Sports columnists from philly.com
NEWARK, Del. - Even by the standards of the NBA's Development League, Tuesday's game between the Delaware 87ers and the Sioux Falls Skyforce was contested in front of a sparse crowd in the Bob Carpenter Center on the campus of the University of Delaware. The predicted snowstorm meant very few bought advance tickets and, of those who did, many accepted the team's invitation to choose another game ahead of time.
Sixers began the season as the youngest team in the NBA, but a handful of other squads are in a similar position.
PHOENIX - Chip Kelly should look no further than the Seattle Seahawks for a successful pairing of a head coach with full control in Pete Carroll and a general manager in John Schneider who agreed to work under him.
Garry Gilliam has been dedicated to his sport - and his team - since he stuck it out at Penn State during the Sandusky crisis.
A little more than nine years ago, Phillies president David Montgomery hired a general manager and a lot of people wondered if the man was too old for the job. Pat Gillick was 68 at the time, and his age, as it turned out, was a factor. It meant he had the patience and the wisdom to make the moves that took the Phillies from being a good team to a World Series champion.
The Eagles want running back LeSean McCoy and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to return, but at what cost?
In removing the interim tag from Pat Gillicks presidency, the Phils picked the wrong guy for a team in their situation.
On the occasion of John Chaney's 83d birthday last week, Matt Vautour, veteran UMass beat writer for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, tweeted, "I miss UMass vs. Temple."
Wayne Simmonds is embracing a strong work ethic, but has he reached his peak or is there still more to come?
The official Chip Kelly offseason scoreboard shows that his actions hold a significant lead over his words and, in all likelihood, the verbal game won't even attempt a comeback until late March.
PHOENIX - Byron Maxwell was the only member of the "Legion of Boom" who did not get one of the Seahawks' 15 podium spots on Super Bowl media day.
Marshawn Lynch should be lambasted for his Media Day charade, not lauded.
Arnie Wexler has been free of gambling since 1968, and wants to help others who struggled as he did.
The player who might best represent the 76ers' boldest break from their past is having himself a hell of a run, no matter how few people might be noticing it now.
A sense of where you are became a basketball term almost half a century ago when a terrific book was written about Bill Bradley while the future senator was a ballplayer at Princeton. The term comes to mind watching Najah Jacobs play the same sport at Philadelphia University.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll thinks having all the football power works best for him.
PHOENIX - Why should one team be so rich at safety when so many are poor? The question isn't one that could be compared to, say, economic distribution because the Seahawks acquired Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor through a system that was designed to create equality - the draft.
Jim Curtin, Chris Albright know how demanding Philly fans are, and offer that same passion running the Union.
Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1921-44) Happy Chandler (1945-51) Ford Frick (1951-65) William Eckert (1965-68) Bowie Kuhn (1969-84) Peter Ueberroth (1984-88)