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Lesley’s Last Word

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Lesley’s Last Word: Charlie Manuel, A Class Act

The day after he was dismissed by the Phillies, Charlie Manuel was greeting fans and signing autographs at the Granite Run Mall.

08/17/2013

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Lesley’s Last Word: Charlie Manuel Wins His 1000th Game

Charlie Manuel got his 1000th win Tuesday night in Atlanta.

08/13/2013

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Lesley’s Last Word: Vick And Foles Impress So Far

After one preseason game we are really no closer to projecting a winner in the quarterback competition.

08/10/2013

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Lesley’s Last Word: Quarterback Competition

By Lesley Van Arsdall If you think the Battle to be the Eagles starting quarterback is between Nick Foles and Michael Vick, than you haven’t talked to Matt Barkley. As rookies and selected veterans report to training camp, the 22-year-old rookie […]

07/22/2013

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Lesley’s Last Word: Another Former Flyer Excels

Sergei Bobrovsky won the Vezina Trophy in his first year with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Yes, the same Bob the Flyers traded.

06/18/2013

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Lesley’s Last Word: McNabb’s Return To Philly

Former Philadelphia Eagle’s quarterback Donovan McNabb announced he will retire as an Eagle this fall.

05/19/2013

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Lesley’s Last Word: Breaking Down The Bird’s Draft

Now that we’ve all had a week to process the 2013 NFL draft, here are my thoughts…for what it’s worth.

05/04/2013

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Lesley’s Last Word: Collins May Have Cared Too Much

I know the team was a disaster this season, but it wasn’t all his fault.

04/16/2013

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Lesley’s Last Word: Foles Turning Heads In Philly

It may only be the pre-season, but Nick Foles has become a major topic among Eagles fans

08/25/2012

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Lesley’s Last Word: Bynum The Next Superstar?

Hundreds of people showed up the other day for the Andrew Bynum pep rally …I mean press conference.

08/17/2012

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Lesley’s Last Word: Flyers Give Weber 14-Year Offer Sheet

The biggest sports news of the day is the extraordinary offer sheet the Flyers have made to Nashville defenseman Shea Weber.

07/19/2012

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Lesley’s Last Word: Phillies Are Fading Fast

What is wrong with the Phillies? Well, we can’t say “it’s early” anymore. We’re almost half way through the season and I don’t know how much worse it can get.

06/17/2012

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Lesley’s Last Word: Devil Of A Time Rooting For Kings

The Los Angeles Kings are now in the Stanley Cup finals. People call them “Flyers West.” I really don’t know why this bothers me so much.

06/03/2012

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Sixers Waste Golden Opportunity In Game 1

I somehow knew despite leading for almost three quarters, the Sixers were not going to win Game 1 against the Celtics.

05/14/2012

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Broad Street Bullied

Desperate teams can be the most dangerous teams, and they can also make some pretty bad mistakes. Which is exactly what happened to Pittsburgh yesterday.

04/16/2012

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