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Eagles Say How Good They Are, Giants Show It On The Field

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The Philadelphia Eagles, on paper, are good enough to play in the Super Bowl.  They, like the New York Giants or the New England Patriots, on paper, belong in Indianapolis.
And any self-respecting birds fan that watched yesterday’s NFC championship game had to of thought to themselves at some point that the Eagles could be in […]

Flyers Glaring Inconsistency Shows Itself Head Again

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In a less-than-inspiring effort last night the Flyers fell to the hapless Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 at the Wells Fargo Center for their second straight loss in regulation to a non-playoff team.
The Flyers played without key defenseman Chris Pronger and Braydon Coburn and resurgent foward Jaromir Jagr. They dressed two AHL defenseman—Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kevin Marshall—who, […]

Sean Couturier And The Opportunity Of A Lifetime

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When the Flyers traded Jeff Carter to the Columbus Blue Jackets this past spring for draft picks and Jakub Voracek there was no way of knowing who would be available at the No. 8 selection in the 2011 draft.
You could say however, that if they knew Sean Couturier would be available they would be ecstatic.
After […]

Pronger Is Still The Man For the Flyers

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For all the young talent, scoring champions, goalies and party boys that made their way through the revolving doors of the Wells Fargo Center this summer the Flyers’ key to success remains exactly the same as the past two years.
The health of Chris Pronger.
The Flyers future Hall of Famer battled multiple injuries last season and […]

Vick, McCoy & Jackson Lead The Eagles To Victory

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Despite all the hype that surrounds the talent-laden Eagles, you would have to be a fool to expect absolute perfection from the entire team in the first game.
But 31-13 will do just fine.
There may have been some hiccups on the offensive side, but there was certainly a lot to like from the receiving core and […]

Patterson Collapses, Laws Injures A Knee As Maclin Illness Remains A Mystery

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It was another busy day at Lehigh University and Andy Reid had the chance to address the media about several of the subjects after practice. From Mike Patterson’s seizure to Danny Watkins presence in camp, there was plenty to discuss.
Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, worked out on the side with some injured teammates. and […]

Young Chose Philadelphia Because Of Vick And Reid

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An athletic quarterback with a strong arm and a rocky past signed during training camp? Sounds familiar doesn’t it?
When the Eagles officially announced the signing of former Pro Bowl QB Vince Young to a one-year contract it was hard not to think of Michael Vick.
Don’t get me wrong, Young was never as talented or as […]

Is Holding Out The Best Way For Jackson To Get His Money?

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With fans and players from Lehigh to Tucson coming out of their mid-summer football hiatus and hardly able to contain their excitement, Desean Jackson sits at home biding his time. Currently a no-show at Eagles training camp, Jackson has left the Eagles and his teammates in dark. Eagles quarterback Mike Vick has no idea […]

What The Phils Need To Do As They Make Their 2nd Half Run

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Somewhere underneath the thick July humidity you can feel that frosty bite of October air.
After the San Francisco Giants stole the team’s chances at a third straight appearance in the World Series with a young and talented pitching staff and some bald dude named Cody Ross (Where the hell did he come from?) it […]

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