked Jones -- a defensive back -- about the trio of 100-yard receivers... Read more

Eagles Super Bowl Reservations

Monday, September 8, 2008, 10:43 AM
We here at Dr. Z Travel, a full-service agency, felt it was time to lay out your options for a trip to Tampa and Super Bowl XLIII. You know, just in case. The game is scheduled for Sunday, February 1. You want to go in on the previous Thursday. That would give you 72 hours pre-game to sample all... Read more

A Star is Born?

Sunday, September 7, 2008, 4:03 PM
Remember all of that talk, a lot of it from me, about how rookie receivers in the NFL in general, and with the Eagles in particular, just cannot be expected to have a major impact at the very beginning of their careers. Well, forget all of that. As they say in the movies, "Sweetheart, get me... Read more

Linc Turf Report

Friday, September 5, 2008, 3:56 PM
It's about 10 am here at the Linc, the sun bright, the temperatures cool. And looking down from the press box, at the turf itself and at people walking around, it appears as if the field has survived Temple, Connecticut and Hanna in good shape. But could appearances be deceiving? Yes. The real test... Read more

"Vladimir Putin Is Chase Utley"

Thursday, September 4, 2008, 10:05 PM
Quote, "Vladimir Putin is Chase Utley." The question is the identity of the speaker Was it Charlie Manuel? Jerry Manuel? Shane Victorino? Anna Kournikova? Nikolai Gogol? George W. Bush? Evgeni Malkin? Mrs. Putin? Mikheil Saakashvili? Condoleezza Rice? Alas, it was none of the... Read more

Phillies: Glug...glug...?

Thursday, September 4, 2008, 11:00 AM
Doing the oddsmaking thing as we sit again on the edge of the sink, listening for the first sickening gurgle to emerge from the proverbial drain as the Phillies head to Shea Stadium. If the Phils were to get swept this weekend by the Mets, they would be dead. They would be six games behind the Mets... Read more

Hamels To Start vs. Mets; Republic Secure

Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 5:30 PM
Word from Dave Murphy in Washington is that Cole Hamels will start Sunday against the Mets after all, taking the place of Kyle Kendrick. Apologies may be addressed to Hamels, c/o The Phillies, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia. This was all so premature. This was all so Philadelphia. Anyway, here... Read more

Hold It on Hamels

Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 1:27 PM
As he stood there in the visiting clubhouse in Nationals Park last night, Cole Hamels had not been asked by his manager if he would pitch on Sunday against the Mets in New York, which would result in the skipping of Kyle Kendrick's turn in the rotation. He wasn't given the opportunity to say yes... Read more

Eagles' Empty Ring Fingers

Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 7:28 PM
Three Eagles have Super Bowl rings. Only three. There was a time when NFL teams would sometimes add a guy or two onto the back end of their rosters because they had winning experience. It was when money didn't matter so much, and teamwork and team intangibles seemed to matter a lot more. You could... Read more

Phillies Season on the Brink

Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 10:07 AM
The Phillies could lose this thing in the next six days if they aren't careful. It is not still early. Sitting two games behind the Mets with 24 games to play is not dire but it is damn close. That they are better off than they were last September, when they came from seven games behind the Mets... Read more
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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 Reach Rich at

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