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  1. ‘Tis the Season for Excuses

    Feb 27, 2007, 9:50 AM EDT

    Lost in the holiday shuffle this week was a little gem from Sheldon Brown, in which he indicated that the atmosphere around the Eagles was too tight before they were eliminated from the playoffs, and that it stemmed from the coaching staff and trickled down. As reported by Kevin Roberts: “We all played tight —…

  2. Random: Johnny Sack Dines Like Me

    Feb 27, 2007, 6:24 AM EDT

    Friday night I dined in the South Philly BYO restaurant Francoluigi’s High Note Cafe where the wait staff also serenede you while you enjoy your meal.  If I had gone one night earlier, I could have been sitting next to the Soprano’s John Sacrimoni. [Philly Gossip, HBO]

  3. The 700 Level’s Vegas All Star Weekend Wrap Up (It took a Week to Recover)

    Feb 27, 2007, 12:13 AM EDT

    My flickr set: NBA All Star Weekend 2007 – Las Vegas I’ve written about my adventures in Vegas in multiple smaller posts, so I’ll link to them first all in one place for posterity’s sake. In Search of Stephen A. & Elvis Philadlephia Freedom in Vegas Bill Walton Takes a Stroll on the Strip Reggie…

  4. Bloggers Pick Top 40 Sports Figures Of 2007

    Feb 26, 2007, 8:13 PM EDT

    Jamie Mottram, now Senior Editor at Yahoo! Sports, has compiled a list of the 40 sports figures who received the most blog buzz in 2007.  The only Philly guy in the top 40 was Donovan McNabb. 33. Donovan McNabb "Donovan’s play coming off knee surgery struggled, the media dug him into a race corner once…

  5. In Lieu of the Playoffs: He’ll Have Plenty Of Time To Hang Out With Goofy

    Feb 26, 2007, 5:02 PM EDT

    No, not Terrell Owens.  The real Goofy. DMac’s title nailed it, "Donovan McNabb To Celebrate 7 Or 8-Win Season By Going To Disney World."

  6. Adam Eaton Lives in a Cabin

    Feb 26, 2007, 2:48 PM EDT

    Along with Freddy Garcia, Adam Eaton was one of the Phillies off-season moves to help improve the Phillies starting rotation this season. has a list of 15 things about Eaton.  The fact that he lives in a cabin in the mountains means he must be a good pitcher, right? 2. He lives in the…

  7. Football Food For Fans Week 15

    Feb 26, 2007, 1:55 PM EDT

    Football Food For Fans ~ Week 15, originally uploaded by Mark K_NJ I know what you’re thinking, "I can’t even look at food after my Christmas feast."  However, I think you can make an exception for Mark’s New Orleans creation. From Mark’s flickr page: The season is winding down and now, the Eagles are officially…

  8. Andy Reid Expects Brian Dawkins to Be An Eagle in 2008

    Feb 26, 2007, 12:16 PM EDT

    Big Red expects Brian Dawkins to return to his game in 2008 and do it wearing Eagles green.  We’re all hoping he looks like the Dawk of old instead of just an old Dawk.  Perhaps Andy and co. can draft a nice safety that Dawk can groom in his final season as the Eagles leader.…

  9. New Phillies Commercials Scare Me

    Feb 26, 2007, 11:25 AM EDT

    I preemptively came out and said the Phillies "Goosebumps" campaign was going to stink before I ever saw the spots, based solely on their past track record with slogans such as "Red Means Go" and commercials of players frolicking in the grass, etc.  After viewing the spots on, my opinion hasn’t changed much with…

  10. Conlin: McCarver and Cards

    Feb 26, 2007, 10:26 AM EDT

    I’ve ragged on Bill Conlin in the past for his loquacious style of verbal masturbation — which is often the case — but this morning he puts out a nice little piece in which he shares a Tim McCarver story I got a kick out of and had never heard in the past.  That’s what…

  11. Soccer in Chester Far From a Done Deal

    Feb 26, 2007, 10:08 AM EDT

    Soccer used to be a sport that I absolutely loathed.  It has, however, grown on me a bit in recent years.  With the World Cup in ’06 as well as being in Naples in May and watching how the people there reacted to their team’s game, I have become quasi converted into a footie fan. …

  12. Flickr the Phillies This Season

    Feb 26, 2007, 8:51 AM EDT

    Originally uploaded by peggy. Flickr user peggy. has a great set of photos from Clearwater.  I’m going to throw it out there and suggest to all Phillies fans who take pictures at games to join flickr and upload and tag their photos appropriately.  It’s truly a great website and allows you to share your photos…