Mike Missanelli: We don't know if Cole Hamels, who is playing on a one-year, $15 million contract, will be back after this season. And Phillies fans are anxious. If you are the Phillies, what do you do?
Mike Missanelli: The Jeremy Lin story has more layers than an Italian wedding cake. And if that's a little too ethnic for you, get used to it, because we're about to have an honest discussion on ethnicity.
Mike Missanelli: Joe Paterno, perhaps the most important citizen in Penn State history, died without much warning, and was laid to rest against a backdrop of both tribute and scorn.
Mike Missanelli: By exploring Steve Spagnuolo, Andy Reid has admitted that Juan Castillo may not be good enough for the job. We'll see how that plays out for Castillo during training camp.
Mike Missanelli: For Joe Paterno, it ended just like he feared it would. As soon as he let go of his vise grip on the job - or when someone relieved him of it - his purpose for living would be gone.
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Mike Missanelli: For Joe Paterno, it ended just like he feared it would. As soon as he let go of his vise grip of the job - or when someone relieved him of it - his purpose for living would be gone.
Also: Phil Sheridan on how the history books will remember JoePa, Bernard Fernandez on Paterno as the last of his kind, Bob Ford on Paterno's legacy in Happy Valley, and Bill Lyon on his rise and fall.
Mike Missanelli: In a sports season filled with overwhelming disappointment one thing stood out as a highlight for me: returning to the Inquirer to write a Sunday column.
Mike Missanelli: Yes, Jeffrey Lurie said to Eagles Nation, Andy Reid has screwed up royally - but, that being said, he's coming back. There are a couple of ways to analyze Lurie's decision to bring back Reid.
Mike Missanelli: It was a whirlwind week, where a longtime city sports columnist was accused of child molestation and a Penn State quarterback got knocked out by one of his teammates, who just happens to be from West Philly.
Mike Missanelli: On Friday, like some slapstick cartoon, the Eagles whacked their fan base over the head with a cast iron skillet. To say it was a decent week for the Eagles would be the understatement of the century.
Mike Missanelli: In Philadelphia, sports are us. They are a daily exercise of interest, intrigue, and entertainment. On that note, here is a list of my five current most entertaining and important sports story lines.
Mike Missanelli: With the regular season finally upon us, the Eagles are dogged by two unsettling components: a patchwork offensive line and DeSean Jackson's patchwork psyche.