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Archive: August, 2011

Hold those lawn chairs a bit longer

Sunday, August 7, 2011, 7:30 PM
The Phillies haven’t climbed Mount Lince-Cain yet, but at least they got out of base camp this weekend. After flailing away to a spectacular lack of sucess against the Giants duo in Philadelphia last month, the Fightin’s weren’t exactly a juggernaut in Frisco the last two days, either... Read more

Shed no tears for Bryant McKinnie

Thursday, August 4, 2011, 12:15 AM
The Woodbury High grad obviously didn't care about his NFL career. So why should you? The most surprising thing about McKinnie's abrupt departure from the Minnesota Vikings was how many of his teammates agreed with the move. After going downhill rapidly last season, McKinnie vowed to hire a personal... Read more

Even the players loved NFL Madness

Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 12:37 AM
Thoughts while wondering whatever became of the brainless reports that the Eagles would lure Brett Favre off his muddy tractor in Mississippi to back up Michael Vick. Or want to. KEEP IN MIND. Remember the name Brett Wallace. It’ll come up later. THE NFL's NEW TOY. Am I the only one who thinks... Read more
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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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