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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

Double Failure Doomed Reid

Monday, October 10, 2011, 1:51 PM
The fans organizing an October Revolution to oust Andy Reid are missing what has already gone down. What will get Reid out at the end of this season happened Sunday --- the Eagles' gutless failure to replace the craven Phillies as the town's darlings. Now both of them are shown to be losers. The... Read more

This World Series run will be a bear!

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 12:27 PM
If the Phillies win the World Series this year they'll have earned it. No more playing out-manned Milwaukee, the choking Dodgers or the just-happy-to-be-there Rays. They had an easy projected path for a week or so, hoping to play the gagging Braves, the happy-to-be-there D'Backs and the ultra-chokers... Read more

Hitters, pitchers, the Phillies and Temple

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 2:11 PM
Baseball awards, why you won't read a Phillies prediction here and a quick look at college football. There are two serious debates in major league baseball on the season's final day. One is whether Justin Verlander of Detroit should win both the AL Cy Young and MVP awards, a feat not accomplished... 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

Get some backbone, Big East!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 11:13 PM
Why doesn’t the Big East stop whining and show some backbone by going after Duke and North Carolina from the ACC? Instead of worrying about which football rats are going to flee the sinking ship, grab Kansas from the Big Leftover and build a basketball conference to rival Tobacco Road. If... 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

Hey -- at least it's only September

Monday, September 5, 2011, 12:07 AM
Angry reactions heard after Sunday’s emotional Phillies loss. 1. Somebody has to get Cowboy Joe West under control. Don't forget -- this is a sport run by a cadaver, Bud Selig. 2. Charlie Manuel made a huge mistake by asking for a review of Hunter Pence’s drive to the top of wall. By... 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
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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