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TO a TV star, Mikell impresses, and Collins is back

Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 7:38 PM
While Terrell Owens idles away his time waiting to get back into the NFL, the loquacious receiver has focused his attention on his more natural career — acting. Owens, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament and had surgery in early April, filmed an episode of the USA sitcom Necessary Roughness... Read more

Why Jim Thome belongs in the Hall of Fame

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 12:11 AM
It seems like a silly discussion, since only seven others have done what the big, friendly farm boy did on Monday night. But the question has been raised repeatedly this season, and not just by the culls and rejects who support so much of what passes for talk radio in this town, but by serious sports... Read more

Charlie Manuel, Flipping the Bird and Talkin’ About Practice

Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 11:29 PM
Is it just me, or is Charlie Manuel’s slavish devotion to his veterans getting as irritating as a Red Sox-Yankees game? Clearly the manager wants to find out if Brad Lidge can be of any help in the post-season and the only good thing about that is he did so on August 8th. Lidge’s tottering... Read more

Cap Management Champions

Monday, August 8, 2011, 9:32 PM
If you were wondering how the Eagles could afford the number of top free agents they signed a week ago, put it down to exquisite cap management. The league has capped each team at $120.38 million but, according to Peter King of, the Eagles will have $125.58 million to spend. That includes $2... 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

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