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Archive: November, 2008

Still Donovan's Team

Thursday, November 27, 2008, 11:31 PM
None of us is guaranteed a future, as Donovan McNabb is well aware. No one should pretend about that, and no one is. Next year is out of the quarterback’s control. The decisions there will be made well above McNabb’s pay grade, if they haven’t been made already. The quarterback... Read more

Hoosiers' final NCAA sanction

Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 8:37 AM
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Eagles favored over Cards?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 10:20 AM
Just one more reason why I will never understand how it is possible to make money gambling on the NFL: The Eagles are three-point favorites on Thanksgiving night against the Arizona Cardinals. The Eagles can't get out of their own way right now. Their offense is in shambles. Their quarterback has... Read more

Focus now on Reid

Monday, November 24, 2008, 12:56 PM
Maybe it was going to be like this anyway -- I can't tell anymore, and I'm starting not to trust my instincts on this one. But with the big quarterback do-si-do now underway, all eyes are now fixed on Andy Reid. Like I said, maybe this was always going to be a part of the endgame. We haven't had one... Read more

End of McNabb Era

Sunday, November 23, 2008, 4:28 PM
I don't know yet what Eagles coach Andy Reid is going to say, about Donovan McNabb, about Thanksgiving night, about the future. But it is over. After his halftime benching against the Baltimore Ravens, the McNabb era in Philadelphia is over. Reid could very well keep his own counsel on this one. He... Read more

Sapp bodyslams McNabb

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 5:56 PM
It remains open season on Donovan McNabb, who didn't know last week than an NFL game could end in a tie. The latest comments come from Warren Sapp, speaking on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" along with Phil Simms. The show airs Wednesday night at 9 pm. The transcript was provided by Showtime. WARREN... Read more

What Donovan should do

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 1:20 AM
This not-knowing-the-overtime-rules business is a sideshow for Donovan McNabb. His bigger issue is the series of terribly slow starts that have plagued him in the last month. But, still, it's out there. How would I deal with it? If I were him, or his people, I would get David Letterman on the phone... Read more

Eagles' backup plan?

Monday, November 17, 2008, 9:06 AM
I am going to make a good-faith effort here to try to forget for a minute that Donovan McNabb has turned himself into a national punch line by not knowing that an NFL game can end in a tie. Although it will be hard -- the day began with "Mike and Mike" incredulous on their ESPN Radio/TV/Podcastapalooza... Read more

Eagles tie, die

Sunday, November 16, 2008, 4:49 PM
Overtime in Cincinnati. Not exactly like April in Paris, if you know what I mean. What a disaster. What an absolute disaster. This final score -- Bengals 13, Eagles 13 -- is more than a terrible result. It is the end. If you can find a way for the Eagles to get out of this mess now, you have better... Read more

Eagles playoff odds: 1 out of 3

Friday, November 14, 2008, 10:27 AM
I had pulled the number out of my, uh, pocket the other day on Daily News Live, saying that I thought the Eagles had about a one out of three chance of making the playoffs with seven games left. Turns out, my, uh, pocket has been vindicated by the number-crunchers at footballoutsiders.com. They update... 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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