Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and delcotimes.com. He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Phillies offseason was no big deal
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Don't write Villanova off yet
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Yorgey in Vegas, on Showtime
Vasquez, DeJesus, Mercurio on Chester card
Sometimes he wins, sometimes he doesn't. But he competes.
This, from the promoters:
Monday, January 21, 2013
Collins starting to show concern
Doug Collins did not need a computer, an abacus, a calculator, an app.
“That plays out to 34," he said. "I am very concerned. We are seven games below .500. We are going to have to play over .500 basketball to make the playoffs. So, sure, I am concerned. But we are going to keep playing and see what we can do every night.”
He is concerned, he is right to be concerned, and he will continue to be concerned, at least until Andrew Bynum can get off his anti-gravity treadmill and into his lineup.
That's because Collins --- and the 15,346 in Wells Fargo Center --- saw the difference between the Sixers and the Spurs. "They are," he said, "a model of excellence."
They are, the Sixers are not, and though they do not quit, they are flawed, very flawed. And that's why Collins displayed that rare moment of exasperation.
Check out my column on the Sixers in the Daily Times Monday, and, as always, on delcotimes.com
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Flyers still have a bad habit
Friday, January 18, 2013
Lurie made right call
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Trout, Garcia, Hamels at Sports Writers Banquet
An impressive head table is in store for the 109th Sports Writers Dinner Jan. 28. Tickets are available.
This, from the organization:
Kelly prepared for big-time
Sunday, January 13, 2013
As usual, Collins keeping Sixers together
Saturday, January 12, 2013
On Leighton, young Flyers, Flyers notes
Thursday, January 10, 2013
On the empty Hall of Fame
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
On the Hall of Fame voting
That's not to say they were right to reject Mike Piazza, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and several of the true greats in the history of the game from the Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday. They were wrong, actually. But that's what they did.
And because they did, consider it one more piece in the ever-expanding Bud Selig Museum of Baseball Embarrassments. (Move over, missed 1994 World Series; make room there, tie All-Star Game of 2002.)
Now, for as long as people talk baseball, they will have official proof that something was tragically sideways during what should have been one of the sport's most grand eras.
Once more, for the record: I voted for Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Bonds, Clemens, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Piazza, Pete Rose (write-in), Curt Schilling and Alan Trammell --- the maximum of 10. I refuse to punish anyone who may have done something to build up his own body in order to be a more productive player.
As for Sammy Sosa? No. He lost my vote when he was caught with a corked bat. Again, my view: It's OK to improve one's own muscles, but not the equipment.
Check out my column on the issue in the Daily Times Thursday and, as always, on delcotimes.com
On Sixers' biggest problem
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Sixers can't wait around for help
On Tuesday, the Sixers lost, 109-89, to the Brooklyn Nets.
Have they decided that they are not good enough to win without their center? Is that why they have begun to play that way, standing around on defense, particularly in the second half? Is that why they let Reggie Evans snatch 23 rebounds Tuesday ... in just three quarters?
Are they defeated, not just literally, but emotionally --- waiting for that boost from Bynum?