Will any baseball fan anywhere ever forget that Wednesday night in late September 2011, when another baseball regular schedule was racing to its irregular close?
By Bill Campbell: When you’ve reported on as many games as I have, you use the term “giveaway game” sparingly.
When you’ve reported on as many games as I have, you use the term “giveaway game” sparingly. The Phillies had more than their share during their eight-game losing streak. Injuries to Ryan Howard, Hunter Pence. And they had players recovering from injuries — Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and others.
Until Todd Herremans and Michael Vick banged helmets on Sunday night in Atlanta, it looked like college football around here.
There’s nothing to contemplate this week except the Eagles’ performance in St. Louis. Even the Phillies’ winning 3 out of 4 in Milwaukee should take second place – at least for this week, or until the baseball post-season.
The 2011 NFL season is now just hours away. And on the attitude scale the Eagles seem to be more than ready. They’ve spent a lot this off-season to acquire new players and new coaches and their stamp of approval seems to be justified in the locker room.
If Michael Vick isn’t the Eagles’ most important player, it might be Todd Herremans. The Birds have only two pre-season games left to straighten out their offensive line situation barring further changes.
By Bill Campbell: The NFL has a serious consideration: How will the moving of the kickoff spot from the 30 to the 35-yard line affect the game, if at all?
Wilt Chamberlain, one of Philadelphia’s great sports icons, would have been 75 today.
Eagles fans have been almost overwhelmed by the number and quality of the new faces arriving at Lehigh during the shortened training camp. It has fueled the fans’ anticipation as they visualize winning results.
By Bill Campbell: It may be mere personal opinion but I have always thought the sports halls of fame belong to the players, their personal domain.
It may be mere personal opinion but I have always thought the sports halls of fame belong to the players, their personal domain. This is the season for Hall of Fame inductions and it’s possible the halls have been getting a bit crowded.
This business about the future being now makes some sense after all. Seems like both the Eagles and Phillies are taking it seriously.
Are you ready for some football? Many pro football fans will agree that the best running back ever was Jim Brown.
The 14-1 torching of the Atlanta Braves in one of the recent games at The Bank calmed a lot of nerves in Phillies Nation. While five Phillies have traveled toPhoenixto take part in All Star Game festivities, only two figure to play: Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee.