Giving Thanks (Chet’s Take, 11-22-17)

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As I write this, it’s Thanksgiving Eve, so it’s a good time to send out a few thank yous! First of all, thank you, Rhys Hoskins … for turning a largely forgettable Phillies season into a reason to watch in August and September. Thank you, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid … for giving us signs that our four-year trust in …

WOW-WORTHY ‘W’ (CHET’S TAKE, 11-5-17)

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Any victory earned by a contender during an NFL season is important, but not all of them are overly impressive. Sunday’s 51-23 rout of the Denver Broncos by the Philadelphia Eagles was beyond impressive; it was a beat-down of the team that entered Week 9 as the league’s No. 1 defense and No. 2 rushing defense. In a word, wow! …

DRAFT MOCKERY (CHET’S TAKE, 4-11-17)

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Can we just fast-forward to April 27? Please? If you’re a football fan, you know that April 27 marks the start of the 2017 NFL Draft – in Philadelphia this year, as you’ve probably heard. And there’s been speculation on top of speculation as to whom the Eagles might select with the 14th overall pick, with dozens of possibilities thrown …

Weapons for Wentz a Must (Chet’s Take, 1-2-17)

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“We had a chance to see Carson (Wentz) grow and that’s exciting. He’s only going to get better and better.” Those were the words of long-time Eagles tight end Brent Celek to reporters about the team’s rookie quarterback following the Birds’ 27-13 win over the rival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in the 2016 season finale. And it’s the opinion of …

DEAR SANTA… (CHET’S WISH LIST, 12-21-16)

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OK, we’re just days away from Christmas, and I’m still working on my shopping list. There are just so many gifts that I know would make a lot of people around here pretty happy! Let’s see, for Douggie and little Howie, I’m seeking a speedy wide receiver who can run a route and catch a football, a big offensive lineman, …

Eagles Building to Compete for Titles

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For years the NFC East was considered the best division in football due to its “smash mouth” style of play. Every divisional game was a rumble. Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman were in town during that time. That changed some when the Redskins traded the franchise for Robert Griffin III and the Giants, under Tom Coughlin, focused on defense with …