Wednesday, August 5, 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.

 
If the Flyers fire Craig Berube this week - and the drumbeat emanating from Ice Station Groundhog is certainly familiar - the lucky new coach, whomever he is, will be the team's 10th in the last 20 years.
In these dreary seasons that hopefully precede something better for the 76ers, management has been careful to give the fans something to dream on each year. It is their version of the Chinese calendar, but instead of the Year of the Ram or the Year of the Dragon, followers of the team have been given, in succession, the Year of the Point Guard and the Year of the Tall Guy Whose Position We Can't Quite Figure Out.
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