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Archive: October, 2008

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

The voice of the fans

Saturday, November 1, 2008, 12:38 AM
This is the second of four posts about the Phillies' parade and celebration at Citizens Bank Park. Click here to see the others. Journalism as a concept is technically a right protected by the constitution. But the ability to practice journalism as a profession is in many ways much more of a privilege... Read more

Why I'm not on TV

Friday, October 31, 2008, 7:09 PM
This is the first of four blog posts about the Phillies' parade and ensuing celebration at Citizens Bank Park. Click here to see the others. I did some video reporting for this morning as part of a feature on the Phillies' parade that was put together by our video team. You'll see below... Read more

Is there a Spectacle of the Week?

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 11:39 PM
I'm tempted to give it to the Phillies' parade in a walkover, but baseball remains ineligible to compete in a football-related poll. Texas-Texas Tech and Florida-Georgia are huge, of course, but there's little else to choose from. Heck, the Brown-Penn game is on national television. So back to baseball... Read more

Unrequited joy

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 2:11 AM
Wow. I've been on this earth for 24 years and 357 days, and never in my life have I seen anything like this. In the midst of trying to shepherd our postgame coverage of the Phillies' World Series title, I found myself with just enough time to go downstairs and check out the scene on Broad Street... Read more

A knife, a state trooper, mildew and a monsoon

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 8:13 PM
Thanks to the rainout last night, I was able to get to Villanova this afternoon for the football coaches' luncheon. It was, by far, the best yet this season. Among the highlights: - Penn coach Al Bagnoli said that the one field goal that Quakers kicker Andrew Samson missed at Yale on Saturday went over... Read more

Atlantic 10 Media Day

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 6:40 PM
All the audio is here, conveniently broken out by team and coach. Temple's Dionte Christmas and Ahmad Nivins of St. Joe's were named to the all-conference preseason first team. La Salle's Rodney Green was named to the third team. Christmas and Garrett Williamson of St. Joe's were named to the all-defensive... Read more

Quote of the Day, part 2

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 11:51 AM
"We hope that it's beneficial and sufficient for all of the coaches on their campuses." -- New Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade on the conference's decision to conduct its media day by a teleconference. That, and the fact that the second word I heard come out of the mouth of... Read more

Quote of the day

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 1:01 AM
"I have to use my judgement - it's not a way to end a World Series ... I would not have allowed a World Series to end this way." -- Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, talking in such a dull tone of voice that he may well have been speaking with his foot jammed down his throat... Read more

Jamie Moyer's immortality

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 10:37 AM
WEST HAVEN, Conn. - Greetings from one of my favorite places to watch a football game. I'm at the historic Yale Bowl to cover the Penn-Yale game for the Inquirer, a matchup with huge Ivy League title implications for both teams. I’ve had this trip planned since the beginning of the football season... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is'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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