Sports columnists from philly.com
History is as fresh as yesterday, still moving under the microscope, still capable of becoming something different when it is finally preserved forever in amber.
H arry Perretta warned that he would probably start crying. He did almost instantly. He would croak out a thought and then get it together and then lose it a bit more. He never paused, never stopped talking about his friend.
He was the architect of chaos and he gloried in it. He was earthy and profane, a blunt, bullying genius in the gladiatorial arena of professional football, all bluster and bravado, and as subtle as a forearm shiver, and certainly no candidate for a diplomatic post.
PAT SUMMITT was not a pioneer of women's basketball. Pioneers are people who build something out of nothing. Women's college basketball dates back to 1892 at Smith College in Northampton, Mass.
You knew when Buddy Ryan walked off the concrete-like carpet at Veterans Stadium on that chilly January day in 1991 that you were never going to see anyone in charge of the Eagles quite like him again. The only difference of opinion was whether that was a good thing or a bad one.
Bernie Parent. In some ways, that is where every look at Flyers history should start, and where every attempt by the team to make more history often dead-ends.