THEY SAY IN sports that there are no tomorrows, but that is a cliché of contending teams. When your team is near the bottom in the NBA, when you are jockeying for a new homegrown superstar to replace the homegrown superstar shipped miles away, tomorrow keeps happening, every day after every day after day.
THE DEBATE has disappeared. For now. Amid all the offseason moves, amid Ryan Howard going international and Chase Utley's lockup deal, amid the decline and rise of the Eagles' fortunes and the quick flip of attention the Phillies felt after New Orleans ended the football season around here, the debate over Charlie Manuel's managing
KEITH PRIMEAU was having a good day when I called him about Andre Waters yesterday. No headaches, no struggles to spit out words at his usual frantic pace, none of the brain-trauma symptoms that forced his retirement from hockey and still recur, leaving him to savor his present and suspect his future.
Sam Donnellon is a Flyers beat writer for the Daily News and Inquirer. His career has spanned four decades and has taken him all over the world. Prior to joining the Daily News in 1992, he worked as a national writer for the short-lived but highly acclaimed National Sports Daily. He has received state and national awards at each stop and has been honored repeatedly by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Associated Press Managing Editors.