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Stewart Bradley wipes, Donovan’s gripes: The Pundit’s quick notes on the Birds

Stewart Bradley is a multi-tasker. Skip to about the 8:45 mark on the audio below from an interview of Bradley on the Jody Mac show on 950 ESPN Radio, and listen for a certain whooshing sound. Maybe he thought it was a shitty interview? (Editor’s note: Or maybe he was just in a pissy mood).

Jody Mac interview w/ Stewart Bradley

More Eagles thoughts after the jump…

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Waking with the Pundit

Wake up, Philadelphia. It’s Monday, and a new week is upon us. Let’s get the links rolling.

Paul Domowitch says the Eagles made the grade, and Rich Hoffman breaks down a stout defensive effort and the stellar first game performance of one Mr. DeSean Jackson (Editor’s note: This man needs a nickname). The highlight of the piece, though, has to be this quote from Jackson:

“Sometimes you can hear the fans getting loud and getting crunk and things like that,” he said. (Editor’s note: Oh, it was crunking yesterday, baby – straight crunking).

Randy Miller on how the Phillies couldn’t quite sweep the Mets, but stayed within two after splitting their doubleheader yesterday. The athlete quotes are solid this morning – here’s an amusing quip from Grandpa Moyer, on winning his 243rd career win, tying him for 50th all-time with Juan Marichal:

“When I’m sitting in my rocking chair in about five or 10 years, maybe I’ll look back on this kind of stuff,” Moyer said.

This news may be good for the other teams in the NFL, but it is devastating to the Patriots: Tom Brady is likely done for the season with a knee injury. Really, this isn’t good for the NFL in general – Brady may be the game’s best player, and he is certainly one of the league’s poster boys. I think this quote over at Sports Illustrated, um, illustrates it best:

In the process, Brady has become one of the league’s biggest stars and a crossover cover boy who has met the Pope and the U.S. president, dated actresses and supermodels and set NFL records. (Editor’s note: Women want him, and men want to be him, blah blah blah).

I don’t want to laugh at the suffering of Patriots fans (Editor’s note: Um, yeah you do), but some of the blog posts Deadspin has compiled are pretty hilarious.

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Waking up with The Pundit

Required Reading

Aaaaaaaaargh! The Phils lose again.

Rich Hoffman thinks the Birds are losing popularity. Judge for yourself, but The Pundit isn’t convinced. Sure, training camp numbers are down drastically, but A. We’re in the middle of the Summer Olympics, which is on the tube 24/7. That’s guaranteed to distract people from football. B. The Phillies are in the middle of a pretty intense playoff push. I’m as big of a football fan as there is out there, but I haven’t been as focused on the Eagles this summer. It will happen, but probably not until the regular season. Then, its game face time.

Speaking of the Eagles, Les Bowen gives watching points for tonight’s game against the Panthers. In response to his final query, any shred of relevant insight into how this team will actually look during the regular season would be spectacular.

The 700 Level is less than pleased with Jimmy Rollins, who called Philly fans “front-runners.” Oh, really Mr. J-roll? It’s like that? The 700 Level goes on to mention how we’ve been giving him slack for an underachieving season, though if you’ve been following The Pundit carefully, you know that might not be the case. (Editor’s note: Yes, he just linked to himself, and no, he’s not proud of it).

Check back with The Pun later tonight, some preseason liveblogging is about to go down (Editor’s note: Unless all of the cool kids are ignoring the Eagles now…)

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