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Archive: November, 2008

Crunchy Numbers

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 9:45 PM
A few quick thoughts as the clock moves a lot faster than I want it to... - With Penn State out of the national title picture, it's time to root for BCS chaos. Imagine what would happen if Missouri won the Big 12, Oregon State the Pac-10, Cincinnati the Big East and Utah an automatic at-large bid. Think... Read more

A new feature for the new season

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 1:12 AM
With all due respect to one of Barack Obama's stock lines, this blog is about you as much as it's about me. I know it doesn't always seem that way, especially when I go off the deep end writing about the Ivy League. But in my continuing quest to find new and different ways to tell the story of Big 5... Read more

The sincerest form of flattery

Thursday, November 6, 2008, 6:28 PM
Okay, I have one last post before the weekend. Some of you know that I'm a voter in the D.C. Sports Bog Atlantic 11 poll, the ranking of college basketball teams in the Washington area on one of the Washington Post's main sports blogs. I've thought for a while about doing something similar for the... Read more

This week's coaches luncheon and crunchy numbers

Thursday, November 6, 2008, 1:47 AM
I've been working at Philly.com for just over two years now, and I'm pretty sure that these last few weeks have been the craziest of them all. It started at the beginning of October, when I crammed my way into the last available place to stand on the Phillies' playoff bandwagon. A good number of the... Read more

No blogging today

Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 6:00 AM
Normally, Crunchy Numbers appears in this space on Tuesdays. But not today. The election is more important. There are journalists out there who do not vote as a matter of principle, believing that if they stay completely out of the political process it will help them to report on politics objectively... Read more

What does it mean?

Saturday, November 1, 2008, 9:18 AM
This is the fourth of four posts about the Phillies' parade and ensuing celebration at Citizens Bank Park. Click here for the others. At first, it seems a simple enough question. What does it mean? But it really isn't that simple at all. How can you distill into an easy answer what yesterday meant?... Read more

Cole Hamels, David Montgomery, Dan Baker and Michael Nutter

Saturday, November 1, 2008, 3:03 AM
This is the third of four posts about the Phillies' parade and celebration at Citizens Bank Park. Click here to see the others. After the ceremony at Citizens Bank Park finished, members of the media were allowed onto the field for interviews. It was, as you might expect, a bit hectic. But I managed... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

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