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A Donovan McNabb Primer for Redskins Fans
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Washington Redskins

A Donovan McNabb Primer for Redskins Fans

Posted April 7, 2010 by Vin

Dear Redskins fans, We’re not that different you and I.  We’re football fans, we’re rivals, we both want to win the Super Bowl.  We’re basically neighbors who don’t like each other.   For the past 10 years, you’ve been looking at the car that’s been parked in my driveway, a high performance shiny model, getting up [...]

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48 + 1 thoughts from the 2010 NCAA Tournament
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College Basketball

48 + 1 thoughts from the 2010 NCAA Tournament

Posted March 21, 2010 by Vin

After watching 98.6% of the NCAA basketball tournament over the last 4 days (hey, the NCAA wrestling finals are on too as I discovered when I inadvertently switched to ESPN), I’ve concluded this has to be the best opening week in tournament history — well, at least in my tournament watching history. (There should be [...]

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Dual Albatrosses doom Sixers future
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Philadelphia 76ers

Dual Albatrosses doom Sixers future

Posted February 28, 2010 by Vin

It was right there for the taking. Or the shaking, if you will. The Sixers, the fans, the organization — so close to shedding the dead weight of Samuel Dalembert and Andre Iguodala’s contracts — and Ed Stefanski let it get away. There is no guarantee the deal was in place and that Houston would [...]

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Super Bowl Party Rules for the Hardcore Fan
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Super Bowl Party Rules for the Hardcore Fan

Posted January 31, 2010 by Vin

If you are a hardcore football fan, Super Bowl Sunday creates a dilemma: do you watch the game per your usual routine (either alone or with a small group of knowledgeable football fans) or do you join the hoi polloi for a Super Bowl Party? If your team is playing in the Super Bowl, you [...]

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Dear America, welcome to the Phillies bandwagon
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Philadelphia Phillies

Dear America, welcome to the Phillies bandwagon

Posted October 28, 2009 by Vin

Are you undecided on whom to root for in the 2009 World Series? Well, I’m here to tell you that the Phillies should be your team — for the next week or so at least. Around here, we don’t take kindly to bandwagon jumpers. The thinking goes that if you haven’t suffered through the misery [...]

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“It’s always better to write joy”
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Philadelphia Phillies

“It’s always better to write joy”

Posted September 30, 2009 by Vin

A semi-wise man once wrote, on this website no less, that it’s always better to write joy.  And so while I had every intention of writing about the bewildering circus that has become the Eagles early 2009 season, the Phillies clinching the NL East tonight in convincing fashion has me switching topics.  Why ponder the [...]

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Can McNabb handle inevitable calls for Vick?
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Philadelphia Eagles

Can McNabb handle inevitable calls for Vick?

Posted August 31, 2009 by Vin

A couple of weeks ago, while we were broadcasting Poor Man’s PTI, RJ called in and informed me that the Eagles had just signed Michael Vick.  Like the rest of football America, I was shocked and dumbfounded.   Not because I had any objection to Michael Vick being back in the NFL but because I had [...]

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Losing My Religion
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Philadelphia Phillies

Losing My Religion

Posted July 31, 2009 by Vin

It ain’t easy being a Philly fan these days. I’m a 5 for 5 guy (Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, Flyers, FC Cheesesteaks) but lately, it’s getting harder and harder to root for all the Philadelphia pro teams. The Flyers continue to tease but disappoint. The Sixers trot out the albatross that is Samuel Dalembert and expect [...]

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