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Sarah Palin, Sportscaster (with clip)

Friday, August 29, 2008, 10:16 PM
As it turns out, Sarah Palin -- governor of Alaska, now John McCain's choice to be his vice-presidential running mate -- once aspired to a higher calling. That's right, she wanted to be a sportscaster. The details are still a little fuzzy, but the reporting so far is that, after graduating from the... Read more

Eagles Odds and Ends and Odds

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 6:38 PM
A guy from Bodog sent me these odds on different Eagles stuff. For amusement purposes only, etc. Odds to win the Super Bowl, 25-1. Odds to win the NFC Championship, 10-1. Odds to win the NFC East, 7-2. Over/under on Donovan McNabb starts, 14. Over/under on Brian Westbrook rushing yards, 1,230... Read more

Eagles-Jets, Summer Sham

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 9:51 AM
What does it say about your league that you are so afraid to play your players in an exhibition game? What does it say about the state of the NFL that people would label you as crazy for even thinking about using a real player in the last preseason game of the summer? Which is the state we are all... Read more

The Chooch Corner

Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 6:33 PM
No runs, no hits, no balls hit in his direction -- that was how Carlos Ruiz's inning as the Phillies' third baseman began on Tuesday night. It was the top of the ninth inning of what turned out to be a 13-inning, 8-7 Phillies' victory. In order to preserve Eric Bruntlett as the last available pinch-hitter... Read more

Rollins Stokes Mets Rivalry (Updated)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 10:56 AM
After the big comeback, after the Phils erased a 7-0 deficit and beat the Mets by 8-7 in 13 innings last night, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins strongly suggested that some unspecified-but-premature celebration by the Mets worked to ignite the Phillies' rally from oblivion. "The other team... Read more

Rollins Stokes Mets Rivalry

Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 3:20 AM
After the big comeback, after the Phils erased a 7-0 deficit and beat the Mets by 8-7 in 13 innings last night, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins strongly suggested that some unspecified-but-premature celebration by the Mets worked to ignite the Phillies' rally from oblivion. "The other team... Read more

Name That QB

Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 7:11 PM
Consider: J.D. McGillicuddy J.D. Durbin J.D. Salinger S.A. Paolantonio J.R. Monaghan J.C. Romero P.J. Whelihan T.J. Bohn V.S. Naipaul J.T. O'Sullivan R.J. Swindle M.G. Missanelli P.F. Chang J.A. Happ R.L. Stine The list above contains the names of five Phillies, four restaurants, three best-selling... Read more

The Brett Myers Moment

Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 8:44 AM
The 0-2 pitch to Jeff Kent was a strike, by all television appearances. The 1-2 pitch was a strike, too. But the umpire disagreed. Top of the seventh, bases loaded, one out, Brett Myers was holding a 3-0 lead over the Dodgers last night. Kent should have been struck out twice but the count was 2-2... Read more

Joe Biden, Eagles fan

Monday, August 25, 2008, 8:06 PM
Last year, Time magazine did a Q&A thing with the spouses of Democratic presidential candidates and Jill Biden was asked to name the TV show that she and her husband tried not to miss. She said, "Philadelphia Eagles games!" Which makes you wonder, now that Joe Biden is preparing for the... Read more

Phillies: Ignition?

Monday, August 25, 2008, 9:37 AM
August 10th passed this year, as usual, without comment. But it remains the anniversary of one of the great days in Phillies history. On that day in 1980, between games of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh, Phils manager Dallas Green unleashed the tirade that launched a World Series. It was loud enough... 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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