1. Donovan McNabb's Fourth-Quarter Heroics Spurring Philadelphia Eagles' Recent Run

    There’s an old expression in sports that says, “it’s not how you start, but how you finish.” Over the last month, the Philadelphia Eagles are finishing better than any team in the NFL...

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  2. Philadelphia Eagles' Third-Quarter Report Card: Defense & Special Teams

    The Philadelphia Eagles offense earned a B-plus overall in my third-quarter report card. So naturally, since the defense is better, you’d think they would have to earn an A, right? Alright, ...

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  3. Andy Reid's Contract Extension Proves Good Enough Is Good Enough

    So Bleacher Report’s bi-weekly newsletter had an article that asked “Where do you stand on Andy Reid’s contract extension?” My answer? I think the headline says it all, because at this point, it’s whatever...

    Lou DiPietro Written by Lou DiPietro about almost 5 years ago 857 reads 7 comments

  4. Philadelphia Eagles Third-Quarter Report: Offense

    Remember how in the Eagles’ second-quarter report I said that “the more things change, the more they stay the same?” If you compare the third quarter of the Birds’ 2009 season to the ...

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  5. Why The Philadelphia Eagles Want The Cowboys To Be Week 14 Winners

    Consider the headline as blasphemous as you want, but it’s the truth. Sometimes in battle, you need a little help from your enemies to eventually win in the end. See also Chris Webber’s phantom timeout or Grady Little’s non-pull of Pedro

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  6. 2009 NCAA Football Bowl Projections, Part 12: The Independents

    With the final part of the Bowl Projection Series, we spotlight the Independents. And it’s very easy to do. There are only three: Army (5-6), Navy (8-4), and Notre Dame (6-6). All of them could be bowl eligible, but only two at most are going anywhere...

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  7. 2009 NCAA Bowl Projection, Part 11: The Pacific-10

    We close out the power conference portion of the Bowl Projection Series with the other conference that makes an annual run for the Roses: The Pacific-10. No longer is the Pac-10 “USC and everyone else...

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  8. 2009 NCAA Bowl Projections, Part Ten: The Sun Belt Conference

    There’s only one non-BCS conference left to spotlight in the Bowl Projection Series, and that’s the Sun Belt. The Sun Belt is like the red-headed step-child of the FBS; everyone beats up on them...

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  9. 2009 NCAA Bowl Projections, Part Nine: The Atlantic Coast Conference

    In the penultimate Bowl Projection Spotlight for BCS conferences, we look at the only remaining league with a true championship game: The Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC is tied with the SEC for most normal bowl tie-ins, as each have nine apiece...

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  10. 2009 NCAA Bowl Projections, Part Eight: The Mid-American Conference

    In the fourth non-BCS conference installment of the Bowl Projection Series, we look at the league that contains my alma mater: The Mid-American Conference...

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  11. NCAA Bowl Projections, Part Seven: The Big Ten

    In the fourth power conference installment of the 2009 NCAA Bowl Projection Series, I’ll look at the other conference likely to get a second BCS berth: The Big Ten...

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  12. Is Brent Celek's Contract Extension with the Eagles Too Much Too Soon?

    “The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Brent Celek to a six-year contract extension that will keep him in Eagle green until 2016. The extension could be worth up to $33m and contains $10...

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  13. NCAA Bowl Projections, Part Six: Conference USA

    We reach the true halfway point of the Bowl Projection Series with the conference that had early dreams of crashing the BCS: Conference USA...

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  14. 2009 NCAA Bowl Projections, Part Five: The Big East

    We reach the halfway point of the BCS side in the 2009 Bowl Projection Series with the only remaining conference featuring an undefeated team: The Big East...

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  15. NCAA Bowl Projections, Part Four: The Western Athletic Conference

    Continuing with the non-BCS half of the bowl projections, we get to the conference that will likely sneak a second “BCS Buster” berth into the big dance: The Western Athletic Conference...

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  16. 2009 NCAA Bowl Projections, Part Three: The Big XII

    The second team in the BCS half of the Conference-by-conference bowl projection series is the one likely to meet the SEC Champion in the BCS Championship Game: The Big 12...

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  17. 2009 NCAA Bowl Projections, Part Two: The Mountain West

    In the first part of my FBS Bowl Projection series, I profiled the SEC. But in order to give equal time to the “little guys” of FBS, I will also spotlight a non-BCS conference every day in addition to one of the big boys...

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  18. 2009 NCAA Bowl Projections, Part One: The SEC

    Bowl season is almost upon us, and with only two teams left (5-6 Army and 6-6 Hawaii) that can achieve bowl eligibility, it’s time to look at who is going where...

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  19. Cowboys' Crumble Should Send Boise Bowling With The Big Boys

    The title may seem like a weird truth, but a truth it is. In a college football landscape where Boise State needed TCU to be upset to have a chance for an automatic BCS berth, the Broncos ironically ...

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  20. Are The Philadelphia Eagles Good or Just Good Enough?

    After watching the Philadelphia Eagles squeak out another fourth-quarter victory—this one over a Washington Redskins team they beat handily in October—I’ve come to the perfect conclusion on how to describe the Birds...

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  21. Total Team Effort Earned Philadelphia Eagles' D an A vs. Chicago Bears

    I posted last week that Eagles’ defensive coordinator Sean McDermott had a chance to earn his stripes last weekend. Working with a patchwork squad, he would truly have to coach them to victory...

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  22. Eagles' Sean McDermott Has Chance To Earn His Stripes in Bears Battle

    You know how analysts or pundits will say that “Player X at 80 percent is better than most players at 100 percent” or something like that to tap dance around an injured player suiting ...

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  23. Memo to Andy Reid: Back Up Your Words, Place Westbrook On IR

    There are a lot of things someone who covers the Eagles could write about today. In the wake of Sunday’s loss to San Diego, the Birds have dropped two straight...

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  24. The "No Fun League" Strikes Again, Blames It On "The Captain"

    Apparently, the NFL doesn’t want to have a little Captain in them. Or so it seems after the league banned poses similar to the one Brent Celek struck after scoring a touchdown this past weekend...

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  25. Temple Football Fans: Enjoy The "Golden" Era While It Lasts

    With a 7-2 record, the inside track on the MAC East Division title and a buzz surrounding the program for the first time in a long time, Temple football truly is in a Golden Age...

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