Ashley Fox: Don't for a minute think that the 32 NFL owners suddenly found religion and realized that asking for a second billion dollars off the top of the league's revenues was excessive.
Ashley Fox: Blame the schedule. Or the injuries. Or the effort. Or the coach. All are fair game given Villanova's monthlong slide.
Ashley Fox: Fran Dunphy wasn't going to complain. A home-and-home series with Duke, Temple's second since Dunphy slid over from Penn to revive the Owls' basketball program, is nothing but a good thing.
Ashley Fox: The NBA and its union need to talk seriously about revamping the age requirement for players to enter the league. The rule is damaging basketball - the NBA, and the college game.
Ashley Fox: "I'm fine," Phil Martelli said, not sounding all that convincing, probably even to himself. All is not fine on Hawk Hill this season, Martelli's 16th and perhaps most challenging at Saint Joseph's.
Ashley Fox: The bump Villanova received from having the university and the basketball program on ESPN's College GameDay for two hours on Saturday? "Impossible to value," Villanova athletic director Vince Nicastro said.
Ashley Fox: Former Roman Catholic teammates Brad Wanamaker and Maalik Wayns will face each other at the Pavilion on Saturday when Wanamaker's fourth-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers play Wayns' ninth-ranked Villanova Wildcats.
Ashley Fox: Kevin Kolb could not sleep Sunday night, not after watching the player he looks up to stand on a platform, the Lombardi Trophy in hand, as the Super Bowl's MVP.
Ashley Fox: There are certain things Michael Vick cannot do anymore. One, for the time being, is own a dog. Another is be the life of the party.
Ashley Fox: Even Mr. Humorless himself, Bill Belichick, took time before the Pro Bowl on Sunday to speak to Michael Vick. It seems everyone within the NFL community is pulling for him.
Ashley Fox: DeSean Jackson wants more, a lot more. Asked what is next for him, the Eagles' receiver did not hesitate: "I want a Super Bowl."
Ashley Fox: More improbable than Michael Vick leading the Eagles to a late comeback against the Giants has been how deftly he has handled the trickiest of football issues: the disenchanted star wide receiver.
Ashley Fox covers the NFL for The Inquirer.