Bill Campbell Blog
The Phillies are in serious trouble now. The team is not scoring many runs and has had to rely on its pitching. Now it seems to have a pitching problem with the injury to Cliff Lee. The talented left-hander injured his left oblique while pitching ten shut-out innings last week in San Francisco and he has been placed on the fifteen-day disabled list.
It has escaped much attention but this past Sunday was “Jackie Robinson Day” in major league ballparks around the country. Robinson and his legacy were remembered with various tributes and testimonials.
Baseball openers are on everyone’s mind, especially the Phillies’. But I suggest that the most meaningful games being played this month will be in Pittsburgh. They are hockey games.
It would appear that the Phillies and Chase Utley are not on mutually agreeable speaking terms – at least for now. You can only hope that, when the season starts and the games have some real meaning, the communications process will improve.
With baseball just around the corner, a look at the Phillies’ health problems is in order. Chase Utley is visiting another unnamed specialist about his chronically injured knees and the general manager is more than a little concerned.
I guess I’ve had more surprising days in sports than last Friday but, offhand, I can’t remember one.
This is post-season basketball tournament time and it is jammed with some early drama.
The Flyers are in trouble. They’ve lost five of their last six, and nine of their last 14.
The Super Bowl usually gives us something to remember. Seven weeks ago the New York Giants were 7-7 and today they sit atop the National Football League. This game XLVI, except for the Manning family, didn’t provide us with many thrills.
Since this is Super Bowl week, it would seem appropriate to write about the National Football League and the men who coach its teams.
Joe Paterno always said that football kept him alive. Like the rest of us, he didn’t want to die.
The NFL post-season is developing into the answer to a football fanatic’s prayer.
There isn’t much question that the sports story of this week was written by a fellow named Bill O’Brien when he signed a contract to coach football at Penn State. He is, indeed, taking on a Herculean task.
By Bill Campbell: The highlight of the season was the Winter Classic, especially the Flyers’ Alumni Game that was presented at Citizens Bank Park. It had all the trappings of good competition and marvelous theater – an unbeatable combination anytime.
By Bill Campbell: The Philadelphia area contains thousands of the most loyal football fans ever. Their sense of loyalty to the Eagles uniform and logo is almost incomparable.