Monthly Archives: September 2010

Not your typical Eagles fans

By MATTHEW NADU
Staff Writer — matthew.nadu@yahoo.com
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Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb square off this week. What will the reaction be to Donovan't return? We'll have to wait and see.

So ESPN football analyst Mark Schlereth thinks Philadelphia fans are “nasty.” How do you feel about that? Whether you love or hate the stereotypes of this city and whether or not they are true, Philly fans must live with being the most hated fans in sports.

Or do they? Sunday could change all of that.

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Flyers Still Hot, Smoke Islanders

By MATTHEW NADU
Staff Writer — matthew.nadu@yahoo.com
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The power and uncertainty of Wall Street can even be felt right here in Philadelphia. Just look at the transformation from the Wachovia Center to the Wells Fargo Center as you step out of the Broad Street line.

Once you step inside the home of the Flyers though, there’s nothing uncertain at all.

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McNabb’s return a laughing matter

By MATTHEW WATERS
Staff Writer — mwaters@highhopesblog.com

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Donovan McNabb is back this week, and despite what he is saying, it's more than just another game.

Since his arrival to Redskins training camp, Donovan McNabb has been telling anyone who would listen that his return to Philadelphia in week four is nothing but another game. Now, with the game less than a week away and plenty of national media attention, McNabb is reiterating that point.

“I’ve always said that I look at it just like a normal game,” McNabb said. “This is a game the Washington Redskins need. It wouldn’t matter if it were the Cowboys or the Giants. After the last two weeks, this is a must-win situation for us. We just look forward to the challenge.”

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The Day After – Phillies lose 2-1 to Nationals

By STEPHEN WILDMAN
Senior Baseball Insider — swildman@highhopesblog.com

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Charlie Manuel must decide who to keep on the roster for the playoff push (Photo: csnphilly.com)

With the Phillies clinching both the NL East division crown, as well as the best record in the National League giving them home field advantage throughout the playoffs, you can understand a little bit of a hangover.  That’s just what Phils’ fan witnessed on Tuesday night, as the team fell 2-1 to the Washington Nationals in the second game of this three-game series. Continue reading

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Week 4 NFL Power Rankings: Bears are for real

By WESLEY KAMINSKY
Contributor — wkaminsky@highhopesblog.com
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Jay Cutler has been a huge key to the Bears' suprising success. (Photo: Getty Images)

1. Pittsburgh Steelers (5): 3-0. The Steelers are playing like the best team in football right now and don’t even have Ben Roehlisberger yet. Can you imagine how good they will be when he returns?

2. Indianapolis Colts (2): 2-1. Just another day at the office for Peyton Manning, as the Colts took care of business.

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Leighton sidelined for a month, Laperriere out indefinitely

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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Michael Leighton’s back pain has been attributed to a bulging disk that will keep him out of the lineup for a month. Also, Ian Laperriere is suffering post-concussion syndrome and is out indefinitely.  This is the news Paul Holmgren broke during a conference call press release Tuesday.

A bulging disk for Leighton is more serious than original reports suggested as the Flyers made plans for him to be back on the ice by the end of preseason. This injury shouldn’t be as serious as many fans’ imaginations made it out to be, however, when details were slow to surface and the organization put off notifying the press.

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FOUR-PEAT – Phillies defeat Nationals 8-0 to win their 4th straight NL East Title

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