The Idle Rich Archive: January, 2009

Flyers' Forsberg flirtation done

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And so, it seems, the Flyers' annual flirtation with Peter Forsberg and his sore feet has ended. Thankfully. Forsberg says today that he won't... Read more

A legend's burden

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You first hear and you are shocked. Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson has a cancerous tumor on his spine, a recurrence of melanoma that... Read more

McNabb talks and talks and talks

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The news has undoubtedly reached Bob and Phil and Les and Domo by now. Friends and competitors, they are at the Super Bowl. They get up very... Read more

Super Bowl tickets cheap

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When the Eagles made it to the Super Bowl, I needed to buy a Super Bowl ticket for someone. You know, me, long-time sportswriter in town, somebody... Read more

Phils favored to win East

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Odds and ends as we prepare for the crushing boredom of Super Bowl XLIII (I think): According to Vegas -- all-knowing, all-seeing Vegas -- the... Read more

Blitz not enough

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Best as I can tell, the Eagles blitzed Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner 13 out of 30 pass plays. It was a ton of blitzing. Thirty percent... Read more

The weapons debate

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So let me get this straight: the Eagles just played a season in which they set a franchise record for points scored but they don't have any... Read more

The end

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A crushing loss. An impossible loss. Another NFC Championship Game, gone. The Eagles, torched early, came back. Down 24-6 at the half against... Read more

To blitz or not to blitz...

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We all know the Eagles' defense loves to blitz. We know it is part of defensive coordinator Jim Johnson's genetic code. We have seen it. We have... Read more

Tose, Blondes and the Phoenix Eagles

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The news had broken in Arizona Republic, that the Eagles were moving to Phoenix, that owner Leonard Tose was taking the franchise to the desert... Read more