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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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Hit batsmen and college football's mess

Here are some random thoughts about random issues... Why don't major league umpires enforce the rule about hit batsmen....you know, the one that says you don't get first base if you don't try to avoid the pitch...
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Is this a Phillies town or an Eagles town?

The question was raised on an ESPN "Outside the Lines" episode on Monday, August 1st. The show was about the major moves both teams were making in recent days, and several local experts were on, including Sal Palantonio and Chris Wheeler...
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All-Star game didn't feel like one

Last night's All-Star game felt less like an All-Star game than any I can remember in a long time. No Albert Pujols...no CC Sabathia...no Derek Jeter...
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Time to trade Vance Worley?

The Major League Baseball free agency deadline is July 31. Ruben Amaro has proven to be a major mover and shaker in recent years; perhaps the most notable being the acquisition of Roy Oswalt from the Astros last season for pitcher J...
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