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Welcome to 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 11:47 PM
Am I the only guy the country who thinks that: 1. The Phillies are in major trouble for 2012? The last time I looked Ryan Howard was writhing on the ground with a torn achilles tendon and his 116 RBIs won’t be available until deep into the season. And Raul Ibanez’s 84 RBIs were let... Read more

The Cheeseburger goes the low comedy route

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 4:53 PM
Andy Reid is hilarious. Catch his new standup act at a comedy club near you! Failing rapidly as a head coach, the soon-to-be ex-coach is branching out into a whole new career! Can tap dancing and juggling be far behind? The possibilities for thigh-slapping Andy humor are endless: Why are the Phillies... Read more

Welcome to State College, Eagles fans!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 12:19 AM
Welcome to the club, Eagles fans. Now you know how Penn State fans have felt for the last 13 years — the problem is the coach and he’s untouchable. Venting your spleen against Andy Reid may be fun and internally satisfying, but it doesn’t change a damm thing in the real world. ... Read more

Is Eight Enough?

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 12:24 AM
IT’S ABOUT TIME: It took tough guy Cole Hamels to say what every pitcher on the staff was thinking after Saturday’s craven display by the Phillies non-hitters. Hamels – perhaps the least likely guy in the clubhouse to call out his teammates – couldn’t stand it after the... Read more

Lots of stuff to think about

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 12:24 AM
Things to think about. DOES Ryan Madson ever retire the first batter? NOW THAT weather has officially replaced football as the buzz topic in Happy Valley, can we get Joe Paterno to gracefully retire? BREAKING NEWS: The Union played a gripping 0-0 tie with the Portland Timbers on Saturday. SINCE... Read more

Awaiting Alabama

Saturday, September 3, 2011, 10:53 PM
QUESTION NO. 1. Now that Penn State has subdued that old terror Indiana State, proving we can compete with Villanova and Delaware at the upper reaches of the coveted Football Championship Subdivisions, is there a ray of hope for a breakout victory next week vs. the 'pros in waiting' from Alabama? ... Read more

Favre to Indianapolis is just rumor

Monday, August 22, 2011, 7:47 PM
This is how rumors get started in the zany world of Twitter, text messaging and emails from smart phones. On Saturday morning, Colts owner Jim Irsay said it was not definite that Peyton Manning (who is recovering from neck surgery) would be able to start the season opener. On Saturday afternoon,... Read more

Paterno will have to face the Sandusky situation

Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 1:07 AM
One day later this week some reporter is going to ask the question all Penn State fans have been dreading since March. "What did Joe Paterno know, and when did he know it?" The question refers to the on-going grand jury investigation of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who... Read more
About this blog
Don McKee arrived at the white Inquirer building the same month (August of 1974) that Richard Nixon departed the White House, but claims no connection. He has covered Penn State football, the Flyers of Fred Shero, the Eagles of Dick Vermeil and backed up several beats. After 25 years covering high school sports in three cities and two states, he says the only teams he is allowed to root for are Conrad Weiser High School and Penn State, his two alma maters. LIKES: Straight talk. HATES: Spin doctoring and mindless devotion to conventional wisdom. Reach Don at dmckee@phillynews.com.

Don McKee
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