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Al Michaels enjoys passion of Eagles fans

Al Michaels enjoys passion of Eagles fans

philly.com Updated Dec 19, 2013
When Al Michaels last came to Philadelphia to announce an Eagles game in December, Sunday Night Football became Tuesday night football.
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  • Foles not fazed by higher expectations

    Foles not fazed by higher expectations

    philly.com Dec 19, 2013
    There was a time earlier this season when a bad game by Nick Foles included just 11 completions and 80 yards. When the second-year Eagles quarterback now talks about a performance considered inconsistent, it's one with a career-high 428 yards and three …
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  • Trestman hasn’t thought about resting starters, but he might

    Trestman hasn’t thought about resting starters, but he might

    If the Lions lose on Sunday afternoon and the Packers win on Sunday afternoon, the Bears’ Sunday night game against the Eagles would have absolutely nothing to do with whether or not Chicago goes to the playoffs. Instead, the Bears’ path to the playoffs…
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  • Tom Wilson avoids suspension for charging vs. Flyers, as NHL th…

    Tom Wilson avoids suspension for charging vs. Flyers, as NHL thoroughly explains

    yahoo.com Dec 19, 2013
    When the NHL has a hearing and decides not to suspend a player, it requires some thorough explanation to justify the decision. Which is why the Department of Player Safety released a video that’s over three minutes long, breaking down why Washington Cap…
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  • Boykin cleared, secondary picture clearer

    Boykin cleared, secondary picture clearer

    ESPN.com Dec 19, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles' blurry secondary picture is beginning to come into focus. Nickel cornerback Brandon Boykin cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and was back at practice Thursday afternoon. Boykin was injured while returning a k…
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  • McCoy wants Eagles' 'offense on my back'

    McCoy wants Eagles' 'offense on my back'

    Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy wants to carry more than the football, and this may be a good week for coach Chip Kelly to let him.
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  • C's, 76ers at forefront on Asik deadline day

    C's, 76ers at forefront on Asik deadline day

    ESPN.com Dec 19, 2013
    The day has arrived for the Houston Rockets to live up to their vow to trade disgruntled center Omer Asik.
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  • Eagles Notebook: Bears' Long credits Kelly for his maturity

    Eagles Notebook: Bears' Long credits Kelly for his maturity

    philly.com Dec 19, 2013
    Though their time at Oregon was short, Kyle Long says Chip Kelly helped him 'find my way.'
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  • Video - Flyers Rally To Top Blue Jackets 00:33

    Flyers Rally To Top Blue Jackets

    Dec 19
    Claude Giroux scored the final two goals of the game to lead the Flyers past the Blue Jackets 5-4.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: CHI-PHI 01:10

    Countdown Daily Prediction: CHI-PHI

    Dec 19
    The NFL Live crew makes its picks for Chicago at Philadelphia.
  • Video - Inside the Huddle with John Clayton 02:53

    Inside the Huddle with John Clayton

    Dec 19
    Inside the Huddle's holiday show features John Clayton's analysis of what may be the best ever in NFL history: NFL field goal kicking success rate at highest percent ever, and the quarterback class of 2012 may be the finest QB class, based on NFL sta
  • Video - Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles 03:01

    Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles

    Dec 19
    NFL Films previews the Week 16 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Clock ticking even faster for Kobe Bryant

    Dec 19
    J.A. Adande reacts to Kobe Bryant's latest injury to his knee and examines what the Lakers legend has left in the tank.
  • Don Banks: NFL Week 16 picks

    Dec 19
    Week 9 seems like a distant memory at this point. The Chiefs were still undefeated, the Jets were looking like the surprise of the season after an upset of the Saints at home and the Ravens and Dolphins were left for dead, with the latter just beginning…
  • Houston Rockets not trading Omer Asik right now

    Dec 19
    The Houston Rockets have abruptly ceased trade talks involving Omer Asik and now face the complicated task of trying to reintegrate the unhappy center into their frontcourt rotation, according to sources close to the process.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 16 -- John Clayton's First and 10

    Dec 19
    John Clayton's First and 10: Likely finale at iconic Candlestick Park, Indy-K.C. potential playoff preview highlight Week 16 action.