A Cy for a Cy? … Sigh

Deep breath Philadelphia. You can’t always get what you want. But if you try, sometimes you might find, you get what you need. Roy Halladay has gone from savior to consolation prize in a matter of 18 hours. As the megadeal ballooned by the second, Phillies fans went from perplexed to ready to burn Ruben […]

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Emotions Run the Whole Spectrum

Clap your hands everybody for Philadelphia 76ers The year was 1983. The Sixers played the Lakers in a heavyweight regular-season tilt. A man named Julius came up with a loose ball, galloped down the left side of the floor, rocked the basketball to sleep and tomahawked on Michael Cooper’s head. Bearded hippies everywhere rejoiced. It’s […]

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Smart and Smarterer

Joe Banner is cleverer than you. He’s cleverer than the entire NFL. It’s true, just ask him. In an in-studio appearance with 610 WIP’s Howard Eskin on Wednesday, Banner addressed everything from the departure of Brian Dawkins to his team’s “perceived” lack of spending. I’ll get to Dawkins in a minute, but first, since cash rules […]

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My Super Recipe

Most experts believe sports is not a simple recipe. You can’t just mix water and flour and get glue. You can’t just add eggs and sugar and get cake. Luckily, I’m no expert. Who wants to hear from those elitists anyway? Here’s my Super Bowl recipe for the Eagles. Please feel free to forward it […]

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Cross the Streams

And The Legend of Matt Stairs grows… Can you imagine what will happen if the Phillies and the Eagles win championships in the same year? Total protonic reversal. That’s right. All life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light. We’re crossing the streams… Brian Dawkins knows […]

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Perfect

At the end of The Last Samurai, Katsumoto achieves his ultimate goal—the perfect death. It’s not that he wants to die, he just knows—like everyone else—he will die. So he longs to go out “perfectly.” He gets his wish when he is killed on the battlefield with his best buddy Tom Cruise by his side and […]

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Giant Misunderstanding

After playing their two best games in back-to-back must-wins, the Eagles’ bandwagon is filling up and the calls for Andy Reid’s head have been silenced. Call me crazy, but I’m going against the tide (shocker) and saying this: The last two games shouldn’t save Reid’s job—they should be the final nails in his coffin. The […]

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The Gold Standard?

When the Phillies won the World Series, the Eagles may have believed they’d get a break. Now that the city had its first championship in 100 seasons, the Birds may have concluded Philly fans would ease up on the criticism. But if they thought that, they didn’t understand Philadelphia. Things are now significantly tougher for […]

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