The Idle Rich Archive: December, 2008

Shanahan, Reid very different

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The news came as a shock: the Denver Broncos fired Mike Shanahan. The initial reaction: if Shanahan could get it in the back, could Andy Reid? Short... Read more

Eagles draft 22nd, 28th (maybe)

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The NFL has published the preliminary order for the 2009 draft. The Eagles have two picks, their own (No. 22) and that of the Carolina Panthers... Read more

Vikes have 20,000 tickets for sale

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The Vikings have put out the word: They need you! Well, maybe not you, but they need warm bodies to fill the Metrodome. The team has announced... Read more

McNabb's motivation

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It is a dynamic as old as sports, the circling of the wagons (or, in the modern day, the circling of the Escalades). A pro team comes back from... Read more

Eagles finally soar

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Two decades ago -- 20 years ago, just about to the week -- the Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys on the final day of the 1988 season. They needed... Read more

Eagles lacking star power

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Criticizing the play-calling is this city's guilty pleasure, like watching "Cheaters" or "Blind Date." But even on days... Read more

Sixteen straight passes?

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You may have heard that I generally don't think this play-calling business, this Andy Reid penchant for throwing the ball, is that big a deal... Read more

Disaster strikes Eagles

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Disaster does not begin to describe this. When have the Eagles ever come up so inept in a big spot? And when has it ever been so agonizingly... Read more

Cowboys' loss ramifications

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For the Cowboys and their fans, their Saturday night loss to the Baltimore was devastating. For the Eagles and their fans, it was not quite... Read more

Without Brand, begin Operation Sammy

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The news might seem like a thunderbolt to the Sixers, that Elton Brand will be missing for a month with a fracture and a torn labrum in his shoulder... Read more