Thursday, July 30, 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.

 
Read Bob's blog Bob Ford's Post Patterns
Latest post: Is American Pharoah a Belmont Lock? - 06/04/2015
Finding meaning at an Organized Team Activity workout conducted by an NFL team is almost as difficult as finding actual football there. The health and safety restrictions on practices that were secured by the players in their most recent collective bargaining agreement - which they got while being pickpocketed by the owners - ensures that, until training camp, almost all of what takes place is on-field book work and glorified Pilates.
California Chrome is not going to capture horse racing's Triple Crown with a win in the Belmont Stakes. It would be a nice story if it did happen, and I sincerely hope to write it on Saturday evening, but that's not the way to bet.
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