1. The Top 25 Busts in Philadelphia Sports History

    The 2011 Major League Baseball season begins this week, and what was supposed to be the kick-off of the coronation of the "Greatest Pitching Rotation of All Time" has devolved, somewhat, into a pastiche of injuries, holes and question marks...

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  2. Ryan Howard and the Face of Philadelphia Sports

    New York has Derek Jeter. Los Angeles has Kobe Bryant. Chicago has Brian Urlacher. Houston has Matt Schaub. Phoenix has Steve Nash. Baltimore has Cal Ripken, Jr...

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  3. Eagles Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik in Serious Condition in Bethlehem Hospital

    PHILADELPHIA — According to reports from CBSSports.com and the Philadelphia Daily News , longtime Philadelphia Eagles great and Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik is in serious condition in a hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, near his home...

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  4. NFL Rules: 6 Changes That Could Seriously Hurt the Philadelphia Eagles

    From a recent article on the NFL owners’ meetings in New Orleans comes the following blurb: ‎The NFL will continue to allow a third replay challenge if a team has successfully used its two allotted challenges...

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  5. Rocky Balboa and the Top 25 Philadelphia Sports Icons of All Time

    When you think "Philadelphia sports icon," who do you think of? Yeah, sure, Philadelphia has had its share of major professional stars, from Wilt Chamberlain to Bobby Clarke to Chuck Bednarik to Mike Schmidt...

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  6. Philadelphia Sports Fans: A Great Fanbase...Just Don't Ruin It

    It seems that once again the old meme regarding the heinousness of Philadelphia 's sports fans has reared its ugly head, and for the first time, I find myself thinking that the narrative is not the only thing that has become tiresome...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about over 3 years ago 1,351 reads 12 comments

  7. MLB Spring Training: Each Team's Top Prospect in Camp Who's Not Quite Ready

    Each year spring training shows a glimpse into the season ahead, but also a glimpse into the future. We get to see the heroes of today shake off the rust of winter, but we also get ...

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  8. NCAA Bracket 2011: Temple vs. Penn State in Tucson and Other Bracket Gripes

    Philly fans, we really took the fall in this one. Just 20 years ago, Penn State, the 13th seed in 1991 NCAA tournament, upset the fourth-seeded UCLA Bruins 74-69 in the first round ...

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  9. Philadelphia Phillies: Are Chase Utley's Injuries Making Ruben Amaro Smile?

    The Philadelphia Phillies ’ dream season is on the rocks. The uber-prospect and rightfielder is injured and struggling...

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  10. Doug Collins and the Top First-Year Coaches in Philly Sports History

    Congratulations, Doug Collins and the Philadelphia 76ers! For the first time in a decade, the 76ers are the talk of the town in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. OK, not really. The talk of the town is, without a doubt, Chase Utley's injured knee...

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  11. MLB Power Rankings: Breaking Down the Top 100 Greatest Players in MLB History

    Spring is here. The bloom is back on the trees. The sun is out and the temperature is turning warm. Actually, spring isn't exactly here...

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  12. Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and the All-Roy Hall of Fame

    This season Philadelphia Phillies fans will hear a lot about Roy. In all likelihood, Roy will make two out of every five starts for the Phillies, and Philly fans will be hoping that Roy will account for roughly 40 wins...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about over 3 years ago 1,286 reads 0 comments

  13. Kevin Kolb and 10 Philadelphia Eagles Who Will Be Most Hurt by a Lockout

    An underestimated aspect of strikes and lockouts in professional sports is the impact that work stoppages can have on the careers of individual players...

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  14. MLB 2011 Predictions: Brandon Belt and 30 Rookies to Watch in 2011

    The San Francisco Giants are currently the toast of Major League Baseball. Featuring the best rotation in baseball and coming off a World Series championship, the Giants look to become ...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about over 3 years ago 9,829 reads 11 comments

  15. Power Ranking the Top 100 Philadelphia Phillies of All Time

    Presidents Day has passed. Pitchers and catchers have reported. Soon there will be cracks of the bats and gloves in Clearwater, Florida, and the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies will take the field with a view to making history...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about over 3 years ago 28,124 reads 44 comments

  16. MLB Rumors: CC Sabathia and Top 25 Pitchers Who Could Leave Following 2011

    These are strange times, baseball fans. As the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies took the baseball world by storm this winter, the New York Yankees were strangely quiet...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about over 3 years ago 2,764 reads 33 comments

  17. MLB Power Rankings: Each Team’s Greatest Player to Never Win a Championship

    Ted Williams, Ernie Banks, Don Mattingly. You know the names because you've heard them a million times, and strung together you probably already know what the topic is: great players who never won a World Series...

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  18. MLB Power Rankings: Randy Johnson and the 25 Most Intimidating Pitchers Ever

    What are the keys to being a successful pitcher? A good fastball? Sure. A nasty curve? Yeah. A change-up, slider or cutter? OK...

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  19. 2011 MLB Story Lines: Do Ichiro, Pujols, and Dunn Have Ten More Years?

    In professional baseball, unlike the other major professional sports, twenty years is a benchmark of sorts for a career...

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  20. Derek Jeter, Buster Posey and the 2010 MLB Team-by-Team Hall of Fame Tracker

    Derek Jeter has been the subject of much debate in the offseason so far, ranging from his value as a fielder in the Gold Glove voting to his overall value as a player and icon to the New York Yankees...

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  21. Philadelphia Phillies: 10 Big Answers to 10 Big Questions for the 2011 Season

    What's that bad taste in my mouth? No, it's not left-over Thanksgiving turkey. It is the taste of left-over October Turkey, as in, the bad taste that has been left in my mouth since ...

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  22. Josh Hamilton and the 10 Biggest Home Field Heroes to Win the MVP

    Josh Hamilton won the 2010 American League Most Valuable Player award this week, and it would be difficult to argue against the selection...

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  23. Josh Hamilton and the Most Successful No. 1 Overall Picks in MLB History

    Josh Hamilton won the American League Most Valuable Player Award this week, putting the cap on an amazing year and an amazing comeback. Hamilton has firmly established himself as one of the great hitters in Major League Baseball...

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  24. Jayson Werth's Free Agency: Is Hitting 5th for Philadelphia Phillies Difficult?

    Jayson Werth's free agency and impending contract is one of the hot topics in Philadelphia these days. Recently, Werth's agent Scott Boras (maybe you've heard of him) was on talk ...

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  25. Brian Xanders and the Worst General Managers in Sports

    The Denver Broncos are currently 3-7 and sitting at the bottom of the AFC West division, behind the San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs and—as difficult as this is to believe—the Oakland Raiders...

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