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Thoughts on a plane to Little Rock

Looking over top of Citizens Bank Park (are we really 3 weeks from baseball season?) as I take off from Philadelphia to Little Rock (via St. Louis) I'm left to think about the journey Delaware has taken since Tina Martin took over 16 years ago...
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CAA in the post-season

So just as I suspected, Drexel got robbed of a spot in the NCAA basketball tournament and VCU was underseeded, getting a 12 seed. And also as I suspected, both teams are proving the NCAA basketball committee wrong...
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March Madness upon us

It's the most wonderful time of the year...the NCAA basketball tournament time. In just a couple of weeks, we'll be treated to a Thursday and Friday of wall-to-wall first round games, hyped up by office pools throughout the country...
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Basketball buzz at UD

It's no surprise that there is a buzz around basketball at the University of Delaware these days...after all, the Delaware women's team, with All-America Elena Delle Donne, is currently ranked 9th in the country with a record of 24-1...
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Giants win, Eagles still waiting

Eli Manning proved he is an elite quarterback with his performance in Sunday night's Super Bowl win over New England. He is certainly in the conversation now with Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and big brother Peyton...
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Reaction to Joe Paterno's death

My wife was on Facebook last night and I was shocked to hear some of the comments about Joe Paterno's death...some from people I know (and a reason I shun Facebook)...
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Why the Tebow hate?

Does anyone else find the hating of Tim Tebow absurd...and maybe a sad commentary on our times? The Denver quarterback is either loved or reviled...
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Delle Donne a once in a lifetime talent

Delawareans should take the opportunity to head to the Bob Carpenter Center sometime in the next year-and-a-half to see Elena Delle Donne play. The University of Delaware is fortunate to have the young woman who may be the most talented player in America...
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End of year thoughts

The year is quickly drawing to a close and here are some random thoughts about the local sports scene. The Eagles are starting to look like the team many thought they would be after the off-season re-make of the team...
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Another Step Closer to the Abyss

First of all, congratulations to Albert Pujols. If someone offered me a quarter BILLION dollars to play baseball, I would take the money too. While jealous, I do not hold it against him personally that he took the cash...
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BCS gets it wrong again

The BCS championship game is set and we get to see LSU and Alabama for a second time. While I admit, it might be an attractive matchup, Oklahoma State and LSU would be an equally attractive matchup, with two teams with contrasting styles...
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Time for Reid to go

I know it won't happen but it's time for Andy Reid to go. The longtime Eagles coach has gone as far as he can with this franchise, which wasn't far enough...
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Penn State's shame

There is only one thing clear about the shameful news coming out of Penn State University this weekend...and that is that no one will ever look at Penn State the same way again...
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Wesley wins one for the Knapps

Saturday was supposed to be a grand day for Chip Knapp. Wesley's offensive coordinator was returning to his native Ohio with his 5-1 football team playing NAIA Walsh University...
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What's going on with Delaware football?

Delaware head football coach K.C. Keeler is concerned...attendance at Blue Hen football games is dropping...sharply. Not once this year has attendance topped 20,000 and the biggest crowd was for West Chester, some 19,000...
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Most important game in Phillies history

Paul Hagen, a friend of mine and former Ohio Bobcat like me, wrote an article this morning (10/7) for the Philadelphia Daily News, saying tonight's NLDS game 5 against St...
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Eagles at a crossroads

Maybe its too early to declare the Eagles season dead in the water. They've come back from the dead in the past, and I think a few more weeks of miserable play like the last three are necessary before saying all hope is lost...
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A "Classic" for some, but not for all

There was plenty of pomp and circumstance Monday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park as the NHL, the Flyers, and the New York Rangers announced the 2012 Winter Classic will be played at the home of the Phillies...
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Crazy start to college football

What's happening in the Football Championship Subdivision (1-AA)? The start to the season has been a bit crazy. In the first three weeks, the last two national champions have both started out 0-3...
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New college uniforms are hideous

Did anyone watch the Maryland-Miami football game Monday night? What did you think of the Maryland uniforms by UnderArmour? The helmet had two parts of the Maryland flag on it...
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