1. Philadelphia Eagles Loss to Lions Should Spell the End of the Andy Reid Era

    Now 3-3 heading into their bye week, the Eagles are a talented team muddling down the road to mediocrity. Their 54-year-old head coach owns a 129-84-1 record in the regular season...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 2 years ago 974 reads 3 comments

  2. 6 Keys for the Philadelphia Phillies to Be a Contender Next Season

    81-81. The definition of average. The 2012 Phillies underachieved. Bad defense, poor situational hitting, injury, bad luck and poor relief pitching all contributed to the team's demise...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 2 years ago 1,040 reads 14 comments

  3. Eagles vs. Steelers: Michael Vick's Early Turnovers Doom Philly in Pittsburgh

    This time the kick was good, and the Philadelphia Eagles lost. Shaun Suisham did what Lawrence Tynes couldn't. The kicker's last-second field goal was true, giving the Pittsburgh Steelers a hard-fought 16-14 home victory...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 2 years ago 620 reads 22 comments

  4. Fantasy Football: Three Cautionary Tales to Preach Patience

    We're just three weeks into the 2012 NFL season, and I've already made a handful of mistakes that have hurt my fantasy football team. I'll share my biggest mistake—impatience—in the hope that some of you will take heed of my stupidity...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about over 2 years ago 1,197 reads 1 comments

  5. Philadelphia Eagles Must Solve Problems Before Showdown with New York Giants

    Through three games, the Philadelphia Eagles have racked up 12 turnovers and 24 penalties. Those numbers might not be the biggest of their concerns...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about over 2 years ago 1,402 reads 6 comments

  6. Philadelphia Phillies: Will Ryan Howard and Chase Utley Reemerge in 2013?

    Ryan Howard and Chase Utley's best days are behind them. That much we know for certain. Age and injury have turned the pair of former MVP candidates into players who are good, but no longer great...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about over 2 years ago 1,215 reads 9 comments

  7. Philadelphia Phillies: Is It Time to Make Drastic Changes for Phils in 2013?

    The 2012 Phillies haven't lived up to their recent lofty standards. At four games back with just twelve remaining, the Phils must leapfrog three teams to secure a wild-card spot and a sixth straight trip to the postseason...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about over 2 years ago 2,146 reads 25 comments

  8. Philadelphia Phillies: How Will 2012 Late Bloomers Impact 2013?

    On July 31 st , the Philadelphia Phillies sold rather than bought at the trade deadline for the first time since 2006. Ruben Amaro essentially raised the white flag on the 2012 season...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about over 2 years ago 709 reads 6 comments

  9. NFL Replacement Referee Application (Please Forward to Commissioner Goodell)

    Commissioner Goodell , I am writing in regards to the open replacement referee position I found posted on Craigslist . From my observations of several NFL games this year, I believe that I would be a fantastic candidate for the job...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about over 2 years ago 725 reads 1 comments

  10. NFL Has No Incentive to Replace the Replacement Referees

    If you've watched a NFL game this season, you've had reason to complain. Whether it's a blown call, a baffling explanation, or a five minute huddle to determine the spot of the ...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about over 2 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  11. October 29: Joe Paterno's Final Game at Penn State

    It was a miserable day, October 29, 2011. And it was a miserable first half. So we left. The "waterproof" gear we had, put to the test by a wet snow and a declining temperature, coupled with a lethargic offense, sealed the deal...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 3 years ago 873 reads 0 comments

  12. World Series Do or Die: Same-Day Game 7 Follows Epic Game 6

    Game 7 has a lot to live up to. At times it was ugly. At times confusing. At times mind-boggling. But most importantly in the end, Thursday night’s World Series Game 6 was thrilling...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 3 years ago 192 reads 0 comments

  13. Phillies Dig out of Early Hole Behind Roy Halladay, Ryan Howard

    CRACK! After a Rafael Furcal single and an Albert Pujols walk sandwiched around an Allen Craig strikeout, Lance Berkman launched a first-pitch fastball off the facing of the second deck to stun the Phillies and their 46,480 fans in attendance...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 3 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  14. 2011 NCAA Final: In a Cinderfella Heartbreaker, the Butler Bulldogs Fall Flat

    Clank. Clank. Clank. It was an ugly sound, heard early and heard often Monday night in Texas. It wasn't supposed to end like this. It just wasn't...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about over 3 years ago 158 reads 1 comments

  15. Los Spurs Dismantle El Heat: Clash of Style Proves Chemistry Trumps Starpower

    The Miami Heat almost always feature the two, if not three, most talented players on the floor on any given night. And yet, the team is just 12-17 against teams that feature winning records...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about almost 4 years ago 1,362 reads 8 comments

  16. Blake Griffin Confirms He Is the NBA's Most Popular Dunker

    The 2011 Sprite NBA Slam Dunk Contest was over before it started. This was the Blake Show. He knew it. You knew it. I knew it...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about almost 4 years ago 637 reads 6 comments

  17. Early Three and Outs Force Early Three and Out For New York Jets

    Despite a furious comeback in the 4th quarter of Sunday night's AFC Conference Final, the New York Jets came up short in their 2nd attempt in as many years to advance to the Super Bowl...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about almost 4 years ago 123 reads 5 comments

  18. Cliff Lee's Return to Philadelphia: Why It Makes Sense

    Around 4 pm EST today, I noticed a tweet from Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman that there was a third team in the Cliff Lee Sweepstakes. "Word is offer much lower than NYY's, but it's also a place Lee loves," Tweeth Heyman...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 4 years ago 178 reads 0 comments

  19. Andy Reid's Faith in Michael Vick Pays Off: Philadelphia Eagles Continue To Soar

    The Philadelphia Eagles entered the 2010 season with an unfamiliar new face of the franchise: Kevin Kolb ...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 4 years ago 1,012 reads 1 comments

  20. MLB Free-Agent Hitters: A Top 14 List From Jim Thome To Carl Crawford

    I printed out a list of the 2010 MLB free agents (via Cot's Baseball Contracts) and got to work highlighting the available upper tier players that caught my eye...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 4 years ago 4,940 reads 18 comments

  21. San Fran Madness Continues: Giants Strike Rangers First With 11-Run Barrage

    Cliff Lee jogged off the field. This is what Cliff Lee does. But Cliff Lee jogging off the field in the bottom of the fifth inning in the World Series? What happened? The San ...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 4 years ago 452 reads 14 comments

  22. NLCS Heads Back To Philadelphia: Giants Allow Phillies Up Off the Mat in Game 5

    A terrific NLCS between the Phillies and Giants will continue Saturday in Philadelphia. Notes from Game 5 are below: Buster Posey was a vacuum behind the plate...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 4 years ago 686 reads 1 comments

  23. Phillies Fail To Do 'The Little Things' in NLCS Game 4 and It Costs Them

    There's no doubt about it. That was a heart breaker. And while the Phillies have their Big 3 lined up to attempt to climb out of the hole they find themselves in, they'll be facing ...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 4 years ago 930 reads 18 comments

  24. 2010 MLB Playoffs: Time to Grow an Ugly Beard...And Preview Phillies-Reds Game 1

    Yes, it's that time of year again. The time of year when I grow yet another hideous playoff beard. My wife hates it. It's itchy. It's ugly. It's embarrassing. It has no redeeming qualities...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about 4 years ago 177 reads 1 comments

  25. LeBron's Next Move? It's Got To Be The Red, White and Blue

    As everyone and their mom joins the debate and chimes in with their thoughts on where Lebron should play next year, I have the perfect team in mind that nobody is talking about. The Harlem Globetrotters ...

    Rob Shaeffer Written by Rob Shaeffer about over 4 years ago 707 reads 4 comments