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Archive: January, 2009

Eagles' Eckel takes in WIP's Wing Bowl

Saturday, January 31, 2009, 12:50 PM
"There are times in every man's life when he questions how exactly he got to a certain point. This is one of those times for me." That's a direct quote from me during our live chat at the Wing Bowl Friday morning. It started with a 2:50 a.m. wake-up call, and included highlights such as... Read more

Share your thoughts on Johnson

Thursday, January 29, 2009, 4:44 PM
This afternoon, The Inquirer and Daily News reported that Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson is battling cancer. I thought we could use the space here as a forum to share your thoughts and show your support for Johnson during this difficult time. I’ll get things started. During the last... Read more

Was McNabb booed at Sixers game?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 3:35 PM
I received an e-mail from reader Aaron earlier this week, asking if Donovan McNabb was booed or cheered when he was in attendance at last weekend's Sixers-Knicks game at the Wachovia Center. I wasn't watching the game, but a quick Google search turned up a couple different results. From the Associated... Read more

Could Giants make play for Boldin?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 8:28 AM
New York Daily News columnist Gary Myers suggested earlier this week that Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin would be a nice fit to replace Plaxico Burress with the Giants: He has two years remaining on his four-year $22.75 million deal that pays him $2.75 million and $3 million in the next two seasons... Read more

Banner: Change is not on the way

Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 8:31 PM
The theme of tonight's Comcast SportsNet interview with Eagles president Joe Banner was that change is not coming to the franchise. Don't expect an elite wide receiver. Don't look for the Kevin Kolb era to begin. And don't expect Andy Reid to be headed out of town anytime soon. I wrote a couple posts... Read more

Banner's Madden/Reid comparison

Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 10:38 AM
E-mail from friend and loyal blog reader Lemur this morning: You should have included the part of the Banner interview where he compares Madden to Reid…it was ridiculous…he said Madden coached the Raiders for 10 years, like Reid, and went to 5 AFC championship games, like Reid, and won... Read more

Banner: We can win with Reid, McNabb

Monday, January 26, 2009, 11:24 PM
Following the Eagles' NFC championship loss to the Cardinals, Joe Banner raised some eyebrows with his comments about Donovan McNabb and Andy Reid. "What do they say? If you keep doing the same thing over and over and expect a different result, you're kind of kidding yourself," Banner told... Read more

T.O. gets VH1 reality show

Monday, January 26, 2009, 10:35 PM
Last week, we told you about Michael Irvin's reality show, which will feature contestants competing for a chance to get on the Cowboys' training camp roster. This week, it's Terrell Owens. That's right. T.O. will be featured on a VH1 series this summer that examines his life off the field. Per the... Read more

No 10 observations today

Monday, January 26, 2009, 2:10 PM
For the first time since the end of August, there was no "10 observations" post on Moving the Chains this Monday morning. And yesterday, for the first time since the end of August, there was no football. There were NBA games on TV. And I hear there was an NHL All-Star Game, although I have... Read more

McNabb too good for Philly?

Sunday, January 25, 2009, 6:55 PM
That's what at least one writer thinks. Allen Wilson of The Buffalo News wrote a column last week (that we somehow missed here at MTC) in which he said Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is too good for Philadelphia, and he wishes the Birds would get rid of him. The Philadelphia Eagles said Monday that... Read more
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