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Philly, Family, and Football

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2010 | 3:04 AM

The first great sports book I read was The Bronx Zoo, pitcher Sparky Lyle's tales of the Yankees teams of the mid-70s. I was in sixth grade at the time and pretty naive about the world. As a young sports fan, I knew only what I saw on the television...

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NFL Draft Notes

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2010 | 11:58 AM

The 2010 NFL Draft is now less than a week away. It looks more and more like Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford will be the top overall pick. I think Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is the best player, but quarterback is the most important position in football. The Rams have...

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NFL Offseason Thoughts

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2010 | 7:44 AM

The Saints finished 7-9 in 2007. They went 8-8 in 2008. This season they broke through and won the Super Bowl. Who is a middle of the road team to watch for next year? I think the Houston Texans could be ready to take the next step. They just had...

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NFL Draft Talk

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2009 | 9:10 AM

* The top prospect is Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. His performance in the Big 12 title game was good enough to make him a Heisman finalist. Suh had 4.5 sacks in that game and manhandled the Texas offensive line all night long. He literally looked like a man amongst...

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Brown Out

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2009 | 10:29 PM

Football is supposed to be a fun game for fans. It is supposed to be a release away from the difficulties of life. For Cleveland Browns fans, football is hardly a fun diversion. Anyone who watched all of the Browns performance on Monday Night Football either was in a coma...

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Heisman Minus the Hype

(6) Comments | Posted November 12, 2009 | 1:16 AM

Tune into a college game this weekend and you'll hear about quarterbacks Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow as front runners for the Heisman Trophy. Each player leads a highly ranked, undefeated team and has had a great college career. They've got plenty to be proud of.

Neither player should...

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NFL Draft Notes

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2009 | 12:40 PM

The best defensive player I saw this weekend was defensive lineman Cameron Heyward of Ohio State. He was absolutely dominant against Penn State. He was in on 11 tackles. He had 3 tackles-for-loss (2 of them were sacks). Heyward is an interesting player. He's 6-6 and 287 pounds. They play...

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