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Archive: May, 2012

Video: Three big questions

Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 12:25 PM
Video: Every week the Daily News' Rich Hofmann provides answers to the three biggest questions in Philadelphia sports for CineSport's Noah Coslov. This week Rich answers questions about Cole Hamels' contract situation, the Sixers' offseason plans, and what changes Michael Vick needs to make. Read more

Video: 76ers Fans Called Out; Phillies' Offense

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 11:46 AM
Video: Kevin Garnett called Sixers fans "fair-weather" after the Celtics' Game 5 victory. CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Daily News' Rich Hofmann discuss this and the Phillies' offense. Read more

What LeSean McCoy still needs to learn

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 8:56 AM
Ted Williams has been an Eagles assistant coach since 1995 and, truth be told, I cannot remember ever having a conversation with him that was longer than “how-ya-doing?” Or, “hot-enough-for-ya?” It is because Andy Reid did not allow his position coaches to speak to reporters... Read more

Nationals' Harper to Phillies fans: Boo me

Sunday, May 20, 2012, 5:40 PM
WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals rookie who was last seen stealing home after the Phillies’ Cole Hamels plunked him with a pitch, seems pretty relaxed about the whole idea of coming to Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series starting Monday. He also has a message for Philadelphia... Read more

Advice to Flyers: don't change aggressive style

Friday, May 18, 2012, 10:27 AM
It has been more than a week now since the Flyers were eliminated by the New Jersey Devils. Somewhere, coach Peter Laviolette and his staff, along with general manager Paul Holmgren, are going about the annual ritual of assessment and reassessment after you lose -- what went right, what went wrong... Read more

Three Big Answers: Can determination push Sixers past Celtics?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 12:51 PM
Video: Are the Sixers determined enough to advance to the Eastern Conference finals? Is the Astros' Brett Myers the answer to the Phillies' bullpen struggles? Will any NFL team give Donovan McNabb another chance? The Daily News' Rich Hofmann discusses. Read more

Bryzgalov flubs, Flyers fall

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 10:06 PM
And so, this is how it ends, one of those only-in-Philadelphia nights. It is a story that we pass down through the hockey generations, like baldness. The Flyers lost a playoff series to the New Jersey Devils and this will be the enduring symbol from the final game: Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov... Read more

Video: Three big questions

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 11:07 AM
Video: Every week the Daily News' Rich Hofmann provides answers to the three biggest questions in Philadelphia sports for CineSport's Noah Coslov. This week Rich answers questions about the Flyers and Sixers playoff hopes and offers his take on the Cole Hamels vs. Bryce Harper situation. Read more

Giroux suspension too harsh (UPDATED)

Monday, May 7, 2012, 3:30 PM
Well, the Flyers have their rallying cry. NHL dean of discipline Brendan Shanahan has done it. He has suspended the Flyers’ Claude Giroux for one game for a hit to the head of the Devils’ Dainius Zubrus in Game 4 of their playoff series Sunday night. Shanahan has suspended a superstar... Read more

Phillies chat with Rich Hofmann

Monday, May 7, 2012, 5:31 AM
Join Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann for a live chat about all things Phillies starting at noon Monday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post comments. 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 Reach Rich at

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