Friday, October 9, 2015

Bob Ford

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Bob Ford is an award-winning sports columnist for The Inquirer. He is a four-time Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year, as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. His work has been cited numerous times by Associated Press Sports Editors judges and he won an Eclipse Award for outstanding coverage of horse racing.

Prior to becoming a columnist at the Inquirer, Ford was the 76ers beat writer for six seasons and then a general assignment feature writer with a specialty in Olympic Sports. In 1995, he was designated a fellow of The Knight Center for Specialized Journalism.

Ford has written sports in the Philadelphia area since 1981 when he served as the Phillies beat writer and later as a general sports columnist for the Delaware County Daily Times.

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Latest post: What to believe from Chip Kelly - 10/08/2015
BIZARRO VALLEY, Ariz. - Well, here we are (how's that weather back home?), but even now it's still a little hard to believe that Chip Kelly, in just his second season as head coach of an Eagles team that finished 4-12 two years ago, was able to lead the team all the way to Super Bowl XLIX and a matchup next Sunday against those cheating New England Patriots.
Let's start right at the top and say I had no idea that both teams in an NFL game supplied the footballs for their own offenses. The mystery of how a game ball gets from the Wilson factory to its appointed spot on the field never seemed like an interesting subject. There's a bag of balls, and when they need another, some kid tosses one to the official. What could be complicated about that? What could be more elemental to the game than the mere presence of the football?

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