1. Todd Bowles Hire Gives Philadelphia Eagles Heir Apparent to Castillo (and Reid)

    To think, some Philadelphians are waiting to hear what Andy Reid will say tomorrow. Or the next day. Or whenever. It doesn't matter. He's spoken enough. He's certainly done enough...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 2,252 reads 3 comments

  2. Philadelphia Phillies In Love With Idea of Juan Pierre, Not Real Juan Pierre

    You ever watch Role Models ? You know, that halfway-decent Paul Rudd flick (that’s constantly mistaken for a Judd Apatow joint, when it is pointedly not Judd Apatow joint ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 4,625 reads 17 comments

  3. Why the Kevin Love Contract Won't Be a Disaster for Minnesota Timberwolves

    You can clown on David Kahn for most of his general managerial tenure with the Minnesota Timberwolves . Just not the Kevin Love deal...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 1,255 reads 3 comments

  4. Prince Fielder to Detroit Tigers: Why TV Deals Are Best Worst Things in Sports

    They might be the best worst things in sports: mega TV deals that vault baseball teams to riches. They're the alternative to filthy rich owners...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 1,105 reads 1 comments

  5. Francisco Cordero to Blue Jays: The 2nd Closer Casualty of the 2011 Offseason

    Things I don't understand in life: Rubberneckers. (How is your schedule such a joke that you can slow to a crawl while driving in hopes of seeing somebody's head roll?) Spiders...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 260 reads 0 comments

  6. Philadelphia 76ers: Reasons to Hate on Sixers Strength of Schedule Running Low

    Detractors are running out of ammo to level the Sixers with. To date, the 76ers ' slate is tied for the fifth-easiest in the sport (Thank you, Wizards . Sorry, Flip Saunders ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 608 reads 3 comments

  7. Steve Spagnuolo to Saints: Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator Options

    It’s contingency plan time, people. With word that coveted coordinating commodity Steve Spagnuolo has reportedly signed on with the Saints shouldn’t come tearing or whining or sulking...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 2,879 reads 26 comments

  8. Philadelphia Phillies: Is GM Ruben Amaro's Spending Becoming a Problem?

    Maybe Ruben Amaro isn't the wunderkind we thought he was. Maybe he's flawed. Shortsighted. Impulsive. Maybe he's susceptible to the same spending mistakes as the rest of the sport...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 1,209 reads 8 comments

  9. Philadelphia Phillies: Why Does Roy Oswalt All of a Sudden Seem an Afterthought?

    He’s not even the white elephant. Not only isn’t anybody talking Roy Oswalt , nobody’s thinking him either...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 1,770 reads 1 comments

  10. MLB Free Agency 2012: Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies' Future Still Uncertain

    This Cole Hamels thing just got complicated. It shouldn't be. Not yet. With word that Hamels and the Phillies avoided arbitration with a one-year, $15 million tide-you-over-type deal should come relief...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 453 reads 0 comments

  11. Tim Tebow's Future in Denver: John Elway Should Give Vince Young at Least a Look

    Some say the Broncos need a starter. Everyone knows they need a benchwarmer. Who better to play backup/Plan B than Vince Young ? Vince Young, the godfather of the zone read option at Texas and (sparingly) Tennessee ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 1,235 reads 20 comments

  12. How a New York Giants Super Bowl Win Helps Eagles Land Steve Spagnuolo

    It’s a good thing Eagles fans got in some quality practice time dabbling in the sacrilege earlier this season. They’re going to need it down the stretch. Applying some logic to the conversation in a ProFootballTalk...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 915 reads 2 comments

  13. Philadelphia Eagles: Mark Sanchez and Jets Drama Proves Eagles a Model Franchise

    Awful quiet yesterday in Philadelphia. Couldn't say that everywhere. Not after anonymous Jets sources berated Mark Sanchez . Not after the hierarchy publicly booted Brian Schottenheimer...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 1,100 reads 6 comments

  14. Philadelphia Eagles: Vontaze Burflict and Luke Kuechly Ideal LBs for Eagle D

    No more torture. No more talk of pipe dream picks, zany draft day trades or luxuries the Eagles can’t quite afford. It was fun to talk, good for conversation. But not entirely practical...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 2,053 reads 12 comments

  15. Philadelphia 76ers: Six-Game Win Streak Not Proof of NBA Championship Chops

    Let's not whollup on a good thing. The Philadelphia 76ers are fun. Plucky. Inspiring. Emblematic of the thorn in mainstream America's side that is Philadelphia. Best of all? They don't seem themselves...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 599 reads 2 comments

  16. Philadelphia Eagles: If Team Wants Offense but Not RG3, Draft Michael Floyd

    If coveting thy neighbor's wide receiver is a sin, than kill me off in the Seven remake. I want Calvin Johnson...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 2,935 reads 24 comments

  17. Philadelphia Eagles Speculation: Could Team Move on from Mike Vick?

    Michael Vick doesn’t have to be handcuffs. His contract doesn’t have to be shackles. Most Philly fans figure Vick a boatload of sunk costs they can’t get away from...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 4,422 reads 49 comments

  18. Philadelphia Eagles: Team Likely to Pay Big Bucks for Steve Spagnuolo

    Most of whether Steve Spagnuolo becomes the Philadelphia Eagles ’ next defensive coordinator depends on politics...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 2,521 reads 7 comments

  19. Philadelphia 76ers: Exception in Marreese Speights Deal Will Help Move Iguodala

    For Sixer fans still mourning the loss of Marreese Speights—he’s fine; just dealt Wednesday to the Grizzlies via a three-team deal with the Hornets —fear not...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 124 reads 5 comments

  20. Philadelphia Eagles: Treatment of Andy Reid Unfair Compared to Charlie Manuel

    Hate double standards?! Loathe hypocrisy?! Well, so do we at 973ESPN.com (which I’m contractually obligated to note does not necessarily share the views and opinions expressed ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 628 reads 21 comments

  21. Denver Broncos: When and Why Will Tim Tebow Mania End?

    This doesn’t have to be the end of Tebow Mania. Not necessarily. It probably isn’t. The Fighting Tebows’ 41-23 loss to the New England Patriots was predictable, understandable, forgivable...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 312 reads 1 comments

  22. GM Howie Roseman What the Philadelphia Eagles Need Most to Rebuild in 2012

    Stress over the etiquette in pulling for your team to blow it down the stretch. Go all “John The Sign Guy” and bust out the “Fire Reid” petitions...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 2,686 reads 2 comments

  23. Chris Paul to Clippers Trade: Hornets and Donald Sterling a Mess Made in Heaven

    Imagine this thing actually happens. Imagine the Hornets get their end of the proposed Chris Paul deal: Eric Bledsoe, Chris Kaman, Al Faroq-Aminu, Minnesota ’s unprotected No...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 786 reads 0 comments

  24. Quick Facts n Reax: Boston Media Taking Bobby Valentine Throwaway Line to Heart

    Every day, I'll take you through the gamut of the must-read daily sports page, offering the details of a soon-to-be-circulating story and providing analysis (that I'm praying will make the rounds similarly)...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about almost 3 years ago 323 reads 0 comments

  25. MLB Free Agents 2012: Phillies Need To Re-Sign Ryan Madson, Cole Hamels

    Smart guy, Ruben Amaro is. OK. So maybe this example pales when held against the deals he's swung and calls he's made. But, however unglamorous and admittedly obvious, Amaro's intentions have their merits too...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,603 reads 17 comments