Tuesday, July 7, 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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When Christie Rampone took the field for the United States in the 86th minute of the Women's World Cup final on Sunday evening, slipping on the captain's armband one last time, the reverberations in Vancouver's BC Place stadium were also the echoes of the cheers that followed the first rock stars of women's soccer in this country, the 1999 national team.
Players, even the best ones, have to adjust if they want to stay on the field. Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, already becoming a young star in the NFL, knew he had to become a better blocker if he wished to be the all-around player that teams leave in the game.

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